Jon Stewart Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Kids, Education, Net Worth

Jon Stewart Bio | Wiki

Jon Stewart (Full name: Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz )is a renowned American comedian, filmmaker, political commentator, actor, and television host. Previously, he hosted The Daily Show for 16 years, which was a satirical news program on Comedy Central. from 1999 to 2015.

Since leaving the journalism industry, Jon has maintained a low profile in entertainment industry circles but has used his celebrity and voice in sustained advocacy for 9/11 first responders,[2] and also for war veterans’ health benefits. Stewart expected to host The Problem with Jon Stewart, launching in 2021 on Apple TV+

Jon Stewart Age

He was born on November 28, 1962, in New York City, in the United States. Jon is 58 years old. 

Jon Stewart Height

He is a man of average stature. Jon stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in (approx. 1.7m.)

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Jon Stewart Family

He was born on November 28, 1962, in New York City, in the United States of America to his devoted parents; Donald Leibowitz and Marian. His father works as an energy coordinator for the New Jersey Department of the Treasury, while his mother is currently an educational consultant.

Unfortunately, his parents separated in 1973, when he was 11 years old. Due to his strained relationship with his dad, Jon always thought of changing his surname and use his middle name. In 2001, Jon legally changed his surname to Stewart. Jon holds American nationality but belongs to the Jewish heritage.

He was brought up in a family of six alongside his 3 siblings; Larry Leibowitz, currently the Chief Operating Officer of the New York Stock Exchange; Dan Leibowitz, and Matt Leibowitz. Detailed information about his siblings shall be updated as soon as possible.

Jon Stewart Wife

He is happily married to his beautiful and supportive wife Tracey McShane. The lovely couple has been in marriage since they wedded in 2000. The two met in 1997 during a blind date, that was set up by Jon’s working colleague who worked as the production assistant at the Wishful Thinking company. The lovely couple currently resides in Middletown, New Jersey. More details regarding the couple shall be updated as soon as we acquire any relevant information on the matter.

Jon Stewart Kids

He is a proud father of his two children; Nathan Thomas Stewart and Maggie Rose Stewart. The couple began their parenthood on July 3, 2004, when they welcomed their first baby boy Nathan. 2 years later he welcomed her youngest daughter Maggie Rose Stewart. Maggie was born on February 5, 2006. We shall keep you posted regarding his children.

Jon Stewart The Daily Show

In 1998, Jon began hosting The Daily Show on Comedy Central. The Daily Show blends humor with the day’s trending stories, usually in politics, while simultaneously poking fun at politicians, newsmakers, and the news media.

His first Daily Show on-air appearance was on January 11, 1999, where Stewart told his guest Michael J. Fox, that he felt as if “this is my bar mitzvah”. Critics said that “Stewart does not offer us cynicism for its own sake, but as a playful way to offer the kinds of insights that are not permitted in more serious news formats that slavishly cling to the official account of events”.

Before Trevor Noah permanently took over the show in 2015, Jon hosted all airings of the program, except for a few occasions when correspondents such as Rob Corddry, Jason Jones, Stephen Colbert, and Steve Carell covered for him, and during John Oliver’s stint as host in 2013.

Jon has been awarded twenty Primetime Emmy Awards for The Daily Show as either a writer or producer and two for producing The Colbert Report, hence earning a total of twenty-two Primetime Emmy Awards, the most wins for a male individual.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

In 2005, Jon together with The Daily Show was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for the audiobook edition of America: A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction. Later in 2000 and 2004, the show won two Peabody Awards for its coverage of the U.S. presidential elections.

On September 16, 2010, Jon and Stephen Colbert announced a rally for October 30, which was referred to as a Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. It took place in Wahington D.C. at the National Mall and attracted an estimated 215,000 participants.

Later in December that same year, Jon was credited by the White House, other media, and political news outlets for bringing awareness of the Republican filibuster on the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act to the public, which lead to the ultimate passing of the bill that provides health benefits to first responders whose health has been adversely affected by their work at Ground Zero.

On July 14, 2014, Jon interviewed Hillary Clinton concerning the Middle East. During a taping of the show on February 10, 2015, Jon officially announced that he was leaving The Daily Show. Michele Ganeless, President of central comedy confirmed Stewart’s retirement. On April 20, 2015, Jon announced that his final appearance on the show would be on August 6, 2015.

Jon Stewart Education

Growing up in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Jon completed his High School education at Lawrence High School. He later decided to further his studies hence he relocated to Virginia, where he enrolled at The College of William & Mary. At college, he graduated in 1984, where he initially majored in Chemistry before changing to Psychology. While still studying at college, Jon played on the soccer team and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

Jon Stewart Movie And Tv Shows

Though best known for his work on The Daily Show, Jon has had featured in several films and television series. His first film was a bit part in the box-office bomb, Mixed Nuts.

He was assigned a minor role in The First Wives Club, however, his scene was later deleted. In 1995, Jon signed a three-year deal with Miramax, where he played romantic leads in the films, Playing by Heart and Wishful Thinking.

He had featured in “Since You’ve Been Gone” a romantic comedy and also in a horror film, “The Faculty“. Other films were planned for Jon to write and star in, but they never were produced.

Stewart maintained a good relationship with Miramax founders Harvey and Bob Weinstein and appeared in various films they produced including, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Doogal, and the documentary, Wordplay.

Jon also appeared in shows such as; Half Baked, as an enhancement smoker; Big Daddy as Adam Sandler’s roommate; Death to Smoochy, as a treacherous television executive; and others.

Jon Stewart Net Worth

He has been working in American as a comedian, filmmaker, political commentator, actor, and television host for over 35 years. Therefore, there is no doubt that he has amassed decent wealth. Jon’s average net worth is $1,756,970.

Is Jon Stewart Sick

No. He is perfectly healthy and he has reassured his fans that he is not undergoing any health problems.

How Much Is Jon Stewart

He has worked both in journalism and the entertainment industry, therefore, there is no doubt that he has successfully accumulated his decently and legally acquired wealth over the previous years. Jon’s average net worth is $1,756,970.

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