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Charles Grodin Net Worth

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$12 Million

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Charles Grodin was born on the 21st April 1935, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, and is a Golden Globe Award-nominated actor, comedian and author, best known for his roles in such movies as “Rosemary’s Baby” (1968), “The Heartbreak Kid” (1972), and “Midnight Run” (1988). Charles also played in “Beethoven” (1992) and “Beethoven’s 2nd” (1993). Grodin’s career started in 1954.

Have you ever wondered how rich Charles Grodin is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Grodin’s net worth is as high as $12 million, earned through his successful acting career. In addition to playing both on television and in film, Grodin has also worked as a talk show host on CNBC, and is a bestselling author, which have improved his wealth.

Charles Grodin Net Worth $12 Million

Charles Grodin grew up in an Orthodox Jewish family in Pennsylvania with his older brother Jack, and went to the University of Miami, but dropped out to pursue his acting career.

In 1954, Grodin debuted in Richard Fleischer’s Oscar-winning movie called “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” starring Kirk Douglas, James Mason, and Paul Lukas, and spent the next ten years appearing in TV series before being cast in “Sex and the College Girl” (1964). Four years later, Grodin played Dr. Hill in Roman Polanski’s Oscar-winning “Rosemary’s Baby” with Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, and Ruth Gordon, while in 1970 he had a minor role in the BAFTA nominated “Catch-22” alongside Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, and Richard Benjamin. Grodin starred in “The Heartbreak Kid” (1972) for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination, and he also had a lead role in the Oscar-nominated “King Kong” (1976) alongside Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange. By the end of the ‘70s, Charles had played parts in Warren Beatty’s Oscar-nominated “Heaven Can Wait” (1978), “The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank” (1978), and in Albert Brooks’ “Real Life” (1979), all of which increased his net worth.

In the early ‘80s, Grodin appeared alongside Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase in “Seems Like Old Times” (1980) and in Jim Henson’s Oscar-nominated “The Great Muppet Caper” (1981). In 1984, Charles sterred with Steve Martin in the comedy called “The Lonely Guy”, while that same year, he co-starred in Gene Wilder’s Oscar-winning “The Woman in Red”. Grodin ended the ‘80s with Martin Brest’s Golden Globe Award-nominated “Midnight Run” (1988) alongside Robert De Niro. His net worth was rising steadily.

In 1990, he had a role in ”Taking Care of Business” starring Jim Belushi, while in 1992 Charles played with Bonnie Hunt in “Beethoven”. The next year, Grodin appeared in three movies: “Dave”, “So I Married an Axe Murderer”, and “Heart and Souls” before he starred again in the Oscar-nominated “Beethoven’s 2nd” (1993).

However, after filming “Clifford” (1994) with Martin Short and Mary Steenburgen, Grodin retired from acting, and became the host of his “The Charles Grodin Show” on CNBC, which aired from 1995 to 1998. Charles has also written seven books so far, including “ It Would be so Nice If You Weren’t Here: My Journey Through Show Business” (1989) and “We’re Ready for You, Mr. Grodin: Behind the Scenes at Talk Shows, Movies, and Elsewhere” (1994). Most recently, he published “How I Got to Be Whoever It Is I Am” (2009) and “Just When I Thought I’d Heard Everything: Humorous Observations on Life in America” (2013), the sales of which certainly increased further his net worth.

Grodin returned to acting in “The Ex” (2006) with Zach Braff and Amanda Peet, while in recent years he has appeared in Barry Levinson’s “The Humbling” (2014) starring Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig and Dianne West, and in “While We’re Young” (2014) with Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts. Most recently, Charles worked in the TV series “Louie” (2014-2015) and “Madoff” (2016 -).

Regarding his personal life, Charles Grodin was married to Julia Ferguson until divorce in 1968, and has a daughter with her, while in 1985 he married Elissa Durwood and they have a son together. He currently lives in Fairfield County’s Wilton, Connecticut.

