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Jon Stewart was born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz in New York City, New York, to Marian (Laskin), a teacher, and Donald Leibowitz, a physics professor. His family is Ashkenazi Jewish (from Austria, Ukraine, Poland, and Belarus). Stewart moved to Lawrenceville, New Jersey during his childhood. He graduated from the College Of William And Mary in ... See full bio »

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Won 22 Primetime Emmys. Another 18 wins & 79 nominations. See more awards »

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(1996-2017)
The Faculty Prof. Edward Furlong
(1998)
Death to Smoochy Marion Frank Stokes
(2002)
Half Baked Enhancement Smoker
(1998)

Filmography

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 2020 Irresistible (written by) (post-production)
 2015-2016 The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (TV Series) (creator - 259 episodes)
- Jon Stewart (2016) ... (creator)
- Lewis Black (2016) ... (creator)
- Quinta Brunson (2016) ... (creator)
- Julie Klausner (2016) ... (creator)
- Ana Marie Cox (2016) ... (creator)
 1999-2015 The Daily Show (TV Series) (writer - 2,600 episodes)
- Jon Stewart's Final Episode (2015) ... (writer)
- Louis C.K. (2015) ... (writer)
- Denis Leary (2015) ... (writer)
- Amy Schumer (2015) ... (writer)
- J.J. Abrams (2015) ... (writer)
 2005-2014 The Colbert Report (TV Series) (creator - 1,264 episodes)
- Same to You, Pal (2014) ... (creator)
- Episode #10.266 (2014) ... (creator)
- Episode #10.259 (2014) ... (creator)
- JR (2014) ... (creator)
- Michael Sheen (2014) ... (creator)
 2014 Rosewater (screenplay)
 2008 The 80th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (special material written by)
 2006 The 78th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (special material written by)
 2002 The 44th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (special material by)
 2001 Stephen Colbert Again: A Look Back (TV Special) (writer)
 2001 The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (special material by)
 1999 The Greatest Millennium (TV Special)
 1997-1999 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (TV Series) (additional material - 2 episodes)
- Walk for Hunger (1999) ... (additional material)
- Guess Who (1997) ... (additional material)
 1996 Jon Stewart: Unleavened (TV Special)
 1991 Real Mature (TV Movie)
 1989 The Sweet Life (TV Series) (writer)
 1989 Caroline's Comedy Hour (TV Series) (head writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 5 June 1989 (1989) ... (head writer)
- Episode dated 5 April 1989 (1989) ... (head writer)
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Show Show Actor (34 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
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Show Show Thanks (7 credits)
Show Show Self (218 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (68 credits)

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Other Works:

Plays Mort Sinclaire the TV comedy writer and Communist on the audio book of Stephen Colbert's "I Am America (and So Can You)" (2007) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 10 Interviews | 26 Articles | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[January 2003, on why he loves The Daily Show (1996)] It saves me from sitting at home in my underwear screaming at the television set. If I didn't do this show I'd be the crazy guy at the bar sitting at the corner screaming "He doesn't know shit about what he's talking about!" That's the reason I do it. See more »

Trivia:

Was on a celebrity episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999) in 2000 and won $125,000 for Alzheimer's disease research. See more »

Trademark:

Pioneered the "news satire" approach to comedy that parodies media pundits and political figures See more »

Nickname:

Susceptible Boy See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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