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Lewis Niles Black net worth:
$1.5 Million

Lewis Niles Black information

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Birth date: August 30, 1948
Birth place: Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Height:5' 9" (1.75 m)
Profession:Actor, Producer, Writer

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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.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Imitation Girl 2016 completed Lew
Better Off Single 2016 Charlie's Therapist
Crisis in Six Scenes 2016 TV Series Al
Rock Dog 2016 Linnux (voice)
Madoff 2016 TV Mini-Series Gregory Perkins
The Mentors 2015 TV Series Narrator
Riley's First Date? 2015 Short Anger (voice)
Forward: Summit with Lewis Black 2015 Video short
Disney Infinity 3.0 2015 Video Game Anger (voice)
Inside Out 2015/I Anger (voice)
Introducing Parker Dowd 2015 Short Drew
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012-2014 TV Series Spider Bytez Vic
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated 2010-2013 TV Series Mr. E Ricky Owens
The Penguins of Madagascar 2011 TV Series Dale
Afghan Luke 2011 Lewis Black
Robotomy 2011 TV Series Gore-Ax
Peep World 2010 Narrator (voice)
The Big Bang Theory 2009 TV Series Professor Crawley
Ollie & the Baked Halibut 2009 Short Baked Halibut
The Shield 2008 TV Series Lawyer
What Blows Up Must Come Down! 2008 Short Furry Murray
No Free Lunch 2008 Short Lewis
Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law 2008 Video Game The Deadly Duplicator (voice)
My Gym Partner's a Monkey 2007 TV Series Ted
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law 2005-2007 TV Series The Deadly Duplicator Elliott
Unaccompanied Minors 2006 Oliver Porter
Man of the Year 2006 Eddie Langston
Accepted 2006 Ben Lewis
Falling for Grace 2006 Rob York
Farce of the Penguins 2006 Jimmy (voice)
The Happy Elf 2005 Video Norbert (voice)
Duck Dodgers 2005 TV Series Manobrain
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 TV Series BJ Cameron
Educating Lewis 2004 TV Movie Lewis Tanner
The Brak Show 2003 TV Series Brain Slug / Zorak
The Gynecologists 2003 Short Cookie LaMotte
American Dummy 2002 Short Club Owner
Dependable People 2001 Short
Sidesplitters: The Burt & Dick Story 2000 Short Burt
Mad About You 1997 TV Series The Pizza Slice
Homicide: Life on the Street 1997 TV Series Laslo 'Punchy' Deleon
The Night We Never Met 1993 Marty Holder
Joey Breaker 1993 Pete Grimm
MTV, Give Me Back My Life: A Harvard Lampoon Parody 1991 TV Movie Various
Law & Order 1991 TV Series Director Franklin Frome
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd 1990-1991 TV Series Bernie
The Hard Way 1991 Banker
Jacob's Ladder 1990/I Jacob's Doctor
The Ultimate Teacher 1988 Video Clerk (1993) (voice)
Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 Paul

