Fans of the award-winning comedy series ‘Silicon Valley’ will remember Thomas Middleditch who played the role of Richard Hendricks. This popular series was not only nominated 5 times for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, but it also catapulted Middleditch to fame and fortune.
Thomas Middleditch is estimated to have a net worth of $ 8million. Although his role in Silicon Valley marked a defining moment in his career, he has also starred in numerous leading productions. This partly accounts for the source of his wealth. In addition, he has lucrative endorsement deals such as the one he has with Verizon Wireless. Middleditch appear in the Verizon Wireless TV commercials.
Here is how this talented actor achieved fame, and what is in store for him after Silicon Valley.
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Thomas Middleditch Assets
In 2016, Middleditch purchased a 1.5 million property in the Hollywood Hills. Once owned by the award-winning director and production designer Charles Lisanby, the French-style villa has 2,100 square feet with high ceilings. It is a 3-bedroomed villa with 2.5 bathrooms. The main floor has French doors that open out into a courtyard. Middleditch also has a house in Big Bear California and another in Nelson, British Columbia where he grew up.
What is Thomas Middleditch’s Height?
Thomas Middleditch is 5ft 11 inches or 180cms tall. His full names are Thomas Steven Middleditch, and he was born in 1982 in Nelson, British Columbia. He has blue eyes and brown hair. Other than a talented actor, Middleditch is a comedian, voice-over artist and screenwriter.
Who is Thomas Middleditch’s Wife?
Middleditch and his girlfriend Mollie Gates got engaged in June 2015, and they got married two months later in August of the same year.
The two met in 2012 on the set of the movie ‘Search Party’. Mollie is a costume designer who has worked on the sets of famous movies such as ‘Dallas Buyer’s Club’, ‘Django Unchained’ and Lee Daniel’s The Butler.
Mollie Gates was born in 1987 and she grew up in Louisiana. She attended the Academy of Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana. From the time she was in college, she had an interest in fashion and secured internships in related fields. This enabled her to obtain a position in the wardrobe department of ‘Sex and The City 2’ the movie. Thereafter she received a career boost when she was invited to work on the sets of the last two movies in the ‘Twilight’ series.
Thomas Middleditch’s Marriage
Middleditch later revealed in an interview with ‘Playboy’ that he and his wife were in an ‘open’ marriage. He further claimed that the success of his marriage was due to the open relationship that they had.
This is what he said to Ryan Gajewski of Playboy:
I don’t know how much I can say, because I don’t want my wife to be mad at me. Only after I got married was I like, “Mollie, I’m sorry, but we have to get nontraditional here.” To her credit, instead of saying “Fuck you, I’m out,” she was like, “Let’s figure this out.” To be honest, swinging has saved our marriage.
Mollie Gates Files for Divorce
Soon after Middleditch’s interview with Playboy, his wife filed for divorce on the basis of irreconcilable differences. This was reported by People.com in May 2020 and the official separation occurred on 22nd May, 2020. Middleditch admitted in a podcast on ‘The Daily Beast’ that he regretted having been so open about his relationship in the Playboy interview.
What the Divorce will Cost Him
When the divorce was finalized on April 08th 2021, Mollie Gates was awarded $2.625 million, payable over a period a of time, ending in December 2022. In addition, she will keep the possessions she had before the marriage. Her net worth is estimated to be $600,000.
Middleditch’s Problems Escalating
Thomas Middleditch’s are only just beginning. He is facing numerous accusations related to sexual misconduct. One incident is alleged to have occurred in 2019 in a Los Angeles club known as the “Cloak and Dagger’ that has since closed down. A woman named Hannah Harding has accused him of groping her on the dance floor in front of her friends. According to the report, when she protested, he went on to do the same to another woman.
Alice Wetterlund, an actress who was on the Silicon Valley show with Middleditch says that she is not surprised about these reports. She says that she saw it coming.
Thomas Middleditch’s Early Life
Middleditch was born to British parents and raised in British Columbia, Canada. His parents were both educators, and he had a rather lonely childhood because he was an introvert and was picked on. However, he spent his winters skiing. When he was in grade 8, he acted in a play which he says changed his whole life. From then on he went from being an introverted child to a popular, funny child. Middleditch attended the University of Victoria where he studied theatre. He later moved to Chicago and performed regularly at the iO Theater.
His Acting Career
His career began to take off when he moved to New York City. In 2007, he made a video that was used as a commercial by MacDonald’s. In 2009, he played Justin Frost in ‘Splinter heads’. After that there was a string of appearances and performances in numerous productions. In 2011, Middleditch was cast as Dobbs in ‘Jake and Amir’ and he also appeared in the film ‘Fun Size’. In 2012, he was in the film ‘The Campaign’ and in 2013 he played the role of a cop in ‘The Kings of Summer’.
In 2013 he was cast in his most successful role of all, that of Richard Hendricks in Silicon Valley. Middleditch will be remembered for his iconic role as the nerdish character of the techie Richard Hendricks. In this role he played a big part in making the show the huge success that it was.
Another of his memorable roles was that of a trader in the classic movie ‘The Wolf of Wall street’ in which he was given a cameo.
Thomas Middleditch Awards and Nominations
For his role in Silicon Valley, Middleditch received 4 nominations for the Satellite Awards, and he won the award in 2019. He received 2 nominations for Critic’s Choice Television awards. In 2016, he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy award.
Thomas Middleditch’s other Projects, Past and Present
Middleditch is a well-known voice actor. He had a voice role in the DreamWorks animation “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie’. He has also lent his voice to the Hulu animated series “Solar Opposites’ about a group of aliens who try to make a new life on earth. He plays the part of Terry, a lieutenant of the group. His voice also appears on ‘Disney Phineas and Ferb the movie: Candace Against the Universe’ that was released in 2020. In it, he plays the part of Gamoz.
In April 2020, Middleditch appeared in the comedy streaming series Middleditch and Schwartz a special by Netflix. It is a unique, completely improvised presentation.
A notable appearance was in the 2019 film ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters where he plays the part of Sam Coleman.
In November 2020, the sitcom ‘B Positive’ premiered in which Middleditch plays the part of Drew, a newly divorced father who is in search of a kidney donor. He bumps into an old friend who offers him her kidney.