Spin-offs are not particularly known for being successful productions of their original counterpart, especially when it comes to comedy but one spin-off that stands out as an exception is The Office, the American show, which was adapted from the British show, The Office. The show ran for nine seasons on NBC and with a total of 201 episodes. A number of the cast members of the show were unknown at the beginning of the show, and neither were they wealthy personalities but that changed by the end of the show.
With names like Steve Carrell, John Krasinski, and Mindy Kaling, all of whom have gone on to become big names in the industry, The Office has been a launching pad for several big names in Hollywood and we take a look at the state of the careers, along with their net worth today.
Net Worth of Actors & Actresses On The Office
1. Steve Carrell – $50 million
Steve Carrell became one of the most popular faces in television when he began to portray the iconic Michael Scott on The Office and despite leaving the show in its seventh season, remained one of the defining characters on the show, and with opinions split on the effect of his departure from the show, he remained a large shadow over the show in its final years.
Steve Carrell played Michael Scott, who was the regional manager of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin. Prior to getting cast on the show, Steve, who is a comedian, actor, and producer, appeared on shows like Over the Top, The Dana Carvey Show, Watching Ellie, and a string of other shows, all of which were mostly minor projects.
His performance and endearing quality in The Office shot him up the ladder in Hollywood and he has gone on to become an A-lister, appearing in various major projects like the Despicable Me series, Foxcatcher, and Battle of the Sexes.
Through his risen profile, Steve Carrell, who earned as much as $300 thousand towards the end of his run on The Office, has built a career that has earned him a net worth of $50 million, making him the richest cast member of The Office today.
2. Rainn Wilson – $14 million
The Office was popular for the weirdness in its array of characters and none was weirder than Rainn Wilson’s character, Dwight Schrute, a self-appointed assistant manager to Michael Scott who was a salesman. Rainn Wilson, who auditioned for the role of Michael Scott, was one of the original cast of the show and was on the show throughout its entire run as a major character.
Prior to appearing on The Office, Rainn Wilson, who is also a comedian, director, and producer, had been onscreen since 1997, when he made his appearance in the movie, One Life to Live. He appeared in some movies and TV shows before he was cast as the resident enforcer and weirdo of Dunder Mifflin.
Since the show ended, Rainn Wilson has leveraged on his popularity for other projects like The Boy, Backstrom, The Meg, and several others, to build a filmography with over 70 movies and TV shows that have earned him a net worth of $14 million.
3. John Krasinski – $30 million
John Krasinski started on The Office as the smart but unambitious Jim Halpert but certainly not one that mirrors his life. As an actor, he is one of the most successful actors on the show, having gone on to helm a major show of his own, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, and written and directed a major movie, A Quiet Place.
He joined The Office with little to no reputation behind his name at the time, having only appeared in a handful of roles in a couple of movies and TV shows before getting cast on the show. However, John became one of the cast’s major and most popular characters, with his character’s relationship with Pam Beesly, another character on the show being a major focus.
John started his time on The Office earning about $20,000 per episode, getting an intermittent increase to $100,000 and more towards the end of the show. Combined with his accomplishments outside of the show, John has been able to accrue a personal net worth of $30 million.
4. Jenna Fischer – $15 million
The receptionist who became a boss, Jenna Fischer played Pam Beesly on the show, starring right from the first episode to the last. With a net worth of $15 million, she was one of the highest-paid actors on the show, with a similar salary scale with John Krasinski. The difference, however, has been their career trajectory after the show came to an end.
Jenna Fischer has appeared in only a handle of projects since the show ended, with some of the major projects being You, Me and the Apocalypse and Splitting Up Together.
5. B.J Novak – $8 million
He was one of the writers and producers of The Office, but he was also a character on the show, playing the sketchy character, Ryan Howard. As Ryan, B.J Novak appeared as a regular on the show through the first eight seasons of the show, playing only a guest role in the final season of the show.
B.J Novak, who is particularly known for his work as an actor, although he has appeared in other works, enough to build a considerable acting filmography which includes works like The Internship, Saving Mr. Banks. The Smurfs, The Mindy Project, The Founder, and a few more others.
He has worked a lot behind the scenes, writing, producing and directing shows like Raising Dad, The Office, Konttori and several others. Through his work, B.J Novak has a net worth of $8 million.
6. Ed Helms – $20 million
Ed Helms, who played Andy Bernard on the show, joined the show in its third season, as a guest actor and starred well through to season six when he became a part of the main cast of the show.
Helms, like Steve Carrell, was a former member of the Comedy Central show, The Daily Show before joining the NBC sitcom.
While he made a considerable sum from The Office, earning over $100,000 per episode towards the end of the show, Ed Helms made the bulk of his net worth of $20 million from starring in major movies like The Hangover movie series. He also appeared in other major productions like Tag, Vacation, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie and several others.
7. Mindy Kaling – $24 million
Mindy Kaling was one of the actors on the show who was also a writer on the show. On the show, Mindy played Kelly Kapoor, and a supporting character throughout its entire run. On the show, her character was most known for an on and off relationship with B.J Novak’s character, Ryan Howard.
Not much is known about her earnings on The Office, but she has gone on to become one of the topmost female comedians in Hollywood, as an actress, writer, and producer.
She has had her show, The Mindy Project, and also made appearances in other projects like This Is the End, Champions, Ocean’s Eight, A Wrinkle in Time and many others.
8. Craig Robinson – $6 million
Craig Robinson began appearing on The Office in the very first season of the show, starting as a guest actor but got promoted as a starring actor in the fourth season of the show, maintaining the role well into the end of the show.
Although he was not one of the main cast of the show, Craig Robinson left a memorable impact on the show and has gone on to appear in other projects like Ghosted, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Mr, Robot, Mr. Robinson and the Hot Tub Time Machine movies. His career so far has netted him a net worth of $6 million.
9. Angela Kinsey – $12 million
Angela Kinsey played the hyper-religious Angela Martin on The Office, and she was a recurrent member of the cast from its first season to its last, with major storylines like her feud with Pam Beesly and her relationship with Dwight Schrute.
Her high net worth, comes from an extensive filmography of over 60 movies and TV shows, with major appearances in works like Haters Back Off!, The Hotwives of Las Vegas, Impress Me and many more.
10. Brian Baumgartner – $6 million
The actor whose line in The Office ‘why waste time say lot word when few word do trick’ has spurred several Internet memes played the accountant, Kevin Malone on the show.
Like Angela Kinsey, he was a member of the ensemble cast and was a member of the show from its first season to its last. Brian, who undoubtedly earned a significant sum of his net worth from The Office, has made some income through appearances in other works like Hand of God, Chicago Fire, One Last Night, The Goldbergs and several others.
Other notable cast members of ‘The Office’ and their net worth are –
Phyllis Smith, who played Phyliss Vance. She has a net worth of $7 million.
James Spader, who played Robert California on the show and was a major character during the eighth season of the show, has a net worth of $20 million.
Leslie David Baker, who played Stanley Hudson on the has a net worth of $3 million.
Melora Hardin, played Jan Levinson, boss and love interest of Michael Scott on the show. She has a net worth of $5 million.