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Julie Michaels (Road House) Wiki, Peewee Piemonte, Net Worth

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Who is Julie Michaels?

Not to be confused with the musician of the same name, Julie Michaels is an American actress born in Northwest Washington, Washington D.C, USA, on 20th July 1970. The feisty blonde, who is 5ft 4in (1.65m) tall and weighs about 150lbs (68kgs), is best known for her fight scene with the Hollywood hunk Keanu Reeves in the film “Point Break”.

Family & Education

An avid fanatic of gymnastics, Julie attended the University of Washington as an NCAA gymnast, and later developed an interest in martial arts, which led to her training with the famous sensei Benny Urquidez, having previously also studied kick-boxing in Thailand.

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There’s little information available regarding her parents, Juan Manuel and Julie Doreen, but it’s believed that the blonde was brought up as an only child on a ranch. With that said, an article states that both Julie and her husband were raised in military families.

First Roles

1989 was the year Julie made her cinematographic debut in “Road House”, consequently taking the world by storm in her role as Denise. Co-starring opposite Patrick Swayze, the Washington native’s performance was dubbed as “iconic” and “impossible to forget”, receiving rave reviews and cementing her position in showbiz, despite being a newcomer.

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The following year was considerably slower for Julie, who only appeared briefly in an episode of “1st & Ten” and “Super Force”. Nevertheless, she more than made up for it with her role in 1991’s “Point Break”, starring Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze and Gary Busey. Julie’s unforgettable fight scene with the first actor led to her being dubbed “the babe who nuked Keanu”, and the action thriller became a box office success, which was nominated for three MTV Movie Awards. In 1992, Julie was spotted by fans in an episode of “Tales from the Crypt”, and an episode of “Jake and the Fatman”, as well as portraying Irene in “Doctor Mordrid”.

The following year, the thespian showed her acting range by playing Susan in “Witchboard 2”, a grisly R-rated horror movie, and portraying a quick-witted FBI agent in “Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday”. The mid-to-late 1990s saw Julie appear in four episodes of “Baywatch” portraying various characters, play Jane in the 1997 action blockbuster “Batman and Robin”, and appear in two episodes of the award-winning sci-fi series “Space: Above and Beyond”. Between recurring roles, the talented actress also made cameo appesrances in series such as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “House of Frankenstein”, and “The Strip”.

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2000 to 2020

Julie’s acting career seemed to lose traction after the turn of the century, as between 2000 and 2002 the performer only made brief cameos in a mishmash of projects, with the majority of her uncredited roles passing by unnoticed, including playing a harem girl in “The Scorpion King”, a female club goer in “Layover”, and a fame-hungry groupie in “Rock Star”. Nevertheless, the star didn’t let her change of luck get her down, and instead set to working harder than ever. In 2004, Julie made cameos in “Clubhouse” and “She Spies”, and was credited for portraying a ‘Slutty Woman’ in a 2005 episode of the long-running soap opera “Desperate Housewives”.

2006 saw the celebrity depict a florist in the pilot episode of “In Justice”, a fashion show patron in an episode of “House”, and a barista in “Ghost Whisperer”, to name a few. In 2009, Julie lent her talents to the 16-minute short “Wake Up and Write”, a Deep Blue Sea production which was filmed in sunny Santa Monica, California. From 2010 to 2020, Julie made brief appearances in four series, including “Big Bang” and “Weeds”, played Naran Anie in “The Legends of Nethiah”, and Mary in “Chick Fight”, plus having roles in three independent shorts.

Stunts Career

Despite Julie’s acting career fizzling out with time, she has been an extremely successful stuntwoman, with over 90 credits under her belt.

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Some of the former sex symbol’s performances include playing Pamela Anderson’s stunt double, co-ordinating stunts on eight episodes of “The Newsroom”, and lending her talents to five episodes of “The Matador”. To date, Julie’s longest-running stunts co-ordinator project has been on 54 episodes of “Jane the Virgin”, closely followed by her work on 36 episodes of “SEAL Team”, which led to an Emmy nomination. Julie began transitioning from an actress to a stuntwoman as far back as 1991, when the producers of “Point Break” asked her to switch characters in order to finish a scene in one shot.

Despite being reluctant to take on a nude role, which saw her go straight from the shower to beating up Keanu’s character, Julie realized that she enjoyed the experience, and began taking stunt work seriously. Julie met her future husband Peewee Piemonte, the famous stunts co-ordinator, on the set of “Jason Goes To Hell” in 1993. The couple, who have no known children, tied the knot in the same year, and began working together on various projects, thus solidifying Julie’s love for stunts. Today, Julie and Peewee are described as “the most successful husband and wife team in the business of stunt co-ordinating”, and enjoy a seemingly blissful marriage which has yet to be sullied by scandals.

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The couple often advocate for better conditions in the sector, and it’s said that the key to their fruitful professional and personal relationships is communication, and sharing the same beliefs. In a rare interview, Julie explained that she was drawn to the world of stunts from her days as a gymnast, adding: “Acting is my first love and will always be my first love, but when you can add stunts on top of that, it made me feel like a really authentic actor”. According to the performer, acting was a solo profession, while in stunts, each person is as important as the next.

Net Worth

As of early 2022, Julie’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million, as one of the most respected veterans in the stunts field. As for Peewee, he’s worth an impressive $19 million thanks to his talents as a stunts co-ordinator, actor, and assistant director.

