There are gods among us. At least that’s what the fantasy drama, American Gods, wants everyone to believe. The exciting series that airs on the Starz network, is based on the 2001 novel of the same name created by Neil Gaiman.
American Gods, follows the story of an ex-convict named Shadow, played by Ricky Whittle, who becomes the personal bodyguard of a mysterious man named, Mr. Wednesday, played by Ian McShane after being released from prison. Over the course of their journey, Shadow, who is also dealing with the death of his unfaithful wife, unknowingly becomes entangled in a war between the old gods and the new gods while he also questions if they even exist.
While some of the show's key players are not unknown to the big screen, American Gods also features a few fresh faces, and they have no doubt delivered unforgettable performances. How much are these actors portraying deities worth?
10 Ricky Whittle - Net Worth: $1 Million
Ricky Whittle plays the main character in the Starz fantasy drama but this isn't Ricky's first big acting gig. The English actor also portrayed Lincoln in the CW post-apocalyptic drama The 100 for three seasons and Daniel Zamora in the mystery-drama, Mistresses. The actor also appeared in the Netflix film, Nappily Ever After, Austenland; and the television shows: NCIS and Single Ladies. In 2018, the 37-year-old actor was signed to the well-known agency, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment LLC.
Whittle's net worth comes from his acting and modeling gigs, which he must be getting paid pretty well for if his net worth is $1 million.
9 Emily Browning - Net Worth: $8 Million
The Australian beauty has been gracing fans with her versatile acting skills for quite a while. Emily Browning gained international recognition for her roles in Ghost Ship, Lemony Snickett's A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Uninvited, Sleeping Beauty, Sucker Punch, and Pompeii.
Now, Browning plays the not-so-dead wife of Shadow, Laura Moon, who's sole conquest is to get things right the second time around, after cheating on him with his best friend. Browning is also a singer and has released a few tracks that can be heard on several movie soundtracks.
8 Ian McShane - Net Worth: $10 Million
Ian McShane has been a veteran of the film industry for decades, beginning in 1962. The actor portrays the bizarre Mr. Wednesday on American Gods. Prior to this, McShane is probably best known for his roles in Deadwood, The Wild and the Willing, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Hot Rod, Hellboy, and the John Wick series.
McShane has also lent his talents to voice acting as well and was featured in the animated film, Kung Fu Panda as the villain, Tai Lung.
7 Orlando Jones - Net Worth: $3 Million
Orlando Jones has been a stand-up comedian and actor for over two decades. Jones, who's career sky-rocketed after his time on MADtv, gained wider recognition for his roles in the successful films Evolution, Bedazzled, The Time Machine, and Drumline.
Currently, Jones portrays, Anansi aka Mr. Nancy on the Starz drama. The actor is estimated to be worth $3 million, and given his extensive resume, that's not hard to believe.
6 Crispin Glover - Net Worth: $3.5 Million
Best known for portraying very eccentric characters, Crispin Glover is another silver-screen legend that deserves all the respect in the world. Glover has played some memorable roles, such as George McFly in the Back to the Future series and the "Thin Man" in Charlie's Angels.
Glover now plays the complicated but determined Mr. World, a new god, on American Gods. Glover also owns two properties, one in Los Angeles and Czech Republic, rounding out his net worth to be $3.5 million.
5 Pablo Schreiber - Net Worth: $4 million
Pablo Schreiber is a versatile actor, known for taking roles and transforming them into something more. Prior to his role as "Mad Sweeney" the unlucky leprechaun, Schrieber portrayed the abusive prison guard, George "Pornstache" Mendez on Orange is the New Black and Nick Sobotka on The Wire.
Schrieber also has a background in theater in addition to various other film roles. The Canadian actor, who is also the younger half-brother of actor Liev Schrieber, is estimated to be worth $4 million.
4 Bruce Langley - Net Worth: $7 Million
This British actor is a newcomer to the industry but has already gained critical acclaim for his portrayal as Technical Boy, a new god, on American Gods.
Prior to this, Bruce Langley has also starred in the films, Deadly Waters and Your Move. Reportedly, the 27-year-old is worth $7 million, which could be true if he's been smart with his money. In just five years after graduating from University, Langley has managed to establish himself as one of the acting industry's brightest young talents.
3 Yetide Badaki - Net Worth: $100,000-$1 Million
Yetide Badaki is also another newcomer to the industry but is quickly making a name for herself as the goddess Bilquis and Chi Chi on the ground-breaking NBC drama, This Is Us.
The Nigerian-born actress has also appeared in Criminal Minds, Lost, Masters of Sex, and K.C. Undercover. Badaki's estimated net worth ranges between $100,000-$1 million.
2 Demore Barnes - Net Worth: $500,000
This Canadian television and film actor portrays Mr. Ibis, one of the old gods that runs a funeral parlor with his partner, Mr. Jacquel aka Anubis. Throughout American Gods, Mr. Ibis also provides the narration for some of the "Coming to America" stories told in the opening of the show.
Barnes, who is estimated to be worth $500,000, is best known for his roles on the action-drama series The Unit and the CW's Supernatural.
1 Omid Abtahi - Net Worth: $100,000-$1 Million
Omid Abtahi is an Iranian-American actor that portrays Salim, a young Muslim who relocates to New York to sell trinkets for his brother-in-law. Salim later falls in love with a genie named Jinn before accompanying Laura Moon and Mad Sweeney on their travels. Omid is also best known for his roles in The Hunger Games: The Mockingjay Part 2, where he portrayed Homes, and the Showtime drama Sleeper Cell.
Abtahi also landed parts in 24, Over There, Judging Amy, Ghost Whisperer, and The Crossing. The 39-year-old's net worth is estimated to be between $100,000-$1 million.