Cast Of Friday Night Lights: How Much Are They Worth Now?

Photo by Broadimage/REX

Friday Night Lights had a complicated run over its five seasons, and while it’s stilted seasons and change in networks interfered with as many fans as it could have had, the amazing cast and script reeled in a very loyal fanbase anyway. From new young actors to seasoned veterans, the show included a wide array of actors and actresses all at different stages in their careers. While some have been mostly absent from our screens since the show last aired in 2011, others have gone to bigger things and adding more numbers to their bank account. Being a star of Friday Night Lights was a great push into the spotlight as it was very well received and deemed a critical success even though it may have struggled at first and probably offered a pretty good paycheque for its stars. Check out how much the cast is worth now!

10. Aimee Teegarden

Estimated Net Worth: $3 Million. Aimee Teegarden was without a doubt the most hated character on Friday Night Lights as Julie Taylor, the daughter of the amazing Coach Eric and Tami Taylor. Teegarden began acting with small roles in shows like Hannah Montana, CSI, and 90210 before landing her role as Julie. She has also starred in a few films such as Scream 4 and starred in a couple of shows, both of which were cancelled after one or two seasons. Regardless, she has continued to act and thanks to her stable modelling career, Aimee Teegarden has a respectable net worth of $3 million.

Photo by Broadimage/REX Shutterstock

9. Scott Porter

Estimated Net Worth: $2 Million. Scott Porter may not have been around for the entire series, but he was a very important character for the first couple of seasons as Jason Street, the star quarterback who is confined to a wheelchair following a devastating injury on the field. Prior to his work on the show Porter had already established himself as an actor appearing in As the World Turns and Ugly Betty. He was also in the 2006 film Music and Lyrics and the 2008 film Speed Racer. Following his time on Friday Night Lights, he had parts in big shows like The Good Wife and Hart of Dixie while also lending his voice to the animated X-Men series as the voice of Scott Summers/Cyclops, all adding up to an estimated $2 million.

Photo by Eric Charbonneau/REX

8. Michael B. Jordan

Estimated Net Worth: $1 Million. Michael B. Jordan was well on his way to establishing his acting credibility before he landed the role of Vince Howard on Friday Night Lights. He appeared in recurring roles on The Wire, All My Children and The Assistants as well as several single episode appearances in many other big name shows between 1999-2009, but it was Friday Night Lights that boosted his popularity. Following the show he was in another Jason Katims created show Parenthood, and was in movies like Chronicle, Fruitvale Station and That Awkward Moment. While he is estimated to be worth $1 million that number is bound to be a bit bigger nowadays as he was in the 2015 remake of the Fantastic Four, which was a box office bomb, but probably held a pretty profitable contract for the actors. He is also starring in the Rocky spin-off film Creed, which is bound to carry a respectable paycheque.

Photo by REX Shutterstock

7. Adrianne Palicki

Estimated Net Worth: $4 Million. Adrianne Palicki had already appeared in many shows including Smallville, South Beach and Supernatural before she was cast as Tyra Collette in Friday Night Lights. She has continously acted since making her debut in 2003, and went on to play Wonder Woman in the made for TV movie and also appeared in Red Dawn opposite Chris Hemsworth and G.I. Joe Retaliation. Now, she is a star of the hit super hero series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. playing the part of Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird all of which adds up to an estimated net worth of $4 million.

Photo by Broadimage/REX Shutterstock

6. Minka Kelly

Estimated Net Worth: $5 Million. Actress Minka Kelly had roles in What I Like About You and The Kingdom before joining the cast of Friday Night Lights as Lyla Garrity, where she gained notoriety. Following the end of the series she appeared in 500 Days of Summer, The Roommate opposite Leighton Meester and Just Go With It. Kelly also appeared in the Jason Katims show Parenthood and was cast in the ill-fated Charlie’s Angels reboot as Eve French. Unfortunately for Kelly many of the shows she gets cast in end up being cancelled early on, but she is still not doing horribly from a financial standpoint with a estimated net worth of $3 to $5 million.

Photo by REX

5. Jesse Plemons

Estimated Net Worth: $3 Million. Jesse Plemons as Landry Clarke was a key character and most of the time the comic relief for the series, and given how well he played his character it isn’t surprising he has been adding to his resume and pocketbook for quite awhile. He appeared in several shows including Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Grey’s Anatomy, Judging Amy and also appeared in the 2002 film Like Mike before joining the series. Following his time on Friday Night Lights, he was also in the movie Battleship alongside his FNL costar Taylor Kitsch. Recently he was in the hit shows Breaking Bad and Fargo and was also in the new Johnny Depp film Black Mass adding up to a net worth of $3 million.

Photo by REX Shutterstock

4. Connie Britton

Estimated Net Worth: $8 Million. The gorgeous and talented Connie Britton was cast in the series Friday Night Lights as Tami Taylor after starring in the 2006 film the show is based on, in the same role, the wife of the head coach. Britton’s big break came in the mid-’90s in Spin City and she also appeared in TV shows such as The Fighting Fitzgeralds, 24 and The West Wing. Since starring in FNL she has taken her talents to other very popular shows including American Horror Story and Nashville and she will appear next in the new show American Crime Story. All together Britton has amassed herself a wealth of $8 million.

Photo by Broadimage/REX Shutterstock

3. Zach Gilford

Estimated Net Worth: $6 Million. For much of the first episode of Friday Night Lights it was not obvious that Zach Gilford’s character, Matt Saracen, would be the actual star of the show and the reveal was huge as Jason Street suffered his devastating injury. Prior to the show Gilford only had a few small acting credits to his name, but afterwards continued to branch out taking on different roles in shows like Off the Map and The Mob Doctor. He also appeared in The Last Stand and starred in The Purge: Anarchy, earning himself a net worth of $6 million.

Source: E Online

2. Taylor Kitsch

Estimated Net Worth: $8 Million. Taylor Kitsch quickly became one of the biggest stars on the show and has had the most recognized career afterwards. He appeared in John Tucker Must Die, Snakes on a Plane and The Covenant before raising his fame as Tim Riggins. Unfortunately for Kitsch many of his movies after Friday Night Lights including John Carter and Battleship were ripped apart by critics, but that hasn’t slowed down his acting as he is now a lead in HBO’s hit show True Detective. His starring roles in big name projects have served him well because even though critics don’t seem to like him very much, Kitsch is still worth an estimated $8 million.

Photo by Broadimage/REX

1. Kyle Chandler

Estimated Net Worth: $5 Million. Friday Night Lights was an expertly crafted show as fans and critics alike will tell you, but a lot hinged on the role of Coach Eric Taylor and Kyle Chandler; he not only delivered, but he also created a legacy as one of the best TV characters ever. Chandler won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2011 thanks his portrayal of Coach Taylor and has graced several other films and shows with his superb acting abilities. He has also been in Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, The Spectacular Now and Wolf of Wall Street and is currently starring on the new show Bloodline, all of which has gained him a $5 million net worth.

Photo by Charbonneau/REX Shutterstock
Telisa Carter

Telisa Carter

Telisa enjoys learning and writing about all things entertainment in the world of Hollywood. When she isn't catching up on her favorite TV shows, she likes to read, and obsess over all things football.