Dave Foley Net Worth – 2023

Dave Foley

Net Worth -$500 Thousand
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.72 m)
Profession Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter, Television producer, Television Director, Voice Actor, Writer
Gender Male
Date of Birth Jan 4, 1963 (59 years old)
Nationality Canada

Dave Foley Net Worth:

-$500 Thousand

What Is the Net Worth of Dave Foley?

Canadian comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director Dave Foley has a net worth of -$500,000. Sadly, this represents a negative net worth. Dave and his ex-wife have been infamously mired in an unpleasant money dispute for over a decade. This post will elaborate on this subject in great detail in the future.

Foley is best known for co-founding the comedy group The Kids in the Hall and for his role as Dave Nelson in the 1995–1999 highly acclaimed NBC sitcom “NewsRadio.” Dave further portrayed Bob / Dr. Moore on “Hot in Cleveland” (2010; 2013–2015) on TV Land, Dave Lyons on “Spun Out” (2014–2015) on CTV, and Pat Hein on “Dr. Ken” (2015–2017). He has been in over 150 films and television shows, such as “The Wrong Guy” (1997), “My Boss’s Daughter” (2003), and “Netherbeast Incorporated” (2007), as well as “Will & Grace” (2004), “Robson Arms” (2008), “How to Be a Gentleman” (2011–2012), and “The Middle” (2012–2018).

Foley provided the voices for Flik in “A Bug’s Life” (1998), The Baldwin brothers in “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut” (1999), Terry in “Monsters University” (2013), Wayne in the “Prep & Landing” shorts (2009–2011), Bob the Dog on “Committed” (2001), and Chris on “Dan Vs.” (2011–2012). Dave was a writer and director for the HBO/CBC series “The Kids in the Hall” (1988–1995), and he wrote, directed, and produced “The True Meaning of Christmas Specials” in 2002. He directed episodes of “NewsRadio” and “Spun Out” and served as executive producer for “Spun Out” and “The Hollow Men” in 2005. From 2004 to 2006, Foley presented “Celebrity Poker Showdown,” and he gave his voice to the video games “A Bug’s Life” (1998), “Fallout: New Vegas” (2010), and “Lego The Incredibles” (2018).

Early Years

Dave Foley was born David Scott Foley in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada, on January 4, 1963. Mary, his mother, was from Stafford, England, and Michael, his father, was a steamfitter.


Dave dropped out of high school and spent a year at the Second City Training Centre in Toronto. In 1984, he and Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, Bruce McCulloch, and Scott Thompson created The Kids in the Hall with Mark McKinney and Kevin McDonald. From 1988 through 1995, the group starred in a sitcom with the same name, which broadcast 102 episodes over five seasons. It was revealed in March 2020 that Amazon Prime would revive the series. Early in his career, Foley participated in “High Stakes” (1986) and “Three Men and a Baby” (1987), as well as the miniseries “Anne of Avonlea” (1987). In the 1990s, he appeared in the films “It’s Pat” (1994), “Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy” (1996), “Hacks” (1997), “Blast from the Past” (1999), and “Dick” (1999), and he portrayed news director Dave Nelson on “NewsRadio” alongside Phil Hartman, Stephen Root, Maura Tierney, Khandi Alexander, Andy Dick, Vicki Lewis, and Joe Rogan. The cast of NewsRadio had to bid goodbye to their beloved co-star Phil Hartman after he was murdered by his wife in 1998. The series ran for 97 episodes. In the season five opener, “Bill Moves On,” they paid respect to Hartman and his character, Bill McNeal, and the actors shed several tears while filming the heartbreaking episode.

