Charles Grodin Net Worth

Charles Grodin Net Worth is
$6 Million

Charles Grodin Biography

Also, the actor performed the component of George Newton in the film known as “Beethoven”. Grodin started his acting profession in the 1960s showing up in TV serials like the Virginian. He in addition has appeared in comedy films like TRUE TO LIFE, Seems Like Old Situations, THE FANTASTIC Muppet Caper, THE GIRL in Crimson, The Lonely Man, The Sofa Trip, Dave, Ishtar and Looking after Business. In the 1970s he moved into film performing, including playing the business lead in The Heartbreak Child (1972) and supporting functions in Catch-22 (1970) and Heaven Can Wait around (1978). In 1972, he was selected for a leading part in the film known as “The Heartbreak Kid”. He’s perhaps most widely known for his iconic appearances on The Tonight Display and The Late Display, for co-starring alongside Robert De Niro in the traditional action comedy Midnight Work (1988), and for his function as George Newton in the 1990s Ivan Reitman humor franchise Beethoven. Grodin offers won many performing awards, including American Humor Award for Funniest Assisting Actor in a FILM for 1993’s Dave, Greatest Actor at the 1988 Valladolid International Film Event (for Midnight Work). He looks quite high with the elevation of 6 ft. He also shared a 1978 Primetime Emmy Award for Exceptional Writing for an assortment, Music or Comedy System for his focus on The Paul Simon Unique. In the mid-1990s, Grodin retired from performing to become talk show sponsor on CNBC and in 2000 a political commentator for 60 Mins II. He was created at Pittsburgh, which is based on Pennsylvania, USA. Grodin. He appeared in a number of TV series in those days, such as for example “The Virginian”. He offers been mixed up in field of performing since 1954 till this age group. For an interval in the 2000s, Grodin quit show business to become a stay-at-home father to his kids. Charles Grodin net worthy of: Charles Grodin can be an American actor, comedian, and writer who offers a

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Quick Facts

Full NameCharles Grodin
Net Worth$6 Million
Date Of BirthApril 21, 1935
Height1.83 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Comedian, Author, Actor, Radio personality, Television Director
EducationUniversity of Miami
SpouseElissa Durwood Grodin (m. 1985), Julie Ferguson (m. ?–1968)
ChildrenMarion Grodin, Nicholas Theodore Grodin
ParentsTheodore I. Grodin, Lena Singer
SiblingsJack Grodin
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy, Variety, or Music Special, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play
MoviesMidnight Run, Beethoven, Beethoven's 2nd, The Heartbreak Kid, The Woman in Red, While We're Young, Heaven Can Wait, Seems Like Old Times, Rosemary's Baby, The Lonely Guy, King Kong, Heart and Souls, The Ex, The Great Muppet Caper, Ishtar, Dave, The Couch Trip, So I Married an Axe Murderer, Taking Care of Business, My Summer Story, 11 Harrowhouse, Clifford, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, The Humbling, Catch-22, It's My Turn, Movers & Shakers, Just Me and You, You Can't Hurry Love, The Muppets at Walt Disney World, Sunburn, Real Life, Last Resort, Thieves, The Comedian, Sex and the College Girl, Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America
TV ShowsThe Young Marrieds, The Charles Grodin Show

Interesting Facts

1 Turned down a $500 a week offer to star in "The Graduate.".
2 His direction of "Lovers and Other Strangers" introduced him to Elaine May who became his 'professional benefactor' Elaine May, who cast him in "The Heartbreak Kid.".
3 His father, Theodore Isadore Grodin, was born in Pennsylvania, to Russian Jewish parents. His mother, Lena (Singer), was a Jewish immigrant from Yanov, Tatsinsky District, Russia (her father was born in Brest, Belarus and her mother was born in Poland).
4 Longtime resident of Fairfield County's Wilton, Connecticut. [May 2007]
5 Attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.
6 Studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village, New York City.
7 Admitted in a 2006 interview on Late Show with David Letterman (1993) that the surly attitude he adopts on talk shows is an act he developed in order to be a more interesting guest. According to Grodin, he was scheduled to make his first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) in 1973, and was to be in the segment immediately following Diana Ross performing a medley of her hits. Realizing that he would bomb if he followed her as himself, he adopted this churlish character who has little patience for the questions of the host. Carson loved it and it became his trademark.
8 He auditioned as Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate (1967), but was never offered the role. Mike Nichols still offered him a role in Catch-22 (1970), which he was already scheduled to direct at the time.
9 Gene Wilder wanted him to play the role of Charles/Pierre in Start the Revolution Without Me (1970), but Grodin declined, having committed to directing the original Broadway production of Lovers and Other Strangers (1970).
10 Having already been cast as Captain Aarfy Aardvark in Catch-22 (1970), director Mike Nichols asked him to take over the role of Colonel Cathcart when the original actor did not work out. As the role was written for an older man, old age make-up was experimented with for several days, until it was decided to cast Martin Balsam instead, and Grodin returned to his original role.
11 Daughter with Julia Ferguson: Marion Grodin . Son with Elissa Durwood: Nick Grodin.
12 Is close friends with actor Gene Wilder.
13 Shares a birthday with Andie MacDowell.
14 His wife, Elissa Durwood Grodin, is an author.


