Quick Facts of Richard Louis Donato

  • Full NameRichard Louis Donato
  • Net Worth$400 Thousand
  • Date of Birth1963 /06 /24
  • NicknameEvel Dick
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • BirthplaceLos Angeles, California
  • EthnicityCaucasian white
  • ReligionChristian
  • ProfessionActor, TV personality
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Active Year2007-present
  • Eye colourBrown
  • Hair colourRed-Black
  • BuildMesomorph
  • SpouseTracy (m. 1984; divorced 1985), Janine (m. 1994; divorced 2002), Michelle (m. 2015)
  • Online PresenceTwitter (162K Followers)
  • Children2 - Daniele (born in 1986), Vincent Donato
  • HoroscopeCancer

Dick Donato is an American actor and podcaster who rose to fame after winning the Big Brother 8 game show. At the age of 21, he became the youngest person ever to win one of the American program’s top two prizes. He is also known for his appearance in the reality TV show, Couple Therapy.

Donato is happily married as of 2019. Is he enjoying the most joyful moments with his third wife? Know everything about Dick Donato regarding his personal and professional life in the article below.

Who is Richard Louis Donato? Bio & Wiki

Donato was born as Richard Louis Donato on 24th June 1963, in Los Angeles, California, United States. Moreover, he holds an American nationality and belongs to Caucasian white ethnicity. He grew up in a Christian family because his parents were from Jewish heritage.

Donato had a robust and keen interest in the art of acting from a very young age. While studying at school and college, he participated in various extra-curricular activities like theatrical plays.

Inside of Dick Donato’s Career

Dick Donato started his career as a contestant on the American reality game-show, Big Brother in 2007. Whereas, he became the winner of the show with an outstanding performance. Later, he guest-appeared in the news talk-show, Entertainment Tonight with Mark Steines.

Photo of Dick Donato.
Photo of Dick Donato. Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Donato made his appearance in the special television documentary, Fox Reality Really Awards in 2008. Furthermore, he starred in the made-for-television movie, 50 Greatest in 2011. As an actor, Donato featured in the horror-comedy sci-fi movie, GPS in 2010. Likewise, he also appeared in the reality TV show, Couples Therapy with Dr. Jenn in 2014.

How much is Dick Donato’s Net Worth?

Dick Donato’s net worth is $400 Thousand as of 2019. Similarly, he earns a salary in the range of $200 Thousand to $250 Thousand yearly. Having a handsome wealth, he also makes an impressive wealth from his other works, which include advertisement, cameo roles, etc.

Dick Donato arrived at the 30th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles on 12th October 2014, in West Hollywood, California.
Dick Donato arrived at the 30th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles on 12th October 2014, in West Hollywood, California.                                          Source: Zimbio

Donato is active in the entertainment industry from a decade, so there are surely more projects waiting for him. Those projects will help him to increase his income along with his prolific career. Currently, he is living a luxurious life garnering a lucrative wealth from his profession.

Dick Donato’s Personal Life: Married, Wife & Children

Dick Donato is married three times. Currently, he is living with his third wife, Michelle, whom he met in a restaurant through a mutual friend. They married in the mid of 2015, in Orlando, Florida. As of now, they haven’t share any children till yet. But, their fans are curious about when they will expand their family.

Dick Donato with his current wife, Michelle.
Dick Donato with his current wife, Michelle.                                            Source: Insidethebbhouse.

Before Donato’s marriage with Michelle, he was married to Tracy (his first wife) on 1st December 1984, in Los Angeles, California. However, they ended their marriage with a divorce citing irreconcilable differences.

Dick Donato with his grown-up kids.
Dick Donato with his grown-up kids.                                                        Source: Just, Jared. 

Later, the court finalized their divorce in 1984. From their marriage, they share two adorable children, a daughter, Daniele (born on 20th August 1986) and a son, Vincent Donato.

Dick Donato and his second wife, Vincent hanging out with their friends.
Dick Donato and his second wife, Vincent, is hanging out with their friends. Source: Tapatalk

After the divorce, Donato tied the knot with his second wife, Janine Donato on 9th September 1994, in California. Unfortunately, their marriage also didn’t last for long due to some misunderstandings. However, the couple separated on 9th September 2002.

Dick Donato’s Disease

On 1st October 2014, Donato proclaimed that he is living with HIV since 2011 on Big Brother. He even told People Magazine that he doesn’t know how the disease contracted him. But, Dick suspects that it happened during a one-night stand with a stripper in Las Vegas.

In an interview with People magazine, Donato revealed that he first know he was HIV positive while he was competing on the 13th season of Big Brother. Later, doctors tested him, and then, when a test came back, it was positive.

Dick Donato with his friend, Pauley Perrette hugging each other at the 30th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles on 12th October 2014, in West Hollywood, California.
Dick Donato with his friend, Pauley Perrette at the 30th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles on 12th October 2014, in West Hollywood, California. Image Source: Zimbio

Quickly, Donato left the show for three years to cure his disease. He said that after knowing his health status, he was terrified until one day he changed his decision came through the depth of his heart.

“Look, I get that I’m a reality-show villain. But for better or for worse, I have a platform. And I decided that it was time to just publicly say what I’m dealing with,” he told People. “On one hand, I’m doing this for myself: I don’t want to hide anymore.”

On the other hand, I hope it will remind viewers to get tested, practice safe sex, all those things we know in the back of our minds but maybe don’t do. After I told everyone on ‘Couples Therapy,’ I had two production people pull me aside and say that they had gotten tested. I feel like I can do some good.”

Currently, Donato is on medication and will be for the rest of his life. He is looking for a moment that he will do something which helps other people as well. For that purpose, he is also attending many programs related to this disease.


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