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David Letterman


Television would never be the same after David Letterman made his second attempt at a television 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. His childhood was relatively unremarkable, but he exhibited tendencies of the class... See full bio »

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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 12 wins & 77 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America Motley Crue Roadie #1
(1996)
Cabin Boy
Cabin Boy Old Salt In Fishing Village
(1994)

Filmography

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  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (created by - 4,224 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)
  Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series) (4 episodes, 1986 - 1990) (writer - 315 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)
Show Show Producer (20 credits)
Show Show Actor (24 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (135 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (92 credits)

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Other Works:

Introduction to "Bobby Rahal: The Graceful Champion" by Gordon Kirby. Phoenix, Arizona: David Bull Publishing, ISBN 096497228X See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Alternate Names:

Earl Hofert | Dave Letterman

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

If it weren't for Johnny [Johnny Carson], I'd have no career. See more »

Trivia:

Allegedly, he will not stay for longer than five minutes for an on-location cameo appearance in any given film, which may be why Letterman doesn't really "appear" on stage with Jim Carrey and Jerry Lawler in Man on the Moon (1999), but rather is a special-effects image, like a cut-and-paste. See more »

Trademark:

White socks with black shoes See more »

Nickname:

The Big Man See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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