How much is Greg Sestero worth?
|Net Worth:||$500 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||July 15, 1978 (age 44)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.87 m)|
“The only reason I came to L.A. in the first place was to tell stories and make movies. Whatever way you can do that – if you can do that – at whatever level, that’s rewarding.” Greg Sestero
About Greg Sestero
Gregory Allen Sestero, is an American actor, director, model, and writer. He started his acting career in the late 1990s before rising to mainstream recognition with his role and work as line producer of The Room. The independent drama became a hot topic and to this day is regarded as one of the worst films ever made.
Greg Sestero gained fame after he starred in and produced the controversial cult film The Room in 2003. Gregory was born on July 15, 1978, in Walnut Creek, California. He’s the son of Richard and Marie-Jose Sestero. His father is of Italian and Irish ancestry, while his mother is French. She was born in Grenoble, France, and also has Sicilian roots. He was raised in the San Francisco area, and growing up, was taught to speak both French and English.
“I think there’s something redeeming about trying to follow your passion.” Greg Sestero
In the last decade of the century, his family moved to Danville, California. There, he attended the Monte Vista High School, from which he earned his diploma in 1996. Around that time, he claimed to have written a sequel to the then-recently released film Home Alone.
The sequel that Sestero wrote includes a leading role for himself and his character was the friend of the film protagonist, Kevin McCallister played by Macaulay Culkin. It was titled Home Alone 2: Lost in Disney World. Once he was done, he submitted the screenplay to 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Pictures, and Hughes Entertainment, however, his idea never came to fruition. He did receive a lot of praise from John Hughes and following his gesture, Sestero began pursuing a professional acting career.
“I think my initial view of it is that ‘The Room’ has succeeded in being the best bad movie because it’s the most earnest. I feel like it’s a film that comes from the heart, and somebody’s really trying to send a message about their life and their view on the human experience.” Greg Sestero
Being a film actor, director, and screenwriter all at the same time is what has earned Sestero his net worth. Before he began acting, in the late 1990s, during his junior year of high school, Greg began modeling. He traveled to Milan and Paris where he met designers Gianfranco Ferre and Giorgio Armani for whom he modeled.
His modeling career didn’t last long and soon, he returned to America where he enrolled in the American Conservatory Theater based in San Francisco. Eventually, he signed a deal with the Hollywood agent Iris Burton who helped him land his first acting role and moved to Los Angeles.
In 1997, he made his film debut in the dystopian science fiction Gattaca. The following year, he worked in Patch Adams and Retro Puppet Master. Despite the uncredited and brief roles in all three films, they were very crucial to his then-rising career in the film industry.
In 2003, he began working with his friend, Tommy Wiseau, for the creation of his independent drama film The Room. Greg Sestero wrote some parts of the script, worked as a line producer, and also had a major role in the cult film. Despite failing to find commercial or critical success, The Room became a cult film because of its unconventional and bizarre storytelling, as well as its narrative and technical flaws.
“I think when you make a genre or horror movie, you need a budget. When you skimp on blood and special effects and all that, it automatically looks cheesy. But a movie like ‘The Room’ is psychologically bad, which goes a lot deeper than just technically bad.” Greg Sestero
From the film, Sestero made an estimated $50,000 or about $77,000 adjusted to inflation for 2022. That may not sound like much but it paved his way for greater paychecks later on.
“The Room’ has just been something that has spread for so many years in such an organic way because, it’s just people wanting to share it with their friends and take people to the theater to see it.” Greg Sestero
Sestero’s Total Net Worth
Over the course of his career, Greg Sestero’s $500 thousand estimated net worth was earned starring as himself in many realities and television programs. He also joined several web and television shows such as Days of Our Lives, Fashion House, and How Did This Got Made?. In recent years, he has been a recurring cast member of the web series Nostalgia Critic and Nerdist News. He also recently worked on two episodes of the Netflix hit series The Haunting of Bly Manor.
In the last few years he worked on an untitled cult horror film and a horror drama titled Big Shark co-directed and co-produced by both him and Tommy Wiseau.
The success of Greg Sestero comes from his role and work in the cult film The Room among other film projects. After his work on the drama film, he started working on the documentary Homeless in America, released one year later. Besides being the executive producer, he also starred in the documentary as himself. Other projects that he directed and wrote are The Disaster Artist, Best Friends Volume 1 and Best Friends Volume 2.
Greg Sestero is best known for being one of the actors and creators of the cult film The Room, described as one of the worst films ever made. Despite the controversies, the well-known actor became a television star and has earned over a million from his many ventures. As of 2023, Greg Sestero’s net worth is estimated to be $500 thousand dollars.