Charles Nelson Reilly Net Worth

Charles Nelson Reilly Net Worth is
$5 Million

Charles Nelson Reilly Biography

Muir, Millennium, and The Drew Carey Present. Charles Nelson Reilly was created in South Bronx, NY in January 1931 and passed on in-may 2007. Reilly also made an appearance on the overall game shows $10,000 Pyramid, Password Plus and Super Password, Match video game, and The Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour. Reilly directed opera productions for the Dallas Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Portland Opera, NORTH PARK Opera, and Santa Fe Opera. His first display screen function came in the 1957 movie A Encounter in the Audience. Reilly also made an appearance in episodes of it series Car 54, Where Are You? Muir simply because Claymore Gregg. Reilly starred in the tv screen series Lidsville in 1971 and Arnie from 1971 to 1972. He starred in the films Cannonball Operate II, Body Slam, All Dogs Head to Heaven, Rock-a-Doodle, A Troll in Central recreation area, Babes in Toyland, and THE LIFE SPAN of Reilly. On stage he made an appearance in productions of Bye, Bye Birdie, Hello, Dolly!, and even more. From 1968 to 1970 he starred in it series The Ghost & Mrs., The Patty Duke Present, Arnie, The Flintstone Humor Show, Goof Troop, Developing Females, The Drew Carey Present, The X-Data files, and Millennium. He survived the 1944 Hartford Circus Fire rather than sat within an audience once again. Reilly was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for The Ghost & Mrs.Charles Nelson Reilly Net Value: Charles Nelson Reilly was an American actor, comedian, director, and drama instructor who all had a net value of $5 million. Charles Nelson Reilly passed on on, may 25, 2007 from pneumonia at age 76.

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Quick Facts

Full NameCharles Nelson Reilly
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 13, 1931
DiedMay 25, 2007, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Height1.8 m
ProfessionComedian, Voice Actor, Film director, Teacher, Theatre Director, Television Director
EducationUniversity of Hartford Hartt School
ParentsCharles Joseph Reilly, Signe Elvera Nelson
AwardsTony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Grammy Hall of Fame
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance
MoviesThe Life of Reilly, All Dogs Go to Heaven, A Troll in Central Park, Rock-a-Doodle, Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers, Cannonball Run II, Babes in Toyland, An All Dogs Christmas Carol, The Wind in the Willows, The First of May, Gaydar, Body Slam, Pest of the West, The Tiger Makes Out, Lidsville: The Complete Series, Two Tickets to Paris, SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge for Hire, All Dogs Go to Heaven: Friends to the Rescue
TV ShowsMatch Game, Lidsville, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, Uncle Croc's Block, Millennium, Arnie, All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series, Space Cats, The Flintstone Comedy Show, The Pink Panther Show, The Flintstone Funnies, The Pink Panther, Sweethearts, The Barbara McNair Show, It Pays to Be Ignorant (1973)

