1. John Christopher Reilly is an American actor, comedian, singer and writer.
2. He is one of several actors whose career were launched by Brian De Palma.
3. Reilly was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Chicago and a Grammy Award for the song “Walk Hard”, which he performed in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.
4. As of 2016, Reilly has been starring in the television series Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule.
5. Reilly currently performs with his band John C. Reilly and Friends and worked as a stage actor in True West , for which he was nominated a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.
6. Reilly was born in Chicago, Illinois, the fifth of six children.
7. His father was of Irish and Scottish descent, and his mother was of Lithuanian ancestry.
8. Reilly, though he no longer claims Catholicism, Reilly is an alumnus of DePaul University in Chicago.
9. Of the role Reilly said, “Noah was almost a father figure to Hughes…
10. He also starred alongside Woody Harrelson, Meryl Streep, and Lindsay Lohan among others in the Robert Altman film A Prairie Home Companion.
11. In 2007, Reilly starred as the title character in parody bio-pic Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, singing various songs, parodying Johnny Cash, Ray Charles and others.
12. The next year, Reilly reunited with Ferrell to star in Step Brothers.