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lewis Black: Black to the Future 2016 TV Special executive producer
The Mentors 2015 TV Series producer
Lewis Black: Old Yeller - Live at the Borgata 2013 TV Special documentary executive producer
Lewis Black: In God We Rust 2012 TV Special documentary executive producer
Caris' Peace 2011 Documentary producer
Basic Black: The Lewis Black Story 2010 Video documentary executive producer
Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black 2009 TV Movie executive producer
Stark Raving Black 2009 Video executive producer
Root of All Evil 2008 TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
History of the Joke 2008 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Lewis Black: Red, White and Screwed 2006 TV Special documentary executive producer
Red State Diaries 2005 TV Movie executive producer
Lewis Black: Black on Broadway 2004 TV Special documentary executive producer
Lewis Black Unleashed 2003 Video producer
Lewis Black: Taxed Beyond Belief 2002 TV Short documentary executive producer
The Deal 1998/II Short executive producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lewis Black: Black to the Future 2016 TV Special
The Mentors 2015 TV Series
Lewis Black: Old Yeller - Live at the Borgata 2013 TV Special documentary writer
Lewis Black: In God We Rust 2012 TV Special documentary written by
Just for Laughs 2009-2010 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Stark Raving Black 2009 Video written by
Lewis Black: Red, White and Screwed 2006 TV Special documentary
Lewis Black: Black on Broadway 2004 TV Special documentary
Lewis Black: Taxed Beyond Belief 2002 TV Short documentary
Comedy Central Presents 1998-2002 TV Series documentary writer - 3 episodes
The Deal 1998/II Short play / screenplay
Tompkins Square 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lewis Black: Black to the Future 2016 TV Special Himself
The Daily Show 1996-2016 TV Series Himself - Commentator / Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore 2015-2016 TV Series Himself - Panelist / Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself
The View 2004-2016 TV Series Himself
The Chew 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Lewis Black & Friends: Let Freedom Laugh 2015 TV Movie Himself
Gotham Comedy Live 2015 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
News Your Own Adventure 2015 TV Special Himself - Commentator
IMDb: What to Watch 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel 2015 TV Series Himself - Commentator
Misery Loves Comedy 2015 Documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2008-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Jeopardy! 2012-2013 TV Series Himself - Video Clue Presenter / Himself - Celebrity Contestant
Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird 2013 Documentary Himself
The Muslims Are Coming! 2013 Documentary Himself
Lewis Black: Old Yeller - Live at the Borgata 2013 TV Special documentary Himself
Herblock: The Black & the White 2013 Documentary Himself
One for Ten 2013 Documentary short Himself (voice)
Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor 2013 Documentary Himself - Coach
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Just for Laughs: The American Dream? 2012 TV Movie Himself - Host
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Let Fury Have the Hour 2012 Documentary Himself
CBS This Morning 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011-2012 TV Series Himself
Lewis Black: In God We Rust 2012 TV Special documentary Himself
The Pig Roast with Otto & George 2011 TV Series Himself
Caris' Peace 2011 Documentary Himself
The Green Room with Paul Provenza 2011 TV Series Himself
Looking for Lenny 2011 Documentary Himself
Give It Up for Greg Giraldo 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
CMT Insider 2011 TV Series Himself
Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops 2011 TV Movie Himself
Gone Madigan 2010 TV Special documentary Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education 2010 TV Movie Himself
Just for Laughs 2009-2010 TV Series Himself - Host
Basic Black: The Lewis Black Story 2010 Video documentary Himself
The Battle for Late Night 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Back from Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison 2010 TV Special Himself
I Am Comic 2010 Documentary Himself
Teenage Paparazzo 2010 Documentary Himself
Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black 2009 TV Movie Himself - Host
Stark Raving Black 2009 Video Himself
11th Annual the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: George Carlin 2008 TV Movie Himself
Larry the Cable Guy's Star-Studded Christmas Extravaganza 2008 TV Special Himself
Root of All Evil 2008 TV Series Himself - Host
Larry King Live 2008 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996-2008 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2001-2008 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
History of the Joke 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
The 34th Annual People's Choice Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
1968 with Tom Brokaw 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Last Laugh '07 2007 TV Movie Himself - Host
Heckler 2007 Documentary Himself
Fabrice Fabrice Interviews 2007 TV Series short Himself
The States 2007 TV Series documentary Himself (Maryland)
20 on 20 2007 TV Movie Himself
Live at Gotham 2007 TV Series Himself - Host
Last Laugh '06 2006 TV Movie Himself - Host
Christmas Celebration at the Grove 2006 TV Movie Himself
Comic Relief 2006 2006 TV Special documentary Himself
Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann 2006 TV Series Himself
The 2nd Annual Quill Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Screenwipe 2006 TV Series documentary Himself - Contributor
Lewis Black: Red, White and Screwed 2006 TV Special documentary Himself
Just for Laughs 2003-2006 TV Series Himself
Dean's List 2006 TV Series Himself
Last Laugh '05 2005 TV Movie Himself
Great Things About Being... 2005 TV Series Himself
Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson 2005 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Weekends at the DL 2005 TV Series Himself
TV Land's Top Ten 2004-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Red State Diaries 2005 TV Movie Himself
The Aristocrats 2005 Documentary Himself
The Greg Giraldo Show 2005 TV Movie Himself
Bar Mitzvah Bash! 2004 TV Movie Himself
The Art Show 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2004 TV Series Himself
Shorties Watchin' Shorties 2004 TV Series Himself
Funny Already: A History of Jewish Comedy 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Lewis Black: Black on Broadway 2004 TV Special documentary Himself
60 Spins Around the Sun 2003 Documentary Himself
The Commies 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
I Love the '70s 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Heroes of Jewish Comedy 2003 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The World Comedy Tour: Melbourne 2003 2003 TV Special Himself
Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny! 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Lewis Black Unleashed 2003 Video Himself
Lewis Black: Taxed Beyond Belief 2002 TV Short documentary Professor Black
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn 2002 TV Series Himself
Comedy Central Presents 1998-2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Just for Laughs: Montreal Comedy Festival 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards 2001 Himself
American Comedy Awards Viewer's Choice 2001 TV Special Himself
The Greatest Millennium 1999 TV Special Himself - Commentator
Monday Night Clive 1999 TV Series Himself
Comic Cabana 1997 TV Series Himself
HBO Comedy Showcase 1995 TV Series
Politically Incorrect 1995 TV Series Himself
Stand-Up Spotlight 1988 TV Series documentary Guest comedian

