John Oliver

British-born entertainer John Oliver may be a permanent resident of the United States, but since 2001 he has used his status as a national outsider to his advantage, poking fun at American political culture, government ... Read more »
Born: 04/23/1977 in Birmingham, UK

Filmography

Actor (23)

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Host

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014, 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Late Show With David Letterman 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Community 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Harmontown 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja 2011 - 2014 (TV Show)

Voice

The Simpsons 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show 2009 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

Rick & Morty 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Smurfs 2 2013 (Movie)

Vanity Smurf (Voice)

Gravity Falls 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Smurfs 2011 (Movie)

Vanity (Voice)

Indecision 2008: America's Choice 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

John Oliver: Terrifying Times 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Daily Show 2005 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Love Guru 2008 (Movie)

Dick Pants (Actor)

Night of Too Many Stars (TV Show)

Performer

The Concert for Valor (TV Show)

Special Appearance

Biography

British-born entertainer John Oliver may be a permanent resident of the United States, but since 2001 he has used his status as a national outsider to his advantage, poking fun at American political culture, government and myriad social issues, most notably on the stand-up comedy circuit and "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central, 1999-2015) where he proved himself to be one of the most adept political satirists working today. He parlayed that into his own comedy news series, "Last Week Tonight" (HBO 2014- ) after successfully replacing Stewart during the latter's sabbatical to direct a film.

Relationships

Kate Norley

Wife

EDUCATION

Christ's College, University of Cambridge

Graduated 1998; Majored in English; Vice President of amateur theatrical club The Cambridge Footlights

Milestones

2014

Began hosting "Last Week Tonight" on HBO

2013

Replaced Jon Stewart as host during "The Daily Show's" summer season while Stewart was filming his movie "Rosewater"

2010

Began hosting "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show"

2008

Landed first stand-up special, "John Oliver: Terrifying Times," on Comedy Central

2008

Given his first film role as Dick Pants in "The Love Guru"

2006

Joined cast of "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart"

Bonus Trivia

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Contributed to "Earth: The Book," a comedy book written by "Daily Show" writers and containing a half-naked Larry King centerfold.

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As a permanent resident of the U.S. and not a citizen, Oliver is unable to vote in government elections.

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Met wife Kate Norley, an Iraq war vet, when she hid him from security at the 2008 National Republican Convention.

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Was part of the 2007-2008 Writer's Guild Strike which, he pointed out on The Daily Show, was in violation of the terms of his visa and grounds for deportation.

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