Jake LaMotta - Famous Actor

Jake LaMotta Net Worth


Jake LaMotta, the famous American former professional boxer and stand-up comedian, had a net worth of $1 million at the time of his death. Known for his aggressive fighting style in the ring, LaMotta won the World Middleweight title in 1949 and had a record of 83-19-4 with 30 knockouts in his 106 total fights.

Key facts:

  • Jake LaMotta was a rough and aggressive boxer known for being a bully in the ring.
  • He had a six-fight rivalry with Sugar Ray Robinson, one of the greatest boxers of all time.
  • LaMotta won the World Middleweight title in 1949 by defeating Marcel Cerdan.
  • After retiring from boxing, he owned and managed various bars and pursued a career in acting and stand-up comedy.
  • Jake LaMotta had a total of 106 fights and finished with a record of 83-19-4 with 30 knockouts.

Basic Information About Jake LaMotta

CategoryAthletes β€Ί Boxers
ProfessionsProfessional Boxer, Actor, Screenwriter
Net worth$10,000,000
Date of birth1921-07-10
Place of birthThe Bronx
Date of death2017-09-19 (aged 96)
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksIncredible capacity for taking punches from opponents
Lean but muscular build
Staying within punching distance of his opponent in order to land blows
Aggressive unrelenting fighting style
Spouse4 January - Denise Baker (Β 2013 - 19 SeptemberΒ 2017)Β (his death)
Vicki LaMotta - (1947 - 1957)Β (divorced)Β (3 children)
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Jake LaMotta win?


Golden Globe

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Jake LaMotta roles

Movie / Series Role
Raging BullWriter
The HustlerBartender
New Jack CityGangster standing at bar. (uncredited)
Maniac CopDetective

Jake LaMotta's Quotes

  • The three toughest fighters I've ever been up against were Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Sugar Ray Robinson. I fought Sugar so many times, I'm surprised I'm not diabetic! But I did have him off the canvas once...when he stepped over my body to leave the ring.
  • [on Robert De Niro] Bobby's a main-event fighter. I'm not kidding. He's thirty-five, but he moves and hits like a nineteen-year-old. Anytime he wants to quit acting I could easily make him into a champion. He's that good.

Jake LaMotta's photos

Interesting Facts about Jake LaMotta

  1. World middleweight boxing champion, 1949-1951.
  2. Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, 1990.
  3. Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, 1986.
  4. Claimed he took a "dive" in his loss to Billy Fox who was 49-1 with 49 knockouts.
  5. His brother Joey was also a professional boxer.
  6. Claimed in the film Raging Bull (1980) that he was never knocked down, when in fact he was knocked down by Danny Nardico in a fight in Coral Gables, Florida.
  7. Owned and operated a night-club on Miami Beach called Jake La Motta's.
  8. Made an unsuccessful comeback in 1954, losing his last fight at Miami Beach to Billy Kilgore.
  9. Uncle of William Lustig.
  10. A poster of him, promoting one of his historic fights, can be seen in The Godfather (1972), in the scene where Don Corlone (Marlon Brando) is shot.
  11. His nephew John LaMotta is also a boxer turned actor.
  12. Was turned down for service in World War II due to a mastoid operation on one of his ears.
  13. Italian-American.
  14. A poster advertising one of his fights can be seen in The Godfather (1972) in the scene in which Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) is shot. Robert De Niro later won Oscars for playing both the younger Corleone in The Godfather: Part II (1974) and LaMotta himself in Raging Bull (1980). DeNiro's final scene in that film references Brando's previous Oscar-winning role in On the Waterfront (1954).
  15. Upon seeing Robert DeNiro's portrayal of him in Raging Bull (1980), he reportedly asked his wife if he was really as bad as he was in the film. His wife told him that he was worse.
  16. Preceded by a French-Algerian as world middleweight champion, Marcel Cerdan. Succeeded by a French-Algerian as the oldest surviving world champion, Robert Cohen.
  17. Was never knocked out at any time during his professional career.
  18. After retiring from boxing, Jake La Motta made a statement to the boxing authorities regarding the Mafia's involvement in fixing some of the bouts.

References & Fact Checks βœ…

1/ Filename: jake-lamotta-1980s-9qyN5S43.jpg
  • Checked: βœ… Yes (2023-07-02 10:26:15)
  • Source URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jake_LaMotta_1980s.jpg
  • Original Source: https://www.loc.gov/item/2020729878/
  • Author: Bernard Gotfryd photograph collection (Library of Congress)
  • Date taken: 1980 or 1987

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