John Stewart Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Directing, Producing, and Acting 

John Stewart Biography

 A native of New York, New York, United States, John Stewart is an American producer, director, actor, comedian, writer,  political commentator,  and television host.

However, he hosted The Daily Show, a satirical news program on Comedy Central, from 1999 to 2015. He now also hosts The Problem with Jon Stewart, which premiered in September 2021 on Apple TV+.

John Stewart Age

Stewart is 59 years old as of 2021. He was born on 28 November 1962 in New York, New York, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 28 November every year.

John Stewart Height

Stewart stands at a height of  6 feet 1 inch (1.69m) tall and weighs 91 kg(201lbs).

John Stewart Education

Stewart graduated from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1984 and then held a series of odd jobs before pursuing a career in comedy.

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John Stewart Family

Stewart was born and raised in New York, New York, United States by his loving and caring parents. His parents are Marian (Laskin), a teacher, and Donald Leibowitz, a physics professor. He is the second of four sons, with older brother Lawrence, and younger brothers Dan and Matthew.

John Stewart Wife

Stewart met his lovely wife, Tracey McShane, on a blind date. In 2000, Stewart and McShane tied the knot, and both of them changed their names to match. The couple is now happily married for 21 years. They were blessed with two children, Maggie Rose Stewart, who is 15 years old, and Nathan “Nate” Thomas Stewart, who is 16 years old.

John Stewart Net Worth

Stewart has an estimated net worth of  $120 Million.

John Stewart Influences

Stewart has said his influences include David Letterman, Woody Allen, George Carlin, Lenny Bruce, Steve Martin, and Richard Pryor.

Among comedians who say they were influenced by Stewart are Hasan Minhaj, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, John Oliver,  Samantha Bee, Larry Wilmore, Bassem Youssef, and Jordan Klepper.

John Stewart Directing

In March 2010, Stewart announced that he had optioned rights to the story of journalist Maziar Bahari, who was detained in Iran for 118 days. On June 6, 2011, episode of The Daily Show, Stewart again hosted Bahari, and in March 2013, he announced that he was quitting the show for 12 weeks to direct the film version of Bahari’s 2011 book, Then They Came For Me.

Stewart’s screenplay transformation is entitled Rosewater. It premiered at the September 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, obtaining “generally favorable” reviews, and was released to general audiences on November 14, 2014.

On directing, Stewart noted on Employee of the Month that The Daily Show influenced his directing process more than his acting gigs did. He said, “It’s about the collaboration. It’s about understanding. Doing a show taught me this process of clarity of vision, but the flexibility of the process. So know your intention, know where you’re wanting to go with the scene with the way that you want it to go, the momentum shifts, the emphasis, where you want it to be.” He also expressed interest in directing more films.

Stewart directed the political satire Irresistible, released in June 2020, which follows a demoralized Democratic strategist (played by Daily Show alumnus Steve Carell), who helps a retired veteran (Chris Cooper) run for mayor in a small, blue-collar town in Wisconsin.

John Stewart Producing

In the mid-1990s, Stewart launched his own production company, Busboy Productions, naming the company in reference to his previous job as a busboy. Stewart signed a deal with Miramax to develop projects through his company, but none of his ideas have been produced. After Stewart’s success as host and producer of The Daily Show, he revived Busboy Productions with Daily Show producers Ben Karlin and Rich Korson. In 2002, Busboy planned to produce a sitcom for NBC starring Stephen Colbert, but the show did not come to fruition.

In 2005, Comedy Central reached an agreement with Busboy in which Comedy Central would provide financial backing for the production company. Comedy Central has a first-look agreement on all projects, after which Busboy is free to shop them to other networks.

The deal spawned the Daily Show spin-off The Colbert Report and its replacement, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. Other projects include the sitcom pilot Three Strikes, the documentary Sportsfan, the series Important Things with Demetri Martin, and the film The Donor.

After Stewart’s departure from The Daily Show, he was listed as an executive producer on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. In addition, Stewart has presented occasional comedic monologues filled with political and media commentary.

In July 2017, HBO announced Stewart would produce a stand-up comedy special for the network, his first stand-up special since 1996.

John Stewart Writing

In 1998, Stewart released his first book, Naked Pictures of Famous People, a collection of humorous short stories and essays. The book reached The New York Times Best Seller List.

In 2004, Stewart and The Daily Show writing staff released, America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction, a mock high-school history textbook offering insights into the unique American system of government, dissecting its institutions, explaining its history and processes, and satirizing such popular American political precepts as, “one man, one vote”, “government by the people”, and “every vote counts”. The book sold millions of copies upon its 2004 release and ended the year as a top-fifteen best seller.

In 2005, Stewart provided the voice of President James A. Garfield for the audiobook version of Sarah Vowell’s Assassination Vacation. In 2007, Stewart voiced Mort Sinclaire, former TV comedy writer and communist, on Stephen Colbert’s audiobook version of I Am America (And So Can You!).

In 2010, Stewart and The Daily Show writing staff released a sequel to their first book entitled, Earth (The Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race. The book is meant to serve as a Baedeker travel guide for an alien civilization that discovers Earth after humanity has died out, most likely by its own hands.

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