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David Letterman Net Worth

How rich is David Letterman?

David Letterman net worth:
$400 Million

David Letterman information

David Letterman information

Birth date: April 12, 1947
Birth place: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Profession:Announcer, Actor, Comedian, Presenter, Television producer, Screenwriter, Talk show host, Film Producer, Voice Actor
Education:Ball State University, Broad Ripple High School
Nationality:United States of America
Partner:Merrill Markoe
Spouse:Regina Lasko (m. 2009), Michelle Cook (m. 1969–1977)
Children:Harry Joseph Letterman
Parents:Harry Joe Letterman, Dorothy Mengering
Siblings:Gretchen Letterman, Janice Letterman
Awards:Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Variety Or Music Program (1984-1987 (1984-1987), 1989, 1994, 2001), Johnny Carson Comedy Award (2011)
Nominations:People's Choice Award for Favorite Talk Show Host, Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance - Variety Or Music Program, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety, Music Or Comedy Series, WGA Award for Best Comedy/Variety - Series - Television (Including Talk), WGA Award for Best Variety Series or Special: Musical or Comedy - Television, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Talk Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Movies:Private Parts, Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, The Youngest Candidate, Strangers with Candy, Peeping Times, Fast Friends, Late Night with David Letterman: 6th Anniversary Special, Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s & '70s
TV shows:“Mary” (1978), “Mork & Mindy” (1979), “The Mike Douglas Show” (1980), “Late Show with David Letterman” (1980-)

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David Letterman net worth & biography:

The most successful television host in The United States David Letterman net-worth can be considered more than 400 million dollars. Along with that, it’s been declared that his yearly wages reaches 50 million dollars. To the people, David Letterman is called an American comic plus a number of the night time television show. David Letterman was involved in several infamous scandals including making love with distinct co-workers of the display. David Letterman needed to endure a month of extortion by a co-worker from the CBS station. At the moment, it was considered that David Letterman net-worth was place in danger.

David Letterman Net-Worth – 50 Million Dollars

Joe Halderman considered a strategy to place a letter into David Letterman limousine requesting 2 million dollars so as if he desires to not make his secret people. Among the most intriguing facts is this story didn’t reach the people by means of a number of gossips and rumours, but through television host himself.

His disclosure resulted in David Letterman net-worth just to raise. Based on CNW, his net worth is about 400 million dollars, that’s really one of the maximum net worth of the all TELEVISION hosts within the United States. In the year 2012, his deal with CBS to air “Letterman’s Night Time Present” was prolonged for just two years using a tiny bit of paycut due to the decreased viewer-ship. However, his net-worth didn’t change and this didn’t influence his yearly wages whatsoever. The majority of his cash David Letterman loves to invest in purchasing property.

Thus, he’s occasionally described as a property mogul. Some of his own real estates possession comprises 108acre property in Westchester County, NY. Furthermore, David Letterman is really a coowner of Rahal Letterman Racing, that’s really an Indy Racing League Team. Therefore, it seems that a large part of the David Letterman net-worth is allocated to purchasing new and luxury real estates.


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series created by - 4,224 episodes, 1993 - 2015 writer - 1,596 episodes, 1993 - 2009 written by - 28 episodes, 2009 - 2015
Late Show with David Letterman 5th Anniversary Special1998TV Movie
Late Show with David Letterman: Video Special II1996TV Movie
Late Show with David Letterman: Video Special1995TV Movie
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV Special special material
Late Night with David LettermanTV Series 4 episodes, 1986 - 1990 writer - 296 episodes, 1982 - 1993
Late Night with David Letterman: 7th Anniversary Special1989TV Movie
Late Night with David Letterman: 6th Anniversary Special1988TV Movie
David Letterman's 2nd Annual Holiday Film Festival1986TV Movie
David Letterman's Holiday Film Festival1985TV Movie
Late Night with David Letterman: 3rd Anniversary Special1985TV Movie
The David Letterman Show1980TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Starland Vocal Band Show1977TV Series 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Coming Home: Military Families Cope with Change2009TV Movie executive producer
The Youngest Candidate2008Documentary producer
The Knights of Prosperity2007TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Everybody Loves Raymond1996-2005TV Series executive producer - 208 episodes
Strangers with Candy2005executive producer
Ed2000-2004TV Series executive producer - 83 episodes
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn1999TV Series executive producer - 58 episodes
Bonnie1995-1996TV Series executive producer - 12 episodes
The High Life1996TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder1995TV Series executive producer
The Building1993TV Series executive producer - 5 episodes
Late Show with David Letterman1993TV Series executive producer
Late Night with David Letterman1987-1993TV Series executive producer - 180 episodes
Late Night with David Letterman: 7th Anniversary Special1989TV Movie executive producer
Late Night with David Letterman: 6th Anniversary Special1988TV Movie executive producer
David Letterman's 2nd Annual Holiday Film Festival1986TV Movie executive producer
The Industrial Musicals Movie2018Documentary executive producer filming
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2013TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
When Families Grieve2010TV Movie executive producer - uncredited
Families Stand Together: Feeling Secure in Tough Times2009TV Movie executive producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Simpsons2012TV SeriesDavid Letterman
I'm Still Here2010/IDavid Letterman
Man on the Moon1999David Letterman (uncredited)
Spin City1997-1998TV SeriesRags David Letterman
Private Parts1997David Letterman
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America1996Motley Crue Roadie #1 (voice, as Earl Hofert)
Eddie1996David Letterman (uncredited)
The Larry Sanders Show1993-1995TV SeriesDavid Letterman
The Nanny1995TV SeriesDavid Letterman
Cabin Boy1994Old Salt In Fishing Village (as Earl Hofert)
The Building1993TV SeriesThe Thief
Murphy Brown1993TV SeriesDavid Letterman
Late Night with David Letterman1989TV SeriesHimslf - Host / Himaelf
Red Pepper1981TV MovieDavid Letterman
Open All Night1981TV SeriesMan in Suit
The Mary Tyler Moore Hour1979TV SeriesVarious
Fast Friends1979TV MovieMatt Morgan
Mork & Mindy1979TV SeriesEllsworth
Mary1978TV SeriesAnnouncer / Skit characters
Peeping Times1978TV MovieDan Cochran

