Joshua Malina Net Worth

Joshua Malina Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Joshua Charles Malina net worth is
$1.5 Million

Joshua Charles Malina Wiki Biography

Joshua Charles Malina was born on the 17th January 1966, in New Rochelle, New York City USA, of Polish – Jewish and Russian – Jewish origin, and is an actor, who became famous for his roles of Will Bailey in the television series “The West Wing” (1999 – 2006) and David Rosen in the political thriller series “Scandal” (2012 – present). Malina has been active in the entertainment industry since 1992.

How much is the net worth of Joshua Malina? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is as much as $1.5 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Acting is the main source of Malina fortune.

Joshua Malina Net Worth $1.5 Million

To begin with, Malina was raised in New York City by his parents Fran and Robert Malina. He was educated at Westchester Day School in Westchester County, and then at the Horace Mann School in New York City. Afterwards, he enrolled at Yale University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in theatre studies.

Concerning his professional career, he played on Broadway from 1989 to 1992, portraying Louden Downey in the play “A Few Good Men”. Then Joshua appeared in the movie “A Few Good Men” by Rob Reiner, and after having played several roles in films including “In the Line of Fire” (1993) and “The American President” (1995), Joshua appeared on television in the series “Sliders” (1996) and “From the Earth to the Moon” (1998). Malina also starred alongside Josh Charles, Peter Krause and Felicity Huffman in the series “Sports Night” (1998 – 2000). However, the actor is best known for his role of Will Bailey in the television series “The West Wing”, in which he played in 80 episodes (2002 – 2006). He has also created episodic roles in the series “Numb3rs” (2007), “Greys Anatomy” (2008) and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2008), all improving his net worth.

In 2012, the actor starred in the teen comedy film “The First Time” (2012) directed by Jon Kasdan, the Malina portrayed David Rosen in the television series “Scandal” over 48 episodes (2012 – 2014). Moreover, he was one of the main actors in the romantic comedy “The Young Kieslowski” (2014) directed by Kerem Sanga, which won the Audience Award as the Best Narrative Feature in the Los Angeles Film Festival. The actor also appeared in the comedy horror film “Knights of Badassdom” (2014) by Joe Lynch.

In addition to acting, Joshua is the inventor and producer of the poker broadcast “Celebrity Poker Showdown”.
To conclude, all the above mentioned engagements have added sums to the total size of Joshua Malina net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of the actor, Malina married designer Melissa Merwin in 1996, and they have two children: daughter Isabel Malina and son Avi Malina. The family lives in Malibu.

Full NameJoshua Malina
Net Worth$1.5 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 17, 1966
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, USA
Height5' 9" (1.75 m)
ProfessionFilm and stage actor
EducationWestchester Day School, Horace Mann School in New York City, Yale University
SpouseMelissa Merwin (m. 1996)
ChildrenIsabel Malina, Avi Malina
ParentsFran Malina, Robert Malina
SiblingsToby Malina
AwardsTV Guide Awards - Fan Favorite Awards (2013)
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2006)
MoviesThe American President (1995), Charlie Wilson's War, Kill the Man (1999), Without Charlie (2001), Bulworth (1998), A Few Good Men (1992)
TV ShowsScandal (2012-2017), The Larry Sanders Show, Sorkin's Sports Night (1998-2000), The West Wing (2002-2006), Celebrity Poker Showdown, Big Shots (2007), The Big Bang Theory (2011-present)
1Frequently appears in Aaron Sorkin projects both movies and TV series.
1Living in Malibu, California with his wife and children. [January 2008]
2Son of Bob Malina.
3Came in sixth (out of 1,191 players) in the first event of the 2008 LA Poker Classic at Commerce Casino, for a win of over 11 thousand dollars.
4Malina told an audience at the University of Florida that early in his career, he was not allowed to audition for a pizza commercial that took place during Passover, because the casting agents wanted him actually to eat the pizza. He refused, because pizza dough is leavened, rendering it not kosher for Passover. Malina offered to mime eating the pizza instead, but the advertiser's casting agents insisted that he had to eat the pizza or he would not be able to audition.
5While in the cast of Aaron Sorkin's Broadway play "A Few Good Men," he and Sorkin were members of a bowling league composed of cast and crew from Broadway shows. One night Sorkin bought the team a tray of hamburgers and, while trying to entertain the group, started to choke on a bite of one. Although he did not know how to perform the Heimlich Maneuver, Malina attempted to perform it on Sorkin, dislodging the burger and breaking three of Sorkin's ribs in the process.
6Ex-brother-in-law of The West Wing (1999) cast mate Timothy Busfield. Malina's wife, Melissa Merwin, is the sister of Busfield's wife, Jenny Merwin.
7Attended Horace Mann School in Riverdale, New York (Class of '84).
81988: Graduated from Yale as a Theater Studies major.
9One of the executive producers of the new Bravo series Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003) .
10Avid poker player. Played to pay for rent when he struggled as an actor.
11Latest in a string of actors who appeared in The American President (1995) to join the cast of The West Wing (1999), following Martin Sheen, Nina Siemaszko, Anna Deavere Smith and "President" writer Aaron Sorkin, who had a cameo appearance and later created and is executive producer of "The West Wing". He also later landed a part on Scandal (2012) which centers around the US president.
12Father, with Melissa Merwin, of daughter Isabel Malina and son Avi Malina.


