Probably one of the most recognizable TV series characters – Joey from “Friends” and later on from the spinoff “Joey” – is played by Matt Leblanc, who has become a world famous actor and TV personality ever since he was cast for the part.
By the time that the TV comedy series “Friends” reached its final seasons, the six loveable characters were the highest paid TV actors receiving an amazing $1 million per episode each.
But it has not always been so easy for the talented actor Matt Leblanc. Reportedly, when he first auditioned for the role of Joey Tribbiani, a struggling actor with a simple mind and a kind heart, his savings summed up to $11. Later on, the talented actor stated that the first thing he bought with the first paycheck he received from the show was a “hot dinner”.