‘NCIS: Los Angeles’: How Much Does Chris O’Donnell Make Per Episode?

Chris O’Donnell is best known as Callen on “NCIS: Los Angeles.” If you’ve ever wondered how much the actor makes for each episode of his hit CBS show, we have some answers. Here’s how much Chris O’Donnell makes per episode on “NCIS: Los Angeles.”

Chris O’Donnell’s movies and TV shows

Chris O'Donnell on NCIS: Los Angeles. |  Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images
Chris O’Donnell on NCIS: Los Angeles. | Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images

Chris O’Donnell made his acting debut in a 1986 episode of the television series “Jack and Mike,” titled “Cry Uncle.” He played the character Evan. O’Donnell made his film debut in the 1990 movie “Men Don’t Leave,” in which he played the character Chris Macauley. The following year, he played Buddy Threadgoode in the hit movie “Fried Green Tomatoes.” O’Donnell has enjoyed a successful movie career. His other films include appearances in “School Ties,” “Scent of a Woman,” “The Three Musketeers,” “Circle of Friends,” “Batman Forever,” and “Batman & Robin.”

Once O’Donnell’s movie career began to slow down, he focused on television. In 2006, O’Donnell landed a recurring role on “Grey’s Anatomy” as Dr. Finn Dandridge. His other television acting roles include appearances in “Hawaii 5-0” and “The Practice.” O’Donnell has been playing the character G. Callen on “NCIS: Los Angeles” since 2009.

Chris O’Donnell’s work outside of acting

Chris O'Donnell | Erik Voake/CBS via Getty Images
Chris O’Donnell | Erik Voake/CBS via Getty Images

Outside of acting, O’Donnell works as a producer and director. He made his production debut with the 1999 film “Y2K.” That year, O’Donnell produced the movie “The Bachelor.” His other production credits include “Miracle on the 17th Green,” and “The Triangle.” O’Donnell made his directorial debut with a 2013 episode of “NCIS: Los Angeles” titled “Wanted.” He directed two other episodes on the show titled “SEAL Hunter,” and “An Unlocked Mind.”

Daniela Ruah was a big fan of Chris O’Donnell as a teen

Daniela Ruah on NCIS Los Angeles. | Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images
Daniela Ruah on NCIS Los Angeles. | Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images

It’s not unusual for a teenager to have posters on the wall of stars they look up to or have a crush on. Daniela Ruah was no different than these teens. When she was a teenager, she fancied O’Donnell, who would later become her “NCIS: Los Angeles” co-star.

Ruah told CBS “Watch!” magazine she used to have a poster of Chris O’Donnell on her wall when she was a teen. “As a teen, I had a big poster of Chris O’Donnell on my wall. I remind him of that all the time,” Ruah told the publication last year. She mentioned she also had a poster of Ricky Martin.

How much does Chris O’Donnell make per episode on ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’?

Chris O’Donnell is making a good salary on “NCIS: Los Angeles.” Including bonuses and other earnings, O’Donnell makes roughly $350,000 per episode, according to Celebrity Net Worth. As of this writing, he has an estimated net worth of $25 million, reports the publication.

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