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Character actor, dramatic leading man, or hilarious comic foil? With an astonishing range of roles already under his belt, John C. Reilly has played an 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, John Christopher Reilly was born in Chicago,... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Chicago
Chicago Amos Hart
(2002)
Wreck-It Ralph
(2012)
Step Brothers
Step Brothers Dale Doback
(2008)

Filmography

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 2018 Stan and Ollie (post-production)
Oliver Hardy
 2018 The Sisters Brothers (post-production)
Eli Sisters
 2017 Lil Dicky: Pillow Talking (Video short)
God
 2017 Eddie's Life Coach (Video short)
Eddie (voice)
 2017 Kong: Skull Island
Hank Marlow
 2017 The Little Hours
Father Tommasso
 2016 Sing
Eddie (voice)
 2010-2016 Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule (TV Series)
Dr. Steve Brule / Stan Brule
- Crime (2016) ... Dr. Steve Brule
- Stevie! (2016) ... Dr. Steve Brule
- Music (2016) ... Dr. Steve Brule
- Words (2016) ... Dr. Steve Brule
- Eggs (2016) ... Dr. Steve Brule
 2016 Pound House (TV Series short)
Fish Man
- Fish Man (2016) ... Fish Man
 2015 View from a Blue Moon
Narrator (voice)
 2014-2015 Stone Quackers (TV Series)
Officer Barry
- A Farewell to Kings (2015) ... Officer Barry (voice)
- Hemispheres (2015) ... Officer Barry (voice)
- Power Windows (2015) ... Officer Barry (voice)
- Caress of Steel (2015) ... Officer Barry (voice)
- TwentyOneTwelve (2015) ... Officer Barry (voice)
 2015 Les cowboys
L'Américain
 2015 The Lobster
Lisping Man
 2015 Tale of Tales
King of Longtrellis
 2015 Bagboy (TV Movie)
Dr. Steve Brule
 2015 Entertainment
Cousin John
 2014 Rubberhead (TV Movie)
Father (segment "Ham")
 2014 Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories (TV Series)
Jordan
- Baby (2014) ... Jordan
 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy
Corpsman Dey
 2014 Omoide no Mânî
Kiyomasa Oiwa (English version, voice)
 2014 Life After Beth
Maury Slocum
 2014 Mr. Oizo: Ham (Video short)
Father
 2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
The Ghost of Stonewall Jackson (uncredited)
 2012 Wreck-It Ralph
Ralph (voice)
 2012 The Dictator
Clayton (uncredited)
 2012 Space Sex Fantasy Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule (TV Mini-Series)
Dre. Steven Brule
 2012 UFOs with David Liebe-Hart Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule (TV Mini-Series)
Dre. Steven Brule
 2012 Space Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule (TV Mini-Series)
Dre. Steven Brule
 2012 Food Wrap-Up Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule (TV Series)
Dre. Steven Brule
 2012 Weird Foods Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule (TV Series)
Dre. Steven Brule
 2012 8 (Video)
David Blankenhorn
 2012 Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
Taquito (uncredited)
 2011 Carnage
Michael Longstreet
 2011 We Need to Talk About Kevin
Franklin
 2011 Beastie Boys: Make Some Noise (Video short)
 2010-2011 Funny or Die Presents... (TV Series)
John (segment "John and Will's Animal Choices") / Nikola Tesla
- Episode #2.3 (2011) ... John (segment "John and Will's Animal Choices")
- Episode #1.5 (2010) ... Nikola Tesla
 2011 Cedar Rapids
Dean Ziegler
 2011 Terri
Mr. Fitzgerald
 2011 Fight for Your Right Revisited (Short)
Mike D (B-Boys 2)
 2010 Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy (Short)
Bing Crosby
 2010 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Chrimbus Special (TV Movie)
Dr. Steve Brule
