Stephen Colbert

BirthDay:

13 May 1964

BirthPlace:

Washington, District of Columbia, USA

BirthName:

Stephen Tyrone Colbert

Bio:

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 (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 (1996).

At the time he left The Daily Show (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 (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.
Filmography

Actor ( 94 credits )

Personal Gold: An Underdog Story (2015) Himself (archive footage)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Himself - Host
The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Laketown Spy (rumored)
Mobilize (2014) (archive footage)
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) Paul Peterson (voice)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (2 episodes, 2014)
BoJack Horseman (2014)  Mr. Witherspoon (1 episode, 2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot (2014)  Himself (4 episodes, 2015)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Laketown Spy
Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Alpha House (2013)  Stephen Colbert (uncredited) (1 episode, 2013)
Media Buzz (2013)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2014)
The Lead with Jake Tapper (2013)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
@midnight (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Ok! TV (2013)  Himself - Host, Late Show (archive footage) (1 episode
Rick and Morty (2013)  Zeep (1 episode, 2015)
House of Cards (2013)  Stephen Colbert (1 episode, 2015)
The Sky Is Pink (2012) Himself (archive footage)
The Revisionaries (2012) Himself - The Colbert Report (archive footage)
Moyers & Company (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Oprah's Next Chapter (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
The Mindy Project (2012)  Father Michael (1 episode, 2015)
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Himself (2 episodes, 2016)
Inside Comedy (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
50/50 (2011) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Company (2011) Harry
Beyond Belief (2011) Himself (archive footage)
Revenge of the Electric Car (2011) Himself
The 2011 Comedy Awards (2011) Himself
Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011) Himself
Conan (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (2010)  Himself (4 episodes, 2010)
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) President Hathaway (voice)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself / ... (7 episodes, 2010-2013)
Stossel (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Glenn Beck (2009)  Himself - Host of 'The Colbert Report' (1 episode, 200
Playing Columbine (2008) Himself (archive footage)
The Love Guru (2008) Jay Kell
CSNY/Déjà Vu (2008) Himself
I.O.U.S.A. (2008) Himself (archive footage)
Bewitched (2005) Stu Robison
The Great New Wonderful (2005) Principal Peersall (segment "David and Allison's Story"
Strangers with Candy (2005) Chuck Noblet
The Office (2005)  Broccoli Rob (1 episode, 2012)
American Dad! (2005)  Dr. Dandliker - Dentist (1 episode, 2005)
The Colbert Report (2005)  Himself - Host / ... (1,282 episodes, 2005-2014)
Nova ScienceNow (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Wrong Coast (2004)  Various Celebrity Voices (unknown episodes)
Nobody Knows Anything! (2003) TV Newsman
The Venture Bros. (2003)  Professor Impossible (2 episodes, 2004-2006)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (3 episodes, 2004-2012)
Crank Yankers (2002)  Rob (1 episode, 2002)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn (2002)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)  James Bennett (1 episode, 2004)
Democracy Now! (2001)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
The Movie Loft (2001)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (2000)  Phil Ken Sebben / ... (34 episodes, 2001-2007)
Let It Snow (1999) Happy Successful Guy
Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999)  Tourist Man (1 episode, 2004)
Strangers with Candy (1999)  Chuck Noblet (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
Random Play (1999)  Various (2 episodes, 1999)
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998)  Himself (2 episodes, 1999-2006)
Shock Asylum (1997) Dr. Dewalt
Apt. 2F (1997) (1 episode, 1997)
The Chris Rock Show (1997)  Siggorette Announcer (uncredited) (1 episode, 1997)
Spin City (1996)  Frank (1 episode, 1996)
The Dana Carvey Show (1996)  Various Characters / ... (8 episodes, 1996)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Himself / ... (9 episodes, 2007-2014)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself - Correspondent / ... (775 episodes, 1997-2014
This Week (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
MADtv (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Exit 57 (1995)  Various (12 episodes, 1995-1996)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (13 episodes, 2005-2014)
Missing Persons (1993)  Chet Davies (1 episode, 1993)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself / ... (10 episodes, 1999-2009)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2006)
The Simpsons (1989)  Colby Krause (1 episode, 2007)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2012)
Inside Edition (1988)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2014)
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008-2010)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (5 episodes, 2008-2014)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Ace / ... (15 episodes, 1996-2011)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself - Guest Co-Anchor (1 episode, 2012)
Nova (1974)  Himself - The Colbert Report (archive footage) (1 epis
60 Minutes (1968)  Himself - Comedian (segment "The Colbert Report") / ..
Today (1952)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2004-2012)

Producer ( 5 credits )

Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015) executive producer
Strangers with Candy (2005) co-producer
The Colbert Report (2005) executive producer (578 episodes, 2005-2012)
Strangers with Candy (1999) co-producer (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996) executive producer (2 episodes, 2006-2008)

Writer ( 8 credits )

Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015) (2 episodes, 2015)
Strangers with Candy (2005)
The Colbert Report (2005) (581 episodes, 2005-2014)
Strangers with Candy (1999) (creator) (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996) (1,317 episodes, 1997-2008)
The Dana Carvey Show (1996) (8 episodes, 1996)
Exit 57 (1995) (creator) (12 episodes, 1995-1996)
Saturday Night Live (1975) (25 episodes, 1996-2011)