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Lewis Niles Black was born on the 30th August 1948, in Washington DC, USA. He is a stand-up comedian, who has released several albums, for one of which he won a Grammy Award. He is also recognized as an actor, best known for his roles in TV series’ and films, such as “Law & Order”, “Lewis Black’s Root Of All Evil”, “The Big Bang Theory”, “Celebrity Ghost Stories”, etc. He has been active since 1981.

Have you ever wondered how rich is Lewis Black? According to sources, it has been estimated that the overall amount of Lewis’ net worth reaches as much as $1.5 million as of early 2016. To date the entertainment industry has been the main source of his net worth.

Lewis Black Net Worth $1.5 Million

Lewis Black was raised in a middle-class Jewish family in Silver Spring, Maryland. He is the son of Sam Black, a mechanical engineer, and his wife Jeannette, a teacher. At Springbrook High School, Lewis started playing in the theatre at 12-years-of-age. After a year at the University of Maryland, he transfered to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating with a BA degree in play-writing; he was also a member of the Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity and Student Congress. After that, he enrolled at the Yale School of Drama and left with a Masters degree in Fine Arts in 1977.

Black`s career began in 1981, when he started working as a playwright, serving as the artistic director of the West Bank Cafe Downstairs Theater Bar, operated by Steven Olson at the time. For the next nine years, he worked on countless one act plays together with Rand Foerster and Rusty Magee. While working on the shows, he also started developing his comedy, and soon served as an opening act to the theater shows, slowly building a name for himself. During the 1980s and 1990s, his name became more and more known in the entertainment industry, which enabled him to also start a career as an actor, with his first role in the film “Hannah And Her Sisters” (1986). During the 1990s his desires intensified, and he became more dedicated to the entertainment industry, juggling between his careers of a comedian and actor. He made appearances in films and TV series such as “Jacob`s Ladder” (1990), “The Days And Nights Of Molly Dodd” (1990-1991), “Law And Order” (1991), “The Night We Never Met” (1993), “Mad About You” (1997), and others, which greatly increased his net worth. Regarding his comedy acts during the 1990s, Black was first featured in his own comedy special on the Comedy Central Presents in 1998, which was later followed by two more documentaries “Lewis Black 2: (2000), and “Lewis Black 3” (2002).

The 2000s were no different than the previous decade in his career, except that Lewis expanded his career to voice acting, which also added to his net worth. To mention a few of his voice-overs, Black was featured in “Duck Dodgers” (2005), as Manobrain, “The Happy Elf” (2005), as Norbert, “Face Of The Penguins” (2006), as Jimmy, and in recent years he has lent his voice to Mr. E\Ricky Owens in the popular series “Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated” (2010-2013), as Splinter in another production of the popular TV series “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (2012-2014), and Black is currently shooting another voice role, that of Linnux in the animated film “Rock Dog” (2016).

To speak further of his career as an actor, Black has appeared in more than 40 film and TV titles, including “Unaccompanied Minors” (2006), “Accepted” (2006), “The Big Bang Theory” (2009), “Stereotypically You” (2015); and all have contributed to his net worth.

However, Black is best known for his comedy; in 2008 he hosted his own show “Lewis Black`s Root Of All Evil” (2008), and was also a part of :The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”, with his own sequence “Back In Black”. Furthermore, he has released 10 comedy albums, such as “The White Album” (2000), “The Carnage Hall Performance” (2006), “In God We Trust” (2012), and the last album “Old Yeller “Live In Borgata” (2013), all of which increased his overall net worth to a large degree.

He also has 10 DVDs released, such as “Black On Broadway” (2004), and “Stark Raving Black” (2009), among others.

When it comes to his personal life, Lewis Black was apparently briefly married in his 2os, otherwise his private life is exactly that. Free time he spends playing golf. His current residence is in Manhattan, New York City.

