Johnny Vegas has showcased his acting skills on channels including BBC, Channel 4 and ITV as well as through his comedy career. He has managed to build up an impressive sum of money.
However, this was not always the case and his comedic talents were not the reason behind his first television appearance.
In 1996, Johnny took part as a contestant on ITV’s Win, Lose or Draw.
He referenced his desire to become a comedian under the stage name Johnny Vegas.
The actor’s real name is Michael Joseph Pennington.
In the early 2000s, it seemed his career in the media started to grow as he was shown on Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups and BBC’s Almost Famous 2.
In 2002, he added to his fortune in the BBC Radio 4 sitcom Night Class, which he co-wrote.
Johnny gained growing recognition when he became a regular on BBC’s panel show Shooting Stars.
Fast forward to 2007 and the star landed a regular spot in the ITV show Benidorm.
In the coming weeks, the comedian will travel Britain in the documentary Johnny Vegas: Carry on Glamping.
He has topped up his bank account with regular guest appearances on popular panel shows.
The actor has been seen on the likes of Celebrity Juice, A League of Their Own and Through the Keyhole.
He also earned money by appearing in pantomime.