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Show with David Letterman2010-2011TV Series performer - 3 episodes

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tom's Restaurant - A Documentary About Everything2014Documentary special thanks
Survivor2012TV Series thanks - 1 episode
The Waitlist2008Documentary short special thanks
Beer League2006the producers wish to thank
For Catherine2005very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Industrial Musicals Movie2018Documentary filmingHimself
Years of Living Dangerously2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Late Show with David Letterman1993-2015TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself / Various / ...
CBS News Sunday Morning2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2011-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself (segment "Secretariat in New York")
The Kennedy Center Honors2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2014TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern Birthday Bash2014VideoHimself
Don Rickles: One Night Only2014TV MovieHimself
The View2010-2014TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles2014TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2014TV SeriesHimself
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHimself
Oprah's Next Chapter2013TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose1996-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors2012TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHimself
American Masters2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael1992-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The World According to Paris2011TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2011TV SeriesHimself
You've Been Trumped2011DocumentaryHimself
The 2011 Comedy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education2010TV MovieHimself
The Battle for Late Night2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2009TV SeriesHimself
TV One's Roast and Toast: John Witherspoon2009TV MovieHimself
Rachael Ray2009TV SeriesHimself
Kenny & vänner2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Julia Roberts: An American Cinematheque Tribute2007TV MovieHimself
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Event for Autism Education2006TV SpecialHimself
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank?2006TV MovieHimself
Anderson Cooper 360°2006TV SeriesHimself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself, in opening segment [pre-recorded] (uncredited)
Bill Hicks Live: Satirist, Social Critic, Stand-up Comedian2004VideoHimself
Howard Stern1996-2004TV SeriesHimself
CBS at 752003TV Special documentaryHimself
Extra2003TV SeriesHimself
Nightline Up Close2002TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1999TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program and Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program
Meeting People Is Easy1998DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Late Show with David Letterman 5th Anniversary Special1998TV MovieHimself
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Jackie Chan: My Story1998Video documentaryHimself
CBS: The First 50 Years1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cosby1998TV SeriesHimself
Intimate Portrait1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program and Presenter
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-1997TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder1995-1997TV SeriesHimself
The Rodman World Tour1997TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman: Video Special II1996TV MovieHimself
Seinfeld1996TV SeriesHimself
The Dana Carvey Show1996TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman: Video Special1995TV MovieHimself
Favorite Deadly Sins1995TV MovieHimself (segment "Greed") (uncredited)
Comic Relief VII1995TV Special documentaryHimself
The Jon Stewart Show1995TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning1994-1995TV SeriesHimself
A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Host
Totally Bill Hicks1994Video documentaryHimself
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series & Nominated: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program
MTV Video Music Awards 19941994TV SpecialHimself
It's Just a Ride1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Beavis and Butt-Head1994TV SeriesHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1993TV SpecialHimself
Berman's Best: The Nickname Show1993TV MovieHimself
Today1993TV SeriesHimself
Coltrane in a Cadillac1993TV SeriesHimself
The Comedy Store's 20th Birthday1992TV MovieHimself
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program & Best Writing in a Variety or Music Program
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1978-1992TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Host
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program & Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series & Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program
Later with Bob Costas1989TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman: 7th Anniversary Special1989TV MovieHimself
Merrill Markoe's Guide to Glamorous Living1988TV MovieHimself
Late Night with David Letterman: 6th Anniversary Special1988TV MovieHimself
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program / Nominee: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program & Presenter: Outstanding Guest Perfomer in a Comedy Series
Här är ditt liv1987TV SeriesHimself - Host
Homage to Steve1986TV Movie documentaryHimself
