Garrison Keillor Net Worth

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Gary Edward Keillor net worth is
$5 Million

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Gary Edward Keillor Wiki Biography

Gary Edward Keillor was born on the 7th August 1942, in Anoka, Minnesota USA, of English and Scottish descent. He is a radio personality and host, who is probably best known for hosting his own radio show called “A Prairie Home Companion” on the Minnesota Public Radio station. He is also known as an author of several books, such as his best-selling book “Lake Wobegon Days”. His career has been active since 1969.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Garrison Keillor is, as of mid- 2016? It is estimated by sources that the total size of Garrison’s net worth is over $5 million, which has been accumulated through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry, not only as a radio personality, but also as an author. Other than that, Garrison has also been the owner of a bookstore since 2006, which has also increased his net worth.

Garrison Keillor Net Worth $5 Million

Garrison Keillor was born to Grace Ruth and John Philip Keillor, who worked as a carpenter and also a postal worker. He attended Anoka High School, and after matriculation in 1960, Garrison enrolled at the University of Minnesota, from which he graduated with a BA degree in English in 1966. While attending the college, he also worked for its radio station.

After graduation, he found a job as a writer for The New Yorker, but five years later, he returned to his first love, radio, and started the show called “A Prairie Home Companion”, which has been on air since then, with a short hiatus. Thanks to the immense popularity of the show, Garrison’s name became extremely popular, and his net worth began to grow; over the years, the show became the main source of his net worth.

Beside that, Garrison is also known for his books, and column writing. He has authored several books, including “Lake Wobegon Days” in 1985, “WLT: A Radio Romance” in 1991, “Love Me” (2003), “Liberty: A Novel of Lake Wobegon” in 2008, and “Guy Noir And The Straight Skinny” in 2012, among others, all of which have contributed to his net worth.

He has also recognized for his voice over work, as he has voiced Walt Whitman in the documentary film “Civil War” by Ken Burns, and has also provided his voice to Norse god Odin in the animated film “Hercules” (1998), all of which have increased his net worth.

He has also opened a bookstore, called Common Good Books, G. Keillor, Prop in 2006, and since then has operated it with success, increasing further the overall size of his net worth.

Thanks to his successful career, Garrison has received several prestigious awards, including the Peabody Award for his work on “A Prairie Home Companion”, and in 2007 he received the John Steinbeck Award for literature. Furthermore, he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1994, and having in 1988 received a Grammy Award for the recording of his book “Lake Wobegon Days”. Also, he has won two CableACE Awards, among many other recognitions and awards.

If to talk about his personal life, Garrison Keillor has been married to violist Jenny Lind Nilsson since 1995; the couple has one child together. Previously, he was married to Mary Guntzel (1965-1976), with whom he has a child, and later, he was in marriage with Ulla Skaerved from 1985 to 1990. In free time, he is politically active as a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

Full NameGarrison Keillor
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 7, 1942
Place Of BirthAnoka, Minnesota, USA
Height6' 4" (1.93 m)
ProfessionActor, Writer, Producer
EducationUniversity of Minnesota
SpouseJenny Lind Nilsson (m. 1995), Ulla Skaerved (m. 1985–1990), Mary Guntzel (m. 1965–1976)
ChildrenJason Keillor, Maia Grace Keillor
ParentsJohn Philip Keillor, Grace Ruth Denham
SiblingsSteven Keillor, Linda Keillor Berg, Stanley Keillor, Judy Locke, John Philip Keillor Jr.
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album, Ambassador Book Award for Fiction, Jacksonville, FL, USA, Clearwater, FL, USA, Sarasota, FL, USA
NominationsGotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay, Jacksonville, FL, USA, Clearwater, FL, USA, Sarasota, FL, USA
MoviesJacksonville, FL, USA, Clearwater, FL, USA, Sarasota, FL, USA, Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure, Garrison Keillor: The Man On the Radio in the Red Shoes, A Prairie Home Companion, The Sandy Bottom Orchestra, Redux Riding Hood, Afraid So, A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor
TV ShowsThe Civil War
1Years ago, manhood was an opportunity for achievement, and now it's a problem to be overcome.
2[summarizing a proposed film project] It's got a funeral, it's got a big Fourth of July parade and, you know, two people taking each other's clothes off. Everything we look for in a movie.
3I think the most un-American thing you can say is "You can't say that".
4When you're in your 20s, your 30s, even, you have - at least, I had - vast ambitions, and you sit around mooning about these things, and you're depressed, because you haven't done them. And it takes you a long time to come to the realization that if you can't be John Updike, well, then, you can't. If you can't be Philip Roth, then don't. So you'll do this other thing instead. And maybe you'll be writing the very thing that John Updike and Philip Roth wish to hell they could. They're neither of them particularly funny; maybe that's what they've always wanted to do.
5I love New York, and I'm drawn to a certain intensity of life, but I've just never felt like I want to escape from the Midwest. A writer lives a great deal in his own head, and so one intuitively finds places where your head is more clear. New York for me is one of those places.
6I am in favor of corruption so long as it makes people truly happy. And so long as somebody writes a good confessional memoir like John Dean's "Blind Ambition."
7I've wanted to be a writer since I was a boy, though it seemed an unlikely outcome since I showed no real talent. But I persevered and eventually found my own row to hoe. Ignorance of other writers' work keeps me from discouragement and I am less well-read than the average bus driver.
8A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
9Sex is good, but not as good as fresh sweet corn.
10I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.
11Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.
1Recovering in a hospital after suffering a minor stroke on September 7, 2009.
2Garrison Keillor was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1994.


