John Christopher Reilly (born May 24, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, musician, and producer. After his film debut Casualties of War (1989), he gained exposure through his supporting roles in Days of Thunder (1990), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) and The River Wild (1994). He also starred in Paul Thomas Anderson's films Hard Eight (1996), Boogie Nights (1997) and Magnolia (1999), as well as Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line (1998). For his performance in Chicago (2002), Reilly was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the corresponding Golden Globe Award. He worked with director Martin Scorsese on both Gangs of New York (2002) and The Aviator (2004).In 2007, he starred in the comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, garnering him a Grammy Award nomination and a second Golden Globe Award nomination for the song performed in the film, "Walk Hard". Reilly starred with Will Ferrell in the Adam McKay-directed comedies Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) and Step Brothers (2008). He voiced the title character in the commercially successful Wreck It Ralph film series (2012–2018), and appeared in the superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), as well as Kong: Skull Island (2017). Reilly continued to act in independent films such as Cyrus, We Need to Talk About Kevin, and Carnage (all in 2011), as well as Yorgos Lanthimos' The Lobster (2015), and The Sisters Brothers (2018). In 2018 he starred as the comedian Oliver Hardy in the biopic Stan and Ollie. The role earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination as well as a Critics' Choice Award nomination.Reilly performs with his band John Reilly and Friends and worked as a stage actor in True West (2000), for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.
Reilly married Alison Dickey, an independent film producer, in 1992 after their meeting on the set of Casualties of War in Thailand. They have two sons, one born in late 1998, and the second born in September 2001. Reilly and Dickey's eldest son Leo is a musician, who is performing under the name LoveLeo. Reilly practices transcendental meditation.
Reilly was born in Chicago, Illinois, the fifth of six children. His father was of Irish and Scottish descent, and his mother was of Lithuanian ancestry. His father ran an industrial linen supply company. Reilly has described himself as being mischievous during his childhood, highlighting an event when he was 12 in which he and his friends stole 500 boxes of Sugar Corn Pops from a freight train. Reilly grew up in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood.Reilly was raised Roman Catholic and attended Brother Rice High School. He is an alumnus of The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago.
Movies & TV shows
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The film is set in 1970s San Fernando Valley and follows a high school student who is also a successful child actor but when something happens, he has to make something happen.
Ultra City Smiths
Two detectives have to contend with dangerous corruption as they investigate the disappearance of the last honest politician in their dark city. A group of unlikely suspects have the same last name.
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Three eager astronauts attempt to qualify for their first lunar mission in the isolated desert of Arizona at NASA's Moon Base Simulator. They face many obstacles including loneliness, self-doubt and t...
My Darling Vivian
The story of Johnny Cash's first wife and the mother of his four daughters. There are never-before-seen footage and photographs of Johnny Cash and his wife. There are many more.
Stan & Ollie
Stan and Oliver are embarking on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a busy schedule, and with the support of their wives, the pair's love of performing, as well as fo...
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Video game bad guy and misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in order to find a replacement part for their video game, Sugar Rush. The citizens of the inter...
Holmes & Watson
The detective and the doctor. There is a murder at Buckingham Palace. The queen will become the next victim if they don't solve the case in four days.
The Sisters Brothers
The state of Oregon, in the 19th century. The Commodore wants to know about the profitable secret that Warm, a chemist and aspiring gold prospector, keeps, so he sends the Sisters brothers, two notori...
Kong: Skull Island
The home of the king of the apes is a dangerous place for explorers to visit.
Eddie's Life Coach
Eddie's mom signs her slacker son up for a digital training seminar to get his life back on track.
Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! Awesome 10 Year Anniversary Version, Great Job?
Tim and Eric compete for attention in their martial arts displays.
The Little Hours
Garfagnana, Italy, 1347. The handsome servant Masseto, fleeing from his vindictive master, takes shelter in a nunnery where three young nuns, Sister Alessandra, Sister Ginevra and Sister Fernanda, try...
