Futurama Actor John DiMaggio Says He Didn’t Get More Money After Contract Standoff
Posted On June 1, 2022
Veteran voice actor John DiMaggio says he didn’t get a pay bump as part of his contract dispute over the Futurama revival series. DiMaggio was left out of the original cast announcement for the show, which is coming to Disney’s Hulu service, and the actor said he and his castmates deserved more money. Ultimately, DiMaggio and Disney/Hulu agreed to terms and DiMaggio will be back as Bender.
Speaking at the Phoenix Fan Fusion event recently, attended by SlashFilm, DiMaggio said, “People are like, ‘I’m so glad you got more money!’ I didn’t get more money. But what I did get was a lot of respect, and a lot of head nods from people who are like, ‘Yo bro, I see you and thank you.'”
DiMaggio said Hulu was prepared to move ahead without DiMaggio, with someone else stepping in to voice Bender. But that didn’t happen and it won’t, because DiMaggio is coming back.
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Author: Eddie Makuch