Interesting Facts

1 He was known to be a very private person.
2 While semi-retired and living in Beverly Hills, Charles occasionally directed opera, taught, and voiced cartoons (most recently "The Dirty Bubble" on SpongeBob SquarePants (1999)). The filmed version of his autobiographical one man play "The Life of Reilly" (The Life of Reilly (2006)) premiered at the South By Southwest film festival in March of 2006 to rave reviews. [May 2006]
3 Not only was he performing his one-man show "Save it for the Stage: The Life of Reilly", Charles was an acting coach at Burt Reynolds Dinner Theater in Jupiter, Florida, and he had directed many Broadway and off-Broadway shows. (Reilly and Reynolds had been friends for years). [April 2002]
4 Along with Lance Henriksen, Brittany Tiplady and David Fredericks, he is one of only four actors to play the same character (Jose Chung) in both The X-Files (1993) and Millennium (1996).
5 ''Weird Al' Yankovic' created and performed a song about 'Charles Nelson Reilly' entitled "C.N.R." in 2009.
6 A very close friend of Burt Reynolds, Reilly moved to Florida in 1979 to teach at the Burt Reynolds Institute. He also ran an acting school in North Hollwyood and taught at the HB Studio headed by Herbert Berghof and wife Uta Hagen; among his students were Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli, Lily Tomlin and Christine Lahti.
7 Once worked as a night mail boy at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.
8 On stage from age 9 in a school play.
9 An only child, his father, Charles Joseph Reilly, suffered a severe nervous breakdown when Charles was young and eventually had to be institutionalized. Charles and his mother, Signe Elvera Nelson, moved the two of them to Hartford, Connecticut, to live with his mother's Swedish relatives.
10 Reilly was quite candid about the problems he had during the production of "Hello Dolly!", particularly with director Gower Champion and star Carol Channing. He did, however, have the benefit of playing opposite Eileen Brennan, who was playing the role of Irene Malloy, and later performed with her in a cabaret act.
11 Reilly's openly gay TV persona was quite ahead of its time. He recalled a network executive telling him, "They don't let queers on television." In rebuttal, he was a game show fixture on such shows as The Match Game (1962) and The Hollywood Squares (1965); was a guest on the The Tonight Show (1962) with Johnny Carson more than 95 times; earned an Emmy nomination for his second-banana work on The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968) and appeared on Saturday morning children's shows such as Lidsville (1971).
12 His final work was an autobiographical one-man show, "Save It for the Stage: The Life of Reilly," about his family life growing up in the Bronx. The Life of Reilly (2006) was his last filmed project. He got the first part of the show's title from a patented remark his mother use to say to him when he said something clever. His longtime partner Patrice Hues was set designer for the film.
13 Was a close friend of multiple Tony-winning actress Julie Harris, and directed her in many plays and one-woman shows (over 10), including "The Belle of Amherst". He met Harris while they were performing in the short-lived musical "Skyscraper" in 1965.
14 In addition to his Tony win for "How to Succeed...", Reilly also won a New York Drama Critic's Award for the same role. Moreover, he was nominated again for a Tony for playing Cornelius Hackl in "Hello, Dolly!" opposite Carol Channing in 1964. In 1997 he received a third nomination for directing Julie Harris and Charles Durning in a revival of "The Gin Game".
15 Alec Baldwin did a hilarious take-off on Reilly on a Saturday Night Live (1975) sketch in which he was being interviewed by an overly-fawning Inside the Actors Studio (1994) host James Lipton played by Will Ferrell.
16 At age 13, he was in the audience during the Ringling Bros. Circus tent fire in Hartford, Connecticut on July 6, 1944, which claimed the lives of 168 people. The mother of his neighbor friend had taken the two boys to the show and the three managed to escape physically unharmed. Charles was saved by an older sister also in attendance, who lowered him from the side of the bleachers because the bottleneck below made it practically impossible to get out any other way. For the rest of his life, he had a fear of sitting in a large audience despite being a theater actor and director.
17 He was born in The Bronx, New York, but was raised in New Haven, Connecticut. He was the only child of a Swedish mother and an Irish father.
18 Reilly was a long-time teacher of acting at HB Studio, the acting studio created by Herbert Berghof and his wife Uta Hagen.
19 Won Broadway's 1962 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for portraying Bud Frump in "How To Succeed In Business without Really Trying". Was also nominated in the same category in 1964 for "Hello, Dolly!". Also earned a 1997 Tony nomination as Best Director (Play) for working with longtime pal Julie Harris in the revival of "The Gin Game". Reilly previously directed Harris in her Tony-winning role as Emily Dickinson in The Belle of Amherst (1976).
20 Earned a Tony nomination as Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his role opposite Carol Channing in the original "Hello, Dolly!" in 1964.
21 Appearing in his one man show at the Irish Repertory Theater in New York. (November 2001).
22 Was Dick Van Dyke's understudy in "Bye-Bye Birdie" on Broadway, where they met.
23 Partner of Patrice Hues. (1980 - 25 May 2007).


1 Manic personality.
2 Glasses
3 Often cast by Don Bluth


1 You can't do anything else once you do game shows. You have no career.
2 When I die, it's going to read, "Game Show Fixture Passes Away". Nothing about the theater, or Tony Awards, or Emmys. But it doesn't bother me.


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series The Drew Carey Show (1995)
1998 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Millennium (1996)
1970 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968)



