58 years old (Born on May 13, 1964)
American comedian, satirist, actor and writer.; He is famous from The Colbert Report.As a result of an operation he had when he was young, he can fold his right ear inside out and can pop it out when he squints his eye. Received an honorary doctorate in fine arts by Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, in 2006. Provided the voice of Ace for "Saturday Night Live" (1975)'s "The Ambiguously Gay Duo" segments. The voice of Gary is provided by fellow "The Daily Show" (1996) correspondent Steve Carell. His siblings from oldest to youngest are: Jimmy, Eddie, Mary, Billy, Margo, Tommy, Jay, Lulu, Paul, and Peter. Stephen is the youngest of the eleven. He was briefly a correspondent on "Good Morning America" (1975).
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Lent his voice to some attack ads that were used for the The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) (TV), hosted by Jon Stewart.
Has three children: Madeline, Peter, and John.
Wrote the book Wigfield with "Strangers with Candy" (1999) costars Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello.
His father and two of his brothers died in a plane crash when he was ten years old. On September 11, 1974, they were on an Eastern Airlines DC-9 that crashed in dense fog during its approach to Charlotte, N.C. Of the 82 people on board, 72 were killed. In its report, the NTSB concluded that "the probable cause of the accident was the flight crew's lack of altitude awareness at critical points during the approach due to poor c*ckpit discipline in that the crew did not follow prescribed procedures.".
Is currently in the process of putting together news pieces about every district in the United States.
Was included in the Peabody Award given to Indecision 2000 Election Night: Choose and Lose (2000) (TV) and Indecision 2002 Election Night (2002) (TV) for "offering biting political satire, these scintillating segments had something droll and amusing to say about almost everything and everyone associated with American politics and the presidential election.".
Is deaf in his right ear.
Began a career in comedy by joining the Second City improv group in Chicago.
The youngest of eleven children.
Has stated that not all of his family members say "Colbert" the way he does. Some pronounce the "T" at the end.
Occasionally replaced Jon Stewart as anchor of "The Daily Show" (1996) while Jon was occupied with other things.
As a result of the plane crash that killed his father and two of his brothers, the Federal Aviation Administration established the "sterile c*ckpit" rule, which prohibits flight crews from engaging in any conversation or activities apart from their flying duties while the aircraft is below 10,000 feet.
His show, "The Colbert Report" (2005), averages 1.2 million viewers.
Is a huge Lord of the Rings fan and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the series. Specifically recorded an entire biography of LOTR character Aragorn from memory when Viggo Mortensen appeared on "The Daily Show" (1996). Mortensen kindly sent Colbert a platter full of LOTR characters carved out of chocolate.
An alumnus of the Second City and Annoyance Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Graduated from Northwestern University in 1986.
Voiced several characters on Comedy Central's "Crank Yankers" (2002).
He is of three-quarters Irish descent and one-quarter French descent.
Truthiness, a word he coined, was declared the Word of the Year 2005 by the American Dialect Society.
Good friends with fellow former "The Daily Show" (1996) correspondent Steve Carell
Teaches Sunday School every weekend at his church and teaches his own specific story of salvation and has the children learn spiritual songs.
Most of the shows he has been a part of are on Comedy Central. These shows are "Exit 57" (1995), "The Daily Show" (1996), "Strangers with Candy" (1999), and "The Colbert Report" (2005).
All of his three children have appeared on "The Daily Show" (1996).