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John Oliver is a Actor British born on 23 april 1977 at Birmingham (United-kingdom)

John Oliver

John Oliver
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Birth name John William Oliver
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 23 april 1977 (42 years) at Birmingham (United-kingdom)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

John William Oliver (born 23 April 1977) is a British comedian, political commentator, television host, and occasional actor. He is widely known in the U.S. for hosting HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He also co-hosts the satirical comedy podcast The Bugle and hosted John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central. In 2013, Oliver spent eight weeks as the guest host of The Daily Show. Oliver then left the show at the end of 2013 and began hosting Last Week Tonight on 27 April 2014. He plays a recurring character, Professor Ian Duncan, on the television series Community.
He has worked extensively with Andy Zaltzman; their body of work includes hundreds of hours of satirical podcasts and radio broadcasts, including series such as Political Animal, The Department, and The Bugle.

Biography

As of 2010, Oliver lives in New York with his wife Kate Norley, an Iraq War veteran who served as a U.S. Army medic. Oliver has said that they met at the 2008 Republican National Convention; he was doing a piece for The Daily Show and Norley was campaigning with Vets for Freedom. She and other veterans hid Oliver, the other correspondents, and the camera crew from security. Oliver is a fan of both American and British sports and supports the New York Mets and the New York Jets.

Oliver's immigration status placed certain constraints on what he could do in his adopted country, but also provided him with comedy material as he poked fun at the opacity and occasional absurdity of the process of obtaining U.S. residency. Oliver was one of the many writers on the picket lines during the Writers' Guild strike which brought The Daily Show to a halt, yet he appeared on the show upon its resuming production on 7 January 2008. During a sketch, he pointed out that he was then in the U.S. on a visitors' visa that requires him not to strike while the show is in production and violation of the terms of the visa would be grounds for deportation. When asked about his residency status in early 2009, Oliver said, "It's an ongoing, and slightly unsettling, battle to be honest. I tried engraving 'Give me your tired, your poor, and your aspiring comic performers' into the base of the Statue of Liberty, but apparently that's not legally binding." In an episode of The Bugle released 31 October 2009, Oliver announced he "finally got approved for [his] green card" (for U.S. residency), noting that now he can "get arrested filming bits for The Daily Show". Oliver says he was given a scare when applying at the United States embassy in London, when an immigration officer asked, "Give me one good reason I should let you back in to insult my country," followed by, "Oh, I'm just kidding, I love the show." Since then, he referred to Americans as "us" or "you" as each segment demanded.

Usually with

Tom Kane
Tom Kane
(3 films)
Adam Wylie
Adam Wylie
(3 films)
Fred Armisen
Fred Armisen
(3 films)
Frank Welker
Frank Welker
(3 films)
Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Oliver (6 films)

