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David Letterman


Television would never be the same after David Letterman made his second attempt at a show in 1982. But his career before becoming host of the show was quite an interesting and long one. Letterman was born in Broad Ripple, a neighborhood in Indianapolis, to Dorothy Marie (Hofert), a church secretary, and Harry Joseph Letterman, a florist. He is of ... See full bio »

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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 13 wins & 77 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Beavis and Butt-Head Do America Motley Crue Roadie #1
(1996)
Private Parts David Letterman
(1997)

Filmography

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  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (created by - 4,225 episodes, 1993 - 2015) (writer - 1,596 episodes, 1993 - 2009) (written by - 28 episodes, 2009 - 2015)
- The Final Late Show with David Letterman (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Bill Murray/Bob Dylan (2015) ... (creator)
- Tom Hanks/Eddie Vedder (2015) ... (creator)
- Oprah Winfrey/Norm McDonald (2015) ... (creator)
- George Clooney/Tom Waits (2015) ... (creator)
 1995 The 67th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (special material by)
  Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series) (4 episodes, 1986 - 1990) (writer - 322 episodes, 1982 - 1993)
- Episode dated 25 June 1993 (1993) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 22 June 1993 (1993) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 26 May 1993 (1993) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 13 May 1993 (1993) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 30 April 1993 (1993) ... (writer)
 1980 The David Letterman Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 27 June 1980 (1980) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 23 June 1980 (1980) ... (writer)
 1977 The Starland Vocal Band Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... (as Dave Letterman)
 1977 The Paul Lynde Comedy Hour (TV Special)
Show Show Producer (21 credits)
Show Show Actor (23 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (146 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (103 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Vocals in Warren Zevon's song "Hit Somebody! (The Hockey Song)" See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 7 Interviews | 60 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 27 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

CBS

Alternate Names:

Earl Hofert | Dave Letterman

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Personal Quote:

[following an Islamist threat against his life] Tonight, you people are more than an audience. You're more like a human shield. See more »

Trivia:

Like fellow talk show host Johnny Carson, Letterman is also known to be a very private man. See more »

Trademark:

Repeats a phrase of a joke immediately over and over again See more »

Nickname:

The Big Man See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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