Who is John M. Cusimano?
John M. Cusimano, born on the 19th of August, 1967, is an American lawyer, actor and musician who became famous for his work in the series’ “Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai”, and “Crashing”. He is also member of the independent rock band The Cringe, and the husband of the television personality Rachel Ray.
John M. Cusimano’s Early Life
Cusimano always had a passion for music even at a young age. Growing up in Long Island, New York, he took piano lessons when he was a child, and later on learned to play the tuba as well, joining his high school’s band.Despite his passion for music, Cusimano still continued his path of education, and attended the State University of New York at Binghamton, from where he graduated in 1989. He later on attended law school, studying at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University where he finished in 1994.
— John Cusimano (@johnmcusimano) March 26, 2014
John M. Cusimano’s Career
Part of Cusimano’s earlier career was as an actor. In 1981 as a teenager he appeared in the movie “Entertainment Tonight”, followed by “World War Mud” in 1982. In 1996 he lent his voice in the anime series “Rurouni Kenshin: The Wandering Samurai”, that became one of his most well-known works. In 2017 he appeared in the comedy series “Crashing,” so his work as an actor in front and behind the camera helped establish his career, and also his net worth.
Cusimano has concurrently found his way back into music, and in 2004 formed the band The Cringe in New York, joined by the other members James Rotondi, Jonny Blaze and Shawn Pelton. The band has now released a total of five albums, namely “Hiding in Plain Sight”, “Play Thing”, “Blind Spot” “Scratch the Surface”, and “Tipping Point”, and is also active in touring around the world. Despite being an independent rock band, The Cringe has amassed a huge following, and its success also helped Cusimano lift his wealth.
When he married Rachel Ray, Cusimano also began actively appearing in some of Ray’s television shows. He has been seen from time to time in “Rachel Ray”, and has also written a book entitled “My Year in Cocktails”.
The book is the companion volume of his wife’s book “My Year in Meals”, and shares his passion for mixology, as he is a trained mixologist.
Today he is still an active member of The Cringe, and also the band’s lawyer. His various other endeavors have also helped in his net worth.
John M. Cusimano’s Net Worth
Based on authoritative sources and as of mid-2018, Cusimano’s net worth is estimated to be over $5 million, acquire from his years working as a lawyer, an actor, and as a band member of The Cringe.
John M. Cusimano’s Personal Life
In terms of his personal life, Cusimano has been married to television personality Rachel Ray since 2005; the two met at a friend’s party in 2004 and married a year later. Despite countless divorce rumors, in 2015 the couple celebrated their 10th year anniversary by going back to where they first tied the knot: Tuscany, so Cusimano and Ray are certainly still together.