Bill O'Reilly

Highest Rated: 88% War Made Easy (2007)
Birthday: Sep 10, 1949
Birthplace: Not Available
Known for his confrontational style, political commentator Bill O'Reilly's career in journalism begun in the 1970s, when he worked as a reporter and columnist for several newspapers and local publications during his college years at Boston University. A far cry from his later position as a key figure in mainstream conservative media, some of O'Reilly's early years in broadcasting were spent as a movie critic and entertainment writer for The Miami Herald. After working as a news correspondent for television stations in Pennsylvania and Texas, CBS sent O'Reilly to Argentina to cover the wars in El Salvador and the Falkland Islands. O'Reilly's career continued to grow throughout the 1980s, but his "big break," so to speak, came in the form of Inside Edition, a tabloid gossip and news program in the same vein as A Current Affair. After replacing David Frost as Inside Edition's anchorman, O'Reilly went on to cover various historic milestones, including the Los Angeles riots and the fall of the Berlin Wall. O'Reilly chose to further his education in the mid-'90s, ultimately earning a master's degree from the prestigious Harvard University. Shortly afterward, O'Reilly met a pivotal figure in his career: Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of the Fox News Channel. Ailes hired O'Reilly to anchor The O'Reilly Factor, which quickly became the standard in a growing arena of political media, particularly among conservatives. The Factor's popularity spawned numerous book deals and contributed heavily to the popularity of O'Reilly's similarly formatted radio show. Perhaps the surest mark of success, Bill O'Reilly's trademark aggression toward his interviewees and a multitude of government figures eventually served as inspiration for Stephen Colbert, who modeled his television persona on the highly popular Colbert Report after O'Reilly. Colbert affectionately referred to O'Reilly as "Papa Bear."In 2010, O'Reilly was ranked number four on Newsweek's "Power 50" list of the 50 highest-earning political figures of the year.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
15% Man Down Himself 2016
53% Live From New York! Actor 2015
No Score Yet Killing Lincoln Executive Producer 2013
56% Killing Kennedy Executive Producer 2013
50% Decoding Deepak Actor 2012
0% Last Ounce of Courage Himself $3.4M 2012
32% Sarah Palin: You Betcha! Actor $11K 2011
35% Transformers: Dark of the Moon Bill O'Reilly $352.4M 2011
73% Iron Man 2 Himself $312.1M 2010
No Score Yet Killer at Large: Why Obesity Is America's Greatest Threat Actor 2009
11% An American Carol Bill O'Reilly $7M 2008
88% War Made Easy Actor 2007
59% Al Franken: God Spoke Actor 2006
50% WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception Actor 2004
No Score Yet The First Amendment Project Actor Director 2004

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest Appearing
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
2008
Appearing
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Appearing
  • 2012
72% Rizzoli & Isles
2010-2016
Himself
  • 2011
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2007
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet JAG
1995-2005
Himself
  • 2003

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