Viva Shaf Vegas1986TV MovieHimself
David Letterman's 2nd Annual Holiday Film Festival1986TV MovieHimself (segment "Feelin' in Love")
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Co-Host / Winner: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program / Nominee: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program & Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
The 3rd Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
Action Family1986TV MovieHimself
David Letterman's Holiday Film Festival1985TV MovieHimself (segment "With My Own Eyes")
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program
The NBC All Star Hour1985TV MovieHimself
Late Night with David Letterman: 3rd Anniversary Special1985TV MovieHimself
Elayne Boosler: Party of One1985TV MovieHimself
The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program & Nominated: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Super Birthday: A World's Fair Salute to Bob Hope1984TV MovieHimself
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHimself
NBC Family Christmas1981TV MovieHimself
Signature1981TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The David Letterman Show1980TV SeriesHimself - Host
The $10,000 Pyramid1978-1980TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1979-1980TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Himself
US Magazine Looks at the '70s1980TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The Hollywood Squares1978-1979TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Center Square
Password Plus1979TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
The Alan Hamel Show1978TV SeriesHimself
Battle of the Network Stars V1978TV SpecialHimself - CBS Team
Rock Concert1977-1978TV SeriesHimself
The Starland Vocal Band Show1977TV Series
The Jacksons1977TV SeriesHimself
Decisions, Decisions1977TV MovieHimself
The Riddlers1977TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Gong Show1976TV SeriesHimself / panelist
Word Grabbers1976TV MovieHimself - Panelist (1st Pilot)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Casablancas, l'homme qui aimait les femmes2016DocumentaryHimself
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2014-2016TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Host, The Late Show / Himself - Host, Late Show / ...
Extra2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host, Late Night
The Mad World of Donald Trump2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of Trump2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration2015TV MovieHimself / Audition Tape
A Football Life2015TV SeriesHimself
Billions in Change2015Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
The O'Reilly Factor2008-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host of / Himself - 'Patriot' (segment "Pinheads & Patriots")
Charlie Rose2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Insider2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Media Buzz2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host, Late Show
Amy2015/IIIDocumentaryHimself
David Letterman: A Life on Television2015TV MovieHimself
Katy Perry, the Super Bowl and Satan2015Video documentary shortHimself
Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story2014DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Mad As Hell2014DocumentaryHimself
60 Minutes Sports2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Host, The Late Show (segment "Gate Crasher")
1st Independent Video Film Festival of Youtube 20132013TV MovieHimself
Rude Tube2013TV SeriesHimself
Broadway Idiot2013DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Keuringsdienst van Waarde2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday2013TV MovieHimself
Twenty Feet from Stardom2013DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Big Fix2012DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Me at the Zoo2012DocumentaryHimself
Bluegrass Diva2011ShortHimself (uncredited)
The Undefeated2011DocumentaryHimself
A Current Affair2011TV SeriesHimself
WWE Smackdown!2009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Bloomberg Game Changers2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Host, The Late Show
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel2011DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Cool It2010DocumentaryHimself
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself
Biography1999-2009TV Series documentaryHimself
E! Investigates: Stalkers2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tragic Side of Comedy2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Outrage2009/IDocumentaryHimself
Buscando a Penélope2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
Quelli che... il calcio2009TV SeriesHimself
Frontline2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2008TV SeriesHimself
The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality & Relationships2008Video documentaryHimself
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue2008TV SeriesHimself
Mike Douglas: Moments & Memories2008VideoHimself
Paris Hilton Inc.: The Selling of Celebrity2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Zapp2007TV SeriesHimself
ESPN Outside the Lines2006TV SeriesHimself
Who Killed the Electric Car?2006DocumentaryHimself
60 Minutes2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Host, The Late Show
Grizzly Man2005DocumentaryHimself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself - #15
When Stand-Up Comics Ruled the World2004TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Comedian Bob Marley: Greatest Hits Vol. 22004VideoHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special2003TV SpecialHimself
