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Jackie Mason Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Jackie Mason was born as Yacov Moshe Maza on the 9th June 1931 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin USA, and is best recognized for being one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time, who performed notably in the 1986 show “The World According To Me”, and in the special “Jackie Mason On Broadway” (1988). He is also known as an actor and voice actor. His career has been active since the mid- 1950s.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Jackie Mason is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Mason’s net worth is over $9 million, accumulated through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry. Another source is coming from the sale of his books.

Jackie Mason Net Worth $9 Million

Jackie Mason was raised with five siblings in a strictly Orthodox Jewish family by his father, Eli, who was a rabbi, as well as his grandfather, and great-grandfather, who had imigrated to Sheboygan from Minsk, Ukraine during the 1920s. When he was five years old, the family relocated to the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, where he received a yeshiva education, and spoke Yiddish with his family and friends. He attended the City College of New York, from which he graduated with a BA degree in 1953, majoring in English and Sociology. Right after college, he gained semikhah and was ordained a rabbi in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. However, when his father passed away in 1959, he resigned his job in order to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian.

Mason’s career actually began in the summer of 1955, when he started working as a stand-up comedian at the Fieldston Hotel in Swan Lake, New York; however, he was soon fired, as the audience didn’t understand his sense of humor. After that, he began performing at local night clubs, and in 1962 he made his debut TV appearance in “The Steve Allen Show”, which marked the beginning of an increase of his net worth. Other shows in which he appeared included “The Dean Martin Show” and “The Perry Como Show” among many others. During the 1960s, he also made guest-appearances in “The Ed Sullivan Show” on the CBS network, which increased immensely his popularity. While in an episode of the show, he gave Sullivan the finger on air, which took him over a decade to revive his career.

In 1969, Mason co-wrote the play “A Teaspoon Every Four Hours” with Mike Mortman, in which he made his Broadway theater debut in the role of Nat Weiss. His next success came with his starring in the 1979 film “The Jerk”, directed by Carl Reiner, which was followed by an appearance in the 1981 film “History Of The World, Part I”. In 1986, he returned to Broadway, appearing in his debut one-man theatrical show “The World According To Me”, which he performed more than 360 times, adding a considerable amount to his net worth. Thanks to the show, Mason won a number of awards, including Emmy, a Special Tony, an Ace, an Outer Critics Circle Award, and a nomination for a Grammy Award. His next show entitled “Jackie Mason On Broadway” won an Ace Award and an Emmy Award as well. Simultaneously, he landed the role of Jack Hartounian in the film “Caddyshack II” (1988).

In the next decade, Mason created the two-act show “Brand New”, for which he once again won an Outer Critics Circle Award. In 1991, he was chosen to provide his voice to the character Rabbi Hyman Krustofski in the animated TV series “The Simpsons”, which lasted until 2016, increasing his net worth by a large margin, a role which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance. He also created such shows as “Politically Incorrect” (1994-1995), “Love Thy Neighbor” (1996–97), etc.

To speak further about his career, he appeared in “Prune Danish” (2002), which was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event, “Jackie Mason: Freshly Squeezed” (2005), which also earned him a nomination for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance), and “The Ultimate Jew” (2008), among others. His net worth was certainly rising.

Beside that, Mason has also published several books, including “Jackie Mason’s America” (1983), “Jackie, Oy!: The Frank, Outrageously Funny Autobiography Of Jackie Mason” (1988), and “How To Talk Jewish” (1991) alongside Ira Berkow, all of which increased his wealth.
Speaking about his personal life, Jackie Mason has been married to Jyll Rosenfeld, who worked as his manager, since 1991. He has a daughter with writer Ginger Reiter, Sheba Mason, who is also known as a comedian,.

