Jonathan LaPaglia Profile
Jonathan LaPaglia is an Australian actor best known for his roles in Seven Days, The District, and New York Undercover as Frank B. Parker, Kevin Debreno, and Detective Tommy McNamara. LaPaglia has been hosting Network Ten’s revival of Australian Survivor since 2016.
Jonathan LaPaglia Age
LaPaglia is 52 years old as of 2021. He was born on 31 August 1969 in Adelaide, Australia. He celebrates his birthday on 31 August.
Jonathan LaPaglia Height
LaPaglia stands at a height is 5 feet 10 inches(1.8 m).
Jonathan LaPaglia Family
LaPaglia was born in Bovalino, Calabria, Italy, to Maria Johannes (née Brendel), a secretary originally from the Netherlands, and Gedio “Eddie” LaPaglia, an auto mechanic and car dealer. Anthony LaPaglia, an actor, and Michael LaPaglia, a Los Angeles car wholesaler, are his older brothers.
Jonathan LaPaglia Wife
LaPaglia is married to Ursula Brooks. The couple wedded in 1998 and has a daughter named Tilly. LaPaglia lives in Santa Monica, California with his family.
Jonathan LaPaglia Net Worth
LaPaglia has an estimated net worth of $4 Million.
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Jonathan LaPaglia Fitness – Workout
In terms of fitness, he gives men half his age a run for their money. When Australian Survivor host Jonathan LaPaglia stripped off for a jog around hot Los Angeles, he proved he hasn’t lost his mojo. While sprinting down the road, the actor-turned-reality-TV host left onlookers gasping for air as she flaunted his rippling Adonis frame. Jonathan looked sporty in a pair of navy running shorts and grey sneakers, looking tanned and fantastic.
Onlookers noticed a blue T-shirt hanging from the hunk’s back pocket, indicating that he had removed his shirt halfway through his jog. The bearded actor is frequently seen jogging through Los Angeles with his wife and daughter to stay in shape.
However, he must use more creative methods to maintain his high level of fitness while on the set of Australian Survivors. Jonathan admitted to OK! magazine in August that it was difficult for him to find time to exercise between work and filming the latest season in Fiji.
Jonathan LaPaglia Seven Days
Former Navy SEAL and ex-CIA operative Francis “Frank” Bartholomew Parker, played by LaPaglia, was recruited by the program to be the project’s “chrononaut.” Despite his distinguished service, Frank is not the program’s first choice due to a history of emotional instability stemming from an extended period of torture while imprisoned in Somalia; however, Donovan stands by Frank and helps him get out of a secret mental health facility for troubled operatives with classified information.
Frank’s testing reveals that, in addition to the determination and physical stamina required to succeed as a Navy SEAL, he has a high pain tolerance, a photographic memory, and the ability to solve problems in unconventional ways.
Several plot elements focus on his troubled youth in Philadelphia, his attempts to reconcile relationships with his ex-wife and estranged son, and his attempts to use time travel for personal gain, in addition to his military service.
The latter is frequently used for comedic effect as a series of running gags, in which his future knowledge of sports betting is rendered obsolete due to timeline changes, and his romantic pursuit of Dr. Vukavitch succeeds only to be undone when he travels through time.
Due to the restrictive nature of his service with the program, he clashes with Nathan Ramsey, the project’s head of security, throughout the series. In the field, he goes by the codename “Conundrum.”
Jonathan LaPaglia Underbelly: Badness
LaPaglia appeared as Anthony ‘Rooster’ Perish, a ruthless underworld boss with no recorded history and the murderer of Terry Falconer in Underbelly: Badness, the fifth series of the Nine Network crime drama series. The production of the series began in early 2012, and filming began in the middle of the year.
The Nine Network has released a teaser clip for the series, which features the main cast. Caroline Craig reprises her role as the series’ narrator for the fifth time. It was the franchise’s first season without 13 episodes.
The fifth season of Underbelly focused on the criminal activities of recently convicted Australian kidnapper, murderer, and drug dealer Anthony Perish in the Lindfield and surrounding areas of Sydney, as well as how the New South Wales Police’s ‘Strike Force Tuno’ finally apprehended him after nearly a decade of intensive surveillance and informant information.
If it hadn’t been for the dedication and perseverance of New South Wales police officer Det. Insp. Gary Jubelin, Anthony “Rooster” Perish would never have been apprehended. The series delves into the scope and breadth of homicide, kidnapping, firearms offenses, and drug dealing carried out by Anthony Perish, his brother Andrew Perish, various other criminal associates, and a number of criminal Australian “motorcycle clubs.”
Jonathan LaPaglia The Slap
LaPaglia appeared as Hector, Hector seems to have it all in The Slap, an Australian television drama series. He is attractive, well-off, and married to the lovely Aisha, with whom he shares two healthy children, Adam and Melissa. From the outside, it appears that his adoring Greek parents have given him everything he wants, but Hector’s dangerous secret lies beneath this perfect facade.
In 2012, the series aired on DirecTV’s Audience Network, and on February 12, 2015, an American adaptation starring Melissa George premiered on NBC. From October 6, 2011, ABC1 broadcasted The Slap every Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Repeats aired on ABC2 the previous Friday nights.
Jonathan LaPaglia The District
LaPaglia played the role of ADA Curtis Bell in seasons six and seven of Cold Case. Bell was an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia who frequently collaborated with the Homicide Unit of the Philadelphia Police Department. In 2009, he began dating Homicide Detective Kat Miller.
Curtis was able to gain access to the personal records of murder victim Dr. Julie Ramierez and assist in the prosecution of her assailant, Major Moe Kitchener. He also spent more time with his daughter, who decorated his briefcase with stickers.
Curtis pushed for Lilly to be tried as a juvenile after her car was driven off a bridge during the murder of Kate Butler. Curtis and Kat were still dating a few weeks later, but they were having trouble juggling their work and children’s schedules. Despite a scheduling mix-up that resulted in Bell accidentally clearing his schedule for the wrong day, he was able to have a quick dinner with Kat and the rest of the squad.
Jonathan LaPaglia TV Shows
- 2018 – S.W.A.T.
- 2016–present – Australian Survivor
- 2014–2016 – Love Child
- 2014 – The Mentalist
- 2013 – Camp
- 2012 – Underbelly: Badness
- 2011 – Final Sale
- 2011 – The Slap
- 2010 – Burn Notice
- 2009 – Castle
- 2008–2010 – Cold Case
- 2008 – NCIS
- 2008 – Moonlight
- 2008 – Bones
- 2007 – Gryphon
- 2007 – The Sopranos
- 2007 – The Sopranos
- 2006 – Windfall
- 2006 – Law & Order: Criminal Intent
- 2004 – Plain Truth
- 2004 – The Dead Will Tell
Jonathan LaPaglia Movies
- 2019 – Ford v Ferrari
- 2016 – The Secrets of Emily Blair
- 2014 – The Reckoning
- 2013 – Pioneer
- 2011 – The Hit List
- 2008 – Jack Rio
- 2008 – A Beautiful Life
- 2000 – Under Hellgate Bridge
- 1998 – Origin of the Species
- 1997 – Deconstructing Harry