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Stephen Colbert

Stephen Tyrone Colbert (pronounced "col-BEAR") was born on May 13, 1964 in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. He is the son of Lorna Elizabeth (Tuck) and James William Colbert, Jr., a doctor and medical school dean at Yale, Saint Louis University, and MUSC. He is the youngest of eleven children, and is of Irish Catholic background.Stephen studied acting at Northwestern and performed with the Second City comedy troupe in Chicago before teaming up with fellow cast members Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello to create the sketch comedy Exit 57 (1995) for Comedy Central. During its two-season run in the mid-1990s, it garnered five CableACE nominations for best writing, performing, and comedy series. After the demise of Exit 57 (1995) from 1997 (until his departure in October 2005), Stephen was a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996), then hosted by Craig Kilborn. Initially billed as "The New Guy," Stephen became the show's longest-running correspondent before getting his own show, The Colbert Report (2005), which has done well in its slot following The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996).At the time he left The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996), Stephen had been its longest-running and most diverse correspondent. In addition to his role as Senior Political Correspondent, he was one of the hosts of "Even Stepheven," a point-counterpoint assault featuring co-correspondent Steve Carell, and the host of "This Week in God," a recurring segment in which he reported on all things theological with the assistance of the "God Machine."Stephen helped The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996) win numerous Emmy and Peabody Awards and contributed to "America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction" (Warner Books) which immediately topped the New York Times bestseller list and stayed there for 15 consecutive weeks.His personality, intelligence, and leftist political satire could only have led him to The Colbert Report (2005), a half-hour nightly platform for him to give his tongue-in-cheek take on the issues of the day, and more importantly, to tell you why he thinks everyone else's take is just plain wrong.His other notable credits include serving as both writer and cast member on The Dana Carvey Show (1996), writing for Saturday Night Live (1975), and providing the voice of Ace in Robert Smigel's "Ambiguously Gay Duo," which originated on The Dana Carvey Show (1996) and was a semi-regular feature in Smigel's "TV Funhouse" segment on SNL. He was also featured on "Mr. Goodwrench" commercials (2003-2005).Stephen lives in northern New Jersey with his wife and three children.


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Born:
May 13, 1964 In Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
27
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series BoJack Horseman 2014-08-22

Won 9 Primetime Emmys. Another 16 wins & 35 nominations.

Known For
Poster of The Colbert Report
Poster of Strangers with Candy
Poster of The Daily Show
Filmography
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
BoJack Horseman Mr. Witherspoon 2014-08-22
Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-24
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Unknown 2014-04-27
House of Cards Unknown 2013-02-01
Inside Comedy Unknown 2012-01-01
The Mindy Project Unknown 2012-09-25
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr. Himself 2010-02-10
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Nova ScienceNow Unknown 2005-01-25
American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
The Colbert Report Self - Host / ... 1,342 episodes, 2005-2014 2005-10-17
The Office Unknown 2005-03-24
The Venture Bros. Unknown 2003-02-16
Crank Yankers Unknown 2002-06-02
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown 2001-09-30
Curb Your Enthusiasm Unknown 2000-10-15
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Phil Ken Sebben / ... 36 episodes, 2000-2007 2000-12-30
Strangers with Candy Chuck Noblet / ... 31 episodes, 1999-2000 1999-04-07
Whose Line Is It Anyway? Unknown 1998-08-05
The Chris Rock Show Unknown 1997-02-07
Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17
The Dana Carvey Show Various Characters / ... 8 episodes, 1996 1996-03-12
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Frontline Unknown 1983-01-17
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11