Richard Lewis Net Worth

How much is Richard Lewis worth?

Net Worth:$8 Million
Profession:Professional Comedian
Date of Birth:June 29, 1947
Country:United States of America
Height:
1.75 m

About Richard Lewis

Richard Philip Lewis is an American actor, producer, stand-up comedian, and writer. He began his career in the late 1970s and quickly gained attention thanks to his acts in dark comedy and surreal humor. In the next decade, he came to prominence as a comedian that specialized in self-deprecating humor. His most reminiscent roles on television are in the comedy series “Anything But Love” from 1989 to 1992 and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” from 2000 to now.

American stand-up comedian and actor Richard Lewis has a net worth of $8 million dollars, as of 2021. Lewis came to prominence in the 1980s as a comedian specializing in self-deprecating humor before turning to acting.

How Did Richard Lewis Get So Rich?

Starring in multiple television series as both a recurring and leading cast member is how the stand-up comedian became rich. Prior to that, in the early 1970s, he worked at an ad agency named Contemporary Graphics as their copywriter. He also spent significant time working in the pizzeria Loveys. Concomitantly with writing jokes for comedians like Morty Gunty, he began performing at the Improvisation and Pips based in New York City. His talent helped him land an appearance in Johnny Carson’s “The Tonight Show”, which boosted his popularity and wealth.

In addition to making approximately $10.000 from his multiple appearances on “The Tonight Show”, Lewis also toured the states to hone his act with the help of Robert Klein and David Benner among many other stand-up comedians. Towards the 1980s, his name rose to stardom after becoming a regular guest on the talk show “Late Night with David Lettermen”, where he appeared in more than 45 episodes. That decade, he also starred in many films and television series such as “House Calls”, “Riptide”, “Harry”, and “Tattingers”. His film debut came in the aforementioned comedy “The Wrong Guys”, in which his mother also took part. By the next decade, he was already making more than $250.000 per year.

Why is he so famous?

Richard Lewis became famous for his comedy acts revolving around self-deprecating humor in the late years of the 20th century. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 29, 1947. He’s the son of William and Blanche Lewis. His father worked as a caterer, while his mother was an actress. At the peak of his career, Richard and his mother starred together in the 1988 comedy “The Wrong Guys”. He has two siblings, one sister named Janet and one brother Robert.

Shortly after his birth, Lewis’ family moved to Englewood, New Jersey where he was raised with his siblings. There, he also attended the Dwight Morrow High School, from which he earned his graduation in 1965. After high school, he moved to Ohio where he enrolled at the Ohio State University and was a member of the alpha epsilon phi fraternity. He graduated from the institution in 1969 with a degree in communications and marketing. The following year, he decided to pursue a career in stand-up comedy and began attending comedy clubs to help him start off.

What Makes Him So Successful?

Concurrently with starring in television series such as “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “7th Heaven”, the television superstar continued to work in comedy shows around America, which is what makes him so successful. In 1989, Richard landed his first leading role in the television series “Anything But Love”. He starred in the ABC sitcom during all of its four seasons and 56 seasons from March 1989 to June 1992. Shortly after the conclusion of the sitcom, he continued to star in films and series whilst doing comedy acts on the talk shows of David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and Jon Steward.

As an actor, Richard Lewis has taken part in over sixty films, and even now, he continues to act. As for himself, he has been a guest on more than 120 realities, talk shows, and television series. In addition to that, he also worked as a producer and writer for several projects. The first and only project that he produced is his documentary called “House of a Lifetime”, which premiered in 2014. Besides writing this one, he has also written episodes for television series, documentaries, and television movies/specials such as “The Diary of a Young Comic”, “House Calls”, “Doctor Katz, The Professional Therapist”, and “Laughing Out Loud”.

Summing-Up

Richard Lewis is best known for appearing on the HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm” for the past twenty years. Besides that, he has starred in films, television series, and documentaries, and has had comedy acts on many late-night talk shows, thanks to which he has earned well over $12 million.

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