Hayley Orrantia, just 19 years old, was fortunate enough to land the role. Actors wait lifetimes for sitcoms like ABC’s The Goldbergs, which is charming, hilarious, and has been running strong for nine seasons. Sitcom actors are paid a per episode salary. In some cases it can get quite high. The Friends cast ended the show with $1 million per episode salaries each. Although it’s not clear how much Orrantia makes per episode, she’s amassed a substantial net worth over her short career, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
The Goldbergs is mostly based on the real life of show creator Adam F. Goldberg. His eccentric, funny family makes for great television. There’s his mom, Beverly, who is way too involved with her kids, and his dad Murray, who isn’t involved enough. Then there is Adam, Barry and Eric. Goldberg decided that he should have a sister for the sake of the show.
Erica Goldberg was Eric’s brother. Erica is played by Orrantia. She is troublemaker, too cool to go to school, and a great musician. That last part isn’t inspired by Goldberg’s older brother. It is Orrantia herself, a musician.
Looper reported that the real Eric Goldberg is happy he doesn’t have a character on the show. Orrantia was told by him in an interview about the show. “I have plausible deniability, I can deny all of those true Goldberg stories.” Meaning when Adam Goldberg writes an embarrassing real-life moment into the show, Eric Goldberg can always say it wasn’t him.
Even though she’s only 27, Hayley Orrantia has a net worthPrices up to $3 million
Hayley Raymond Liu via Getty ImagesOrrantia as Erica Goldberg in ‘The Goldbergs’ | Raymond Liu via Getty Images
Thanks to The Goldbergs, Orrantia has a net worthA total of $3 million. It was her first role. When she was only 19, she landed the job. Orrantia starred in Cooper and The Castle Hills Gang in 2011. She was only 17 when she began acting, but music has been a part of her life for much longer.
Orrantia was part a group called Lakoda Rayne. The band was put together by Simon Cowell during Orrantia’s stint on The X-Factor in 2011. She must have been honed her musical skills throughout her childhood if she was good enough for Cowell to pick her at 17 years old.
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Orrantia hasn’t dedicated all her time to acting, despite having a coveted sitcom part. She’s still into music, and that certainly contributes to her net worth. Orrantia began singing background vocals for Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato, and now she has her own business. She moved to Nashville around the same time she started working on The Goldbergs. She goes on tour, and has an album called The Way Out. Orrantia just released a single last year, so fans can look forward to a new album any day.
Anyone who wants to hear Orrantia sing can listen to her album, or just turn on an episode of The Goldbergs. Thanks to Orrantia, Erica’s character is also a talented songstress. She suggested that they use their singing talents on the show and producers agreed to it. Erica (or Orrantia as Erica) often sings on the show, and Erica has started a few rock bands as part of Goldberg’s storylines.
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