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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 The Sisters Brothers (pre-production)
Eli Sisters
 2017 Lil Dicky: Pillow Talking (Video short)
God
 2017 Eddie's Life Coach (Video short)
Eddie (voice)
 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 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 Omoide no Mânî
Kiyomasa Oiwa (English version, voice)
 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
 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
 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
 2007/I Year of the Dog
Al
 2006 Tom Goes to the Mayor (TV Series)
John
- Friendship Alliance (2006) ... John (voice)
 2004 Cracking Up (TV Series)
Steve Evers
- Prom Night (2004) ... Steve Evers
 2003 Piggie
 2001 Frank's Book (Short)
Frank
 1998 Fiona Apple: Across the Universe (Video short)
Jukebox Thief (uncredited)
 1998 Flagpole Special (Video short)
 1997 Chicago Cab
Steve
 1997 Nightwatch
Deputy Inspector Bill Davis (uncredited)
 1996 Boys
Officer Kellogg Curry
 1996 Hard Eight
John
 1995 Georgia
Herman
 1994 The River Wild
Terry
 1993 Two Bits
 1992 Hoffa
Pete Connelly
 1991 Shadows and Fog
Cop at Police Station
 1990 State of Grace
Stevie McGuire
 1990 Days of Thunder
Buck Bretherton
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Other Works:

He and friend Philip Seymour Hoffman, who've worked together in three movies, played lead roles in off-Broadway production of "True West". 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:

As of 2015, has appeared in five films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Thin Red Line (1998), Chicago (2002), The Hours (2002), Gangs of New York (2002) and The Aviator (2004). Of those, Chicago (2002) is a winner in the category. See more »

Trademark:

Curly brown hair

Star Sign:

Gemini

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