Tom and Jerry in Shiver Me Whiskers 2006 Video Red Parrot Stan (voice)
Men's Mix 1: Gay Shorts Collection 2004 Video short Uncle Vincent (segment "Gaydar")
Gaydar 2002 Short Uncle Vincent
SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSponge 2001 Video Game Dirty Bubble
SpongeBob SquarePants 2000 TV Series The Dirty Bubble
The Brian Benben Show 1999 TV Series Psychiatrist
The First of May 1999 Dinghy
The Drew Carey Show 1998-1999 TV Series Mr. Hathaway
Boys Will Be Boys 1999 TV Movie Mr. Rudnick
An All Dogs Christmas Carol 1998 Video Killer (voice)
Hercules 1998 TV Series King Minos
All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series 1996-1998 TV Series Killer
Millennium 1997 TV Series Jose Chung
Babes in Toyland 1997 Mr. Dumpty (voice)
Second Noah 1997 TV Series Harold Hamilton
The Larry Sanders Show 1996 TV Series Charles Nelson Reilly
Family Matters 1996 TV Series Mr. Vreeland
The X-Files 1996 TV Series Jose Chung
The 5 Mrs. Buchanans 1994 TV Series Hugh
A Troll in Central Park 1994 Llort (voice)
Bandit: Bandit Goes Country 1994 TV Movie Teach
The Pink Panther 1993 TV Series
The Addams Family 1992-1993 TV Series Additional Voices
Wind in the Wire 1993 TV Movie
Rugrats 1993 TV Series Edmund Haynes / Actor / Director
Goof Troop 1992 TV Series Dutch Spackle
The New WKRP in Cincinnati 1992 TV Series Bobby / Gay Butler
Spacecats 1991 TV Series D.O.R.C. (Disembodied Omnipotent Ruler of Cats) (1991)
Rock-A-Doodle 1991 Hunch - Duke's Nephew (voice, as Charles Nelson-Reilly)
Evening Shade 1990 TV Series Alan Roth
B.L. Stryker 1990 TV Series Harmon Potter
It's Garry Shandling's Show. 1990 TV Series Charles Nelson Reilly
All Dogs Go to Heaven 1989 Killer (voice)
Charles in Charge 1989 TV Series Abba-Kahn
The Three Kings 1987 TV Movie Clerk
The Wind in the Willows 1987 TV Movie Mr. Toad (voice)
Body Slam 1986 Vic Carson
Amazing Stories 1985 TV Series Father McClintley
Cannonball Run II 1984 Don Don Canneloni
Madame's Place 1982 TV Series Charles Nelson Reilly
The Love Boat 1982 TV Series Jesse Dobson
The Flintstone Comedy Show 1980 TV Series Frank Frankenstone
Uncle Croc's Block 1975 TV Series Uncle Croc
Hamburgers 1974 TV Movie
The City That Forgot About Christmas 1974 TV Short voice
The Karen Valentine Show 1973 TV Movie Buddy Loudon
Love, American Style 1971-1973 TV Series Jeff (segment "Love and the Laughing Lover") / Albert (segment "Love and the Return of Raymond") / Chuck Erickson (segment "Love and the Detective") / ...
McMillan & Wife 1972 TV Series Davison
Call Her Mom 1972 TV Movie Dean Walden
Arnie 1971-1972 TV Series Randy Robinson
Honeymoon Suite 1972 TV Series
The New Dick Van Dyke Show 1972 TV Series Walter
The Doris Day Show 1971 TV Series Ralph Mantley
Decisions! Decisions! 1971 TV Movie
Lidsville 1971 TV Series Horatio J. Hoodoo / Bruce Hoodoo
Here's Lucy 1970 TV Series Elroy P. Clunk
Nanny and the Professor 1970 TV Series The Pathfinder
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir 1968-1970 TV Series Claymore Gregg
The Tiger Makes Out 1967 Registrar
The Patty Duke Show 1963 TV Series Coach Coglan
The Farmer's Daughter 1963 TV Series Guide
Car 54, Where Are You? 1962-1963 TV Series Abernathy / Harlow
Two Tickets to Paris 1962 Claypoole
The Broadway of Lerner and Loewe 1962 TV Movie Theatre-Goer
A Face in the Crowd 1957 Minor Role (uncredited)


An All Dogs Christmas Carol 1998 Video performer: "I Always Get Emotional at Christmas Time", "Clean Up Your Act"
All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Babes in Toyland 1997 performer: "Toyland", "Mr Dumpty's Toyland / The Aerial Ballet"
MGM Sing-Alongs: Being Happy 1997 Video short performer: "Toyland", "Toyland Reprise"
The Wind in the Willows 1987 TV Movie performer: "Messing Around in Cars", "Mr. Toad", "Messing Around in Cars Reprise"
Dinah and Her New Best Friends 1980 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 28th Annual Tony Awards 1974 TV Special performer: "Medley"
Lidsville 1971 TV Series performer - 3 episodes


