Peter Onorati is an American actor who is popular for portraying the role of Charlie Howell in Civil Wars or for his character of Stanley Pearson in the American Family drama This is Us.

He is also known for his excellent performance in the popular gangster movie Goodfellas and in the series Fallen Arches. The actor is a long-serving member of Hollywood who has done many iconic roles in his career.

Early Life

Onorati was born on the date 16th of May 1953 in Boonton, New Jersey, and his zodiac sign is Taurus. However, the information regarding his parents and siblings is unknown to the public to see for various personal reasons.

A young Peter Onorati picture.
A young Peter Onorati picture. Source: Instagram@peteronorati.

In his college years used to play college football. He used to play NCAA all- Conference wide receiver and also tried to play in the World Football league but due to his position being cut off he couldn’t make it. He then Joined ford Motor Company and McCall’s magazine. After when his acting career started to gain some momentum he left the job and gave his full attention to his acting.


Onorati was raised in Boonton and attended Boonton High School. After completing high school, he studied at Lycoming College located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He graduated from there with a B.A. degree in Business Administration.

After completing his bachelor’s and being rejected from the World football league he then decided to pursue further education and joined Fairleigh Dickson University where he earned his MBA degree.


Peter began his career in the year 1986 in a Television Series titled ABC Afterschool special where his role however was an uncredited role. He however got a proper debut when he got to feature in the 1987 Firehouse Movie where he played the role of Ron J. Sleek. He has so far played in different movies which include Scrooged, Goodfellas, Not Like Us, Rocketman, The Art of Murder, Batman Vs Robin, The LAST champion, and others.

He debuted playing in the series and has played quite a few after that in his career and has also played some of the memorable characters in the series. In many of the series he has featured in he has mostly played a cameo or guest role in those series but also has played long-lasting characters or main characters in others.

Peter Onorati with Co-actress during the shoot of the S.W.A.T. series in police uniforms.
Peter Onorati with Co-actress during the shoot of the S.W.A.T. series. Source: Instagram@peteronorati.

He has so far played in series like Quantum Leap, Cop Rock, Tales from the Crypt, Murder One, NYPD Blue, and others. His most iconic role as Charlie Howell came in the year 1991 when he debuted in the American legal drama series Civil Wars. He played a total of 36 episodes in the series over the span of two years. Recently he is popular for playing the role of Jeff “Jack” Mumford in the American Procedural action series S.W.A.T. He has so far played 28 episodes and is still running.

What’s The Net Worth of Peter Onorati?

Peter Onorati has been in Hollywood for a long time and has made some good choices in his career that has made him a decent amount of money to live a good life.

According to various online reliable sources, it is believed that the estimated net worth of Onorati is a staggering $1.5 million. His acting career is his primary source of income.

Relationship Status

Peter Onorati is a married man and has been married for more than three decades now. He is married to Jeanette Collins. They both met on the set of Onorati’s first series Afterschool special set. They shortly began being close to each other and after some time they began dating and got engaged in presence of family and friends.

Peter Onorati with his wife wearing a white gown on her wedding day
Peter Onorati with his wife on her wedding day. Source: Instagram@peteronorati.

They got married in the year 1988 on the date of 25th June. they got married in Boonton, New Jersey in front of family, friends, and colleagues. They have three children together from their three decades of relationship. Their three sons’ names are  Sebastian Onorati, Gian Carlo Onorati, and Francesco Onorati.

Social Media Presence

Onorati is active on two of the most popular social media platform Instagram and Twitter. He regularly posts different types of content on his handles and interacts well with his fans and well-wisher.

He is active on Instagram with the username @peteronorati which is an unverified profile and as of June 2022, it has 8.1k followers. He is active on Twitter with the username @PeterOnorati which is also an unverified profile and as of June 2022, it has 4.05k followers.

Physical Appearance

Charlie Howell from Civil War is a good-looking person who is of good height. His height is 5 feet 9 inches or 180 cm and his weight is 70kgs.

peter Onorati is wearing a white t-shirt and a shirt with pink pants posing for pictures.
Peter Onorati posing for a picture. Source: Instagram@peteronorati.

He is a good-looking man with charismatic black-colored eyes and black-colored hair and has fair skin. He is a fit person who has maintained himself well although his exact body measurement, however, is unknown at the time of writing this article.

LifeStyle And Hobbies

Onorati lives a lavish and luxurious life along with his wife and kids. He spends most of his time with the and is usually seen together at various events and shows. Also, they frequently like to travel to different parts of the country as well.

Onorati has been a reserved person and hasn’t talked about his hobbies in detail so it’s hard to figure out his hobbies. But book reading might be something that is interesting for him and he does often time.

Rumors about Peter Onorati.

Peter Onorati is a humble and private guy who likes to keep his personal life out of media attention. He also doesn’t discuss much of his personal life openly.

So there have been no rumors about him that’s been going on currently or there haven’t been any rumors about him that have caught huge media attention so far in his career.

Does Onorati Own A Dog?

Onorati is a dog lover who likes the company of the dog by his side. He is an active dog owner and owns a dog as a pet animal in his house.

Peter Onorati with his family and dog.
Peter Onorati with his family and dog. Source: Instagram@peteronorati.

He has a golden retriever breed dog who lives with him. The dog and he usually shares good moments with each other. It is also seen as healthy from the pictures posted by him online.


Onorati is a private guy who likes to mind his own business and doesn’t like interfering with others. He likes to keep himself away from unnecessary burdens and problems.

So that’s the reason that there have been no controversies surrounding him nor have there been any controversies where his name has been mentioned so far in his career.

Some Facts About Peter Onorati

  • Onorati used to play as an NCAA all-conference wide receiver.
  • Before being an actor, Peter used to work in Ford Motor Company and McCall’s magazines.
  • He had his first reoccurring television role in the comedy series Kate & Allie as Lou Carello from 1988 to 1989.

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