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Reagan 2011 Documentary Himself
Lord, Save Us from Your Followers 2008 Video documentary Himself
Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget 2008 TV Special Himself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2004 TV Mini-Series Himself #51

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film Inside Out (2015) · Amy Poehler
· Phyllis Smith
· Bill Hader
· Mindy Kaling
· Kaitlyn Dias
· Diane Lane
· Kyle MacLachlan
· Richard Kind
· Paula Pell
2016 BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film Inside Out (2015) · Amy Poehler
· Phyllis Smith
· Bill Hader
· Mindy Kaling
· Kaitlyn Dias
· Diane Lane
· Kyle MacLachlan
· Richard Kind
· Paula Pell
2016 BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting Role Inside Out (2015)
2010 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Comedy Album Stark Raving Black (2009) · Ben Brewer
· Jack Gulick
· Tom Efinger
· Jack Vaughn
2007 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Comedy Album For the album "The Carnegie Hall Performance".
2001 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting Role Inside Out (2015)
2015 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Hissy Fit Inside Out (2015)
2013 BTVA Television Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Comedy/Musical Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010) · Frank Welker
· Matthew Lillard
· Grey Griffin
· Mindy Cohn
· Patrick Warburton
· Vivica A. Fox
· Gary Cole
· Kate Higgins
· James Arnold Taylor
2013 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Comedy Album For "In God We Rust."
2007 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special Lewis Black: Red, White and Screwed (2006) · JoAnne Astrow (executive producer)
· Mark Lonow (executive producer)
· Kimber Rickabaugh (executive producer)
· Paul Miller (executive producer)
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Comedy Album For the album "Luther Burbank Performing Arts Center Blues."
2004 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)


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#Fact
1 In 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.
2 Lives in New York City and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. [2008]
3 Release of his book, "Nothing's Sacred". [2005]
4 Release of his book, "Me of Little Faith". [2008]
5 His mother, Jeanette, is now 90 years young [2008].
6 Great influence on him growing up was George Carlin.
7 Has a beer named after him at The Top of The Hill bar in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Lewis Black Imperial Stout.
8 Friends 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.
9 Is a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity.
10 Toured 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.
11 Played basketball in high school.
12 Attended the Yale School of Drama.
13 His 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.
14 He has written 40 plays.
15 His 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.
16 Once worked for the Silver Spring Post Office.
17 Graduated from Springbrook High School in Silver Spring, Maryland.
18 Once worked for the Appalachian Regional Commission under President Nixon.
19 Went to University of Maryland his freshman year.
20 Once co-owned a theater in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
21 Had 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.
22 Grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland.
23 Graduated from University of North Carolina and Yale University

#Quote
1 Golf 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".
3 I 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]

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