Name: John C. Reilly
Occupation: Movie Actor
Gender: Male
Height: 188 cm
Birth Day: May 24, 1965
Age: 59
Birth Place: Chicago - Illinois
Zodiac Sign: Gemini

John C. Reilly

John C. Reilly was born on 24 May 1965(59 years old) in Illinois. John C. Reilly is Movie Actor, Zodiac sign - Gemini. More detail about John C. Reilly given below.

About John C. Reilly

Actor who has appeared in films such as Chicago, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Boogie Nights. In 2018, he co-starred with Steve Coogan in Stan & Ollie as Oliver Hardy. He also provided the voice of the main character in the 2012 Disney film Wreck-It Ralph.


He was nominated for a Grammy Award for his song "Walk Hard," which was featured in the 2007 comedy film Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. In 2010, he began starring on the Adult Swim TV series Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule. 

John C. Reilly before fame

He landed a crucial breakthrough part in the film Casualties of War after impressing director Brian De Palma.

Achievement of John C. Reilly

He received a Grammy nomination for his song"Walk Hard", which appeared in the 2007 comedy picture Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. In 2010, he co-starred with Dr. Steve Brule in the Adult Swim TV series Check It Out!

Salary 2020

Not known

Net Worth 2020

$45 million (2016)

John C. Reilly family life

In 1992, he married independent film producer Alison Dickey, with whom he had two boys.

Associations of John C. Reilly

He has appeared in several films alongside his good friend Will Ferrell, including Talladega Nights and Step Brothers.

John C. Reilly Height, Weight & Physique Measurements

Weight in kg - N/A
Height 188 cm
Eye Color N/A
Hair Color N/A

John C. Reilly Timeline

  • 1989

    Reilly made his film debut in the Brian De Palma war film Casualties of War as PFC Herbert Hatcher in 1989. Although his role was written as a small one, De Palma liked Reillyu0027s performance so much that the role was significantly expanded. He played Buck, Tom Cruiseu0027s characteru0027s NASCAR crew member in Tony Scottu0027s Days of Thunder in June 1990. That September, he played an Irish hoodlum named Stevie McGuire in the crime film State of Grace, which starred Sean Penn; Reilly had previously appeared as a monk in the comedy Weu0027re No Angels (1989), which also starred Penn. In 1992u0027s Hoffa, Reilly played Jimmy Hoffau0027s (Jack Nicholson) associate who testifies against him at Hoffau0027s trial. Reilly appeared in a supporting role in Whatu0027s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), playing one of the titular characteru0027s (played by Johnny Depp) friends. His next role was in The River Wild (1994), in which Reilly appeared alongside Kevin Bacon as a pair of criminals who terrorise a family during a rafting trip. In 1995, Reilly appeared in the psychological thriller Dolores Claiborne as a police constable and in the drama Georgia as a drug-addict drummer in the band Jennifer Jason Leighu0027s character joins.

  • 1991

    The box office hit The Perfect Storm was his only release of 2000 and featured Reilly as a veteran crew member on the Andrea Gail fishing vessel which was caught in the 1991 Perfect Storm. In the Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming directed comedy The Anniversary Party (2001), he played director Mac Forsyth. In 2002, Reilly played the stoner husband in a lackluster marriage to Jennifer Anistonu0027s character, who cheats on him with a younger man played by Jake Gyllenhaal, in Miguel Artetau0027s comedy-drama The Good Girl. Later that year, Reilly appeared in three of the yearu0027s Academy Award for Best Picture nominees u2013 Chicago, Gangs of New York and The Hours. In Chicago, he played Amos Hart, Roxanneu0027s (Renu00e9e Zellweger) trusting husband and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, as well as the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor. Zellweger remarked that "John is so often the best thing about the movies heu0027s in" and critic Roger Ebert praised the "pathetic sincere naivete" that Reilly brought to the role. Martin Scorseseu0027s Gangs of New York featured Reilly as corrupt 19th-century constable "Happy Jack" Mulraney, while Stephen Daldryu0027s drama The Hours saw him play the husband to Julianne Mooreu0027s character. Reilly made a brief appearance in the comedy Anger Management (2003) as a monk.

  • 1992

    Reilly married Alison Dickey, an independent film producer, in 1992 after their meeting on the set of Casualties of War in Thailand. They have two sons, one born in late 1998, and the second born in September 2001. John and Alisonu0027s first son is named Leo Reilly, who is a musician under the name u201cLoveLeou201d. Reilly practices transcendental meditation.

  • 1998

    In 1998, Reilly appeared, along with Giovanni Ribisi and Winona Ryder, as Jon Spencer Blues Explosion in their video "Talk About The Blues". In 2002, he played the role of Amos Hart, Roxie Hartu0027s nau00efve husband, in the musical film Chicago. In 2006, he performed two songs on Rogueu0027s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys: "Fathom the Bowl" and "My Son John". In 2007, Reilly starred in the biopic parody Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. In addition to his acting role, he also performed as a vocalist and songwriter on the movieu0027s soundtrack, for which he was nominated for a Grammy. Reilly went on a concert performance tour in the US, performing as his character Dewey Cox in the Cox Across America 2007 Tour.

