Phil Donahue Net Worth

Phil Donahue Net Worth is
$23.5 Million

Phil Donahue Bio/Wiki 2017

Phillip John Donahue was produced on December 21, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating from an all-boy prep school, he attended the University of Notre Dame and shortly started a career in television in a local Cleveland TV station. He flourished in the business and shortly became the host of the radio program Conversation Piece where he acquired several prominent interviews including Muhammad Ali, Elton John and Malcolm X.

Phil Donahue Net Worth $23.5 Million

The show’s success continued over 26 years, making it the longest running syndicated talk show in US history and created the host as among TV’s icon. In 2002, Phil came from retirement making his tv return in the short lived MSNBC talk show Donahue. Phil tried his hand at directing in 2006 using the feature documentary Body of War, which followed the predicament of a disabled Iraq War veteran. A devout Catholic, the TV host has formed a good share of headlines with contentious issues like pedophile in the Catholic Church and vocal guests including ill-famed atheist activist Madalyn Murray O’Hair. Phil was married to his first wife from 1958 to 1975 as well as the couple has five kids together. Since 1980, he’s been married to actress Marlo Thomas as well as the couple now resides in Westport, Connecticut.

Known for movies



Quick Facts

Full NamePhil Donahue
Net Worth$23.5 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 21, 1935
ProfessionJournalist, Presenter, Film producer, Voice Actor
EducationSt. Edward High School, University of Notre Dame
NationalityAmerican
SpouseMarlo Thomas, Marge Cooney
ChildrenMary Rose Donahue, Michael Donahue, Jim Donahue, Kevin Donahue, Daniel Donahue
ParentsCatherine Donahue, Phillip Donahue
AwardsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host, Peabody Award, GLAAD Media Award for Special Recognition, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk, Service or Variety Series
NominationsPeople's Choice Award for Favorite Talk Show Host, PGA Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
MoviesBody of War, An Unreasonable Man


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Release of his book, "Donahue, My Own Story". [1979]
2Release of the book, "That Girl and Phil: An Insider Tells What Life is Really Like in the Marlo Thomas/Phil Donahue Household" by Desmond Atholl and Michael Cherkinian. [1990]
3Supporting anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan and is protesting the Iraq war. [September 2005]
4Release of his DVD: Body of War" by Phil with Ellen Spiro. [2008]
5Grandfather of Connor Donahue.
6Brother-in-law of producer Tony Thomas and Terre Thomas.
7Son-in-law of actor/producer Danny Thomas and Rose Marie Mantell Thomas.
8His talk show on MSNBC, Donahue (2002), has been canceled [March 2003].
9Graduate of the University of Notre Dame.
101953 graduate of St. Edward High School, located in Lakewood, Ohio.
11In 1994 he succeeded in getting permission from a convicted murderer to film the murderer's legal execution in the gas chamber. The courts, however, refused to give the FCC permission to air the event.
12First met Marlo Thomas when she was a guest on his show during the seventies. Children with his first wife: Michael, Kevin, Daniel, Jim and Mary Rose.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Often discusses issues that divide liberals and conservatives
2Mostly wears glasses with his white hair.
3His deep smooth authorize voice.


Quotes

#Quote
1[on the death of father-in-law Danny Thomas in 1991] He hit the long ball for such a long time. He would hold an audience for an unprecedented length of time in the imagery of the story he was telling, and suddenly would come the punch line, and the ceiling would crack with laughter. He wove an illusion on the stage with no props, all by himself.
2While being interviewed on Today (1952) by Katie Couric in July 2002: "Don't be afraid of liberals. Some of them are my best friends. You can call us names, you can picket us but you cannot take our flag. We are as proud of America as anyone else".


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007Audience AwardHamptons International Film FestivalBest DocumentaryBody of War (2007)Ellen Spiro
1996Lifetime Achievement AwardDaytime Emmy Awards
1993Special Recognition AwardDaytime Emmy Awards
1988Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk/Service Show HostThe Phil Donahue Show (1967)
1986Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk or Service Show HostThe Phil Donahue Show (1967)
1985Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host in a Talk or Service SeriesThe Phil Donahue Show (1967)
1983Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk or Service ShowThe Phil Donahue Show (1967)
1982Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk or Service SeriesThe Phil Donahue Show (1967)
1982Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsDaytime Star of the Year
1981Personal AwardPeabody Awards
1980Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk, Service or Variety SeriesThe Phil Donahue Show (1967)
1979Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk, Service or Variety SeriesThe Phil Donahue Show (1967)
1978Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk, Service or Variety SeriesThe Phil Donahue Show (1967)
1977Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk, Service or Variety SeriesThe Phil Donahue Show (1967)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion PicturesBody of War (2007)Ellen Spiro
1996Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostThe Phil Donahue Show (1967)
1995Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostThe Phil Donahue Show (1967)
1994Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostThe Phil Donahue Show (1967)
1993Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostThe Phil Donahue Show (1967)
1992Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk/Service Show HostThe Phil Donahue Show (1967)
1991Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk/Service Show HostThe Phil Donahue Show (1967)
1990Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk/Service Show HostThe Phil Donahue Show (1967)
1989Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk/Service Show HostThe Phil Donahue Show (1967)
1987Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk or Service Show HostThe Phil Donahue Show (1967)
1984Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk or Service SeriesThe Phil Donahue Show (1967)
1981Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk or Service ShowThe Phil Donahue Show (1967)

