Who Exactly is Josh Peck and what is his net worth?
|Net Worth:||$9 million|
|Age/Date of Birth:||36 years old (November 10, 1986)|
|Height:||6 feet, (1.83m)|
|Wife or Girlfriend:||Paige O'Brien (m. 2017)|
Mother: Barbara Peck (Career Coach)
The versatile actor is best known for his appearance on the Nickelodeon show, Drake & Josh. Popular for his inherent sense of humour, Josh has over the course of his successful career earned both wealth and popularity through hard work and commitment.
Josh Peck Hit Stardom as a Child Actor
Born on November 10, 1986, in Manhattan to unmarried Jewish parents, Josh was raised by his mother and maternal grandmother. Growing up precisely in Hell’s Kitchen, Peck attended Manhattan Public Schools, namely: P.S 40 and The Professional Performing Arts School. He switched to the latter at the age of 8 after developing a passion for stand-up comedy.
However, a short while after enrolling at the Performing Art school, Josh suffered an asthma attack which led to his staying at home for several months. Nevertheless, this setback worked in favour of his passion as he seized the opportunity to watch many classic sitcoms. What he learnt from these series went on to have a lasting impact on his major choices later in life.
Following his recovery and still a child, Josh Peck began to perform stand-up comedy at TADA! Youth Theater and at the NYC stand-up comedy club, Carolines on Broadway. Josh subsequently landed his career breakthrough at 12 after he was cast in Nickelodeon’s hit comedy series, The Amanda Show. The show which began airing in October 1999 caused him to move to Los Angeles with his mother.
Peck went on to land his debut movie role in the 2000 comedy film, Snow Day. He has since overcome prevailing setbacks to become both a movie and tv star, appearing in numerous films and shows. Some of his recent projects include The Pilot Of The Rebels, one of Amazon Studios’ five adult test pilots released on Amazon Video in early 2014 where Peck appeared as Danny Norwood. Another is the comedy series, Grandfathered (2015-2016) in which he starred alongside John Stamos. He also recently played Ross in the Fox drama series, Pitch and is on the cast of the 2021 action-comedy series, Turner & Hooch. But of all his screen roles, Peck is best known today for his appearance alongside Drake Bell on the Nickelodeon sitcom, Drake & Josh.
As expected, Josh Peck’s career success has brought the actor both recognition and wealth. For his outstanding performances, Josh has received several award nominations out of which he won the Independent Spirit Awards’ 2005 Special Distinction Award and 2008 UK Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Male TV Star. Peck was also among those nominated for the 2016 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actor In A New TV Series.
How Much Is Josh Peck Worth Now, and How Does He Make His Money?
So far in his career, Josh Peck has accumulated a net worth currently estimated at $9 million. The major sources from which Josh made his cash include:
- Acting and (film/music video) directing
- YouTube and Brand endorsements
- Stand-up comedy and Speaking engagements
Peck’s Highest-Grossing Films and TV Shows
Although Josh has other income sources, it is obvious that he makes a good chunk of his money from acting. After respectively landing his tv and movie breakthroughs in The Amanda Show (1999-2002) and Snow Day (2000), Josh Peck has earned roles in several other blockbuster screen works.
Among his high-grossing movies are the “Ice Age” films – Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs! (2009), Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) and Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) wherein Josh voiced the character of Eddie. The four films raked in a jaw-dropping combined box office revenue of $2,83,700,000.
Peck has also appeared in several highly-rated tv shows such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Mindy Project, and Pitch. Josh also appeared in a 2014 episode of The Big Bank Theory. The show had almost 20 million views in the U.S at the time. He as well played a recurring role in the Netflix sitcom, Fuller House which won several awards.
Here’s a highlight of Josh Peck’s highest-grossing movies and most-rated tv shows:
Between Drake & Josh Who Is the Richer Actor?
As earlier mentioned, Drake & Josh remains Josh Peck’s most popular tv show to date. Peck played the role of Josh Nichols side by side his Amanda Show co-star, Drake Bell who played Drake Parker in the Nickelodeon situation comedy series. Other stars in the series included Miranda Cosgrove, Nancy Sullivan, and Jonathan Goldstein.
