Actor J. Michael Finley Net Worth 2018 | Earnings From Movies and Theatrical Career

Published Date   19th Mar. 2018, 15:16 pm  Update Date: March 21st, 2018  10:52 am Binesh Shrestha
Actor J. Michael Finley Net Worth 2018 | Earnings From Movies and Theatrical Career

Newcomer actor J. Michael Finley’s Net Worth is certain to increase with growing box office collection of his recent movie, I can only imagine. The movie is based on biggest selling Christian song of the same name by Frontman Bart Millard of rockband MercyMe in 2001.

The song had 2.5 million sales and also earned a double platinum certificate.  J. Michael Finley’s first movie had a huge impact too.

There’s a line by Bart Millard’s dad in the movie;

Dreams don’t pay bills.

Bart proved it wrong in the movie and of course in his real life. So did J. Michael Finley. He achieved name, fame and money from his dream of being an actor.

J. Michael Finley’s Net Worth; Earnings from the movie

The movie, I Can Only Imagine’ released on March 16, 2018, collecting $6.7 million from 1,629 screens on the released day. Moreover, Variety reported that the movie is estimated to collect $15 million for the weekend.

Erwin Brothers (Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin) directed the $7 million budgeted Christian based movie. It was a great opportunity for J. Michael as he has been debuted by successful directors.

Erwin brothers are American Christian film directors, they have done hit movies like Woodlawn, October Baby, Moms Night Out including recent movie I Can Only Imagine.

The box office collection from the directed movie of Erwin Brothers are:

MovieDomestic Box OfficeInternational Box OfficeWorldwide Box Office
October Baby$5,355,847$36,145 $5,391,992
Moms Night Out $10,429,707$107,634$10,537,341

Source: Financial Analysis

Normally, according to Payscale, newcomer actors salary in average in movies, TV or plays is $50,529 annually. After the success, J. Michael Finlay who have had an acting experience in Theatres earlier have big chances in Hollywood.  J. Michael Finley’s net worth is all set to rise and hit the big screens.

In his first and recent movie, he gave an outstanding performance along with actors Dennis Quaid, Cloris Leachman, Trace Adkins, and Madeline Carroll.

Theatrical and Early Career

Before coming to the big screen, J. Michael began his acting career at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Illinois. Later, he joined Lyric Opera of Chicago (Opera Company in Chicago, Illinois).

He is also Standby elder Cunningham in Broadway, Book of Mormon.

J. Michael Finley as a standby Elder Cunningham

J. Michael Finley is standby Elder Cunningham in Book of Mormon, Broadway. 

Source: Book of Mormon

And for pursuing his dream, he is known to have worked in different fields. Finley started working at Roosevelt University right after his graduation.  He also worked as a tour-guide at Chicago Segway Tour. The tour guide in Chicago makes $19.87 per hour. J. Michael is also a Choir member at Winnetka Congregational Church.

J. Michael also worked in Technical Crew at Northwestern University, where he might be paid around $40,000 as the average salary in Chicago of a Technical crew is $39,800.

And now, he have achieved fame after playing the role of the Lead singer of MercyMe, Bart Millard in the recent movie I Can Only Imagine. We must say, he has struggled a lot before gaining fame in Hollywood.

Check out a video where J Michael’s is talking about his first movie I Can Only Imagine.

Personal Life

Actor J. Michael was born and grown in Lebanon, Missouri, United States. He attended Lebanon High School in Pennsylvania. He joined Roosevelt University to study musical theatre. Later, he joined Chicago College of Performing Arts.

Also Read: J. Michael Finley’s wife is stunning. Wedding Photos proves it.

He was in a relationship with Elizabeth Doran since 2013. On December 2, 2017, the couple tied a knot in the presence of close family and friends according to IMDb.

j michael happily married to elizabeth

J. Michael with his wife Elizabeth Doran. The beautiful couple exchanged vows on December 2, 2017.
Image source: Facebook

Currently, he is living in New York with his wife Elizabeth, it seems the couple are enjoying their marital life. We wish him to have more success in future from his growing career.

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