What Is ‘Scrubs’ Star Zach Braff’s Net Worth Today?

Zach Braff is a versatile actor who became a fan-favorite on the long-running TV show Scrubs. He has also had roles in many major movies and worked in several stage plays.

These days, Braff pursues creative opportunities that appeal to him, staying mostly out of the spotlight. Keep reading to learn how Braff became famous, his most popular roles, and what his net worth is.

How did Zach Braff get into acting?

Zach Braff on the red carpet
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Zach Braff was born in 1975 in New Jersey. Neither of his parents were involved in the entertainment business, with his father working as a trial attorney and his mother as a clinical psychologist.

Still, when he was very young, Braff knew that he wanted to get into the film business, and even attended Stagedoor Manor, a performing arts center specifically designed for young people up to age 18.

In the late eighties, Braff started to break into the business. His first work was on television and a couple of his early roles included parts in High and The Baby-sitters Club.

Braff appeared in several films during the ’90s, including Woody Allen’s Manhattan Murder Mystery, Getting to Know You, and Endsville. In 2001, Braff would land his most famous role, in a television series that would ultimately become a cult classic, beloved by fans all over the world. 

Zach Braff became famous on ‘Scrubs’

In 2001, the show Scrubs debuted on TV, with Braff starring the lead role of “J.D.” In the first few seasons, J.D. was a staff intern at a hospital, and as the show progressed, viewers watched as the young man moved up the hospital chain, eventually becoming an attending physician. J.D. and his friends, Christopher Turk and Elliot Reid, navigate the difficult world of hospital life while struggling to find balance in their personal lives as well.

The show was widely praised for the sharp, intelligent writing and original characterizations. Other stars that appeared in Scrubs over the years include John C. McGinley, Judy Reyes, Ken Jenkins, and Dave Franco.

Braff, in particular, received rave reviews from critics and fans for his earnest portrayal of J.D. He won three Golden Globes and an Emmy award for his work on Scrubs.

Over the years that he worked on the show, he was able to truly flex his creative muscles and not only acted but directed several episodes and served as executive producer during the final season. Scrubs ran until early 2010 until it was canceled.

Still, fans truly love the show and often indulge in reruns and binges of the quirky, funny series. 

What is Zach Braff’s net worth?

Following his tenure on Scrubs, Braff moved on to other projects. He has appeared in films like The High Cost of Living, Wish I Was Here, Oz the Great and Powerful, Going in Style, and The Disaster Artist. Braff has also continued to work in television post-Scrubs, including guest-starring in Bojack Horseman, Inside Amy Schumer, Community, and Bill Nye Saves the World

Outside of the world of entertainment, Braff has kept remarkably busy. He opened a restaurant in 2009 in New York City, called Mermaid Oyster Bar. He also received his pilot’s license in 2008.

Due to all of his projects and the singular success of Scrubs, Braff’s net worth has risen to truly impressive heights — reportedly, an estimated $22 million. Although he lives his life a little bit more under the radar these days, there’s no doubt that Braff is still a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry.

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