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performer , writer , talk show host

Conan O'Brien, American talk show host, writer. Named Favorite Talk Show Host, People's Choice Awards, 2011; named one of The 100 Most Influential People in the World, TIME magazine, 2010.


O'Brien, Conan was born on April 18, 1963 in Brookline, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Thomas and Ruth (Reardon) O'Brien.


Bachelor American History, Literature, Harvard University, 1981-1985.


Staff member The Harvard Lampoon, 1981-1985 (president 1983, 84).


  • Other Work

    • Stage appearances with: The Groundlings (Los Angeles) 1985-1987. Writer, performer The Happy Happy Good Show (Los Angeles, Chicago) 1988. Writer (television series) Not Necessarily the News (Home Box Office) 1985-1987, Saturday Night Live, 1988-1991 (NBC, Emmy Outstanding Writing in Comedy series 1989), Lookwell (NBC) 1991.

      Writer, producer The Simpsons (Fox) 1991-1993, The Wilton North Report (syndicated) 1987. Writer, producer, host Late Night with Conan O'Brien (NBC) 1993-2009 (Best Writing in Comedy/Variety Show Writer's Guild award 1997, television award Writers Guild America 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Progressive, Academy television Arts & Sciences, 2007). Host Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (NBC), 2009-2010, Conan (Turner Broadcasting System), since 2010.

      Film appearances include Tomorrow Night, 1998, Barenaked in America, 1999, Vanilla Sky, 2001, Bewitched, 2005, The Great Buck Howard, 2008. Television appearances include (voice only) The Simpsons, 1994, The Single Guy, 1996, Arli$$, 1996, (voice only) Doctor Katz, Professional Therapist, 1997, Veronica's Closet, 1998, Spin City, 1998, LateLine, 1999, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, 1999, (voice) Futurama, 1999, Tomorrow Night, 1998, (voice) Robot Chicken, 2005.


Married Liza Powel, January 12, 2002. Children: Neve, Beckett.

Thomas O'Brien

Ruth (Reardon) O'Brien

Liza Powel

Neve O'Brien

Beckett O'Brien