Bryan Callen’s Net Worth and How He Makes His Money
Many may know the work of comedian and actor Bryan Callen without ever knowing his name. As a regular on shows like The Goldbergs, Callen has quietly worked his way up in the entertainment industry over the last 25 years. What is the actor’s net worth, and how does he make his money?
A look at Bryan Callen’s career trajectory and how he makes his money
Callen — a Maila, Philippines native — got his start in 1995. He was a series regular on MADtv, followed by a recurring role in Oz. He has dozens of one-off roles to his name. You can find Callen in Old School, Sex and the City, The King of Queens, and many more.
According to IMDb, Callen, “lived overseas until fourteen years of age in various countries including Philippines, India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Greece, and Saudi Arabia because his father was a banker.”
Many of Callen’s roles on shows like Fat Actress, 7th Heaven, and How I Met Your Mother are recurring characters. With Callen’s trademark wit, he’s an essential part of successful shows like Schooled. On The Goldbergs, he plays Coach Rick Mellor — a character based on a real man from creator Adam F. Goldberg’s school years.
Recent projects include Film Fest, Hidden Chambers, and Think Like a Dog opposite Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel.
Callen also earns some of his money through standup comedy and touring. His newest special, Complicated Apes, is available to stream now.
Callen responded to sexual harassment allegations
In late July, the Los Angeles Times reported accusations against Callen that go as far back as 20, or more, years. Former MADtv actress Katherine Fiore Tigerman, among others, came forward with various sexual assault or misconduct allegations.
Days later, Callen addressed reports via Twitter, vehemently denying all claims.
“Let me be very clear: I have never raped, forced myself upon any woman nor offered to trade stage time for sex. EVER,” he wrote.
“The horrific and false allegations originated in today’s LA TIMES will be addressed in detail in a special Saturday night edition of my podcast TFATK tomorrow. I will now allow the cancel culture to subvert what I know and as importantly, what these women know, is the truth.”
Following that, Callen planned to speak on the issue on his podcast, The Fighter and The Kid — which he co-hosts with former UFC heavyweight Brendan “Big Brown” Schaub. Instead, he opted for a video message on Instagram.
“When you’re in a situation like I am, you get a lot of advice from a lot of different people, and it usually falls into two different categories: they either tell you to post a statement and disappear, or they say lay low and let the news cycle pass you by,” he said in the clip. “Well, for better or for worse, I’m not doing any of that.”
He continued: “This is me saying I categorically and absolutely deny all the allegations against me. I wanted you to see me say that, I didn’t want to post some stale statement. I wanted you to hear that come out of my mouth.”
The comedian spoke on the #MeToo movement in the 3-minute video saying it’s “one of the most important movements” of his lifetime.
“But I also believe in due process,” he continued, “and we live in a very strange time where anybody can make an allegation against you and you are guilty until proven innocent,” he said.
What is Callen’s net worth?
That said, allegations previously came out against Callen’s friend, comedian Chris D’Elia. The two partnered for an unscripted prank show for Netflix but it was ultimately scrapped after sexual misconduct claims surfaced.
Following the news, Callen said on his podcast he’d “never seen or heard of [Chris] doing anything illegal,” calling him a “friend.” He did, however, scrub photos of D’Elia from his Instagram page.
It’s not clear whether the allegations will cost Callen time on Schooled or other projects moving forward. As of now, his estimated net worth is $2.5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
How to get help: In the U.S., call the RAINN National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 to connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.