Dr. Steve Brule directs himself in the title role of a rejected sitcom pilot about a Myer's Super Foods bagboy who must decide whether or not to report a shoplifter.
The film is set in the desert and follows a broken down comedian as he travels to Los Angeles to meet his daughter.
Tale of Tales
The Queen of Selvascura risks everything to be a mother, the King of Roccaforte falls in love with a mysterious girl, and the King of Altomonte neglects his daughter.
In a future where single people are forced to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or be transformed into animals and sent off into The Woods, they are taken to The Hotel.
A father and son set out to find their missing sister with the help of an American headhunter.
View from a Blue Moon
From the dreamy blue perfection of the South Pacific to the darkest uncharted waters of Africa (and everywhere in between), John Florence faces a broad spectrum of emotions as he continues to seal his...
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David Spade: My Fake Problems
David Spade's first new comedy special in 15 years. Recorded at the Music Box Theater in Hollywood.
Life After Beth
He is devastated by the death of his girlfriend. He gets a second chance at love when she comes back. His world begins to turn upside down.
Guardians of the Galaxy
26 years after being kidnapped, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a hunt after discovering an orb wanted by the Accuser.
Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories
Tim and Eric's dark comedy anthology series.
Stone Quackers revolves around two mischevious slacker ducks, Whit and Clay, along with their friends Barf and Dottie, plus the authority Officer Barry. They get into surreal misadventures, ranging fr...
Sarah Silverman hosts the first episode of Rubberhead - a night of comedy shorts featuring some of her favorite performers. With comedy from Nathan Barnatt, Jade Catta-Preta, Michael Cassidy, Shelby F...
The lives of an Alaskan brown bear named Sky and her three children are chronicled in a film. The bears emerge from their winter slumber at the end of winter. As time goes on, the bear family must wor...
In the video game Fix-It Felix Jr., the game's eponymous hero fixes buildings that Wreck-It Ralph destroys. Wanting to prove he can be a good guy and not just a villain, Ralph escapes his game and lan...
The story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy wouldn't come to his country.
"8" is a new play. There is a discussion about marriage equality. The man is well-known. The show was done on the internet.
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
Two guys get a billion dollars to make a movie, but they can't make it.
The parents of the attacker's parents are invited to their Brooklyn apartment by the parents of the victim's friend to deal with the incident in a civilized manner.
A naive Midwesterner insurance salesman travels to a big-city convention in order to save the jobs of his co-workers.
Fight for Your Right Revisited
Fight for Your Right is a remake of the 1982 film Fight for Your Right, which featured the "Young" Beastie Boys from the past and Jack Black. Will and Reilly play the "old" Beastie Boys from the futur...
A high school student learns how to engage the world with the help of Mr. The assistant principal was him.
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Eva reflected on her complicated relationship with her son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager after Kevin committed a horrible act.
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With John's social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcée finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life. The...
Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule
See Dr. Steve learn about restaurants, spend time with his family, conquer his fears, and more. Featuring guest appearances by Jan Skylar, Wayne Skylar, and David Liebe Hart.
The talk show was hosted by O'Brien.
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Chrimbus Special
Join Wareheim and Heidecker for an exciting winter holiday that is taking the world by storm with the Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
The Extra Man
Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman wrote and directed The Extra Man. In The Extra Man, Paul Dano plays a lonely dreamer who fancies himself the hero of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. An embarrass...
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Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
He is a regular teenage kid. He and Steve are trying to find tickets for a show that is coming to town. There are many strange acts at "Cirque du Freak", including a wolf-man and a bearded lady.
The Jay Leno Show
The Jay Leno Show is an American comedy show created by and starring Jay Leno, that aired at 10 p.m. from September 14, 2009 to February 9, 2010 on NBC, after Leno's initial retirement from hosting Th...
When 9 first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearso...
Two assistant managers are competing for a promotion.
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History
From the very beginning until the 21st century, the history of Hollywood musical movies was hosted by Shirley Jones.
