Craig Kilborn (born August 24, 1962) is an American actor and talk show host. He was the original host of The Daily Show, a former anchor on ESPN's SportsCenter, and Tom Snyder's successor on CBS' The Late Late Show. On June 28, 2010, he launched The Kilborn File after a six-year absence from television. The Kilborn File aired on some Fox stations during a six-week trial run.
Last name is traditionally pronounced "Kil-burn," but in the US it is commonly pronounced "Kil-born." He has addressed this on the show with Irish guests.
The character of Casey McCall in Sports Night (1998) was loosely based on him.
Leaving his Late Late Show to "try other things" such as writing and producing television shows. Presumably will also continue to dabble in acting. [September 2004]
Personal Quotes (3)
In my issue, the ink will be glow-in-the-dark, so all the boy bands can read it on the closet. - On guest-editing the September, 2001 issue of Gear magazine
"I was a slow white player, and I still am." - Describing his college basketball career at Montana State University.
There are misconceptions that could stay with you for a long time or they'll go away. It's more the responsibility of the critic to watch the show and figure it out. It's no skin off my back. I've always had thick skin, but I'll tell you, it's a lot thicker than it used to be.