What is Simon Bird’s net worth?
Simon Bird is an English actor and comedian from Surrey. He is best known for playing Will McKenzie in the E4 comedy series ‘The Inbetweeners’ and its two films, and Adam Goodman in the Channel 4 comedy ‘Friday Night Dinner’.
As of 2020, Simon Bird’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $8 million.
Simon Antony Bird was born on the 19th of August, 1984, in Guildford, Surrey. Bird is the third of four children of Claremont McKenna College Professor Graham Bird and Heather.
Bird was educated at Cranmore School, West Horsley, the Royal Grammar School, Guildford, and Queens’ College, Cambridge, where he read History along with Inbetweeners co-star Joe Thomas.
While completing a Master of Arts degree in cultural and critical studies at Birkbeck College, Bird set up the sketch comedy group “The House of Windsor” with former Footlights contemporaries Joe Thomas (who plays Simon Cooper in The Inbetweeners) and Jonny Sweet.
Bird also performs stand-up comedy and took part in Chortle’s national student comedy awards in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, coming second in his final attempt.
In 2008, Bird was cast in E4’s teen comedy ‘The Inbetweeners’ as Will McKenzie, along with Joe Thomas. He won the 2008 British Comedy Award for Best Male Newcomer and the 2009 British Comedy Award for Best Actor.
In 2010 Bird created a BBC Three comedy panel show ‘The King Is Dead’, in which a well-known person is hypothetically killed off and a panel of three personalities go head-to-head in a series of satirical quiz rounds and challenges in their bid to replace them.
Since 2017, he’s been starring on the ‘West End in The Philanthropist’, alongside Charlotte Ritchie.
As of 2020, Simon Bird’s net worth is $8 million.
Here are some of the best highlights of Simon Bird’s career:
- The Inbetweeners (TV series, 2008-2010)
- Friday Night Dinner (2011-)
- The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)
- The Inbetweeners 2 (Movie, 2014)
- The Darkest Universe (Movie, 2016)
- You, Me and Him (Movie, 2017)
Favorite Quotes from Simon Bird
“I think everyone thinks their dad is a little bit odd or crazy. As they get older, they develop their own little habits. They have a certain way that they like to live their lives, and nothing is going to interrupt that.” – Simon Bird
“I don’t think American family sitcoms are mean. I guess I really love ‘Arrested Development.’ I guess they are quite mean in that, but that is also a very silly, surreal, absurd show as well, and it has got a heart as well.” – Simon Bird
“I enjoy watching sitcoms where the team behind it has successfully created a whole alternate reality that you can enter into for half an hour every week.” – Simon Bird
“When it comes to female fan attention, I’m married, so obviously I avoid the places where you might get unwanted female attention – clubs and social environments, bars, and public spaces.” – Simon Bird
“I like to dress up and look nice. I’m not quite at the stage yet financially to do that too often, but it’s nice to push the boat out a little bit for award ceremonies and stuff.” – Simon Bird
3 Great Lessons from Simon Bird
Now that you know all about Simon Bird’s net worth, and how he achieved success; let’s take a look at some of the strongest lessons we can learn from him:
1. Be Curious
Try looking at the world with the eyes of a child.
2. Be Weird
Don’t worry about what other people think because, in the end, we are all looking for people we can be our weird selves with.
3. Stop Hiding Yourself
You are capable of doing great things too. You have a lot to give to this world.
Simon Bird is an English actor and comedian who is best known for playing Will McKenzie on “The Inbetweeners” as well as the show “Friday Night Dinner”.
As of 2020, Simon Bird’s net worth is estimated to be $8 million.