How much is Seth Green worth?
|Date of Birth:
|February 8, 1974 (age 49)
|United States of America
|5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
About Seth Green
Acting from the young age of seven, Seth Green is now famous for starring in dozens of movies and TV shows since the 90s. And when he can’t be seen, he can definitely be heard, as he has voiced several animated characters on TV, most famously the role of Chris Griffin in Family Guy and multiple characters in Robot Chicken, an Adult Swim staple that Green co created. Some of Green’s other popular movies and TV shows include Buffy The Vampire Slayer, That 70s Show, and the Austin Powers movie series.
Though Green started out as a child actor and was essentially born in to the industry, it was in the 90s when he became world famous and was often cast as comic relief characters thanks to his natural comedy chops. His breakout role was in the teen fantasy drama, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and though Green had a minor role in the movie of the same name five years earlier, it was a role without any lines of dialogue as he played a vampire. However, in the TV show, he played Oz for almost 40 episodes and even went on to reprise his role in the spin-off Angel, which is highly regarded as one of the best TV spin-offs of all time.
In 1997, the same year Green first featured in Buffy The Vampire Slayer, he scored a role in the Mike Myers vehicle, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, in which he plays Scott Evil. The movie was a massive success and spawned two sequels, both of which Green had a bigger role in with each consecutive release. The movies are parodies of the James Bond series and they follow Mike Myers in the titular role as he seduces women of various ages and nationalities while haphazardly trying to save the world, and audiences ate it up. The movie series has made over $676.3 million worldwide and there are even rumors floating of a fourth movie currently in pre-production.
There are a slew of movies in the late 90s and early 2000s that Green starred in after his mainstream success with Austin Powers, including Rat Race, the American remake of the heist movie The Italian Job, and even Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. And when it comes to TV, Green has leant his voice to dozens of cartoons, most notably on The Cleveland Show and American Dad, but also Batman Beyond and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
On the very tail end of the 90s, Green was cast by Seth MacFarlane as Chris Griffin, the overweight and dim witted soon of one of America’s favorite cartoon TV dads on Family Guy. Green has voiced the character for over 20 years and it is how most audiences would be familiar with the actor even if they don’t know what he looks like. Green learnt a lot while shooting the Austin Powers movies and voicing Chris Griffin, as he would use the humor from those series to fuel his own productions, most notably with the Adult Swim series, Robot Chicken.
That show has now been on the air for more than 15 years with over 200 episodes, and it has helped Green win numerous awards, including several Primetime Emmy Awards.
Thanks to his voice work on Family Guy, Green has a consistent income of an estimated $100,000 per episode, which seems like robbery as the character of Chris has so few lines compared to other characters on the show. And as there are around 20 episodes to a season, Green makes around two million dollars per year for this one role.
On top of that, it is reported that the actor also earns additional royalties from DVD sales and syndication deals. Some sources say that this deal, which also includes merchandise, could be worth up to an estimated $10 million per year.
Very few of the actor’s salaries for roles outside of Family Guy are available, but it’s safe to assume that his deal with Adult Swim for Robot Chicken is similar. And though it isn’t as popular as Family Guy, it could be more lucrative, as Green has more of a hand in the show, including executive producing it, which means he has invested his own money in to the project.
Outside of those tent pole shows, it’s possible that Green could eventually see Marvel money, as he voiced Howard The Duck in Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel, so it’s highly likely he could have a bigger role in a future movie.
Though Green had a massive head start on most other actors in the industry as he grew up on the stage and on TV in his formative years, the actor has carved out what he is best at and focused on that. Save for a few underperforming movies in the early 2000s, Green has never been the lead actor of a movie, but he is often a tremendous supporting actor which he has proved in huge Hollywood movies such as The Italian Job, and that is what he continues to do.
On top of owning the ’90s from an acting stand point, Green is also a man of many trades, as working in the industry for so long has helped him learn so many different roles that has helped him become successful. The actor is basically a one man band, as he can act, write, produce, and direct, and for the most part, Robot Chicken is produced almost completely in-house as there’s very little of a budget that needs to go in to it.
Green’s Total Net Worth
Seth Green has earned a huge amount from his comedy acting work. Not only has he earned $2 million dollars per year from Family Guy for over a decade now, he has also earned a small mountain of cash from his participation in over 200 other TV series and films. Overall, it is estimated that Green’s total career earnings are at around $75 million dollars. That is, after factoring in his writing, producing and directing work, as well as all of the appearances that he has made as himself.
After tax, it is estimated that Green’s career earnings are at around $39.75 million, having paid $35.25 million dollars (47%) in taxes.
Seth Green married Clare Grant in 2010 and they remain together. They have no children and Seth has said that he has “no plans to have children”. His life choices have allowed he and his wife to enjoy a personal life together that is free and clear of much of the stress that can come from raising a family while working in show business. It has also freed up time for Seth to be able to contemplate and he has made statements about God and the universe that some have found helpful. In 2000, Seth is quoted as having said “God is, to me, pretty much an idea created over time to deny that we’re all responsible for our own actions.”
While not much is know about his investments, it is clear that he indeed does have them. In fact, every high net worth individual must invest there money somewhere. Keeping cash in the bank causes it to lose value from inflation. It is likely that out of the some $40 million career earnings that Green has made, that he has earned around $7-9 million dollars in additional from his various investments of that money. That is, after factoring in his likely early losses, fees and other costs.
Seth will have likely spent some $3 million dollars of his career earnings, as well. Everything from his personal expenditures, to his personal losses, his miscellaneous payments and more. Therefore, after doing some adding and subtracting. Seth Green probably has a net worth of about $45 million dollars.
It’s thanks to his dominant role in 90s movies and TV shows that has helped Green become a familiar face, as almost everybody on the planet has seen something that he’s in. But with his biggest successes in live action movies behind him, Green is completely complacent in voice acting and having more of an involvement behind the scenes, and that’s why he currently has an estimated net worth of $45 million. Most recently, Green starred in the Hulu exclusive animated sitcom Crossing Swords.