James Pickens Jr. has been portraying Dr. Riechard Webber on the hit ABC prime-time American television medical drama Grey's Anatomy, probably the role that propelled the actor to stardom. He also won several accolades for his longest TV role in the series, such as NAACP Image Award, Satellite Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award.
The actor also reprised the character in many other acclaimed TV shows such as Private Practice (2007-09), Seattle Grace: Message of Hope (2010), and Grey's Anatomy: B-Team (2018).
As of 2020, Pickens also works on the ABC sitcom The Conners, along with John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, and Sara Gilbert, among others.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, James Pickens Jr. has a net worth of $3 million. His roles in dozens of successful movies and TV shows are the main source of his income.
As per TheRichest, Pickens is paid $125,000 per episode of Grey's Anatomy since 2007. He shares the credit in the show along with Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers, and Chandra Wilson.
Besides, the actor has been a part of many major box office success movies. Some of them are mentioned below,
|Movie||Budget||Box Office||Cast Members|
|Sleepers (1996)||$44 million||$165.6 million||Kevin Bacon, Robert De Niro, and Dustin Hoffman|
|Traffic (2000)||$46 million||$208.3 million||Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, and Michael Douglas|
|Red Dragon (2002)||$78 million||$209.1 million||Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, and Ralph Fiennes|
|42 (2013)||$40 million||$95 million||Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford|
Grey's Anatomy's star James Pickens Jr. currently lives in his Los Angeles home. As per the public records, the actor purchased the mansion for $1.175 million back in 2007.
The 2,534 sq ft property features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
James Pickens Jr. is a founder of his self-titled foundation which seeks, selects, and supports individuals and community groups, which work to revitalize local communities. It emphasizes in various sectors that range from Arts, Cultural, Education, to Health.
In April 2017, the actor partnered up with 100 PRCA team ropers to raise over $24,000 for multiple children’s charities.
James Pickens Jr. was born on 26t October 1954, in Cleveland, Ohio, to American father James Pickens Sr. He holds Black ethnicity and belongs to American ethnicity.
He obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Bowling Green State University in 1976.
James Pickens Jr., 65, married to Gina Taylor on 27th May 1984. The couple has a daughter named Gavyn Pickens. James also has a stepson named Carl Tharps.
Both of his children are pursuing careers in show business. They currently live in Los Angeles.