What is Jason Mantzoukas’s Net Worth and Salary?
Jason Mantzoukas, an American writer, actor, producer, and comedian, has a net worth of $3 million. He is well-known for his role as Rafi on the FX series “The League” and for his recurring roles on several series created by Michael Schur.
With over 90 acting credits to his name, Mantzoukas has appeared in films such as “Neighbors,” “The Disaster Artist,” “The House,” and “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.” He has also lent his voice to various animated projects, including “The Lego Batman Movie,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” “Big Mouth,” and “Close Enough.”
Mantzoukas has served as a writer and producer on several projects, including the Adult Swim series “Childrens Hospital,” the TV short “Mr. Neighbor’s House,” and the television films “Mr. Neighbor’s House 2” and “Off Duty.” He co-wrote two episodes of “The League” and wrote the screenplay draft of the 2014 film “Ride Along.”
Along with Paul Scheer and June Diane Raphael, Mantzoukas has co-hosted the podcast “How Did This Get Made?” since 2010.
Early Life and Education
Jason Mantzoukas was born on December 18, 1972, in Nahant, Massachusetts. He grew up in a second-generation Greek-American family with his parents, Cynthia and William, and younger sister Melissa. Mantzoukas developed a love for music at a young age, taking drum lessons starting at age 10 and joining the marching and jazz bands in high school. He also played in a cover band called Slygoul.
Mantzoukas attended Swampscott High School, where he was a standout athlete as captain of the soccer and track teams. He graduated in 1991 and went on to study religion at Vermont’s Middlebury College, earning his degree in 1995. After college, Mantzoukas received a Watson Fellowship and spent two years studying religious and transcendental music in the Middle East and North Africa. However, his travels were not without incident, as he was arrested multiple times, including once in Morocco for an expired tourist visa.
Jason Mantzoukas: From Improv to Hollywood
Jason Mantzoukas began his comedy career in high school and continued to hone his skills as a member of the Otter Nonsense Players in college. He moved to New York City in 1998 and performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where he learned from Amy Poehler and joined the improv team Mother. In 2006, he was named “Best Improv Duo” with Ed Herbstman by “Time Out New York” as part of The Mantzoukas Brothers.
Mantzoukas made his film debut in 2004’s “Terrorists” and went on to appear in numerous movies, including “The Dictator” (2012), “Neighbors” (2014), “Dirty Grandpa” (2016), and “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” (2019), which grossed over $326 million at the box office. He also had recurring roles on television shows like “The League,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” and “The Good Place.”
In addition to his acting career, Mantzoukas has taught advanced improv classes at UCB and served as a guest judge on “Nailed It!” He has also lent his voice to animated shows like “Big Mouth,” “DuckTales,” and “Invincible.” In March 2021, it was announced that he would be voicing a character on the Fox animated series “Housebroken.”
Jason Mantzoukas’ Personal Life
In 2009, Jason Mantzoukas dated actress Connie Britton, with whom he co-starred in the film “Conception,” released in 2011.
Jason has an egg allergy that he has lived with since birth, and ingesting eggs can result in anaphylaxis. During the filming of “The League” in Las Vegas, he ended up in the hospital after unknowingly eating granola from Starbucks that contained egg whites. This experience has caused him to be more vigilant about the food he eats while on the job, limiting his intake and ensuring there are checks and balances in place to avoid any allergic reactions.
Jason Mantzoukas’ Awards and Nominations
Jason won a Best in Improv award for “UCB Comedy Originals” in 2012. In 2016, the cast of “Regular Show: The Movie” earned two Behind the Voice Actors Awards, including the People’s Choice Voice Acting Award and the Special/DVD Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Short. Jason was nominated for an Indiana Film Journalists Association Award for Best Actor for “The Long Dumb Road” in 2018. He also received Online Film & Television Association Award nominations for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” in 2017 and “The Good Place” in 2018. In 2018, Jason and his “The Good Place” castmates received a Gold Derby Award nomination for Ensemble of the Year.