What Is John C Reilly’s Net Worth?
With a net worth of $50 million, John C. Reilly is an American actor, comedian, voice actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter. Reilly loves to stay out of the spotlight off-screen. John has played memorable roles in a number of high-profile films over the course of his multi-decade career. “Boogie Nights,” “Days of Thunder,” “Chicago,” “Gangs of New York,” “The Hours,” “Wreck It Ralph,” “Step Brothers,” and “Talladega Nights” are among the prominent films.
John Christopher Reilly was born on May 24, 1965, in Chicago, Illinois. “Like most Irish Americans, I’m quite proud of that aspect of my history,” Reilly, the fifth of six children, was raised Roman Catholic in Chicago’s Lawn area. To avoid making his son a junior, Reilly’s father, John Reilly, added Christopher to his name.
Brother Rice High School, where Reilly went, was an all-boys Catholic boarding school in Chicago. He was known at school for being a troublemaker who frequently ended up in the Principal’s office. He had no intention of becoming an actor at first, but after participating in plays, he realized he had found his calling.
Reilly graduated from DePaul University’s Theatre School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting (then known as the Goodman School of Drama).
In 1989, Reilly made his film debut in ‘Casualties of War.’
He featured in many films during the next few years, including ‘Days of Thunder,’ ‘Hoffa,’ and ‘The River Wild,’ alongside Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, and Kevin Bacon.
Since there was another John Reilly in the Screen Actors Guild, he used his middle initial professionally. He featured alongside Gwyneth Paltrow and Samuel L. Jackson in the 1996 film ‘Hard Eight.’ In the films ‘Boogie Nights’ and ‘Magnolia,’ he worked with Paul Thomas Anderson.
In 2000, he got his big break in the film ‘The Perfect Strom.’ The film was a box office hit, grossing $328.7 million worldwide on a $120 million budget.
With the films “Gangs of New York,” “The Hours,” and “Chicago,” Reilly was nominated for an Academy Award for “Best Picture” in 2002. He was nominated for the Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actor” and the Golden Globe for “Best Supporting Actor” for his role in Chicago.
In 2012, Reilly voiced Ralph in the Disney animated feature “Wreck-It Ralph.” The film was a box office hit, and he returned to reprise his lead role in the sequel in 2018.
John C Reilly’s Personal Life
On the shooting of his first film, “Casualties of War,” Reilly met his wife, Alison Dickey. Sean Penn’s assistant, Dickey, and the two became friends. They married in 1992 and have two sons: Leo, who was born in 1998, and another, whose name has not been revealed, who was born in 2001. Reilly told People in 2008 that he “dreads the day when they [his children] leave the house” and that “I adore every minute of being with them.”
John and Alison purchased a property in Altadena, California for $1.225 million in 2004.