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Reilly, John C. 1965–

Reilly, John C. 1965–


Full name, John Christopher Reilly; born May 24, 1965, in Chicago, IL; father, an owner of a linen supply company; married Alison Dickey (a producer), 1992; children: two sons. Education: De Paul University, B.F. A., 1987. Religion: Roman Catholic.

Addresses: Agent—United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2427. Manager—Peg Donegan, Framework Entertainment, 9057 Nemo St., Suite C, West Hollywood, CA 90069. Publicist—Christina Papadopoulos, Baker/Wynokur/Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor W., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actor. Organic Theatre Company, Chicago, IL, performer, 1987; Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, past member of company; appeared in commercials, including one for TiVo. Stereoblues (blues band), harmonica player.

Awards, Honors: Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by a cast, Florida Film Critics Circle Award (with others), best ensemble cast both, 1998, both for Boogie Nights; Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding cast performance, 2000, for Magnolia; Antoinette Perry Award nomination and Outer Critics Circle Award, both 2000, for True West; Florida Film Critics Circle Award, best ensemble cast (with others), 2000, for Magnolia; Independent Spirit Award nomination, best supporting actor, Independent Features Project West, 2002, for The Anniversary Party; Sierra Award, best supporting actor, Las Vegas Film Critics Society, 2003, for Gangs of New York, The Hours, and Chicago; Academy Award nomination, best supporting actor, Golden Globe Award nomination, best supporting actor in a motion picture, Screen Actors Guild Award (with others), outstanding performance by the cast of a theatrical motion pictures, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award nomination (with others), best acting ensemble, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award (with others), best acting ensemble, all 2003, for Chicago; Independent Spirit Award nomination, best supporting actor, and Golden Satellite Award nomination, best supporting actor in a comedy or musical, International Press Academy, both 2003, for The Good Girl; Screen Actors Guild Award nomination and Phoenix Film Critics Society Award nomination, both best acting ensemble (with others), 2003, for The Hours; Spirit of Silver Lake Award, Los Angeles Silver Lake Film Festival, 2003; Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding cast performance in a motion picture, 2005, for The Aviator.


Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Private First Class Herbert Hatcher, Casualties of War, Columbia, 1989.

Young monk, We're No Angels, Paramount, 1989.

Stevie McGuire, State of Grace, Orion, 1990.

Buck Bretherton, Days of Thunder, Paramount, 1990.

Jim Jr., Out on a Limb (also known as Welcome to Buzzsaw), Universal, 1992.

Cop at police station, Shadows and Fog, Orion, 1992.

Pete Connelly, Hoffa, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992.

Tucker Van Dyke, What's Eating Gilbert Grape (also known as Gilbert Grape), Paramount, 1993.

Terry, The River Wild, Universal, 1994.

Constable Frank Stamshaw, Dolores Claiborne, Columbia, 1994.

Herman, Georgia, Miramax, 1995.

John Finnegan, Hard Eight (also known as Sydney), Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1996.

Officer Kellogg Curry, Boys, Buena Vista, 1996.

Reed Rothchild, Boogie Nights, New Line Cinema, 1997.

Steve, Chicago Cab (also known as Hellcab), Castle Hill, 1998.

(Uncredited) Deputy Inspector Bill Davis, Nightwatch, Dimension Films, 1998.

Sergeant Storm, The Thin Red Line (also known as La mince ligne rouge), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998.

Flagpole Special, 1998.

Augustus "Gus" Strauss, Never Been Kissed, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.

Gus Sinski, For Love of the Game, Universal, 1999.

Jim Kurring, Magnolia (also known as mag-no'li-a), New Line Cinema, 1999.

Dale "Murph" Murphy, The Perfect Storm (also known as Der Sturm), Warner Bros., 2000.

Mac Forsyth, The Anniversary Party, Fine Line, 2001.

Frank, Frank's Book (short film), Mr. Large/rednaveL fLmworx, 2001.

Phil Last, The Good Girl, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.

Happy Jack, Gangs of New York, Miramax/Touchstone, 2002.

Amos Hart, Chicago, Miramax, 2002.

Dan Brown, The Hours, Paramount, 2002.

Himself, Searching for Debra Winger (documentary), Lions Gate Films, 2002.

(Uncredited) Older Arnie Shankman, Anger Management, Columbia, 2003.

Russell, Piggie, This Little Piggie LLC, 2003.

Richard Gaddis, Criminal, Warner Bros., 2004.

Noah Dietrich, The Aviator, Miramax, 2004.

Are You the Favorite Person of Anybody? (short film), 2005.

Mr. Murray, Dark Water, Buena Vista, 2005.

Dusty (some sources cite Lefty), A Prairie Home Companion, Picturehouse, 2006.

Cal Naughton Jr., Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Columbia, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Noah Joad, The Grapes of Wrath, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1990.

Mitch, A Streetcar Named Desire, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, 1997.

Austin and Lee, True West, Circle in the Square, New York City, 2000.

Title role, Marty (musical), Boston University Theatre, Boston, MA, 2002.

Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire, Roundabout Theatre Company, Studio 54, New York City, 2005.

Also appeared in title role, Exit the King, Actors Gang Theatre, Los Angeles; Little Egypt, Met Theatre, Los Angeles; and Othello, Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

Stage Work:

Producer of Exit the King, Actors Gang Theatre, Los Angeles; director of Walkin' the Boogie (monologues), Organic Theatre, Chicago.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Pat, The Settlement, Starz!, 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 75th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2003.

A Life without Limits: The Making of "The Aviator," FX Channel, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"The Frightening Frammis," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1993.

Nathan Babbott, "Takeout," Martial Law, CBS, 1998.

Sasquatch, "Death of a Dream," Tenacious D, 1999.

Steve Evers, "Prom Night," Cracking Up, Fox, 2004.

Noah Dietrich, "The Aviator," History vs. Hollywood (also known as History through the Lens), History Channel, 2004.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 2000.

The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 2003.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2004.

The View, ABC, 2004.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2004, 2005.

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, Bravo, 2005.



Sasquatch, "Death of a Dream," Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks, Sony Music Entertainment, 2003.

Dark Water: Extraordinary Ensemble, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2005.

Beneath the Surface: The Making of "Dark Water," Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2005.

Appeared in the music video "Across the Universe" by Fiona Apple, 1998.


For Stage:

Writer of Walkin' the Boogie (monologues), Organic Theatre, Chicago.



Newsmakers, Issue 4, Gale, 2003.


Entertainment Weekly, November 15, 2002, pp. 76-79.

Movieline, January, 2000, pp. 82-83.

MovieMaker, November, 2004, pp. 74-83.

Parade, August 29, 2004, p. 18.

People Weekly, September 27, 2004, p. 100.

Premiere, September, 2002, p. 26.

US Weekly, July 3, 2000, p. 29.

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