Jun. 18th, 1942
Urbana, Illinois, USA
Roger Ebert's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2007 - Manufacturing Dissent
2005 - Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream
2000 - Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
Guest TV Roles
- Has said his favourite actor is 'Robert Mitchum' (qv).
- Survived a bout with thyroid cancer, as well as a cancerous salivary gland tumor.
- He has a step-daughter, Sonia, and 3 step-grandchildren.
- Is a film lecturer at the University of Chicago Fine Arts Program.
- Spent a year on a Rotary fellowship at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He later started a PhD at the University of Chicago, which he didn't finish.
- He was an only child.
- His home has a mini-movie theatre and a glass enclosed workout room; he also has a life-sized statue of 'Oliver Hardy' (qv).
- Wrote an introduction for the book "Mad at a Movies," a compilation of past movie satires from the pages of "Mad" magazine. He credits Mad's movie satires as one of his earliest inspirations for becoming a film critic.