Surprisingly, The Good Doctor's Richest Star Isn't Freddie Highmore

Surprisingly, The Good Doctor's Richest Star Isn't Freddie Highmore
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Fans might be surprised to learn who has the biggest net worth when it comes to The Good Doctor cast.

For 6 seasons, The Good Doctor has been pleasing viewers with realistic medical stories and a brilliant cast. The leading actor, Freddie Highmore, playing Dr. Shaun Murphy, an autistic surgeon with savant syndrome, has been widely praised for his believable performance and received his first Golden Globe Award nomination for the role.

Highmore, however, doesn't overshadow other cast members who portray interesting characters beloved by fans. Surprisingly, it is not the lead star who has the biggest net worth among the cast of The Good Doctor.

But let's start with the actors who made the top 5 richest The Good Doctor stars.

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The majority of the medical drama actors had previously played in a television series. For example, being a martial artist, Will Yun Lee had played a lot of roles requiring his fighting skills before starring in The Good Doctor as Dr. Alex Park. The actor is reportedly worth somewhere between $1 and $5 million.

Richard Schiff portraying Dr. Aaron Glassman is definitely the most experienced actor of the bunch. He appeared in over a hundred films and television series. It is therefore not surprising that his net worth is $5 million, and he comes forth.

The top 3 richest The Good Doctor stars include surprising names. Antonia Thomas who played the widely loved character Dr. Claire Browne takes third place with $8 million. Though Thomas left the medical show at the end of Season 4, she racked up a lot of her net worth from other popular projects she took part in, Lovesick, Misfits, and – surprisingly for many fans – Teletubbies where she acted as the narrator.

Freddie Highmore comes second in this list with a net worth roughly equal to that of Antonia Thomas. He started his acting career as a child star and appeared in many beloved movies of the 2000s. Besides, before starring in The Good Doctor, he played the main role in the five-season Bates Motel praised by critics and viewers.

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But who is the richest The Good Doctor actor? Surprisingly, it is Hill Harper who is worth $12 million. Before joining The Good Doctor as Dr. Marcus Andrews, the actor was most popular for his role as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on CSI: NY. For this role, Harper won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series three times in a row.