The New Face of Late Night TV2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
ESPN Outside the Lines Sunday2003TV SeriesHimself
NBC 75th Anniversary Special2002TV SpecialHimself
The Cranberries: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee2002Video documentary shortHimself
Omnibus2001TV Series documentaryHimself
50 Years of NBC Late Night2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Survivor2001TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Boyz in Tights1998Short documentaryHimself
Occasional Coarse Language1998Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 51998TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Sonny & Me: Cher Remembers1998TV SpecialHimself
Playboy: The Best of Jenny McCarthy1998Video documentaryHimself
American Masters1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Get Shorty1995Himself (uncredited)
20 Years of Comedy on HBO1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Northern Exposure1994TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHimself
Johnny Carson's 29th Anniversary1991TV SpecialHimself
The Siskel & Ebert 500th Anniversary Special1989TV MovieHimself
I'm from Hollywood1989DocumentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Career Achievement AwardTelevision Critics Association Awards
2009OFTA TV Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationActors and Actresses
2005People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Late Night Talk Show Host
2002TV PrizeAftonbladet TV Prize, SwedenBest Foreign TV Personality - Male (Bästa utländska manliga tv-personlighet)
2001American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or SyndicationLate Show with David Letterman (1993)
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host or Performer in a Variety, Musical, or Comedy SeriesLate Show with David Letterman (1993)
1997OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host or Performer in a Variety, Musical, or Comedy SeriesLate Show with David Letterman (1993)
1995American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) Network, Cable or SyndicationLate Show with David Letterman: Video Special (1995)
1994Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesLate Show with David Letterman (1993)· Peter Lassally (executive producer)
· Robert Morton (executive producer)
· Hal Gurnee (supervising producer)
· Jude Brennan (producer)
1994American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or SyndicationLate Show with David Letterman (1993)
1989American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) Network, Cable or SyndicationLate Night with David Letterman (1982)
1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· Steve O'Donnell (writer)
· Sandy Frank (writer)
· Joe Toplyn (writer)
· Chris Elliott (writer)
· Matt Wickline (writer)
· Jeff Martin (writer)
· Gerard Mulligan (writer)
· Randy Cohen (writer)
· Larry Jacobson (writer)
· Kevin Curran (writer)
· Fred Graver (writer)
· Adam Resnick (writer)
1986Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· Steve O'Donnell (writer)
· Sandy Frank (writer)
· Joe Toplyn (writer)
· Chris Elliott (writer)
· Matt Wickline (writer)
· Jeff Martin (writer)
· Gerard Mulligan (writer)
· Randy Cohen (writer)
· Larry Jacobson (writer)
· Kevin Curran (writer)
· Fred Graver (writer)
· Merrill Markoe (writer)
1985Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· Gerard Mulligan
· Sandy Frank
· Joe Toplyn
· Chris Elliott
· Matt Wickline
· Jeff Martin
· Eddie Gorodetsky
· Randy Cohen
· Larry Jacobson
· Kevin Curran
· Fred Graver
· Merrill Markoe
1984Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· Steve O'Donnell (writer)
· Gerard Mulligan (writer)
· Sandy Frank (writer)
· Joe Toplyn (writer)
· Chris Elliott (writer)
· Matt Wickline (writer)
· Jeff Martin (writer)
· Ted Greenberg (writer)
· David Yazbek (writer)
· Merrill Markoe (writer)
1981Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host or Hostess in a Variety SeriesThe David Letterman Show (1980)
1981Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsSpecial Classification of Outstanding Individual Achievement - WritersThe David Letterman Show (1980)· Merrill Markoe
· Rich Hall
· Gerard Mulligan
· Paul Raley
· Ron Richards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety Talk SeriesLate Show with David Letterman (1993)· Barbara Gaines (executive producer)
· Matt Roberts (executive producer)
· Jude Brennan (executive producer)
· Rob Burnett (executive producer)
· Maria Pope (executive producer)
· Nancy Agostini (co-executive producer)
· Jerry Foley (supervising producer)
· Kathy Mavrikakis (supervising producer)
· Sheila Rogers (supervising producer)
· Brian Teta (supervising producer)
· Michael Buczkiewicz (producer)
2015People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Late Night Talk Show Host
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Late Night Talk Show Host
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Male Performance in a Fiction ProgramLate Show with David Letterman (1993)
2013People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Late Night Talk Show Host
2012OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Male Performance in a Fiction ProgramLate Show with David Letterman (1993)
2012People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Late Night TV HostLate Show with David Letterman (1993)
2011Career Achievement AwardTelevision Critics Association Awards
