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Stephen Tyrone Colbert ( born May 13, 1964) is an American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor. He is the host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, a satirical news show in which Colbert portrays a caricatured version of conservative political pundits.

Colbert originally studied to be an actor, but became interested in improvisational theatre when he met famed Second City director Del Close while attending Northwestern University. He first performed professionally as an understudy for Steve Carell at Second City Chicago; among his troupe mates were comedians Paul Dinello and Amy Sedaris, with whom he developed the critically acclaimed sketch comedy series Exit 57.

Colbert also wrote and performed on the short-lived Dana Carvey Show before collaborating with Sedaris and Dinello again on the cult television series Strangers with Candy. He gained considerable attention for his role on the latter as closeted gay history teacher Chuck Noblet. It was his work as a correspondent on Comedy Central's news-parody series The Daily Show, however, that first introduced him to a wide audience.

In 2005, he left The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to host a spin-off series, The Colbert Report. Following The Daily Show's news-parody concept, The Colbert Report is a parody of personality-driven political opinion shows such as The O'Reilly Factor. Since its debut, the series has established itself as one of Comedy Central's highest-rated series, earning Colbert three Emmy Award nominations and an invitation to perform as featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in 2006. Colbert was named one of Time's 100 most influential people in 2006. His book I Am America (And So Can You!) was No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list.

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MOVIE CREDITS:
2005: Principal Peersall - The Great New Wonderful
2008: Jay Kell - The Love Guru
2005: Stu Robison - Bewitched
2006: Chuck Noblet - Strangers with Candy
2008: Himself (archive footage) - Lord, Save Us from Your Followers
2008: Himself (archive footage) - Playing Columbine
2009: President Hathaway (voice) - Monsters vs Aliens
2008: Himself - A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!
2005: Himself - The Letter Z - Sesame Street: All-Star Alphabet
2010: Himself - Co-Host - The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear
2011: Harry - Company
2013: Laketown Spy - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
2007: Stephen Colbert - Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed
1997: Shock Asylum
2014: Paul Peterson (voice) - Mr. Peabody & Sherman
2011: Himself (archive footage) - 50/50
2016: Himself (archive footage) - Weiner
2014: Himself - Comedy Central's All-Star Non-Denominational Christmas Special
2016: Himself - Host - Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Democracy's Series Finale
2007: Stephen Colbert - The Best of The Colbert Report
2017: Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of The Dana Carvey Show
2018: Himself (Archive Footage) - Trump @War
2002: Himself - The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Chevy Chase
2018: Phil Ken Sebben (voice) - Harvey Birdman, Attorney General
2006: Ace - Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse
2012: Himself - Shut Up and Play the Hits
2018: Stephen Colbert - YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind

TV CREDITS:
2000: Phil Ken Sebben - Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
2005: American Dad!
1999: Chuck Noblet - Strangers with Candy
2003: The Wrong Coast
1996: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Exit 57
1996: Spin City
2004: Professor Impossible - The Venture Bros.
1993: Late Night with Conan O'Brien
1996: The Dana Carvey Show
1999: Strangers with Candy
2005: The Colbert Report
1998: ChalkZone
1947: Meet the Press
2001: Law & Order: Criminal Intent
1989: Colby Krause (Voice) - The Simpsons
1999: Random Play
2010: The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear
1988: Whose Line Is It Anyway?
2005: Broccoli Rob - The Office
2005: Host - The Colbert Report
2014: Himself - The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2012: Himself - Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
1996: Ace (voice) - The Ambiguously Gay Duo
2015: Himself - Host - The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
2014: Mr. Witherspoon (voice) - BoJack Horseman
2013: Zeep Xanflorp (Voice) - Rick and Morty
2018: Himself - Citizen Rose