How much is Josh Peck worth?
|Net Worth:||$2.5 Million|
|Date of Birth:||November 10, 1986 (age 36)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||6 ft (1.83 m)|
About Josh Peck
Joshua Michael Peck was born on November 10, 1986 and is an American actor, comedian, and YouTuber with an estimated net worth of $2.5 million. Josh Peck began his acting career in the late 1990s and early 2000s. As a child actor, he landed a role in The Amanda Show, which skyrocketed his career. He also became a voice actor, with his most popular voice roles being in the Ice Age franchise and the Nickelodeon series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
He was born on November 10, 1986, in New York City and was raised in the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. “I grew up as a really sick kid; I had really bad childhood asthma and was at home all the time in New York,” Peck has said. During his early years, he was interested in acting so his parents signed him up for the Professional Performing Arts School, where he improved his skills. During his childhood, he also had asthma because of which he had to stay indoors.
During his pre-teen years, Joshua had several appearances at the TADA! Youth Theater. Simultaneously with his appearances there, he also performed stand-up comedy at Carolines on Broadway as part of the Audrey Hepburn’s foundation. In the late 1990s, at the age of 10, he had his first television appearance in The Rosie O’Donnell Show. His film and television debut as an actor came in 2000. The first films that he starred in were The Newcomers and Snow Day. Around the same time, he was offered a contract with Nickelodeon.
In 2000, he was offered a role in The Amanda Show, which he accepted. Around that time, he moved to Los Angeles to further pursue his acting career. Simultaneously with his work in The Amanda Show, he also appeared in All That and Double Dare 2000. In the show, he portrayed himself, Paulie, The Dancing Lobster, and many other characters.
After the Nickelodeon sketch comedy show had ended, Josh starred in several films and television series such as Mean Creek, Havoc, and The Guardian. Around that time, he also began working as a voice actor for the likes of Family Guy, Whatever Happened to Robot Jones?, and Filmore.
In 2004, it was announced that he and fellow The Amanda Show co-star Drake Bell will star in their own show titled Drake and Josh. The show premiered in 2004 and ended in 2007. The show was a hit as it quickly attracted millions of viewers and earned the two actors many awards such as “Kids Choice Awards” and “Young Artist Awards”.
In 2006, he voiced the role of Eddie, one of two opossums, in Ice Age: The Meltdown. Because of his outstanding performance, he was asked to voice the role in the other films from the Ice Age franchise.
Concurrently with using his voice for various productions, he also continued to star in television series and films. Some of his most recent film roles are in Battle of the Year, Danny Collins, Take the 10, and Fantastic: A Boogie Bears Adventure. Simultaneously with hosting the annual edition of the “Teen Choice Awards”, he also joined the cast of the Fox sitcom Grandfathered.
Around that time, he also appeared in David Dobrik’s vlog as part of his Vlog Squad. Shortly after, he created his own YouTube channel and gained the attention of millions from around the world with his comedic videos and funny personality.
Peck’s Total Net Worth
Josh Peck started his career in 2000 but it wasn’t until 2004 that he would get his big break and begin earning as a professional actor. For his work on The Amanda Show in which he appeared in 13 episodes and Robot Jones in which he appeared in 5 episodes, in addition to his other appearances in those four years before he was starring in Drake & Josh (2004). Which include his appearances in Spun, Mean Creek, Drake and Josh Go to Hollywood and about 20 more acting appearances, including voice work for Ice Age 2. It is estimated that Josh Peck had earned close to $300,000.
There have been many high figure salary sums thrown around as apparent dollar amounts “accounting for” Josh Peck’s earnings from Drake & Josh. Josh Peck has said himself though, that “the reality is that when we were making the show, we did 60 episodes, and we made about $15,000 an episode.”
He continued, “so, when all is said and done, we were sort of left after agents and managers and taxes, with about $450,000 over five years, which breaks down to a little less than $100,000 a year—now, certainly a great amount of money, but not enough to set you up for life.”
Since Drake & Josh, Peck has appeared in TV series Grandfathered for 22 episodes, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for 59 episodes, Turner & Hooch for 12 episodes, How I Met Your Father for 6 episodes, as well as a few small appearances, including in The Mindy Project and iCarly. From all of his appearances on TV, including his more than 50 appearances as himself on various shows. Josh Peck may have earned around $2.6 million.
He has also appeared in films, as well. In fact Peck has appeared in about 40 films. Usually in small roles, but not always, and has earned close to $850,000 dollars from his film acting work. Outside of film and television, he has also earned from Youtube. With over 3.6 million subscribers he has reportedly been earning about $30,000 per month in the last few years, it had previously been less. He has been active since around 2017. Peck also earns from speaking fees, it has been reported that he earns from $30,000-50,000 per engagement.
Overall, from all of his work on TV, in film and on the internet and in person. It is estimated that Josh Peck’s career earnings are at about $4.35 million. Although, he will have also had to have paid tax on that. He lives in New York city where state tax is lower than it is in California, however it seems he was taxed in California for a part of his career instead. On average, Peck has earned about $198,000 per year during his 22 year career to date (2000-2022). He has earned more in some years than in other years, still, it looks like his tax obligations have likely been around 35% on his earnings. It total, his after tax earnings would therefore be $2.83 million, having paid $1.52 million in tax.
Josh Peck married Paige O’Brien in 2017 and they remain together. They have one child together and Josh seems in stable mental health and able to manage his finances, perhaps even make investment gains. Possibly in cryptocurrency considering his crowd and age and know-how.
After federal income tax and state taxes, and agent fees, and expenditures, costs, losses and perhaps some small investment gains. Overall, it looks like Josh Peck’s net worth might be close to $2.5 million.
Josh Peck’s acting career was fruitful for him, even if it earned far less than many may otherwise have though. Still, $15,000 per episode from Drake & Josh so early in his career gave him the fame and popularity to transition into a Youtube career. All the while, Peck is also continuing with his acting work. Most recently appearing in TV series, iCarly.