Rodney Dangerfield Net Worth

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Structural info

  • Full Name: Rodney Dangerfield
  • Net Worth: $10 Million
  • Date Of Birth: November 22, 1921
  • Died: 2004-10-05
  • Place Of Birth: Deer Park, in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York
  • Height: 5′ 10″ (1.78 m)
  • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Writer
  • Education: Richmond Hill High School
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Joan Child (m. 1993–2004), Joyce Indig (m. 1963–1970), Joyce Indig (m. 1949–1962)
  • Children: Brian Dangerfield, Melanie Dangerfield
  • Parents: Dotty Teitelbaum, Phil Roy
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001098
  • Awards: Grammy Award
  • Albums: “No Respect” (1980-comedy album), “Rappin’ Rodney” (1983), “Romeo Rodney” (2000), “La Contessa” (1995), “Greatest Bits” (2008)
  • Nominations: MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film
  • Movies: “The Projectionist” (1971), “Easy Money” (1983), “Caddyshack” (1980), “Back to School”, “The Simpsons:”Burns, Baby Burns”, “Little Nicky” (2000)
  • TV Shows: “The Ed Sullivan Show”,”The Dean Martin Show”, “The Tonight Show”

Quotes

  • [asked who makes him laugh] My wife, during sex.
  • I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous: everyone hasn’t met me yet.
  • What a kid I’ve got. I told him about the birds and the bees, and he told me about the butcher and my wife.
  • I could tell my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.
  • My cousin’s gay. He went to London only to find out that Big Ben is a clock.
  • When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.
  • My wife was afraid of the dark. Then she saw me naked, and now she’s afraid of the light.
  • I’m taking Viagra and drinking prune juice. I don’t know if I’m coming or going.
  • I looked up my family tree and found three dogs using it.
  • My psychiatrist told me I was crazy, and I said I wanted a second opinion. He said, ‘Okay, you’re ugly too.’
  • I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it.
  • I found there was only one way to look thin: hang out with fat people.
  • Comedy is a camouflage for depression.
  • When I get in an elevator, the operator takes one look and says, “Basement?”
  • At my age, making love is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.
  • My mother never breast-fed me. She told me she liked me better as a friend.
  • I was ugly, very ugly. When I was born, the doctor smacked my mother.
  • Last week my house was on fire. My wife told the kids, ‘Be quiet, you’ll wake up Daddy’.
  • I was an ugly child. I got lost on the beach. I asked a cop if he could find my parents. He said, ‘I don’t know. There’s lots of places for them to hide’.
  • My dog learned how to beg by watching me through the bedroom door.
  • If it weren’t for pickpockets, I’d have no sex life at all.
  • To give you an idea how well I was doing at the time I quit [he had given up on show business in 1949], I was the only one who knew I quit.
  • I told my doctor that when I woke up in the morning I couldn’t stand looking at myself in the mirror. He said, “At least we know your vision is perfect.”
  • [in a 1986 interview, explaining the origin of his “no respect” routine] I had this joke: “I played hide and seek; they wouldn’t even look for me”. To make it work better, you look for something to put in front of it: “I was so poor, I was so dumb”, so this, so that. I thought, “Now what fits that joke?” Well, “No one liked me” was all right. But then I thought, “A more profound thing would be, ‘I get no respect!’ “.
  • [on 8/24/04, before entering a Los Angeles hospital for heart valve replacement surgery] If things go right, I’ll be there about a week, and if things don’t go right, I’ll be there about an hour and a half.
  • My wife and I were happy for 20 years. Then we met.
  • I’m very lucky. Years ago they had images, like W.C. Fields, Laurel and Hardy, Groucho Marx. But today, I think I’m the only one around with an image. And that image is something everyone identified with. They all feel life treated ’em wrong and they got no respect.
  • I feel sorry for short people, you know. When it rains, they’re the last to know.
  • My wife was afraid of the dark, saw me naked, now she’s afraid of the light!
  • It’s lonely on the top when there’s no one on the bottom.
  • I don’t get no respect, no respect at all!

