KJ Apa Net Worth as of 2019: $3 million
KJ Apa was born Keneti James Fitzgerald Apa in Auckland, New Zealand in June 1997. He is of Samoan, Scottish, and English ancestry. He has two older sisters. Apa attended high school at King’s College, in Auckland before embarking on his acting career. He starred as Kane Jenkins on the television series Shortland Street. He currently stars on The CW hit show Riverdale.
From 2014 to 2015 he starred as Kane Jenkins on the television series Shortland Street. Apa had a recurring role as Jack on the TV series The Cul de Sac in 2016. Beginning in 2016 he starred as Archie Andrews on the series Riverdale.
KJ Apa also appeared in the movies Altar Rock and A Dog’s Purpose in 2017. He has also appeared on episodes of the TV series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, GeekRockTV, Today, Live! with Kelly, and more.
In 2017 he won an Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Breakthrough Performance Award for Riverdale. Apa was also nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Television Series and a Teen Choice Award for Choice Breakout TV Star in 2017 for Riverdale.
Present TV Success
Riverdale is an American teen drama television series based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series was adapted for The CW by Archie Comics’ chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and is produced by Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Berlanti Productions and Archie Comics.
In 2015, development on the project moved to The CW, where the series was ordered for a pilot. Filming takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The series features an ensemble cast based on the characters of Archie Comics, with KJ Apa in the role of Archie Andrews; Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, the series’ narrator.
The series debuted on January 26, 2017, to positive reviews. A 22-episode second season premiered on October 11, 2017, and concluded on May 16, 2018. On April 2, 2018, The CW renewed the series for a third season, which is set to premiere October 10, 2018.
Riverdale fangirls probably had the time of their lives with KJ Apa going shirtless in the second half of the series’ 3rd season.