‘NCIS’ Star Wilmer Valderrama Reels in a Boat Load Per Episode, Here’s How Much

by Anna Dunn
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NCIS star Wilmer Valderrama reels in a fat paycheck each episode. He’s an actor with a very recognizable name who is a regular on the most popular drama in the world, so that checks out. But how much does he make exactly?

According to Hello! Magazine, Valderrama makes a whopping $100,000 per NCIS episode. That’s some money most people would dream of making in a year. Even so, that still doesn’t touch the shocking $525,000 per episode that Gibbs actor Mark Harmon allegedly makes on the show. According to Looper, his net worth is around $20 million.

Wilmer Valderrama has played Special Agent Nick Torres on the hit series since season 14 in 2016. Now, as the show is heading into its 19th season, he’s starting to feel less like a “new” actor and more like a familiar face. Considering how many people have come and gone over the years, Valderrama has really cemented himself as a crucial part of the show in very little time.

‘NCIS’ Has Ungergone Major Cast Changes

The most recent actor to leave left at the end of season 18. Agent bishop actress Emily Wickersham said goodbye to pursue other ventures. Bishop left the show by sharing a parting kiss with Torres before going undercover. Some are speculating that because Agent Bishop has left, Nick Torres will be the next to go, but there’s been no evidence that Valderrama intends to leave the series.

On top of Wickersham leaving, Mark Harmon is seriously reducing his role on the show, leaving NCIS particularly vulnerable without its lead. Harmon’s potential exit has led the show to hire two new actors to come on as regulars. Katrina Law, who featured in the final episodes of season 18 as Special Agent Jessica Knight, is joining the cast full-time. Gary Cole is also joining the cast as the mysterious Special Agent Alden Park.

But don’t worry, things won’t look too different. Jimmy Parmer actor Brian Dietzen, Tim McGee actor Sean Murray, and even Ducky actor David McCallum will all come back next year. You’ll also see more of Kasie Hines actress Diona Reasonover.

Season 18 shocked fans with Gibbs nearly getting killed when his boat exploded. The premiere will pick up shortly after season 18 left off, with the team scrambling to find out what happened to Gibbs. Gibbs was pursuing a serial killer with investigative journalist Marcie Warren, so we’ll likely see more of her as well.

You can catch Wilmer Valderrama return to NCIS when season 19 premieres on Monday, September 20th. It’ll be a fun start to your week after this weekend. Not only will NCIS season 19 premiere, but you can stick around for the series premiere of the newest spinoff in the franchise NCIS: Hawai’i.