Evening Shade 1991-1992 TV Series 4 episodes


The Life of Reilly 2006 Documentary

Art Department

The Belle of Amherst 1976 TV Movie artistic advisor

Music Department

Rock-A-Doodle 1991 featured vocalist - uncredited


Greenwich Village: A World Apart 2015 Documentary short Himself
Star Words 2015 TV Special Himself - Celebrity
Words and Music by Jerry Herman 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Heart & Soul: The Life and Music of Frank Loesser 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Life of Reilly 2006 Documentary Himself
Dinner for Five 2004 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003 TV Series Himself
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There 2003 Documentary Himself
Hollywood Squares 2002 TV Series Himself - Panelist
75th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2001 TV Movie Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 1999-2000 TV Series documentary Himself
The 1999 Annual Los Angeles Ovation Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Theater Talk 1997 TV Series Himself
You Don't Know Jack: Volume 2 1996 Video Game Himself - Celebrity Guest Appearance (voice)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Nicholson 1994 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Designing Women 1992 TV Series Himself
The 5th Annual Sterling Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
Match Game 1990-1991 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The New Hollywood Squares 1986-1989 TV Series Himself - Panelist / Himself - Center Square
Sweethearts 1988 TV Series Himself / Host
Blackout 1988 TV Series Himself
Out of This World 1987 TV Series Himself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Present a Salute to Liza Minnelli 1987 TV Movie Himself
The Late Show 1986 TV Series Himself
Star's Table 1986 TV Series Himself
Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz 1985 TV Movie Himself
All Star Blitz 1985 TV Series Himself
Body Language 1984-1985 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1970-1985 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Comedian / ...
All-Star Party for Burt Reynolds 1984 TV Movie Himself
Super Password 1984 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards 1984 TV Special Himself
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour 1983-1984 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The 1/2 Hour Comedy Hour 1983 TV Series Himself
The New Battlestars 1983 TV Series Himself
Texaco Star Theater: Opening Night 1983 TV Movie Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1976-1982 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Baryshnikov in Hollywood 1982 TV Movie Himself
Match Game 73 1973-1982 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Match Game PM 1975-1981 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Dinah! 1974-1980 TV Series Himself / Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Guest Co-Host
Dinah and Her New Best Friends 1980 TV Series Himself
Over Easy 1979 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 1979 TV Series Himself
ABC Presents Tomorrow's Stars 1978 TV Movie Himself - Comedian
Happy Birthday, Bob 1978 TV Special Himself
The Jim Nabors Show 1978 TV Series Himself
Sha Na Na 1977 TV Series Himself
I've Got a Secret 1976 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1971-1976 TV Series Himself - Comedian / Himself - Comic Actor
Celebrity Bowling 1976 TV Series Himself
The Price Is Right 1975 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Gladys Knight & the Pips Show 1975 TV Series Himself
Tattletales 1975 TV Series Himself
Today 1975 TV Series Himself
The 28th Annual Tony Awards 1974 TV Special Himself - Performer
The Dean Martin Show 1968-1974 TV Series Himself
All-Star Baffle 1973 TV Series Himself
NBC Follies 1973 TV Series Himself
RCA's Opening Night 1973 TV Movie Himself
It Pays to Be Ignorant 1973 TV Series Himself / panelist
The Vin Scully Show 1973 TV Series Himself
The Bobby Darin Show 1973 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Hollywood Squares 1970-1973 TV Series Himself - Panelist / Himself - Center Square
Laugh-In 1972 TV Series Himself
Dean Martin Presents: The Bobby Darin Amusement Co. 1972 TV Series Himself
The David Frost Show 1970-1972 TV Series Himself
The Jerry Reed When You're Hot You're Hot Hour 1972 TV Series Himself
The Mouse Factory 1972 TV Series Himself
The Golddiggers 1971 TV Series Himself
The Don Knotts Show 1971 TV Series Himself
The Kraft Music Hall 1970 TV Series Himself
The Real Tom Kennedy Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The Barbara McNair Show 1969-1970 TV Series Himself
Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers 1970 TV Series Himself
The Steve Allen Show 1970 TV Series Himself
You Don't Say 1969 TV Series Himself
Allen Ludden's Gallery 1969 TV Series Himself
Della 1969 TV Series Himself
Dream Girl of '67 1967 TV Series Himself - Bachelor Judge
The Ed Sullivan Show 1963-1966 TV Series Himself / Himself - Sketch Actor / Himself - Comedian
The Steve Lawrence Show 1965 TV Series Himself
What's My Line? 1964 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
The 17th Annual Tony Awards 1963 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Jack Paar Program 1963 TV Series Himself
Talent Scouts 1962 TV Series Himself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Himself - Comic
The 16th Annual Tony Awards 1962 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
The 15th Annual Tony Awards 1961 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

Archive Footage

Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
2009 Game Show Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
Turn of the Tide: Making 'Millennium' Season Two 2004 Video documentary short Jose Chung (uncredited)
Biography 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Johnny Carson's 21st Anniversary 1983 TV Movie Himself

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