Colin Quinn is a popular American actor who is best known as the host of the game show called ‘Remote Control’ on MTV. He is a writer and stand-up comedian who has also been a part of ‘Saturday Night Live’. He has successfully hosted ‘Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn’ on Comedy Central. Quinn has starred in many movies like ‘Paper Boys’, ‘Grown Ups’, and ‘A Night at the Roxbury’. Here is a quick summary of Colin Quinn’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Colin Quinn Early Life
Colin Edward Quinn was born in Brooklyn. New York on 6 June 1959. He was raised in Brooklynn’s Park Slope.
He completed his schooling at John Dewey High School. Following that, Quinn went to the Stony Brook’s State University of New York but, dropped out soon.
Colin Quinn has not been married yet. In 1990, he was in a relationship with popular comedian Sarah Silverman. He has also dated comedian Lisa Lampanelli in the past. After getting arrests and blackouts, he stopped drinking alcohol in the 1980s.
Quinn practices Transcendental Meditation and is very active on Twitter. He is known for posting vacuous statements, which usually provoke readers. In February 2018, he had a heart attack in New York.
Colin Quinn Career, Awards & Achievement
Colin Quinn started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1984. In 1987, he became the writer and announcer of the television series ‘Remote Control’. He was also the host of ‘Caroline’s Comedy Hour’ in 1989.
In 1992, Quinn starred in the television movie ‘Gaudy, Bawdy & Blue’. He was a cast member of ‘Saturday Night Live’ from 1996 to 2000. He then starred in the television movie ‘The Christmas Tree’ as Tom in 1996.
From 2002 to 2004, he hosted ‘Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn’. He has also acted in the TV shorts ‘Cheat’ and ‘What About Sal?’, and was seen in the TV movie ‘Windy City Heat’.
He has guest appeared in many TV series like ‘Inside Amy Schumer’, The Cosby Show’, ‘True Blue’, ‘The Ben Stiller Show’, and ‘Space Ghost: Coast to Coast’. He has also acted in the TV series ‘Girls’ and ‘The Awesomes’.
Quinn made his movie debut in 1983. In 1987, he starred the film ‘Three Men and a Baby’. This was followed by starring in ‘Crocodile Dundee II’, ‘Married to the Mob’, ‘Who’s the Man?’, and ‘A Night at the Roxbury’.
His other film roles include ‘Grown Ups’, ‘Sandy Wexter’, ‘Trainwreck’, ‘Crooked Lines’, ‘Paper Boys’, ‘That’s my Boy’, and ‘ Harold’. He reprised his role as Dickie Bailey in the 2013 film ‘Grown Ups 2’.
Awards & Achievements
In 2011, Colin Quinn was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Awards. He is the winner of the 2015 NYC Web Fest Award for ‘Cop Show’. At the 2016 LA Web Fest, he was nominated for the Outstanding Achievement Award. He has twice appeared in the list of “Top 100 Irish Americans” by Irish America Magazine. In 2004, he was on the list of “100 greatest stand-up comedians of all-time” by Comedy Central.
Net Worth of Colin Quinn
The estimated net worth of Colin Quinn is more than $13.5 million. This net worth has been amassed from his career as a comedian and actor. Apart from acting in movies and television, he has also been credited as a writer. He was the writer of ‘Saturday Night Live’ from 1995 to 1997. He is also the co-writer of the film ‘Celtic Pride’. He has written eight episodes each of the television series ‘In Living Color’ and ‘Cop Show’.
Colin Quinn is one of the most famous comedians in the world. He has done Broadway, in the one-man shows, ‘Colin Quinn: An Irish Wake’, ‘My Two Cents’, ‘Colin Quinn Long Story Short’, ‘Unconstitutional’, and ‘The New York Story’. He is a very talented individual who has also written a book.