Cast Of Summer Catch: How Much Are They Worth Now?Published on March 25, 2016. Updated August 20, 2020
The late ’90s and early 2000s were the primetime of romantic comedies, and a lot of them starred the biggest heartthrob of the time, Freddie Prinze Jr. One of these was 2001’s Summer Catch, a romantic-comedy based on young baseball prospects who descend on the town of Cape Cod to play for the Chatham Athletics and hopefully get scouted for the big leagues. It is the perfect summer rom-com with baseball, drama, and of course love, and also hosts a huge cast of the hottest young acting talents of the 2000s, with the likes if Freddie Prinze Jr., Jessica Biel and Matthew Lillard. Some of the cast went on to have red-hot careers while others seem to have faded; check out how much they are all worth all these years later!
14. Brittany Murphy
Estimated Net Worth: $10 Million. Brittany Murphy was one of the brightest and most sought after young actresses before her untimely death in December 2009 at the age of 32. At the time of her death, Murphy had amassed a net worth of $10 million after starting her career in the early ’90s on shows such as Murphy Brown, Drexell’s Class, Almost Home and Sister, Sister among others. Murphy gained wider recognition after she co-starred in 1995’s Clueless as Tai which led to her numerous leading film roles including Freeway, Drive, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Girl, Interrupted, Riding in Cars with Boys and, of course, Summer Catch. She then hit new levels of stardom after starring alongside Eminem in 8 Mile, and went on to star in Just Married, Uptown Girls, and Little Black Book. Murphy also took on different voice acting roles in Happy Feet and from 1997-2009 voicing several characters for King of the Hill. Following her death, her mother and widowed husband established the Brittany Murphy Foundation to fund children’s arts education and support the USO cancer research.
13. Brian Dennehy
Estimated Net Worth: $12 Million. Brian Dennehy is a well-established actor who has made quite an impression both on-screen and on broadway. His on-screen roles took off in 1977 when he landed several roles in single episodes of series such as Kojak, Serpico, MASH, Lucan and Lou Grant. He has gone on to accumulate 170 acting credits to his name, along with two Tony awards, and is best known for his work in 1996’s Romeo and Juliet, as well as First Blood, The Fighting Fitzgeralds, Assault On Precinct 13 and providing the voice of Django in Ratatouille and also his role as Coach John Schiffner in Summer Catch. Dennehy passed away in April 2020 and his continuous hard work and talent earned Dennehy a very respectable net worth of $12 million.
12. Jason Gedrick
Estimated Net Worth: $1.5 Million. Jason Gedrick has been building on his acting career since the early ’80s when he started as an extra in films such as Bad Boys and Risky Business. His big break came in 1986’s Iron Eagle and he went on to appear in Iron Eagle II, Backdraft and the series Class of ’96, Murder One, EZ Streets and Falcone. Gedrick appeared in Summer Catch as the Mike Dunne, brother to Freddie Prinze Jr.’s character Ryan Dunne, but most of his success has continued on TV. Over the past few years he has had recurring roles on shows such as Desperate Housewives, Luck, Dexter, Bosch, Beauty and the Beast and most recently Major Crimes. With so many roles it would be expected he would be worth more but for right now he is sitting on a net worth of $1.5 million.
11. Christian Kane
Estimated Net Worth: $6 Million. Over the years, Christian Kane has made a name for himself as both an actor and a musician. His acting break came in 1997 when he landed the role of Ryan “Flyboy” Leggett in the series Fame L.A. and went ont to shows like Rescue 77, and an episode of Dawson’s Creek. Kane moved into movies with 2001’s Summer Catch as Dale Robin, but gained further attention after appearing in Life or Something Like It, Secondhand Lions and Just Married alongside Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy as Peter Prentiss. He also appeared in the popular series Angel as well as Close to Home and the film Friday Night Lights. He was most recently on the show The Librarians and continues to work with his band Kane who are signed to the record label Bigger Group Picture. He has made an estimated net worth of $6 million.
10. Cedric Pendleton
Estimated Net Worth: Unknown. Cedric Pendleton’s acting career has been lackluster and as such his net worth remains relatively unknown. He appeared on Dawson’s Creek and Sheena and his first film was Summer Catch as Calvin Knight, the closing pitcher for the Chatham Athletics. He has since appeared on many TV series in small or single episode roles such as The Shield, The Guardian, One Tree Hill, NYPD Blue, and True Blood while also appearing in films such as Runaway Jury, Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Madea’s Family Reunion. He has had bigger roles in House of Payne and most recently The Haves and the Have Nots, but the lack of major roles has us guessing his net worth is in the area of $400 thousand.
9. Corey Pearson
Estimated Net Worth: Unknown. Corey Pearson has had a small acting career with only 15 acting credits to his name, but he might be recognized by some romantic comedy fans. He appeared in the shows Pacific Blue and Rescue 77 before landing the unforgettable role of Chatham Athletics hotshot Eric Van Leemer in Summer Catch. Pearson went on to appear in The Road Home, Still Life and Lincoln Heights while his last known acting roles is 2009’s He’s Just Not That Into You. Due to his lack of roles, Pearson’s net worth is largely unknown, but is presumably around $300 thousand.
