Randy Newman - Famous Actor

Randy Newman Net Worth

$50,000,000

Randy Newman, a famous American singer, songwriter, and composer, has a net worth of $50 million. Known for creating iconic songs like ‘Short People,’ ‘I Love L.A.,’ and ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me,’ which he wrote for the animated film ‘Toy Story,’ Newman’s talent has earned him immense success and wealth throughout his career.

Key facts:

  • Randy Newman is an American singer, songwriter, and composer.
  • He began his career as a songwriter at the age of 17, penning hits for artists such as Cilla Black and Gene Pitney.
  • Newman released his self-titled debut studio album in 1968, which was critically acclaimed.
  • He gained further recognition for writing all the songs on Harry Nilsson's album "Nilsson Sings Newman."
  • His most famous film score compositions include the Pixar animated films "Toy Story," "Monsters, Inc.," and the "Cars" franchise.

Basic Information About Randy Newman

CategoryCelebrities › Singers
ProfessionsSinger-songwriter, Musician, Keyboard Player, Pianist, Music Arranger, Composer, Film Score Composer, Actor
Net worth$50,000,000
Date of birth1943-11-28 (80 years old)
Place of birthLos Angeles
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksUse of melodious piano tunes (e.g. Monsters, Inc. (2001), Forrest Gump (1994))
Distinctive baritone voice
Frequent composer for Pixar films (Toy Story (1995), A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Cars (2006), Toy Story 3 (2010), Monsters University (2013))
GenderMale
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
Social Media↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb

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Randy Newman awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
ASCAP Award - Top Box Office FilmsWinnerMonsters University2014
Oscar - Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original SongNomineeCars2007
ASCAP Award - Top Box Office FilmsWinnerCars2007
Grammy - Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaWinnerCars2007
IFMCA Award - Best Original Score for an Animated FilmNomineeCars2007
World Soundtrack Award - Best Original Song Written for FilmWinnerCars2006
Annie - Best Individual Achievement: MusicWinnerToy Story1996
ASCAP Award - Top Box Office FilmsWinnerToy Story1996
CFCA Award - Best Original ScoreWinnerToy Story1996
Oscar - Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original SongNomineeThe Princess and the Frog2010
ASCAP Award - Top Box Office FilmsWinnerThe Princess and the Frog2010
BMI Film Music Award - Film MusicWinnerThe Princess and the Frog2010
Critics Choice Award - Best ScoreNomineeThe Princess and the Frog2010
Gold Derby Award - Original SongNomineeThe Princess and the Frog2010
Grammy - Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaNomineeThe Princess and the Frog2011
IFMCA Award - Best Original Score for an Animated FilmNomineeThe Princess and the Frog2010
World Soundtrack Award - Best Original Song Written for a FilmNomineeThe Princess and the Frog2010
ASCAP Award - Top Box Office FilmsWinnerToy Story 32011
Grammy - Best Song Written for Visual MediaNomineeToy Story 42020
NDFS Award - Best Original SongNomineeToy Story 42020
Hollywood Film Award - Composer of the YearWinnerMarriage Story2019
HMMA Award - Best Original Score - Feature FilmNomineeMarriage Story2019
Oscar - Best Music, Original SongNomineeToy Story 22000
ASCAP Award - Top Box Office FilmsWinnerToy Story 22000
Grammy - Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaWinnerToy Story 22001
OFTA Film Award - Best Music, Original SongNomineeToy Story 22000
Oscar - Best Music, Original SongWinnerMonsters, Inc.2002
ASCAP Award - Top Box Office FilmsWinnerMonsters, Inc.2002
GoldSpirit Awards - Best Animated SoundtrackNomineeMonsters, Inc.2001
Grammy - Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaWinnerMonsters, Inc.2003
World Soundtrack Award - Best Original Song Written for a FilmWinnerMonsters, Inc.2002
Oscar - Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy ScoreNomineeA Bug's Life1999
CFCA Award - Best Original ScoreNomineeA Bug's Life1999
Golden Globe - Best Original Score - Motion PictureNomineeA Bug's Life1999
Grammy - Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaWinnerA Bug's Life2000
FMCJ Award - Best Original Score for a Comedy FilmWinnerA Bug's Life1998
ASCAP Award - Top Box Office FilmsWinnerParenthood1990
Grammy - Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or TelevisionNomineeParenthood1990
Oscar - Best Music, Original SongNomineeMeet the Parents2001
ASCAP Award - Top Box Office FilmsWinnerMeet the Parents2001
Sierra Award - Best SongNomineeMeet the Parents2000
Grammy - Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionNomineeAwakenings1992
Grammy - Best Instrumental CompositionWinnerThe Natural1985
FMCJ Award - Best Original Score for a Drama FilmNomineePleasantville1998
ASCAP Award - Top Box Office FilmsWinnerMeet the Fockers2005
ASCAP Award - Top Box Office FilmsWinnerMaverick1995
Oscar - Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy ScoreNomineeJames and the Giant Peach1997
Felix - Best Score Comedy or MusicalNomineeJames and the Giant Peach2017
CFCA Award - Best Original ScoreNomineeJames and the Giant Peach1997
ASCAP Award - Top Box Office FilmsWinnerSeabiscuit2004

