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Full NameJack Roy
First NameJack
Last NameRoy
Birth NameJacob Rodney Cohen
Other NameRodney,Jack,Mad Jack,Jackie
ProfessionComedian, Actor, Voice Actor
Birth CityDeer Park, New York
Birth CountryUSA
Father NamePhillip Cohen
Mother NameDorothy Teitelbaum
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
SpouseJoan Child (1993-2004)
Relation WithJoyce Indig
No Of Children2
AwardsGrammy Award,American Comedy Award
EducationRichmond Hill High School
Networth$10 M
Date of BirthNovember 22,1921
Age98 years
Amount$10 million

How Much Was The Net Worth Of The Late Stand-Up Comedian Rodney Dangerfield?

Popular by the stage name Rodney Dangerfield, Jack Roy was an American stand-up comedian, voice actor, actor, producer, and musician. 

He was popular for his self-deprecating one-liners humors and his catchphrase ‘I get no respect!’. His genres for stand-ups were depression, human sexuality, deadpun, alcoholism, and aging. Some of his notable movies are Easy Money, Rover Dangerfield, Casper, My 5 Wives, and The 4th Tenor. At the time of his death, Rodney was worth $10 million

Rodney Dangerfield’s Career Journey- His Income Sources, Salary, and Earnings

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rodney was estimated to own a net worth of $10 million at the time of his death in 2004 (adjusting for inflation). 

Late Stand-Up Comedian Rodney Dangerfield
Late Stand-Up Comedian Rodney Dangerfield 

He earned his wealth from his successful career as an actor, screenwriter, musician, and stand-up comedian. 

Career Highlights

Rodney started his stage performance in early 1960s performing at many hotels in the Catskill Mountains. However, he found minimal success. 

On 5 March 1967, Rodney became the surprise hit of the show The Ed Sullivan Show as the last minute replacement for another act. He then began headlining shows in Las Vegas also making appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show. 

He later became a regular on The Dean Martin Show appearing a total of 35 times. In 1969, Dangerfield teamed up with his longtime friend Anthony Bevacqua to build the Dangerfield’s comedy club in New York City. 

The club became a huge commercial success and has been in continuous operation for nearly 50 years. Rodney's "Dangerfield's" was one of the venue for several HBO shows which helped popularize several other stand-up comedians like Jim Carrey, Tim Allen, Jerry Seinfeld, Bob Saget, Robert Townsend, Jeff Foxworthy, and Bill Hicks. In 1980, Rodney’s comedy album No Respect won a Grammy Award. 

Although Rodney began his career much earlier from the 1971 film The Projectionist. He gained popularity during the 1980s after he began acting in comedy movies. 

Dangerfield performing his comedy skits
Dangerfield performing his comedy skits

Inn 1980, Rodney appeared as an obnoxious nouveau riche property developer in the golf comedy Caddyshack. He starred opposite Bill Murray, Ted Knight, Michael O’Keefe, and Chevy Chase in the film. 

Following his role in Caddyshack, he appeared in Easy Money and Back to School. He also appeared as himself in an episode of Home Improvement alongside Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman, and Richard Karn. 

He also appeared as Lucifer in the 200 film Little Nicky by Adam Sandler. In late 1980s, Rodney signed Jim Carrey to open for Dangerfield’s Las Vegas Show. The duo later toured for over two years. 

Where Did Rodney Dangerfield Live? His House, Cars, Tax, Charity, and Lifestyle

The late comedian reside in Van Nuys during the 90s. He then moved in an apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and lived with his friend Joe Ancis, his poodle Keno, and a housekeeper. 

At present, the average price of an apartment in Manhattan city ranges around $2.19 million. The price can raise to millions depending on rooms and areas. 

Rodney during the Jay Leno show in 2001
Rodney during the Jay Leno show in 2001

While Rodney was still alive, he drove around expensive cars like 1994 Cadillac Fleetwood which costs around $17,550 at present. 

Who Is Rodney Dangerfield? 

Rodney Dangerfield was born as Jacob Rodney Cohen on 22 October 1921, in Deer Park, New York, the United States, to Dorothy Teitelbaum and Phillip Cohen. He was an American as per his nationality. 

Rodney went to Richmond Hill High School and graduated in 1939. At the age of 19, Rodney professionally changed his name from Jacob Rodney Cohen to Jack Roy. 

Who was Rodney Dangerfield Married To?

Rodney was married twice in his lifetime. He tied the knot with Joyce Indig in September 1951 and got divorced in 1962. 

The couple remarried in 1963 and shared two children: Brian Roy (b. 1949) and Melanie Roy-Friedman. However, Rodney’s second marriage didn’t work out as well and he got divorced with wife Joyce in 1970. 

Dangerfield married Joan Child on 26th December 1993, which was witnessed by their family and friends. 

Rodney Dangerfield and wife Joan Child
Rodney Dangerfield and wife Joan Child

The pair were married until the death of Rodney on 5th October 2004. 

Health Issues and Death

On 8 April 2003, Rodney underwent brain surgery to improve blood flow to prepare for heart valve-replacement surgery on a later date. His heart surgery took place on 24 August 2004. 

In September 2004, sources revealed that Dangerfield had been in a coma for several weeks. Although he had shown signs of awareness, he passed away on 5 October 2004, at the UCLA Medical Center, a month and a half earlier of his 83rd birthday. 

The reasons for his demise were complications of the surgery he had undergone in August. He was laid to rest in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, in Los Angeles. Dangerfield’s headstone reads ‘Rodney Dangerfield… There goes the neighborhood.’

Following his death, UCLA’s Divison of Neurosurgery named a suite of operating rooms after him and gave him the Rodney Respect Award which was presented to Jay Leno on 20 October 2005 by Joan Child (his widow). 

Updated On Mon Sep 09 2019 Published On Mon Sep 09 2019 By Amy