David Letterman Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Son, Net worth, Late Night Show and Trump


Who is David Letterman? Biography and Wiki

David Letterman (born David Michael Letterman) is an American television host, comedian, writer, and as well a producer. He is well known for hosting late-night television talk shows for 33 years. He has hosted 6,028 episodes of Late Night and Late Show, surpassing friend and mentor Johnny Carson as the longest-serving late-night talk show host in American television history.

David Letterman Age and Birthday

David Letterman was born on 12 April in1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the United States. He celebrates his birthday on April 12th every year. He is 73 years old as of 2020.

David Letterman Height and Weight

Letterman tends to look tall with her height. He stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches(1.87 m). He also weighs about 171 Ibs(78 kgs).

David Letterman Education

Letterman got enrolled at Broad Ripple High School and he worked at the local Atlas Supermarket. He later joined Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana where he pursued producer in both radio and television and he graduated in 1969.

He completed a four-year double major in journalism news/telecommunications. While at college he was the announcer and newscaster at the college’s student-run radio station—WBST. However, and was later was fired because he treated classical music with disrespect. He then founded another campus station—WAGO-AM 570.

David Letterman Family

He was born to his parents, his father Harry Joseph Letterman, who was a florist and mother Dorothy Marie Letterman Mengering, who worked as a secretary for the Second Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis. As he was growing up, he got to admired his father’s skills to entertain people with jokes and make a party lively. His father later suffered a heart attack and died at the age of 57. Besides, he has two sisters, one older and one younger.

David Letterman Wife, David Letterman Affair

Letterman married his college girlfriend, Michelle on the 2nd of July 1968. They later divorced in October 1977. He then fell in love with Merrill Markoe, former head writer and producer of ‘Late Night’ whom they were together from 1978 to 1988. While still dating Merill, he started dating Regina Lasko in February 1986. In 2009 he married Lasko.

Other Personalities: Regis Philbin, Amy Philbin

David Letterman Son, Children

David and his wife Regina  Lasko has a son called Harry Joseph Letterman, Harry was born on November 3rd of November 2003.  Letterman and Lasko got married on March 19th, 2009 in a private ceremony held in Choteau, Montana where he had purchased a house in 1999. In 2005, police uncovered a plan to kidnap Letterman’s son and ask for a payoff of US$5 million. Kelly Frank, who worked as a house painter for Letterman, was charged in the plot. He lives with his family in North Salem, New York

David Letterman Net worth

Letterman has enjoyed a long career in the entertainment industry for more than five decades. Through proceeds from his work as a TV host, comedian, writer, and producer, he has been able to accumulate a huge fortune. David is estimated to have a net worth of $400 million and an annual salary of $20 million. In years past, he could earn up to $50 million a year in licensing and syndication fees, but that number has lowered in recent years

David Letterman Measurements and Facts

Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about David Letterman.

David Letterman Bio and Wiki

  • Full Names: David Michael Letterman
  • Gender: Male
  • Occupation / Profession: TV host, Comedian, Writer, and Producer
  • Nationality: American
  • Race / Ethnicity: White
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight

David Letterman Birthday

  • Age / How Old?: 73 years old(2020)
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Date of Birth: April 12, 1947
  • Place of Birth: Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
  • Birthday: 12th April

David Letterman Body Measurements

  • Body Measurements: Not Available
  • Height / How Tall?: 6 feet 2 inches(1.87 m)
  • Weight: 171 Ibs(78 kgs)
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Hair Color: Grey
  • Shoe Size: 8(US)

David Letterman Family and Relationship

  • Father (Dad): Harry Joseph Letterman
  • Mother: Dorothy Marie Letterman
  • Siblings: Two Brothers  and Two Sisters 
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife/Spouse: Married to Regina Lasko
  • Children:  Son (Harry Joseph Letterman)

David Letterman Networth and Salary

  • Net Worth: $400 million
  • Salary: $20 million annually
  • Source of Income: TV hosting, Acting

Letterman House and Cars

  • Place of living: North Salem, New York
  • Cars: 1955 Jaguar XK 140, the 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO, 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

David Letterman Career – David Letterman Late  Night Show

David started off his career as the host of a radio talk show on WNTS (AM), and as an anchor and weatherman on Indianapolis television station WLWI. In 1971, he was a pit road reporter for ABC Sports’ Indianapolis 500.

