David Letterman Biography

David Letterman originally David Michael Letterman was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the United States on 12th April 1947. David Michael Letterman, famously known as David Letterman, is an American TV host who has served the most extended period facilitating a late-night syndicated program ever of TV.

Beginning with the primary scene ‘Recently Night with David Letterman‘ on February 1, 1982, on NBC, he had facilitated a late-night TV television show for a long time, until 2015.

David was positioned 45th on the TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time. Likewise, an entertainer and TV and filmmaker, he opened his own organization, Worldwide Pants, that delivered a portion of his shows and a few prime-time comedies like ‘Everyone Loves Raymond‘ and ‘The Late Show with Craig Ferguson.’

Known for his “ill-bred” comical inclination, Letterman left NBC when the channel picked Jay Leno to supplant Johnny Carson rather than him as the host of ‘The Tonight Show.’ He at that point joined CBS and began facilitating ‘The Late Show with David Letterman‘ which legitimately vied for viewership with ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.’

In 2015, he reported his arrangements to resign from the show. A couple of years after the fact, he returned in another syndicated program arrangement, which was debuted on Netflix in January 2018.


David Letterman Son

Harry Joseph Letterman

David Letterman Wife

Regina Lasko (m. 2009), Michelle Cook (m. 1968–1978)

David Letterman Age

71 years old (as of 2019)

David Letterman Show

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Quick Facts

Birth Date 12th April 1947
Nickname David
Birth Place Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Zodiac Aries
Profession Television host, comedian, writer, and producer.
Active Year 1970-Present
Marital Status Married
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
Religion Not Specified
Height 6 feet 2 inch
Weight 78 kg
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Relationship Married
Spouse Regina Lasko (m. 2009), Michelle Cook (m. 1968–1978)

David Letterman Early Life

Letterman was conceived on April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to father Harry Joseph Letterman, who was a flower vendor, and mother Dorothy Marie Letterman Mengering, who was a secretary for the Second Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis. He has a sister.

David remained nearby to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and was enamored with gathering model vehicles. While growing up, he respected his dad’s aptitudes to engage individuals with jokes and make a gathering energetic. His dad endured a heart assault when David was a young man. He, in the end, kicked the bucket of a second heart assault at 57 years old.

David went to the Broad Ripple High School and worked at the neighborhood Atlas Supermarket. He examined radio and TV at the Ball State University, in Muncie, Indiana, and graduated in 1969. He finished a four-year twofold major in news-casting news/media communications. David was the host and anchorperson at the undergrad’s run radio station—WBST.

Be that as it may, he was terminated because he treated traditional music with disregard. He at that point established another grounds station—WAGO-AM 570.

David Letterman Career

Letterman began his profession as the host of a radio syndicated program on WNTS (AM), and as a grapple and meteorologist on Indianapolis TV channel WLWI. In 1971, he was a pit street columnist for ABC Sports’ Indianapolis 500.

In 1975, he moved to Los Angeles to turn into a satire essayist and started performing at a parody club called The Comedy Store. He joined American on-screen character and comic Jimmie Walker’s gathering of entertainers to review jokes for his stand demonstrations. He likewise composed material for popular shows like ‘Great Times.

In 1977, he turned into a normal author on the six-week arrangement ‘The Starland Vocal Band Show,’ publicized on CBS. In 1978, he turned into a cast part on Mary Tyler Moore’s theatrical presentation, ‘Mary.‘ At long last, he arrived at ‘The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson‘, and before long turned into a standard visitor on the show.

In June 1980, he stowed his first-morning parody appear on NBC, called ‘The David Letterman Show.’ Although it was effective, it neglected to get great evaluations and was, in the end, dropped in October 1980. He at that point began facilitating the show ‘Late Night with David Letterman’ in February 1982 at NBC. His fans adored his self-joke and pessimistic comical inclination. Afterward, his style motivated various satire television shows.

In 1992, when Johnny Carson resigned, David expected that he would be offered Carson’s situation at ‘The Tonight Show.’ In any case, rather, NBC offered the job to Jay Leno.

Accordingly, David left NBC and joined CBS to have his very own late night appear, in direct culmination to ‘The Tonight Show.‘ His new show was known as the ‘Late Show with David Letterman‘ and began airing in August 1993.


Although David held his extraordinary comical inclination, this show was not an accurate imitation of his old NBC appear. From 1993 to 2009, David Letterman was positioned higher than Leno multiple times in the yearly Harris Poll of Nation’s Favorite TV Personality.

In 2003 and 2004, Letterman’s show positioned second, simply behind Oprah Winfrey, and that year, Leno’s show was positioned fifth. In any case, Leno’s show was positioned higher than David’s show amid 2007 and 2008.

In March 2002, as his agreement with CBS was going to terminate, ABC offered him a show, which he was quick to acknowledge. In any case, on December 4, 2006, CBS declared that Letterman had marked another agreement to have the ‘Late Show with David Letterman‘ till 2010.


In April 2012, CBS reported that Letterman’s agreement had been stretched out till 2015. About 13.76 million watchers in the United States viewed the last scene of his show which finished on May 20, 2015.

In 2016, he joined an environmental change narrative show ‘Long periods of Living Dangerously’ as one of the show’s superstar visitors.

In 2017, he and Alec Baldwin co-facilitated ‘The Essentials on Turner Classic Movies.’ In 2018, he began facilitating a six-scene arrangement—’My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman‘— on Netflix. The main scene on January 12, 2018, included Barack Obama. Rounds station—WAGO-AM 570.

Highlights and Achievements

David Letterman is the conqueror of a few Emmy grants including the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host or Hostess in a Variety Series for ‘The David Letterman Show‘ in 1981 and the Primetime Emmy Award for the Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series for ‘Late Show with David Letterman‘ in 1994. He was regarded with the renowned Peabody Award in 2015 and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2017.

David Letterman Relationships

On July 2, 1968, David Letterman wedded his school sweetheart, Michelle Cook. They separated in October 1977. From 1978 to 1988, he was in a live-in association with Merrill Markoe, previous head essayist and maker ‘Recently Night’.

While still in the live-in relationship, he began dating Regina Lasko in February 1986. He likewise has a child, Harry Joseph Letterman, with her. Harry was conceived on November 3, 2003. David wedded Lasko on March 19, 2009.

David Letterman Net Worth

The net worth of David is $400 million.

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