Stephen Colbert

Biography: Sardonic, deadpan and drier than a desert at noon, this bespectacled satirist became such a popular correspondent on the mock-news series The Daily Show that he earned his own spin-off. Growing up in South Carolina, Colbert suffered tragedy early on when his father and two of his 10 siblings were killed in a 1974 plane crash. He took solace in acting, and, after graduating from college with a theater degree, he joined Chicago's celebrated Second City, where he met Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello. The trio went on to create and star in two cult Comedy Central series: the critically acclaimed, if short-lived, sketch show Exit 57, and the after-school-specials spoof Strangers with Candy, which spawned a film of the same name. During his Candy run, Colbert pulled double comedic duty on The Daily Show, fashioning the unsmiling, uninformed conservative persona that became his trademark. In 2005, his Republican alter ego became the darling of the liberal set on The Colbert Report, aSardonic, deadpan and drier than a desert at noon, this bespectacled satirist became such a popular correspondent on the mock-news series The Daily Show that he earned his own spin-off. Growing up in South Carolina, Colbert suffered tragedy early on when his father and two of his 10 siblings were killed in a 1974 plane crash. He took solace in acting, and, after graduating from college with a theater degree, he joined Chicago's celebrated Second City, where he met Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello. The trio went on to create and star in two cult Comedy Central series: the critically acclaimed, if short-lived, sketch show Exit 57, and the after-school-specials spoof Strangers with Candy, which spawned a film of the same name. During his Candy run, Colbert pulled double comedic duty on The Daily Show, fashioning the unsmiling, uninformed conservative persona that became his trademark. In 2005, his Republican alter ego became the darling of the liberal set on The Colbert Report, a parody of egotistical, Bill O'Reilly-type opinion shows. The surreal, satiric show earned multiple Emmy awards and shot Colbert into fame...and made him very much a part of the pop culture he often---hilariously---skewers. Expand

Stephen Colbert's Scores

Average career score: 61
Highest Metascore: 84 Weiner
Lowest Metascore: 24 The Love Guru
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
15 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
82 Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself Jan 22, 2021 Executive Producer 7.5
79 Feels Good Man Sep 4, 2020 Self 7.5
84 Weiner May 20, 2016 Himself / Himself 8.5
59 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Dec 17, 2014 Cast / Laketown Spy 7.0
76 Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 1, 2014 Groot / Groot tbd
59 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Mar 7, 2014 Paul Peterson / Paul Peterson 6.7
tbd Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird Oct 11, 2013 Himself tbd
63 Revenge of the Electric Car Oct 21, 2011 Himself / Himself 3.8
64 Conan O'Brien Can't Stop Jun 24, 2011 Himself 6.4
56 Monsters vs Aliens Mar 27, 2009 President Hathaway / President Hathaway tbd
70 I.O.U.S.A. Aug 22, 2008 Himself 6.5
54 CSNY/Déjà Vu Jul 25, 2008 Himself tbd
24 The Love Guru Jun 20, 2008 Jay Kell / Jay Kell tbd
57 Strangers with Candy Jun 28, 2006 Co-Producer / Series Strangers With Candy / Written By 6.6
57 The Great New Wonderful Jun 23, 2006 Principal Peersall (Segment "David And Allison's Story") 7.0
34 Bewitched Jun 24, 2005 Stu Robison 5.5