Matthew Morrison Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Salary:||$80 Thousand Per Episode|
|Date of Birth:||Oct 30, 1978 (44 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Fort Ord|
|Height:||6 ft (1.83 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Dancer, Singer-songwriter|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
What is Matthew Morrison's net worth and salary?
Matthew Morrison is an American actor, musician, and singer-songwriter who has a net worth of $10 million. Matthew Morrison is best known for his role as Will Schuester on the Fox musical television series "Glee." He is also known for his many roles in Broadway and off-Broadway shows, including "Hairspray," "Finding Neverland," and "The Light in the Piazza," the lattermost of which earned him a Tony Award nomination. On the big screen, Morrison has appeared in such films as "Tulip Fever" and "Crazy Alien."
"Glee" premiered on September 9, 2009 and ran 121 episodes over six seasons until it ended on March 20, 2015.
He released his first studio album simply titles Matthew Morrison on May 10, 2011, recorded under the label Mercury Records. The CD contains his singles "Summer Rain" and "Still Got Tonight."
How much did Matthew Morrison make per episode of Glee? At his peak of the series he earned $80,000 per episode. That would typically work out to around $2 million season.
Early Life and Education
Matthew Morrison was born on October 30, 1978 in Fort Ord, California to Thomas and Mary, and was raised in Chico. He is of English and Scottish descent. Growing up, Morrison belonged to the Buena Park Youth theater, and was also a member of the Orange County School of the Arts and the Collaborative Arts Project 21. He went to Los Alamitos High School as a teen, and subsequently attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. After two years at NYU, Morrison dropped out to pursue his professional acting career.
Morrison made his debut on television in 1997, appearing in an episode of the short-lived ABC drama series "Relativity." Two years later, he was in an episode of "Sex and the City." Morrison didn't return to the small screen until 2003, when he had a guest role on the crime drama series "Hack." He followed this with a supporting role in the television movie "Once Upon a Mattress." In 2006, Morrison made an appearance on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," and also had his first regular role on a series on the soap opera "As the World Turns." He was subsequently in episodes of "Ghost Whisperer," "CSI: Miami," and "Numbers," and was part of the ensemble cast of the television film "Taking Chance."
Morrison began his biggest television role yet in 2009, playing high school teacher Will Schuester on the Fox musical dramedy series "Glee." In addition to acting, he directed the season three episode "Extraordinary Merry Christmas." Morrison remained on "Glee" through its conclusion in 2015. Following this run, he had a recurring role as Connor Fox on the legal series "The Good Wife," and also appeared in an episode of the dramedy "Younger." From 2017 to 2018, Morrison played Paul Stadler in four episodes of "Grey's Anatomy." He subsequently served as a dance captain on the BBC dance competition series "The Greatest Dancer" from 2019 to 2020. During this time, Morrison played the main role of Trevor Kirchner on "American Horror Story: 1984," the ninth season of the FX anthology horror series. Among his other credits, he starred as the Grinch in NBC's 2020 production of "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Musical Live!"
On stage, Morrison debuted as part of the ensemble of the 1998 Broadway production of the musical "Footloose," based on the eponymous film. He subsequently appeared in the Broadway revival of "The Rocky Horror Show." From 2002 to 2004, Morrison played Link Larkin in the original production of the Broadway musical "Hairspray." During this time, he also played the titular character in a New York workshop production of "Tarzan," based on the Disney animated musical. Morrison subsequently had a major year on stage in 2005, appearing in three productions. In a New York reading of "Catch Me if You Can," he portrayed the protagonist Frank Abagnale, Jr. Meanwhile, on Broadway, Morrison starred in the play "A Naked Girl on the Appian Way" and was featured in the musical "The Light in the Piazza"; for the latter, he earned a Tony Award nomination. In 2007, he was in the off-Broadway show "10 Million Miles." Morrison returned to the Great White Way the following year to play Lt. Joseph Cable, USMC in a revival of "South Pacific." From 2015 to 2016, he starred as J.M. Barrie in the musical "Finding Neverland."
Morrison first appeared on the big screen in 2001 with a small part in the English-language Indian dramedy "Bollywood Calling." He had another small role two years later in the romcom "Marci X," starring Lisa Kudrow and Damon Wayans. In 2007, Morrison appeared in another romcom, "Music and Lyrics," starring Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore. The same year, he had a bit part in the dramedy "Dan in Real Life." Morrison had a bigger role in the 2012 romcom "What to Expect When You're Expecting," playing the father of the main character's baby girl. The film's large ensemble cast also features Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Ben Falcone, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Chris Rock, and Dennis Quaid, among others.
In 2014, Morrison had a notable role as the ex-boyfriend of Patrick Wilson's main character in the science-fiction film "Space Station 76." He next showed up as himself in the romcom "Playing it Cool," and lent his voice to the English-language dub of the Argentine animated film "Underdogs." In 2016, Morrison had his first leading film role in "After the Reality," in which he starred opposite Sarah Chalke. Following this, he had a supporting role in the historical romance "Tulip Fever," and starred opposite Huang Bo and Shen Teng in the Chinese science-fiction comedy "Crazy Alien."
As a recording artist, Morrison got his professional start in early 2010 when he signed with Mercury Records. He went on to release his self-titled debut studio album the following year. In addition to its singles "Still Got Tonight" and "Summer Rain," the album features duets with Sting, Elton John, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Morrison released his second album, "Where it All Began," through Adam Levine's 222 Records in 2013. Comprised of jazz standards and show tunes, it was supported by the single "It Don't Mean a Thing." Among his other music recording credits, Morrison released the kids' album "Disney Dreamin' with Matthew Morrison" and the EP "A Classic Christmas."
Morrison was engaged for about a year to actress Chrishell Stause. Their relationship ended in 2007. In 2011 he began dating Renee Puente. The couple married in 2014 in Maui, Hawaii. Together, they have a son named Revel James Makai and a daughter named Phoenix Monroe.
In June 2010, Matthew paid $1.2 million for a home in Los Angeles. Matthew and Renee are said to have performed roughly $1 million worth of renovations on the home. They sold the home in March 2022 for $4.7 million.