1 Deep smooth voice
2 Frequently portrays uptight, bland and world-weary white-collar professionals.
3 Grodin's trademark is his petulant loutishness that he employs as a guest on various talk shows. Seemingly miffed or angry, his act is strictly tongue-in-cheek as he lobs offensive verbal attacks at his hosts.


1 I'm not that easy to insult, believe me, but cracks about people on movies who are there to pick up paychecks or actors who look like they phoned it in get me. People who write this stuff obviously have never been on the set of a movie from beginning to end. Just showing up somewhere every day for twelve to sixteen hours for three or four months should be enough to disqualify movie people from those cracks. The only thing about a movie that can be phoned in is a review.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Dave (1993)
1988 Best Actor Valladolid International Film Festival Midnight Run (1988)
1978 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special The Paul Simon Special (1977) Lorne Michaels (writer)

Paul Simon (writer)

Chevy Chase (writer)

Tom Davis (writer)

Al Franken (writer)

Lily Tomlin (writer)

Alan Zweibel (writer)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997 CableACE CableACE Awards Program Interviewer Charles Grodin (1995)
1994 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Heart and Souls (1993)
1987 ACE CableACE Awards Actor in a Theatrical or Dramatic Special Great Performances (1971)
1981 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actor Seems Like Old Times (1980)
1973 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical The Heartbreak Kid (1972)



Madoff 2016 TV Mini-Series Carl Shapiro
Louie 2014-2015 TV Series Dr. Bigelow
While We're Young 2014 Leslie Breitbart
The Humbling 2014 Jerry
The Michael J. Fox Show 2013 TV Series Steve Henry
Brazzaville Teen-Ager 2013 Short Father
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2012 TV Series Brett Forrester
The Ex 2006 Bob Kowalski
It Runs in the Family 1994 Mr. Parker (The Old Man)
Clifford 1994 Martin Daniels
Beethoven's 2nd 1993 George Newton
Heart and Souls 1993 Harrison Winslow
So I Married an Axe Murderer 1993 Commandeered Driver
Dave 1993 Murray Blum
Beethoven 1992 George Newton
Taking Care of Business 1990 Spencer
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1990 TV Series Quentin Fitzwaller
Cranium Command 1989 Short Left Brain
Midnight Run 1988 Jonathan Mardukas
You Can't Hurry Love 1988 Mr. Glerman
The Couch Trip 1988 George Maitlin
Ishtar 1987 Jim Harrison
American Playhouse 1987 TV Series Lord Fancourt Babberly
The Making of 'Midnight Run' 1987 TV Short Narrator
Fresno 1986 TV Mini-Series Cane Kensington
Last Resort 1986 George Lollar
Great Performances 1985 TV Series Jake
Movers & Shakers 1985 Herb Derman
The Woman in Red 1984 Buddy
The Lonely Guy 1984 Warren
Charley's Aunt 1983 TV Movie Lord Fancourt Babberly
The Great Muppet Caper 1981 Nicky Holiday
The Incredible Shrinking Woman 1981 Vance Kramer
Seems Like Old Times 1980 Ira Parks
It's My Turn 1980 Homer
Sunburn 1979 Jake
Real Life 1979 Warren Yeager
The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank 1978 TV Movie Jim Benson
Heaven Can Wait 1978 Tony Abbott
Just Me and You 1978 TV Movie Michael Lindsay
Thieves 1977 Martin Cramer
King Kong 1976 Fred Wilson
11 Harrowhouse 1974 Howard R. Chesser
The Heartbreak Kid 1972 Lenny Cantrow
Catch-22 1970 Capt. Aarfy Aardvark
Judd for the Defense 1969 TV Series District Attorney Tom Durant
Rosemary's Baby 1968 Dr. Hill
The Big Valley 1968 TV Series Mark Dunigan
N.Y.P.D. 1967 TV Series Joey Diamond
The Guns of Will Sonnett 1967 TV Series Bells Pickering
The Virginian 1967 TV Series Arnie Doud
Captain Nice 1967 TV Series News Vendor
The F.B.I. 1967 TV Series Carl Platt
Iron Horse 1967 TV Series Alex
Shane 1966 TV Series Jed
The Felony Squad 1966 TV Series Edgar
The Trials of O'Brien 1965 TV Series Peter Farnum
My Mother the Car 1965 TV Series Fred
Sex and the College Girl 1964 Bob
The Young Marrieds 1964 TV Series Matt Crane Stevens #2 (1964-1965)
The Defenders 1962 TV Series Thomas Martin
Play of the Week 1961 TV Series
Armstrong Circle Theatre 1958 TV Series Phelps
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 1954 Drummer Boy (uncredited)