Full Name Charles Grodin
Net Worth $12 Million
Date Of Birth April 21, 1935
Place Of Birth Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height 6′ (1.83 m)
Profession Actor
Education University of Miami
Nationality American
Spouse Elissa Durwood Grodin m. 1985, Julie Ferguson m. ?–1968
Children Marion Grodin, Nicholas Theodore Grodin
Parents Theodore I. Grodin, Lena Singer
Siblings Jack Grodin
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001301/
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy, Variety, or Music Special, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play
Movies Midnight Run, Beethoven, Beethoven’s 2nd, The Heartbreak Kid, The Woman in Red, While We’re Young, Heaven Can Wait, Seems Like Old Times, Rosemary’s Baby, The Lonely Guy, King Kong, Heart and Souls, The Ex, The Great Muppet Caper, Ishtar, Dave, The Couch Trip, So I Married an Axe Murderer, Taking Ca…
TV Shows The Young Marrieds, The Charles Grodin Show
# Trademark
1 Deep smooth voice
2 Frequently portrays uptight, bland and world-weary white-collar professionals.
3 Grodin’s trademark is his petulant loutishness that he employs as a guest on various talk shows. Seemingly miffed or angry, his act is strictly tongue-in-cheek as he lobs offensive verbal attacks at his hosts.
# Quote
1 I’m not that easy to insult, believe me, but cracks about people on movies who are there to pick up paychecks or actors who look like they phoned it in get me. People who write this stuff obviously have never been on the set of a movie from beginning to end. Just showing up somewhere every day for twelve to sixteen hours for three or four months should be enough to disqualify movie people from those cracks. The only thing about a movie that can be phoned in is a review.
# Fact
1 Turned down a $500 a week offer to star in “The Graduate.”.
2 His direction of “Lovers and Other Strangers” introduced him to Elaine May who became his ‘professional benefactor’ Elaine May, who cast him in “The Heartbreak Kid.”.
3 His father, Theodore Isadore Grodin, was born in Pennsylvania, to Russian Jewish parents. His mother, Lena (Singer), was a Jewish immigrant from Yanov, Tatsinsky District, Russia (her father was born in Brest, Belarus and her mother was born in Poland).
4 Longtime resident of Fairfield County’s Wilton, Connecticut. [May 2007]
5 Attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.
6 Studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village, New York City.
7 Admitted in a 2006 interview on Late Show with David Letterman (1993) that the surly attitude he adopts on talk shows is an act he developed in order to be a more interesting guest. According to Grodin, he was scheduled to make his first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) in 1973, and was to be in the segment immediately following Diana Ross performing a medley of her hits. Realizing that he would bomb if he followed her as himself, he adopted this churlish character who has little patience for the questions of the host. Carson loved it and it became his trademark.
8 He auditioned as Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate (1967), but was never offered the role. Mike Nichols still offered him a role in Catch-22 (1970), which he was already scheduled to direct at the time.
9 Gene Wilder wanted him to play the role of Charles/Pierre in Start the Revolution Without Me (1970), but Grodin declined, having committed to directing the original Broadway production of Lovers and Other Strangers (1970).
10 Having already been cast as Captain Aarfy Aardvark in Catch-22 (1970), director Mike Nichols asked him to take over the role of Colonel Cathcart when the original actor did not work out. As the role was written for an older man, old age make-up was experimented with for several days, until it was decided to cast Martin Balsam instead, and Grodin returned to his original role.
11 Daughter with Julia Ferguson: Marion Grodin . Son with Elissa Durwood: Nick Grodin.
12 Is close friends with actor Gene Wilder.
13 Shares a birthday with Andie MacDowell.
14 His wife, Elissa Durwood Grodin, is an author.


Title Year Status Character
Madoff 2016 TV Mini-Series Carl Shapiro
Louie 2014-2015 TV Series Dr. Bigelow
While We’re Young 2014 Leslie Breitbart
The Humbling 2014 Jerry
The Michael J. Fox Show 2013 TV Series Steve Henry
Brazzaville Teen-Ager 2013 Short Father
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2012 TV Series Brett Forrester
The Ex 2006 Bob Kowalski
It Runs in the Family 1994 Mr. Parker (The Old Man)
Clifford 1994 Martin Daniels
Beethoven’s 2nd 1993 George Newton
Heart and Souls 1993 Harrison Winslow
So I Married an Axe Murderer 1993 Commandeered Driver
Dave 1993 Murray Blum
Beethoven 1992 George Newton
Taking Care of Business 1990 Spencer
Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color 1990 TV Series Quentin Fitzwaller
Cranium Command 1989 Short Left Brain
Midnight Run 1988 Jonathan Mardukas
You Can’t Hurry Love 1988 Mr. Glerman
The Couch Trip 1988 George Maitlin
Ishtar 1987 Jim Harrison
American Playhouse 1987 TV Series Lord Fancourt Babberly
The Making of ‘Midnight Run’ 1987 TV Short Narrator
Fresno 1986 TV Mini-Series Cane Kensington
Last Resort 1986 George Lollar
Great Performances 1985 TV Series Jake
Movers & Shakers 1985 Herb Derman
The Woman in Red 1984 Buddy
The Lonely Guy 1984 Warren
Charley’s Aunt 1983 TV Movie Lord Fancourt Babberly
The Great Muppet Caper 1981 Nicky Holiday
The Incredible Shrinking Woman 1981 Vance Kramer
Seems Like Old Times 1980 Ira Parks
It’s My Turn 1980 Homer
Sunburn 1979 Jake
Real Life 1979 Warren Yeager
The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank 1978 TV Movie Jim Benson
Heaven Can Wait 1978 Tony Abbott
Just Me and You 1978 TV Movie Michael Lindsay
Thieves 1977 Martin Cramer
King Kong 1976 Fred Wilson
11 Harrowhouse 1974 Howard R. Chesser
The Heartbreak Kid 1972 Lenny Cantrow
Catch-22 1970 Capt. Aarfy Aardvark
Judd for the Defense 1969 TV Series District Attorney Tom Durant
Rosemary’s Baby 1968 Dr. Hill
The Big Valley 1968 TV Series Mark Dunigan
N.Y.P.D. 1967 TV Series Joey Diamond
The Guns of Will Sonnett 1967 TV Series Bells Pickering
The Virginian 1967 TV Series Arnie Doud
Captain Nice 1967 TV Series News Vendor
The F.B.I. 1967 TV Series Carl Platt
Iron Horse 1967 TV Series Alex
Shane 1966 TV Series Jed
The Felony Squad 1966 TV Series Edgar
The Trials of O’Brien 1965 TV Series Peter Farnum
My Mother the Car 1965 TV Series Fred
Sex and the College Girl 1964 Bob
The Young Marrieds 1964 TV Series Matt Crane Stevens #2 (1964-1965)
The Defenders 1962 TV Series Thomas Martin
Play of the Week 1961 TV Series
Armstrong Circle Theatre 1958 TV Series Phelps
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 1954 Drummer Boy (uncredited)