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 30, 1948
Birth place: Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Height:5' 9" (1.75 m)
Profession:Stand Up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Writer
Nationality:American
Awards:BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award (2016), Grammy award for "Best Comedy Album" (2007), Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Studio Show - Weekly (2006), American Comedy Award (2001)
Nominations:Primetime Emmy Awards (2007), OFTA Television Award (2004), Teen Choice Award (2015)
Movies:"Inside Out" (2015), "Man of the Year" (2006), "Black on Broadway" (2004), "Unaccompanied Minors" (2006), "Hannah and Her Sisters" (1986)
TV shows:The Daily Show, Black on Broadway (2004), "The Happy Elf" (2005), "Lewis Black's Root of All Evil" (2008), Comedy Central's "Stand-Up Month" History of the Joke with Lewis Black (2008)
Albums:"The Carnegie Hall Performance" (2007)
Books:Lost in Place (2016), One Slight Hitch (2013), I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas (2010), Me of Little Faith (2008), Nothing's Sacred (2005)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1In one of his early concerts, he declared that he believed the "End of the Universe" to be in Houston, Texas, because on West Gray Street, there are two Starbucks coffeehouses on adjacent corners. More than a decade later, not only do both Starbucks still stand, but there is a third within a Barnes & Noble just slightly down the block.
2Lives in New York City and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. [2008]
3Release of his book, "Nothing's Sacred". [2005]
4Release of his book, "Me of Little Faith". [2008]
5His mother, Jeanette, is now 90 years young [2008].
6Great influence on him growing up was George Carlin.
7Has a beer named after him at The Top of The Hill bar in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Lewis Black Imperial Stout.
8Friends with fellow comedian-actor Mark Linn-Baker, and worked with him on a comedy act in New York in the early 1980s called "The Laundry Hour". The act was recreated on the audio-book version of "Me of Little Faith" with Linn-Baker.
9Is a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity.
10Toured Europe with childhood friend, Cliff, in the late 60s with the intent on "hitchhiking and getting laid", neither of which were successful. His tour took him to London, Paris, Vatican City, and many cities in Italy, Spain, Tunisia, and Germany. Among others, he saw the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona and visited the Nazi concentration camp, Dachau.
11Played basketball in high school.
12Attended the Yale School of Drama.
13His mother, Jeannette, taught math in an all-black high school in Washington, D.C. She quit after the administration told her to stop straying from the rigid curriculum, wherein there were no real practical applications for students, many of whom were not going to college.
14He has written 40 plays.
15His father, Sam, was a mechanical engineer who built sea mines for the government during World War II and the Vietnam War. He quit ten years earlier than he had planned after reading the Geneva Accord and deciding there was no justification for the United States occupation of Vietnam. He then dedicated his life full-time to art, mostly stained glass and painting. He was also the one who introduced his son to theater and play writing, two things that defined Lewis Black's artistic endeavors long before stand-up comedy.
16Once worked for the Silver Spring Post Office.
17Graduated from Springbrook High School in Silver Spring, Maryland.
18Once worked for the Appalachian Regional Commission under President Nixon.
19Went to University of Maryland his freshman year.
20Once co-owned a theater in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
21Had a younger brother named Ronald, who died of cancer in July 1997 at 46. Black claims in his book, "Me of Little Faith", that his success as an entertainer finally took off after his brother's death, and thus he views him as an archangel.
22Grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland.
23Graduated from University of North Carolina and Yale University


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Glasses
2Deep, gravelly voice
3Moving his fingers in odd patterns while performing his act
4Incensed, sarcastic delivery of jokes, which usually focus on less-than-rational ideas and behavior of people.


Quotes

#Quote
1Golf is a game that was invented for people who don't hate themselves enough in their daily lives.
2"In my lifetime, we've gone from Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush. We've gone from John F. Kennedy to Al Gore. If this is evolution, I believe that in 12 years, we'll be voting for plants".
3I do have certain feelings. My feeling is that whoever is in charge, I want him out. [on why he will not campaign for political candidates, quoted in The Boston Globe, Aug. 1, 2004]


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmInside Out (2015)· Amy Poehler
· Phyllis Smith
· Bill Hader
· Mindy Kaling
· Kaitlyn Dias
· Diane Lane
· Kyle MacLachlan
· Richard Kind
· Paula Pell
2016BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmInside Out (2015)· Amy Poehler
· Phyllis Smith
· Bill Hader
· Mindy Kaling
· Kaitlyn Dias
· Diane Lane
· Kyle MacLachlan
· Richard Kind
· Paula Pell
2016BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting RoleInside Out (2015)
2010GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Comedy AlbumStark Raving Black (2009)· Ben Brewer
· Jack Gulick
· Tom Efinger
· Jack Vaughn
2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Comedy AlbumFor the album "The Carnegie Hall Performance".
2001American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Male Stand-Up Comic

