The Richest ‘Friends’ Actors Who Had Supporting Roles

Even though the show stopped airing in 2004, Friends remains one of the most popular TV shows around. The reruns are among the most binge-watched shows in the United States, and the cast has to be happy about it.

The six lead actors — Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer – make more money from the reruns than they did when they shot the show.

The cast of Friends stands in a line
Friends | NBC

We know the six stars are wealthy, but what about the rest of the cast? It turns out the richest Friends supporting actors have quite a bit of money, too.

The richest Friends supporting actors have a lot of money

We know the main characters drive the show and are the reason fans tune in, but the Friends supporting cast was essential, too. The actors brought their talents to the stage and added depth that makes the show that much better.

These are some of the richest supporting actors who appeared in five or more episodes during the shows run. We rank them in ascending order of net worth.

James Michael Tyler

Gunther is one of the richest 'Friends' supporting actors
James Michael Tyler is the only actor aside from the leads to be in more than 100 Friends episodes.| Netflix

Net worth: $500,000

Character: Gunther

Number of episodes: 147

Aside from the six lead actors, who star in all 236 episodes, Tyler is the only other cast member to make more than 100 appearances on the show.

Maggie Wheeler

Net worth: $2 million

Character: Janice

Number of episodes: 19

Maggie Wheeler’s Janice pops up at least once in every season as Chandler’s love interest.

Jane Sibbett

Friends supporting actors, co-stars
Jane Sibbett’s Carol is a small but memorable role on Friends. | Warner Bros.

Net worth: $2 million

Character: Carol Willick

Number of episodes: 15

Jane Sibbett plays Ross Geller’s former wife Carol in all but one episode.

Helen Baxendale

Net worth: $3 million

Character: Emily Waltham

Number of episodes: 14

Ross marries Baxendale’s Emily Waltham, but (spoiler alert) it turns out to be a short-lived union.

Jessica Hecht

Net worth: $3 million

Character: Susan Bunch

Number of episodes: 12

Hecht plays Susan Bunch, Carol’s girlfriend and then wife.

Aisha Tyler

Net worth: $8 million

Character: Charlie Wheeler

Number of episodes: 9

It’s another Ross love interest! Aisha Tyler is one of the richest Friends supporting actors. After the show, she’s appeared on Modern Family, Two and a Half Men, and The Talk.

Elliott Gould

Net worth: $20 million

Character: Jack Geller

Number of episodes: 21

Being a supporting actor on Friends, where he appears as Ross and Monica’s dad, is just one of the dozens of roles for Gould during his lengthy career.

Anna Faris

Net worth: $20 million

Character: Erica

Number of episodes: 5

Anna Faris is more famous for what she’s done after Friends, which is what makes her so rich, but playing Erica in the last season is one of her earliest roles.

Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd is among the richest Friends supporting actors and co-stars
Paul Rudd shows up in 18 episodes of Friends. | Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Net worth: $30 million

Character: Mike Hannigan

Number of episodes: 18

Appearing as the man who marries Phoebe isn’t one of Paul Rudd’s best roles, but it’s a memorable one for all the Friends fans out there.

Giovanni Ribisi

Net worth: $34 million

Character: Frank Buffay Jr.

Number of episodes: 9

Ribisi plays Phoebe’s brother in nine episodes, but it’s the dozens of other credits that make him one of the richest Friends supporting actor.

Tom Selleck

Net worth: $45 million

Character: Dr. Richard Burke

Number of episodes: 10

We’re going out on a limb and saying it’s Tom Selleck’s long career in entertainment, not his guest-starring stint on Friends, that makes him rich.

Jon Favreau

Jon Favreau is one of the richets Friends supporting actors
Robert Downey Jr. (left) and Jon Favreau on the set of Iron Man. | Marvel Studios

Net worth: $60 million

Character: Pete Becker

Number of episodes: 6

Favreau’s six appearances on the show happened before his directing career took off. We’re guessing his memorable best movies as a director, such as Elf and Iron Man, are what make him among the richest Friends supporting actors.

Hank Azaria

Net worth: $70 million

Character: David

Number of episodes: 5

The man with a million-dollar voice is multi-millionaire because of it. His voice acting on The Simpsons makes him very wealthy.

Who is the richest actor who played a main character?

Aside from a few well-known stars, the richest Friends supporting actors can’t come close to the stars in terms of net worth.

Friends Cast
The six actors who played the lead characters on Friends. | NBC

Jennifer Aniston is the richest cast member of Friends with a net worth of $170 million. Her movies roles and endorsement deals give her that nine-figure bank account.

Courtney Cox’s net worth is also in nine figures at $120 million. David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, and Matt LeBlanc all have net worths between $60 and $85 million. Each of the six stars made $1 million per Friends episode by the end of the show’s run.

Other famous actors who appeared on Friends

We’ve just seen some of the richest Friends co-stars, but they’re hardly the only well-known actors to appear on the show.

Take a look at some of the other Hollywood stars who show up in various episodes:

  • Bruce Willis
  • Terri Garr
  • Adam Goldberg
  • Elle Macpherson
  • Morgan Fairchild
  • Michael Rappaport
  • Dermot Mulroney
  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Gary Oldman
  • Sean Penn
  • Christina Applegate
  • Alec Baldwin
  • Jon Lovitz
  • Brad Pitt
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Winona Ryder
  • Julia Roberts

All net worth figures from Celebrity Net Worth.

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