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Rico Rodriguez Net Worth

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Rico Rodriguez was born on 31 July 1998, in Bryan, Texas USA, of Mexican ancestry. Rico is a young actor probably best known as Manny Delgado, the character of an American mockumentary “Modern Family” broadcast on ABC. In fact, Rico can relate to the fictional character Manny, as they are both uncles to five nieces.

So just how rich is Rico Rodriguez? Sources estimate that Rico’s net worthv is $4 million, obviously the vast majority of which has been accumulated from his acting appearances in a so far short career.

Rico Rodriguez Net Worth $4 Million

Rico`Rodriguez’ parents, Diane and Roy, have their own business. Rico has two brothers, but an important influence has been his older sister Raini, who has also been an actress since 2006. It was probably Raini who inspired Rico to start his career in acting, thus accumulating considerable net worth from early childhood. As Rico claims, he was about to become a “NASCAR chef going to the moon” one day. Raini was born in 1993, is mostly notable for her roles in the TV show “Austin & Ally”, and in the movie “Paul Blart: Mall Cop”.

Rico Rodriguez has already earned himself a Screen Actor’s Guild Awards for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series twice, in 2011 and 2012, for his role in the American sitcom “Modern Family”. The series has been shown over five seasons totalling 120 episodes, and his role has increased Rico Rodriguez’ net worth by $70,000 per each episode,  so nowadays not only adults have great incomes and luxurious life, but also a few children count the millions of dollars going into their accounts.  “Modern Family”, which debuted in 2009, has been particularly successful, having received a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy, Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, as well as the aforementioned awards including to Rico.

Not long ago, Rico Rodriguez came into prominence as a writer, too, so his net worth increased even more with the publication of his own book “Reel Life Lessons…So Far” (2006), which consists largely of hilarious anecdotes from his real family life.

Rico managed to further enlarge his net worth by appearing in some episodes of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (2006-2007), “Cory In the House” (2007), “My Name Is Earl” (2008), “NCIS” (2009), among others. Roles in some films also benefitted Rico Rodriguez’ net worth: “Epic Movie” (2007), “Parker” (2007), “Opposite Day” (2009), and “The Alma Awards” (2011). In 2015, Rico is also going to be heard as a voice talent in the computer animated film “El Americano: The Movie” produced by Animex, Olmos Productions and Phil Roman Entertainment.

Although the young celebrity has received just a few awards, Rico Rodriguez has been nominated for several more: Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV Breakout Male (2010), Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Scene Stealer (2011), Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Scene Stealer: Male (2013), and some others.

So for the record, at the age of 16 years Rico Rodriguez already has reached $4 million net worth. The actor is considered to be one of the richest celebrities of his generation, and is expected to increase his net worth by a considerable amount of money in the near future. He could also turn out to be a good catch for some young lady!

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Steve Burton Net Worth

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Jack Stephen Burton was born on 28 June 1970, in Indianapolis, Indiana USA, and is perhaps best known for his role of Jason Morgan in TV’s “General Hospital”, almost continuously from 1991 to 2012. For this performance Burton was acknowledged as Best Supporting Actor in 1998, and received a Daytime Emmy. Despite all the other portrayals through his entire career, most probably it was “General Hospital” which contributed the most solid sum to Steve Burton’s net worth. In 2007 Burton was the one to be selected to perform in its concurrent sequel, “General Hospital: Night Shift”.

So just how rich is the famous American actor Steve Burton? Sources estimate that through his acting career, Steve has managed to accumulate a net worth of $3 million dollars.

Steve Burton Net Worth $3 Million

Steve Burton’s mother Tory was an optician, and father Jack an engineer, and he spent his childhood in Cleveland, Ohio and Beverly Hills, California, where he attended Beverly Hills High School. Steve started his career in acting when he appeared as a surfer in the American TV fantasy sitcom “Out of This World”, which aired from 1987 to 1991, and in all Burton acted in 60 episodes during this period. This prosperous beginning made Steve Burton’s net worth grow considerably and was followed by his successful performance in another TV serial “Days of Our Lives”, in which he played the role of Harris Michaels. Burton also increased the total amount of his net worth in 1994 when the artist showed up in “Cyber Tracker”, a science fiction film directed by Richard Pepin. Subsequently Burton was also a star of its sequel “Cyber Tracker 2”, released in 1995.

In 2001, Steve appeared in the American action drama “The Last Castle”, along with such actors as Robert Redford and James Gandolfini; the film was directed by screenwriter Rod Lurie. Performances in some episodes of the science fiction miniseries “Taken” (2002) also added a solid sum to Steve Burton’s net worth.

From 2002 to 2011 Burton was also a voice-over talent behind some of “Square Enix” products, video games, most notably “Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children”, “Kingdom Hearts”, “Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories” and “Dissidia: Final Fantasy”, among others. In addition, Burton brought some great revenues to his net worth by directing the 2005 American drama film “Laws of Gambling”.

From January 2013 to present, Steve Burton has been playing the role of Dylan McAvoy in the American soap opera “The Young and the Restless” created by William J. Bell and Lee Philip Bell. Steve`s current role presupposes where his income now comes from. Overall, Steve has appeared in well over 20 films and TV series and programs.

As mentioned before, although Steve Burton has received only one award – for his successful performances as an actor in “General Hospital” – from 1997 to 2005 he was nominated for more awards: Outstanding Younger/ Supporting/ Lead Actor, all of them for Steve`s role in “General Hospital”.

In his personal life, since 1999 Steve Burton has been married Sheree Gustin, and the couple now has three children. Currently the family resides in Tennessee, where Burton bought a house in 2012.

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