 2007-2010 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (TV Series)
Dr. Steve Brule
- Man Milk (2010) ... Dr. Steve Brule
- Stuntmen (2010) ... Dr. Steve Brule
- Choices (2010) ... Dr. Steve Brule
- Re-Animated (2010) ... Dr. Steve Brule
- Comedy (2010) ... Dr. Steve Brule
 2010 Drunk History (TV Series)
Nikola Tesla
 2010 The Extra Man
Gershon Gruen
 2010/I Cyrus
John
 2009/I 9
#5 (voice)
 2008 Prop 8: The Musical (Short)
Prop 8 Leader
 2008 Green Team (Video short)
Jim Smegg
 2008 Step Brothers
Dale Doback
 2008 The Promotion
Richard Wehlner
 2007/I Year of the Dog
Al
 2006 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
Sasquatch (uncredited)
 2006 Tom Goes to the Mayor (TV Series)
John
- Friendship Alliance (2006) ... John (voice)
 2005 Dark Water
Mr. Murray
 2004 The Aviator
Noah Dietrich
 2004 Criminal
Richard Gaddis
 2004 Cracking Up (TV Series)
Steve Evers
- Prom Night (2004) ... Steve Evers
 2003 Piggie
 2003 Anger Management
Older Arnie Shankman (uncredited)
 2002 The Hours
Dan Brown
 2002 Chicago
Amos Hart
 2002 Gangs of New York
Happy Jack Mulraney
 2002 The Good Girl
Phil Last
 2001 Frank's Book (Short)
Frank
 2001 The Anniversary Party
Mac Forsyth
 2000 The Perfect Storm
Dale 'Murph' Murphy
 1999 Magnolia
Officer Jim Kurring
 1999 Aimee Mann: Save Me (Video short)
Officer Jim Kurring
 1999 For Love of the Game
Gus Sinski
 1999 The Settlement
Pat
 1999 Never Been Kissed
Gus
 1999 Tenacious D: The Complete Master Works (TV Series)
Sasquatch
- Death of a Dream (1999) ... Sasquatch
 1998 The Thin Red Line
Sgt. Storm
 1998 Fiona Apple: Across the Universe (Video short)
Jukebox Thief (uncredited)
 1998 Flagpole Special (Video short)
 1997 Chicago Cab
Steve
 1997 Boogie Nights
Reed Rothchild
 1997 Nightwatch
Deputy Inspector Bill Davis (uncredited)
 1996 Boys
Officer Kellogg Curry
 1996 Hard Eight
John
 1995 Georgia
Herman
 1995 Dolores Claiborne
Const. Frank Stamshaw
 1994 The River Wild
Terry
 1993 Two Bits
 1993 What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Tucker Van Dyke
 1992 Hoffa
Pete Connelly
 1992 Out on a Limb
Jim Jr.
 1991 Shadows and Fog
Cop at Police Station
 1990 State of Grace
Stevie McGuire
 1990 Days of Thunder
Buck Bretherton
 1989 We're No Angels
Young Monk
 1989 Casualties of War
PFC Herbert Hatcher
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Other Works:

He played Noah in John Steinbeck's novel, "The Grapes of Wrath," in a Steppenwolf Theatre production at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Terry Kinney (Jim Casy); Gary Sinise (Tom Joad); Robert Breuler (Pa Joad); Lois Smith (Ma Joad); Lucina Paquet (Grandma); Nathan Davis (Grandpa); Dana Lubotsky (Ruthie); ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 12 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

John Reilly

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

Not because I find fame difficult, but because I fear that if you're too well known, you lose the ability to surprise your audience and that's what I like my characters to do. I can still get away with it, I think. I mean, those kids in the lobby didn't know my name and I did an interview yesterday where they looked very confused when I walked in. Turns out they were expecting Philip Seymour ... See more »

Trivia:

In the tradition of Alan Young's Filby from The Time Machine (1960), Reilly plays a teenager aged 14 in his forties - aged 41, for Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007). See more »

Trademark:

Curly brown hair

Star Sign:

Gemini

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