Tim Herlihy | Net Worth, Son, Family, & More

A screenwriter and film producer, Tim Herlihy specializes in Hollywood films. Additionally, Herlihy is also a screen actor and a Broadway musical book writer/songwriter.

He is regarded as one of the best screenwriter and film producers in Hollywood as most of his films have managed to gain a profit of over 3 billion USD worldwide.

Early Life (Parents, Siblings, Hometown, Age)

Tim Herlihy a.k.a Timothy Patrick Herlihy was born on October 9, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. Although the identities of his parents are not disclosed, his father is said to be a New York City firefighter.

Herlihy grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York. The information relating to his siblings is not available and will be updated once the details are disclosed. Tim Herlihy is 57 years old.

Tim Herlihy Personal Life (Relationship Status, Wife, and Children)

Even though Tim Herlihy is quite famous, he is one of those celebrities who has maintained secrecy when it comes to their personal life.

Even though we know that Tim is married, the identity of his wife has been kept in the dark and the information on the details of his marriage is also not available. 

But, it is known that Herlihy has a very healthy relationship with his wife and the couple is blessed with four children.


Tim Herlihy graduated from Arlington High School in 1984. He then got an enrollment at New York University for a double accounting and international business. 

Herlihy met his future film producing partner, Adam Sandler in the Brittany Hall dormitory of the university. He earned an undergraduate degree from the university in 1988. Upon graduation, he began working in Manhattan for Ernst & Young as an accountant.

After working for a year, Herlihy left the job to pursue his education with a Law degree at New York University in 1990.


Tim Herlihy started working as an attorney at the beginning of his professional career but later he chose a different path in his life.

Tim Herlihy as a Screenwriter

Tim Herlihy used to write materials for his roommate, Adam Sandler during their sophomore year, when Sandler began his stand-up comedy career. Herlihy continued to work with Sandler even after his graduation. 

The pair collaborated several times when Sandler was working at Saturday Night Live. Herlihy was officially recruited as a writer for the show in March of 1994 and continued to work for the show as a head writer and executive producer until 1999.

After SNL, Tim has constantly worked with Sandler and has co-written for several of Sander’s films such as Billy Madison (1995), The Wedding Singer (1998), The Waterboy (1998), Big Daddy (1999), Pixels (2015), and The Ridiculous 6 (2015). Herlihy has also co-written and performed for Sandler’s comedy albums such as ‘They’re All Gonna Laugh at You!’ in 1993, and ‘What the Hell Happened to Me?’ in 1996 which were released during the 1990s and early 2000s.

Apart from collaborating with Sandler, Tim has co-written the book and two songs for a Broadway musical version of The Wedding Singer. The musical was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2006.

In 2015, Tim made a return to SNL to collaborate with Tracy Morgan on a recurring sketch they had created in the 1990s named ‘Brian Fellow’s Safari Planet’ which won a Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy/Variety sketch series in the same year.

Tim Herlihy as a Film Producer

Tim started his career as a producer in SNL during the mid-1990s. He executively produced ‘Anger Management’, an American buddy comedy film released in 2003. 

Since then Herlihy has produced more than 12 films that have been very successful worldwide and have earned over USD 3 billion in profit. Some of his most notable works include Anger Management (2003), The Longest Yard (2005), Click (2006), Grown Ups (2010), Jack and Jill (2011), Pixels (2015), and The Ridiculous 6 (2015).

Tim Herlihy as an Actor 

Herlihy started his acting career in 1995 with Tamra Davis’s comedic film named ‘Billy Madison’ where he played the role of an architect. His other works in acting include Blended (2014), Grown Ups (2010), Mr. Deeds (2002), and many more. He has acted in more than ten films during his career in acting.

Tim Herlihy as a Songwriter

Tim Herlihy is known for writing songs for his films. Some of his well-known songs are ‘The Billy Madison Way’ from the film ‘Billy Madison’, ‘Somebody Kill Me’, ‘Grow Old With You’ from ‘The Wedding Singer’, ‘Forgetful Lucy’, and more.

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Tim Herlihy’s Net Worth

The total net worth of Tim Herlihy is estimated to be USD 30 million. 

His huge wealth comes from his triumphant films that grossed over USD 3 billion worldwide. Tim is estimated to gain about USD 1 million per year through his film production alone. He also works as a songwriter and actor which further helps to add more wealth to his huge fortune.

Awards and Achievements

Following are the awards and achievements received by Tim Herlihy:

  • Won a Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy/Variety sketch series in 2015.
  • Nominated for an Emmy Award in 2015.
  • Nominated for Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Comedy/Variety – Sketch Series in 2017 and Writers Guild of America Award for Best Comedy/Variety Talk Series in 2001.
  • 2006 Tony Award nominee for Best Book of a Musical.
  • Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Writing in 2001.
  • Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Musical in 2006.

Popular Work

Some of Tim’s popular works include:

  • Billy Madison (1995)
  • Happy Gilmore (1996)
  • The Wedding Singer (1998)
  • Big Daddy (1999) 
  • Click (2006)
  • Grown Ups (2010)
  • Blended (2014)
  • Pixels (2015)
  • The Billy Madison Way
  • Somebody Kill Me
  • Grow Old with You
  • The Kangaroo Song

Fun Fact about Tim Herlihy

  • Tim sang the song titled ‘The Kangaroo Song’ for the movie Big Daddy in 1999.

Wiki and Short Bio

  • Name: Tim Herlihy
  • Birth Name: Timothy Patrick Herlihy
  • Nickname: Tim
  • Birth Date: October 9, 1966
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
  • Age:57
  • Gender: Male
  • Zodiac: Libra
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Religion: N/A
  • Father’s Name: Not Disclosed
  • Mother’s Name: Not Disclosed
  • Sibling: Not Disclosed
  • Relationship Status: Married
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Spouse: Not Disclosed
  • Children: 4
  • Occupation: Film Producer, Actor, Songwriter, Broadway musical book writer
  • Net Worth: 30 million USD
  • Height: 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm or 1.73 m)
  • Weight: N/A
  • Complexion: Fair
  • Hair color: Brownish Blonde
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Social media: Twitter @mrtimherlihy

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