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Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien

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Famous as :

Actor, talk show host, comedian

Birth Name :

Conan Christopher O'Brien

Birth Date :

April 18, 1963

Birth Place :

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Spouse :

Elizabeth Ann 'Liza' Powel (since 12-Jan-02)

Claim to fame :

A host of NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993-2008)

Biography


Conan Christopher O'Brien showed of an interest in comedy at an early age and was elected as president of the Harvard humor magazine, the Harvard Lampoon, for two times. After graduating from the institution, he worked as a writer for the sketch comedy series "Not Necessarily the News". Beginning from 1989 to 1991, he wrote for the hit NBC comedy show "Saturday Night Live". This was followed by the animated FOX series "The Simpsons", for which he served as a writer as well supervising producer.

Never working in front of the camera before, O'Brien was surprisingly chosen by NBC to replace David Letterman as host of "Late Night" after the host departed and moved to CBS for his own late night show. A first-timer in the field, it was not until four years later that O'Brien was signed for a lucrative five-year contract. He thus remained in the show for a total of 16 years, from September 1993 to February 2009.

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Conan O'Brien Pays Tribute to David Letterman's Career in Touching Letter

May 02, 2015 04:42:52 GMT

pens a touching tribute to ahead of the latter's "Late Night" exit. In an essay published on Entertainment Weekly, the "" host describes Letterman as "a comedic revolution."
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Conan O'Brien Gets Drunk, Angers Dogs During His Visit to Cuba

March 05, 2015 08:35:45 GMT

visited Cuba last month to film an episode of his talk show which just aired on Wednesday night, March 4. In the special episode, the "" host revealed his reason to visit the country was to "talk to the people, get to know them" and make friends with them after President Barack Obama announced last December that the U.S. would re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba.
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Conan O'Brien Filming TBS Talk Show in Cuba

February 16, 2015 04:50:45 GMT

is quick to take action after President Barack Obama said in his speech last December that the U.S. would re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba. Taking advantage of this new policy, the "" host has taken his late-night show to the island country to film an episode there.
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Conan O'Brien Plays Nasty Biker in 'Sons of Anarchy'-Themed Cold Open

November 12, 2014 07:35:28 GMT

channeled his inner bada** biker in the cold open for the Tuesday, November 11 episode of "". The comedian sported fake mustache and long hair, donned a leather vest and hit the road on a motorcycle.
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Madeleine Albright Puts Conan O'Brien in His Place in Hilarious Twitter War

October 25, 2014 04:57:28 GMT

ignited a hilarious Twitter feud with Madeleine Albright on Thursday, October 23. Madeleine dissed the comedian after he joked that he planned to dress up as a racy version of her for Halloween.
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Video: Conan O'Brien Sings 'The Monorail Song' at 'The Simpsons' 25th Anniversary Show

September 15, 2014 06:39:53 GMT

"" took over the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles for its 25th anniversary celebration on Friday night, September 12. During the show dubbed "The Simpsons Take the Bowl", stars like and made live musical performances.
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Video: Conan O'Brien, Will Arnett Emotionally React to Robin Williams' Passing on TV

August 12, 2014 04:59:17 GMT

gave a tribute during the taping of his show on Monday night, August 11. The show's host, his sidekick Andy Richter and their guest only learned of the sad news during the filming and they later broke the news to the audience.
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Video: Dave Franco, Conan O'Brien Join Dating App Tinder and Meet Match Offline

July 19, 2014 02:58:31 GMT

In a new "" segment, showcases his adventure trying out Tinder, the dating app that helps strangers connect using geological information and a series of user-set criteria. He is joined by in his search to find the perfect mach.
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Conan O'Brien Pays Back Taxes to Save Rhode Island Home

June 24, 2014 02:12:00 GMT

recently paid back taxes and saved his home from auction. As reported by The Westerly Sun, a property in Westerly shore, Rhode Island which belongs to the actor's family was included in one of items to be auctioned on Tuesday, June 24 due to delinquent tax bills. The house, which is valued at $723,000, subsequently was removed from the list after O'Brien paid the $8,000 he owed on Friday.
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Conan O'Brien Set to Host 2014 MTV Movie Awards

March 05, 2014 05:55:13 GMT

is booked to host the upcoming 23rd annual MTV Movie Awards. The 50-year-old funnyman will be hosting the prize-giving event live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 13, at 9 P.M. EST.
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Conan O'Brien Reacts to Man Claiming to Be His Illegitimate Son

January 16, 2014 07:04:31 GMT

has responded to a paternity claim which was made by a man recently. The man, who bears striking resemblance to O'Brien, asked the comedian in a YouTube video if he was his father. The host of "" took to Twitter on Tuesday, January 14 to address the issue.
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Conan O'Brien Shares His Hilarious Vision of 'Breaking Bad' Ending

May 31, 2013 04:05:05 GMT

As viewers are eagerly awaiting the second part of "" final season this summer, Entertainment Weekly asks some celebrity fans to imagine how the crime series should end. With his skills as a writer and a comedian, 's vision of the show's conclusion is an unordinary one.
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Video: Chelsea Handler and Conan O'Brien's Nude Shower Fight in 'Chelsea Lately' Skit

April 05, 2013 03:16:01 GMT

stripped down to her birthday suit once again for a sketch on "Chelsea Lately" aired Wednesday night, April 3, this time co-starring . The "" host entered the shower room naked much to Handler's dismay, alluding to her previous nude shower confrontation with .
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TBS Renews Conan O'Brien's Talk Show Through 2015

