His first big break was The Ed Sullivan Show which he did 16 times. Rodney also appeared on This Is Your Life, What's My Line, The Dean Martin Show, Saturday Night Live, and a record 70 times on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Recently, Rodney has appeared on Mad T.V., Suddenly
Susan, LateNight with Conan O' Brien, The Single Guy and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Pioneering new territory in cyberspace, Rodney was the first entertainer to personally own a Website on the Internet. Launched in February 1995, his state-of-the-art site has won numerous awards and distinctions as one of the most popular destinations on the World Wide Web and can be found at
Comedian who coined the phrase-"I get no respect"
Born on November 22, 1921-
He traveled the comedy circuit for ten years but reluctantly gave up
showbiz for a more stable income. It wasn't until the age of 40 that Dangerfield
made the decision to relaunch his career as a performer and comedy writer
for the second time. He spent his days in a business office and his nights
working in New York clubs. Not satisfied, Rodney opened his own club, the
now famous Dangerfield's on First Avenue in Manhattan. The club was a huge
success and so was Rodney. Even Richmond Hill H.S. Senior Proms were celebrated
at his club.
Rodney Dangerfield's feature film credits include CADDYSHACK, EASY MONEY
which he co-wrote, BACK TO SCHOOL (one of the first comedys to gross over
$100 million), and Paramount's LADYBUGS. In contrast to his comedy roles,
Rodney accepted a dramatic role offered to him by Oliver Stone for NATURAL
BORN KILLERS. Critics praised his realistic portrayal as the "Father From
Dangerfield's contributions to the world of comedy have not been overlooked.
In 1981, Dangerfield won a Grammy Award for his comedy album named No Respect
and was the recipient of the Lifetime Creative Achievement Award from the
1994 American Comedy Awards. Rodney's famous trademark white shirt and
red tie are on permanent display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington,