Charles Grodin Net Worth

Charles Grodin Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Charles Grodinsky net worth is
$12 Million

Charles Grodinsky Wiki Biography

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 NameCharles Grodin
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthApril 21, 1935
Place Of BirthPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height6' (1.83 m)
EducationUniversity of Miami
SpouseElissa Durwood Grodin m. 1985, Julie Ferguson m. ?–1968
ChildrenMarion Grodin, Nicholas Theodore Grodin
ParentsTheodore I. Grodin, Lena Singer
SiblingsJack Grodin
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy, Variety, or Music Special, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play
MoviesMidnight 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 ShowsThe Young Marrieds, The Charles Grodin Show
1Deep smooth voice
2Frequently portrays uptight, bland and world-weary white-collar professionals.
3Grodin'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.
1I'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.
1Turned down a $500 a week offer to star in "The Graduate.".
2His 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.".
3His 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).
4Longtime resident of Fairfield County's Wilton, Connecticut. [May 2007]
5Attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.
6Studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village, New York City.
7Admitted 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.
8He 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.
9Gene 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).
10Having 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.
11Daughter with Julia Ferguson: Marion Grodin . Son with Elissa Durwood: Nick Grodin.
12Is close friends with actor Gene Wilder.
13Shares a birthday with Andie MacDowell.
14His wife, Elissa Durwood Grodin, is an author.


Madoff2016TV Mini-SeriesCarl Shapiro
Louie2014-2015TV SeriesDr. Bigelow
While We're Young2014Leslie Breitbart
The Humbling2014Jerry
The Michael J. Fox Show2013TV SeriesSteve Henry
Brazzaville Teen-Ager2013ShortFather
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2012TV SeriesBrett Forrester
The Ex2006Bob Kowalski
It Runs in the Family1994Mr. Parker (The Old Man)
Clifford1994Martin Daniels
Beethoven's 2nd1993George Newton
Heart and Souls1993Harrison Winslow
So I Married an Axe Murderer1993Commandeered Driver
Dave1993Murray Blum
Beethoven1992George Newton
Taking Care of Business1990Spencer
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1990TV SeriesQuentin Fitzwaller
Cranium Command1989ShortLeft Brain
Midnight Run1988Jonathan Mardukas
You Can't Hurry Love1988Mr. Glerman
The Couch Trip1988George Maitlin
Ishtar1987Jim Harrison
American Playhouse1987TV SeriesLord Fancourt Babberly
The Making of 'Midnight Run'1987TV ShortNarrator
Fresno1986TV Mini-SeriesCane Kensington
Last Resort1986George Lollar
Great Performances1985TV SeriesJake
Movers & Shakers1985Herb Derman
The Woman in Red1984Buddy
The Lonely Guy1984Warren
Charley's Aunt1983TV MovieLord Fancourt Babberly
The Great Muppet Caper1981Nicky Holiday
The Incredible Shrinking Woman1981Vance Kramer
Seems Like Old Times1980Ira Parks
It's My Turn1980Homer
Real Life1979Warren Yeager
The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank1978TV MovieJim Benson
Heaven Can Wait1978Tony Abbott
Just Me and You1978TV MovieMichael Lindsay
Thieves1977Martin Cramer
King Kong1976Fred Wilson
11 Harrowhouse1974Howard R. Chesser
The Heartbreak Kid1972Lenny Cantrow
Catch-221970Capt. Aarfy Aardvark
Judd for the Defense1969TV SeriesDistrict Attorney Tom Durant
Rosemary's Baby1968Dr. Hill
The Big Valley1968TV SeriesMark Dunigan
N.Y.P.D.1967TV SeriesJoey Diamond
The Guns of Will Sonnett1967TV SeriesBells Pickering
The Virginian1967TV SeriesArnie Doud
Captain Nice1967TV SeriesNews Vendor
The F.B.I.1967TV SeriesCarl Platt
Iron Horse1967TV SeriesAlex
Shane1966TV SeriesJed
The Felony Squad1966TV SeriesEdgar
The Trials of O'Brien1965TV SeriesPeter Farnum
My Mother the Car1965TV SeriesFred
Sex and the College Girl1964Bob
The Young Marrieds1964TV SeriesMatt Crane Stevens #2 (1964-1965)
The Defenders1962TV SeriesThomas Martin
Play of the Week1961TV Series
Armstrong Circle Theatre1958TV SeriesPhelps
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea1954Drummer Boy (uncredited)


60 Minutes Wednesday1999TV Series documentary uncredited
Movers & Shakers1985
The Paul Simon Special1977TV Special
11 Harrowhouse1974adaptation


Heart and Souls1993performer: "Walk Like A Man" - uncredited
The Great Muppet Caper1981performer: "Hey a Movie!", "Piggy's Fantasy Miss Piggy"
Saturday Night Live1977TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Heartbreak Kid1972performer: "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain" - uncredited


Paradise1974TV Movie
Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America1969TV Movie


Movers & Shakers1985producer
Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America1969TV Movie producer


Acts of Love and Other Comedies1973TV Movie performance supervisor


The Harmony Game2011Documentary very special thanks


Bad IQ2016Documentary filmingHimself
The New Yorker Presents2016TV Series documentaryPsychiatrist
Waiting for Ishtar2015DocumentaryHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Huckabee2012TV SeriesHimself
The Harmony Game2011DocumentaryHimself
Justice w/Judge Jeanine2011TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1993-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Paul Simon: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song2007TV SpecialPerformer
Hollywood's Top Dogs2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
NewsNight with Aaron Brown2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Love Hollywood Style2004TV Movie documentaryActor
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert De Niro2003TV MovieHimself
The Daily Show2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies2000TV Special documentaryHimself
60 Minutes Wednesday1999TV Series documentaryHimself - Correspondent (2000-)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995-1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Charles Grodin Show1996TV SeriesHimself
Charles Grodin1995TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-1995TV SeriesHimself - Guest
All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!1994TV SpecialChaz
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1992TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories1992TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1973-1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish1984TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Making of 'The Woman in Red'1984TV Movie documentaryHimself
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHimself
The Regis Philbin Show1982TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hour Magazine1981TV SeriesHimself
Laverne & Shirley1981TV SeriesHimself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast1981TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host
The Paul Simon Special1977TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live1977TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various
Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America1969TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Welcome to the Basement2015TV SeriesCapt. Aarfy Aardvark / Jim Harrison
5 Second Movies2008TV SeriesGeorge Newton
Nancy LaMott: I'll Be Here with You2008VideoHimself - Host
Great Performances1994TV SeriesNicky Holiday
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson1990TV Movie documentaryNicky Holiday (uncredited)
Clapper Board1981TV Series
The Meanest Men in the West1978TV MovieArnie Doud, Harge Gang

Won Awards

1994American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureDave (1993)
1988Best ActorValladolid International Film FestivalMidnight Run (1988)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music SpecialThe Paul Simon Special (1977)

Nominated Awards

1997CableACECableACE AwardsProgram InterviewerCharles Grodin (1995)
1994Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorHeart and Souls (1993)
1987ACECableACE AwardsActor in a Theatrical or Dramatic SpecialGreat Performances (1971)
1981Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActorSeems Like Old Times (1980)
1973Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalThe Heartbreak Kid (1972)

Known for movies

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