Biography

​John Oliver (born 23 April 1977) is a British-born stand-up comedian, actor and writer. He is best known for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, for which he won an Emmy in 2009, as well as for playing recurring character Professor Ian Duncan on the show Community. He has worked extensively with Andy Zaltzman. In addition to several collaborative stand-up acts, their body of work together includes hundreds of hours worth of satirical podcasts and radio broadcasts, including series such as Political Animal, The Department and The Bugle. He is a permanent resident of the United States and lives in New York City.

​John Oliver (born 23 April 1977) is a British-born stand-up comedian, actor and writer. He is best known for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, for which he won an Emmy in 2009, as well as for playing recurring character Professor Ian Duncan on the show Community. He has worked extensively with Andy Zaltzman. In addition to several collaborative stand-up acts, their body of work together includes hundreds of hours worth of satirical podcasts and radio broadcasts, including series such as Political Animal, The Department and The Bugle. He is a permanent resident of the United States and lives in New York City.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 24

Birthday 1977-04-23

Place of Birth Birmingham - England - UK

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 The Lion King as Zazu (voice)
2019 Wonder Park
2017 Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs as Himself
2014 The Concert for Valor as Himself
2014 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver(152 episodes) as Himself - Host
2013 Rick and Morty(1 episode) as Dr. Xenon Bloom (voice)
2013 The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow as Vanity Smurf (voice)
2013 The Smurfs 2 as Vanity Smurf (voice)
2012 Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee(1 episode) as Himself
2012 Gravity Falls(1 episode) as Wax Sherlock Holmes (voice)
2012 The Secret Policeman's Ball as Himself
2011 The Smurfs as Vanity Smurf (voice)
2010 The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear as Himself - Correspondent
2010 John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show(26 episodes)
2009 Community(3 episodes) as Professor Duncan
2009 Community(1 episode) as Xim-Xam / Mix-Max (voice)
2009 Community(9 episodes) as Professor Ian Duncan
2009 Important Things with Demetri Martin(17 episodes)
2008 The Love Guru as Dick Pants
2008 John Oliver: Terrifying Times as Himself
2005 The Colbert Report(1 episode)
2004 Green Wing(1 episode)
1999 People Like Us(1 episode)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1993 The X-Files(1 episode)

Writing

2008 John Oliver: Terrifying TimesWriter
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(2,578 episodes)Writer

Production

2018 Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas(10 episodes)Executive Producer
2014 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver(135 episodes)Executive Producer

Creator

2014 Last Week Tonight with John OliverCreator

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