John C. Reilly Bio, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Movies, TV Shows


John C. Reilly is an American actor who has played leading and supporting parts in independent drama films and studio comedy. He became well-known for his supporting appearances in films such as Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Gangs of New York, and The Aviator. For his part in Chicago, Reilly received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor and a Golden Globe Award. His most renowned films include The River Wild, The Thin Red Line, and The Hours.



He is 58 years old as of 24 May 2024. He was born in 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. His real name is John Christopher Reilly.

Family – Education

Reilly was born in Chicago, Illinois, as the fifth of six children. His father was of Irish and Scottish descent, while his mother was of Lithuanian ancestry. His father owned an industrial linen supply firm. Reilly has described himself as naughty as a child, citing an incident when he was 12 in which he and his pals stole 500 cartons of Sugar Corn Pops off a freight train. Reilly grew raised in Chicago’s Lawn area. Reilly was reared Roman Catholic and went to Brother Rice High School. He graduated from Chicago’s DePaul University Theatre School.

Wife – Children

In 1992, Reilly married Alison Dickey, an independent film producer. They met while filming Casualties of War (1989) in Thailand. They have two boys. Reilly and Dickey’s eldest son, Leo, is a musician who goes by the name LoveLeo.

Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $50 million.


He has an estimated net worth of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m).

Check It Out!

He stars Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, an American comedy television series that stars. The show mimics 1980s public-access television shows and follows Dr. Steve Brule as he investigates many facets of life. Brule’s excessive naivete and social clumsiness frequently land him in humiliating situations, but he is ignorant of the embarrassment he causes himself. The show has four seasons, each with six episodes. Executive producer Tim Heidecker intends for the humor to come from Brule’s character rather than his guests’ responses. The show has gotten favorable critical reviews, with some comparing it to The Day Today and Brass Eye. The first two seasons were merged into a single DVD release for Region 1 on October 16, 2012.

John C. Reilly together with his wife Alison Dickey
John C. Reilly together with his wife Alison Dickey

Days of Thunder

John appeared as Buck Bretherton, Cole’s car chief, and Buddy Bretherton’s son 1990 American sports action drama film Days of Thunder. Cole Trickle, a talented USAC racer, is recruited by Chevrolet dealership mogul Tim Daland to compete in the NASCAR Cup Series. Harry Hogge, a former crew chief and car builder, is hired to oversee Cole’s pit crew. Cole struggles to adjust to larger NASCAR stock cars and communicate with his crew, and he is scared by Winston Cup champion Rowdy Burns. Cole admits to Harry that he does not comprehend typical NASCAR lingo, which leads to intensive instruction. Cole wins his maiden race at Darlington by performing a slingshot maneuver from the outside line. The animosity between Cole and Rowdy grows throughout the season, culminating in injuries in a big crash at Daytona.

Cole forms a romantic relationship with Dr. Claire Lewicki, and NASCAR President Big John brings them together. Daland hires Russ Wheeler to take Cole’s place, but Cole develops a new rivalry with Russ, resulting in engine failures and a confrontation involving Harry, Daland, and Cole’s pit crew. Rowdy, who is undergoing brain surgery, asks Cole to drive his car in the Daytona 500, and Cole grudgingly accepts. Harry returns as crew chief, and Cole defeats Russ with a crossover to win his first Daytona 500.