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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 ... See full bio »

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Won 9 Primetime Emmys. Another 18 wins & 58 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Colbert Report
(2005-2014)
The Daily Show
(1997-2015)
Strangers with Candy
(2005)

Filmography

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 2017 The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (special material by)
 2016 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (TV Movie) (special material by)
  The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Series) (writer - 238 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (written by - 3 episodes, 2015)
- Aaron Eckhart/Tig Notaro/Ron Suskind (2016) ... (writer)
 2015 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (TV Special) (special material by)
 2014 The Kennedy Center Honors (TV Special) (special material by)
  The Colbert Report (TV Series) (2 episodes, 2014) (writer - 1,264 episodes, 2005 - 2014)
- Same to You, Pal (2014) ... (writer)
- Episode #10.266 (2014) ... (writer)
- Episode #10.259 (2014) ... (writer)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1997 - 2001) (writer - 19 episodes, 1996 - 2011) (additional material - 1 episode, 2004)
- Ed Helms/Paul Simon (2011) ... (writer - segment "Saturday TV Funhouse")
- Robert De Niro/Destiny's Child (2004) ... (additional material - segment "Saturday TV Funhouse")
- Ellen Degeneres/No Doubt (2001) ... (segment "Saturday TV Funhouse")
- David Duchovny/Puff Daddy/Jimmy Page (1998) ... (segment "Saturday TV Funhouse")
- Claire Danes/Mariah Carey (1997) ... (segment "Saturday TV Funhouse")
 2009 SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas (TV Movie) (additional material - segment "Saturday TV Funhouse")
 1997-2008 The Daily Show (TV Series) (writer - 1,317 episodes)
- Viggo Mortensen (2005) ... (writer)
- Irwin Redlener (2005) ... (writer)
- George Clooney (2005) ... (writer)
 2006 2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (TV Movie documentary) (writer)
 2006 The 78th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (special material written by)
 2005 Strangers with Candy (series Strangers with Candy) / (written by)
  Strangers with Candy (TV Series) (1 episode) (created by - 30 episodes, 1999 - 2000)
- The Last Temptation of Blank (2000) ... (creator)
- Bully (2000) ... (creator)
- There Once Was a Blank from Nantucket (2000) ... (creator)
- Ask Jerri (2000) ... (creator)
- Blank Relay (2000) ... (creator)
 1998 Stephen Colbert Across America (TV Special) (writer)
 1998 When Animals Go on TV (TV Special) (writer)
 1998 The Daily Show Beach House (TV Special) (writer)
 1998 Weirder Than Whitney (TV Special) (writer)
 1998 The Beth Littleford Interview Special (TV Special) (writer)
 1998 The Daily Show Guide to Home Video (TV Special) (writer)
 1997 The Daily Show Year-End Spectacular '97 (TV Special) (writer)
 1996 The Dana Carvey Show (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (1996) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.7 (1996) ... (writer)
- The Pepsi Stuff Dana Carvey Show (1996) ... (writer)
  Exit 57 (TV Series) (creator - 12 episodes, 1995 - 1996) (writer - 12 episodes, 1995 - 1996)
- Episode #2.6 (1996) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #2.5 (1996) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #2.4 (1996) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #2.3 (1996) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #2.2 (1996) ... (creator) / (writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Contributed material to the best-seller "America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide To Democracy Inaction". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 5 Interviews | 49 Articles | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Stephen T. Colbert | Dr. Stephen T. Colbert D.F.A. | Sir Dr. Stephen T. Colbert D.F.A. | Sir Rev. Dr. Stephen T. Colbert D.F.A. | Sir Rev. Dr. Stephen T. Mos Def Colbert D.F.A. | The Reverend Sir Dr. Stephen T. Colbert D.F.A.

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on what he would like to ask former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean] The media tries to portray you as an angry candidate. Doesn't that piss you off? See more »

Trivia:

Is deaf in his right ear. See more »

Trademark:

Delivers ridiculous lines of dialogue with complete seriousness and sincerity See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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