He then moved to Los Angeles to become a comedy writer and started performing at a comedy club called The Comedy Store in 1975. Letterman later joined American actor and comedian Jimmie Walker’s group of comedians to write jokes for his stand-up acts. He as well wrote material for popular shows like ‘Good Times’.

Letterman later became a regular writer on the six-week series ‘The Starland Vocal Band Show’, aired on CBS in 1977. He became a cast member on Mary Tyler Moore’s variety show, ‘Mary’. Finally, he landed at ‘The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson’, and then became a regular guest on the show.

‘The David Letterman Show

He bagged his first-morning comedy show on NBC, known as ‘The David Letterman Show in June 1980, he’. Although it was critically successful and eventually failed to get good ratings, and was canceled in October 1980. He started hosting the show ‘Late Night with David Letterman’ in 1982 at NBC. When Johnny Carson retired, David Letterman thought that he would be offered Carson’s position at ‘The Tonight Show’.

But instead, he was offered the role to Jay Leno by NBC. He then decides to quit NBC and joined CBS to host his own late-night show, in direct completion to ‘The Tonight Show.’ and his show was called the ‘Late Show with David Letterman he started in August 1993.

Although he had retained his unique sense of humor, this show was not an exact replica of his old NBC show. From 1993 to 2009, David Letterman was ranked higher than Leno 12 times in the annual Harris Poll of Nation’s Favorite TV Personality. His show ranked second, just behind Oprah Winfrey, and that year, Leno’s show was ranked fifth in 2003 and 2004, However, Leno’s show was ranked higher than his show during 2007 and 2008.

‘Late Show with David Letterman

He was offered a show at ABC of which he was keen to accept In March 2002, as his contract with CBS was about to expire. The CBS later announced that Letterman had signed a new contract to host the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ till 2010. and in 2012, CBS announced that Letterman’s contract had been extended till 2015. Approximately 13.76 million viewers in the United States watched the final episode of his show which ended on May 20, 2015.

He later joined a climate change documentary show ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ as one of the show’s celebrity guests In 2016. He co-hosted Baldwin co-hosted on the ‘The Essentials on Turner Classic Movies’ In 2016. he then started hosting a six-episode series ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman’ on Netflix. The first episode on January 12, 2018, featured Barack Obama.

David Letterman Trump – David Letterman On Trump

The two comedians bound by their passion for politics and David told AP he believes the country should be directing its energies at getting Trump out of office. “And other people have made this point: If the guy was running Dairy Queen, he’d be gone,” Letterman said. “This guy couldn’t work at The Gap. So why do we have to be victimized by his fecklessness, his ignorance?”

Letterman and Trump go way back. The then private citizen and real estate mogul appeared on Letterman’s show multiple times.

David said as president, Trump’s “behavior is insulting to Americans, whether you voted for him or not ” and he added, “I feel bad for people who did vote for him because he promised them things that they really needed and one wonders if he’s really going to come through.”

He was then about the controversy surrounding comedian Kathy Griffin’s decision to pose with a fake severed head made to look like Trump, Letterman said he felt bad for her, but he would not have made that joke.

“I think and say things to my friends that are worse,” Letterman said. “But he’s so sensitive. He doesn’t understand why people aren’t nicer to him in the press and you just say, well, ‘Donnie, look at the tone of the campaign that you ran.’”

David Letterman Retirement – Why Did David Letterman Retire – David Letterman Replacement

Letterman announced that he had earlier informed CBS president Leslie Moonves that he would retire from hosting Late Show by May 20, 2015. It was then announced just after that comedian and political satirist Stephen Colbert would succeed Letterman. His last episode aired on May 20, 2015, and opened with a presidential send-off featuring four of the five living American presidents, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, each mimicking the late president Gerald Ford’s statement that “Our long national nightmare is over.”

