Burt Young Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Martha Martins
Jan 30, 2024 By Martha Martins
Originally Published on Aug 29, 2022
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About Burt Young

Burt Young was named Richard Morea at birth.

Burt was born on April 30, 1940, in Queens, New York City, USA. He is a famous American actor, painter, and author.

In his almost four-decade-long acting career, Burt has played many different roles but most people identify him as an actor who plays rough and tough gray characters. He has given life to several characters who generally belong to the working class and are of Italian-American descent.

Apart from movies, Burt has worked in many TV series too. Some of them are 'The Connection', 'Baretta', 'Roomies', 'Kevin Can Wait', and 'Horace And Pete'. He also appeared in a television film called 'Greener Fields'.

Before proving his mantle in the field of acting, Burt had already proved himself as a professional boxer. He was part of the United States Marine Corps from 1957-59 and during these years he won 32 out of 34 boxing bouts. He had a manager Cus D'mato to help him too.

Burt in an interview talked about his initial days in Hollywood. He candidly told that even though he knew that movies related to boxing weren't fashionable and widely accepted, he couldn't stop himself from accepting the role of Paulie. He told that as soon as he met Sylvester Stallone and read his script, he wanted to play the character. The writing, cast, and role, everything attracted him and were perfect according to him.

Burt now lives in Port Washington, New York, USA. He lives a life of a widower as he never got married again after his wife died in 1974.

Burt Young Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Burt Young's net worth?

Burt Young has a good net worth. His net worth is $2 million.

How much does Burt Young earn per year?

There is no information available about Burt Young's annual income, but looking at his net worth we can say he manages to earn quite well. He has a great net worth of $2 million even today.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How Tall is Burt Young?

Burt Young stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (176.7 cm).

How Old is Burt Young?

Burt Young is 82 years old as of 2022. He was born in 1940 in everyone's favorite New York City.

Childhood And Education

Burt was born in 1940 to his parents in the USA. His father's name was Michael DeLouise and his mother's name was Josephine. Burt has never mentioned anything about his siblings. There is no information available about whether he had any brother or sister or not. Burt hasn't been very vocal about his early life and childhood. Burt got trained in acting at Actors studio under the guidance of efficient coach Lee Strasberg. There is no information available about Burt's school and college.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Burt Young’s Spouse?

Burt Young tied the knot with his wife Gloria DeLouise in 1961. In an unfortunate turn of events, Gloria passed away in 1974 and since then, Burt lives with his daughter Anne Morea. Anne has one son and Young loves him a lot.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Burt's most famous and appreciated work until now is in the 'Rocky' movie series. He played the character of Rocky Balboa's friend Paulie. Paulie later becomes Rocky's brother-in-law too. Burt Young was part of all the first six movies of the 'Rocky' series. His character Paulie became an essential part of the movie series and received a lot of love from the audience. Even though Paulie was the most loved character played by Burt there were many more who took him to great heights in his career. Burt played the role of Harry Costas in 'Medium Rare'. This series was based on the dark side of Hollywood. Another one was Burt's performance as Eddie Cisco in the movie '...All the Marbles' was released in 1981. Burt was in one episode of 'The Confirmation Day' of the series 'The Equalizer' and enacted the character of Louie Ganucci. He was also seen as Lou Soresi in the movie 'Carnera: The Walking Mountain' which was released in 2008. Burt gave an impactful performance as Mo Weinberg in the episode 'Undercover' of the series 'Columbo' too.

Charity Work

Burt has been involved in charity works many times. Once he raised money for charity in boxing through his fight with famous boxer Muhammad Ali.

What Awards has Burt Young Won?

Burt Young was nominated in the category of Best Actor in Supporting Role for the Academy Awards for his exceptional performance in the first Rocky film in 1977. He was nominated for Maverick Movie Award in 2015 for his short movie 'Tom In America'. Burt Young got a nomination for Hoboken International Film Festival for his work in the movie 'Epiphany' in the Best Supporting Actor role category in 2019. He was nominated for Jury Prize for Best Supporting Actor at Canadian International Faith & Family Film Festival for his work in the movie 'Road To The Lemon Groove' in 2021.

Burt Young's Hobbies And Interests

Burt has a profound interest in painting and creative writing.

Other Interesting Burt Young Facts And Trivia

  • Burt Young's father was a high school shop teacher.
  • Burt as the famous character 'Paulie' became so popular that he along with the other three characters was the only character that was included in all Rocky movies.
  • Burt has designed book covers and made illustrations for renowned writers like Gabriele Tinti.
  • Some of the paintings shown in the meatpacking plant scene in the movie 'Rocky Balboa' were Young's self-made original paintings.
  • Young is a well-published author. His written works include 'Endings'. It is a 400-page long historical novel. Other than that, he has also authored two filmed screenplays and two amazing stage plays.
  • Sylvester Stallone gifted Young an inscribed gold watch. Even after so many years, Young still has it and it is very close to his heart. It was gifted to him in the '90s as per sources.

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Burt Young Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Gerald Tomasso DeLouise

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

New York City



173 cm


Actor, Painter, Author

Net Worth



Gloria DeLouise


Michael DeLouise, Josephine
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Written by Martha Martins

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

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Martha MartinsBachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

Martha is a full-time creative writer, content strategist, and aspiring screenwriter who communicates complex thoughts and ideas effectively. She has completed her Bachelor's in Linguistics from Nasarawa State University. As an enthusiast of public relations and communication, Martha is well-prepared to substantially impact your organization as your next content writer and strategist. Her dedication to her craft and commitment to delivering high-quality work enables her to create compelling content that resonates with audiences.

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