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting RoleInside Out (2015)
2015Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: Hissy FitInside Out (2015)
2013BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Comedy/MusicalScooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010)· Frank Welker
· Matthew Lillard
· Grey Griffin
· Mindy Cohn
· Patrick Warburton
· Vivica A. Fox
· Gary Cole
· Kate Higgins
· James Arnold Taylor
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Comedy AlbumFor "In God We Rust."
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialLewis Black: Red, White and Screwed (2006)· JoAnne Astrow (executive producer)
· Mark Lonow (executive producer)
· Kimber Rickabaugh (executive producer)
· Paul Miller (executive producer)
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Comedy AlbumFor the album "Luther Burbank Performing Arts Center Blues."
2004OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Imitation Girl2016completedLew
Better Off Single2016Charlie's Therapist
Crisis in Six Scenes2016TV SeriesAl
Rock Dog2016Linnux (voice)
Madoff2016TV Mini-SeriesGregory Perkins
The Mentors2015TV SeriesNarrator
Riley's First Date?2015ShortAnger (voice)
Forward: Summit with Lewis Black2015Video short
Disney Infinity 3.02015Video GameAnger (voice)
Inside Out2015/IAnger (voice)
Introducing Parker Dowd2015ShortDrew
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2012-2014TV SeriesSpider Bytez Vic
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated2010-2013TV SeriesMr. E Ricky Owens
The Penguins of Madagascar2011TV SeriesDale
Afghan Luke2011Lewis Black
Robotomy2011TV SeriesGore-Ax
Peep World2010Narrator (voice)
The Big Bang Theory2009TV SeriesProfessor Crawley
Ollie & the Baked Halibut2009ShortBaked Halibut
The Shield2008TV SeriesLawyer
What Blows Up Must Come Down!2008ShortFurry Murray
No Free Lunch2008ShortLewis
Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law2008Video GameThe Deadly Duplicator (voice)
My Gym Partner's a Monkey2007TV SeriesTed
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law2005-2007TV SeriesThe Deadly Duplicator Elliott
Unaccompanied Minors2006Oliver Porter
Man of the Year2006Eddie Langston
Accepted2006Ben Lewis
Falling for Grace2006Rob York
Farce of the Penguins2006Jimmy (voice)
The Happy Elf2005VideoNorbert (voice)
Duck Dodgers2005TV SeriesManobrain
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2004TV SeriesBJ Cameron
Educating Lewis2004TV MovieLewis Tanner
The Brak Show2003TV SeriesBrain Slug / Zorak
The Gynecologists2003ShortCookie LaMotte
American Dummy2002ShortClub Owner
Dependable People2001Short
Sidesplitters: The Burt & Dick Story2000ShortBurt
Mad About You1997TV SeriesThe Pizza Slice
Homicide: Life on the Street1997TV SeriesLaslo 'Punchy' Deleon
The Night We Never Met1993Marty Holder
Joey Breaker1993Pete Grimm
MTV, Give Me Back My Life: A Harvard Lampoon Parody1991TV MovieVarious
Law & Order1991TV SeriesDirector Franklin Frome
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd1990-1991TV SeriesBernie
The Hard Way1991Banker
Jacob's Ladder1990/IJacob's Doctor
The Ultimate Teacher1988VideoClerk (1993) (voice)
Hannah and Her Sisters1986Paul

