Who Is The Husband Of Mario Cantone? Find Out More About The Comedian's Gay Icon, Spouse

Comedian Mario Cantone is married to his long-term partner Jerry.
Mario Cantone
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Mario Cantone is a renowned American comedian, writer, actor, and singer. He has made numerous appearances on the channel Comedy Central including Chappelle's Show. He has also played the role of Anthony Marentino on the popular Sex and the City. His comedic style is fast-paced and energetic. Much of his humor comes from his impersonations of various characters like his family members, celebrities, and stereotypes.

His attempts to question the Hollywood representation of gay characters earned him the respect of his fans.

Mario finally married his partner of 20 years, Jerry Dixon, in October 2011. 

Mario and his husband

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Who Is His Spouse?

60 years old Jerry Dixon is an actor and director by profession. Jerry has a website that states that he is currently serving as the Artistic Director of Village Theatre.

Jerry is a Chicago native. His works as a director include A Proper Place, Barnstormer, Take Me America, and many more. He has mostly worked on regional projects like Show Boat, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Crowns and The Full Monty, and others.


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Jerry was a part of NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. The program featured the writers of A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder, Tuck Everlasting, and Amelie.

Jerry has 1902 followers on Instagram. He has made his appearances in the movie Vineyards in the role of Mr. Gatsby. He has also played Dr. Henderson and in You’re Not Alone. 60 years old Herry is also a stage actor. He has appeared on Broadway and off-Broadway performing in Once On This IslandFive Guys Named MoeBright Lights Big CityAvenue X, and more.

Jerry and Mario had a two-decades-long dating history. When asked about why he got married, Mario said:

I got married for the same reasons you did. We're older now. We've been together 20 years. After 20 years you're like, 'Thanks for the anti-climactic honeymoon government!' 

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Personal Life Of Mario Cantone

Mario Cantone was born on 9 December 1959 to parents Mario Sr. Cantone and Elizabeth Cantone. His birthplace is Stoneham, Massachusetts, USA. He hails of part-Italian descent.

His father had to move the Cantone family to Stoneham to get his mother away from her bookie relatives. Elizabeth Cantone was not only a bookie but also a compulsive gambler. She was also a big band singer during her youth. She died when Mario was 21 years old. Mario graduated from Emerson College in 1982.


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Mario had directed reenactments of shows as a child. He did his first impression in a junior high school talent show. He presented the impression of Julia Child. He shifted to New York City in 1983. His first job in New York was as a chocolate vendor at Trump Tower. There, he began doing impressions of people while selling chocolate truffles.

He later worked as a jewelry salesman as well. He quitted the profession later to pursue comedy full time. He began his professional career in comedy as a host of a children's show called Steampipe Alley. The show aired on New York-New Jersey superstation WWOR-TV from 1987 for 6 years.

The comedian has a total of 57.8k followers on his Instagram account @macantone.

Mario Talks About Gay Icon

He is seen talking about the first gay icon in TMZ's video. According to the comedian, there are more female gay icons than males. He believes that gay man love women.

In a humorous way, Mario declares the American actress Judy Garland as the gay icon. The comedian also expresses his disappointment at how youngsters don't know Judy anymore. 

In Television

His most remarkable role on the small screen is in the popular series Sex And The City. He played the role of a gay wedding planner on the show. His character Anthony Marentino dispensed advice with a rapid-fire delivery.

Mario has made his appearance in the Comedy Central roasts of Joan Rivers. In the channel, he roasted his fellow Boston-area native and Emerson College alumnus Denis Leary. Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show featured him in a segment called Ask A Gay Dude.

He was a usual guest on the ABC daytime talk show The View. Later, he became a guest co-host in the talk show. 

Net Worth

Mario's net worth is estimated at $3 million. The vast majority of his fortune is derived from his successful career as a comedian, writer, and actor. Fans believe that his role in Sex and the city has to do with his net worth increase.