CLEVELAND, OHIO - OCTOBER 30: LL Cool J performs onstage during the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on October 30, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame )
TV - Movies
Much Does
LL Cool J Make
Each Episode?
LL Cool J has starred in “NCIS: LA” since its very first episode, playing former Navy Seal and current NCIS special agent Sam Hanna. LL Cool J's performance has made the complex character a fan favorite, and after 13 seasons, he's paid handsomely to bring Sam to life.
Sam Hanna has been the anchor of "NCIS: Los Angeles" for over 12 years, and all that time has really started to add up in LL Cool J's favor, as he is reportedly being paid $350,000 per episode, according to Celebrity Net Worth. To put that in perspective, his 18 episodes from Season 12 alone would've netted him around $6,300,000.
However, neither of these numbers have been confirmed by LL Cool J or his representatives. A more conservative estimate from Networth Bro put his real salary as a cool $150,000 per episode, though they state the estimate is “until 2010” which was only a year after "NCIS: LA" premiered.