John C. Reilly

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Real Name: John Christopher Reilly
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth Date: May 24, 1965
Occupation: Actor, Writer, Producer

John C. Reilly Biography


Character actor, dramatic leading man, or hilarious comic foil? With an astonishing range of roles already under his belt, John C. Reilly has played a eclectic host of rich characters to great effect over the years, from seedy ne'er-do'wells, to lovable, good-natured schlepps.The fifth of six children born to an Irish father and Lithuanian mother, Reilly was brought up on Chicago's tough Southwest territory. On the amateur stage from age eight, he trained at the Goodman School of Drama and eventually became a member of Chicago's renowned Steppenwolf Theatre.His film break came with a small role in the Vietnam War drama Casualties of War (1989), wherein Brian De Palma liked his work so much during the early stages that he recast him in a major role by the start of shooting as a soldier bent on rape. Reilly gained momentum throughout the 1990s and showed his dazzling stretch of talent in such films as Days of Thunder (1990), Shadows and Fog (1991), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) and The River Wild (1994). He became a major stock player in director Paul Thomas Anderson's films, while finding some of his best roles in Hard Eight (1996) as a compulsive gambler, Boogie Nights (1997) in which he played a narcissistic porn star, and in Magnolia (1999) as a compassionate policeman. He went on to earn further critical points for his role of the soldier sent to the front lines in Terrence Malick's war epic The Thin Red Line (1998). On stage, Reilly has wowed audiences in "The Grapes of Wrath" on Broadway, "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Othello" at Steppenwolf, and earned an Outer Critics Circle Award and Tony nomination for "True West" alongside another impeccable character player Philip Seymour Hoffman. Reilly finally received the film recognition he deserved in 2002 with a slew of choice, high-profile parts in The Hours (2002), The Good Girl (2002), Gangs of New York (2002), and especially Chicago (2002) as the put-upon husband, Amos Hart, who is played for a patsy by murderous wife Roxie (Renée Zellweger). For this last part, he received both Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for best supporting actor. Since then his stock has risen considerably, and he has further widened his cinematic repertoire, appearing in everything from dramatic roles - We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), The Aviator (2004) and Carnage (2011) - to broader comic turns - Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Step Brothers (2008), _Cyrus (I) (2010)_ and Cedar Rapids (2011). Most recently he has voiced the lead in Disney's animated smash Wreck-It Ralph (2012). Reilly is married to producer Alison Dickey.

John C. Reilly Movies / TV-Shows


Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
The Sisters Brothers (2018)
Kong: Skull Island (2017)
The Little Hours (2017)
Sing (2016)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)
Tale of Tales (2015)
Entertainment (2015)
View from a Blue Moon (2015)
Min dotter, min syster (2015)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
The Lobster (2015)
Bagboy (2015)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
2014 MTV Movie Awards (2014)
Life After Beth (2014)
When Marnie Was There (2014)
Bears (2014)
Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories (2013)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012)
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
The Dictator (2012)
Cedar Rapids (2011)
Beastie Boys: Fight for Your Right Revisited (2011)
Carnage (2011)
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Terri (2011)
The Jonathan Ross Show (2011)
Funny or Die Presents... (2010)
Cyrus (2010)
Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule (2010)
Conan (2010)
The Extra Man (2010)
Zombieland (2009)
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)
9 (2009)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)
The Promotion (2008)
Step Brothers (2008)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)
Drunk History (2007)
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
Chelsea Lately (2007)
Year of the Dog (2007)
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007)
The One Show (2006)
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (2006)
A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005)
Dark Water (2005)
Cracking Up (2004)
Tom Goes to the Mayor (2004)
Criminal (2004)
The Aviator (2004)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)
Anger Management (2003)
The Hours (2002)
The Good Girl (2002)
Chicago (2002)
Gangs of New York (2002)
The Anniversary Party (2001)
That Moment: Magnolia Diary (2000)
The Perfect Storm (2000)
Magnolia (1999)
For Love of the Game (1999)
The Settlement (1999)
Never Been Kissed (1999)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Boogie Nights (1997)
The View (1997)
Nightwatch (1997)
Tenacious D (1997)
Chicago Cab (1997)
Boys (1996)
Hard Eight (1996)
The Daily Show (1996)
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Georgia (1995)
The River Wild (1994)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Out on a Limb (1992)
Hoffa (1992)
Shadows and Fog (1991)
State of Grace (1990)
Days of Thunder (1990)
Casualties of War (1989)
The Simpsons (1989)
We're No Angels (1989)
Above the Law (1988)
Live with Kelly and Ryan (1983)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
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