Charles Nelson Reilly (1931–2007)

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Charles Nelson Reilly was born to Charles Joseph Reilly and Signe Elvera Nelson. His father was Irish-American and Catholic, his mother was Swedish-American and Lutheran. As a child he amused himself with improvised puppet theater performances. He had a traumatic experience in 1944, when present for the Hartford circus fire in Hartford, Connecticut... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Millennium Jose Chung
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir Claymore Gregg
Cannonball Run II Don Don Canneloni


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 2006 Tom and Jerry in Shiver Me Whiskers (Video)
Red Parrot Stan (voice)
 2005 SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! (Video Game)
Dirty Bubble (voice)
 2004 Men's Mix 1: Gay Shorts Collection (Video short)
Uncle Vincent (segment "Gaydar")
 2002 Gaydar (Short)
Uncle Vincent
 2001 SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSponge (Video Game)
Dirty Bubble
 2000 SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series)
The Dirty Bubble
- Hooky/Mermaidman and Barnacleboy II (2000) ... The Dirty Bubble (voice)
 1999 Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (Video)
Dad (uncredited)
 1999 The Brian Benben Show (TV Series)
- Have One for the Show (1999) ... Psychiatrist
 1999 The First of May
 1998-1999 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Mr. Hathaway
- DrugCo (1999) ... Mr. Hathaway
- The Salon (1998) ... Mr. Hathaway
 1999 Boys Will Be Boys (TV Movie)
Mr. Rudnick
 1998 An All Dogs Christmas Carol (Video)
Killer (voice)
 1998 Hercules (TV Series)
King Minos
- Hercules and the Minotaur (1998) ... King Minos (voice)
 1996-1998 All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series (TV Series)
- He Barked, She Barked (1998) ... Killer (voice)
- Haunted Is as Haunted Does (1998) ... Killer (voice, credit only)
- The Wrong Stuff (1998) ... Killer (voice, credit only)
- When Hairy Met Silly (1998) ... Killer (voice, credit only)
- Bess and Itchy's Dog School Reunion (1998) ... Killer (voice, credit only)
 1997 Millennium (TV Series)
Jose Chung
- Jose Chung's 'Doomsday Defense' (1997) ... Jose Chung
 1997 Babes in Toyland
Mr. Dumpty (voice)
 1997 Second Noah (TV Series)
Harold Hamilton
- Heart Matters (1997) ... Harold Hamilton
 1996 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Charles Nelson Reilly
- Everybody Loves Larry (1996) ... Charles Nelson Reilly
 1996 Family Matters (TV Series)
Mr. Vreeland
- Getting Buff (1996) ... Mr. Vreeland
 1996 The X-Files (TV Series)
Jose Chung
- Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space' (1996) ... Jose Chung
 1994 The 5 Mrs. Buchanans (TV Series)
- What Child Is This? (1994) ... Hugh
 1994 A Troll in Central Park
Llort (voice)
 1994 Bandit: Bandit Goes Country (TV Movie)
 1993 The Thief and the Cobbler
Additional voices (uncredited)
 1993 The Pink Panther (TV Series)
 1992-1993 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- A Girl and a Ghoul/A Little Bit of Pugsley/Ask Granny (1993) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Camp Addams/Little Doll Lost/King of the Polycotton Blues (1993) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Then Came Granny/Pet Show Thing/Fester Sings the Fester Way (1993) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Double O Honeymoon (1993) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Sweetheart of a Brother (1993) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1993 Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (TV Series)
Tails' Father
- Tails' New Home (1993) ... Tails' Father (uncredited)
 1993 Wind in the Wire (TV Movie)
 1993 Rugrats (TV Series short)
Edmund Haynes / Actor / Director
- Game Show Didi/Toys in the Attic (1993) ... Edmund Haynes / Actor / Director (voice)
 1992 Goof Troop (TV Series)
Dutch Spackle
- A Pizza the Action (1992) ... Dutch Spackle (voice)
- Unreal Estate (1992) ... Dutch Spackle (voice)
 1992 The New WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
- Jennifer and the Prince (1992) ... Bobby
 1991 Spacecats (TV Series)
D.O.R.C. (Disembodied Omnipotent Ruler of Cats)
- Stinking Pollution (1991) ... D.O.R.C. (Disembodied Omnipotent Ruler of Cats)
- Y.I. Auto (1991) ... D.O.R.C. (Disembodied Omnipotent Ruler of Cats)
- The Tuna Doesn't Fall from the Tree (1991) ... D.O.R.C. (Disembodied Omnipotent Ruler of Cats)
- Mysteriously Missing Guests (1991) ... D.O.R.C. (Disembodied Omnipotent Ruler of Cats)
- A Tale of Two Kitties (1991) ... D.O.R.C. (Disembodied Omnipotent Ruler of Cats)
 1991 Rock-A-Doodle
Hunch - Duke's Nephew (voice, as Charles Nelson-Reilly)
 1990 Evening Shade (TV Series)
Alan Roth
