Person Details

Birthday: 1962-11-28 11:19:55

Aliases: Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz

Gender: Male

Place of birth: New York City, New York, USA

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Movie Involvements: 19

TV Involvements: 6


Most Famous Work

Biography

Jon Stewart  (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962) is an American political satirist, writer, television host, actor, media critic and stand-up comedian. He is widely known as host of The Daily Show, a satirical news program that airs on Comedy Central. Stewart started as a stand-up comedian, but branched into television as host of Short Attention Span Theater for Comedy Central. He went on to host his own show on MTV, called The Jon Stewart Show, and then hosted another show on MTV called You Wrote It, You Watch It. He has also had several film roles as an actor. Stewart became the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central in early 1999. He is also a writer and co-executive-producer of the show. After Stewart joined, The Daily Show steadily gained popularity and critical acclaim, which led to his first Emmy Award in 2001. Stewart has gained acclaim as an acerbic, satirical critic of personality-driven media shows, in particular those of the US media networks such as CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC. Critics say Stewart benefits from a double standard: he critiques other news shows from the safe, removed position of his "fake news" desk. Stewart agrees, saying that neither his show nor his channel purports to be anything other than satire and comedy. In spite of its self-professed entertainment mandate, The Daily Show has been nominated for news and journalism awards. Stewart hosted the 78th and 80th Academy Awards. He is the co-author of America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction, which was one of the best-selling books in the U.S. in 2004 and Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race released in 2010. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jon Stewart, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Most Famous Work

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
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6
The Faculty
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6

The Faculty

(1998) Prof. Edward Furlong
The Adjustment Bureau
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7

The Adjustment Bureau

(2011) Jon Stewart
Playing by Heart
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7

Playing by Heart

(1998) Trent
Weiner
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7

Weiner

(2016) Himself (archive footage)
The Beaver
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6

The Beaver

(2011) Jon Stewart
The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina
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5
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism
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7

Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

(2004) Himself (archive footage)

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2020 Himself
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2018 Himself (Archive Footage)
Himself
Himself (archive footage)
Himself
2017 Himself - Host
Himself
2016 Himself
Himself (archive footage)
Jon Stewart
Judge Kitty Kitty Meow Meow Face-Shwartstein (voice)
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2015 Himself (archive footage)
Himself
Himself
Himself
2014 Himself
Himself (archive footage)
N/A
N/A
2013 Himself
Himself
Himself (Archive Footage)
Himself
2012 Himself
Himself
Judge Kitty Kitty Meow Meow Face-Shwartstein
Himself
Himself
2011 Himself
Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart
2010 Himself - Co-Host
Host
2008 Himself
Self (archive footage)
N/A
N/A
himself
N/A
2007 Jon Stewart
2006 Himself
Zeebad (voice)
2005 N/A
N/A
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Himself
2004 Himself
Himself (archive footage)
2003 N/A
N/A
Himself
2002 N/A
Godfrey (voice)
Marion Frank Stokes
2001 Reg Hartner
1999 Kevin Gerrity
1998 Trent
Prof. Edward Furlong
Todd Zalinsky
Himself
Enhancement Smoker
1997 Himself
1996 Henry
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Himself - Host
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Jon Stewart
1994 Rollerblader
1993 N/A
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1992 N/A
1989 N/A
1975 N/A
1969 N/A
1953 N/A
Himself
Himself
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2020 Director
2014 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2020 Screenplay
2014 Screenplay
1996 Writer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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