A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor2016Video
Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure2013VideoFarmer O'Dell / Narrator (voice)
The Darkest Evening of the Year2011ShortNarrator (voice)
The Minus Touch2011ShortNarrator (voice)
Afraid So2006Short voice
A Prairie Home Companion2006GK
Hercules1998TV SeriesOdin
Redux Riding Hood1997ShortThe Narrator (voice)
American Experience1996TV Series documentaryNarrator
The Dakota Conflict1993TV MovieCo-Narrator
The Civil War1990TV Mini-Series documentaryWalt Whitman / Various


A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor2016Video
A Prairie Home Companion Live in HD! Again!2010TV Movie written by
A Prairie Home Companion Live in HD!2010TV Movie written by
American Masters2008TV Series documentary based on monologues by - 1 episode
A Prairie Home Companion2006radio program "A Prairie Home Companion" - uncredited / screenplay / story
The Sandy Bottom Orchestra2000TV Movie novel
A Prairie Home Companion: The Second Annual Farewell Performance1988TV Movie
A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor1987TV Series writer


A Prairie Home Companion Live in HD! Again!2010TV Movie executive producer
A Prairie Home Companion Live in HD!2010TV Movie executive producer
Great Performances2006TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes


A Prairie Home Companion2006lyrics: "Guy Noir", "Go Tell Aunt Gladys", "Piscacadawadaquoddymoggin", "Jens Jensen's Herring Commercial", "Slow Days Of Summer", "My Minnesota Home", "Beboparebop Rhubarb Pie", "Whoop-I-Ti-Yi-Yo", "Baby, Baby, Be My Man", "Coffee Jingle", "The New Munich Beer Commercial", "The Day Is Short", "The Prince Of Pizza Commercial", "Goodbye To My Mama", "Bad Jokes", "Frankie & Johnny" / music: "I Used To Work In Chicago", "Slow Days Of Summer", "Coffee Jingle", "The Day Is Short", "Goodbye To My Mama

Music Department

A Prairie Home Companion2006additional lyrics: "Tishomingo Blues", "Happy Baked Beans", "Powdermilk Biscuit Theme"


The Sandy Bottom Orchestra2000TV Movie consultant


The Big One1997Documentary grateful acknowledgment


CBS News Sunday Morning2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Vince Giordano: There's a Future in the Past2016DocumentaryHimself
Jug Band Hokum2015DocumentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Sharon Isbin: Troubadour2014DocumentaryHimself - speaker
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2014TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose1997-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Let There Be Light2012DocumentaryHimself - Narrator
The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance2011Documentary voice
Overheard2011TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
A Prairie Home Companion Live in HD! Again!2010TV MovieHimself - Host
A Prairie Home Companion Live in HD!2010TV MovieHimself
American Masters2008TV Series documentaryHimself - Humorist / Singer
The Colbert Report2007TV SeriesHimself
The States2007TV Series documentaryHimself (Minnesota)
Great Performances2006TV SeriesHimself - Host
HBO First Look2006TV Series documentaryHimself
A Prairie Home Companion: Exclusive Sneak Peek2006Video documentary shortHimself
The Al Franken Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2004TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2004TV SeriesHimself
A Prairie Home Companion 30th Broadcast Season Celebration2004Video documentaryHimself
The Danish Solution: The Rescue of the Jews in Denmark2003DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
ArtStreet2003TV SeriesHimself
The Main Stream2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Haunted History of Halloween1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Big One1997DocumentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1994TV SpecialHimself
Baseball1994TV Mini-Series documentaryVarious / Himself
The Roots of Country: Nashville Celebrates the Ryman1994TV SpecialHimself
Austin City Limits1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio1991DocumentaryHimself - Writer
The Congress1988TV Movie documentary voice
A Prairie Home Companion: The Second Annual Farewell Performance1988TV MovieHimself - Host
Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration1988TV SpecialHimself
A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor1987TV SeriesHimself - Host
Late Night with David Letterman1983-1985TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The Jane Pauley Show2004TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

1989ACECableACE AwardsEntertainment HostA Prairie Home Companion: The Second Annual Farewell Performance (1988)
1988ACECableACE AwardsMusic HostA Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor (1987)
1988GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Word AlbumFor the Album "Lake Wobegon Day's"

Nominated Awards

2007Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleA Prairie Home Companion (2006)
2007Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastA Prairie Home Companion (2006)
2007OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongA Prairie Home Companion (2006)
2006CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedA Prairie Home Companion (2006)
2006Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceA Prairie Home Companion (2006)
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Word AlbumFor the Album "The Adventures of Guy Noir"
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedA Prairie Home Companion (2006)
2004GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Comedy AlbumFor the Album "A Life in Comedy"
2002GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Word AlbumFor the Album "Lake Wobegan Summer 1956"
2000GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Comedy AlbumFor the Album "A Prairie Home Companion - 25th Anniversary Collection"
1999GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Word AlbumFor the Album "Wobegan Boy"
1998GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Comedy AlbumFor the Album "Garrison Keillor's Comedy Theatre"
1997GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Word AlbumFor the Album "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
1996GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Word AlbumFor the Album "Guy Noir: Radio Private Eye"
1995GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Word Album For ChildrenFor the Album "Johnny Appleseed"
1994GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Comedy AlbumFor the Album "Lake Wobegan"
1993GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Word AlbumFor the Album "What You Can Do To Avoid AIDS"
1992GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Comedy AlbumFor the album "Local Man Moves to the City".
1991GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Comedy RecordingFor the Album "More News from Lake Wobegan"
1989ACECableACE AwardsVariety Special or SeriesA Prairie Home Companion: The Second Annual Farewell Performance (1988)
1989GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Word AlbumFor the Album "A Prairie Home Companion: The 2nd Annual Farewell Performance"

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