  • 1999

    In Paul Thomas Andersonu0027s directorial debut film Hard Eight (1996), Reilly played a homeless man who is taken under the wing of a senior gambler (Philip Baker Hall). Reilly collaborated with Anderson on other films, playing a pornographic actor in Boogie Nights (1997); a deeply religious police officer in Magnolia (1999); and a cameo in the music video for Fiona Appleu0027s single "Across the Universe". Terrence Malicku0027s ensemble war film, The Thin Red Line (1998) featured Reilly in a supporting role that was written as a larger one, but much of his scenes were deleted along with many other cast members. In 1999, Reilly starred in the independent film The Settlement alongside William Fichtner, which Variety writer Robert Koehler dismissed as a "write-off" despite praising his performance. That same year, Reilly played one of the newspaper managing editors in the romantic comedy film Never Been Kissed. In Sam Raimiu0027s sports drama For Love of the Game, released the same year, Reilly played fictional baseball catcher Gus Sinski.

  • 2005

    Reilly is known as a versatile stage actor. He has participated in numerous Broadway productions and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for the 2000 Broadway production of Sam Shepardu0027s True West. He and co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman (after starring in Hard Eight and Boogie Nights) were both nominated, alternating between the two lead characters during separate performances. From October to November 2002, Reilly starred as the title character in the musical Marty, a musical adaptation of the Paddy Chayefsky-penned film Marty (1955). In 2005, he appeared as Stanley Kowalski in Edward Hallu0027s production of the Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire. Reilly stated in 2010 that he would be very determined to play the lead role of Nathan Detroit if a revival of the musical Guys and Dolls were to occur.

  • 2006

    Reilly appeared in Martin Scorseseu0027s 2004 Howard Hughes biopic, The Aviator, as Noah Dietrich, Howard Hughesu0027 (Leonardo DiCaprio) trusted business partner. Of the role Reilly said, "Noah was almost a father figure to Hughes... Howard would have a scheme, and it was Noah who had to say, u0027We donu0027t have the money.u0027 He was one of his few friends." He played the lead role in the crime film Criminal (2004), with Diego Luna and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Based on the Argentine film Nine Queens (2000), Stephen Holden of The New York Times felt that "John C. Reilly may be one of our finer character actors, but his portrayal of Richard Gaddis, a gimlet-eyed con man, in Criminal allows too many vestiges of the duped schlub of a husband he played in Chicago to leak into his performance." Reilly reportedly quit the 2005 Lars von Trier film Manderlay to protest the on-set killing of a donkey. He played the lead in one of Miranda Julyu0027s short films, Are You the Favorite Person of Anybody? (2005). He was in the Jennifer Connelly-led horror film Dark Water (2005) as the manager of a mysterious hotel. Reilly co-starred in Adam McKayu0027s comedy about NASCAR drivers entitled Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby in August 2006 as Cal Naughton Jr., the best friend and teammate of the title character, played by Will Ferrell. The film was successful, grossing $163 million worldwide. He appeared in Robert Altmanu0027s last film A Prairie Home Companion that same year, in addition to making an uncredited cameo appearance in Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny as a Sasquatch.

  • 2007

    Reilly frequently appeared on the sketch comedy program Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! from 2007 to 2010 as inept doctor and television presenter Dr. Steve Brule. The role led to the spin-off series Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, which has aired since 2010 and is written and produced by Reilly. In 2007, Reilly starred as the title character in parody bio-pic Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, singing various songs, parodying Johnny Cash, Ray Charles and others. He received two Golden Globe nominations, Best Actor u2013 Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and Best Original Song for the filmu0027s title song "Walk Hard". The next year, Reilly reunited with Ferrell to star in Step Brothers, playing middle-aged step brothers forced to live together. Also that year, he was among the many notable actors to perform in the online political musical, Proposition 8 u2013 The Musical, voiced himself in The Simpsons episode "Any Given Sundance", and co-starred alongside Seann William Scott in The Promotion. In 2009, he played vampire Larten Crepsley in the film Cirque du Freak: The Vampireu0027s Assistant and voiced "5" in 9. Reilly starred in the 2010 film Cyrus as a divorcu00e9 beginning a new relationship. Reilly received a Satellite Award nomination for Best Actor u2013 Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead nomination for his critically acclaimed performance.

