What is Kevin Nealon's Net Worth and Salary?
Kevin Nealon is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer who has a net worth of $12 million. Kevin Nealon made his network TV debut in 1984 on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," and within two years, he was asked to join "Saturday Night Live," where he spent nine seasons. Kevin has more than 90 acting credits to his name, including numerous Adam Sandler films and the television series "Weeds" (2005–2012), "Glenn Martin, DDS" (2009–2011), and "Man with a Plan" (2016–2020). He has produced the comedy specials "Kevin Nealon: Now Hear Me Out!" (2009) and "Kevin Nealon: Whelmed, But Not Overly" (2012), and the web series "Kevin Nealon's Laugh Lessons" (2014) and "Hiking with Kevin" (2017–present). Nealon published the book "Yes, You're Pregnant, But What About Me?" in 2008, and he wrote for "Saturday Night Live" from 1986 to 1987.
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- Net Worth:
- $12 Million
- Date of Birth:
- Nov 18, 1953 (69 years old)
- Place of Birth:
- St. Louis
- 6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)
- Actor, Comedian, Writer, Voice Actor, Screenwriter
- United States of America
Kevin Nealon was born on November 18, 1953, in St. Louis, Missouri. He grew up in a Catholic household with mother Kathleen, father Emmett (an aircraft company executive), and four siblings. The family relocated to Bridgeport, Connecticut, a few months after Kevin's birth, then moved to Germany six years later and lived there for four years. Nealon attended St. Joseph High School in Connecticut, and after graduating in 1971, he enrolled at Sacred Heart University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in marketing. Kevin later took night courses and played on the football team at Fairfield University. When he was 13, Nealon began playing guitar at parties, and after becoming interested in comedy in high school, he would personalize jokes by comedians like Rodney Dangerfield and tell them at parties. He eventually "got invited to parties just to tell jokes and entertain people."
Kevin moved to San Diego in 1977, then Los Angeles, and he honed his craft while bartending at the Improv comedy club. After doing stand-up for six years, he appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in 1984 and ended up becoming a regular on the show as well as "Late Night with David Letterman." He made his acting debut in a 1985 episode of "Scarecrow and Mrs. King," and when "Saturday Night Live" recruited Nealon's friend Dana Carvey in 1986, Dana recommended Kevin, and they both joined the cast. Nealon stayed on the show for nine seasons, serving as a "Weekend Update" anchorman from 1991 to 1994 and playing recurring characters such as Mr. Subliminal and Franz of Hans and Franz. While starring on "Saturday Night Live," Nealon also appeared in the films "Roxanne" (1987), "All I Want for Christmas" (1991), and the "SNL" spin-off movie "Coneheads" (1993). Between 1993 and 1996, Kevin guest-starred on three episodes of "The Larry Sanders Show," and in 1996, he appeared in "Happy Gilmore" and played Marty Heslov on the ABC sitcom "Champs."
From 1997 to 1998, Nealon starred as Ted Hiller on ABC's "Hiller and Diller" alongside Richard Lewis and Eugene Levy. He appeared in the 1998 films "Principal Takes a Holiday" and "The Wedding Singer," followed by 1999's "Kill the Man" and 2000's "Bar Hopping," "Cecil B. Demented," and "Little Nicky." Around this time, Kevin guest-starred on "Dharma & Greg" (1998–1999), "3rd Rock from the Sun" (1999), "The Outer Limits" (1999), and "Norm" (2000). In 2001, he appeared in the film "Heartbreakers" and had an uncredited role in "Joe Dirt," and the following year, he was in Dana Carvey's "The Master of Disguise," guest-starred on "Monk," and lent his voice to the animated holiday movie "Eight Crazy Nights." Nealon appeared in "Anger Management" (2003), "Daddy Day Care" (2003), "Good Boy!" (2003), and "Grandma's Boy" (2006), and from 2003 to 2006, he played Ted Halverson on five episodes of the CBS sitcom "Still Standing." In 2005, he was cast as Doug Wilson on Showtime's "Weeds," which aired 102 episodes over eight seasons.
From 2009 to 2011, Nealon voiced the title role on the Nick at Nite stop-motion animated series "Glenn Martin, DDS," and he appeared in the films "Aliens in the Attic" (2009), "Just Go with It" (2011), and "Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star" (2011) and had a recurring role as Stephen Redford on Fox's "'Til Death" (2010). He appeared in the 2014 films "Small Time," "Walk of Shame," and "Blended," and in 2016, he played photographer Gary Sikes in "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping" and was cast as Don Burns, the brother of Matt LeBlanc's Adam Burns, on the CBS sitcom "Man with a Plan," which aired 69 episodes over four seasons. In 2018, Kevin appeared in the film "Father of the Year," and he competed on "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune" in 2021, winning more than $47,000 for the Nashville charitable organization The Store. He has done voice acting in numerous projects, including "Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist" (1996), "Crank Yankers" (2003; 2019-2020), and "Family Guy" (2020). Nealon is also a talented caricature artist, and he shares his paintings and sketches on Instagram under the handle @kevinnealonartwork.
When Kevin was hired by "Saturday Night Live," he was in a relationship with Jan Hooks, who was hired at the same time. Their relationship ended after the show's first season, and Nealon married model/stuntwoman Linda Dupree in 1989. Kevin and Linda divorced in 2002, and on September 3, 2005, Nealon wed actress Susan Yeagley, who is best known for playing Jessica Wicks on "Parks and Recreation." The couple welcomed son Gable on January 29, 2007. Kevin became a vegan in 1989 and has supported several animal welfare organizations, including PETA, Farm Sanctuary, and the Washington Wildlife Alliance. Kevin holds dual citizenship between the U.S. and Ireland due to his Irish ancestry.
In February 2006, Nealon wrote an opinion article entitled "Don't Stop Bugging Me" for "The New York Times" about having his phone tapped by private investigator Anthony Pellicano, who was convicted of illegal wiretapping, racketeering, and other crimes in 2008. A separate court case later revealed that Kevin may have also been targeted for wiretapping by investigators that were working for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus as a result of his support of animal rights groups. In early 2021, Nealon's house was robbed while he and his wife were out of town, and the thieves stole more than $100,000 worth of jewelry and other belongings, including a necklace that held some of Garry Shandling's ashes. Kevin joked on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "The weird thing is he gave me the ashes before he died. That's kind of strange. 'Cause, you know, he's very prepared."
In 1987, Nealon and his fellow "Saturday Night Live" writers earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program. "Weeds" earned Kevin a nomination for Outstanding Actor – Comedy Series at the 2007 Monte-Carlo TV Festival, and the cast received Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2007 and 2009.
In August 2019, Kevin and Susan paid $4.35 million for a 5,444 square foot home in L.A.'s Pacific Palisades neighborhood. They put the home on the market for just under $5 million in June 2021. They previously owned a different Pacific Palisades home, which they purchased for $3.45 million in 2010 and sold for $4.85 million in July 2019.