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Prior to taking over The Daily Show, Stewart's most recent television work was on HBO's critically acclaimed series-within-a-series, The Larry Sanders Show, playing a character he should know very well: himself. The final season saw, among other things, Stewart seemingly being groomed to take over the fictitious late-night throne from the perpetually paranoid Larry Sanders (Garry Shandling). Stewart also served as a creative consultant on the series.
On the feature film front, Stewart will appear in the 2002 release, Death to Smoochy, directed by Danny DeVito and starring Ed Norton, Robin Williams, and Salma Hayek. Stewart starred with Adam Sandler in one of 1999's biggest hits Big Daddy. He also starred in the romantic drama Playing by Heart opposite Gillian Anderson which marked a departure for Stewart in that he was allowed to show more of a dramatic side of himself than people are accustomed to seeing. Stewart also starred in The Faculty, a horror-comedy directed by Robert Rodriguez.
While it may be the conventional route for stand-up comedians to sign a book deal and expound on their early days inside dingy comedy clubs, Stewart took the path less traveled with his debut book, Naked Pictures of Famous People (Rob Weisbach Books). A collection of fictitious and humorous what-if essays, Naked Pictures has appeared on many best-sellers lists including The New York Times Best-Seller List.
Stewart has also written for several magazines including The New Yorker, Esquire and George.
Other notable television credits include hosting the 2001 Grammy Awards, the CableAce-nominated one-hour HBO comedy special, Jon Stewart: Unleavened, which premiered in September 1996, as well as, guest hosting on Live with Regis and CBS' The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder. Stewart has also appeared in NBC's NewsRadio and HBO's Mr. Show with Bob & David.
Long considered one of America's top young comedians, Stewart began honing his skills in New York City, moving through the ranks of its top comedy clubs to appearance's on HBO's Young Comedians Special and Late Show with David Letterman. Those, in turn, led him to host his own half-hour late night talk show, aptly titled The Jon Stewart Show. After briefly hosting the show on MTV, Paramount enlarged the show to a one-hour format for national syndication. The critically acclaimed talk show featured a variety of celebrity guests from the worlds of music, entertainment, sports and fashion. The show aired from September 1994 through June 1995.
Jon Stewart Facts
|Birth Name||Jonathan Stewart Leibowitz|
|Occupation||Actor, TV Host|
|Birthday||November 28, 1962 (53)|
|Birthplace||New York, New York, USA|
|Height||5' 7" (1m70) How tall is Jon Stewart compared to you?|