The television series Freaks and Geeks was clearly ahead of its time as a sitcom. NBC aired the series for just one season before it was canceled. That didn’t stop the fans from loving the show to continue advocating for its importance on television. The series from Judd Apatow introduced many future top stars in Hollywood and touched on issues that weren’t necessarily commonly portrayed on television in the late 90s.
Freaks and Geeks has aged tremendously as the one season has found huge success on streaming services and even was picked up on syndication. The stars of the cast will be examined as we look at who became the biggest stars. Star power of an acting career can often be judged by the net worth showing just how much power they hold. Find out which cast members have thrived the most. These are the net worth figures for the cast of Freaks and Geeks.
10 Joe Flaherty: $500,000
Joe Flaherty had an underrated career as a sketch comedian in Canada before moving into bigger acting roles. Many viewers will remember him for his roles in films like Happy Gilmore and Slackers. However, Freaks and Geeks was among the bigger roles in his career.
Flaherty played Harold Weir as the father of main characters Lindsay and Sam. The parenting style of Harold provides an entertaining source of comedy watching the show back. Flaherty has a net worth of $500,000 which isn’t bad for his career’s work.
9 Samm Levine: $2 million
The work of Samm Levine as Neal Schweiber made him arguably the standout performer on the show. Despite being one of the youngest cast members, Levine had a knack for comedy that made him a rising star in Hollywood on Freaks and Geeks.
The career of Levine has seen him have primarily secondary roles since the end of Freaks and Geeks, but he remains a consistent actor getting gigs due to his talent. Levine has a net worth of $2 million to showcase just how much value he’s had in the acting industry.
8 Martin Starr: $3 million
The role of Bill Haverchuck saw Martin Starr receive an important role early in his career on Freaks and Geeks. Much like most of his castmates, Starr had a comedic timing that showcased his potential from an early age. Judd Apatow continued casting Starr in various movies and television shows moving forward.
Starr scored the most consistent role of his career by becoming one of the lead stars for the hit HBO sitcom Silicon Valley. The career of Starr is still going strong with a role as a teacher in the recent Spider-Man movies in the MCU. Starr has a net worth of $3 million after all the years of acting success.
7 Lizzy Caplan: $4 million
The talented Lizzy Caplan scored the first acting role of her career as a recurring member of Freaks and Geeks. Caplan played the character Sara that unfortunately never got to evolve into a lead character on the show despite the obvious potential there.
The career of Caplan has been quite successful with consistent work over the past two decades. Impressive appearances in Masters of Sex, Party Down, The Interview and Cloverfield showcased her greatness. Caplan has a net worth of $4 million with that number likely growing moving forward.
6 John Francis Daley: $5 million
John Francis Daley played the second most important character in Freaks and Geeks as Sam Weir. The awkward character dealt with common childhood issues like bullying, fitting in and understanding his place in the Weir family household.
Daley tried to break out for years after the cancellation of Freaks and Geeks before finding a lead role on the crime-drama Bones. The net worth of Daley is currently $5 million thanks to the longevity and success in Hollywood. Daley even contributes behind the scenes as he was a co-writer for the Horrible Bosses movies along with other films.
5 Linda Cardellini: $6 million
The lead role of Lindsay Weir made Linda Cardellini have the most important role on Freaks and Geeks. Lindsay was the character that brought everyone together from her new friends to her brother and his friends. The show may have ended early, but Cardellini was highly praised for her work.
Various roles in television series like ER, Mad Men, Bloodline and Dead to Me have shown how impressive Cardellini is in television along with the consistent movie roles as well. Cardellini’s net worth is at an impressive $6 million right now.
4 Busy Philipps: $12 million
Kim Kelly might be the most underrated character on Freaks and Geeks when looking back at the great performances of Busy Philipps. The season sees Kelly become a bigger character in each episode as the team likely realized this as they went on.
Philipps continued finding great roles after Freaks and Geeks with regular roles on shows like Dawson’s Creek, ER and Cougartown in her career. The net worth of Philipps is at $12 million due to the success she’s delivered in both film and television.
3 James Franco: $30 million
James Franco was one of the first actors to break out from Freaks and Geeks as his career took off right away. The potential of Franco was there with a tremendous performance as the perfectly flawed Daniel Desario character.
Franco started becoming a household name in the 2000s after gaining roles the Spider-Man franchise and other hit movies. The career of Franco already features a long list of both commercial and critical hits. Franco has a net worth of $30 million is arguably the biggest star from Freaks and Geeks.
2 Jason Segel: $40 million
The role of Jason Segel in Freaks and Geeks saw him play Nick Andopolis as one of Linday’s new friends. Segel delivers the perfect mix of charm and comedy in the role that has followed him throughout his entire acting career with success in both movies and film.
A lead role in the sitcom How I Met Your Mother showed the full potential of Segel as a lead actor in a hit sitcom. Segel also thrived as a leading man in movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Muppets and End of Tour. The net worth of Segel is $40 million proving he’s had a top tier acting career.
1 Seth Rogen: $55 million
The actor with the highest net worth from the cast of Freaks and Geeks is Seth Rogen. Ken Miller was the character played by Rogen that gave him his first major break in Hollywood. Rogen broke out a few years later by becoming one of the top comedic names in entertainment.
Movies like Pineapple Express, Knocked Up and This is the End all showed that Rogen brought in box office success as a leading man. Rogen also makes a lot of his money behind the scenes as he played a role in producing hit shows like Preacher and The Boys. The net worth of Rogen is the highest among his Freaks and Geeks cast mates at $55 million.