What is Atticus Shaffer’s Net Worth?
|Net Worth:||$4 Million|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Born:||June 19, 1998|
|Salary (Annual):||$500 Thousand|
Atticus Shaffer is an American actor who has a net worth of $4 million. Shaffer was born on June 19, 1998, in California with osteogenesis imperfecta. Despite this, he was recognized by a talent manager in 2006, and he immediately received a guest-starring role in the television series “The Class” at the age of 9.
That role led him to the character of Brick in the long-running ABC sitcom, The Middle, in 2007, for which he rose to worldwide fame. Shaffer is likely best known for his bus-stop scene in Hancock with Will Smith, but he has also appeared in The Unborn, Big Fat Important Movie Leaving Barstow, and Opposite Day.
Shaffer’s unique style of comedy has been featured in a number of commercials, most notably with AIG. He has also given numerous voice-overs in feature films such as Year One, Subject: I Love You, and Frankenweenie.
Salary Per Episode
Shaffer reportedly earned $12,000 per episode from the TV show, The Middle which ran from 2009 to 2018.
Atticus Ronald Shaffer was born on June 19, 1998, in Santa Clarita, California, the USA to Ron Shaffer and Debbie. He was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type IV, a genetic condition caused by brittle bones that he received from his mother.
Doctors informed his mother that he would have to use a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Shaffer’s mother, on the other hand, was adamant about keeping her son out of a wheelchair. He was home-schooled primarily due to his rising acting career.
Shaffer was discovered by a talent manager in 2006, when he was just eight years old, and made his acting debut in 2007 as Jonah in an episode of the TV show, The Class.
Following a few further appearances, including as an Irish Boy in the soap opera Days of Our Lives, he appeared in the TV series Carpoolers in 2008 and made the famed appearance in the film, Hancock as a Boy on Bus Bench.
Shaffer began as Brian Heck in the longstanding sitcom The Middle in 2009, alongside Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, and Eden Sher. In 2011, he and his co-actors Eden Sher and Charlie McDermott won a Young Artist Award nomination for Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series. The series lasted till 2018 and helped him establish himself as a legit Hollywood star.
From 2016 to the present, he has played the character of Morrie Rydell in the radio show Adventures in Odyssey. Since Shaffer’s bones are frail, he is frequently substituted by stunt doubles in potentially dangerous scenes so that he does not injure himself.
His other film roles include Leaving Barstow, An American Carol, The Unborn, and Opposite Day. He appeared as a cameo in the Netflix series Never Have I Ever in Russia Model UN representative in 2020.
In addition, he has appeared as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Entertainment Tonight, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, The Bonnie Hunt Show, Lopez Tonight, Good Morning America, Live with Kelly and Michael, The Queen Latifah Show, and The George Lucas Talk Show: AmAIRican GrabBuddies in 2021.
As a Voice Actor
Shaffer made his voice acting debut in 2010 as Albert Glass in the animated TV series Fish Hooks. Following that, he played Tommy in the romantic drama film Subject: I Love You.
Next, in 2012, he voiced Edgar ‘E’ Gore in the film Frankenweenie, and in 2015, for the first time, he voiced Ono in the animated tv movie The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, which he reprised in 2016 in the Television mini-series Lion Guard: It’s Unbungalievable. From 2016 to 2019, he voiced Ono in the regular animated series The Lion Guard.
From 2013 to 2019, Shaffer provided the voice of Peedee Fryman in the animated series Steven Universe and Melvin in the animated series Harvey Girls Forever!
In recent years, he has provided the voice of Grumpy in the TV series Pete the Cat (2017-2020), Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2017- 2019), and Harvey Street Kids (2018-2020) as well as various characters in the 2021 animated television film Arlo the Alligator Boy.
Additionally, Shaffer has official “Atticus Shaffer Vlogs” video gaming channels on Twitch (2019) and YouTube. He uploads gameplay videos of games such as Yu-Gi-Oh!, Lego, The Last of Us, and Call of Duty, among others. Shaffer has over 8.48k followers yet has only recently started posting gaming videos.
Shaffer is a devout Christian who, as of 2018, regularly studied the Old and New Testaments of the Bible with his mother. He cited many Christian bands as his favorites as of 2015, the year he was baptized, and he was a fan of contemporary Christian rock music.
Awards and Achievements
In 2010, Shaffer was awarded the RJ Mitte Diversity Award for an actor with a physical or emotional disability for his role in the Middle.
Shaffer was nominated for Young Artist Awards in 2010 and Annie Awards in 2013 for his roles in The Middle and Frankenweenie.
Facts About Atticus Shaffer
- Shaffer was named after Atticus Finch, the lawyer in To Kill a Mockingbird.
- Shaffer is of Italian, Polish, German, Swiss, French, and English ancestry and currently resides in Acton, California.
- Shaffer enjoys playing Mini-Golf and has a cat named Miss Puff.
- Shaffer is an avid reader and enjoys reading about Star Wars (1977), as well as the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and World War II history.
- Shaffer was a boy scout who participated on camping trips and received badges.
- Shaffer’s character in The Middle is 3 years younger than he is.
- Shaffer’s favorite pizza toppings are pineapple, pepperoni, and pepperoncini peppers.
- Shaffer aspires to be a director/writer and plans to study the same in college.
As of 2022, Atticus Shaffer has an estimated net worth of around $4 million. Despite suffering from Osteogenesis Imperfecta he found success in the entertainment industry. He made the majority of his money through his successful acting career and appeared in over 35 films and TV shows. He also generates revenue via sponsorships, public appearances, and YouTube. As per reports, Shaffer’s annual income is roughly $500 thousand.