Matthew Steven LeBlanc, an American actor, producer, and television show host. He is majorly known for his role as Joey Tribbiani in the hit sitcom, F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Let’s find out more about how much is Matt LeBlanc’s net worth in 2018.
Born on July 25, 1967, to Patricia and Paul Le Blanc in Newton, Massachusetts, LeBlanc is of French Canadian and American Italian ancestry.
He studied at Newton North High School and graduated with comedian Louis C.K. in 1985.
Matt first met his wife, Melissa McKnight, in 1997. The two got married in 2003. They have a daughter, Marina Pearl who suffered from seizures in the initial days after she was born. However, the condition subsided with time. Matt also has two stepchildren, Tyler, and Jacqueline Esposito, from Melissa’s previous marriage.
Matt’s first appearance on television was in an advertisement for Heinz Tomato Ketchup in 1987.
The following year he starred in TV 101 for just one season.
In 1991, he had a recurring role in the sitcom, Married… with Children.
He also had roles in two spin-offs’ of the sitcom, Top of the Heap in 1991 and Vinnie and Bobby in 1992.
In 1990, he made an appearance in two music videos by Bon Jovi, “Miracle” from Young Guns II and “Say it isn’t so” in 2000. In 1991, he gave an appearance in Alanis Morissette’s “Walk Away.”
In 1994, he landed the role of Joey Tribbiani in F.R.I.E.N.D.S. which he played for 12 years. He filmed 10 seasons of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and 2 seasons of its spin-off, Joey.
He also had roles in films like Lookin’ Italian, Ed, Lost in Space, Charlie’s Angels and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.
In 2011, he starred in Episodes where he played a fictionalized version of himself. The TV Series continued for five seasons and was written by F.R.I.E.N.D.S. co-creator, David Crane and his partner, Jeffrey Klarik.
In 2012, he also appeared in an episode of Top Gear.
In 2016, he signed a deal with BBC to become one of the presenters of Top Gear.
Since 2016 he has also starred in the sitcom, Man With a Plan.
Awards and Achievements
In 1996. LeBlanc won the Screen Actor’s Guild Award for his role as Joey.
The following year, he won the Online Film & Television Association award for the best ensemble cast in F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
In 2000, he also won a TV Guide Award.
Matt won a Teen Choice Award for F.R.I.E.N.D.S. in 2002.
In 2005, he won the People’s Choice Awards for his role in Joey.
In 2012, LeBlanc won a Golden Globe Award for his act in Episodes.
Finally, in 2017, he won the People’s Choice Award for his role in Man With a Plan.
Net Worth of Matt LeBlanc
Matt LeBlanc has a net worth of around $60 million. Most of his earnings come from his numerous roles in television shows. In 2002, the entire cast of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. negotiated a deal wherein they would each get paid $1 million per episode.
Matt LeBlanc has had numerous roles both before and after F.R.I.E.N.D.S. However, he is known to audiences all over the world as the lovable Joey Tribianni. His portrayal of the character made him beloved to all the viewers. It has even been claimed that Joey was initially not written as a dim character, but it was LeBlanc that recommended that Joey is shaped the way that we see him today. It has been difficult for all the cast of this iconic sitcom to break out of their roles. LeBlanc has however tried extremely hard and has branched into a multitude of programmes since then.