What Is the Net Worth of the Original ‘One Day at a Time’ Cast?
One Day at a Time on Netflix entertained both new and old fans of the series. The reboot with new characters and a new storyline offered the same cohesiveness of family, love and, of course, humor.
The updated version of the show featured a Cuban-American family living in a multi-generational household in Los Angeles, California. The show addresses all the hot family topics. Including mental health, addiction, immigration, racism, sexuality, gender identity, and drug use. Issues binds the current show to the series that was popular in the 1970s and 1980s.
While Netflix just announced One Day at a Time will not be renewed, the series left a footprint on the history of what the series represented. The 1980s version, like the current show, stood for bonding together as a family. The original cast may have trailblazed the path for the recent series, with all being seasoned and veteran actors. Where are they financially and how did they get there?
Character: Alex Handris
Net worth: $1 million
Scarpelli portrayed Alex, who joined the cast toward the last few years of the series. Ann Romano (played by Bonnie Franklin) portrayed a single mother raising two teenage daughters. At one point in the show, she dates Nick Handris (played by Ron Rifkin). His 10-year-old son, Alex (played by Scarpelli) becomes part of her life and the show. Ultimately, even though Nick leaves the show, Alex remains and Ann takes custody of him.
Scarpelli continued acting after One Day at a Time wrapped. He had a regular job on the series Jennifer Slept Here, made regular appearances on The Love Boat and even appeared as Chad in the Netflix series, One Day at a Time.
Character: Ann Romano
Net worth: $1 million
Franklin’s character Ann Romano was a main focus of the show. The character was a divorced mother of two teenage daughters trying to make ends meet and even have a little romance throughout the series.
Franklin’s resume dated back into the 1950s with a number of roles from 1954 through the 1960s. She appeared in Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, Gidget, and The Munsters prior to One Day at a Time. Franklin kicked off the series and starred in it until the end. She also acted the remainder of her life making apperances on Hot in Cleveland and The Young and the Restless. Franklin died in 2013 at age 69.
Pat Harrington Jr.
Character: Dwayne F. Schneider
Dwayne F. Schneider or affectionately, “Schneider,” was the building superintendent in the apartment building where Ann Romano and her daughters lived. And while he started as just the super, he becomes part of the family.
Harrington had a lengthy acting career before and after One Day at a Time. His first taste of acting began in 1948 in an early television series. He built his career in television through series like Make Room for Daddy and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. After One Day at a Time, he appeared in shows like Murder She Wrote and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Harrington died in 2016 at age 86.
Character: Julie Cooper / Julie Cooper Horvath
Net worth: $2 million
Phillips portrayed Ann Romano’s oldest daughter, Julie. Julie is a handful on the show. She runs away and argues with her family. Ultimately she marries. In real life, Phillips was in turmoil, dealing with a drug addiction and serious personal issues.
She started her career in soap operas in the early 1950s and worked her way to televisions series before One Day at a Time. She also acted in shows like The Love Boat, Melrose Place, Orange is the New Black, and Walker, Texas Ranger. But most recently she held a recurring role on the Netflix series, One Day at a Time as Pam.
Character: Barbara Cooper / Barbara Cooper Royer
Net worth: $20 million
Bertinelli portrayed Barbara Cooper in the original series. Barbara was Ann Romano’s youngest daughter and fought to maintain a “good girl” image. Bertinelli remained in the series from start until finish and did her fair share of acting before and after One Day at a Time.
Although Bertinelli appeared in other shows, One Day at a Time was her big break. After the series wrapped, Bertinelli was in a number of successful series. Television shows included Sydney, Cafe Americain, and Touched by an Angel. She also starred in Hot in Cleveland from 2010 through 2015. Plus she’s had a few cooking shows like The Chew, The Kitchen, and Valerie’s Home Cooking.