David final episode of Late Show was watched by 13.76 million viewers in the United States with an audience share of 9.3/24, earning the show its highest ratings since following the 1994 Olympics on February 25, 1994, and the show’s highest demo numbers (4.1 in adults 25–54 and 3.1 in adults 18–49) since Oprah Winfrey’s first Late Show appearance following the ending of her feud with Letterman on December 1, 2005.

Bill Murray, who was his first guest on Late Night, was his final guest on Late Show. In a rarity for a late-night show, it was also the highest-ranked program on network television that night, beating out all prime-time shows. In total, Letterman had hosted 6,028 episodes of Late Night and Late Showsurpassing friend and mentor Johnny Carson as the longest-serving late-night talk show host in American television history.

David Letterman House – David Letterman Home

David is sd to have purchased the 2700-acre “Deep Creek Ranch” (35 miles West of Choteau) in 1999. In 2003 It was broken into by a bear and one man is jailed for plotting to the kidnapping his son and nanny from here in 2005. He has a 3-bed, 3-bath, 3,276 sqft wood sided home has a detached garage, according to public records. His main home is in North Salem (NY).

David Letterman Top 10

Here are the Top 10 of David Letterman’s Best Top 10 Lists:

  • The Very First Top 10
  • Barack Obama
  • California Names
  • Sopranos
  • Pacino & De Niro
  • John Malkovich
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Homer Simpson for President
  • Foo Fighters
  • Mitt Romney

David Letterman Alcohol

He taking over the time he almost got alcohol poisoning on ESPN’s Sports Center before making a candid confession.
“We were getting as drunk as you can get without killing yourself from alcohol poisoning – by the way I’m drunk right now,” he told his interviewer, who responded: “Good! We wouldn’t expect anything less!”

just days after he had joked that he would fake his own death if his car did not win the Indianapolis 500 motor speedway race. “If we don’t win the 100th running, I have every intention of faking my own death,” he said. He added that “I can’t reveal [much]. I know a fellow who will remove my fingerprints. I have a post-office box somewhere on the planet. That’s all I can tell you.”

He made the comments at the race, where he was supporting his team Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team. The star co-owns the car with former Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal.

David Letterman Book

His book chronicles the behind-the-scenes corporate battle surrounding American late-night talk shows, leading up to, and after, Johnny Carson’s 1992 retirement as host of NBC’s The Tonight Show. His book primarily details the power struggle between David Letterman and Jay Leno to succeed Carson as the “King of Late Night”, NBC choosing Leno over Letterman as the next Tonight Show host, and Letterman later moving to rival network CBS.

David Letterman Quotes

  • Don’t forget it’s daylight savings time. You spring forward, then you fall back. It’s like Robert Downey Jr. getting out of bed.
  • Don’t forget it’s daylight savings time. You spring forward, then you fall back. It’s like Robert Downey Jr. getting out of bed.
  • We’re told that they were zealots fueled by religious fervor…religious fervor and if you live to be a thousand years old will that make any sense to you? Will that make any goddamn sense?
  • I may not be smart enough to debate you point-for-point on this, but I have the feeling about 60% of what you say is crap.

David Letterman Cars

Letterman is among the richest comedians of all time with a breathtaking car collection. He owns some of the luxury cars in his parking lots including 1955 Jaguar XK 140 worth $137,000, the 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO( $2.7 million), and 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso worth $1.85 million

 

Frequently Asked Questions About David Letterman

Who is David Letterman?

Letterman is an acclaimed television host, comedian, writer, and producer who has been a host of late-night television talk shows for 33 years

How old is David Letterman?

Letterman is an American national born on 12th April 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

How tall is David Letterman?  

Letterman stands at a height of 1.87 m.

Is David Letterman married?  

Yes, he is married to Regina Lasko. They got married on March 19, 2009, and together they have one child. The couple resides in North Salem together with their child.

How much is Letterman’s worth?  

Letterman has an approximate net worth of $400 million. This amount has been accrued from his career in the entertainment industry.

Where does Letterman live?  

He is a resident of North Salem, NY, USA, on a 108 acres (44 hectares) estate, we shall upload pictures of her house as soon as we have them.

Is Letterman dead or alive?  

Letterman is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.

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