John C. Reilly Loves "Every Minute" with His Kids

07/23/2008 at 10:00 AM ET

John_c_reillyIn the new comedy Step Brothers, John C. Reilly plays a middle-aged man still living with his parents. John says that he’d be happy to maintain such an arrangement with his own two children with wife Allison Dickey because he "dreads the day when they leave the house." "Maybe there will come a time when I’ll get tired of them," the 43-year-old actor tells Parade, "But I really depend on my kids for company." He adds,

I love every minute of being with them.

To help prepare for the role of an "overgrown kid" John says he looked no further than his sons, ages 9 ½ and 7 ½; observing them "losing it when they didn’t get something they wanted, or fighting with each other" gave him plenty of material to work with. "I would watch them for a little while until it got so annoying I’d have to make them stop. But I picked up a few things," John says.

John and Allison have been married since 1992.

Source: Parade; Photo by Jen Lowery/StarTraks.


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Sarita on

I think you left some vital information out of the post: how old are their children?

Amanda on

Anyone know how old his kids are or how many he has???

Sarah, Staff Editor on

Sarita –

No information on if he has sons or daughters, their names or ages were available, unfortunately. If someone finds something, please send to

Charity on

John C. Reilly is my uncle


Allie on

They have two sons — the first born in late 1998; the second in September 2001.

Kelly on

I love John C. Riley’s work very much. Just watched a tivod Circe de freaks <== I love his voice and musical performances, and I love his acting even more. Having seen only 2 of his movies I looked him up to discover he is married with kids and young enough to be this senior's kid. Keep up the good work.