Jon Stewart grew up in New Jersey in a Jewish family. His family is Ashkenazi Jewish (from Austria, Ukraine, Poland, and Belarus).
Jon Stewart was born in New York City on November 28, 1962, and was raised in New Jersey. By 1989, Stewart was hosting the Comedy Central series Short Attention Span Theater. In 1993, he launched MTV's first talk show, The Jon Stewart Show. Throughout the 1990s, Stewart appeared on several television programs. In 1999, he became anchorman of The Daily Show (later renamed The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), announcing his departure in 2015 after a highly esteemed run. Due to the show's success, Stewart has become an in-demand host. He is also a film and TV actor, appearing in the comic films Half Baked (1998) and Big Daddy (1999), among a variety of other productions.
Popular television host Jon Stewart was born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz on November 28, 1962, in New York City. (He later legally changed his last name to Stewart.) His family later relocated to Lawrenceville, New Jersey, where Stewart spent most of his youth.