Facts

  • He wanted to publish his own autobiography before he died. It ain’t easy being me was released on may 25 2004 and he died less than 5 months later on October 5 2004.
  • One of the few actors to have played both God (in Angels with Angles (2005)) and Lucifer (in Little Nicky (2000).
  • According to director Oliver Stone, Dangerfield didn’t understand Natural Born Killers (1994) during shooting and didn’t understand what Stone was trying to do by shooting such a dark subject as a father molesting his daughter in the style of a 1950s sitcom. As such, he found it very difficult to perform his part. However, Stone was delighted that when the film came out, Dangerfield’s performance was hailed as one of the movie’s strongest points.
  • In 1990, Rodney filmed a pilot for TV entitled “Where’s Rodney?” that was never picked up. It was a story about a 14 year old boy who was a great fan of Rodney, who was also named Rodney. He could summon him to help with life’s problems.
  • Despite being known for playing belligerent losers, he was by all accounts a sensitive intelligent gentleman and resented being confused with his comedic persona.
  • He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 6366 Hollywood Blvd.
  • Biography in: “The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives”. Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 123-124. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
  • After he quit show business in 1949, he became an aluminum-siding salesman on Long Island. Eventually, he owned his own home improvement business, which he abandoned when he relaunched his career in the early 1960s.
  • The epitaph on his tombstone reads “There goes the neighborhood”.
  • His 2004 autobiography, “It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me: A Lifetime of No Respect but Plenty of Sex and Drugs,” was released posthumously.
  • His final appearance on a TV show was on Still Standing: Still Neighbors (2004), which aired on September 27, 2004, only eight days before his death.
  • He died at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles of complications following heart valve replacement surgery he had undergone on August 25, 2004. After the surgery, he slipped into a “light coma,” from which he emerged briefly before his death. He is buried at Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles.
  • Twice married to Joyce Indig (1949-62, 1963-70), he suffered a lifelong battle with depression and chronic lack of self-esteem. Comedy, he says, was his fix to escape reality.
  • Although there was Hollywood talk that his dramatic performance in Natural Born Killers (1994) was worthy of a supporting actor Oscar nomination, his application for membership in the Academy was rejected.
  • As a teenager, he started in stand-up comedy and changed his name to “Jack Roy”. After nine years, he quit show business. When he returned in 1962, he wanted to change his name to distance himself from his previous failure. A club owner gave him the name of “Rodney Dangerfield” after Ricky Nelson used the name in an episode of The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952). But “Jack Roy” remained his legal name for the rest of his life.
  • Based his famous “I get no respect” on The Godfather (1972), since he figured that “Vito Corleone” had respect. He also based it on an experience he had at a nightclub. One night, he saw an older, low-level gangster complaining about how young people gave him “no respect, no respect at all” and he never forgot it.
  • One of the great late bloomers of Hollywood. He was already near 60 when his first big movie, Caddyshack (1980), premiered in 1980.
  • Was hospitalized 24 August 2004 for heart valve-replacement surgery.
  • Published a biography in May 2004 entitled “It Ain’t Easy Being Me”. In it, he reveals that he was paid $35,000 to star in Caddyshack (1980), but in doing the movie, he lost $150,000 in would-be performances in Las Vegas.
  • Hit #89 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1983 with the song ‘Rappin Rodney’
  • Biography in: “Who’s Who in Comedy” by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 130-132. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
  • After regaining consciousness from his brain surgery, his first request was to watch Jerry Springer (1991).
  • On April 8, 2003, he underwent arterial brain surgery to improve his body’s blood flow in preparation for the heart valve replacement.
  • He had two children by his first wife Joyce Indig: Brian and Melanie.
  • Was 30 years, 11 months, 3 weeks and 2 days older than his last wife, Joan Dangerfield.
  • Won a Grammy in 1980 for Best Comedy Recording for, ‘No Respect’.
  • Wanting to remain near his children, he opened the now-legendary Manhattan comedy club that bears his name.
  • Through his HBO shows from Dangerfield’s, he introduced Jim Carrey, Roseanne Barr, Louie Anderson, Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen, Rita Rudner, Sam Kinison, Robert Townsend, Bob Saget, and Jeff Foxworthy to TV.
  • His first big break was “The Ed Sullivan Show” (The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)), which he did 16 times.
  • His trademark white shirt and red tie are on permanent display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.
  • Was the first entertainer to own a website (www.rodney.com), which was launched in February 1995.
  • On Nov. 22, 2001, he suffered what was called a “mild” heart attack on his 80th birthday.
  • Premiered Meet Wally Sparks (1997) in the small town of Daingerfield, TX. A street there was then named after him.
  • Chosen #36 out of the 50 funniest people by Entertainment Weekly.
  • Made 70 appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962).
  • Became outspoken about his bouts with lifelong depression in 1997.