60 Minutes Wednesday 1999 TV Series documentary uncredited
Movers & Shakers 1985
The Paul Simon Special 1977 TV Special
11 Harrowhouse 1974 adaptation


Heart and Souls 1993 performer: "Walk Like A Man" - uncredited
The Great Muppet Caper 1981 performer: "Hey a Movie!", "Piggy's Fantasy Miss Piggy"
Saturday Night Live 1977 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Heartbreak Kid 1972 performer: "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain" - uncredited


Paradise 1974 TV Movie
Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America 1969 TV Movie


Movers & Shakers 1985 producer
Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America 1969 TV Movie producer


Acts of Love and Other Comedies 1973 TV Movie performance supervisor


The Harmony Game 2011 Documentary very special thanks


Bad IQ 2016 Documentary filming Himself
The New Yorker Presents 2016 TV Series documentary Psychiatrist
Waiting for Ishtar 2015 Documentary Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Huckabee 2012 TV Series Himself
The Harmony Game 2011 Documentary Himself
Justice w/Judge Jeanine 2011 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Char·ac·ter 2009 Documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1993-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Paul Simon: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song 2007 TV Special Performer
Hollywood's Top Dogs 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
NewsNight with Aaron Brown 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Love Hollywood Style 2004 TV Movie documentary Actor
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert De Niro 2003 TV Movie Himself
The Daily Show 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
The View 2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
60 Minutes Wednesday 1999 TV Series documentary Himself - Correspondent (2000-)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995-1998 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1998 TV Series Himself - Guest
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Charles Grodin Show 1996 TV Series Himself
Charles Grodin 1995 TV Series Himself - Host
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-1995 TV Series Himself - Guest
All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! 1994 TV Special Chaz
Late Night with David Letterman 1982-1992 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
One on One with John Tesh 1992 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show 1992 TV Series Himself - Guest
Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories 1992 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1973-1990 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary 1989 TV Special Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish 1984 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Making of 'The Woman in Red' 1984 TV Movie documentary Himself
Night of 100 Stars 1982 TV Special Himself
The Regis Philbin Show 1982 TV Series Himself - Guest
Hour Magazine 1981 TV Series Himself
Laverne & Shirley 1981 TV Series Himself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast 1981 TV Series Himself - Guest Host
The Paul Simon Special 1977 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live 1977 TV Series Himself - Host / Various
Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America 1969 TV Movie Himself

Archive Footage

Welcome to the Basement 2015 TV Series Capt. Aarfy Aardvark / Jim Harrison
5 Second Movies 2008 TV Series George Newton
Nancy LaMott: I'll Be Here with You 2008 Video Himself - Host
Great Performances 1994 TV Series Nicky Holiday
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson 1990 TV Movie documentary Nicky Holiday (uncredited)
Clapper Board 1981 TV Series
The Meanest Men in the West 1978 TV Movie Arnie Doud, Harge Gang

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