Michael Cannata Jr. is known to the world as the son of the world-famous actress, Doris Roberts, whose career spanned seven decades of television and film.

Michael Cannata Jr.’s Family

Michael Cannata Jr. was born Michael Robert Cannata Jr. on March 18, 1957. He is the only son of Doris Roberts and Michael Cannata Sr. He has been married to Jane A. Jasper since October 5, 1985. They have three children, Andrew Cannata, Devon Cannata, and Kelsey Cannata.

Doris May Roberts (née Green) was born on November 4, 1925, in St. Louis, Missouri, to a family of Russian-Jewish immigrants. She was raised by her mother, Ann (née Meltzer), and her maternal grandparents in The Bronx, New York, after her father, Larry Green, deserted the family. Doris took her stepfather, Chester H. Roberts’ surname. Chester and Doris’ mother operated the Z.L. Rosenfield Agency, a stenographic service catering to playwrights and actors.

Doris married Michael Cannata Sr. in 1956, who was born on 1 Mar 1922 in New York, United States to Carlos and Josephine Cannata. The couple had one son before getting divorced in 1962. Doris later married the writer, William Goyen in 1963. They were together until his death from leukemia in 1983. Doris died in her sleep on April 17, 2016, at her home in Los Angeles following a stroke, at the age of 90.

Michael Cannata Jr.’s Net Worth

Michael Cannata Jr. enjoys the limelight of his superstar mother, Doris Roberts. He also has a stand of his own. He is a producer, known for Brothers, Call Me Mrs. Miracle, and Hollywood Squares. Michael studied journalism at Texas A&M, and before that he attended The New Lincoln School and Northfield Mount Hermon School.  He worked at HBO, Viacom, and CBS Television Studios. He was his mom’s manager and he accompanied her on her tours. Doris was a well-established actress who had received five Emmy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild award during her acting career. She had a net worth of $20 million at the time of her death.

She had several prominent roles in movies, including playing opposite Shirley Stoler in The Honeymoon Killers, Elliott Gould in Little Murders, Steven Keats in Hester Street, Billy Crystal in Rabbit Test, and Cady McClain in Simple Justice, among many others. She achieved success in television, becoming known for her role as Mildred Krebs in Remington Steele and her co-starring role as Raymond Barone’s mother, Marie Barone, on the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.

In May 2005, Doris received an honorary doctorate of fine arts from the University of South Carolina. She was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in May 2011. She was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in February 2003. On September 4, 2002, Doris testified before a U.S. Congressional panel that age discrimination was prevalent in Hollywood. She was a registered Democrat.


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