Emo Philips Net Worth

Emo Philips Net Worth is
$3 Million

Emo Philips Biography

Emo Philips is an entertainer, actor and comedian born on 7 February 1956, in Chicago, Illinois USA, and is known for his standup comedies in which he uses the paraprosdokian manner of speech and a falsetto tone of voice. He produces the intended comic timing, and likes black comedy and surreal humor.

Have you ever wondered how rich Emo Philips is? According to sources it has been estimated that Emo Philips’ overall net worth is $3 million. Emo has acquired his net worth thanks to his huge success as a stand-up comedian, but also for his numerous guest appearances in various TV series. Apart from these, Philips has recorded three comedy albums which have added to his net worth. Since he is still active in the entertainment industry, his net worth continues to grow.


Emo Philips Net Worth $3 Million

Emo went to Downers Grove South High School and upon graduation, he started performing his stand-up comedy routine in various Chicago comedy clubs during the early 1980s. His talent soon turned out to be impressive, and he was named the best joke writer in America by Jay Leno, and three of his jokes were judged among the best seventy-five of all time by a survey of GQ Magazine. However, his true breakthrough came in 1984 when he made an appearance on “Late Night with David Letterman”. It was the same year that his first comedy album “E=MO Squared” was released, which won the New Music Award for the best comedy album of the year. His net worth was beginning to rise.

A year later Emo made his TV-acting debut, by guest-starring in an episode of Miami Vice with Phil Collins. His film-acting debut came in 1989 when he appeared in “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, which unfortunately gained very bad critiques. The same year, Philips took part in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, where he sold out over a dozen shows, proving his enormous popularity. This resulted in a two-week UK tour, a run at a West End theater, a Channel Four Special, and a series of advertisements for Sony electronics. He also appeared in “The Bob Monkhouse Show” and “Friday Live”. Emo also had a guest-appearance in the UHF film in 1989 with Weird Al Yankovic. Being Yankovic’s close friend, Philips made several TV appearances with him ever since. His net worth was steady.

In the following years, he had a few more film roles including in “Meet the Parents” (1992), “The Can Man” (1992) and “Desperation Boulevard”(1998). His discography counts three comedy albums, the first one being the “E=mo squared” album which was later re-released along with his second one on a double CD. During his successful career, Philips has also had various voiceover credits that, among others, include contributions in the animated series “Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist”, “Space Ghost: Coast to Coast” and “Slacker Cats”. Channel 4 named Phillips the 54th greatest stand-up comedian of all time.

When it comes to his private life, Emo has married three times. His first marriage was to Judy Tenuta in 1988, but the couple divorced soon after. In 2000 he married Carmi, but the marriage didn’t last long either. He has been married to Kipleigh Brown since November 2011. Emo has no children from any of his marriages.

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Quick Facts

Full NameEmo Philips
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 7, 1956
Place Of BirthChicago, Illinois, United States
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
ProfessionComedian, Actor, Entertainer, Screenwriter
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseKipleigh Brown (m. 2011)
NicknamesPhil Soltanek , Emo Phillips , Phil Soltanec
MoviesDesperation Boulevard, Meet the Parents, Journey to the Center of the Earth, UHF, Chapel Hill, NC, United States, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Stoughton, WI, United States
TV ShowsSlacker Cats




Adventure Time2012-2016TV SeriesCuber / Flour Demon
Adventure Time: Finn & Jake Investigations2015Video GameCuber (voice)
American Dirtbags2015Gun Dealer's Brother in Law
Review2014TV SeriesGeorgie
TripTank2014TV SeriesKarl (voice)
Rise of the Kitchen Appliances2014ShortBlender (voice)
Slacker Cats2007-2009TV SeriesDooper
Relative Strangers2006Guest at Hoedown (uncredited)
Home Movies1999-2004TV SeriesShannon
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection2003VideoNewbie (It's All About The Pentiums) / Joe Earley (UHF) (uncredited)
'Weird Al' Yankovic Live!1999VideoLoser ("It's All About The Pentiums" music video)
Al TV #81999TV Movie segment "It's All About The Pentiums"
Desperation Boulevard1998
The Weird Al Show1997TV SeriesDr. Philips / The Slawmeister
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1995-1996TV SeriesEmo
Meet the Parents1992Video Store Clerk
The Can Man1992ShortThe Can Man
UHF1989Joe Earley
Journey to the Center of the Earth1988Nimrod
Miami Vice1985TV SeriesRat Race Contestant


Home Movies1999TV Series additional writing by - 1 episode
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1995-1996TV Series additional material - 2 episodes
The Fan1995Video short
Emo Philips Live1987Documentary


Meet the Parents2000associate producer
Meet the Parents1992executive producer


Yesterday Was a Lie2008thanks
Left of Center2006Video special thanks
Caffeine Headache2003Short special thanks


Dying Laughing2016DocumentaryHimself
Under the Smogberry Trees2016DocumentaryHimself
Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live2010TV SeriesHimself
Iron Core Talk2010TV SeriesHimself
The Seventh Python2008DocumentaryHimself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups2007TV Special documentaryHimself
Scott Bateman Presents Scott Bateman Presents2007TV SeriesHimself
8 Out of 10 Cats2006TV SeriesHimself
Just for Laughs2005TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
The Aristocrats2005DocumentaryHimself
The World Stands Up2004TV SeriesHimself
Late Friday2002TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2001TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1998TV SeriesHimself
Amnesty International's Big 301991TV MovieHimself (as Emo Phillips)
The Lowdown1990TV Series documentaryHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1990TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1985-1989TV SeriesHimself
The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Negligee and Underpants Party1988TV MovieHimself
Emo Philips Live1987DocumentaryHimself
The Secret Policeman's Third Ball1987DocumentaryHimself
Stand Up America1987TV SeriesHimself
The Bob Monkhouse Show1986TV SeriesHimself
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