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lewis Black: Black to the Future2016TV Special executive producer
The Mentors2015TV Series producer
Lewis Black: Old Yeller - Live at the Borgata2013TV Special documentary executive producer
Lewis Black: In God We Rust2012TV Special documentary executive producer
Caris' Peace2011Documentary producer
Basic Black: The Lewis Black Story2010Video documentary executive producer
Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black2009TV Movie executive producer
Stark Raving Black2009Video executive producer
Root of All Evil2008TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
History of the Joke2008TV Movie documentary executive producer
Lewis Black: Red, White and Screwed2006TV Special documentary executive producer
Red State Diaries2005TV Movie executive producer
Lewis Black: Black on Broadway2004TV Special documentary executive producer
Lewis Black Unleashed2003Video producer
Lewis Black: Taxed Beyond Belief2002TV Short documentary executive producer
The Deal1998/IIShort executive producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lewis Black: Black to the Future2016TV Special
The Mentors2015TV Series
Lewis Black: Old Yeller - Live at the Borgata2013TV Special documentary writer
Lewis Black: In God We Rust2012TV Special documentary written by
Just for Laughs2009-2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Stark Raving Black2009Video written by
Lewis Black: Red, White and Screwed2006TV Special documentary
Lewis Black: Black on Broadway2004TV Special documentary
Lewis Black: Taxed Beyond Belief2002TV Short documentary
Comedy Central Presents1998-2002TV Series documentary writer - 3 episodes
The Deal1998/IIShort play / screenplay
Tompkins Square1996TV Series writer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lewis Black: Black to the Future2016TV SpecialHimself
The Daily Show1996-2016TV SeriesHimself - Commentator / Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
The View2004-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Chew2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Lewis Black & Friends: Let Freedom Laugh2015TV MovieHimself
Gotham Comedy Live2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
News Your Own Adventure2015TV SpecialHimself - Commentator
IMDb: What to Watch2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2015TV SeriesHimself - Commentator
Misery Loves Comedy2015DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jeopardy!2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Video Clue Presenter / Himself - Celebrity Contestant
Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird2013DocumentaryHimself
The Muslims Are Coming!2013DocumentaryHimself
Lewis Black: Old Yeller - Live at the Borgata2013TV Special documentaryHimself
Herblock: The Black & the White2013DocumentaryHimself
One for Ten2013Documentary shortHimself (voice)
Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor2013DocumentaryHimself - Coach
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Just for Laughs: The American Dream?2012TV MovieHimself - Host
Celebrity Ghost Stories2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Let Fury Have the Hour2012DocumentaryHimself
CBS This Morning2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Piers Morgan Tonight2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
Lewis Black: In God We Rust2012TV Special documentaryHimself
The Pig Roast with Otto & George2011TV SeriesHimself
Caris' Peace2011DocumentaryHimself
The Green Room with Paul Provenza2011TV SeriesHimself
Looking for Lenny2011DocumentaryHimself
Give It Up for Greg Giraldo2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
CMT Insider2011TV SeriesHimself
Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops2011TV MovieHimself
Gone Madigan2010TV Special documentaryHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education2010TV MovieHimself
Just for Laughs2009-2010TV SeriesHimself - Host
Basic Black: The Lewis Black Story2010Video documentaryHimself
The Battle for Late Night2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Back from Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison2010TV SpecialHimself
I Am Comic2010DocumentaryHimself
Teenage Paparazzo2010DocumentaryHimself
Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black2009TV MovieHimself - Host
Stark Raving Black2009VideoHimself
11th Annual the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: George Carlin2008TV MovieHimself
Larry the Cable Guy's Star-Studded Christmas Extravaganza2008TV SpecialHimself
Root of All Evil2008TV SeriesHimself - Host
Larry King Live2008TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996-2008TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2001-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
History of the Joke2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The 34th Annual People's Choice Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
1968 with Tom Brokaw2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Last Laugh '072007TV MovieHimself - Host
Heckler2007DocumentaryHimself
Fabrice Fabrice Interviews2007TV Series shortHimself
The States2007TV Series documentaryHimself (Maryland)
20 on 202007TV MovieHimself
Live at Gotham2007TV SeriesHimself - Host
Last Laugh '062006TV MovieHimself - Host
Christmas Celebration at the Grove2006TV MovieHimself
Comic Relief 20062006TV Special documentaryHimself
Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann2006TV SeriesHimself
The 2nd Annual Quill Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Screenwipe2006TV Series documentaryHimself - Contributor
Lewis Black: Red, White and Screwed2006TV Special documentaryHimself
Just for Laughs2003-2006TV SeriesHimself
Dean's List2006TV SeriesHimself
Last Laugh '052005TV MovieHimself
Great Things About Being...2005TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson2005TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Weekends at the DL2005TV SeriesHimself
TV Land's Top Ten2004-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Red State Diaries2005TV MovieHimself
The Aristocrats2005DocumentaryHimself
The Greg Giraldo Show2005TV MovieHimself
Bar Mitzvah Bash!2004TV MovieHimself
The Art Show2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2004TV SeriesHimself
Shorties Watchin' Shorties2004TV SeriesHimself
Funny Already: A History of Jewish Comedy2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Lewis Black: Black on Broadway2004TV Special documentaryHimself
60 Spins Around the Sun2003DocumentaryHimself
The Commies2003TV Special documentaryHimself
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Heroes of Jewish Comedy2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The World Comedy Tour: Melbourne 20032003TV SpecialHimself
Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny!2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Lewis Black Unleashed2003VideoHimself
Lewis Black: Taxed Beyond Belief2002TV Short documentaryProfessor Black
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn2002TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Central Presents1998-2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Just for Laughs: Montreal Comedy Festival2001TV Special documentaryHimself
The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards2001Himself
American Comedy Awards Viewer's Choice2001TV SpecialHimself
The Greatest Millennium1999TV SpecialHimself - Commentator
Monday Night Clive1999TV SeriesHimself
Comic Cabana1997TV SeriesHimself
HBO Comedy Showcase1995TV Series
Politically Incorrect1995TV SeriesHimself
Stand-Up Spotlight1988TV Series documentaryGuest comedian

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Reagan2011DocumentaryHimself
Lord, Save Us from Your Followers2008Video documentaryHimself
Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget2008TV SpecialHimself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself #51

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