April 02, 2013 01:38:28 GMT

While his former rival may be in danger of losing his job on NBC, has secured a renewal for his show "". TBS announces that it has extended O'Brien's contract, making sure he will stay on the cable network until November 2015. His initial deal would expire in April 2014.
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Ke$ha's 'Woo Hoo' High-Quality Audio Leaks

March 07, 2013 09:16:47 GMT

A high-quality version of 's track "Woo Hoo" has just leaked online. Apparently from her "" album sessions, the lost track samples "Song 2", the hit song that brought mainstream success to British alternative rock band .
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'Poltergeist' Remake to Be Helmed by Gil Kenan

March 07, 2013 09:10:55 GMT

The "" remake that has been in development for several years has finally found its director. Deadline broke the news that MGM had chosen Gil Kenan, who is best known for helming "" and "", to direct the remake of the 1982 movie.
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Jessica Simpson Reveals She's Having a Baby Boy

March 07, 2013 09:09:55 GMT

accidentally revealed the sex of her second child. The singer talked to about how much she's been vomiting compared to her relatively-easy first pregnancy when she blurted, "The crazy thing is I never knew a wiener could make me nauseous!"
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'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Reveals Capitol Portraits of Johanna and Beetee

March 07, 2013 08:45:38 GMT

Two other Capitol Portraits from "" make their ways out, featuring two of Katniss and Peeta's rivals-turned-allies in the arena. One shows 's Johanna and the other sees as Beetee.
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'Harlem Shake' Fever Reaches Mitch McConnell's and Conan O'Brien's Offices

March 07, 2013 08:33:37 GMT

As more and more people are catching on the "Harlem Shake" craze, hitting YouTube phenomenon levels known only before to 's "Gangnam Style", people from all walks of life, from regular folks to celebrities, have posted their own clips, dancing to the wacky, addicting beat. Most recently, the dance craze reached the workplace of Senator Mitch McConnell, late-night show host and even the set of TV series "".
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PSY, Demi Lovato and More to Sing for 'Christmas in Washington'

November 29, 2012 19:52:23 GMT

, , and are among the celebrities who will perform for TNT's "Christmas in Washington" special. Meanwhile, talk show host will be back for the second consecutive year as the event's host.
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Conan O'Brien Extends Deal With TBS Until 2014

February 22, 2012 17:58:14 GMT

is on TBS to stay. The talk show host has just signed a two-year deal with the cable network that will keep his show "" on air until April 2014. "I am excited to continue my run with TBS because they have been fantastic partners," O'Brien said in a statement. "This means Iíll be taping episodes of 'Conan' well into the Ron Paul presidency."
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Video: Conan O'Brien Makes Surprise Cameo on 'How I Met Your Mother'

February 21, 2012 08:24:46 GMT

"" has just featured a famous face as a cameo in "No Pressure" which aired Monday, February 20. In the said outing, is featured in a scene set at MacLaren's bar where the gang often hangs out.
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Conan O'Brien Officiated Same Sex Marriage on TV

November 04, 2011 17:25:35 GMT

While in New York City, spared sometime on his TBS talk show to officiate a gay wedding. On Thursday, November 3 night O'Brien helped his longtime costume designer Scott Cronick to marry his partner David Gorshein.
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Ashton Kutcher Mourning Death of Steve Jobs Amidst Love Child Rumor

October 06, 2011 09:22:12 GMT

is apparently bumped by the death of Steve Jobs. While rumors of his affair continue to dominate media headlines, the star of "" mourned the lost of Apple's co-founder through a series of tweets in addition to changing his Twitter avatar in the memory of the late 56-year-old.
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Video: Conan O'Brien Returns to 'Late Night' Show to Retrieve 'Important' Stuff

October 06, 2011 09:12:10 GMT

has paid a visit to "Late Night" show, which he hosted for 16 years, when he recently had a trip to New York. His surprise appearance on "" that Wednesday night, October 5, was responded with a huge cheer from the audience.
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Video: Nicole Scherzinger Caught Conan O'Brien Sneaking a Peek at Her Cleavage

September 21, 2011 06:13:10 GMT

has made blush during a recent TV interview. The former lead singer for stopped by TBS' "" on Monday, September 19 to promote "", and caught the late-night talk show host sneaking a peek at her cleavage.
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George Lopez Addresses Show's Cancellation, Conan O'Brien Also Reacts

August 11, 2011 09:22:50 GMT

has given a response to TBS' decision not to renew his talk show. Opening one of the last two episodes of "" on Wednesday, August 10, the funnyman broke the news to those who had not heard about the cancellation, before joking about unemployment rates and how Latinos are affected by it.
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2011 People's Choice Awards Winners in TV

January 06, 2011 04:47:54 GMT

FOX's shows "" and "" prove that they appeal to fans after their victories at 2011 People's Choice Awards were announced. "House" not only won Favorite TV Drama but also helped and to win the favorite TV Drama Actor and Actress while Favorite TV Comedy "Glee" delivered a win for .
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Conan O'Brien Wouldn't Do What Jay Leno Did to Him

April 30, 2010 02:55:19 GMT

CBS released an excerpt of "60 Minutes" interview with that includes Conan slamming for taking back "Tonight Show" when given the offer. "He went and took that show back," Conan said. "And I think in a similar situation, if roles had been reversed, I know- I know me, I wouldn't have done that."
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Conan O'Brien Moves to TBS, Teaser Released

April 13, 2010 03:14:07 GMT

's destination is found. Less than three months after he wrapped up his "Tonight Show" on NBC, the host announced that he's moving to basic cable instead of major network. O'Brien has struck a deal to have a talk show airing on TBS this November, two months after his contract with NBC not to appear in television expires.
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