Justin Hartley might have landed in the hearts of fans for his role on NBC’s This Is Us, but his career didn’t start there. He wasn’t always part of the famous “Big Three,” of Kevin (Hartley), Randall (Sterling K. Brown), and Kate (Chrissy Metz).
He started on the set of a popular soap opera, Passions, as Fox Crane. He is also well known for his role on the CW’s Smallville as Oliver Queen/ The Green Arrow. Let’s take a look at what the star is currently worth and how much he makes per episode of This Is Us.
Justin Hartley’s acting career and net worth
With the television drama’s great success, Hartley is at the height of his acting career. Despite his seemingly recent rise to fame, the This Is Us star has worked as an actor since 2002. While Passions and Smallville are what Hartley is best known for, he also starred in several films and television shows before This Is Us.
On the big screen, you may remember, the actor played Ty Swindle in a Bad Mom’s Christmas in 2017. He also starred in the American sports drama The Challenger in 2015. The star’s other movie appearances include roles in Red Canyon (2008), Spring Breakdown (2009), A Way with Murder (2009), Scorpio Men on Prozac (2010), Another Time (2018) and Little (2019).
On television, he played a series regular, Adam Newman, on The Young and the Restless from 2014 to 2016. According to The Richest, Hartley’s hard work as an actor has paid off. The This Is Us star is allegedly worth around $7 million.
How much does Hartley make per episode of ‘This Is Us’?
When Hartley joined the cast of This Is Us, he started with a salary of $40,000 per episode. He and Chrissy Metz were the lowest paid actors out of the main five stars on the show. Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore brought in the most, at $85,000 per episode at the show’s inception while Sterling K. Brown fell in the middle at $75,000 per episode.
With the massive success of the show, the stars negotiated substantial pay raises in 2018, before season 3. The five main stars—Ventimiglia, Moore, Brown, Metz, and Hartley— each now earn $250,000 per episode of This Is Us, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Typical seasons are around 18 episodes; therefore, Hartley will bring in $4.5 million for the current season of the NBC show.
Justin Hartley’s awards and nominations
The critically acclaimed NBC stars won the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in both 2018 and 2019.
Hartley was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards in 2019 but did not win. He was also nominated at the Teen Choice Awards for Choice Drama TV Actor in 2019 but did not win. Hartley was nominated for several awards for his work on Passions as well as The Young and the Restless.
You can watch Justin Hartley on This Is Us on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. on NBC.