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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 »

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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 - 300 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)
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Show Show Actor (21 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (123 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (82 credits)

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Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 5 Portrayals | 7 Interviews | 56 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:

[on his close friend Jay Leno in 1986] "'Jay's a master at getting the audience on his side. He's able to communicate the idea that 'Shouldn't we, as a group, think this is absurd?' You immediately feel like he's your ally". See more »

Trivia:

Wrote jokes for Jimmie Walker's stand-up act and his series Good Times (1974). See more »

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Top Ten lists See more »

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The Big Man See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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