- Hooray for Wood (1990) ... Alan Roth
 1990 B.L. Stryker (TV Series)
Harmon Potter
- Grand Theft Hotel (1990) ... Harmon Potter
 1990 It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series)
Charles Nelson Reilly
- The Wedding Show (1990) ... Charles Nelson Reilly
 1989 All Dogs Go to Heaven
Killer (voice)
 1989 Charles in Charge (TV Series)
- Curing the Common Cult (1989) ... Abba-Kahn
 1987 The Three Kings (TV Movie)
 1987 The Wind in the Willows (TV Movie)
Mr. Toad (voice)
 1986 Body Slam
Vic Carson
 1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Father McClintley
- Guilt Trip (1985) ... Father McClintley
 1984 Cannonball Run II
Don Don Canneloni
 1982 Madame's Place (TV Series)
Charles Nelson Reilly
- Episode #1.13 (1982) ... Charles Nelson Reilly
 1982 Baryshnikov in Hollywood (TV Movie)
Dialogue Coach
 1980 The Flintstone Comedy Show (TV Series)
Frank Frankenstone
- The Frankenstones: Potion Problems (1980) ... Frank Frankenstone (voice)
 1975 Uncle Croc's Block (TV Series)
Uncle Croc
- You Have No Business in Show Business (1975) ... Uncle Croc
- We Try Harder (1975) ... Uncle Croc
- The Secret Admirer (1975) ... Uncle Croc
- The Brat (1975) ... Uncle Croc
- The Big Switch (1975) ... Uncle Croc
 1974 The City That Forgot About Christmas (TV Short) (voice)
 1971-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Jeff (segment "Love and the Laughing Lover") / Albert (segment "Love and the Return of Raymond") / Chuck Erickson (segment "Love and the Detective") / ...
 1972 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
- Cop of the Year (1972) ... Davison
 1972 Call Her Mom (TV Movie)
Dean Walden
 1971-1972 Arnie (TV Series)
Randy Robinson
- Room at the Top (1972) ... Randy Robinson
- What's Up, Doc? (1972) ... Randy Robinson
- The Only Way to Go (1972) ... Randy Robinson
- Boom or Bust (1972) ... Randy Robinson
- Et Tu, Arnie (1971) ... Randy Robinson
 1972 Honeymoon Suite (TV Series)
 1971-1972 Lidsville (TV Series)
Horatio J. Hoodoo / Bruce Hoodoo
- Mommy Hoodoo (1972) ... Horatio J. Hoodoo
- The Great Brain Robbery (1971) ... Horatio J. Hoodoo
- The Old Hat Home (1971) ... Horatio J. Hoodoo
- Hoodoo, Who? (1971) ... Horatio J. Hoodoo
- Oh, Brother (1971) ... Horatio J. Hoodoo / Bruce Hoodoo
 1972 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Walter O'Connell
- Bernie Did It (1972) ... Walter O'Connell
 1971 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Ralph Mantley
- Whodunnit, Doris (1971) ... Ralph Mantley
 1971 Decisions! Decisions! (TV Movie)
 1970 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Elroy P. Clunk
- Lucy the Crusader (1970) ... Elroy P. Clunk
 1970 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
The Pathfinder
- The Human Element (1970) ... The Pathfinder
 1968-1970 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series)
Claymore Gregg
- Wedding Day????? (1970) ... Claymore Gregg
- Curious Cousin (1970) ... Claymore Gregg
- Amateur Night (1970) ... Claymore Gregg
- Martha Meets the Captain (1970) ... Claymore Gregg
- Pardon My Ghost (1970) ... Claymore Gregg
 1967 The Tiger Makes Out
 1963 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Coach Coglan
- The Conquering Hero (1963) ... Coach Coglan
 1963 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
- An Affair of State (1963) ... Guide
 1962-1963 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Abernathy / Harlow
- The Loves of Sylvia Schnauser (1963) ... Abernathy
- Occupancy, August 1st (1962) ... Harlow
 1962 Two Tickets to Paris
 1962 The Broadway of Lerner and Loewe (TV Movie)
 1957 A Face in the Crowd
Minor Role (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (9 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Art department (1 credit)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (100 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (10 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed the play "The Gin Game" starring Julie Harris and Charles Durning at the Lyceum Theatre, Broadway, NY. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his work on this play. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Official Site

Alternate Names:

Charles & Elizabeth | Charles Nelson-Reilly


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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You can't do anything else once you do game shows. You have no career. See more »


Not only was he performing his one-man show "Save it for the Stage: The Life of Reilly", Charles was an acting coach at Burt Reynolds Dinner Theater in Jupiter, Florida, and he had directed many Broadway and off-Broadway shows. (Reilly and Reynolds had been friends for years). See more »


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