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Bill Maher was born William Maher in New York City, New York, and grew up in River Vale, New Jersey. His father, William Aloysius Maher Jr., who was of Irish Catholic descent, was a radio announcer and news editor. His mother, Julie (Berman), was a nurse, who was of Jewish descent. Maher was raised in his father's Catholic faith. While attending ... See full bio »

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  If You Lived with Me You'd Be Home by Now (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (announced)
- Episode #1.1 ... (executive producer)
 2022 Bill Maher: #Adulting (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2003-2021 Real Time with Bill Maher (TV Series) (executive producer - 456 episodes)
- Fareed Zakaria/Chris Christie/Eric Adams (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Kevin O'Leary/Adam Schiff/Tavis Smiley (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Amy Klobuchar/Glenn Loury/Michael Eric Dyson (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Sean Spicer/Caitlin Flanagan/Chris Coons (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Saru Jayaraman/Andrew Yang/John McWhorter (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2013-2018 Vice (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 111 episodes)
- Back in the DPRK/California Burning (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Doom Boom/Unfair (2018) ... (executive producer)
- The War at Home/Putin's Crimea (2018) ... (executive producer)
- A Living Hell/MDMA for PTSD (2018) ... (executive producer)
- The Road To Asylum/Lab Rat Nation (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2018 Real Time with Bill Maher: Anniversary Special (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2018 Bill Maher: Live from Oklahoma (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2014 Bill Maher: Live from D.C. (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2011 Talk Nerdy to Me (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2010 Bill Maher... But I'm Not Wrong (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2008 Religulous (Documentary) (producer)
 2007 Bill Maher: The Decider (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 2006 Amazon Fishbowl with Bill Maher (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2005 Bill Maher: I'm Swiss (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2003 Bill Maher: Victory Begins at Home (TV Special) (executive producer)
  Politically Incorrect (TV Series) (executive producer - 88 episodes, 1994 - 2002) (producer - 4 episodes, 1993 - 1994)
- Episode dated 6 June 2002 (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 29 May 2002 (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 21 May 2002 (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 10 May 2002 (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 20 April 2002 (2002) ... (executive producer)
 2000 Bill Maher: Be More Cynical (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1997 Bill Maher: The Golden Goose Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1995 Bill Maher: Stuff That Struck Me Funny (TV Special) (executive producer)
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William Aloysius Maher Jr. | Julie Maher


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Though America likes to think it's No. 1, we have to admit we're behind the developing world in at least one thing: their religious wackos are a lot more wacko than ours. When South Park (1997) got threatened last week by Islamists incensed at their depiction of Mohammed, it served or should serve as a reminder that our culture is not just different than one that makes death threats to ... See more »


Received a great deal of bad press for his comments after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center when he criticized the United States government. Subsequently, advertisers such as Sears and Federal Express pulled their ads and some television stations stop showing his program Politically Incorrect (1993). This eventually led to ABC canceling the show the following year. ... See more »


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