Bryan Callen is a popular American actor, comedian, writer, and podcaster. He started his career with the television series “Mad TV” and worked on various projects throughout his career. Bryan has been a part of numerous TV shows like Frasier, Oz, NYPD Blue, Entourage, Sex, and the City, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Rude Awakening, The King of Queens, etc. He is also well-known as the co-host of “The Fighter and The Kid.”
Bryan Callen’s net worth is $2.5 million as of 2022.
Bryan Callen Early Life
Bryan Callen was born on January 26, 1967, in Manila, Philippines, to Victoria and Michael. Callen is of Irish, Scottish, Native, and American ethnicity. His parents were American, yet he grew up in different parts of the world. His father’s profession as an international banker led to employment in various regions globally. Bryan spent his life in Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, and Greece. Later, his family came back to the US when he was a teenager. He also has a sister named Kelsey.
Callen attended high school in Massachusetts. He went to the Northfield Mount Hermon High School in Gill. After high school, he received his BA in history from the American University in Washington, DC. Later, Callen started his professional acting career after his B.A degree. His first acting film project was Mail Bonding.
He married his long-time girlfriend, Amanda Callen, in 2008. There is not much information about his wife as she does not belong to the media. Bryan and Amanda Callen welcomed two children together. While Bryan does not talk much about his family, he mentions that being a father has changed his life and pushed him to become a new person, as his kids look up to him now.
Bryan Callen’s Career
Bryan Callen started acting professionally in 1995 with MADtv until 1997. He worked alongside names like Orlando Jones, David Herman, Mary Scheer, Nicole Sullivan, Phil LaMarr, Debra Wilson, and Artie Lange. He appeared in various roles throughout his presence and was widely known for his character Al Casdy, a motivational speaker.
Though it was his first break, he developed a reputation as a comedian. His comedy timing enabled him to win another project, and he worked on the film “Mail Bonding” in 1997. Mail Bonding helped him create a portfolio with TV and film acting credits, both. Eventually, he became popular as a comedian and actor in Hollywood.
These projects proved to be the initial steps of his ladder to sky-high fame. He bagged many famous acting gigs in Sex and the City, Old School, run Ronnie Run, The Hangover, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Californication, Live from Baghdad, Frasier, The Goldbergs, Ride Along, How I Met Your Mother, etc.
Besides Mad TV, he also made guest appearances on “NewsRadio” and got a recurring role in “Oz.” Some of this significant work includes his roles as Rob Rubino in “Entourage” and Bilson in “How I Met Your Mother” between 2006 and 2009.
In 2008, he started working in the comedy series “truTV Presents: World’s Dumbest…” which proved to be his longest-running TV appearance. He remained a part of the show until 2014. He also starred in different shows during this time, including CSI: Miami, Californication, In Plain Sight, and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. In 2014, he became a part of the drama series “Kingdom” and “The Goldbergs.”
Like his television career, his film career also comprises some of the best names, including Scary Movie 4, The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It, and The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard. Other comedy credits include About Last Night, Ride Along, My Man is a Loser, and Walk of Shame. He was also seen in the 2019 psychological thriller “Joker.”
Furthermore, Bryan Callen started his “Ten Minute Podcast” in 2012 with Will Sasso and Chris D’Elia. Later, Chad Kultgen and Tommy Blacha replaced D’Elia and Callen. Callen introduced a new podcast, “The Fighter and the Kid,” with former professional UFC fighter Brendan Schaub in 2015. The podcast was downloaded over 3 million times every month. A 3D version of the show was introduced afterward, which received the number one position on Comedy Television show charts. It also became one of the most downloaded shows on iTunes.
Bryan Callen’s Net Worth
Bryan Callen’s net worth is $2.5 million as of 2022.
Bryan Callen Income Source
Callen has made most of his fortune from his movie and television appearances in some of the best titles of all time. A significant fraction of his money comes from his podcast “The Fighter and the Kid” with Brendan Schaub. His best works in the industry include How I Met Your Mother, Rude Awakening, 2 Broke Girls, Walk of Shame, The Hangover, and The Goldbergs.
Bryan Callen Cars
It would not be wrong to say that Bryan has an eye for classy cars, as he owns some of the best luxury cars in the world. Two of his most expensive cars include Bentley GT Continental costing around $284,000, and Ferrari F430, which costs $180,500.
Bryan Callen Property
Comedian and actor Bryan Callen live in Naples, Florida. He also purchased a house in Venice, California, in 2016 for $1.4 million and sold it for $1.9 million in 2018. Thus, his property also made him a profit of half a million dollars.
Bryan Callen Allegations
Bryan Callen also faced allegations in 2020 following the #MeToo movement. Various actresses and media persons came forward to talk about abuse from Callen. Katherine Fiore Tigerman and Rachel Green were among the first few names to talk about Callen. Others, like Tiffany King, mentioned that Callen asked for sexual favors in return for King performing in his show. Moreover, Claire Gansher, a barista, spoke up about him starting a relationship with her without mentioning that he was married. However, Callen denied all such allegations on his podcast and a short video.
Despite his denial, these allegations seem to have harmed both his reputation and career. He was supposed to be a part of Schooled, a spinoff of Goldbergs. Yet, it was canceled, and he also lost his chance of returning to The Goldbergs. His agents dropped him post these allegations, and he has not received any film or television roles since then.
The Bottom Line
Bryan Callen is a popular American actor and comedian who has worked in big titles like How I Met Your Mother, Hangover, Scary Movie, NYPD Blue, Oz, etc. He also started his podcast “The Fighter and the Kid” in 2015, along with Brendan Schaub. Bryan Callen’s net worth is 2.5 million as of 2022. Callen had to face allegations of sexual abuse following the #MeToo movement. While the news did not spread massively, his agents dropped him, and he has not landed any projects so far.