Jon Bernthal Net Worth and Salary: Jon Bernthal is an American actor who has a net worth of $10 million. He is best known for portraying Shane Walsh on AMC’s The Walking Dead. He is known for playing bad guys and villains.
Youth: Jonathan Edward Bernthal was born in Washington DC on September 20, 1976. He is from a Jewish family. His parents are Joan and Eric Bernthal. His father is a former lawyer and was the chairman of the board of the Humane Society until 2019. Jon has two brothers: Nicholas and Thomas. Jon’s parents also raised foster children. Jon attended Sidwell Friends School and Skidmore College. He played baseball in college. He dropped out of college to join the Moscow Art Theater in Russia on the advice of his acting teacher Alma Becker. While in Moscow, Bernthal was discovered by the executive director of Harvard’s Institute for Advanced Theater Training. Bernthal completed his graduate studies in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2002. When he completed his training,
Career: Bernthal spent four years in New York City and during that time, appeared in more than 30 off-Broadway plays. He moved to Los Angeles in 2006. He booked his first regular recurring role on a television series in 2006’s The Class. Unfortunately, the show was canceled after one season. Bernthal’s breakout role was on AMC’s The Walking Dead. He played the role of Shane Walsh from 2010 to 2012 and then again in 2018 in the episode “What Comes After”. For his role, he was nominated for Breakout Performance – Male at the 2011 Scream Awards.
In June 2015, it was announced that Bernthal had been cast as Frank Castle/The Punisher in season two of the Marvel/Netflix series Daredevil. The series premiered in March 2016. Netflix spun Bernthal’s character into its own series: The Punisher. The series premiered in November 2017. Season two was released in January 2019. In February 2019, the series was cancelled.
Bernthal has also appeared in several films, including World Trade Center, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Peanut Butter Falcon, Baby Driver, The Accountant, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, How I Met Your Mother and Mob City. He appeared in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, which won the Grand Jury Prize for Drama at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
In 2017, Bernthal starred in the Irish action thriller Pilgrimage. Bernthal plays the Mute in the film, which takes place in the 13th century. Because he’s a sought-after actor, Bernthal stayed in character whenever he was on set, refusing to speak to the cast or crew. Bernthal received criticism for his role. In 2019, Bernthal played auto magnate Lee Iacocca in James Mangold’s Oscar-winning film Ford v. Ferrari.
Bernthal’s next high-profile project is his role in The Many Saints of Newark. The film is the feature-length prequel to the popular HBO series The Sopranos. The film will be released in March 2021.
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Personal life: Bernthal married Erin Angle, a trauma nurse, on September 25, 2010, in Potomac, Maryland. She is the granddaughter of retired professional wrestler Kurt Angle. His acting teacher Alma Becker married them. The couple welcomed their first son, Henry, in August 2011. Billy followed in January 2013, and a girl named Adeline in February 2015.
Bernthal is an outspoken supporter of pit bulls. He is a spokesperson for the Animal Farm Foundation, an organization that rescues pit bulls and promotes equal treatment of the breed. Bernthal has three pit bulls of his own. Two of them, Boss and Venice, appear in his 2012 film Rampart. Bam Bam is his third pit bull.
When he was 30, a confrontation with someone who was harassing Bernthal while he was walking his dog led to a fight that almost landed him in jail. In a 2017 interview with Esquire, Bernthal said he punched the man, who was following him home and was brought in for questioning when the man hit his head on the pavement and delayed regaining consciousness.
His brothers are just as successful as he is. Nicholas is an orthopedic surgeon and professor at UCLA. Thomas is the CEO of a consulting proposition that is engaged with Facebook COO and billionaire Sheryl Sandberg.
His cousin was musician Adam Schlesinger, who died in April 2020 of complications from COVID-19 during the global virus pandemic.
During his time in Moscow, Bernthal was a catcher for a Russian professional baseball team.
Salary benchmarks: When he was on The Walking Dead, Jon earned a salary of $80,000 per episode. For his work on Daredevil and The Punisher, the actor earned $350,000 per episode. The 2018 film Widows earned her a salary of $1.6 million.
Real Estate: In the summer of 2015, Bernthal sold his storybook cottage in Venice for $1.95 million — $55,000 over the $1.895 million asking price. Bernthal and his wife bought the house in 2010 for $1.012 million. Built in 1926, the renovated English country house features a steep roofline, curved staircase and breakfast nook. The home is 1,874 square feet with formal living and dining rooms, an updated kitchen, four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Arched doors, original wood floors and a wood-burning fireplace are among the home’s period details. French doors open to a covered patio and fire pit lit by vibrant landscaping and a built-in grill.
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