Trademarks

  • Distinctive voice
  • Nervously dabbing his forehead and neck with a handkerchief
  • Catchphrase: “I don’t get no respect!”
  • Wore white shirt and red tie on stage
  • Self-deprecating humor
  • Famous one-liners

Filmography

Actor
Title Year Status Character
Angels with Angles 2005 God
Still Standing 2004 TV Series Ed Bailey
Back by Midnight 2004 Jake Puloski
Phil of the Future 2004 TV Series Mad Max
The Electric Piper 2003 TV Movie Rat-A-Tat-Tat (voice)
The 4th Tenor 2002 Lupo
Little Nicky 2000 Lucifer
My 5 Wives 2000 Monte Peterson
Pirates: 3D Show 1999 Short Crewman Below Deck (uncredited)
Rusty: A Dog’s Tale 1998 Bandit the Rabbit (voice)
The Godson 1998 The Rodfather
Sea World and Busch Gardens Adventures: Alien Vacation! 1997 Yendor
Casper: A Spirited Beginning 1997 Video Mayor Johnny Hunt
Meet Wally Sparks 1997 Wally Sparks
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist 1997 TV Series Rodney
Suddenly Susan 1996 TV Series Artie
The Simpsons 1996 TV Series Larry Burns
Casper 1995 Rodney Dangerfield (uncredited)
Guide to Golf Style and Etiquette 1995 Video short Rodney
Natural Born Killers 1994 Ed Wilson, Mallory’s Dad
Muscle Rock Madness 1992 Video
Ladybugs 1992 Chester Lee
Rover Dangerfield 1991 Rover Dangerfield (voice)
Moving 1988 Loan Broker (uncredited)
Back to School 1986 Thornton Melon
Not Necessarily the News 1985 TV Series Chet
Easy Money 1983 Monty Capuletti
Caddyshack 1980 Al Czervik
Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover 1977 TV Movie Manager
The Projectionist 1971 Renaldi / The Bat
That’s Life 1968-1969 TV Series
The Killing 1956 Onlooker (uncredited)
Writer
Title Year Status Character
Rodney Dangerfield’s 75th Birthday Toast 1997 TV Movie
Meet Wally Sparks 1997 screenplay
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist 1997 TV Series additional material – 1 episode
Guide to Golf Style and Etiquette 1995 Video short
It’s Lonely at the Top 1992 TV Movie
Rover Dangerfield 1991 based on an idea by / screenplay / story developed by
Rodney Dangerfield’s The Really Big Show 1991 TV Movie
Rodney Dangerfield: Opening Night at Rodney’s Place 1989 TV Movie
Nothin’ Goes Right 1988 TV Movie
Rodney Dangerfield: It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me 1986 TV Special
Back to School 1986 story
Rodney Dangerfield: Exposed 1985 TV Movie head writer
The Rodney Dangerfield Special: I Can’t Take It No More 1983 TV Movie head writer
Easy Money 1983 writer
The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me 1982 TV Movie head writer
Back by Midnight 2004 written by
Rodney’s Act 2004 Video
The 4th Tenor 2002 written by
My 5 Wives 2000 written by
Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character
One Hit Wonderland TV Series documentary performer – 1 episode, 2013 writer – 1 episode, 2013
I Love the 80’s 3-D 2005 TV Series documentary performer – 1 episode
Meet Wally Sparks 1997 performer: “Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On”, “Old Time Rock N Roll”
Ladybugs 1992 performer: “Great Balls of Fire”
Rover Dangerfield 1991 lyrics: “It’s A Dog’s Life”, “Somewhere There’s A Party”, “I’d Give Up A Bone For You”, “I’m In Love With The Dog Next Door”, “I’ll Never Do It On A Christmas Tree”, “I Found a Four-Leaf Clover When I Met Rover” / music: “It’s A Dog’s Life”, “Somewhere There’s A Party”, “I’d Give Up A Bone For You”, “I’m In Love With The Dog Next Door”, “I’ll Never Do It On A Christmas Tree”, “I Found a Four-Leaf Clover When I Met Rover” / performer: “It’s A Dog’s Life”, “Somewhere There’s A Party”, “I’d Give Up
