Famous host of the show, “Celebrity Poker Showdown” and Dave Nelson of the popular sitcom, “NewsRadio”, the world has known Dave Foley as an experimental Canadian who stands apart from a typical television actor. We all have enjoyed his sketches and movies, as he continues to grow as a comic actor. Let’s find out how much is Dave Foley’s net worth in 2019.
Dave Foley was born in Ontario, Canada on January 23, 1963 to Mary, and Michael. Michael was a steamfitter, while Mary was a home maker. His birth name was David Scott Foley. Dave recalls that his family was quite fond of television, especially comedy shows. “Dick van Dyke” was Dave’s favorite show as a child. He was extremely shy in his childhood, which is why his parents never thought of him as an aspiring comedian and actor. He would often run away when faced with the camera, according to his mother. The greatly talented comedian remained hidden in Dave’s introverted shell until the time he wrote a comedic story for a school assignment, which was applauded by friends and teachers alike. He regularly skipped his school, which led his parents to put him in Toronto Alternative High School, which specialised in tackling intelligent, but struggling students. However, in 1980, he dropped out of high school to become a standup comedian.
In 1991, Dave Foley married Tabitha Southey and the couple went on to have two children, Basil and Ned. The couple parted ways in 1997. He got married again to Crissy Guerrero in 2001 and had a daughter, Alina with her, before heading for divorce in 2008.
Dave Foley pursued standup comedy for almost a year in the Toronto Second City Training Centre, after leaving high school. There he began taking improvement classes and met Kevin McDonald. Kevin and Dave got along like a house on fire and formed a comedy duo. Dave, together with McDonald and his other companions, co-founded “The Kids in the Hall”, which ruled television from 1988 – 1995. Later, he was also involved with “Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy”, which later he left in the middle of the script writing phase due to discontentment with the quality of the script. Instead, he joined the “NewsRadio” cast, which successfully aired its 5 seasons and catapulted Dave to immense fame. As for “Brain Candy”, he later had to do the film because of his contractual obligations, but he remained as the only uncredited writer of the group. Dave Foley rejoined the group in 2000 and helped it in its reformations. Paul Simms, the creator of “NewsRadio” turned out to be a huge fan of Dave’s work and wrote the character of Dave Nelson specifically for him .
Dave Foley’s acting career took a silver turn when he lent his voice for Flik, the heroic protagonist of Disney Pixar’s animated movie, “A Bug’s Life” in 1998. He has since then been a part of a host of top notch animated movies, like “It’s Tough to Be a Bug” (1998), “Cars” and “Toy Story 2” (1999). He has also lent his voice in movies, like “Despicable Me” (2010), “South Park: Lilo & Stich” (2003) and “Bigger, Longer & Uncut” (1999). Dave Foley has starred as a guest on numerous TV shows, like “Will & Grace”, “King of Queens”, “Just Shoot Me” and “Scrubs” to name a few.
Awards and Achievement
• Dave Foley secured the Film Showcase Jury Award for Best Screenplay for his contribution to “The Wrong Guy” in 1998.
• Dave was nominated for a Canadian comedy award of Best performance Male for his performance in “The Wrong Guy”, in 2000.
Net worth of Dave Foley
Dave Foley’s estimated net worth is $1 million.
While Dave Foley comes from a relatively naive family in terms of acting and comedy, he has proved himself to be the unchallenged king of the comedic world. Despite the various struggles and hardships he faced in his life, Dave Foley never compromised with his career and never let anything be a hurdle in his way of entertaining the world.