Jon Stewart

Bicycle repairman, Lab assistant, Comedian
For comedian Jon Stewart, jocular anchor of the Emmy award-winning faux news program "The Daily Show" (Comedy Central, 1996- ), the transformation from frat boy humorist to pointed social and political satirist occurred ... Read more »
Born: 11/28/1962 in Lawrence Township, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (118)

Inside Comedy 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Newsradio 1993 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sit Down Comedy With David Steinberg 1993 - 1995, 1998 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spin City 1993 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Daily Show 1993 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jon Stewart Show 1993 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Nanny 1993 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 2014 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

12-12-12 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

All The President's Men Revisited 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Between Two Ferns: A Fairy Tale of New York 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Herblock - The Black & The White 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Comedy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Conan O'Brien Can't Stop 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Performer)

Give it up For Greg Giraldo 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adjustment Bureau 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Beaver 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Comedy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 32nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

George Carlin: Mark Twain Prize 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Host

Telstar 2009 (Movie)

Dennis (Actor)

The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Buck Howard 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Countdown To The Emmys 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

Twisted: A Balloonamentary 2008 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Comic Relief 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

D Tour: A Tenacious Documentary 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Evan Almighty 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Swing State 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Comedy Central's Last Laugh '05 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Doogal 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Zeebad (Actor)

ReAct Now: Music & Relief 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

Wordplay 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Election Night 2004: Prelude to a Recount 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Aristocrats 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

In Search of Ted Demme 2004 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Race From the White House 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

Re-Decision 2003: The California Recall 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1993 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 MTV Video Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina 2004 (Movie)

Godfrey (Actor)

The Commies 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

MTV Bash 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Night of Too Many Stars 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Death to Smoochy 2002 (Movie)

Marion Frank Stokes (Actor)

The 44th Annual Grammy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 (Movie)

Reg Hartner (Actor)

MTV20: Live and Almost Legal 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Barenaked in America 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist 1994 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Radio City Music Hall's Grand Re-Opening Gala 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Daddy 1999 (Movie)

Kevin (Actor)

Canned Ham: Big Daddy 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 MTV Movie Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Late Show 1994 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

12th Annual American Comedy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief VIII 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Elmopalooza 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Half Baked 1998 (Movie)

Enhancement Smoker (Actor)

Playing By Heart 1998 (Movie)

Trent (Actor)

Since You've Been Gone 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Faculty 1998 (Movie)

Mr Furlong (Actor)

Wishful Thinking 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Jon Stewart: Unleavened 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Pulp Comics: Dave Attell 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 18th Annual CableACE Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

What's Wrong With Sports in America? 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Comics Come Home 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Countdown to Comic Relief 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1995 Billboard Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The State's 43rd Annual Halloween Special 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

In a New Light: Sex Unplugged 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV's Spring Break '95 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 16th Annual CableACE Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1994 MTV Video Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Mixed Nuts 1994 (Movie)

Rollerblader (Actor)

Short Attention Span Theater 1990 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Battle of the Sexes 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 14th Annual Young Comedians Show 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Night of Too Many Stars (TV Show)

Host
Producer (9)

The Colbert Report 1993 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Rosewater 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Important Things with Demetri Martin 2008 - 2010 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Frank DeCaro Big "O" Special: A Fable 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Out at the Movies Fabulous Big "O" Special: Miscast Away 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

The Out at the Movies Fabulous Big "O" Special: Being Frank DeCaro 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer
Writer (1)

Rosewater 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (1)

Rosewater 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

For comedian Jon Stewart, jocular anchor of the Emmy award-winning faux news program "The Daily Show" (Comedy Central, 1996- ), the transformation from frat boy humorist to pointed social and political satirist occurred during one of the United States' most turbulent times. Amidst war, government absurdity, and an increasingly compliant national media, Stewart emerged from a then obscure cable channel to become one of the nation's lone voices of reason in a sea of 24-hour news blowhards and pandering politicians. Despite Stewart's protestations to the contrary, "The Daily Show" became one of the most trusted sources of news for the Gen-X crowd - or "stoned slackers," as Fox pundit Bill O'Reilly referred to them - even though the comedian routinely claimed to be host of a fake news program. Over the years, Stewart's Emmy-winning show earned the respect of Washington's power players, many of whom found sitting in his interview chair integral to running a campaign or simply selling a book. Regardless of the criticism he received - mainly from the right side of aisle and media pundits who were his frequent targets - there was no doubt that Stewart and "The Daily Show" were a vital part of the nation's political discourse. After months of speculation about his future plans, Stewart announced he was leaving the iconic late-night series in 2015.

Relationships

Donald Leibowitz

Father
Physics professor at The College of New Jersey Divorced from Stewart's mother c. 1971; remarried

Marion Leibowitz

Mother
Divorced from Stewart's father c. 1971

Larry Leibowitz

Brother

Tracy McShane

Wife
Married November 2000

Maggie Stewart

Daughter
Born Feb. 4, 2006; mother, Tracy McShane

Nathan Stewart

Son
Born July 3, 2004; mother, Tracy McShane

EDUCATION

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg , Virginia 1984

Lawrence High School

Lawrence , New Jersey

Milestones

2015

Announced departure from "The Daily Show"

2014

Directed political thriller "Rosewater"

2011

Appeared as himself in "The Adjustment Bureau"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 TV Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy

2010

Earned a Grammy nomination for the spoken word album The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth

2007

Made a cameo in the comedy feature "Evan Almighty"

2006

Hosted the 78th Academy Awards

2005

Produced the "Daily Show" spin-off "The Colbert Report" hosted by Stephen Colbert

2002

Landed supporting role in the Danny DeVito directed comedy "Death to Smoochy"

2002

Again hosted the annual telecast of the Grammy awards

2001

Tapped to host the annual telecast of the Grammy awards

1999

Began hosting "The Daily Show" (Comedy Central); also served as writer and co-executive producer; earned several Emmy nominations for Performing, Writing and Producing a Variety or Music Program from 2002 - 2010

1999

Played Adam Sandler's best friend in the comedy "Big Daddy"

1998

Announced to succeed Craig Kilborn as host of "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central

1998

Starred in the teen thriller "The Faculty" and the comedy "Playing by Heart", both produced by Miramax

1996

Had role as Goldie Hawn's young lover in "The First Wives Club"; cut from released film

1994

Appeared in the Nora Ephron comedy "Mixed Nuts," starring Steve Martin

1993

Hosted "The Jon Stewart Show" on MTV, featuring celebrity and musical guests

1992

Hosted MTV's short-lived interactive dramatization program "You Wrote It, You Watch It"

1991

Hosted Comedy Central's news, clips and interview show "Short Attention Span Theater"

1987

Made stand-up debut at the Bitter End in NYC

1986

Moved to NYC and adopted stage name

Opened in Las Vegas for singer Sheena Easton

Hosted syndicated talk show "The Jon Stewart Show" for nine months

Raised in Trenton, NJ

Bonus Trivia

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In 2001, he had his surname legally changed to "Stewart".

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