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Bill Maher was born in New York City and grew up in River Vale, NJ. His father, William, Sr., who was of Irish descent, was a radio announcer and news editor. His Jewish mother, Julie (Berman), was a nurse. Maher was raised in his father's Catholic faith. While attending Cornell University, he decided to try stand-up comedy. His first stand-up ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 68 nominations. See more awards »

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  Real Time with Bill Maher (TV Series) (writer - 167 episodes, 2003 - 2012) (written by - 39 episodes, 2006 - 2014)
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 2014 Bill Maher: Live from D.C. (TV Movie)
 2010 Bill Maher... But I'm Not Wrong (TV Special) (written by)
 2008 Religulous (Documentary) (written by - uncredited)
 2007 Bill Maher: The Decider (TV Movie)
 2006 Amazon Fishbowl with Bill Maher (TV Series)
 2005 Bill Maher: I'm Swiss (TV Movie) (written by)
 1993-2002 Politically Incorrect (TV Series) (writer - 94 episodes)
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 2000 Bill Maher: Be More Cynical (TV Movie)
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Wrote the foreword for "Spin This!: All the Ways We Don't Tell the Truth" by Bill Press See more »

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1 Print Biography | 11 Interviews | 26 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

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5' 8" (1.73 m)

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You know they're talking about 60 votes they need. Forget this stuff. You can't get Americans to agree on anything. Sixty - percent? Sixty percent of people don't believe in evolution in this country. He just needs to drag them to it. Just drag them to this. See more »


Host of Real Time with Bill Maher (2003), live on Friday nights at 11:30pm on Home Box Office. See more »

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