Rodney Dangerfield’s The Really Big Show 1991 TV Movie performer: “It’s Tough To Find Talent”
Back to School 1986 performer: “Twist And Shout”
Rodney Dangerfield: Exposed 1985 TV Movie performer: “Read It”, “One Singular Sensation” – uncredited
The Rodney Dangerfield Special: I Can’t Take It No More 1983 TV Movie performer: “Rappin’ Rodney”
Easy Money 1983 performer: “Funiculi Funicula”
The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me 1982 TV Movie performer: “The Mikado” – uncredited
Producer
Title Year Status Character
Rodney’s Act 2004 Video producer
My 5 Wives 2000 producer
Rodney Dangerfield’s 75th Birthday Toast 1997 TV Movie executive producer – uncredited
Meet Wally Sparks 1997 producer – uncredited
It’s Lonely at the Top 1992 TV Movie producer – uncredited
Rover Dangerfield 1991 executive producer
Music Department
Title Year Status Character
Rover Dangerfield 1991 songs: music and lyrics by
Miscellaneous
Title Year Status Character
Caddyshack II 1988 script revisions – uncredited
Thanks
Title Year Status Character
Stupa-Man 2008 special thanks
The Diceman Cometh 1989 TV Special documentary special thanks
1989 Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search 1989 TV Movie special thanks
Self
Title Year Status Character
The Onion Movie 2008 Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004 TV Series Himself
The O’Reilly Factor 2004 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2004 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1995-2004 TV Series Himself – Guest
Rodney’s Act 2004 Video Himself
The Commies 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
The Lionel Richie Collection 2003 Video documentary Himself (segment “Dancing on the Ceiling”)
Entertainment Tonight 2003 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Squares 2002 TV Series Himself
Adam Sandler Goes to Hell 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Billy Joel: The Essential Video Collection 2001 Video Himself (segment “Tell Her About It”)
X.F.L. 2001 TV Series Rodney Dangerfield
MADtv 1997-1999 TV Series Himself / Himself – Host
Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh? 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sin City Spectacular 1998 TV Series Himself
Rodney Dangerfield’s 75th Birthday Toast 1997 TV Movie Himself
Home Improvement 1997 TV Series Himself
Howard Stern 1997 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O’Brien 1997 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 1997 TV Series Himself
Night Stand 1997 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 1979-1996 TV Series Himself / Himself – Host / Various
The Single Guy 1996 TV Series Himself
The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
Crook & Chase 1996 TV Series Himself
A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Tribute to Sam Kinison 1993 TV Special documentary Himself
In Living Color 1993 TV Series Himself
It’s Lonely at the Top 1992 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1969-1992 TV Series Himself – Comedian / Himself – Guest / Himself
Rodney Dangerfield’s The Really Big Show 1991 TV Movie Himself
…Where’s Rodney? 1990 TV Movie Himself
The Earth Day Special 1990 TV Special Dr. Vinny Boombatz
An Amazin Era: Revised and Updated 1989 Video Himself
Rodney Dangerfield: Opening Night at Rodney’s Place 1989 TV Movie Himself
Nothin’ Goes Right 1988 TV Movie Himself
Will Rogers: Look Back in Laughter 1987 TV Movie Himself
The 59th Annual Academy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself – Presenter: Best Makeup
Rodney Dangerfield: It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me 1986 TV Special Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1986 TV Series Himself
