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FactDaughter Gigi Santo Pietro (Giovanna), born 1997.


Who is George Santo Pietro?

Born under the sign of Sagittarius on the 12th of December 1946, in Beverly Hills, California USA, George Santo Pietro is an 72-year-old Caucasian businessman and actor, but very possibly best known for being the ex-husband of the massively popular actress and producer from “Double Dragon”, “Graduation Day” and of course “Wheel of Fortune”, Vanna White. He has also had a number of other successes in his sometimes lucrative business owner career, since the late 1960s.

Early Life: Growing up in Beverly Hills

George was raised an only child in his birthplace, by parents of unknown names and professions. It is unclear when he took an interest in what he does today, as well as any of his childhood interests. As for his education, it is unknown what high school he went to, though he is supposed to have matriculated at some point in 1964. It is also unknown whether he ever furthered his education by studying for a college degree.

His Restaurant Business

It is unknown what specific kind of profession George had prior to becoming the man that Vanna White met, but he was known among Hollywood celebrities as the owner of a popular Italian restaurant in Bel-Air, named “Santo Pietro’s.” This restaurant was situated in a hidden Hollywood strip mall in the vicinity of Mulholland Drive, which is a place that many of the celebrities who knew about it often visited. Since his business was booming at the time, specifically during the ‘80s, he eventually opened up another restaurant in the same complex, which he named “Sushi-Ko.” As the name suggests, this was a sushi restaurant, and it was also high-profile, considering the elite clientele that would frequent its tables. His latter restaurant eventually out-famed the former one, and it kept its reputation for almost 10 years. It is unknown whether George still owns these restaurants, and whether they still even exist. There is also no information as to what he does today, and what he has been involved with between the end of the 1980s and today.

His and Vanna’s Encounter

Due to the massive popularity of his restaurants, George was often invited into the company of Hollywood stars, some of whom include Tracy Vaccaro and Robert Demeo, who were also Vanna White’s friends at the time. They subsequently invited her to a dinner date in Studio City, where George was also present. It is unknown what exactly happened that night, but this was the time when they took an interest in each other.

His Houses

George can also be called an actor due to the two roles that he got, not for his acting talent, but thanks to the fact that he lives next to big-time Hollywood actors. His Mulholland Drive home was door-to-door with Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson, and the former subsequently arranged for George to make an appearance on the TV screen as a plumber in the film entitled “Prizzi’s Honor” in 1985. He additionally appeared in “The New Mike Hammer”, though it is unknown how he got there. George has another house, although he built this one on speculation, which means he invested in its construction in order to later sell it. It’s located at 77 Beverly Park Lane in Beverly Hills; built in the Italian style and designed by the architect William Hablinski, the estate spreads over 30,000 square feet, contains nine bedrooms and 15 bathrooms, and other luxurious features include a grand screening room, wine basement, sand volleyball court, herb & spice garden, massive pool in the middle, etc, and is apparently valued at $50 million.

Love Life: Ex-Husband to Vanna White

As for George’s romantic involvements, nothing is known about his love life prior to his first public relationship. After dating for an unspecified amount of time, George and Vanna married on New Year’s Eve in Aspen, Colorado in 1989. Three years into the marriage, White became pregnant, but unfortunately miscarried.  Later, they had two children, named Nicholas John Santo Pietro, born on the 10th of June 1994, and Giovanna Santo Pietro, born on an unspecified date in 1997. George and Vanna separated under unexplained circumstances after 13 years of marriage, on the 15th of May 2002 – apparently there was no controversy surrounding their marriage. According to George’s own words, or the lack thereof, he is currently single.

What is George Santo Pietro’s Net Worth?

Have you ever wondered how rich George Santo Pietro is, as of mid-2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the current total of George’s accumulated wealth is over $14 million, presumably with more locked-up in his aforementioned property. He made his fortune as a business owner and real-estate agent, but possibly earned a considerable amount from his long-term presence in Hollywood as the owner of “Santo Pietro’s” and “Sushi-Ko” restaurants. As his career continues, the said amount can be expected to increase.

Body Measurements

Concerning the physical attributes of the experienced businessman, his current height and weight are unknown. His hair is dark brown as well as his eyes, while his body shape is generally described as regular.

Social Media Presence

Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active celebrities to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the projects they’re working on, and thus their own net worth. However, George doesn’t seem to care too much about this celebrity trend, as his presence is notable for its absence on all the popular social networks, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Facts

#Fact
1Son Niko Santo Pietro (Nicholas), born June 10, 1994.
2Daughter Gigi Santo Pietro (Giovanna), born 1997.
3Daughter, Chiara, born 2007.
4Daughter, Andrea, born 1982.

