Jon Bernthal spent much of his 20s in New York, appearing in over 30 off-Broadway plays as he tried to become an actor. Bernthal finally found fame and success in the early 2010s, starring in AMC’s The Walking Dead.
The 45-year-old American actor has a graduate degree from Harvard University and, after starring in zombie-themed TV for two series, began appearing in major films in 2013. Bernthal starred as drug dealer Brad Bodnick in The Wolf of Wall Street in 2013.
After working with Scorsese and starring alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, Bernthal went on to appear in blockbusters including the 2014 WWII film Fury and the 2021 film. King Richard. The latter was a widely acclaimed film but was somewhat overshadowed by Will Smith’s infamous slap in the face at the 94th Academy Awards.
Bernthal obviously has a high work rate. He appeared in five films released in 2021 and was both an actor and executive producer in the film Sharp Stick which hit theaters earlier this year.
What is Jon Bernthal’s net worth?
He reportedly earned $80,000 per episode on The Walking Dead. After appearing on the AMC series, he saw significant growth in his earnings. Bernthal reportedly earned $350,000 per episode for his role in the Marvel series Daredevil and earned the same amount per episode when his character The Punisher got a spin-off series of the same name.
Bernthal comes from a successful family, one of his brothers is an orthopedic surgeon while the other is engaged to billionaire Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.