Stephen Colbert

Biography

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Stephen Tyrone Colbert ( born May 13, 1964) is an American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor. He is the host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, a satirical news show in which Colbert portrays a caricatured version of conservative political pundits.

Colbert originally studied to be an actor, but became interested in improvisational theatre when he met famed Second City director Del Close while attending Northwestern University. He first performed professionally as an understudy for Steve Carell at Second City Chicago; among his troupe mates were comedians Paul Dinello and Amy Sedaris, with whom he developed the critically acclaimed sketch comedy series Exit 57.

Colbert also wrote and performed on the short-lived Dana Carvey Show before collaborating with Sedaris and Dinello again on the cult television series Strangers with Candy. He gained considerable attention for his role on the latter as closeted gay history teacher Chuck Noblet. It was his work as a correspondent on Comedy Central's news-parody series The Daily Show, however, that first introduced him to a wide audience.

In 2005, he left The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to host a spin-off series, The Colbert Report. Following The Daily Show's news-parody concept, The Colbert Report is a parody of personality-driven political opinion shows such as The O'Reilly Factor. Since its debut, the series has established itself as one of Comedy Central's highest-rated series, earning Colbert three Emmy Award nominations and an invitation to perform as featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in 2006. Colbert was named one of Time's 100 most influential people in 2006. His book I Am America (And So Can You!) was No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Stephen Tyrone Colbert ( born May 13, 1964) is an American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor. He is the host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, a satirical news show in which Colbert portrays a caricatured version of conservative political pundits.

Colbert originally studied to be an actor, but became interested in improvisational theatre when he met famed Second City director Del Close while attending Northwestern University. He first performed professionally as an understudy for Steve Carell at Second City Chicago; among his troupe mates were comedians Paul Dinello and Amy Sedaris, with whom he developed the critically acclaimed sketch comedy series Exit 57.

Colbert also wrote and performed on the short-lived Dana Carvey Show before collaborating with Sedaris and Dinello again on the cult television series Strangers with Candy. He gained considerable attention for his role on the latter as closeted gay history teacher Chuck Noblet. It was his work as a correspondent on Comedy Central's news-parody series The Daily Show, however, that first introduced him to a wide audience.

In 2005, he left The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to host a spin-off series, The Colbert Report. Following The Daily Show's news-parody concept, The Colbert Report is a parody of personality-driven political opinion shows such as The O'Reilly Factor. Since its debut, the series has established itself as one of Comedy Central's highest-rated series, earning Colbert three Emmy Award nominations and an invitation to perform as featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in 2006. Colbert was named one of Time's 100 most influential people in 2006. His book I Am America (And So Can You!) was No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list.

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Gender -

Known Credits 43

Birthday 1964-05-13

Place of Birth Washington, D.C., United States

Adult Actor False

Official Site -

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Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Weiner as Himself (archive footage)
2015 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert(157 episodes) as Himself - Host
2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon(2 episodes) as Himself
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman as Paul Peterson (voice)
2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as Laketown Spy
2012 Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee(1 episode) as Himself
2011 50/50 as Himself (archive footage)
2011 Company as Harry
2010 The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear as Himself (Co-Host)
2010 The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear(1 episode)
2009 The Fam Fite(1 episode)
2009 Monsters vs Aliens as President Hathaway (voice)
2008 A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! as Himself
2008 Playing Columbine as Himself (archive footage)
2008 The Love Guru as Jay Kell
2008 Lord Save Us as Himself (archive footage)
2007 Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed as Stephen Colbert
2006 Strangers with Candy as Chuck Noblet
2005 The Colbert Report(1 episode)
2005 The Colbert Report(1,452 episodes) as Host
2005 Sesame Street: All-Star Alphabet as Himself - The Letter Z
2005 Bewitched as Stu Robison
2005 The Great New Wonderful as Principal Peersall
2005 The Office(1 episode) as Broccoli Rob
2005 American Dad!(1 episode)
2004 The Venture Bros.(2 episodes) as Professor Impossible
2003 The Wrong Coast(13 episodes)
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent(1 episode)
2000 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law(47 episodes) as Phil Ken Sebben
1999 Strangers with Candy(47 episodes) as Chuck Noblet
1999 Strangers with Candy(1 episode)
1998 ChalkZone(1 episode)
1996 The Ambiguously Gay Duo(0 episodes) as Ace
1996 The Ambiguously Gay Duo(12 episodes) as Ace (voice)
1996 Spin City(1 episode)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(6 episodes)
1996 The Dana Carvey Show(11 episodes)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(4 episodes)
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode) as Colby Krause (Voice)
1988 Whose Line Is It Anyway?(1 episode)
1947 Meet the Press(1 episode)
1900 Shock Asylum
1900 Exit 57(15 episodes)
1900 A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!(0 episodes)
1900 Random Play(6 episodes)

Writing

2006 Strangers with Candy … Author
2005 The Colbert Report(3 episodes) … Writer
1999 Strangers with Candy(1 episode) … Writer
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(2,576 episodes) … Writer
1975 Saturday Night Live(944 episodes) … Writer
1900 A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!(0 episodes) … Writer

Production

2005 The Colbert Report(1,412 episodes) … Executive Producer
1999 Strangers with Candy(47 episodes) … Producer
1900 A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!(0 episodes) … Executive Producer

Creator

2005 The Colbert Report … Creator
1999 Strangers with Candy … Creator
1900 Exit 57 … Creator

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