3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007People's Choice AwardToronto International Film FestivalBody of War (2007)Ellen Spiro


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Watching the Detectives2008TV SeriesSanta killer
Frasier1999TV SeriesLarry
Danny Thomas: Young & Foolish1978TV Movie

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Body of War2007Documentary executive producer / producer

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Body of War2007Documentary

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Body of War2007Documentary

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sesame Street, Special1988TV Movie performer: "Put Down the Duckie Reprise"

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - The Phil Donahue Show
Traficant: The Congressman of Crimetown2015DocumentaryHimself
Unity2015DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Skum Rocks!2013DocumentaryHimself
Finding Vivian Maier2013DocumentaryHimself - Talk Show Host
Moyers & Company2013TV SeriesHimself - Host
Project Censored the Movie2013Documentary shortHimself - Talk Show Host
Democracy Now!2013TV SeriesHimself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2013TV SeriesHimself
Save KLSD: Media Consolidation and Local Radio2012DocumentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2008-2012TV SeriesHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHimself
Bob Ross: The Happy Painter2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Anderson Live2011TV SeriesHimself
Gloria: In Her Own Words2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Good Riddance2011DocumentaryHimself - Former Talk Show Host
Hibakusha, Our Life to Live2010DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Hannity2009TV SeriesHimself
William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe2009DocumentaryHimself
Broadcast Blues2009DocumentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2004-2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Sex: The Revolution2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2008TV SeriesHimself
Independent Lens2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Godless in America2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
An Unreasonable Man2006DocumentaryHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2005TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
The Evolution Will Be Televised2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Fifth Estate2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Hannity & Colmes2004TV SeriesHimself
Preventive Warriors2004DocumentaryHimself
Helen's War2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tinseltown TV2003TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2003TV SeriesHimself
Donahue2002TV SeriesHost
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2001TV SeriesHimself
The 12th Annual Golden Laurel Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
The Daily Show2000TV SeriesHimself
The 70s: The Decade That Changed Television2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ellen1998TV SeriesHimself
Talked to Death1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
The 1996 Annual Lucy Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993-1995TV SeriesHimself
Donahue1967-1995TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
The 5th Annual GLAAD Media Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
Intimate Portrait1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1993TV SeriesHimself
The 20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom1993TV MovieHimself - Talk show host
Donahue/Pozner1992TV SeriesHost
Late Night with David Letterman1986-1992TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992TV SeriesHimself
In a New Light: A Call to Action in the War Against AIDS1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
Who's the Boss?1992TV SeriesHimself
Blossom1991TV SeriesHimself
L.A. Law1991TV SeriesHimself - Talk Show Host
Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Howard Stern Show1990TV SeriesHimself
Sing! Sesame Street Remembers Joe Raposo and His Music1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 16th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Sesame Street, Special1988TV MovieHimself
NBC Investigates Bob Hope1987TV SpecialHimself
The Annual ACLU Honors: A Salute to Michael Douglas1987TV MovieHimself
Sesame Street1985TV SeriesHimself
Bob Hope Buys NBC?1985TV SpecialHimself
First Steps1985TV MovieHimself
Salute!1983TV SeriesHimself
Today1978-1982TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Donahue and Kids1981TV SpecialHimself - Host
Bozo's Circus1978TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1978TV SeriesHimself - TV Talk Host
The 5th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1978TV SpecialHimself
The 1978 Annual Iris Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Presenter

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of Trump2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2005-2015TV SeriesHimself
Sunshine Superman2014DocumentaryHimself
Killer Legends2014DocumentaryHimself
Our Nixon2013DocumentaryHimself
Lovelace2013Himself (uncredited)
American Masters2012TV Series documentaryHimself
GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling2012DocumentaryHimself
Ayn Rand: In Her Own Words2011Video documentaryHimself
Secrets from Another Place: Creating Twin Peaks2007Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death2007DocumentaryHimself
Manufacturing Dissent2007DocumentaryHimself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special2006TV SeriesHimself
Stardust: The Bette Davis Story2006TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Inside Deep Throat2005Documentary Himself - Talk Show Host uncredited
Princess Diana: The Uncrowned Queen2001Video documentaryHimself
Biography1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life1997DocumentaryHimself - Interviews Ayn Rand (uncredited)
Man of the Year1995Himself (uncredited)
One Nation Under God1993DocumentaryHimself
Sex Violence & Values: Changing Images1986TV MovieHimself
Cathode Fuck1986Video documentaryHimself - Talk Show Host
Captain Kangaroo and His Friends1985VideoHimself
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