Nobody's Perfect2004Short
All That2003TV Series
See Jane Date2003TV MovieKevin Adams
View from the Top2003Randy Jones (as Josh Malina)
She Spies2002TV SeriesJimmy Onassis
Imagine That2002TV SeriesKenny Fleck
Without Charlie2001Charlie
It Is What It Is2001/IP.T. Hackey
It's a Shame About Ray2000ShortMs. Streisand
How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale2000TV MovieMark Sickler
Sports Night1998-2000TV SeriesJeremy Goodwin
Kill the Man1999Bob Stein
My Engagement Party1998Alex
Bulworth1998Bill Feldman
The Larry Sanders Show1993-1998TV SeriesKenny Mitchell / Robert Brody
From the Earth to the Moon1998TV Mini-SeriesTim Messick
Clockwatchers1997Global Credit Receptionist
Just Friends1996Bob
Sliders1996TV SeriesEgghead Announcer
Infinity1996Calculator Kid #3
Champs1996TV SeriesCab Driver
Tracey Takes On...1996TV SeriesJordan
The American President1995David
Separate Lives1995Randall
Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills1994TV MovieGerald Bronstein
In the Line of Fire1993Agent Chavez
Bob1993TV SeriesVince
A Few Good Men1992Tom (as Josh Malina)
Untitled Warren Beatty Project2016completedHerb
Pant Suits2015Short completedMr. Matthews
Thrilling Adventure Hour Live2015Barkeep
Scandal2012-2015TV SeriesDavid Rosen
Childrens Hospital2015TV SeriesGene
Extant2014TV SeriesDr. Gavin Beck
The Young Kieslowski2014Robert Kieslowski
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2014TV SeriesSimon Wilkes
Knights of Badassdom2013Travis
Walk and Talk the Vote: West Wing Reunion - Bridget Mary McCormack2012Video shortWill Bailey
Leap Year2012TV SeriesSam Berry
Grindr for the GOP Convention2012ShortRick Dean
Christine2012TV SeriesMatthew
Chasing the Hill2012TV SeriesSenator Troy Spencer
Walk & Talk: The West Wing Reunion2012ShortWill Bailey
Walk & Talk - The West Wing Reunion: Behind the Scenes2012ShortWill Bailey
The Big Bang Theory2011-2012TV SeriesPresident Siebert
The First Time2012/IAubrey's Dad
Backwash2010-2011TV SeriesVal
American Horror Story2011TV SeriesDr. Curran
In Plain Sight2009-2011TV SeriesPeter Alpert
Private Practice2011TV SeriesMarissa's Father
CSI: Miami2011TV SeriesNeal Marshall
The Good Guys2010TV SeriesAssistant Chief James Guthrie
Legally Mad2010TV MovieAaron
The Sarah Silverman Program.2010TV SeriesSupervisor Bill Wilson
Bones2010TV SeriesDr. Adam Copeland
House M.D.2009TV SeriesTucker
Psych2009TV SeriesStewart Gimbley
Valentine2009TV SeriesDuncan
iCarly2009TV SeriesGoldstein
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles2009TV SeriesAgent Auldridge
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2008TV SeriesDA Monroe
Grey's Anatomy2008TV SeriesSeth Hammer
Medium2008TV SeriesTim Carmer
Big Shots2007-2008TV SeriesKarl Mixworthy
The Nine2006-2007TV SeriesTim Marley
Numb3rs2006-2007TV SeriesHoward Meeks
Stargate SG-12007TV SeriesCicero
The West Wing2002-2006TV SeriesWill Bailey
The PTA2006TV SeriesStud


Backwash2010-2011TV Series executive producer - 12 episodes
Celebrity Poker Showdown2003-2005TV Series executive producer - 41 episodes


Backwash2010-2011TV Series written by - 13 episodes


Our Man in Madras2014Short special thanks
Scandal: The Secret Is Out2013TV Movie thanks


The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2015TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
One Question Interviews2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2015TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006-2014TV SeriesHimself
The Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Thrilling Adventure Hour: The Documentary Web Series2014Video shortHimself
Fatherhood2014TV Series documentary shortHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2013TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
NerdHQ2013TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
44th NAACP Image Awards2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Pyramid2012TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
16th Annual Prism Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
What's Trending2011TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Liar2010TV SeriesHimself
Jeopardy!2003-2009TV SeriesHimself - Contestant / Himself - Celebrity Contestant
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2007TV SeriesHimself
Chabad Telethon2007TV MovieHimself
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHimself
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003TV SeriesHimself
6th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
2nd Annual TV Guide Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Winner: The Best Show You're Not Watching
Hollywood Squares1999TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Scandal: The Secret Is Out2013TV MovieDavid Rosen
President Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryWill Bailey (uncredited)

Won Awards

2013TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFan Favorite AwardsScandal (2012)

Nominated Awards

2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe West Wing (1999)
2005ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe West Wing (1999)
2004ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe West Wing (1999)
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe West Wing (1999)
2000ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesSports Night (1998)
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