  • 2011

    In early 2011, Reilly collaborated with director Miguel Arteta for a second time with the comedy Cedar Rapids, starring Ed Helms. New York Daily News critic Elizabeth Weizxman considered Reilly a stand out in the film and he received an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male nomination. Reilly co-starred alongside Ezra Miller and Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton in the British-American drama We Need to Talk About Kevin, based on the novel by Lionel Shriver. His character in the film was Franklin, the father of the troubled Kevin; his performance was described as being "heartbreakingly sweet" by Slate critic Dana Stevens. Next, he co-starred in the comedy-drama Terri alongside Jacob Wysocki, playing a school principal who takes an interest in a teenage misfit. His last release of 2011 was Roman Polanskiu0027s black comedy-drama Carnage, which takes place mostly in a single apartment. It also starred Oscar-winners Jodie Foster as his wife, and Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz as another married couple who engage in a conflict after their children get into a fight. Reilly was approached to appear in a production of the play it was based on, God of Carnage, but he couldnu0027t fit it into his schedule and remarked "I think Iu0027ve spent enough time in that apartment".In 2011, he recorded songs produced by Jack White and released as two singles by Whiteu0027s Third Man Records. The first single features two The Delmore Brothers songs: "Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar" and "Lonesome Yodel Blues #2", both performed with Tom Brosseau. The second single features Ray Priceu0027s "Iu0027ll Be There If You Ever Want" as well as the country classic "Iu0027m Making Plans", performed with Becky Stark. He also appeared as "future Mike D" in the Beastie Boysu0027 video "Make Some Noise." In 2012, his current band, John Reilly & Friends, was slated to perform in the Railroad Revival Tour, alongside Willie Nelson & Family, Band of Horses and Jamey Johnson. However, the event was cancelled.

  • 2012

    Reilly voiced the title character in the 2012 animated film Wreck-It Ralph, which follows an arcade game villain who is determined to prove himself as the hero. Reilly made contributions to the filmu0027s script. The film was positively received, with Los Angeles Times writer Betsy Sharkey saying, "The movieu0027s subversive sensibility and old-school/new-school feel are a total kick." Wreck-It Ralph grossed over $471 million and a sequel titled Ralph Breaks the Internet was released in November 2018. Also that year, Reilly appeared in Tim and Ericu0027s Billion Dollar Movie as the dim-witted Taquito and made an uncredited cameo appearance in the comedy The Dictator, starring Sacha Baron Cohen. He had a cameo in the 2013 comedy sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, playing the ghost of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson in the filmu0027s fight scene.In March 2012, he was featured in a performance of Dustin Lance Blacku0027s play, 8u2014a staged reenactment of the federal trial that overturned Californiau0027s Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriageu2014as David Blankenhorn. The production was held at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre and broadcast on YouTube to raise money for the American Foundation for Equal Rights, a non-profit organization funding the plaintiffsu0027 legal team and sponsoring the play.

  • 2014

    In 2014, Reilly narrated the nature documentary Bears. He played Nova Corps corpsman Rhomann Dey in the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy, released in August 2014. Reilly began co-starring in the animated television series Stone Quackers on FXX in January 2015. In addition to voicing the inept police officer Barry, Reilly also executive produced the series. 2015 saw him appear in five films: the drama Entertainment; Yorgos Lanthimosu0027 comedy-drama The Lobster as Robert, a man with a lisp who is given 45 days to find a romantic partner or otherwise be turned into an animal; the fantasy horror Tale of Tales, in which he played a king who tries to conceive a child with his queenu2013played by Salma Hayeku2013through an unconventional method, and the English dub of the Studio Ghibli animated film When Marnie Was There. Reilly also starred in and co-wrote the television special Bagboy, reprising his role as Dr. Steve Brule in a fictional television pilot for a sitcom created by Brule. It aired on February 21, 2015, with Vanity Fair writer Melissa Locker saying "If you get it, the show is knockout hilarious, but truthfully, it is not for everyone and Reilly is O.K. with that."In 2014, Reilly appeared on the music video for Mr. Oizou0027s song "HAM" in which he played Father. Directed by Eric Wareheim, "HAM" is an excerpt from the television comedy Rubberhead, which displays sketches from various comedians. In February 2015, John Reilly & Friends performed on NPR Musicu0027s Tiny Desk Concert series. In 2017, Reilly appeared in Lil Dickyu0027s music video for "Pillow Talking". Additionally in 2017, Reilly appeared on A$AP Mobu0027s album Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy as Principal Daryl Choad.

  • 2016

    Reilly voiced a sheep in the ensemble cast of the computer-animated musical comedy Sing, which was released in December 2016. Reilly appeared in the 2017 monster film reboot Kong: Skull Island, as Hank Marlow, a World War II lieutenant who has spent 28 years stranded on the titular island. The actor, who described his character as "essentially a love-letter to Chicago", was singled out for praise for his performance out of what is generally considered to be an underwhelming ensemble cast. Film critic Matt Zoller Seitz noted that Reilly "steals the film instantly and never gives it back" in playing the "wisecracking castaway", and Owen Gleiberman praised his performance for being "terrifically dry and sly" in what could have been a clichu00e9 character.

  • 2018

    Reilly co-starred with Steve Coogan in the 2018 biopic Stan & Ollie about the comic double act Laurel and Hardy, with Reilly portraying Oliver Hardy and Coogan Stan Laurel. Also that year, he played hitman Eli Sisters in The Sisters Brothers, based on the Patrick deWitt Western novel, with Joaquin Phoenix co-starring as his brother Charlie, Jacques Audiard directing, and Reilly as a producer. Reilly himself optioned the rights in 2011, and production took place in the summer of 2017. Later in 2018, Reilly played Dr. Watson in a comedic adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Holmes & Watson; Will Ferrell played Holmes.

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