Born as Nicholas Roger Swardson on 9 October 1976 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, this comedian, actor and screenwriter is probably best known for his own TV comedy series “Nick Swardson`s Pretend Time” which were released in 2010 and 2011, and as an actor, Nick became noted for the role of Terry Bernadino in “Reno 911!”(2003-09) . He is also famous for his business collaborations with Adam Sandler in “Happy Madison Productions”.
So just how rich is Nick Swardson? Sources have estimated that Nick’s net worth is about $5 million, the largest amounts coming from his comedy shows, acting appearances and screenwriting.
Nick Swardson Net Worth $5 Million
Nick started accumulating his net worth from 16 years of age, when he debuted as an actor. However, he was smoking marijuana at school, and was having further problems with both alcohol and drugs, thus he was forced to leave school and go into rehab. Some years later, when he finally graduated from school, Nick decided not to go to college but to focus on his career as a comedian. When he was 18 years old, Nick started appearing at open mike nights at the Minneapolis comedy club Acme Comedy Co. There, Nick was rewarded with the title of the Funniest Person in the Twin Cities. Still living in Minnesota, Nick Swardson increased his net worth while appearing in the comedy club “Knuckleheads”, and at the age of 20 was even selected to perform as a stand-up at the US Comedy Arts Festival.
When he left his homeland in Minnesota, and moved to New York, Nick Swardson’s net worth began growing faster. There he performed at the Luna Lounge, and after that moved to Los Angeles to show up at night clubs. It was in L.A. where Nick started his career in acting. He had a role in “LateLine”, a situation comedy of the 1990`s, and in the movie “Almost Famous” released in 2000.
Nick Swardson’s other performances on TV include roles in “Spring Break Lawyer” (2001), “Comedy Central Presents” (2001, 2006), “Cheap Seats” (2004), and “Human Giant” (2007) among others.
As a screenwriter, Nick became noted in 2003 with the screenplay “Malibu`s Most Wanted”, co-written with Jamie Kennedy and Adam Small, which added a solid sum to Nick Swardson’s his net worth, too. Swardson also co-wrote “Calling Home” (2004), “The Benchwarmers” (2006), and “Seriously, Who Farted?” (2009).
In 2003, Nick Swardson started his working relationship with the popular American actor Adam Sandler. They became good friends, not only business partners. Swardson co-produced the TV show “Gay Robot” (2004) along with Adam Sandler. Their next project was the screenplay for “Grandma`s Boy”, an American movie comedy of 2006, in which Nick also performed. Nick Swardson also co-produced the movie “Bucky Larson: Born To Be a Star” (2011), and then starred in “30 Minutes Or Less” along with Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride and Aziz Ansari. As a voice talent, the celebrity appeared on “Chozen”, an animated film of 2014.
Little is known about Nick Swardson’s personal life, which he keeps very private.
At The Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas. He's recording a new Stand-up Comedy Special for Comedy Central. [April 2009]
filming Nana's Boy. [April 2005]
Filming Benchwarmers. [May 2005]
He has Swedish, Scottish, Norwegian, and German ancestry. His surname originates in Sweden.
Hometown is Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Most sketch aficionados have an enormous amount of respect for 'Mr. Show.' I didn't have HBO back then, so I was always trying to find episodes. Bob Odenkirk and David Cross became celebrities, and Jay Johnston - who's lesser known, but brilliant - deserves a lot of credit, too.
When you live the life of a comedian, it's such a state of arrested development. I can't deal with anything very maturely. I'm still really bad at paying bills or doing anything that would be considered semi-adult. I'm really bad at it. It's weird I can create and run a TV show, but I can't pay my phone bill.
I always thought that the fastest way for me to get ahead and get noticed and to do well was to make my act very accessible. When I first started, I talked about family stuff, my dog, my cat. It was all I knew back then; I wasn't forcing anything, but I wasn't like, 'Hey, don't you hate doing homework?'
I started in the club route. I did the alternative scene later on. When I lived in New York, I did the Luna Lounge and stuff, where Janeane Garofalo and David Cross and all those guys worked out of, but I came from a comedy club background. I'm proud of that background. I'm one of the people that really crossed over and did both.
I'm developing more stuff in my voice, more Nick Swardson. It's me as myself in a sense and kind of in my voice, no accent no affectation. I'm growing into my own persona.
I'm kind of a clothes freak, so I'll switch my wardrobe every year or twice a year; I'll kind of move stuff in and out. Some t-shirts will stay, obviously, but some, I'll make a shift and give it to Goodwill. I'll leave clothes in my back alley, because I live by the beach, so literally you'll see a homeless guy with a three hundred dollar jacket.
Improv plays such a huge role in finding great lines - you'll be surprised at what comes out of your mind inadvertently. A lot of times it's better than a script you've worked out ahead of time.
Comedy is so subjective, you know what I mean? To sit there and technically pick it apart is so stupid.
If you want to be a comedian, go out. Do a week in Des Moines, Iowa. Try to make those people laugh.
Improv kind of goes hand in hand with what I do. I was on 'Reno 911!' for six years, and that was a completely improvised show.
No one will ever be as good as Phil Hartman. He was such an amazing genius, and may be the best sketch performer of all time.
For me, honestly, one of the first movies I did I was always pounding coffee, and I crashed so horribly. So I've kind of weaned myself off. You keep getting second and third winds. But for me, I've stopped doing energy drinks or any kind of stimulant. I just kind of go natural.