The American television family sitcom, Modern Family, gave rise to a lot of enthusiastic actors and equally millionaires, including Nolan Gould. He got his big break as Luke Dunphy in the multi-award winning TV series, Modern Family, where he played a major role for eleven years, pocketing salaries worth millions of dollars and also getting many accolades in the process. Some of these include the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Legionnaires of Laughter Legacy Award, Young Artist Award, Gold Derby TV Award, and Young Hollywood Award.
Having been present in the film industry since childhood, Nolan has also made a bank from starring in a slew of films and TV series, for which many of his movies have made massive box office returns. He has additionally done some modeling gigs and featured in several music videos, through which he boosted his finances. However, his long-term stint in the hit ABC family sitcom, Modern Family, has stood out as the major determinant of the young actor’s current financial standing.
Nolan Gould Cashed In Hefty Paychecks With His Role As Luke Dunphy In Modern Family
At the age of 10, Nolan Gould landed a life-changing role of Lucas “Luke” Dunphy in the popular TV series, Modern Family. The mockumentary family sitcom follows the lives of three close-knit, related families living in Suburban Los Angeles; they include the Dunphys, the Prichetts/Delgados, and Mitchell Pritchett, and Cameron “Cam” Tucker. It was premiered on ABC on September 23rd, 2009, and ran for eleven seasons, ending on April 8th, 2020.
Gould was cast as the rambunctious son of Phil and Claire Dunphy in 246 episodes of the smash series. He was reportedly paid over $70,000 per episode of Modern Family for several years. However, from 2018 to 2020, the actor pocketed $125,000 per episode. Having featured in 246 episodes of the series, Gould’s financial value is penned at $12 million.
Modern Family won several awards throughout its run for eleven seasons. In each of its first five years, the series received Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series and then garnered a total of 75 Emmy Awards nominations, winning 22 of them. In 2012, the series was ranked as the tenth highest revenue-generating TV show after making $2.13 million per episode.
Nolan Gould, however, became a prominent actor after landing a major role in the Golden Globe-winning TV series created by Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd. He featured opposite Ed O’Neil, Sofia Vergara, Julie Brown, Ty Burrell, and Eric Stonestreet in the family sitcom that catapulted his acting career to the stratosphere.
He Elevated His Wealth Status By Starring In Several Box Office Hit Movies
Since venturing into acting, Nolan Gould has made his presence felt in the film industry. In addition to the whopping salaries he earned from Modern Family, he also raked in an impressive fortune from starring in box office hit movies. For instance, in 2011, he played the role of Sammy in the romantic comedy film, Friends with Benefits, starring alongside Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis.
The film became a box office success and grossed more than $150 million at the worldwide box office on a production budget of $35 million. Two years later, the TV star starred in another commercially successful movie, The To Do List. Unlike Friends with Benefits, The To Do List had moderate success at the box office as it grossed $3.9 million on a budget of $1.5 million. Nolan has further scored roles in hit TV shows such as Good Luck Charlie.
With Over 25 Acting Credits To His Name, Nolan Has Achieved a Successful Career As An Actor
Nolan Gould began making waves in the entertainment industry right from the tender age of three. At the time, he was featured in several commercials, following in the footsteps of his older brother. When he was 7 years old, he made an appearance in the short comedy movie, The McPassion, and in the same year, he was featured in another short comedy movie, Waiting Room, as a Wild Child.
In 2007, Gould picked up roles in several movies and TV shows, including the TV series documentary, America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back, The Secret of Ruby Scorpion, Out of Jimmy’s Head, Have a Nice Death, and Sunny & Share Love You. From 2008 to 2009, the young talented actor starred as Johnny in the movie – Montana, Mark Scott in the television movie – Sweet Nothing in My Ear, John Warner in the crime-drama TV series – Eleventh Hour, and Sam in the family-fantasy film – Space Buddies.
He has further displayed his acting qualities in movies and series like Monster Heroes (2010), R. L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour (2011-14), Ghoul (2012), Field of Lost Shoes (2015), Yes (2019), and equally played a voice role in Abominable Christmas (2012). Throughout his thriving career in acting, Gould has starred in more than twenty-five acting projects. More so, he served as the presenter of the 2012 Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards and 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
Asides Acting, He Has Established Himself With Other Successful Gigs In The Entertainment Industry
Beyond being known for his appearances in films and TV shows, the talented actor has equally appeared in a few music videos over the years. In 2017, he played a gay character, together with Coy Stewart, in Logic’s music video titled 1-800-273-8255. Two years later, Nolan Gould was featured in the music video of Kevin McHale’s song, ‘Help Me Now!’ He has also worked as a model, appearing in the June issue of C’est Prune magazine in 2019 and has also graced the cover of Avante magazine, as well as Bello magazine.
He then made a display of his multi-talented nature by writing an article, “Nolan Gould’s Six Tips for Being a White Ally,” that was published on Subvrt Magazine in June 2020. Nolan Gould has additionally graced several television shows such as Polaris Primetime, The Night Time Show with Stephen Kramer Glickman, Entertainment Tonight, Jimmy Kimmel Live, as well as contesting in Battle of the Network Stars in 2017 and Worst Cooks in America in the following year. Due to his sensational performances, Nolan was named 2010 Entertainer of the Year by Entertainment Weekly Magazine.
Due To His Father’s Profession, The Young Star Grew Up In Many US Cities
The Modern Family star was born into the family of Edwin and Angela Gould in New York City, New York, United States, on 28th October 1998. He has three siblings – two brothers, Aidan and Garret Gould, and a sister named Cassie Gould. Following his father’s profession as a military officer, his family resided in different cities, including Phoenix, Alabama, and California, during his formative years.
Having started his acting career at a young age, Nolan mostly spent his childhood years on film and TV sets. Nonetheless, he shares a close bond with his family members and was influenced to choose a career in showbiz by his elder brother, who is also a known name in the entertainment industry. Nolan Gould is a young genius who completed his basic education when he was thirteen years old, having passed the General Educational Development test at that age.
He has an Intelligence Quotient of 150, and as a result, he is associated with the oldest and largest high IQ society across the globe called Mensa, as a distinguished member. Following his busy schedule, the young actor is now furthering his education through online studies.
He is The Younger Brother Of Hollywood Actor, Aidan Gould
Nolan Gould’s older brother, Aidan, is also an actor, and he is widely known for his roles as Will Sutter in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Kid Sinclair in Gilmore Girls, and Josh in The Rainbow Tribe. He was born in Columbus, Georgia, the United States, on February 26th, 1997, and he began his career at the age of four, appearing in TV commercials.
Although he is yet to be seen on-screen since 2013, Aidan accrued impressive acting credits before then. Some of his notable projects include The Secret Life of Leonardo Da Vinci (2006), McPassion (2006), Christmas Spirit (2007), A New Tomorrow (2007), The Revengers (2007), iCarly (2012), Workaholics (2013), and Modern Family (2013).