Nov. 28th, 1962
New York City, New York, USA
Jon Stewart's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2008 - The Great Buck Howard
2007 - Evan Almighty
2006 - Wordplay
2006 - Doogal
2005 - The Aristocrats
2004 - Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism
2002 - Death to Smoochy
2001 - Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
1999 - Big Daddy
1998 - Playing by Heart
1998 - Half Baked
1998 - The Faculty
1996 - The First Wives Club
1994 - Mixed Nuts
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Host
Jon Stewart is just hitting his stride at the age of 38. It's amazing that it has taken this long for people to embrace his sarcastic, sardonic and incisive sense of humor. Of particular note was a regular "gig" on "The Larry Sanders Show" (1992). Playing himself, Stewart was the oft-timed "Guest Host" of "The Larry Sanders Show". He became as much a part of the show's fabric as some of the regular performers. He has emerged as a bonafide television personality with his ascension to host of "The Daily Show" (1996)/Comedy Central since taking over for Craig Kilborn in 1999.
- Made his first television appearance as a child on a local Philadelphia children's show "Captain Noah and His Magical Ark". He appeared as a trumpet player for "The Lawrence Stage Band".
- Filed petition to make his name change official from Leibowitz to Stewart. When _"60 Minutes" (1968)_ (qv) asked him why he dropped Leibowitz, Stewart explained: "Sounded too Hollywood". (June 2001).
- On September 24, 2004, the online "Campaign Desk: Critique and analysis of 2004 campaign coverage from Columbia Journalism Review" published what they called "A Campaign Desk Honor Roll, of Sorts", offering "a short list of reporters who consistently rise above the superficial to do original and often insightful work". #4 on the list of 20 journalists was Jon Stewart and _"The Daily Show" (1996)_ (qv) on Comedy Central - coming in ahead of many writers for The New York Times, the Washington Post, and other highly rated periodicals and newspapers.
- Was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity for six months. During that time, he felt that fraternities had no point and dropped out. He feels no allegiance to PiKA at all.
- Wife Tracey gave birth to their first child, a boy, Nathan Thomas Stewart on July 3, 2004.
- The only musical performers permitted to play on 'The Daily Show' to date have been personal favorites of Stewart's: 'The White Stripes' (qv), 'Tenacious D' (qv), 'They Might Be Giants' (qv), Bad Religion (which he says is one of his favorite bands), Cold Play and, apparently his all-time favorite, 'Tom Waits' (qv).
- Both he and his wife legally changed their last names to Stewart when they were married.
- Very good friends with comedians 'Dennis Miller (I)' (qv) and 'Ricky Gervais' (qv).