David Letterman


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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 »

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(1997)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Writer (15 credits)
 2018-2019 My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman (TV Series) (creator - 13 episodes)
- Zachary Galifianakis (2019) ... (creator)
- Melinda Gates (2019) ... (creator)
- Lewis Hamilton (2019) ... (creator)
- Ellen DeGeneres (2019) ... (creator)
- Tiffany Haddish (2019) ... (creator)
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (created by - 4,225 episodes, 1993 - 2015) (writer - 1,751 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) (5 episodes, 1986 - 1992) (writer - 324 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) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... (as Dave Letterman)
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... (as Dave Letterman)
 1977 The Paul Lynde Comedy Hour (TV Special)
Show Show Producer (21 credits)
Show Show Actor (24 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (151 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (118 credits)
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Other Works:

Foreword (as Dave Letterman) to book "The Ride of a Lifetime: Doing Business the Orange County Choppers Way" by Paul Teutul Sr., with Mark Yost. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2009, ISBN 0470449977 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' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[about the type of guests he likes] "I don't care who you are, I don't care what you do. If you have four funny stories, you can be a guest on this show. That's what we're looking for." See more »

Trivia:

In February 2003, an emergency group of guest hosts had to be called to fill in on the Late Show with David Letterman (1993), when Letterman was suddenly debilitated with a bout of shingles. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Dave See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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