John Ortiz net worth: 'Promised Land' star lands first TV lead role in 30-year career
ABC's 'Promised Land' follows the story of Joe Sandoval and his quest to protect his vineyard as the lines between family and business get blurred
ABC's new lineup of shows includes a drama-filled new series titled 'Promised Land' that is hoping to strike a chord with those who strive to achieve the American dream. The synopsis reads: 'Promised Land' is an epic, generation-spanning drama about a Latinx family vying for wealth and power in California's Sonoma Valley.
The story revolves around a Latinx family that owns a massive vineyard that produces a major share of the country's wine, but this business comes with internal struggles as well, with family members vying for power and hiding secrets. 'Promised Land' is led by the talented actor John Ortiz who plays the family patriarch Joe Sandoval whose mission is to protect his family business at all costs. Read on to know a surprising fact pertaining to his 30-year long career in Hollywood.
'Promised Land' is Ortiz's first leading role in 30 years
Ortiz began his career in acting in 1992 making him a veteran by three long decades, From his film debut in 1993 where he starred opposite Al Pacino in the hit ' Carlito's Way' to 'The Fallout' the actor has come a long way. His list of works includes many movies and television shows such as 'Miami Vice', 'Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem', 'Kong: Skull Island', 'Clubhouse', 'Silver Linings Playbook', ' Messiah' and tens of more projects. Ortiz is most popularly known for his antagonistic role of Arturo Braga in 'Fast & Furious'. But surprisingly the talented award-winning actor bagged his first-ever lead TV role with the ABC drama.
Ortiz told Deadline ,“I’ve been lucky enough to be a working actor for 30 years. But this is the first leading role I’ve ever been offered (in that time). And I don’t understand the core correlation as to why that’s the case. I always knew it wasn’t about my talent. I say that because I understand how special it(the show) is and the responsibility that comes with that". He also said that 'Promised Land' doesn't lean on Latino tropes and stereotypes and is about the people, adding that he just over the moon with excitement and giddy and loves the show.
What is John Ortiz's net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, John Ortiz has an impressive worth of $3 million. An expansive career in film and television spanning across three decade since 1992 is responsible for the handsome figure. His films 'Silver Linings Playbook', 'Fast and Furious', 'Bumblebee' ,'Fast & Furious 6' and more did immensely well al the box office, so it's fair to assume he got his dues. Ortiz is also the artistic director and co-founder of the LAByrinth Theater Company, adding to his wealth as well.
'Promised Land' premieres on January 24, 2022, at 9 pm ET. You can watch it on ABC and stream it on Hulu as well.