After NewsRadio’s cancellation in 1999, Dave appeared in the films “Monkeybone” (2001), “Run Ronnie Run” (2002), “Stark Raving Mad” (2002), “Employee of the Month” (2004), “Childstar” (2004), “Sky High” (2005), and “Coopers’ Camera” (2008) and guest-starred on “Becker” (2001), “Just Shoot Me!” (2002), “The King of Queens” (2003), “Las (2008). In 2004, he played Stuart Lamarack on NBC’s “Will & Grace,” and from 2012 to 2018, he played Dr. Fulton on ABC’s “The Middle.” Foley has appeared in the movies “Vampires Suck” (2010), “Monster Brawl” (2011), and “Freeloaders” (2012), the miniseries “The Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town” (2010), and the television series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (2010–2013), “Desperate Housewives” (2011), “How I Met Your Mother” (2011), “Nick Swardson’s Pretend” (2011), “Maron” (2013), “V (2014). He starred in the 2013 stand-up comedy special “Dave Foley: Relatively Well” and was a series regular on the 2011-2012 CBS and 2015-2017 ABC television shows “How to Be a Gentleman” and “Dr. Ken,” respectively. Foley has appeared in “Second Act” (2018) and “Benjamin” (2019) and the television shows “Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters” (2018), “Drunk History” (2019), “Fresh Off the Boat” (2020), “Superstore” (2021), and “The Morning Show” (2021).

Money Issues with Divorce Settlement

Dave has been open throughout the years about the financial hardship that followed his first divorce. From 1991 until 1997, Foley was married to comedy journalist Tabatha Southey. Together, they have two children, Edmund (born in 1991) and Basil (born in 1995). Dave was at the pinnacle of his profession and earning roughly $1 million per year when they split. During the period of their separation and completed divorce, his income plummeted significantly, mostly due to the cancellation of “NewsRadio.” Over the coming decade, Foley was unable to secure another stable network television position.

A Canadian judge found that Dave was entitled to maintain the same standard of life for his children and ex-wife, despite the fact that his income had supposedly plummeted by 90 percent. Foley was ordered to pay his ex-wife $10,700 every month until their children reached the age of eighteen. And if the children chose to attend college, the commitment would continue until they reached the age of 22. For Dave, $10,700 was around four times his monthly income at the time. To make matters worse, Foley had to earn nearly $40,000 per month after taxes and fees in order to have that monthly amount. Due to this horrific predicament, Dave was more than $500,000 behind on his payments and faced a six-month prison sentence if he stepped foot in Canada (where his children were living).

Personal Life

Years after his divorce, on August 1, 2002, Dave wed actress Crissy Guerrero, and they welcomed their daughter Alina on April 16, 2003. Alina is an actress like her parents, with recurrent parts on “Days of Our Lives” and “The League.” Foley and Guerrero separated in 2008, but reunited in 2016 and remarried. Dave has fought with depression his whole life, and he has stated that he “used to drink quite a bit,” but he quit drinking in 2014 following a brain injury induced by drinking. After the fall, he was hospitalized for four days with a subdural hematoma.

Honors and Candidatures

Foley has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program (1993), Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program (1994 and 1995), and Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for “Prep & Landing” (2010). He has received two nominations for the Canadian Comedy Award, winning Best Performance by a Male in Television for “Less Than Kind” in 2010, and he has received two nominations for the Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role for “Spun Out” in 2015 and 2016. The 1999 US Comedy Arts Festival awarded “The Wrong Guy” the Film Discovery Jury Award for Best Screenplay, while in 2005, the Vancouver Film Critics Circle voted Dave Best Supporting Actor – Canadian Film for “Childstar.”

Foley has been nominated for ten Gemini Awards, winning for “The Kids in the Hall” in three categories: Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series (1989 and 1990), Best Performance in a Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series (1989), and Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble) (1993). His nominations for the Gemini Awards were for “The Kids in the Hall” nine times and “The True Meaning of Christmas Specials” once. Dave has been nominated for three Online Film & Television Association Awards, including Best Actor in a Comedy Series in 1998 for “NewsRadio” and Best Family Actor and Best Voice-Over Performance in 1999 for “A Bug’s Life.” Foley has also been nominated for the Behind the Voice Actors Awards (Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film for “Monsters University”), the CableACE Awards (Comedy Series for “The Kids in the Hall”), the Hoboken International Film Festival (Best Supporting Actor for “Postal”), and the Visual Effects Society Awards (Outstanding Animated Character in a Broadcast Program or Commercial for “Prep & Landing”).

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