‘Daredevil’ Actor Claims He Made as Little as $200 Per Day in Deleted Tweet
Netflix’s “Daredevil” actor Peter Shinkoda alleged that the pay he received playing crime boss Nobu Yoshioka was ridiculously low.
Less than what extras make: Shinkoda took to Twitter to break down how much he reportedly earned while starring in nine episodes across two seasons of the popular superhero series, according to CBR.
“When I was offered [Daredevil] at $3,500/per ep as a local hire – I did the math. So I take $1,600 and change after commission and taxes…per ep. Some eps I worked 8 days on = $200/day. Less than extras!” the Japanese-Canadian actor wrote in a tweet that he has since deleted.
Casting directors had reportedly told him there wasn’t any money in the acting and he would make more going to comic book conventions.
Shinkoda recalled better experiences in show business in the late 90s when he worked in editing and post-production at Warner Bros. Pictures.
He noted that he faced hardships only after transitioning to acting. “Shit got bad when I segued 2 acting…while being Asian.”
Emotionally spent now. Thx 4 listening…any fans I may have! I got stories 4ever up the #YingYang from the industry. (Pun intended) Some uplifting…when I worked in editing at @wbpictures#PostProduction ’96-’99. Shit got bad when I segued 2 #Acting…while being Asian. 🙏
Take the money: Shinkoda’s post drew an assortment of feedback from Twitter users, including one advising him to “Take the money where you can get it.”
Huh? I paid $5500 for fast track work permit. Paid my room & board. Payed for my travel there. Crippled and walking to subway on Sunday morning after wrap trying to find an open subway as Escalades drive by w Elektra, Matt, Punisher, & Stick. Just fought them all on a rooftop! 😔
Surprised with the response, Shinkoda explained that he even paid for all expenses during “Daredevil” shoots, including his work permit, travel, room and board.
Shinkoda further noted the discrepancy in treatment he received compared to his co-stars.
Agents tried hard. They were told, “We’re overpaying with this rate! Scale for new media is much less”. I made 10 times more on Falling Skies…per ep. That aired on Sunday nights in summertime in…some countries. Resids were decent.
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