Charles Grodin, 85, is an American actor, comedian, and author who is widely known for his work in Paul Simpson Special for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special.

As an actor, he began his journey with a minor role as a drummer boy in the 1954 film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Some of his other notable film and television work credits are King Kong, Heaven Can Wait, The Lonely Guy, While We’re Young, and several others.

How Rich Is Charles Grodin?

According to a reliable source, Charles Grodin is estimated to worth around $12 million as of October 2022. The primary source of his multi-millionaire dollar is his successful career as an actor, author, and talk show host.

Since his debut in 1954, Grodin has been active in the entertainment industry for about 69 years as of 2022. The average salary of an actor in the United States of America ranged around $48,000 to $67,000 per annum. We can assume that Charles earns above the average pay range depending on his work experience.

Let Us Go Through Grodin’s Acting Journey 

The 85-year-old actor made his acting debut with a small role in Disney’s 1954 film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. He then made his Broadway debut in a production of Tchin-Tchin alongside Anthony Quinn.

In 1965, he appeared on television series like The Virginian, The Young Marrieds, My Mother the Car, and The Trials of O’Brien.

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He rose to prominence as a comedy actor after playing the lead role in the 1972 film The Heartbreak Kid alongside Cybill Shepherd, Jeannie Berlin, Eddie Albert, and Audra Lindley.

Charles played the lead role in The Heartbreak KidImage Source: Pop Cult
Charles played the lead role in The Heartbreak Kid

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He then appeared in several hit films like 1 Harrowhouse, King Kong, Heaven Can Wait, and others. Similarly, in 1981, he landed the role of Nicky Holiday in The Great Muppet Caper and The Incredible Shrinking Woman.

In 1992, Grodin played George Newton in the kid’s comedy Beethoven along with Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones, and Oliver Platt. He reprised his role in the 1993 sequel Beethoven’s 2nd.

From 1995 to 1998, he hosted his own talk show titled The Charles Grodin Show on CNBC and became a political commentator for 60 Minutes II starting in 2000.

During the 2010s, Charles appeared in television shows like Law and Order: SVU, The Michael J. Fox Show, and films like The Humbling and While We’re Young.

Moreover, as an author, he has published books like It Would Be So Nice If You Weren’t Here, Just When I Thought I’d Heard Everything: Humorous Observations on Life in America and several others.

Where Does He Live?

As per various sources, Charles reportedly resides in Wilton, Connecticut where the median house price ranges around $259,855.

Grodin listed his Hudson River view apartment back in 2018Image Source: Dirt
Grodin listed his Hudson River view apartment back in 2018

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Back in 2018, the Beethoven star listed his 3-bedroom and 2.5 bathroom Hudson River view apartment for $3.2 million.

Short Biography And Personal Details

Charles Grodin was born on 21st April 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the United States of America to Lena Singer and Theodore I. Grodin. He has mixed ethnic descent and is an American as per his nationality.

Following his high school graduation, he went to the University of Miami, however, left without graduating to pursue acting. He then studied acting under Uta Hagen at HB Studio in New York City.

Charles with his wife Elissa DurwoodImage Source: Getty Image
Charles with his wife Elissa Durwood

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Grodin got married to Elissa Durwood in July 1983 and shares a son named Nicholas. Previously, he was married to Julie Ferguson and shared a daughter, Marion, together. The couple got divorced in 1968.