Alex O’Loughlin is an Australian born actor, director, and screenwriter who has featured in multiple films over the years. He began his acting career in 2001 and has not taken a break since then as he continues to appear in multiple movies and television series. The Aussie man is best known to many for his role as Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett in the CBS hit TV show Hawaii Five-0. In 2013, he received an Australians In Film Breakthrough Award in the International Success category. Alex O’Loughlin continues to wow his audiences time and time again and as a result, he has endeared himself to many movie lovers. Given a long period of professional success, the world is curious about how much Alex O’Loughlin’s net worth is and how much he receives per episode of the series Hawaii Five-0. Here is a look at his career progression so far and how much he has been able to make from his career.
Alex O’Loughlin’s Career Beginnings and Achievements
Alex O’Loughlin began acting when he was just a teenager in the city of Sydney. He began by working in fringe theatres and short films where he appeared in odd roles. To support himself at the time he picked up a number of odd jobs. However, his first real job was when he played the role of a Marine in a commercial. After his graduation from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts, he began to land more roles in Australian television and film.
Alex O’Loughlin landed his first movie role in 2004, as the lead in the Australian romantic comedy Oyster Farmer. After that, he got roles in Man-Thing, Feed, and The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant, a 2005 Australian miniseries. His role in The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant earned him two award nominations; Best Lead Actor in Television from the Australian Film Institute Awards in 2005 and Most Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series from the Logie Awards in 2006. In 2007, he joined The Shield cast as Detective Kevin Hiatt.
Later, he left The Shield to pursue his lead role casting as a private investigator and vampire Mick St. John. Despite good reviews, it wasn’t renewed for a second season. Alex O’Loughlin’s acting led him to become the lead role in the medical series Three Rivers, which ran from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, he was Jennifer Lopez’s co-star in the romantic comedy The Back-up Plan, a film that was a mild commercial success and thus served to boost his overall earnings.
Alex O’Loughlin joined the cast of CBS’s Hawaii Five-0 as Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett the same year, with the pilot episode showing on the 20th of September. At the People’s Choice Awards, the show won the Favorite New TV Drama award. Alex would go on to be ranked no. 2 in BuddyTV’s “TV’s 100 Sexiest Men of 2010.” In 2011, he was ranked by BuddyTV as the 9th sexiest man on TV.
His success in Hawaii Five-0 no doubt boost his reputation in the industry and consequently his net worth. In addition to acting in the hit show, Alex has also served as the director and writer on at least two episodes.
Australians in Film, a non-profit based in Los Angeles, honored Alex with a Breakthrough Award at their 24th of October, 2013 ceremony also held in Los Angeles.
How Much Does He Make Per Episode of Hawaii Five‑0?
Alex O’Loughlin reportedly earns about $200,000 for each episode of Hawaii Five-0 that airs. Seeing as each season has a total of 25 episodes, that means he takes home at least $5 million per season! The series has been on air since 2010 and has had 9 seasons so far. The series began its 10th season in September 2019 with Alex still reprising his role as Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett.
Alex O’Loughlin’s Net Worth
Alex O’Loughlin has no doubt established himself as a TV star and Hawaii Five-0 no doubt remains his most successful work to date. The Aussie actor has a backend deal with the production company of the show, CBS that earns him more money due to the show being aired nationally in syndication. His Hawaii Five-0 endeavors and more have contributed to his estimated net worth of $12 million.