Peter Michael Davidson is a stand-up comedian, singer, journalist, and producer from the United States. He is a Saturday Night Live cast member. Davidson has also featured on Guy Code, Wild 'n Out, and Failosophy on MTV.
Pete Davidson’s Net Worth
Pete Davidson is a $6 million net worth American comedian. He is best known for his appearances on Saturday Night Live, where he was the youngest cast member in the show’s 40th season.
The comedian receives $15,000 per episode as a main cast member who has been with the show since 2014. Pete would earn about $315,000 a year from SNL if he appeared in at least one of the 21 episodes per year. The highest-paid cast members earn $25,000 per episode or about $500,000 per year.
Pete Davidson’s Career
Pete Davidson’s first stand-up comedy gig was at a Staten Island bowling alley when he was 16 years old. His first screen appearance was in ‘Failosophy,’ an MTV comedy series. He made further stand-up appearances and a short stint on Brooklyn Nine-Nine before joining the cast of Saturday Night Live. Davidson was offered the opportunity to audition because of his friendship with Bill Hader, whom he met while filming a small part in 2015’s Trainwreck.
The American comedian’s first appearance was on the 40th season opener of Saturday Night Live on September 27, 2014. At the age of 20, Pete was one of the show’s youngest cast members of all time and the first cast member born in the 1990s. When Saturday Night Live’s 44th season ended, The Washington Post reviewers cited the show’s breakout star and the most memorable performer that season.
Davidson shot his first stand-up special for Comedy Central in April 2016. In the same year, he was named one of Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30. Pete revealed in January 2019 that he would be touring with John Mulaney for a limited series of comedy shows named “Sundays with Pete & John.”
Pete Davidson’s Relationship and Personal Detail
From 2014 to 2015, Pete Davidson dated comedian Carly Aquilino, and from 2016 to 2018, he dated Cazzie David. He proposed to Ariana Grande in the summer of 2018, but the engagement was called off by the fall of 2019. He was also related to actress Kate Beckinsale for a short time.
The comedian has Chron’s disease and has stated that he cannot live without medical marijuana. He’s been quoted saying that he would be unable to function on SNL without it; however, on March 6, 2017, Pete revealed on Instagram that he had stopped using drugs. Later on, he explained on a podcast with Marc Maron that he still used marijuana occasionally, though he had cut back significantly.
During Hilary Clinton‘s 2016 presidential campaign, the 27-year-old was a vocal supporter and a big fan, even getting a tattoo of her on his leg. Pete has over 40 tattoos, including one on his left arm with his father’s firefighting patch, 8418.
Pete Davidson’s Early Life
Pete Michael Davidson was born in State Island on November 16, 1993. He is Casey‘s older brother and the son of Amy and Scott Matthew Davidson. Pete was raised in a Catholic household. He was seven years old when his father died.
During the September 11, 2001 attack, Pete’s father worked as a firefighter in New York City and was last seen running into the Marriot Trade Center just before it collapsed. His loss was deeply painful, and he later expressed his sorrow by acting out in school and sometimes getting in trouble. In 2012, Michael graduated from Xaverian High School and enrolled at St. Francis College, but he dropped out after one semester to pursue a career in comedy.
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