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Josh Peck reveals how much he was paid during his child star acting days on Drake & Josh


He starred on the hit Nickelodeon sitcom Drake & Josh from 2004 to 2007 alongside Drake Bell.

And Josh Peck spoke out about his paycheck as a child star on the series, and the misnomer that they get paid a lot more than they really do, according to his appearance on the Dear Media Trading Secrets podcast, per E! News.

The star, 35, revealed that he would get about $15,000 per episode and that they did 60 episodes, which comes to $900,000 pre-tax.

Interesting: He starred on the hit Nickelodeon sitcom Drake & Josh from 2004 to 2007 alongside Drake Bell. And Josh Peck spoke out about his paycheck as a child star on the series, and the misnomer that they get paid a lot more than they really do, according to his appearance on the Dear Media Trading Secrets podcast, per E! News. Seen April 9, 2022

Interesting: He starred on the hit Nickelodeon sitcom Drake & Josh from 2004 to 2007 alongside Drake Bell. And Josh Peck spoke out about his paycheck as a child star on the series, and the misnomer that they get paid a lot more than they really do, according to his appearance on the Dear Media Trading Secrets podcast, per E! News. Seen April 9, 2022

‘I can only speak to my experience but I think it’s quite public that if you were on a show like Two and a Half Men or Modern Family, and you were the kids on a massive network, syndicated show,’ he said.

‘The case could be made that you’d have enough money to last you the rest of your life,’ Josh continued.

Josh said that he thinks its a ‘misnomer’ that people assume he was given a ‘golden parachute,’ revealing his actual paycheck per episode of Drake & Josh.

‘But, the reality is that when we were making the show, we did 60 episodes and we made about $15,000 an episode. So when all is said and done, we were sort of left after agents and managers and taxes.’ 

The show: The star, 35, revealed that he would get about $15,000 per episode and they did 60 episodes, which comes to $900,000 pre-tax

The show: The star, 35, revealed that he would get about $15,000 per episode and they did 60 episodes, which comes to $900,000 pre-tax

‘You live with about $450,000 over five years, which breaks down to a little less than $100,000 a year – now, certainly a great amount of money, but not enough to set you up for life. And a lot of it, we lived on, and I’m not gonna brag: My mom and I had a used BMW five series. We lived in a two-bedroom apartment with amenities… We lived a very middle-class life.’

The money ‘went to their lifestyles when the show was over,’ which occurred in 2007.

Josh added that their were ‘no residuals on kids’ television.’

‘It was like we had 18 months of runway, you know. It’s as though someone had lost their job.’ 

Flashback: 'You live with about $450,000 over five years, which breaks down to a little less than $100,000 a year - now, certainly a great amount of money, but not enough to set you up for life. And a lot of it, we lived on, and I'm not gonna brag: My mom and I had a used BMW five series. We lived in a two-bedroom apartment with amenities... We lived a very middle-class life

Flashback: ‘You live with about $450,000 over five years, which breaks down to a little less than $100,000 a year – now, certainly a great amount of money, but not enough to set you up for life. And a lot of it, we lived on, and I’m not gonna brag: My mom and I had a used BMW five series. We lived in a two-bedroom apartment with amenities… We lived a very middle-class life

Josh co-starred with Drake Bell on Drake & Josh, which centered on the two characters who were stepbrothers living together.

Also starring on the show was Miranda Cosgrove, Jonathan Goldstein and Nancy Sullivan. 

The show actually only had 56 episodes over its four seasons on air.

Since the show’s end, Josh went on to star in several Drake & Josh spinoff projects including two TV films: Drake & Josh Go Hollywood and Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh.

Josh has most recently starred in How I Met Your Father for five episodes as well as film an episode for the reboot of iCarly and also the film Oppenheimer, which is currently filming.

Star: Josh has most recently starred in How I Met Your Father for five episodes as well as film an episode for the reboot of iCarly and also the film Oppenheimer, which is currently filming; seen March 16, 2022 in NYC

Star: Josh has most recently starred in How I Met Your Father for five episodes as well as film an episode for the reboot of iCarly and also the film Oppenheimer, which is currently filming; seen March 16, 2022 in NYC

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