Randy Newman roles

Movie / Series Role
The Princess and the FrogCousin Randy (voice)
Three Amigos!Writer
Three Amigos!Singing Bush (voice)
Babe: Pig in the CityThe Balladeer's Pianist (uncredited)
LeatherheadsPiano Player
3rd Rock from the SunRandy Newman / ... 1 episode, 1997
Made in HollywoodSelf 1 episode, 2009
Ally McBealSelf 1 episode, 2000
Saturday Night LiveSelf - Musical Guest 7 episodes, 1975-1988
The Late Show with Stephen ColbertSelf / ... 2 episodes, 2017-2020
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonSelf / ... 3 episodes, 2014-2020
CBS News Sunday MorningSelf 2 episodes, 2018-2020
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf / ... 4 episodes, 1995-1999
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2003
The One ShowSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2011
Late Night with Jimmy FallonSelf - Musical Guest 1 episode, 2011

Randy Newman's Quotes

  • My music has a high irritation factor. I've always tried to say something. Eccentric lyrics about eccentric people. Often it was a joke. But I would plead guilty on the grounds that I prefer eccentricity to the bland.
  • [on the Bush administration] The US and the world just didn't deserve these people. They're a good deal worse. They don't even know the rules.
  • [on the underestimated value of compact discs and record stores, eclipsed by MP3's and the Internet] Did you ever try to autograph an I-Pod? I tried, once... which, for me, was plenty.
  • Thank God for the potholes on memory lane.
  • I think that The Simpsons (1989) is probably the funniest show in the history of television. Alf Clausen does a great job in a difficult situation. If I live long enough and they stay on the air they'll make fun of me some day.

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Interesting Facts about Randy Newman

  1. Began his career writing pop songs.
  2. Attended and graduated from University High School in Los Angeles, California.
  3. Attended the University of California, Los Angeles, but dropped out.
  4. Nephew of composers Alfred Newman (Not the same Alfred E. Neuman from Mad Magazine), Emil Newman and Lionel Newman.
  5. Cousins of Thomas Newman, Joey Newman, Maria Newman, David Newman and Tim Newman.
  6. Suffered from Epstein-Barr Syndrome 1987-1989.
  7. Was born in Los Angeles, California. A week after his birth, Randy's family moved to New Orleans, Louisiana (his mother's hometown). At age 11, he moved with his family back to Los Angeles.
  8. On February 12, 2002, he broke the all-time record for most Oscar nominations without any wins (the previous record was 15; Newman got two nominations for Monsters, Inc. (2001) and succeeded to 16). (This record has been surpassed. As of March 2011, sound re-recording mixer Kevin O'Connell has 20 nominations but not a single Oscar.).
  9. In March 2002, Newman finally won his first Academy Award for writing the Best Song in Monsters, Inc. (2001). In his acceptance speech, he thanked the music branch of the academy for giving him all those chances "to be humiliated".
  10. Beside being a composer of film music and pop/rock songs, Newman is also is a singer and piano player. Many popular musicians made his songs more famous by doing their own versions: Joe Cocker sang "Guilty", Tom Jones sang "You Can Leave Your Hat On", Three Dog Night covered "Mama Told Me Not to Come", etc.
  11. As a teenager, he was invited by a girl to a country club cotillion, but was subsequently asked not to come by the girl's father, who told him that no Jews were allowed. After hanging up the phone, Newman had to go and ask his father what a Jew was.
  12. Mentioned in the song "Life Is a Rock But the Radio Rolled Me" by Reunion.
  13. His song "I Love L.A." is played by the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium after every home game victory. It was also played after the Dodgers lost in the final 2004 Playoff game against the Saint Louis Cardinals, prompting many of the Dodger fans who remained in the park to sing along while a year's worth of highlights were shown.
  14. He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on June 2, 2010.
  15. ABC-TV's promo jingle "You'll Love It!" used during the 1985-1986 season, was derived from his song "I Love L.A.".
  16. Inducted into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame (2002) and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame (2011).
  17. He endorsed Democratic President Barack Obama for re-election in 2012, and wrote a satirical song about voting for white candidates.
  18. Aspires to be portrayed or spoofed in The Simpsons (1989). In fact he was, in The Simpsons: Angry Dad: The Movie (2011).
  19. At 2:26 in his music video for "I Love L.A." when he sings "look at that mountain" it shows the Matterhorn at Disneyland with a monorail train passing by. He later wrote and performed many songs for Pixar which is owned by the Disney company.

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