Title Year Status Character
60 Minutes Wednesday 1999 TV Series documentary uncredited
Movers & Shakers 1985
The Paul Simon Special 1977 TV Special
11 Harrowhouse 1974 adaptation


Title Year Status Character
Heart and Souls 1993 performer: “Walk Like A Man” – uncredited
The Great Muppet Caper 1981 performer: “Hey a Movie!”, “Piggy’s Fantasy Miss Piggy”
Saturday Night Live 1977 TV Series performer – 1 episode
The Heartbreak Kid 1972 performer: “She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain” – uncredited


Title Year Status Character
Paradise 1974 TV Movie
Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America 1969 TV Movie


Title Year Status Character
Movers & Shakers 1985 producer
Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America 1969 TV Movie producer


Title Year Status Character
Acts of Love and Other Comedies 1973 TV Movie performance supervisor


Title Year Status Character
The Harmony Game 2011 Documentary very special thanks


Title Year Status Character
Bad IQ 2016 Documentary filming Himself
The New Yorker Presents 2016 TV Series documentary Psychiatrist
Waiting for Ishtar 2015 Documentary Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2012 TV Series Himself – Guest
Huckabee 2012 TV Series Himself
The Harmony Game 2011 Documentary Himself
Justice w/Judge Jeanine 2011 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 2011 TV Series Himself – Guest
Char·ac·ter 2009 Documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1993-2008 TV Series Himself – Guest / Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2007 TV Series Himself – Guest
Paul Simon: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song 2007 TV Special Performer
Hollywood’s Top Dogs 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
NewsNight with Aaron Brown 2005 TV Series Himself – Guest
Love Hollywood Style 2004 TV Movie documentary Actor
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert De Niro 2003 TV Movie Himself
The Daily Show 2002 TV Series Himself – Guest
The View 2001 TV Series Himself – Guest
AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Laughs: America’s Funniest Movies 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
60 Minutes Wednesday 1999 TV Series documentary Himself – Correspondent (2000-)
Late Night with Conan O’Brien 1995-1998 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Rosie O’Donnell Show 1998 TV Series Himself – Guest
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Charles Grodin Show 1996 TV Series Himself
Charles Grodin 1995 TV Series Himself – Host
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-1995 TV Series Himself – Guest
All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! 1994 TV Special Chaz
Late Night with David Letterman 1982-1992 TV Series Himself / Himself – Guest
One on One with John Tesh 1992 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show 1992 TV Series Himself – Guest
Shelley Duvall’s Bedtime Stories 1992 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1973-1990 TV Series Himself – Guest / Himself
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary 1989 TV Special Himself – Audience Member (uncredited)
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish 1984 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Making of ‘The Woman in Red’ 1984 TV Movie documentary Himself
Night of 100 Stars 1982 TV Special Himself
The Regis Philbin Show 1982 TV Series Himself – Guest
Hour Magazine 1981 TV Series Himself
Laverne & Shirley 1981 TV Series Himself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast 1981 TV Series Himself – Guest Host
The Paul Simon Special 1977 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live 1977 TV Series Himself – Host / Various
Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America 1969 TV Movie Himself

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Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1994 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Dave (1993)
1988 Best Actor Valladolid International Film Festival Midnight Run (1988)
1978 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special The Paul Simon Special (1977)

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1997 CableACE CableACE Awards Program Interviewer Charles Grodin (1995)
1994 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Heart and Souls (1993)
1987 ACE CableACE Awards Actor in a Theatrical or Dramatic Special Great Performances (1971)
1981 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actor Seems Like Old Times (1980)
1973 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

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