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's Nonfiction ProgramWhen Families Grieve (2010)· Christina Delfico (executive producer)
· Lisa Lax (executive producer)
· Nancy Stern (executive producer)
· Rob Burnett (executive producer)
· Andrew Ames (supervising producer)
· Kevin Clash (producer)
2010OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Male Performance in a Fiction ProgramLate Show with David Letterman (1993)
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesLate Show with David Letterman (1993)· Barbara Gaines (executive producer)
· Maria Pope (executive producer)
· Jude Brennan (executive producer)
· Rob Burnett (executive producer)
· Jerry Foley (supervising producer)
· Matt Roberts (supervising producer)
· Eric Stangel (producer)
· Justin Stangel (producer)
· Sheila Rogers (producer)
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesLate Show with David Letterman (1993)· Eric Stangel (head writer)
· Justin Stangel (head writer)
· Michael Barrie (writer)
· Jim Mulholland (writer)
· Steve Young (writer)
· Tom Ruprecht (writer)
· Lee H. Ellenberg (writer)
· Matt Roberts (writer)
· Jeremy Weiner (writer)
· Joe Grossman (writer)
· Bill Scheft (writer)
· Robert Borden (writer)
· Frank Sebastiano (writer)
2009People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Talk Show Host
2009WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy/Variety - (Including Talk) SeriesLate Show with David Letterman (1993)· Eric Stangel (head writer)
· Justin Stangel (head writer)
· Michael Barrie
· Jim Mulholland
· Steve Young
· Tom Ruprecht
· Lee H. Ellenberg
· Matt Roberts
· Jeremy Weiner
· Joe Grossman
· Bill Scheft
· Robert Borden
· Frank Sebastiano
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramLate Show with David Letterman (1993)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramLate Show with David Letterman (1993)· Eric Stangel (head writer)
· Justin Stangel (head writer)
· Jim Mulholland (written by)
· Michael Barrie (written by)
· Steve Young (written by)
· Tom Ruprecht (written by)
· Lee H. Ellenberg (written by)
· Matt Roberts (written by)
· Jeremy Weiner (written by)
· Joe Grossman (written by)
· Bill Scheft (written by)
· Robert Borden (written by)
· Frank Sebastiano (written by)
2008OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host or Performer of a Variety, Musical, or Comedy ProgramLate Show with David Letterman (1993)
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramLate Show with David Letterman (1993)
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramLate Show with David Letterman (1993)· Eric Stangel (head writer)
· Justin Stangel (head writer)
· Michael Barrie (writer)
· Jim Mulholland (writer)
· Steve Young (writer)
· Tom Ruprecht (writer)
· Lee H. Ellenberg (writer)
· Matt Roberts (writer)
· Jeremy Weiner (writer)
· Joe Grossman (writer)
· Meredith Scardino (writer)
· Bill Scheft (writer)
· Aaron Blitzstein (writer)
· Robert Borden (writer)
· Frank Sebastiano (writer)
2007OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host or Performer of a Variety, Musical, or Comedy ProgramLate Show with David Letterman (1993)
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramLate Show with David Letterman (1993)
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramLate Show with David Letterman (1993)· Eric Stangel (head writer)
· Justin Stangel (head writer)
· Michael Barrie (writer)
· Jim Mulholland (writer)
· Steve Young (writer)
· Tom Ruprecht (writer)
· Lee H. Ellenberg (writer)
· Matt Roberts (writer)
· Jeremy Weiner (writer)
· Joe Grossman (writer)
· Meredith Scardino (writer)
· Bill Scheft (writer)
· Frank Sebastiano (writer)
· Sam Saltz (writer)
2006OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host or Performer in a Miscellaneous Series or SpecialLate Show with David Letterman (1993)
2006People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Late Night Talk Show Host
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramLate Show with David Letterman (1993)· Eric Stangel (head writer)
· Justin Stangel (head writer)
· Gerard Mulligan (writer)
· Michael Barrie (writer)
· Jim Mulholland (writer)
· Steve Young (writer)
· Tom Ruprecht (writer)
· Lee H. Ellenberg (writer)
· Matt Roberts (writer)
· Jeremy Weiner (writer)
· Joe Grossman (writer)
· Frank Sebastiano (writer)
· Matthew Flanagan (writer)
· David McHugh (writer)
2005OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host or Performer of a Variety, Musical, or Comedy ProgramLate Show with David Letterman (1993)
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramLate Show with David Letterman (1993)· Eric Stangel (head writer)
· Justin Stangel (head writer)
· Gerard Mulligan (writer)
· Jim Mulholland (writer)
· Michael Barrie (writer)
· Steve Young (writer)
· Tom Ruprecht (writer)
· Bill Scheft (writer)
· Lee H. Ellenberg (writer)
· Jonathan Green (writer)
· Gabe Miller (writer)
· Matt Roberts (writer)
· Jeremy Weiner (writer)
· Joe Grossman (writer)
2003Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramLate Show with David Letterman (1993)· Eric Stangel (head writer)
· Justin Stangel (head writer)
· Gerard Mulligan (writer)
· Michael Barrie (writer)
· Jim Mulholland (writer)
· Steve Young (writer)
· Tom Ruprecht (writer)
· Bill Scheft (writer)
· Lee H. Ellenberg (writer)
· Jonathan Green (writer)
· Gabe Miller (writer)
· James Kramer (writer)
· Matt Roberts (writer)
· Steve Hely (writer)
2003OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host or Performer in a Variety, Musical, or Comedy SeriesLate Show with David Letterman (1993)
