Steve Allen

Steve Allen

Highest Rated: 92% Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)

Lowest Rated: 20% Heart Beat (1980)

Birthday: Dec 26, 1921

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Popular entertainment's jack-of-all-trades for more than 50 years, Steve Allen amassed a truly amazing body of work as an incredibly prolific talk show host, comedian, composer, actor, recording artist, playwright, lecturer and author. Emerging from the world of radio in the late-1940s, Allen moved to television where he hosted "Tonight Starring Steve Allen" (NBC, 1953-57), the late night talk show that laid the groundwork for Carson, Letterman and Leno. Also a talented musician, he composed over 8,000 songs in his lifetime, including the popular jazz standard "The Gravy Waltz" and his biggest hit, "This Could Be the Start of Something Big." For a time, he competed successfully opposite Ed Sullivan, even scooping the TV giant with Elvis Presley's first appearance on network television for an infamous performance on "The Steve Allen Show" (NBC, 1956-1960). In addition to his many stints as a talk/variety show host, he appeared as the emcee on the popular game show "I've Got a Secret" (CBS, 1964-1973), as well as the educational program "Meeting of Minds" (PBS, 1977-1981). If anything, Allen picked up the pace in the years after what many considered his heyday, recording several albums as a jazz pianist, writing more than 50 books and making the occasional acting appearance in productions like "St. Elsewhere" (NBC, 1982-88) and "Casino" (1995). Rightfully hailed as classic television's Renaissance man, Steve Allen earned his legendary status with a career so vast and varied, it nearly defied categorization.

Highest rated movies

The Comic

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
92% 73% Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words Self $353.8K 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eschatrilogy: Book of the Dead Original Music - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elvis Thru The Years Unknown (Character) - 2007
23% 41% I'll Be Home for Christmas Original Music $12.2M 1998
No Score Yet 89% Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth Self - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Allen's 75th Birthday Celebration Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nichols and May: Take Two Self - 1996
78% 93% Casino Self $42.4M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The St. Tammany Miracle Julia's Grandfather (Character) - 1994
60% 53% Great Balls of Fire! Self $13.4M 1989
65% 57% Amazon Women on the Moon Self $388.2K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alice Through the Looking Glass Gentleman in the Paper Suit (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 40% The Ratings Game Self - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starfest - The Stars Salute Public TV Unknown (Character) - 1983
20% 33% Heart Beat Self - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hey, Abbott! Self - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucy Calls the President Self - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lenny Bruce Without Tears Unknown (Character) - 1975
67% 57% The Comic Steve Allen (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 25% Warning Shot Perry Knowland (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Now You See It, Now You Don't Herschel Lucas (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Universal Mind of Bill Evans Unknown (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet College Confidential Steve `'Mac'` Macinter (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 41% The Big Circus Self - 1959
No Score Yet 72% The Benny Goodman Story Benny Goodman (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet I'll Get By Peter Pepper (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Down Memory Lane Self - 1949

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 66% Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
91% 100% Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Space Ghost: Coast to Coast Guest 1997
85% 75% The Simpsons Bart's Electronically Altered Voice (Guest Voice) 1992 1995
85% 82% The Critic Unknown (Guest Voice) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riptide Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Password 79 Guest 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1974 1976-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1953 1956 1958 1964 1973-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Snoop Sisters Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1972
No Score Yet 50% Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest,
Host
1955 1960 1963-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Judy Garland Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Max Liebman Spectaculars Unknown (Character) 1954