Chandler Riggs is a famous American actor. He is well-known for playing the role of Carl Grimes on ‘The Walking Dead,’ a television drama series of AMC. Continue reading to find the estimated net worth of Chandler Riggs as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Chandler Riggs was born on 27th June 1999 in Atlanta, Georgia, the USA, to Gina Ann (née Carlton) and William Riggs. Chandler has a younger brother named, Grayson.
During his early days, Chandler Riggs was taught at home so he could continue with his career as a child actor. In 2006, Chandler Riggs appeared in the movie, ‘Jesus H. Zombie’; however, Chandler Riggs left for to attend elementary school, public school and Etowah High School in Woodstock, Georgia. Chandler Riggs graduated from the University of Georgia. While studying at the University, Chandler Riggs worked around his classes and TWD filming schedule.
Chandler Riggs enjoyed video games popular amongst teenagers like him. Chandler Riggs and his friends had their own YouTube channel called, ‘The Orange Trampoline.’ This was used for sharing videos of them playing games. In an AMC Q&A, Chandler Riggs was asked what he would miss the most when ‘The Wronged Man’ becomes a real thing. Chandler Riggs mentioned he would miss the video games.
Chandler has also been known to do some Minecraft building. Chandler loves violent video games that help him in preparing for his TWD role. Also, Chandler Riggs informed the Rolling Stone that he played lots of ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘Halo’ in his young days.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
In 2009, Chandler Riggs made his first appearance as Munchkin in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ musical theatre, production of Fox Theatre, Atlanta. When he was nine, Chandler Riggs enacted Tom in ‘Get Low’ and starred in the television movie, ‘The Wronged Man.’
In 2010, when Chandler Riggs was ten years, he was cast as Carl Grimes in ‘The Walking Dead,’ a horror drama television series of AMC. The story is about Carl Grimes along with his family and friends fight to survive in a violent world full of zombies. In the show, some of the surviving human beings are diabolic and more dangerous than the zombies. Chandler Riggs proves to be a theatre artist playing Carl Grimes, the biggest cinema part. The television series had the highest ratings in cable television history and broken all previous records. Earlier, Chandler had worked with Gale Anne Hurd, the executive producer of ‘The Wronged Man.’
In 2011, Chandler Riggs attended a meet and greet with fans in Marietta, Georgia, and raised fund for Isaiah Alonso Foundation.
Chandler Riggs is an experienced and renowned young actor who has won many awards for appearing on television series. Chandler Riggs got nominated for Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor (2012 and 2013). He won Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series (2012). He won Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series (2013). He won Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actor (2014). He got nominated for Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series (2015). He won Saturn Award (2016, 2018)
Net Worth & Earnings:
As of now, the estimated net worth of Chandler Riggs is $10 Million. Chandler Riggs earns a salary of $100 thousand per episode. Chandler Riggs has his own house in Los Angeles.
Most of his wealth came from his acting as Carl Grime in ‘The Walking Dead,’ AMC’s television horror series. Till date, from 2010 to 2018, Chandler Riggs has appeared in 76 episodes of ‘The Walking Dead.’ Also, Chandler Riggs appeared on ‘Talking Dead’ for four times.
Chandler Riggs would appear in short stories named ‘Gramma’ and ‘Mercy.’ Both these films are adapted from Stephen King.