John Krasinski is an American actor who is best known for playing Jim Halpert in the NBC sitcom The Office. Since his time on the series, he has also taken on a number of different roles behind the camera as well, including writer, producer, and directing work.
Over the span of two decades, John Krasinski’s net worth has steady grown. Read on to find out how he earned his biggest salaries and trace his journey from the start of his career to the present.
John Burke Krasinski was born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 20, 1979. His mother Mary was a nurse and his father Ronald was an internist. Krasinksi has also has two older brothers, Paul and Kevin. They were a strictly Catholic family and lived had a pretty comfortable life.
Krasinski graduated from Newton South High School in 1997. He actually went to school with BJ Novak, who would, later on, be one of his co-stars in The Office. When they were seniors, Novak wrote a play and Krasinski starred in it.
After graduation, Krasinski taught English in Costa Rica for the summer before enrolling at Brown University. He finished a BA degree in English and also received an honorary degree later on in 2019. While at university, Krasinski coached basketball and became part of the comedy group Out of Bounds.
Upon finishing college, Krasinki got formal acting training at the National Theater Institute of Connecticut. He also trained with the Royal Shakespeare Company in England and the Actors Center in New York. Then, he would work as an intern on Late Night with Conan O’Brien in 2002 as a scriptwriter. Other The Office stars also interned for the talk show, including Ellie Kemper and Mindy Kaling.
It was in 2004, Krasinski would be cast as Jim Halper in the American version of The Office, which ran for 8 years. He directed three episodes of the show and also did some of the opening credits footage.
For the first two seasons of the series, Krasinski got a salary of $20,000 per episode. As the series grew in popularity, the main cast members got a generous raise, and by Season 4, he was making $100,000 per episode. Naturally, this had a big impact John Krasinski’s net worth.
During the course of the massively successful TV series, Krasinski starred in a number of films including License to Wed, Leatherheads, Away We Go, It’s Complicated and The Muppets. Additionally, he also did some voice acting, like in Shrek the Third where he lent his voice to the character of Sir Lancelot. Not to mention, he was also the voice behind Cuthbert in 2009’s Monsters vs. Aliens.
It was also in 2009 that Krasinski created Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. He was the writer, director, producer and star of the movie. Then in 2012, he co-starred with Matt Damon in Promised Land. Also in the same year, he appeared in the award-winning indie film, Nobody Walks.
Directing and Producing
After The Office finished its run, Krasinski took on more directing and producing projects. He directed, produced and starred in The Hollars in 2016 and the horror movie A Quiet Place in 2018. A Quiet Place worked with a budget of only $22 million, but the film earned more than $350 million in global ticket sales. As producer and director, John Krasinski’s net worth benefited greatly from the earnings of this movie which would also green-light the 2021 sequel, A Quiet Place Part II.
As for producing, Krasinski is the co-creator and producer of Lip Sync Battle. It is a reality competition TV series started by Krasinski, along with his wife Emily Blunt and Stephen Merchant. The show was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in the category of Outstanding Structured Reality Program in 2016.
That same year, Krasinski became one of the executive producers of the widely praised drama Manchester by the Sea. The idea for the movie arose from brainstorming sessions between Krasinski and Matt Damon. And the film starred Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams. It was nominated for six Academy Awards that year, including Best Picture.
In 2018, Krasinski was cast in the title role in the series based on the Tom Clancy thriller Jack Ryan. The Amazon Prime show is currently in its fifth year, and Krasinski is also one of the producers.
During the height of the pandemic, Krasinski began a YouTube series called Some Good News. The content of the show was mostly just casual conversations between the cast members of The Office. It was an instant hit and grew quickly in subscribers. As of writing this, the channel has 2.47 million subscribers.
After 12 episodes, Krasinski sold the show to ViacomCBS. This was after some high level bidding competition between prospective buyers. The amount of purchase was not made public. But what is certain is that it was large purchase prize that significantly added to John Krasinski’s net worth.
Awards and Recognition
Krasinski has been the recipient of multiple awards over the course of his career. Most recently, his A Quiet Place Part II won the Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Horror Movie in 2022, just like the first movie won in 2019. The Office is also a consistent winner of ensemble awards at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
It’s not just his acting and directing that has been winning him awards. Krasinski’s screenplay for A Quiet Place won the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards, the Hollywood Critics Association, and Saturn Awards, among others. His YouTube web series Some Good News also won the Webby Award for Special Achievement in 2020.
Krasinski is married to actress Emily Blunt. They started dating in late 2008 and were engaged within a year. And they got married in Como, Italy in a former property of George Clooney on July 19, 2010. The couple now lives in Brooklyn Heights, New York City, with their two daughters, Hazel and Violet.
John Krasinski Net Worth 2022
John Krasinski’s net worth as of today is estimated to be around $80 million, the same as his wife, Emily Blunt.
Next up for Krasinski, aside from more Jack Ryan, will be the 2024 project, Imaginary Friends, which he will write, direct, and star in. Joining him on-screen for the project is Ryan Reynolds and Steve Carrell. Not much is known about the film yet, other than it follows a child’s journey to rediscover their imagination.