John Oliver

Inside Biography


John Oliver is a British writer, producer, television host, political commentator, and comedian, well known for his appearance in a late-night show, The Comedy Zone. He married Kate Norley in 2011.  The couple has one son together, Hudson Oliver.

Early life and education

John Oliver was born on 23rd April 1977, in West Midlands, England. He was born to his parents Carole Oliver and Jim Oliver. His mother was a music teacher, and father served as a social worker and a school headmaster. John Oliver is White in ethnicity and holds British nationality.

He attended Christ's College, Cambridge. At the time, Oliver was a member of the Cambridge Footlights, an amateur theatrical club run by students of Cambridge University. In 1998, he graduated from Christ's College achieving a degree in English.


John Oliver made his first appearance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2001 as the member of The Comedy Zone. In 2002, he performed his debut solo show and returned home in 2003. From 2004-2005, he collaborated with Andy Zaltman on a double act and co-hosted Political Animal.

In 2006, Oliver joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as a Senior British Correspondent. In the summer of 2013, he appeared as a guest-host for The Daily Show for eight weeks while Stewart made his movie Rosewater.

From October 2007 to May 2015, Oliver co-hosted The Bugle, a comedy podcast aired weekly, with Andy Zaltzman. The show was produced by The Times of London.

He also hosted John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, from 2010-2013, it is a stand-up comedy series that featured himself sets of other comedians. Four seasons were published in total till 2013.

Television acting

John Oliver also had a recurring portrayal of the NBC comedy Community as Ian Duncan, a psychology professor. In 1985, Oliver appeared as Felix Pardiggle in the BBC drama Bleak House.

In 2008, he made his film appearance as Dick Pants in the Love Guru. He also provided his voice as Vanity Smurf in The Smurf movie and its sequel too.

Other Work

Besides his on-screen career, Oliver has also written and presented a BBC America campaign to have viewers use closed captioning. In 2009, he made a cameo portrayal of the actor Rip Torn in the music video for the Fiery Furnaces single.

His comedic commentary has also been influencing US legislation, court rulings, regulations and other aspects regarding US culture.

Personal life

John Oliver is a married man. He married Kate Norley in 2011. The couple first met at the 2008 Republican National Convention. Since their marriage, the couple has one son together, Hudson Oliver, who was born prematurely in 2015.

The couple is living a happy life in New York along with their son, and there is no any sign of their separation or divorce till date.

Net worth

John Oliver earns a decent amount of money from his multi-career as, writer, comedian, actor, television host and political commentator. Considering all this, Oliver makes $2 million annually.

Recently, Oliver and his wife have purchased a house in Manhattan worth $9.5 million. Despite his pending taxes, he bought the house using a tax loophole which was created by Donald Trump.

As per the property records, the couple paid half of the amount and took out a $4.75 million mortgage from J.P. Morgan.

Oliver's one of the most popular movies, Love Guru made $32,235,793 domestically and $40,863,344 worldwide. As of 2017, Oliver's total net worth is estimated to be $5 million.

by admin, 11 Dec, 2017

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