‘Blue Bloods’: Vanessa Ray Net Worth and How She Got the Part of Eddie Janko

Blue Bloods star Vanessa Ray is best known for her role as Eddie Janko. Here’s her net worth and how she got the part on the hit CBS series.

What Vanessa Ray did before ‘Blue Bloods’

Vanessa Ray | Brad Barket/Getty Images
Vanessa Ray | Brad Barket/Getty Images

One of Ray’s early acting roles was a 2003 short video titled “The Sparky Chronicles: The Map.” In 2008, she made her film debut in the movie “Finding Chance,” in which she played the character Katrina. The actress made her television series debut in a 2009 episode of the show “Bored to Death.” Ray had a recurring role on the series “The Battery’s Down,” in which she played the role of Vanessa from 2008 to 2009. Ray began playing the character Eddie Janko on Blue Bloods in 2013. Her other television appearances include “As the World Turns,” “Suits,” and “Pretty Little Liars.”

Ray has also appeared on stage in productions including “Hair” and “Finding Nemo: The Musical.” He played the role of Nemo.

How Vanessa Ray got into acting

Ray decided she wanted to become an actress after her mother took her to a high school production of “The Music Man,” reports “Long Island Weekly.” She and her brother later scored roles in the musical “Oliver!,” which helped pave the way for her acting career.

Vanessa Ray’s thoughts on Jamie and Eddie

Vanessa Ray as Eddie Janko | Patrick Harbron/CBS via Getty Images
Vanessa Ray as Eddie Janko | Patrick Harbron/CBS via Getty Images

How does Ray feel about Jamie and Eddie’s relationship? The actress told “Long Island Weekly” she realizes now that Jamie and Eddie are going to have a tougher road ahead of them:

I think it’s really complicated, with myself included, as a fan of this couple. There’s a lot of learning curves and a lot of figuring out what their relationship looks like. I think it’s more of a struggle than they were anticipating. That’s something that I read a lot when I get the scripts and say, ‘Oh man, this is hard for them.’ It’s a lot harder for them than I think we all thought. They’ve loved each other for all these years, they’re finally together and now the fun begins, but it’s sort of where the real work has begun for them in terms of their relationship instead of their actual work and family unit.

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How Vanessa Ray got the part of Eddie Janko

In an interview with “CBS Watch!” magazine, Ray shared the exciting story of how she snagged her dream job on Blue Bloods. The actress was persistent in her pursuit of a job on the show:

I auditioned on tape and then went to meet with CBS in Los Angeles. The day I went in for my callback, the casting director got stuck in an elevator and they were like, “Maybe we should reschedule for tomorrow.” But sometimes as an actor you’re like, No! I’m ready right now and I don’t want to come back tomorrow. I don’t know what will happen tomorrow, but I know today I can get this job. So, I waited on the CBS lot for two hours until the fire department got the casting director out of the elevator and then I was like, “Ready?” And I got it!

Vanessa Ray’s net worth

As of 2019, Ray has a net worth of $3 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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