David Letterman
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Letterman speaking at the opening ceremony for the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute in September 2009
Pseudonym Earl Hofert
Birth name David Michael Letterman
Born April 12, 1947
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Medium Stand-up, television
Nationality American
Years active Since 1974
Genres Observational comedy, surreal humor, deadpan
Subject Self-deprecation, everyday life
Influences Steve Allen, Johnny Carson, Jack Paar, Paul Dixon
Influenced Jimmy Kimmel, Jim Gaffigan, Jon Stewart, Conan O'Brien, Rove McManus
Spouse Michelle Cook

Regina Lasko

Notable works and roles Host of Late Night with David Letterman
Host of Late Show with David Letterman
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Website CBS.com/latenight/lateshow
Emmy Awards
Outstanding Host or Hostess in a Variety Series
1981 The David Letterman Show
Outstanding Individual Achievement - Writers
1981 The David Letterman Show
Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program
1984 Late Night with David Letterman
1985 Late Night with David Letterman
1986 Late Night with David Letterman
1987 Late Night with David Letterman
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
1994 Late Show with David Letterman
American Comedy Awards
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special Network, Cable or Syndication
1989 Late Night with David Letterman
1995 Late Show with David Letterman: Video Special
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series Network, Cable or Syndication
1994 Late Show with David Letterman
2001 Late Show with David Letterman

David Michael Letterman is an American television host and comedian. He hosts the late night television talk show, Late Show with David Letterman broadcast on CBS. Letterman has been a fixture on late night television since the 1982 debut of Late Night with David Letterman Only Letterman's friend and mentor Johnny Carson has had a longer late-night hosting career.

Letterman is also a television and film producer. His company Worldwide Pants produces his show as well as its network followup The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson. Worldwide Pants has also produced several prime-time comedies, the most successful of which was Everybody Loves Raymond, currently in syndication.

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