2002Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramLate Show with David Letterman (1993)· Eric Stangel (head writer)
· Justin Stangel (head writer)
· Gabe Abelson (writer)
· Michael Barrie (writer)
· Carter Bays (writer)
· Lee H. Ellenberg (writer)
· Jason Gelles (writer)
· Jonathan Green (writer)
· Chris Harris (writer)
· Mike Haukom (writer)
· Gabe Miller (writer)
· Jim Mulholland (writer)
· Gerard Mulligan (writer)
· Tom Ruprecht (writer)
· Bill Scheft (writer)
· Craig Thomas (writer)
· Joe Toplyn (writer)
· Steve Young (writer)
2002OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host or Performer in a Variety, Musical, or Comedy SeriesLate Show with David Letterman (1993)
2002WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy/Variety (Including Talk) - SeriesLate Show with David Letterman (1993)· Eric Stangel
· Justin Stangel
· Gerard Mulligan
· Joe Toplyn
· Michael Barrie
· Jim Mulholland
· Steve Young
· Gabe Abelson
· Carter Bays
· Craig Thomas
· Chris Harris
· Tom Ruprecht
· Bill Scheft
· Lee H. Ellenberg
2001Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramLate Show with David Letterman (1993)
2001Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramLate Show with David Letterman (1993)· Eric Stangel (head writer)
· Justin Stangel (head writer)
· Gerard Mulligan (writer)
· Joe Toplyn (writer)
· Michael Barrie (writer)
· Jim Mulholland (writer)
· Steve Young (writer)
· Gabe Abelson (writer)
· Carter Bays (writer)
· Craig Thomas (writer)
· Chris Harris (writer)
· Tom Ruprecht (writer)
· Bill Scheft (writer)
· Lee H. Ellenberg (writer)
2001Career Achievement AwardTelevision Critics Association Awards
2001TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsTalk-Variety Star of the Year
2001WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy/Variety (Including Talk) - SeriesLate Show with David Letterman (1993)· Bill Scheft
· Carter Bays
· Chris Harris
· Eric Stangel
· Gabe Abelson
· Gerard Mulligan
· Jim Mulholland
· Joe Toplyn
· Justin Stangel
· Lee H. Ellenberg
· Michael Barrie
· Rob Burnett
· Rodney Rothman
· Steve Young
· Tom Ruprecht
· Craig Thomas
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramLate Show with David Letterman (1993)· Rodney Rothman (head writer)
· Gabe Abelson
· Michael Barrie
· Carter Bays
· Jon Beckerman
· Rob Burnett
· Chris Harris
· Gerard Mulligan
· Jim Mulholland
· Tom Ruprecht
· Bill Scheft
· Eric Stangel
· Justin Stangel
· Craig Thomas
· Joe Toplyn
· Steve Young
· Beth Sherman
2000OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host or Performer in a Variety, Musical, or Comedy SeriesLate Show with David Letterman (1993)
2000WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy/Variety (Including Talk) - SeriesLate Show with David Letterman (1993)· Rodney Rothman
· Gerard Mulligan
· Bill Scheft
· Michael Barrie
· Jim Mulholland
· Joe Toplyn
· Eric Stangel
· Justin Stangel
· Steve Young
· Gabe Abelson
· Carter Bays
· Craig Thomas
· Jon Beckerman
· Chris Harris
· Tom Ruprecht
· Beth Sherman
· Jeff Boggs
· David Javerbaum
· Rob Burnett
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety or Music ProgramLate Show with David Letterman (1993)· Rodney Rothman (head writer)
· Joe Toplyn
· Gerard Mulligan
· Michael Barrie
· Eric Stangel
· Justin Stangel
· Steve Young
· Gabe Abelson
· Carter Bays
· Craig Thomas
· David Javerbaum
· Jeff Boggs
· Tom Ruprecht
· Chris Harris
· Jon Beckerman
· Rob Burnett
· Jim Mulholland
1999American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) Network, Cable or SyndicationLate Show with David Letterman (1993)
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host or Performer in a Variety, Musical, or Comedy SeriesLate Show with David Letterman (1993)
1998Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramLate Show with David Letterman (1993)
1998Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety or Music ProgramLate Show with David Letterman (1993)· Rob Burnett (head writer)
· Jon Beckerman (head writer)
· Tim Long (head writer)
· Gabe Abelson
· Michael Barrie
· Carter Bays
· Will Forte
· Eric Kaplan
· Jim Mulholland
· Gerard Mulligan
· Rodney Rothman
· Eric Stangel
· Justin Stangel
· Craig Thomas
· Joe Toplyn
· Steve Young
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Talk or Service ShowLate Show with David Letterman (1993)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety or Music ProgramLate Show with David Letterman (1993)· Joe Toplyn (head writer)
· Michael Barrie (writer)
· Jon Beckerman (writer)
· Rob Burnett (writer)
· Alex Gregory (writer)
· Matt Harrigan (writer)
· Peter Huyck (writer)
· Eric Kaplan (writer)
· Tim Long (writer)
· Jim Mulholland (writer)
· Gerard Mulligan (writer)
· Rodney Rothman (writer)
· Bill Scheft (writer)
· Steve Young (writer)
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesLate Show with David Letterman (1993)· Rob Burnett (executive producer)
· Jude Brennan (supervising producer)
· Jon Beckerman (supervising producer)
· Barbara Gaines
· Joe Toplyn
· Peter Lassally (executive producer)
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety or Music ProgramLate Show with David Letterman: Video Special II (1996)· Gerard Mulligan (writer)
· Larry Jacobson (writer)
· Steve Young (writer)
· Jill Davis (writer)
· Bill Scheft (writer)
· Jon Beckerman (writer)
· Donick Cary (writer)
· Michael Barrie (writer)
· Jim Mulholland (writer)
· Steve Sherrill (writer)
· Tim Long (writer)
· Rodney Rothman (writer)
· Davey DiGiorgio (writer)
· Rob Young (writer)
· Joe Toplyn (writer)
· Rob Burnett (writer)
1996American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or SyndicationLate Show with David Letterman (1993)