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Simpsons1991-2016TV SeriesRabbi Hyman Krustofski Hyman Krustofsky
Just Say No2011/IShortJenna
Goldberg - P.I.2011Jackie Goldberg
The Drinky Crow Show2009TV SeriesMort Cooper
What Blows Up Must Come Down!2008ShortMordechai Mouse
30 Rock2007TV SeriesJackie Mason
The Fairly OddParents2003TV SeriesHarvey Sandman
Jackie Mason at the London Palladium1996TV Movie
The Jackie Mason Show1992TV SeriesHost
Chicken Soup1989TV SeriesJackie Fisher
Caddyshack II1988Jack Hartounian
The Perils of P.K.1986
Stiffs1985Jacob Schwartz
A Stroke of Genius1984
History of the World: Part I1981Jew #1 - The Spanish Inquisition
Best of Times1981TV MovieMr. O'Reilly
The Jerk1979Harry Hartounian
Flying High1979TV SeriesRabbi
Sleeper1973Robot Tailor (voice, uncredited)
The Stoolie1972Roger Pitman
Playdate1964TV SeriesSammy

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Goldberg - P.I.2011
One Angry Man2010
Jackie Mason: The Ultimate Jew2008Video documentary written by
Jackie Mason at the London Palladium1996TV Movie
Jackie Mason in Israel1996Video
Jackie Mason at the National Press Club1996Video
Jackie Mason on Campus1992TV Movie
The World According to Me1988TV Movie written by
A Stroke of Genius1984

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stiffs1985executive producer
A Stroke of Genius1984producer
The Stoolie1972executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Simpsons2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
History of the World: Part I1981performer: "The Inquisition"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mobsters2007TV SeriesHimself
The Michael Smerconish Show on MSNBC2007TV SeriesHimself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups2007TV Special documentaryHimself
Dawn French's Boys Who Do Comedy2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Best of the Royal Variety2006TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
VH1: All Access2005TV SeriesHimself
Biography1996-2005TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Comedian
ITV 50 Greatest Shows2005TV MovieHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-2005TV SeriesHimself
A Cantor's Tale2005DocumentaryHimself
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Putting the Fun in Fundamental2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Funny Already: A History of Jewish Comedy2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Wisconsin Born & Bred: The Entertainers2004DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Bud Greenspan's Reflections2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Jackie Mason: A Night at the Opera2002TV MovieHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 20012001TV Special documentaryPerformer
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Sweet Science1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Kids Are Punny1998TV MovieHimself / Voice (voice)
Have I Got News for You1998TV SeriesHimself
The Royal Variety Performance1996TV MovieHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael1996TV SeriesHimself
Jackie Mason in Israel1996VideoHimself
Jackie Mason at the National Press Club1996VideoHimself
The Frost Programme1995TV SeriesHimself
Who Makes You Laugh?1995TV SpecialHimself
Jackie Mason: An Equal Opportunity Offender1995VideoHimself
Guest Night1993TV Series
The Full Wax1992TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1992TV SeriesHimself
Jackie Mason on Campus1992TV MovieHimself
Wogan1989-1991TV SeriesHimself
Trump: What's the Deal?1991DocumentaryHimself
The 45th Annual Tony Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Revival
The Howard Stern Show1991TV SeriesHimself
An Audience with Jackie Mason1990TV MovieHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1990TV SeriesHimself
Aspel & Company1990TV SeriesHimself
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 19881988TV SpecialHimself
The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Dolly1988TV SeriesHimself
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
The World According to Me1988TV MovieHimself
The 41st Annual Tony Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Special Awards
Donahue1987TV SeriesHimself
The Howard Stern Show1987TV SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1986TV SeriesGuest Appearance
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963-1986TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
On Stage America1984TV SeriesHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Angie Dickinson1977TV SpecialHimself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1962-1970TV SeriesHimself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1969TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Show1966-1968TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1968TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Ed Sullivan Show1961-1968TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
The Hollywood Squares1967TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Palace1964-1966TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
That Regis Philbin Show1965TV SeriesHimself
Ford Presents the New Christy Minstrels1964TV SeriesHimself
The Garry Moore Show1960-1964TV SeriesHimself
The Jimmy Dean Show1963TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium1963TV SeriesHimself
Talent Scouts1963TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Paar Program1962-1963TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1961-1962TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Boycott This!2016Documentary
Chabad Telethon2015TV MovieHimself
Chabad Telethon2014TV MovieHimself
Chabad Telethon2013TV MovieHimself
When Comedy Went to School2013DocumentaryHimself
A Moment With2012TV SeriesHimself
That Sunday Night Show2012TV SeriesHimself
Imagine2011TV Series documentaryHimself
In Confidence2011TV Series documentaryHimself
30 Years of 'An Audience With...'2010TV Series documentaryHimself
One Angry Man2010Himself
Troopathon 2009: Honor Their Service2009TV MovieHimself
Chabad: To Life Telethon2008TV MovieHimself
Jackie Mason: The Ultimate Jew2008Video documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008TV SeriesHimself
Mr. Laughs: A Look Behind the Curtain2008DocumentaryHimself
Aug 11th Concert for the Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance & Tribute Walk2007Video documentaryHimself
Chabad Telethon2007TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
When Jews Were Funny2013DocumentaryHimself
Bruce Forsyth's Comedy Heroes2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Comedians' Comedian2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself #63
The 57th Annual Tony Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Special Theatrical Event
The Very Best of 'Have I Got News for You'2002VideoHimself
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television1996TV Special documentaryHimself
Ed Sullivan All-Star Comedy Special1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
But... Seriously1994TV Special documentaryHimself
Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Very Best of the Ed Sullivan Show1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Good Old Days Part II1978TV SpecialHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Voice-Over PerformanceThe Simpsons (1989)
1989ACECableACE AwardsWriting a Comedy SpecialThe World According to Me (1988)
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramThe World According to Me (1988)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1989ACECableACE AwardsPerformance in a Comedy SpecialThe World According to Me (1988)
1989Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorCaddyshack II (1988)


