KJ Apa is a New Zealand actor best known for starring as Archie Andrews on The CW series “Riverdale,” which began airing in 2017.
In addition, from 2014 to 2015, he played Kane Jenkins in the New Zealand soap opera “Shortland Street.” He has also had appearances in a number of movies, such as “A Dog’s Purpose” (2017), “The Last Summer” (2019), and “I Still Believe” (2020).
On “Riverdale,” KJ frequently demonstrates his musical prowess; in “I Still Believe,” he sang and played the guitar while portraying real-life Christian musician Jeremy Camp.
KJ Apa’s net worth
KJ Apa has a total net worth of $3 million. As Kane Jenkins on “Shortland Street,” KJ made his television debut in 2013. When he was 18 years old, he relocated to Los Angeles after appearing in 46 episodes of the show. Apa starred in a recurring role on the New Zealand television series “The Cul de Sac” in 2016. Apa shot his debut film, “A Dog’s Purpose,” in 2015.
After a four-month talent search, he was cast in “Riverdale” that year. The characters of “Riverdale” are based on those from Archie Comics, and K.J.’s Archie Andrews is a devoted, kind-hearted person who hasn’t always had it easy; throughout the course of the series, he has dealt with his father’s tragic death, survived a bear attack, and was falsely accused of murder (by the father of his girlfriend) and made to participate in an underground fight club.
Apa made an appearance in the 2018 movie “The Hate U Give,” and in the romantic comedy “The Last Summer” the following year, he played Griffin Hourigan.
He starred in the biographical Christian drama “I Still Believe” and the action thriller “Dead Reckoning” in 2020. He also co-starred in the COVID-19 pandemic drama “Songbird,” which was the first film to be shot in Los Angeles while the city was under lockdown, alongside Demi Moore, Bradley Whitford, and Craig Robinson. In March 2021, KJ and Hart Denton, his “Riverdale” co-star, released the single “Atmosphere.”