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesLate Show with David Letterman (1993)· Robert Morton (executive producer)
· Peter Lassally (executive producer)
· Hal Gurnee (supervising producer)
· Jude Brennan (producer)
· Rob Burnett (producer)
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Writing for a Variety or Music ProgramLate Show with David Letterman: Video Special (1995)· Rob Burnett
· Steve O'Donnell
· Gerard Mulligan
· Larry Jacobson
· Steve Young
· Spike Feresten
· Jill Davis
· Bill Scheft
· Jon Beckerman
· Donick Cary
· Dave Hanson
· Jeff Stilson
· Jim Mulholland
· Michael Barrie
· Chris Kelly
1995Career Achievement AwardTelevision Critics Association Awards
1994Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramLate Show with David Letterman (1993)· Rob Burnett (head writer)
· Jon Beckerman (writer)
· Donick Cary (writer)
· Jill Davis (writer)
· Spike Feresten (writer)
· Dave Hanson (writer)
· Larry Jacobson (writer)
· Gerard Mulligan (writer)
· Steve O'Donnell (writer)
· Bill Scheft (writer)
· Jeff Stilson (writer)
· Steve Young (writer)
· Nick Arnold (writer)
1994Career Achievement AwardTelevision Critics Association Awards
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· Peter Lassally (executive producer)
· Robert Morton (co-executive producer)
· Jude Brennan (producer)
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· Rob Burnett (head writer)
· Steve O'Donnell (writer)
· Gerard Mulligan (writer)
· Larry Jacobson (writer)
· Steve Young (writer)
· Spike Feresten (writer)
· Jill Davis (writer)
· Bill Scheft (writer)
· Jon Beckerman (writer)
· Donick Cary (writer)
· Brian Reich (writer)
1993Career Achievement AwardTelevision Critics Association Awards
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· Steve O'Donnell (head writer)
· Gerard Mulligan (writer)
· Larry Jacobson (writer)
· Rob Burnett (writer)
· Paul Simms (writer)
· Steve Young (writer)
· Spike Feresten (writer)
· Maria Pope (writer)
· Joe Furey (writer)
· Ken Keeler (writer)
· Jill Davis (writer)
· Bill Scheft (writer)
· Adam Resnick (writer)
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program (Series)Late Night with David Letterman (1982)· Jack Rollins (executive producer)
· Robert Morton (producer)
1991Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· Jack Rollins (executive producer)
· Robert Morton (producer)
1991Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· Steve O'Donnell (head writer)
· Rob Burnett (writer)
· Spike Feresten (writer)
· Larry Jacobson (writer)
· Gerard Mulligan (writer)
· Maria Pope (writer)
· Paul Simms (writer)
· Steve Young (writer)
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· Jack Rollins (executive producer)
· Robert Morton (producer)
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· Steve O'Donnell (head writer)
· Joe Toplyn
· Matt Wickline
· Jeff Martin
· Gerard Mulligan
· Randy Cohen
· Larry Jacobson
· Fred Graver
· Adam Resnick
· Rob Burnett
· Dave Rygalski
· Chris Elliott (additional sketches)
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· Jack Rollins (executive producer)
· Robert Morton (producer)
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· Steve O'Donnell (head writer)
· Joe Toplyn
· Matt Wickline
· Jeff Martin
· Gerard Mulligan
· Randy Cohen
· Larry Jacobson
· Kevin Curran
· Fred Graver
· Adam Resnick
· Boyd Hale
· Rob Burnett
· Chris Elliott (additional sketches)
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· Jack Rollins (executive producer)
· Robert Morton (producer)
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· Jack Rollins (executive producer)
· Robert Morton (producer)
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· Steve O'Donnell
· Joe Toplyn
· Chris Elliott
· Matt Wickline
· Jeff Martin
· Gerard Mulligan
· Randy Cohen
· Larry Jacobson
· Kevin Curran
· Fred Graver
· Adam Resnick
· Boyd Hale
1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· Jack Rollins (executive producer)
· Barry Sand (producer)
1986Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· Jack Rollins (executive producer)
· Barry Sand (producer)
1985Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· Jack Rollins (executive producer)
· Barry Sand (producer)
1985Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· Steve O'Donnell (writer)
· Sandy Frank (writer)
· Joe Toplyn (writer)
· Chris Elliott (writer)
· Matt Wickline (writer)
· Jeff Martin (writer)
· Gerard Mulligan (writer)
· Randy Cohen (writer)
· Larry Jacobson (writer)
· Kevin Curran (writer)
· Fred Graver (writer)
1985Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· Steve O'Donnell (writer)
· Sandy Frank (writer)
· Joe Toplyn (writer)
· Chris Elliott (writer)
· Matt Wickline (writer)
· Jeff Martin (writer)
· Gerard Mulligan (writer)
· Randy Cohen (writer)
· Larry Jacobson (writer)
· Kevin Curran (writer)
· Fred Graver (writer)
· Merrill Markoe (writer)
1984Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· Jack Rollins (executive producer)
· Barry Sand (producer)
1984Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· James Downey (writer)
· Gerard Mulligan (writer)
· Andy Breckman (writer)
· George Meyer (writer)
· Steve O'Donnell (writer)
· Sandy Frank (writer)
· Merrill Markoe (writer)
1984Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· James Downey (writer)
· Gerard Mulligan (writer)
· Joe Toplyn (writer)
· George Meyer (writer)
· Steve O'Donnell (writer)
· Sandy Frank (writer)
· Merrill Markoe (writer)
· Chris Elliott (writer)
· Matt Wickline (writer)
· Tom Gammill (writer)
· Max Pross (writer)