The original Los Angeles club opened on Fairfax Ave. In 1989.
Brennan Huff and Dale Doback might be grown ups. They can still live at home and become jealous, competitive stepbrothers when their parents marry. Everyone is wondering if Brennan and Dale will ever ...
Prop 8: The Musical
The conflict of the aftermath of the gay marriage ban in California is solved by Jesus.
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Ricky Jay Plays Poker
This is the companion video to Ricky Jay's selection of poker tunes entitled "Ricky Jay plays poker." It features John C. Riley and other famous people, sitting around a table headed by the incomparab...
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, is an American sketch comedy television series, created by and starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, which ran until May 2010 on the Adult Swim comedy block....
Year of the Dog
A secretary has a dog.
The Graham Norton Show
GrahamNorton talks about what's happening. The guests are talking. Graham is playing an instrument.
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Dewey Cox followed a long and winding road to music stardom after a childhood tragedy. Dewey has an addiction to almost every drug known and bouts of uncontrollable rage.
A Prairie Home Companion
A look at what goes on behind the scenes during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold cour...
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
A naive Midwesterner and a local slacker form a rock band in Venice Beach. Setting out to become the world's greatest band is not easy, so they set out to steal what could be the answer to their praye...
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Ricky Bobby is one of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history, he is the fastest man on four wheels. A big, hairy American winning machine, Ricky has everything a dimwitted daredevil could want, a luxu...
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Are You the Favorite Person of Anybody?
A man with a clipboard asks passersby a survey question: "Are you the favorite person of anybody?" He has a scale, from "very certain" on down. His manner is open. He offers oranges to one respondent....
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List
My Life on the D-List is a reality television series. The series was born on August 3, 2005. Kathy is trying to climb the Hollywood ladder. Jessica, Tiffany, and Tom can be scheming for publicity. Her...
The Williams family moved into a rundown apartment on New York's Roosevelt Island. She can't afford an apartment because she is in divorce proceedings and her daughter attends an excellent school. The...
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Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis recruits a crook with a perfect poker face. William Hannigan is going to get a fake silver certificate. He needs money to help his fathe...
A film about the life of aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while also growing more unstable due to obses...
Cracking Up is an American television sitcom created by School of Rock writer Mike White, who also served as the series' head writer. It aired on the Fox Network on Monday nights from March to May 200...
Tom Goes to the Mayor
Tom Goes to the Mayor is an American animated television series created by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. It began on November 14, 2004 and ended on September 25, 2006 with a total of thirty episode...
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Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is a late-night talk show on ABC.
After a small misunderstanding aboard an airplane escalates out of control, timid businessman Dave Buznik is ordered by the court to undergo anger management therapy at the hands of specialist Dr. The...
An unbalanced young girl in upstate New York dairy country falls for a petty criminal from NYC and tries to manipulate him into being her boyfriend.
Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row in 1920s Chicago and fight for fame that will keep them from being executed.
The Good Girl
A clerk in a discount store is having an affair with a stock boy.
Three women are searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place because of their desires and fears. Their stories come together in a moment of shared recogniti...
Gangs of New York
The year that it is is 1863. America was born on the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returned to the Five Points of America to avenge the murder of his father by the psychotic gangland leader, Bill the Butc...
Frank is an office worker who fantasizes about the greatness of his notebook.
The Anniversary Party
Sally Nash and the British novelist Joe Therrian celebrate their reconciliation and six years of marriage with friends and neighbors. Revelations are disclosed and relationships get worse under the ef...
The Perfect Storm
A killer storm formed in the North Atlantic in October 1991. The sword-fishing boat was caught in the storm. This true-life drama is filled with anticipation, as well as minute details of the fishing ...
A woman and her son have to leave a small South Carolina town because of her behavior.
That Moment: Magnolia Diary
A very in-depth documentary contains behind-the-scenes footage and interviews from the film Magnolia.
