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Jon Stewart

Highest Rated:   100% Tickling Giants (2017)
Lowest Rated:   0% Wishful Thinking (1997)
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Birthplace:   New York, New York, USA
The career of comedian/talk show host Jon Stewart (born on November 28th, 1963 as Jon Stewart Leibowitz) has been filled with critical praise but is absent of the kind of widespread success that his talents suggest. A graduate of College of William and Mary, Stewart held several mundane jobs until a stint as a puppeteer performing for children convinced him to go into standup comedy. Moving to New York, the comedian spent several years on the comedy circuit before landing a job as the host of Comedy Central's Short Attention Span Theatre. After leaving the cable network, Stewart spent a brief stint hosting MTV's ill-fated You Wrote It, You Watch It series before landing a job as the network's first talk show host. Premiering in 1993, The Jon Stewart Show became a hit with the college crowd, due mainly to Stewart's self-effacing humor, quick wit, and ridiculous antics, such as sitting on William Shatner's lap and playing ping-pong with Gabriella Sabatini. The show became syndicated in 1994, and although it garnered critical praise in publications such as the Village Voice and New York Magazine, Stewart's off-beat brand of humor and penchant for the obscure didn't catch on with middle-American viewers, and the show was eventually canceled. The comedian has since found success and added critical acclaim as host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show. His combination of biting critical humor and giggly self effacement made him an icon, and he was well received as host of the Academy Awards in 2006 and 2007. In 2009 he was named "Entertainer of the Decade" by the magazine Entertainment Weekly.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% Tickling Giants
  • Actor
2017
85% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
  • Actor
$70.6k 2016
97% Weiner
  • Actor
$1.7M 2016
100% Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet After Spring
  • Executive Producer
2016
78% Rosewater
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2014
No Score Yet Rosewater: Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert Live
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2014
53% The Muslims Are Coming
  • Actor
2013
92% Herblock: The Black & the White
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Skum Rocks!
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet The Naturalized
  • Executive Producer
2012
61% The Beaver
  • Himself
$0.9M 2011
71% The Adjustment Bureau
  • Actor
$62.5M 2011
91% Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work
  • Actor
$3M 2010
No Score Yet Biography
  • Actor
2010
72% The Great Buck Howard
  • Himself
$0.7M 2009
No Score Yet Comic Relief: The Greatest...and The Latest
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All
  • Actor
2008
23% Evan Almighty
  • Himself
$100.3M 2007
83% Twisted: A Balloonamentary
  • Narrator
2007
95% Wordplay
  • Actor
$2.9M 2006
8% Doogal
  • Zeebad
$7.4M 2006
90% It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
  • Himself (scenes deleted)
2002
No Score Yet The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina
  • Godfrey
2002
42% Death to Smoochy
  • Marion Frank Stokes
$8.4M 2002
53% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
  • Reg Hartner
$29.9M 2001
78% Barenaked in America
  • Actor
2000
45% Committed
  • Dean
2000
40% Big Daddy
  • Kevin
1999
60% Playing by Heart
  • Trent
1998
53% The Faculty
  • Mr. Furlong
1998
20% Since You've Been Gone
  • Todd Zalinsky
1998
29% Half Baked
  • Enhancement Smoker
1998
No Score Yet Sesame Street - Elmopalooza!
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy
  • Actor
1997
0% Wishful Thinking
  • Henry
1997
39% The First Wives Club
  • Actor
1996
7% Mixed Nuts
  • Rollerblader
1994

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Guest
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Appearing
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Host
  • Appearing
  • Producer
  • Host
  • Executive Producer
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012
  • Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
  • Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2014
  • Voice
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • Appearing
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Pete Holmes Show
2013-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Rock Center With Brian Williams
2011-2013
  • Appearing
  • 2011
No Score Yet NOVA
1974
  • Appearing
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2008
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
  • Appearing
  • 2007
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2000
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore
2015
  • Creator
  • Producer

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