James Buckley: Net Worth

By Tharmini Kenas

4th November 2019

James Buckley: Net Worth

James Buckley is best known for his starring role as Jay Cartwright in The Inbetweeners. The English stand up comedian, TV actor, musician and You Tuber has a lot up his sleeves!

Let’s find out James Buckley’s net worth, background, family and his battle with fame-induced anxiety! 

Getting Straight To The Point…

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James Buckley’s estimated net worth of $2 million is remarkable and is really not a big surprise considering the fact that he started booking professional gigs at the age of 11!

Digging Into James Buckley’s Background

James Buckley was born August 14, 1987, and he started appearing in school plays since he was a child. 

Some of the projects he has worked on are Whistle Down The Wind, Les Miserables, Orrible, Teachers, The Bill, Holby City, Everywhere and Nowhere, and Charlie Countryman. 

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However, his famous project has been The Inbetweeners for which he was nominated for multiple awards such as BAFTA for ‘Best Male Performance in a Comedy Role’. 

His The Inbetweeners co-stars include Blake Harrison, Simon Bird, and Joe Thomas. 

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James Buckley Faces Anxiety Due To His Fame

James Buckley spilled on his podcast Complete Load Of Podcast that he was struggling with anxiety caused by his fame

“The cons are basically not being able to relax, not being able to feel like you’re not ‘on’ when you leave the house, at any point.

“I don’t want to whine about it but it does make me anxious, it does make me very self-conscious, it does make me uncomfortable.”

“I’m accidentally famous, not built to be famous, not a star. I’m not special, so being stared at makes me very anxious.”

“I feel constantly on edge. I’m getting closer and closer to never leaving my house again. 

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‘I’m not anywhere near Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt or someone like that and I really, really struggle with it. It’s something I find really, really difficult.

“People take secret pictures of me… it fries my brain.

“I’m just a bloke, Just come and talk to me, I’d love to talk to you.”

He Wore A Kilt For His Wedding!

To respect his bride’s Scottish heritage, James donned a green and blue tartan with a black sporran during his wedding to model Clair Meek. 

A Fun Fact: The couple recently celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary!


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The face you make when the best men start singing 😂 Happy Anniversary @buxtagram 7 years ✅

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The couple have two sons named Harrison and Jude. Being hard-core fans of The Beatles, the couple named their kids after Beatle, George Harrison and the Beatles song Hey Jude. 

Quite a contrast to the character James Buckley played in The Inbetweeners, he seems to take his responsibilities rather well. 

His reaction regarding the birth of his eldest son:

“I can’t wait; it’s going to be really cool. It’s like the longest Christmas Eve ever. I’m going to be hands-on and stuff. 

“I think people were really confused when news got out that I was having a baby. What – Jay from The Inbetweeners, a 17-year-old foul-mouthed boy?

“Obviously I’m a man in my mid-twenties and have an apartment and a girlfriend and live a very normal life.”

An Interesting Fact: In 2012, the press printed a picture of their baby without permission. As a result, Clair was livid!

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