An Amazin’ Era 1986 Video documentary Himself – Host
Rodney Dangerfield: Exposed 1985 TV Movie Himself / Various
The 9th Annual Young Comedians Special 1984 TV Special Himself – Host
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards 1984 TV Special Himself
The Top 1984 TV Movie Himself
The Rodney Dangerfield Special: I Can’t Take It No More 1983 TV Movie Himself / Various
The Making of ‘Easy Money’ 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me 1982 TV Movie Himself / Various
The Robert Klein Show 1981 TV Movie Himself
Command Performance: The Stars Salute the President 1981 TV Special documentary
This Is Your Life: 30th Anniversary Special 1981 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards 1981 TV Special Himself
The Alan Thicke Show 1980-1981 TV Series Himself
Live Wednesday 1978 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1976-1978 TV Series Himself
Happy Birthday, Las Vegas 1977 TV Special Himself
I’ve Got a Secret 1976 TV Series Himself
The Dean Martin Comedy World 1974 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1971-1973 TV Series Himself / Himself – Comedian
The David Frost Show 1969-1971 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1967-1971 TV Series Himself – Comedian / Himself – Audience Bow
The Jackie Gleason Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1965-1969 TV Series Himself / Himself – Guest
Della 1969 TV Series Himself
The Joan Rivers Show 1968-1969 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967-1969 TV Series Himself
That’s Life 1969 TV Series Himself
Operation: Entertainment 1968 TV Series Himself
The Steve Allen Show 1968 TV Series Himself – Comedian
Away We Go 1967 TV Series Himself
The Eamonn Andrews Show 1967 TV Series Himself
The Dean Martin Show 1965 TV Series Himself (regular performer, 1972-1973)
On Broadway Tonight 1964 TV Series Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Board James 2015 TV Series Himself
Beer and Board Games 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
The O’Reilly Factor 2014 TV Series Himself / Himself (segment “Watter’s World”)
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself – Comedian
Video Games AWESOME! 2014 TV Series Al Czervik
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
When Jews Were Funny 2013 Documentary Himself
Caddyshack: The Inside Story 2009 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2009 TV Series Himself
The Greatest 2009 TV Series documentary Himself – #89: ‘Rappin’ Rodney’
Mike Douglas: Moments & Memories 2008 Video Himself
Legends: Rodney Dangerfield 2006 TV Movie Himself / Various
The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2005 TV Special Memorial Tribute
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005 TV Special Himself – Memorial Tribute
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2004 TV Mini-Series Himself #7
Tragedy to Triumph: The Maryland Terrapin Odyssey 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy 2001 Documentary Himself
Biography 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Caddyshack: The 19th Hole 1999 Video short documentary Al Czervik
A Really Big Show: Ed Sullivan’s 50th Anniversary 1998 TV Special Himself
The Great Standups 1984 TV Movie documentary Himself
Texaco Star Theatre Presents Bob Hope in ‘Who Makes the World Laugh?’ 1983 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 19th Anniversary Special 1981 TV Movie Himself
Johnny Carson’s 18th Anniversary Special 1980 TV Movie Himself

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