Okieriete Onaodowan's Net Worth: The 'Station 19' and 'Hamilton' Actor Has Made a Nice Living
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains information about ABC's Station 19 and Grey's Anatomy's crossover.
Okieriete "Oak" Onaodowan has left the ABC television series Station 19 after four seasons. He was one of the original cast members and has played firefighter Dean Miller since 2018.
The 34-year-old actor has appeared in several Grey's Anatomy crossover scenes, and fans of both shows will miss his multi-faceted character.
Station 19 fans are curious about Okieriete Onaodowan's net worth in the wake of his departure from the show.
Onaodowan is best known for his roles in Broadway's hit musical Hamilton.
In the critically acclaimed play Hercules Mulligan, the Nigerian-American actor played the dual roles of James Madison and Hercules Mulligan in 2015.
The Ballers actor has also appeared in stage productions of Rocky and Cyrano de Bergerac since his Broadway debut in 2012.
He was also nominated for a Grammy for his performance in Hamilton, which won him the award for Best Musical Theater Album.
According to IMDb, Oak first appeared on television in 2010 on the show Gravity.
After that, he worked on shows like Blue Bloods, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, and Netflix's The Get Down.
According to StyleCaster, Hamilton "made the original Broadway cast extremely wealthy."
Hamilton is one of Broadway's most successful plays, having become the first to gross more than $3 million in just eight performances.
In 2016, at the height of its popularity, the show was averaging $1.55 million per week.
The show's producers were paid a total of $780,000 per year, with the director receiving $1.6 million and the choreographer receiving $1.2 million.
Lin-Manuel Miranda earned around $6.4 million in 2016 as the sole writer of music and lyrics for Hamilton.
According to StyleCaster, the main cast members of Hamilton earned at least $18,400 per week from January 2015 to December 2016.
Onaodowan was one of 22 original cast members who petitioned the show's producers for more money, requesting 1% of the show's royalties.
In addition to their negotiated deal for royalties, the main cast received an annual salary of around $130,000.
There are no confirmed reports of Onaodowan's salary for Station 19 on the small screen, but it was likely significant to keep him on the show for so long.
The New Jersey native has a current estimated net worth of dollar3 million, according to Idol Net Worth.
Onaodowan "asked to leave at the end of season 4 but agreed to return for part of season 5 to give Dean's story some closure," according to Deadline.
His character was critically injured in the line of duty while attempting to evacuate people from a building that exploded due to a burst gas line in the season 5 episode "Things We Lost in the Fire."
Miller was already dead when he arrived at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
Fans were shocked to learn of the death of their favorite firefighter.
The emotional farewell was also difficult for Onaodowan's co-stars, who had spent years working with him on the Grey's Anatomy spinoff.
"It's been a pleasure being Dean," Onaodowan said, thanking ABC producers and a dedicated crew, and adding, "Thanks to the fans for showing Dean so much love."
I hope he has motivated you to make a positive difference in the world.