Freddie James Prinze Jr, an American actor, took the Hollywood film industry by storm with his screen presence and skills in the movies he appeared. The 42-year-old actor is famous for portraying Fred Jones in Scooby Dooby and its sequel.
But lately, the actor has kept himself completely away from the movie industry. He rather seems to be pursuing an entirely different career in cooking. Well, today we are to look into the events that eventually led to bumps in his profession, his earnings, and net worth at present.
Freddie James Career, Debut Film, And Sequels
After Prinze’s induction into Hollywood, he soon laid down his hands on pretty big-youth-oriented movies. I Know What You Did Last Summer from 1997, and its sequel I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998), made him well-known artist among teenage viewers.
His first movie grossed $15,818,645 in the opening weekend and was successful to earn $72,586,134 within the United States and $53,000,000 internationally.
However, its sequel was not able to make the same impacts. The opening weekend earnings were $16,520,038 and the total earnings of the movie were $40,002,112.
The actor's individual earning, contract deals of the cast and crew have not been disclosed by any media sources, but since the movie was a success, it can be assumed that Freddie got a taste of the fruits his labor.
His Role In Scooby-doo and Scooby-Doo 2
In 2002, he played the role of Fred Jones, a famous cartoon character from the animated series Scooby-Doo. He reprised the role in its 2004 sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monster Unleashed.
Both of these movies were a huge success, the former grossing a sum total of $275 million worldwide, and the latter bagging a total of $181.5 million.
Other ventures, and Major Flops
Freddie has been seen in many other movies. He did major lead roles in Wing Commander(1999), Down to You (2000), Boys and Girls (2000), Head over Heels(2001) and Summer Catch(2001).
Most of these were responded to by critics as major failures. The actor’s career hit rock bottom with Delgo (2008). It had the lowest box office collection ever made by an animated film. Unfortunately for Freddie, the movie turned out to be a nail in his career’s coffin.
He later quit acting and started pursuing a career in the kitchen. Freddie has released his own cookbook, which hit the shelves in June 2016.
Earnings From Acting Career, and Net Worth
Prinze has an estimated net worth of $19 million. As per the report, at the peak of his career, he received $2 million per movie.
Back in 2000, when he was still acting, he listed a 4000 square foot house, in San Fransisco.
Sarah and Freddie together have bought a new house in Los Angeles' Mandeville Canyon area. The couple paid $6.1 million for the house. It's a 7100+sq foot property, with 5 bedrooms, a large patio, outdoor pool with waterfall, hardwood floors, library, media room, and gym.
In 2001, Summer Catch earned him up to $2 million.
With the success of 2002’s Scooby-Doo, the actor bagged a sum of $ 2,250,000.
We hope he is making enough at present from his cooking career as well.