David Letterman Bio, Career, Education, Age, Height, Family and Net Worth

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Who is David Letterman?

David Letterman is an American TV host, comedian, writer, and producer. He has hosted late-night television shows for 33 years, starting with the February 1, 1982 debut of Late Night with David Letterman on NBC. In all, Letterman hosted 6,080 episodes of his two late-night talk shows. He surpassed his friend and mentor Johnny Carson as the oldest late-night talk show host in American television history. Moreover, Letterman was ranked 45th in TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time. He is also a film and television producer. His company, Worldwide Pants, produced their own shows, as well as The Late Late Show.


He began his broadcasting career as an announcer and news reporter at the college’s student-run station -WBST-a a 10-watt campus station that is currently part of Indiana Public Radio. However, he was later fired because of treating classical music with irreverence. After that, he became an associate with the founding of another campus station-WAGO-AM570(now WWHI,91.3).

After Letterman graduated from Ball State(1969), he started hosting a radio talk show on WNTS(AM) and on Indianapolis television station WLWI of which changed its call sign to WTHR(1976). As a journalist and weatherman, Letterman received attention for his unexpected on-air behavior.

Where congratulating a tropical storm for being enhanced to a hurricane and predicting hailstone. Letterman also infrequently reported the weather and the day’s very high and low temperature for fake cities. On another occasion saying that the state border between Indiana and Ohio had been removed when a satellite map accidentally omitted it, associated it to dirt political dealings.

Letterman also presented a local kiddies show, made a wisecrack, as a host of a late-night TV show known as “Freeze-Dried MOvie”. David also hosted a talk show that aired early on Saturday morning called Clover power in which he interviewed members about their projects.

Letterman comes into sight as a pit road journalist for ABC Sport’s tape-delayed coverage of the Indianapolis 500, which was his first nationally telecast appearance (WLWI was the local ABC affiliate at the time). Letterman was initially introduced as Chris Economaki, but this was corrected at the end of the interview (Jim Mckay announced his name as Dave Letterman). He also interviewed Mario Andretti who had just crashed out of the race.

A Photo of David Letterman
A Photo of David Letterman

David Letterman Age

Currently, he is aged 74 years old, he was born on April 12, 1947.

David Letterman Family


He is the son of Harry Joseph and Dorothy Marie Letterman. Both his parent died ages ago


He had two siblings an elder sister and a younger sister.

David Letterman Education

Letterman attended his hometown’s Broad Ripple High School. After that, he joined Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana where he graduated in 1969.

David Letterman Spouse

Letterman got married to Regina Lasko on March 19, 2009. However, the two lovebirds started dating back in 1986.

David Letterman Divorce

He married his first wife, Michelle Cook, on July 2, 1968. The two met back in college in Muncie, Indiana. However, the two later got divorced in October 1977.

David Letterman Children

Together with his second welcomed their first son in November 2003.

Move Los Angeles

Letterman was encouraged by his then-wife Michelle and several of his Sigma Chi brotherhood, to move to Los Angeles, California, with the hope of becoming a comedy writer in 1975. Letterman and Michelle packed their belonging in his pickup truck and headed west. In Los Angeles Letterman started performing comedy at The Comedy Store.

When Jimmie Walker saw Letterman on stage with an endorsement from George Miller, He joined a group of comedy whom Walker hired to write jokes for his stand-up act, a group that at various times as well as included Jay Leno, Paul Mooney, Robert Schimmel, Richard Jeni, Louie Anderson, Elayne Boosler, Byron Allen, Jack Handey, and also Steve Oedekerk.

In the summer of 1977, He was a writer and regular on the six-week summer series The Starland Vocal Band Show, airing on CBS. letterman hosted a 1977 pilot for a game show known as The Riddlers of which was never picked up and co-starred in the Barry Levinson produced comedy special Peeping Time in which was aired in 1978 January. After that year letterman was a cast member on Mary Tyler Moore’s variety show, Mary.

Letterman also made a guest appearance on Mork and Mindy which was a parody of EST leader Werner Erhard and appearance on game shows such as The $20 000 pyramids, The Gong Show, Hollywood Squares, Password Plus, and Liar’s club also the Canadian cooking show Celebrity Cook in 1977 November, talk show like 90 minutes Live ( 24th February and 14th April 1978), and The Mike Douglas Show (3rd April 1979, and 7th February 1980). letterman was also screen test for the lead role (1980) film Airplane a role that eventually went to Robert Hay.

NBC Morning Show

Letterman was given his own morning show on NBC, The David Letterman Show on 23rd June 1980. In 1980 August his show was shortened from its original 90 minutes to 60 minutes. In addition, his show was captious to success, winning two Emmy Award, but a rating disappointment and canceled, the last show to broadcasting on 24th October 1980.

Late Night With David Letterman Show

The NBC kept David Letterman on its payroll to test him in a different time slot. Late Night with David Letterman, first public appearance on 1st February 1982, and the first guest was Bill Murray. Furthermore, Murray went on to become one of the letterman’s most regular guests, hosting his later CBS show’s celebration of his 30th anniversary in late-night television, which broadcasted January 31, 2012, and in the final CBS show, which broadcasted May 20, 2015.

The Late Night with David Letterman show ran Monday through Thursday night at 12:30 a.m Eastern Time, immediately following The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, in June 1987 a Friday night was added to broadcast. It seemed anxious and unsteady and soon developed a cult following (particularly among college students)Moreover, his reputation as an acerbic interviewer was borne out in verbal sparring matches with Cher.

David  Letterman Height

He stands at 1.87 m tall and weighs 78 kgs

David Letterman Net Worth

After a long successful career, his net worth stands at $400million

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