3 Million Dollars
RJ Mitte Salary and Net Worth: RJ Mitte is a successful American actor with a net worth of $3 million. He has mild cerebral palsy and sought roles that allowed him to educate others about the condition. He was then cast in the multi-award-winning series “Breaking Bad” as Walter White, Jr. He portrayed the character from 2008 to the show’s conclusion in 2013. Along with his work on “Breaking Bad,” he has appeared in the film “Stump” and is scheduled to appear in “Wildflowers” and “The House of Last Things.” Additionally, he produced the film “Vanished: The Tara Calico Story.”
Mitte was born in Jackson, Mississippi on August 21, 1992. He was delivered via emergency caesarean and was not breathing at the time of his birth. As a result, permanent brain damage occurred. His biological parents placed him for adoption and a few weeks later, Roy Frank Mitte Jr. and Dyna Mitte adopted him.
Mitt was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. He was forced to wear leg casts for six months in an attempt to straighten his feet. Mitte spent the majority of his childhood wearing leg braces or relying on crutches to get around. However, as he grew older, he strengthened himself through sports and exercise. By the time he was a teenager, he was self-sufficient in terms of walking aids.
Mitte’s parents divorced, and he was raised primarily by his mother. By the time he was 13, he was financially responsible for his family, which included his younger sister. Both he and his sister expressed an interest in acting. The family relocated to Los Angeles in 2006 when his sister was offered a role in a film project.
Mitte began his acting career as an extra on a variety of television shows, including “Hannah Montana.” He decided to take acting lessons and began training with Addison Witt, a talent manager. In 2008, Witt assisted Mitte in securing the role of Walter White Jr. in the AMC series “Breaking Bad.” Additionally, the character has cerebral palsy. He was a regular on the show until 2013, appearing in 53 episodes.
Mitte’s work on the show received widespread praise. Mitte was presented with the SAG-AFTRA Harold Russell Award at the 2013 Media Access Awards. He was also the recipient of an award named after him, the RJ Mitte Diversity Award, which he presented to Ryan Lane, a deaf actor. Mitte was also named the Screen Actors Guild’s spokesperson for disabled actors. Additionally, he serves as a representative for the organization Inclusion in the Arts and Media of Performers with Disabilities. The organization seeks to hire disabled artists.
Mitte also starred in the 2011 short horror film “Stump” while working on “Breaking Bad.” He served as executive producer on the documentary “Vanished,” which chronicles Tara Calico’s disappearance. He was cast in the thriller film “House of Last Things” the following year, which premiered in 2013.
Mitte has continued to work in television and film in the years since “Breaking Bad.” He was cast as a recurring character on “Switched at Birth,” appearing in nine episodes. Additionally, he has appeared on the television shows “Robot Chicken,” “Chance,” “This Close,” and “now Apocalypse.” His film credits include “Dixieland,” “Who’s Driving Doug,” “The Recall,” “Time Share,” “Rivers Run Red,” and “The Oak Room.” Additionally, he has made appearances in music videos for artists such as 2 Doors Down, Hollywood Undead, and Nothing but Thieves.
In 2016, he worked as a presenter for Channel 4’s coverage of the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. Mitte continues to be an activist. He was featured on the cover of “Neurology Now” in 2015 and also serves as a celebrity ambassador for United Cerebral Palsy. He has also done some modeling, most recently appearing in a Gap campaign in 2014. He also walked the catwalk for Vivienne Westwood in 2015.