Movies

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Good Place2016TV Series dolly grip - 1 episode
Scorpion2014-2016TV Series dolly grip - 40 episodes
The Fosters2015-2016TV Series dolly grip - 11 episodes
Interstellar2014dolly grip: camera test
Ray Donovan2013-2014TV Series dolly grip - 13 episodes
The Purge: Anarchy2014dolly grip
House of Lies2014TV Series dolly grip - 12 episodes
Muppets Most Wanted2014dolly grip
Two and a Half Men2013-2014TV Series dolly grip - 4 episodes
The Big Bang Theory2013-2014TV Series dolly grip - 2 episodes
The Bridge2013TV Series dolly grip - 5 episodes
True BloodTV Series "b" dolly grip - 12 episodes, 2012 dolly grip - 1 episode, 2013
Grey's Anatomy2012-2013TV Series dolly grip - 24 episodes
Perception2012TV Series dolly grip - 9 episodes
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World2012dolly grip
Think Like a Man2012dolly grip
Shameless2011-2012TV Series dolly grip - 4 episodes
Are You There, Chelsea?2012TV Series dolly grip
Herd Mentality2011TV Movie dolly grip
The Protector2011TV Series dolly grip - 2 episodes
The Nine Lives of Chloe King2011TV Series dolly grip - 9 episodes
Bad Teacher2011dolly grip
Honey 22011dolly grip
Parenthood2011TV Series dolly grip - 6 episodes
Outsourced2010-2011TV Series dolly grip - 19 episodes
Southern Discomfort2010TV Movie dolly grip
Cold Case2007-2010TV Series dolly grip - 19 episodes
Southland2009-2010TV Series dolly grip - 2 episodes
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant2009dolly grip
He's Just Not That Into You2009dolly grip
(500) Days of Summer2009dolly grip - uncredited
Pushing Daisies2008TV Series dolly grip - 10 episodes
The Sarah Silverman Program.2008TV Series dolly grip - 4 episodes
Ugly Betty2008TV Series technocrane operator - 1 episode
Brothers & Sisters2006-2008TV Series dolly grip - 8 episodes
Over Her Dead Body2008dolly grip
Man on Wire2008Documentary dolly grip: additional photography - uncredited
Rush Hour 32007dolly grip
License to Wed2007dolly grip
Alias2002-2006TV Series dolly grip - 72 episodes
The Day After Tomorrow2004dolly grip: re-shoot
The Agency2003TV Series dolly grip - 1 episode
Firefly2002TV Series dolly grip - 1 episode
The X-Files2000-2002TV Series dolly grip - 40 episodes
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2001-2002TV Series dolly grip - 7 episodes
Life's Too Short2000TV Series dolly grip - pilot episode
Then Came You2000TV Series dolly grip - 10 episodes
Felicity2000TV Series dolly grip - 1 episode
Angel1999TV Series dolly grip
L.A. Doctors1998-1999TV Series dolly grip - 16 episodes
Brooklyn South1998TV Series dolly grip - 10 episodes
Getting Personal1998TV Series dolly grip - 1 episode
Dharma & Greg1997TV Series dolly grip
Star Trek: Voyager1995-1997TV Series dolly grip - 65 episodes
Star Trek: Klingon1996Video Game dolly grip
Freaky Friday1995TV Movie dolly grip
Escape to Witch Mountain1995TV Movie dolly grip
Stuart Saves His Family1995dolly grip - uncredited
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes1995TV Movie dolly grip
Payback1995dolly grip
Disclosure1994dolly grip - uncredited
The Shaggy Dog1994TV Movie dolly grip
It's Pat1994key grip: second unit
In the Army Now1994dolly grip - as George Santopietro
Deconstructing Sarah1994TV Movie dolly grip
Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love1994TV Movie dolly grip
Above the Rim1994additional dolly grip
Deep Red1994TV Movie dolly grip
Northern Exposure1990-1993TV Series dolly grip - 61 episodes
Dr. Giggles1992dolly grip
Into the Sun1992dolly grip: re-shoots
They Came from Outer Space1990-1991TV Series dolly grip - 17 episodes
Beverly Hills, 902101990TV Series dolly grip

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Guinness World Records: Primetime1998TV Series assistant editor - 1 episode
Real TV1997TV Series assistant editor - 1 episode

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
June & Orlando2003Short consulting producer
Scratch Merchants1997Short co-producer

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kept2001

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

2 Comments

  1. Froylan Miranda Reply

    Any celebs help someone whom lost everything due to being a victim of a violent crime

  2. Vanna’s ex-husband was photographed on a street in NYC with a 20-something female, prior to their divorce .But the picture was in a major paper and I’m sure it was the final demise of their marriage. Somehow, it’s never mentioned now years later, but for her childrens’ sake that is probably a positive.

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