What Is the Cast of ‘The O.C.’ Worth Today?
The O.C. left our TV screens in 2007 but we still see some of the cast grace our screens. Ahead, see what the cast of the show is worth today.
Since ending his role as the dorky, adorable, and sarcastic Seth Cohen, Adam Brody has been working quite steadily.
Next up for him is a guest spot on the ABC comedy, Single Parents, as the ex of his
Rachel Bilson who played the small but mighty character of Summer Roberts on The O.C. has also been working almost constantly since the show ended.
Most notably, Bilson played Dr. Zoe Hart on the CW series, Hart of Dixie, and made an appearance on How I Met Your Mother. Her net worth is approximately $16 million.
The girl next door, Marissa Cooper, had a heartbreaking departure from The O.C. in Season 3. Mischa Barton famously spoiled what would happen to her character during a television appearance before the episode aired.
After leaving The O.C., Barton hit a rough patch in her personal life — including drug abuse and a DUI arrest — but has since bounced back. She’s set to star in a reboot of the MTV series, The Hills, alongside former cast members Audrina Patridge, Heidi Montag, and Whitney Port. Her net worth is said to be $3 million.
Benjamin McKenzie played Ryan Atwood, the smart kid from a tough neighborhood who met the Cohen family when he was in jail.
McKenzie stuck with The O.C. until the end when he retired his leather jacket and white tank tops. McKenzie got a starring role in another Fox drama, Gotham, which proved to be very successful. He also appeared in Southland. McKenzie’s net worth is approximately $16 million.
A later addition to the main cast members was Taylor Townsend, the overachieving and sometimes mean fellow student of Seth, Ryan, Summer, and Marissa. After Marissa Cooper is out of the picture for Ryan, she becomes his new love interest.
Reeser appeared in the film, Sully, alongside Tom Hanks, and made a number of appearances in Entourage. She also reunited with Bilson when she appeared in a 2015 episode of Hart of Dixie, according to IMDb. Reeser, a Southern California girl, has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Tate Donovan played Marissa Cooper’s dad, Jimmy Cooper, who went from Orange County’s golden boy to the most hated man in the county when he stole money to cover his own bad investments.
Prior to working on The O.C., Donovan appeared on Friends. After The O.C., he scored roles in The Man in the High Castle, Damages, Argo, and Hostages to name a few. Tate’s net worth is said to be $5 million.
Melinda Clarke played Julie Cooper. Wife to Jimmy and mother to Marissa. In Season 1 Julie was portrayed as mean but as the series went on the audience learned more about her character’s personality. She even became friends with Kirsten Cohen.
Like Reeser, she appeared on Entourage and the CW show, Nikita. Throughout her run on The O.C., she played Lady Heather on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, a role she played for a decade. More recently, she played Kelly Donovan on The Vampire Diaries. Clarke’s net worth is approximately $3 million.
Kirsten Cohen was Seth’s mom. She had a complicated relationship with her father, Caleb, who was successful in real estate. On the show Kirsten goes from supportive mom and successful business woman to alcoholic and back again.
Played by actress Kelly Rowan, Kirsten was part of Ryan and Seth’s support system. After The O.C. ended, Rowan appeared in multiple TV shows and TV movies. Most notably, she appeared in Perception from 2011 to 2017. Her net worth is estimated to be $25 million.
Actor Peter Gallagher played public defender Sandy Cohen who despised the money and entitlement in Orange County. Sandy was the one who brought Ryan home with him after meeting him jail.
After Gallagher and his strong eyebrows departed The O.C. he got a role on Californication, The Good Wife, Covert Affairs, Togetherness, and New Girl. Most recently, Gallagher has worked on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Gifted, and Grace and Frankie. Gallagher’s personal wealth is estimated to be $16 million.