Apr. 18th, 1963
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Conan O'Brien's Main TV Roles
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Conan O'Brien grew up in a large, Irish Catholic family in Massachusetts. At an early age, he began a love of comedy and goofing off, this carried on when he entered the prestigious Harvard University, acting out many pranks in his time, as well as become the president of the Harvard humor magazine, the Harvard Lampoon. After leaving Harvard, Conan found his way into a television writing job in LA. After jumping around on many unsuccessful shows, Conan moved out to New York to win an Emmy for his writing on "Saturday Night Live" (1975). Later, he moved on to work for "The Simpsons" (1989), when SNL Executive Producer Lorne Michaels offered him the job of producer for the now vacant 12:30 slot on NBC. Conan, after searching for a new host, decided to audition for the job himself, and eventually wound up as the host of "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993).
- In one episode of his show, a Finnish man in his audience pointed out to him that he looked like President Tarja Halonen. He decided to support Halonen in the election campaign in 2006, and started a skit called "Pro-Finland, Anti- Sweden". Halonen met with him and Halonen gave to him as a gift, Moomin dolls for his family.
- In the beginning season of the show, he signed a new contract every week because the network was doubtful of the show's future and his ratings.
- Son-in-law of Seattle Dixieland band-leader Jake Powel.
- Older brother of 'Jane O'Brien (II)' (qv).
- When 'Burt Ward' (qv) was asked to give a speech at Harvard about his role on _"Batman" (1966)_ (qv), he brought the original costume, said to be valued at half a million dollars. Some students came up to him dressed as security guards and told him they would keep the costume safe. Then in the middle of the speech, one student stood up and asked, "When is a costume not a costume? When it's stolen." The lights dimmed and the students grabbed the costume and made off. After snapping pictures with one another in the cape, they later called Ward and gave the costume back. The ringleader of the gang? Harvard Lampoon editor, Conan O'Brien.
- Once shared an apartment with 'Bill Cusack' (qv).
- One of his all-time favorite television shows is _"The Odd Couple" (1970)_ (qv).
- Is an avid fan of filmmaker 'Kevin Smith (I)' (qv).