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#Fact
1Father of Sheba Mason with Ginger Reiter.
2Currently starring in his last one-man-show, "The Ultimate Jew," at the New World Theatre in New York. [March 2008]
3Appeared on the Ed Sullivan show the same night of the Beatles debut on American television.
4Wife, Jyll Rosenfeld, is his manager.
5Often mistaken as the voice of the Aardvark in the Ant and the Aardvark DePatie-Freleng cartoon series, who were both voiced by John Byner.
6He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Entertainment Category in 1999 for the 1998 season for his one man show Much Ado About Everything.
7Grew up surrounded by rabbis, which include three of his brothers. He himself was a cantor until age 25 when he too was ordained a rabbi. He left the synagogue after three years however; later quipping, "Someone in the family had to make a living.".
8Traveled to London in 1991 for a Royal Variety performance for Queen Elizabeth II. Earlier in 1989 he did a command performance before the Queen Mum.
9His first one-man show, "The World According to Me," was a success on stage both here and in Europe. He won a special Tony and an Outer Critic's Circle Award, plus an Ace Cable, Emmy, and Grammy award when he transferred it to other mediums.
10In 1987, received a Special Tony Award for his one-man show, "The World According to Me."

#Quote
1A schmuck like Bernie Sanders pops out who doesn't even know what's going on and doesn't care. Because to him Israel getting wiped out is no problem. Climate change is the only problem. To him, the most important thing in the world is climate change. If Israel gave up their country but they fought for climate change, he would love Israel. In ten minutes, they would be his favorite country.
2Predictions are preposterous.
3I've been watching politics for 35 or 40 years and you just never know. You can have one person win the Iowa caucus and then the whole picture changes ten minutes later. The same thing can happen again after New Hampshire. I have no idea what's going to happen with our country in the future.
4I can't pretend that I'm a great student of the art of comedy because anybody that becomes philosophical about humor doesn't know what he's talking about.
5It is more profitable for your congressman to support the tobacco industry than your life.
6My material is as new as anything on the dinner table. What difference does it make if I'm 70 or if I'm 20? The audience knows they aren't getting any old stories from me.
7I can't predict the future and I don't have respect for people who try to.
8I have nothing but love in my heart and everything I say is just an instrument for laughs.
9My comedy doesn't come from any calculations and studies.
10Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe.
11Did you ever hear of a kid playing accountant - even if they wanted to be one?
12I don't believe that anybody has come to a conclusion on why something is funny. It's funny because it's ridiculous and it's ridiculous for different reasons at different times.
13If an Englishman gets run down by a truck he apologizes to the truck.
14It's no longer a question of staying healthy. It's a question of finding a sickness you like.
15I have enough money to last me the rest of my life unless I buy something.


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