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Actor

The Smurfs 2, 1h45
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jayma Mays, Sofía Vergara, Katy Perry
Roles Vanity Smurf (voice)
Rating54% 2.705462.705462.705462.705462.70546
In preparation for her birthday celebration, the Smurfs read the story of Smurfette, how she was created by Gargamel to destroy them, only for Papa Smurf to rescue her and turn her fully into a Smurf. Meanwhile, she is having nightmares about reverting to her original form and betraying her fellow Smurfs by turning them over to Gargamel. The Smurfs are preparing a surprise party, but as Smurfette tries to find out what her fellow Smurfs are planning, none of them are saying a word. She takes this to mean that everyone forgot her birthday.
The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow, 22minutes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Fred Armisen, Alan Cumming, Anton Yelchin, Hank Azaria, Jack Angel, Tom Kane
Roles Vanity Smurf (voice)
Rating62% 3.1460153.1460153.1460153.1460153.146015
As the story begins, Hefty, Clumsy, and Panicky are out in the forest at night with a cart full of smurfberries that has a broken wheel. Unable to fix the wheel, the three of them sit together around a campfire roasting smurfberries when Clumsy has the idea of telling a ghost story to pass the time. Narrator then joins the three Smurfs to tell his own kind of ghost story.
The Smurfs
The Smurfs (2011)
, 1h42
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about magic and magicians, Time travel films, Children's films
Actors Hank Azaria, Katy Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Alan Cumming, Jayma Mays, Sofía Vergara
Roles Vanity Smurf (voice)
Rating55% 2.752822.752822.752822.752822.75282
As the Smurfs get ready for the Blue Moon Festival, Papa Smurf sees in his cauldron a vision of Clumsy Smurf reaching for a dragon wand and the Smurfs in cages while Gargamel laughs. Not wanting this vision to come true, Papa Smurf disallows Clumsy to pick Smurf Roots. Clumsy disobeys Papa and ends up unintentionally leading Gargamel and Azrael to the village. The Smurfs all flee for their lives while Clumsy unknowingly runs towards the Forbidden Falls, with Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Grouchy, Brainy and Gutsy running after him. They find him at the edge of a cliff, and while trying to help him up, they are sucked into a gigantic vortex that spirits them to present day New York City. To make matters worse, Gargamel and Azrael follow and the Smurfs end up in the apartment of Patrick and Grace Winslow, a married and expectant couple and their Basset Hound Elway. After clarifying things, the Winslows befriend them and allow them to stay in their apartment. The next day, needing to find a "star gazer" (a telescope), the Smurfs follow Patrick to his work place at Anjelou Cosmetics, misunderstanding the previous explanation of his job as fortune-telling. He calls Grace to pick them up.
The Love Guru, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Ice hockey films, Sports d'hiver
Actors Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Romany Malco, Meagan Good, Verne Troyer
Roles Dick Pants
Rating38% 1.902571.902571.902571.902571.90257
The film begins in a little Indian village, where we are introduced to Guru Pitka talking into his recorder which allows him to sound like a man, a woman, or Morgan Freeman. He is the #2 Guru in the world, next to Deepak Chopra. A flashback shows us that Pitka is an orphan of missionaries in India. Both Pitka and Chopra were taught by Guru Tugginmypudha. Pitka says he wants to become a Guru so that girls will love him, so Tugginmypudha puts a chastity belt on him until he can learn that loving himself is more important than being loved by others.
Fear
Fear (1996)
, 1h37
Directed by James Foley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Erotic films, Films about psychiatry, Erotic thriller films
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Petersen, Alyssa Milano, Amy Brenneman, Gary Riley
Roles Eddie Clark
Rating62% 3.100013.100013.100013.100013.10001
Nicole Walker (Reese Witherspoon) is a fairly innocent teenager with a rebellious streak. Having been kicked out of her mother's house, she now lives in the suburbs of Seattle with her well-meaning but overbearing father Steven (William Petersen) and his new family: second wife, Laura (Amy Brenneman) and Toby (Christopher Gray), Laura's preteen son from her first marriage. At a rave with best friend Margo Masse (Alyssa Milano), Nicole meets David McCall (Mark Wahlberg), who is part of the same group of friends as the guy Margo is with. Though he has borderline personality disorder and antisocial features, she is swept off her feet by his sweet, polite nature. When Steven meets David, he mistrusts him immediately; it does not help matters when Nicole violates her curfews to spend more time with David. Eventually, while Steven and Laura are on a business trip, Nicole and David sleep together at her home, flagrantly disobeying a house rule about unsupervised guests. One day, David scares Nicole by assaulting her friend Gary Rohmer (Todd Caldecott) upon seeing them hug each other. He shoves Nicole to the ground when she tries to stop him, giving her a black eye. Nicole ends things with David, leaving him crushed, but her father's now-intense opposition to David paradoxically drives her to accept David's apologies. Steven suspiciously checks into David's background and learns that David spent his early life with various foster families, until getting arrested or institutionalized. When David turned 18, he was released from foster care.