The tv series which followed Josh ad Drake playing constantly opposing stepbrothers was highly received, averaging 3 million viewers during most of its four seasons spanning January 11, 2004 to September 16, 2007. It also ranked among the 10 most-viewed tv shows in 2006 as well as won the year’s Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite TV Show. Owing to the impressive success of the sitcom, Nickelodeon created three tv films from the series – Drake & Josh Go Hollywood (2006), Drake & Josh: Really Big Shrimp (2007) and Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh (2008) which all turned out successful.
In 2008, Josh Peck debuted as a director in Drake & Josh’s episode, “Battle of Panthatar”, thus boosting his pay-packet. He has subsequently worked as a director in a number of music videos including the Drake & Josh theme song music video, “Found A Way”.
Both Josh and Drake have since after the series, moved on with their careers and fans are always curious about how much success they have recorded – who have made more money than the other? While Josh and his main co-star reportedly received $20,000 per episode of the Nickelodeon show, their individual earnings and wealth have grown at completely different paces over the years. As of 2021, Drake Bell is worth just $600,000. That’s far too short of Peck’s current $9 million net worth!
His Earnings from YouTube and Endorsement Deals
In 2017, Josh Peck extended his career to include YouTubing. He created an eponymous channel on which he uploads humorous videos that cover a variety of topics including some aspects of his personal life. With his channel subscribers numbering 3.75 million as of the time of writing this article, Josh Peck sure makes good money from YouTube. Per Celebrity Net Worth, the comedy vlogger’s channel brings him an estimated daily revenue of $1,150 which amounts to approximately $420,000 per annum. Peck also features frequently on fellow YouTuber, David Dobrik‘s vlogs.
Peck also has millions of followers on other social media platforms such as Instagram, twitter, Snapchat and TikTok from each of which he could be making significant sums owing to his massive influence on these platforms. The actor also earns from his podcast, Curious with Josh Peck where he holds dialogues with celebrities covering issues bordering on topical issues as well as their personal lives.
Josh sometimes uses his YouTube channel and other social media pages to introduce, review and promote brands and products. He also works as an ambassador for a number of popular brands such as Citizen Watches, AXE Hair Creators, Bank of America, Little Caesars, Twix, Vitafusion, and more. The actor who also had a partnership with Microsoft in 2017 sure earns significantly from these ventures.
Josh Peck also Makes Good Money from Performing Stand-up and Speaking at Events
Stand-up comedy was Josh Peck’s first love and despite having hit fame, the actor cum comedian still makes money from telling and performing jokes on stage.
Josh is also hirable for a variety of public speaking events, ranging from store opening, product launches and trade shows, to graduation ceremonies, conferences, conventions and other forms of formal meetings. Per Celebrity Net Worth, the entertainment star’s fee for speaking engagement ranges from $30,000 to $50,000.
Is Josh Peck Married, and Does He Have Kids?
It’s both good and bad news that the young talented actor is already off the market. Josh married his longtime girlfriend, Paige O’Brien in June 2017. The couple earlier announced their engagement in March 2016 after Josh asked for Paige’s hand in marriage in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. The two wedded in Malibu with close friends and celebrities including John Stamos and his girlfriend, Caitlin McHugh in attendance.
To the surprise of many, Drake Bell wasn’t invited to the ceremony and so the tv star was absent at the occasion. The occurrence which made headlines at the time caused a rift between the two co-stars but they have since reconciled.
About a year after tying the knot, Peck and his wife welcomed a son whom they named Max Milo. That was in December 2018.
|Also Known As:||Josh|
|Profession:||Comedian, voice actor and YouTuber|
|Famous For:||the Youtube channel "Josh Peck"|
|Colleges/Universities Attended:||Professional Performing Art|
|Birthday & Zodiac
|Age/Date of Birth:||36 years old (November 10, 1986)|
|Birth Place:||New York City, U.S.|
|Country of Residence: ||United States of America (USA)|
|Height:||6 feet, (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||82 kg (180lbs)|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
|Other Body Measurements:||Chest – 43 in (109 cm)
Arms / Biceps – 16 in (41 cm)
Waist – 33 in (84 cm)
|Spouse/Partner:||Paige O'Brien (m. 2017)|
|Family and Relatives
|Mother:||Barbara Peck (Career Coach)|
|Children:||Max Milo Peck (son, b. 2018)|
|Other Relatives:|| Jack Peckerman (Maternal Grandfather),
Mae Weinberger / Weinberg (Maternal Grandmother)
|Estimated Net Worth:||$9 million|
|Source of Wealth:||Youtube channel, acting|