Famous for playing the hilarious Josh Nichols in the teen sitcom Drake & Josh is none other than Josh Peck. Prior to this, he was a child actor who gained a lot of traction when he joined the live sketch comedy series “The Amanda Show.” As an adult, he continued acting and has started a lifestyle YouTube channel. As of 2023, Josh Peck has a net worth of $6 million.
Joshua Michael Peck is from Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan and was born on November 10, 1986. His mother Barbara raised him as a single mother and worked as a career coach. Sadly, he has never met his biological father.
He spent a lot of his childhood indoors watching classic sitcoms due to his asthma. This inspired him to become a stand-up comedian at the age of eight.
To sharpen his skills, he entered The Professional Performing Arts School. He then made an appearance at the TADA! Youth Theater and gave a stand-up comedy show for the Audrey Hepburn charity at Carolines on Broadway.
In 1996, Peck made his television debut on The Rosie O’Donnell Show when he was ten years old. Four years later, he made his first movie appearance on Snow Day. Around this time, Nickelodeon cast him on The Amanda Show.
So, he moved to Los Angeles, California, where he became friends with fellow child actor Drake Bell. In 2002, the pair were given their own show “Drake & Josh.”
It became a hit, and Josh became a guest star in various animated projects, including What’s New, Scooby-Doo? and Ice Age. Sadly, long after Drake & Josh stopped production in 2007, it was revealed that the two leading actors were no longer friends. This is surprising considering how strong their on-screen chemistry was.
After Drake & Josh
In 2008, Josh Peck continued his acting career by appearing in movies such as The Wackness, Drillbit Taylor, Safety Glass, and American Primitive. He also made occasional cameos on Nickelodeon.
In 2013, he was given a permanent role on the children’s network as the voice of Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He was also featured in several of David Dobrik’s Vlog Squad videos.
This inspired him to start his own YouTube channel in 2017. He became known for vlogs that featured famous artists. Currently, he has over 3.6 million subscribers.
Net Worth and Earnings
In 2022, Peck published a book called “Happy People Are Annoying.” In the book, he revealed that he was paid $15,000 per episode for his stint on Drake & Josh. That’s about $900,000 over the four seasons of the show.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, his personal YouTube channel makes $1,150 per day or $420,000 annually. He also does speaking gigs with fees ranging from $30,000 to $50,000. This is why Josh Peck’s personal wealth is estimated to be $6 million. In comparison, his former co-star Drake Bell is worth $600,000.
As a teen, Josh weighed over 300 pounds and lost over 100 pounds with basic bodyweight exercises. In 2017, he got married to his longtime partner, Paige O’Brien. They are currently raising a boy Max Milo in Beverly Hills, California.