As a hugely popular comic book and summer blockbuster staple, Spider-Man has proven to be a lucrative character for nearly every actor who’s played him. Now, with only days to go before the July 7 premiere of the latest installment, “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” take a look at the most famous actors who have either played or voiced the web-slinger — one of the world’s favorite superheroes.
Drake Bell Net Worth: -$600,000
The multi-faceted Drake Bell is an actor and musician who began working in Hollywood at a young age, going on to become one of the richest Nickelodeon stars.
You might recognize Bell from “The Amanda Show,” the spinoff series “Drake & Josh” or his sold-out stadium tours. But you might not have known that he also lent his voice to play Spider-Man. The 30-year-old actor has played the web-slinging superhero in the popular animated series “Ultimate Spider-Man” on Disney XD since 2012.
Although some fans were hoping for a live-action superhero film starring Bell, his years spent portraying Spider-Man came to a close in January of this year when “Ultimate Spider-Man” ended after four seasons. Bell’s wealth has also recently disappeared — the actor filed for bankruptcy in February 2014. He’s currently $600,000 in debt, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Tom Holland Net Worth: $2.5 Million
Tom Holland has seen quite the successful career, and he’s only 21 years old. The British actor burst onto the scene in 2008 when he landed the title role in “Billy Elliott the Musical” in London’s West End. Soon after, he shared the silver screen with Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts in “The Impossible” and co-starred in Ron Howard’s “In The Heart of the Sea.”
It wasn’t an easy road to landing his next big role as Spider-Man, however. Holland underwent five months of auditions before he was chosen for the coveted role.
Holland made his debut as the web-slinging character in “Captain America: Civil War” and will star in the highly-anticipated “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” which hits theaters on July 7. But that’s not all we’ll be seeing of him in the suit. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Holland said he has signed on for three “Spider-Man” movies in addition to three more appearances in Marvel films. Tom Holland’s estimated net worth is $2.5 million, but with so many summer blockbusters on the horizon, it will surely only go up from there.
Andrew Garfield Net Worth: $10 Million
You might have seen him play Mark Zuckerberg’s best-friend-turned-rival Eduardo Saverin in 2010’s “The Social Network,” but it wasn’t until British-American actor Andrew Garfield stepped into the Spidey suit at the age of 27 that his career took off. With “The Amazing Spider-Man” taking home $757.9 million in gross earnings worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo, things seemed promising for the 2012 franchise reboot. However, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” paled in comparison with a $708.98 million worldwide gross two years later. It was the last “Spider-Man” film for Garfield.
Don’t feel too bad for the guy, though, as his career definitely hasn’t slowed down. Garfield went on to star in “99 Homes” and was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in “Hacksaw Ridge.” His newest role in “Breathe,” being released this fall, is already surrounded by Oscar buzz. These days, Andrew’s net worth is an estimated $10 million.
Donald Glover Net Worth: $12 Million
Although he has yet to portray him on screen, Donald Glover has a lot to do with Spider-Man. The actor not only appears in the upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” but also voiced Miles Morales, Spider-Man’s alter-ego, in “Ultimate Spider-Man,” opposite Drake Bell. Although a “Spider-Man” film starring Glover is not in the works — much to the chagrin to his fans — Sony Pictures announced in January that a new animated film is in the works starring Glover as Miles Morales.
The actor, writer, producer and rapper has a lot on his plate these days. His Golden Globe-winning FX series “Atlanta” is entering its second season, he’s appearing in the upcoming Han Solo “Star Wars” spinoff, and he is set to voice Simba in a live-action remake of the classic Disney film “The Lion King.” According to Celebrity Net Worth, Glover is worth $12 million.
Neil Patrick Harris Net Worth: $35 Million
It’s not hard to believe that the smart and savvy 16-year-old who played Doogie Howser would go on to become one of television’s highest-paid actors. In its final season on the air, Neil Patrick Harris was taking home an estimated $400,000 per episode of the hit CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother.” His winning streak in show business has continued since then.
He was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2010 and won a Tony for his starring role in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” on Broadway in 2014. Neil Patrick Harris even zipped up the Spidey suit (figuratively) to voice Spider-Man in the animated series “Spider-Man: The New Animated Series,” which ran for one season on MTV in 2003.
Currently starring in the Netflix series “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” Harris also has a role in the upcoming comedy “Downsizing,” making the festival rounds this fall. From television to Broadway, movies endorsement and book deals, Neil Patrick Harris currently enjoys a net worth of around $35 million.
Tobey Maguire Net Worth: $75 Million
Known for taking more understated roles like those in “The Cider House Rules” and “Pleasantville,” Tobey Maguire’s career soared with the opening of “Spider-Man” in 2002. The film still holds the coveted first place when it comes to the highest-grossing “Spider-Man” films, earning $821.7 million worldwide and nearly $115 million opening weekend, a record at the time.
That was good news for Tobey, who earned $4 million for that film and another $32.5 million for the next two installments.
Since his role as Peter Parker ended in 2007 with “Spider-Man 3,” the successful actor would go on to star in “Seabiscuit,” “Brothers” and “The Great Gatsby.” Now 41 years old with a net worth of $75 million, the actor keeps a low profile by spending time with his two children.
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