How much was Cameron Boyce worth?
|Net Worth:||$2 Million|
|Date of Birth:||May 28, 1999 (aged 20)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
“Changing someone else’s life positively changes yours for the better as well.” Cameron Boyce
About Cameron Boyce
Cameron Boyce was born on May 28, 1999 and had a net worth of $2 million at the time of his death. He was an American actor that became popular for his role in Grown Ups, Descendants, and Spider-Man. His father is of African-American and Afro-Caribbean descent, while his mother is Jewish. Jo-Ann Boyce, Cameron’s paternal grandmother was part of the Clinton Twelve – the very first African-Americans that were given the opportunity to attend and study in an integrated high school in the American South. The group of Clinton Twelve was ordered by the Brown v. Board of Education from 1954.
Cameron Boyce made his acting/television debut in May 2008, appearing in the That Green Gentleman music video. In the music video, Boyce appeared as the younger version of Ryan Ross, the guitarist of Panic! At the Disco. Two months later, he appeared in the American prime time serial General Hospital: Night Shift, portraying a character named Michael. Throughout the rest of 2008, at the age of 8, Boyce continued to develop his acting skills and took part in two different movies – Mirrors and Eagle Eye.
In 2009, Boyce worked mostly commercial deals that brought him some recognition. Among some of the companies he worked with are Walgreen, Fruit Loops, and Burger King. The movie Grown Ups was released in June 2010, in which Boyce starred as Keith – Adam Sandler‘s spoiled son.
In late 2010, Boyce took part in the web series LXD (The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers) where he was able to showcase his dancing skills. In early April 2011, Cameron Boyce appeared as a guest in the Disney Channel’s Good Luck Charlie. Later that same month, he made an appearance in ABC’s Dancing with the Stars as one of the featured dancers that performed a royal wedding tribute.
During the peak of his career, he starred in many movies next to famous actors. Disney Chanel also played an important part in the development of his acting career. In June 2011, he appeared in the movie Judy Moody and Not Bummer Summer and, in August that same year, he once again appeared as a dancer but this time in the Disney original series Shake It Up. Throughout the rest of the year, Boyce continued to work for several Disney series such as Jessie.
In fact, during the pre-production of the Jessie comedy series, one of the roles (Luke) was intended to be a completely different boy (Hiro that’s adopted from Korea), however, the casting directors were impressed by Boyce’s audition process and decided to recreate that role just for him.
From 2011 to 2015, Boyce continued to appear in various Disney series. Jake and the Pirates, Liv and Maddie, and Gamer’s Guide to Everything are just some of the many popular series that he took part in.
In March 2018, he was cast of the television pilot “Steps” and took part of the indie film Runt, where he played the role of Cal – a teenage boy that experiences a troubling incident. In January 2019, Boyce joined the cast of Mrs. Fletcher – an HBO comedy miniseries. In the series, he played the role of Zach – the college roommate to one of the main characters in the show, Brendan. A few months later, Boyce performed in Hozier’s music video for the song Almost (Sweet Music). Before his death, he was set to begin production with Adam Sandler on a new movie, however, the ideas were nixed.
The movie that really contributed to Boyce’s acting career and success is Disney’s Descendants which premiered on July 31, 2015. In the series, he was one of the main cast members and portrayed Carlos – the son of Cruella de Vill. The young actor later reprised his character for Descendants: Wicked World”- animated shorts released from September 2015 to March 2017. Due to the success of the first movie, Descendants was ordered for two sequels – Descendants 2 and Descendants 3 where Boyce also played his character, Carlos.
Breaking Down Cameron Boyce’s Net Worth
Cameron Boyce’s career started in 2008 and he was immediately cast in far higher profile films and TV series than most young aspiring actors. After appearing as Ryan Ross in Panic! at the Disco: That Green Gentleman a music video short, he soon after appeared in General Hospital: Night Shift for 7 episodes. For his role as Michael ‘Stone’ Cates Jr. he earned less than $10,000. He then appeared in Grown Ups for a small role, which put him next to Adam Sandler, Kevin James and others in the first year of his budding career.
A year later after being cast as Luke Ross in TV series, Jessie. Boyce’s career leaped forward financially. He appeared in a starring role for 98 episodes. For the first season it is unlikely that he will have earned more than $65,000. In later seasons it is estimated that he earned an average of $7,500 per episode. However viewership dwindled going from 4.63 million to around 2.43 million by the end of the fourth season, the show was not renewed. All the same, Cameron Boyce earned about $620,000 for his role in it.
He was also simultaneously in Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates for 37 episodes from which he earned an estimated $229,500. In between that time he earned more from Grown Ups 2, Ultimate Spider-Man, and most importantly, Descendants. He earned around $500,000 from early roles and more between the years of 2008-2015.
Between the years of 2015 and his death in 2019, he appeared in TV series Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything for 37 episodes, Descendants: Wicked World for 13 episodes, Mrs. Fletcher for 5 episodes and Paradise City for 8 episodes. He also appeared in Descendants 2 and 3 which paid more this time, in total he earned an estimated $1 million from Descendants alone.
For all of his roles, including Good Luck Charlie, Judy Moody and Not Bummer Summer, Shake It Up, Liv and Maddie, as well as for all of his appearances as himself, it is estimated that Cameron Boyce’s total career earnings were about $4 million. On average he earned $364,000 per year and while he earned more in some years than in others, his earnings were actually quite steady. It is estimated that he paid tax on his earnings close to 40% which included federal income tax and some of the highest state tax in America (California). After taxes, Boyce’s career earnings were likely around $2.4 million, having paid $1.6 million in taxes.
In his personal life Cameron Boyce campaigned for various causes, he helped raise over $27,000 for the Thirst Project and he supported United Way of America’s initiative to end homelessness. He did not find himself in any legal trouble, although was incurring costs for medical treatment relating to his ongoing illness that may have attributed to his death by epileptic seizure. He was not married, had no children, was supported by his family and shows no signs of overspending or wasting money. All things considered, it seems that Cameron Boyce may have had a net worth of about $2 million.
Boyce had lived with his younger sister and parents until he decided to move with former co-stars Sophie Reynolds and Karan Brar in May 2019. Besides acting, he was very passionate about different styles of dancing such as ballet, breakdancing, hip-hop, jazz, modern dance, and tap dance. Due to complications of epilepsy, Cameron Boyce passed away at the age of 20 on July 6, 2019.
After the authorities arrived at his home address, they pronounced him dead at the scene. Following his death, Boyce’s family released a statement in which they claim the actor passed away while he was sleeping and he was suffering from a seizure that at the time was still being treated. Three days later, after the autopsy results came out, it was revealed that Boyce passed away due to an epileptic seizure and he was previously diagnosed with epilepsy.
Despite his young age, Cameron Boyce made a name for himself and did a lot in his career. Besides working with popular stars and gaining a lot of attention with his acting and dancing skills worldwide, the talented actor took part in many projects, movements, and organizations.
In 2017, in just 40 days, he was able to raise more than $27,000 for the Thirst Project – an organization that aims to bring clean water to countries that are undeveloped. Boyce supported United Way of America – an initiative that works on ending homelessness. He also worked with It’s On Us – a social movement that was created to raise awareness and fight against the sexual assault on college campuses and with the Lucstrong Foundation – an organization that provides grants to both families and children with sickle cell disease.
Finally, to honor Cameron’s legacy, Network for Good established The Cameron Boyce Foundation in which many of his friends and colleagues. Dove Cameron, Debby Ryan, Sophie Reynolds, and Karan Brar showed their support. Shortly after his death, the foundation was able to donate $8,000 to the Thirst Project so a well could be built in Uganda.