8. Bruce Davison
Estimated Net Worth: Unknown. Bruce Davison has had a huge acting career with 231 acting credits, one Oscar nomination and two Golden Globe awards making it very surprising his net worth remains unknown. Davison has run the map of short films, big-screen productions as well as TV series and it all started back in 1969 in the film Last Summer. His notable roles are many, but he is best known as George Henderson in the TV series Harry and the Hendersons and his film roles in Short Cuts, X-Men and X-Men 2. For Summer Catch he portrayed Rand Parrish, the rich father of Jessica Biel’s character Tenley Parrish. With so many roles and so many in the works right now, he has to be worth at least $5 million, but probably much more.
7. Gabriel Mann
Estimated Net Worth: $2 Million. Gabreil Mann has established himself in the entertainment industry since he began his career as a runway model before transitioning to acting in 1995. He had many small roles on series and in films and his first big break was in 2001’s Josie and the Pussycats which was quickly followed by his role as Auggie Mulligan in Summer Catch. He then appeared in New Port South and Abandon alongside Katie Holmes and Charlie Hunnam before his role as Danny Zorn in The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy. In recent years his career has escalated after a role in Mad Men and then Revenge as Nolan Ross, while he also offered the voice of Bruce Banner in The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Overall he has made himself a respectable $2 million.
6. Wilmer Valderrama
Estimated Net Worth: $20 Million. Wilmer Valderrama may always be known as Fez from his longtime starring role on the hit series That ’70s Show but he has done so much more. 2001 marked his first film role as Mickey “Dom” Dominguez in Summer Catch. He has also appeared in Party Monster, Fast Food Nation, Unaccompanied Minors, Columbus Day and Larry Crowne while he was also the host of MTV’s Yo Momma. After taking on lesser roles following the end of That ’70s Show, he recently had recurring roles on series such as Royal Pains, Awake, Raising Hope, From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series and Minority Report. Valderrama has also used his distinct voice to land voice acting roles including Handy Manny and as Prince Charming for the animated film Charming, and did a recurring stint on Grey’s Anatomy. Thanks largely to That ’70s Show and now NCIS, Valderrama is sitting on a very hefty net worth of $20 million.
5. Marc Blucas
Estimated Net Worth: $3 Million. Marc Blucas has been acting for quite some time and has appeared in shows such as Clueless, and Undressed and got his big break when he starred in 31 episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Riley Finn. His first big film role was in Summer Catch as Miles Dalrymple, followed by roles in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, We Were Soldiers, Sunshine State, They, First Daughter, The Alamo and Thr3e, just to name a few. In the past few years Blucas has been in Necessary Roughness, Killer Women, The Fix and most notably Knight and Day opposite Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. Recently, he has also turned his talents to Hallmark movies. Given his various roles it would seem he should be worth more, but for right now Blucas has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
4. Fred Ward
Estimated Net Worth: $3 Million. Fred Ward has made himself a well noted actor in Hollywood thanks to his various roles, but mostly for his success in films. He found success almost right away after 1979’s Escape from Alcatraz which led to films such as The Right Stuff, Silkwood, Big Business and then Tremors. Ward is also well known for The Player, Short Cuts, Dangerous Beauty, Joe Dirt and Road Trip, while he also played the Dunne boys’ father Sean Dunne in Summer Catch. He has also been in Corky Romano, Enough, Sweet Home Alabama and Armoured. He has recently been in more TV series and has made an estimated net worth of $3 million.
3. Matthew Lillard
Estimated Net Worth: $1.8 Million. Many would be surprised to learn that Matthew Lillard has a resume of 113 acting credits which all began in the early ’90s. His break came early with roles in Hackers and then 1996’s Scream. He continued with film roles in Dead Man’s Curve, Senseless and SLC Punk! before his iconic role of Brock Hudson in 1999’s She’s All That, which would be his first movie of five with friend Freddie Prinze Jr. Lillard and Prinze went on to Wing Commander and then 2001’s Summer Catch where he played Billy Brubaker. His other notable roles include Scooby-Doo, Wicker Park, The Perfect Score, Without a Paddle and The Descendants. It seems he has faded from the industry, but instead has turned mainly towards voice acting with roles in Robot Chicken, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, Beware the Batman and Be, Cool Scooby-Doo! With all of his major roles, it is truly surprising he isn’t worth more than $1.8 million!
2. Jessica Biel
Estimated Net Worth: $20 Million. Jessica Biel quickly rose to fame as a teenager with her role as Mary Camden on 7th Heaven from 1996-2006. She has gone on to become one of Hollywood’s A-list actresses and her foray into major films started with Summer Catch as Ryan Dunne’s love interest Tenley Parrish. She has since starred in The Rules of Attraction, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Cellular, Blade: Trinity, Stealth and The Illusionist. With only 39 acting credits, she has already made $20 million and her marriage to Justin Timberlake, who has his own net worth of $230 million, doesn’t hurt either.
1. Freddie Prinze Jr.
Estimated Net Worth: $30 Million. Freddie Prinze Jr. quickly became a star and heartthrob after starring in 1997’s I Know What You Did Last Summer and the sequel I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. It didn’t take long for his role as romantic-comedy lead to take over with She’s All That, Down to You, Boys and Girls, Head Over Heels and Summer Catch as Ryan Dunne. His wife Sarah Michelle Gellar then convinced him to star in Scooby-Doo and he attempted to have his own show with Freddie. After appearances in several TV series, he has switched mostly to voice acting on the series Robot Chicken and Star Wars Rebels. He has made more than enough to take as many or little roles as he would like with a net worth of $30 million.