For Love of the Game
One last chance to prove who he is, what he is capable of, and win the heart of the woman he has loved for the past four years is what a baseball legend almost finished with.
Jerry and Pat are in a bind because their clients aren't dying fast enough. Their luck will change when they meet Barbara, who has a $2 million policy.
There is an epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in the San Fernando Valley.
Never Been Kissed
A junior at the Chicago Sun-Times has to pose as a student at her former high school to research contemporary teenage culture. With the help of her brother, Rob, she gets into the inner circle of the ...
The Thin Red Line
The story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalc...
Two guys talk about a seminar where they learn how to pick up chicks, both are seen from the waist down only, one is playing acoustic guitar. Related to the Frank TJ Mackie seminars shown in the film ...
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The film about the making of Salaam Cinema is going to be shown at the festival. The personal and professional sides of Makhmalbaf are shown to viewers, as well as the uncontrollable passion for the c...
The most exciting events of the day are being discussed on ABC daytime's morning chat fest. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are ...
When sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent ...
A law student who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.
Follow the exploits of Jack Black and Kyle Gass, the two halves of Ten Dacious D, the self-proclaimed "greatest band on earth." Their music is heavy on power chords and lyrics about sex, Satan, and wh...
A day in the life of a Chicago cab driver is examined as he picks up fares from the good and bad parts of the city and emotionally connects to many of his passengers.
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John Baker Jr is frustrated with the way others have planned his life. He wants a change, anything to shake up his routine. He stumbles upon a woman, Patty Vare, unconscious in a field. John decided t...
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture are tackled by The World's Fakest News Team.
A stranger mentors a young gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a casino regular.
Claiborne was accused of killing her husband but the court's findings were not conclusive and she was allowed to walk free. There is a witness who can place her at the scene of the crime, and now she ...
Georgia is a successful folk singer who's happily married with children, but can't break out of the bar-band circuit and hit the big time. She has an attraction to drugs and booze, as well as her own ...
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What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Gilbert Grape is a young man with a lot of responsibility. His mother is so overweight that she can't leave the house, and his mentally impaired younger brother has a knack for finding trouble. Gilber...
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...
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Out on a Limb
Bill Campbell was going to the town where his sister lives when he was robbed by a woman who took everything he had, including his clothes and a business document worth millions of dollars. Bill event...
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was hosted by Jay Leno from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. Three days after Johnny Carson's retirement as host of the Tonight Sho...
James R is a union leader. Hoffa can be seen in his friend's eyes. The film shows Hoffa's battles.
State of Grace
After a decade away, Terry Noonan is back in New York's Hells Kitchen. His brother is involved in the Irish mob and he hooks up with a childhood friend. Terry reignites an old flame with Kathleen. Ter...
Days of Thunder
Cole Trickle is a stock car driver who gets a break and with the guidance of veteran Harry Hogge turns heads on the track. The young hotshot develops a rivalry with a fellow racer that threatens his c...
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Casualties of War
During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. The 1966 incident on Hill 192 is based on actual events.
Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Hundreds of celebrities have guest ...
We're No Angels
Two escaped cons' only hope to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and travel to Canada through the police blockade at the border.
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LIVE with Kelly and Ryan
A morning talk show with A-list celebrity guests, top-notch performances and one-of-a-kind segments are unparalleled on daytime television.
Above the Law
The ex-CIA agent and Chicago policeman is an Italian immigrant. He is as committed to his job as he is to his brand of justice.
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Rex Stout's classic series of detective stories that aired on NBC in 1981 are the basis of Nero Wolfe. William Conrad is the detective genius Nero Wolfe, and Lee Horsley is his assistant. The series u...
1 TV show
Saturday Night Live
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...
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The film industry is honored at an annual American awards ceremony. The Academy Award of Merit is better known as the Oscar and is given to the various category winners.
1 TV show
Untitled Lakers Project
The Los Angeles Lakers became the most successful basketball team in the 1980's.