John C. Reilly
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|John C. Reilly|
|Born||May 24, 1965 (age 41)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Spouse(s)||Alison Dickey (1992 — present)|
|Notable roles||Reed Rothchild in Boogie Nights
Jim Kurring in Magnolia
Amos Hart in Chicago
Cal Naughton, Jr. in Talladega Nights
|Nominated: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (2002) for Chicago|
Reilly was born in Chicago, Illinois to an Irish American father and a Lithuanian mother. He is a graduate of Brother Rice High School. Reilly had several minor infractions for juvenile mischief. To better occupy his time, he later became involved with theatre .
He subsequently enrolled at the Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University. A proud member of the Chicago theater, Reilly credits the Windy City with helping him gain experience as he was working for his big break.
Reilly made his film debut in the Brian De Palma film Casualties of War (1989) as Herbert Hatcher. Although the role of Hatcher was a small one, De Palma had such a positive response to Reilly's performance that the role was significantly expanded.
Reilly has consistently appeared in film since his debut; he has appeared in an estimated 40 roles in the last 20 years, mostly supporting roles.
Among his most notable roles:
- Reed Rothschild, Dirk Diggler's co-worker and sidekick in Boogie Nights
- Jim Kurring, the by-the-book cop who ends up involved with a drug addict in Magnolia
- As housepainter Phil Last, a "stoner" with an unhappy marriage, in The Good Girl
- As Lefty, the singing cowboy, in A Prairie Home Companion
- As Cal Naughton, Jr., in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
- As Noah Dietrich, in The Aviator
- As Dr. Steve Brule, the local news correspondent on Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
His profile as a film actor was significantly raised in 2002 when he appeared in three of the year's Academy Award for Best Picture nominees - Chicago, Gangs of New York and The Hours. He received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Renée Zellweger's trusting husband in the musical Chicago.
He has been married since 1992 to Alison Dickey, whom he met on the set of Casualties of War.
- Reilly was the original actor cast as Champ Kind in the Will Ferrell film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Schedule conflicts, and Reilly's obligation to appear in The Aviator, made it necessary for the role to be recast with David Koechner.
- Reilly sang two songs, "My Son John" & "Fathom the Bowl" for the compilation Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys.
- Participated in a 79th Academy Awards musical-comedy performance with Will Ferrell and Jack Black, where they sang a song about comedies being snubbed by the voters in favor of dramas.
- Casualties of War (1989) as PFC. Herbert Hatcher
- We're No Angels (1989) as Young Monk
- Days of Thunder (1990) as Buck Bretherton
- State of Grace (1990) as Stevie McGuire
- Shadows and Fog (1992) as Cop at Police Station
- Out on a Limb (1992) as Jim Jr.
- Hoffa (1992) as Pete Connelly
- What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) as Tucker Van Dyke
- The River Wild (1994) as Terry
- Dolores Claiborne (1995) as Const. Frank Stamshaw
- Georgia (1995) as Herman
- Hard Eight (1996) as John Finnegan
- Boys (1996) as Officer Kellogg Curry
- Nightwatch (uncredited) (1997) as Deputy Inspector Bill Davis
- Boogie Nights (1997) as Reed Rothchild
- Chicago Cab (1998) as Steve
- The Thin Red Line (1998) as Sergeant Storm
- The Settlement (1999) as Pat
- Never Been Kissed (1999) as Augustus Strauss
- For Love of the Game (1999) as Gus Sinski
- Magnolia (1999) as Jim Kurring
- The Perfect Storm (2000) as Dale 'Murph' Murphy
- The Anniversary Party (2001) as Mac Forsyth
- The Good Girl (2002) as Phil Last
- Gangs of New York (2002) as Happy Jack
- Chicago (2002) as Amos Hart
- The Hours (2002) as Dan Brown
- Anger Management (2003) as older monk Arnie Shankman
- Piggie (2003)
- The Aviator (2004) as Noah Dietrich
- Criminal (2004) as
- Are You the Favorite Person of Anybody? (2005)
- Dark Water (2005) as Mr. Murray
- A Prairie Home Companion (2006) as Lefty
- Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) as Cal Naughton, Jr.
- Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny (2006) as Sasquatch (uncredited)
- Year of the Dog (2007) as Al
- Quebec (2007) as Richard (filming)