Richie Merritt is a young American actor who has a net worth of $355k. As an actor, he came to the spotlight after portraying Richard Wershe Jr. in the 2018 crime drama — White Boy Rick. This film is based on a true story featuring the FBI informant — Richard Wershe Jr. who was arrested in 1987.
In 2017, Richie Merritt first appeared in the film industry portraying a little role in the crime drama — White Boy. Later, he came to the limelight portraying the main role in the White Boy Rick film. Literally, he grossed most of his net worth through this film.
How was Richie Merritt discovered?
Richie Merritt was a second-year student at Dundalk High School. One day, he came late to school. Hence, he was sent to the principal’s office where a casting agent happened to be looking for the little role in the 2018 crime drama, White Boy Rick.
Merritt was lucky indeed. He got a chance to play the role of Richard Wershe Jr. in that film.
How much money did Richie Merritt make?
Richie Merritt has appeared in three films so far. These films are —
- White Boy (2017)
- White Boy Rick (2018)
- Clean (2020)
Among these, Merritt gained enormous success through his featured role of Richard Wershe Jr. in the White Boy Rick. In fact, he made most of his net worth from this film.
Talking about the ‘White Boy Rick’ film, it earned $8,860,431 in the opening weekend. Later on, this film earned $25,947,983 in the worldwide box office.
Let’s have a glimpse at White Boy Rick film’s financial disclosure:
|Domestic Box Office||$24,004,833|
|International Box Office||$1,943,150|
|Estimated Domestic DVD sales||$1,618,430|
|Estimated Domestic Blu-ray sales||$961,904|
|Producing Budget||$29 million|
In the worldwide box office, Richie Merritt is credited with $26 million. His box office worldwide rank is #2,010. His productive collaborators are Mathew McConaughey, Yann Demange, Bel Powley, Noah Miller, and so on.
Here’s Richie Merritt’s box office career summary:
|Role||Worldwide Box Office Aggregate|
Hence, Richie Merritt has grossed well enough as a young actor.
Where is Richie Merritt now?
At the age of seventeen, Richie Merritt made his acting debut. He is from Baltimore County. As a young actor, Richie Merritt has done pretty good. He is now living in his parents’ home in Baltimore.
Richie Merritt: At a Glance
|Birth Name||Richie Merritt|
|Date of Birth||26 April 2001|
|Birth Place||Baltimore, Maryland, United States|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Net Worth||$355 Thousand|
Early Life & Education
Richie Merritt was born to Richard Merritt and Carrie Merritt on 26 April 2001. He has two siblings. His brother’s name is Daris Merritt and his sister’s name is Trinity Merritt.
Merritt attended Dundalk high school for elementary education. While studying in this school, he got a chance to appear on the television screen. He moved to Los Angeles for the betterment of his acting career.
At 17, Richie Merritt debuted his professional acting career appearing in the 2018 crime drama, White Boy Rick. He portrayed the main character of this film — Richard Wershe Jr.
Besides, Richie appeared in the television series — Made in Hollywood in 2018. He further portrayed Malachi in the ‘Lola James’ film.
In 2020, Richie Merritt portrayed Mikey in the drama film — Clean. This film was directed by Olivier Assayas. However, as a young actor, Richie Merritt has boosted his acting career through White Boy Rick.
Does Richie Merritt have a girlfriend?
White Boy Rick cast, Richie Merritt, is dating his schoolmate. But, he hardly shared his name. Hence, his girlfriend’s name is under review.
No, Richard Wershe SR is not alive. He died when Richard Wershe Jr. was at the prison. However, it is Matthew McConaughey who portrayed Richard Wershe SR in White Boy Rick.
Jonathan Majors is an American actor who owns a net worth of $1.3 million. He portrayed the character of Detroit-based drug dealer — Johnny Curry in White Boy Rick.
Yes, the film White Boy Rick is based on a true story. This film starred Matthew McConaughey and Richie Merritt. They portrayed Richard Wershe Sr. & Jr. respectively. This movie tells the story of Richard Wershe Jr. who was an FBI underground informant.
- https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8822933/ — Richie Merritt IMDB.
- https://www.the-numbers.com/person/1424330401-Richie-Merritt#tab=summary — Box Office summary of Richie Merritt.
- https://www.boxofficemojo.com/title/tt4537896/ — Box Office earnings of the film, White Boy Rick.