TitleSalary
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)$32,000,000 /year (2009)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)(2002 - ) $31,500,000 + show profits and licensing
Late Night with David Letterman (1982)$7,000,000
The David Letterman Show (1980)$1,000,000

#Fact
1Like fellow talk show host Johnny Carson, Letterman is also known to be a very private man.
2Turned down numerous offers to host "Saturday Night Live" because he felt he was terrible at sketch comedy. His time on Mary Tyler Moore's variety show convinced him of that.
3On the last show, David Letterman held a pencil with an eraser on each end. This was a reference to his hero, Johnny Carson, who also had used such a pencil as a prop on the Tonight Show.
4His father had English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. His mother's family was of German descent.
5Announced his retirement on April 3, 2014, with guest star Johnny Depp.
6In August, Dave will celebrate 10 years as host of the 6 time consecutive Emmy Award winning CBS show Late Show with David Letterman (1993). [February 2003]
7Recipient of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors. Other recipient that year were Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, Natalia Makarova, and the rock band Led Zeppelin, comprising John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant.
8Wrote jokes for Jimmie Walker's stand-up act and his series Good Times (1974).
9Is a fan of the cartoon "Beavis and Butthead" (1993).
10Hasn't had any alcoholic beverages since 1983.
11Stopped smoking cigars in 2004.
12Appeared on the cover of GQ magazine three times: July '84, June '90 and August '93.
13Married his second wife Regina Lasko in a courthouse ceremony near their ranch home in Montana.
14In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year at $40 million.
15Pencils used at his talk show desk have erasers at both ends. This is so no one is injured when he throws them.
16Early in his television career, Dave did some ring announcing work for an Indianapolis wrestling promotion run by Dick the Bruiser (Dick Afflis). Years later on NBC, Dave nicknamed his band "The World's Most Dangerous Band", based on Dick the Bruiser's nickname of "The World's Most Dangerous Wrestler".
17Had a running gag with Indianapolis radio station WNAP during the 1970s. He would telephone in comedic "reports", allegedly from the Indiana State Fair, using the name Moferd Pardo.
18In February 2003, an emergency group of guest hosts had to be called to fill in on the Late Show with David Letterman (1993), when Letterman was suddenly debilitated with a bout of shingles.
19At one time was a part owner of the Seattle Mariners, courtesy of then-owner, Jeff Smulyan, as he gave Letterman shares of his company, Emmis Communications, which included the Mariners (Letterman was given about 1%).
20Has mentioned on the Late Show with David Letterman (1993) that his favorite song is The Spinners's "I'll Be Around (Whenever You Want Me)." On the July 27, 2006 broadcast, The Spinners appeared on the show, playing "I'll Be Around" with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra.
21Auditioned for the role of Ted Stryker in Airplane! (1980).
22Is portrayed by John Michael Higgins in The Late Shift (1996).
23Owns a ranch just outside of Choteau, Montana.
24On his shows he has mentioned to both Gene Siskel and Martin Scorsese that his favorite movie is Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West (1968).
25Was a writer on the 1970s comedy series Good Times (1974), as was his current late night talk show competitor Jay Leno.
26He often does an in-joke that only his studio audience will understand. This is done by speaking with the audience before taping begins and finding out where people are from, what they do, etc. During the opening monologue, he will then make a reference to one of the audience members.
27Just won as a car owner in the Indy 500 (5-30-04) with co-owner Bobby Rahal and winner Buddy Rice.
282003 was the 19th year in a row that his show, be it Late Show with David Letterman (1993) (CBS) or Late Night with David Letterman (1982) (NBC) received an Emmy nomination for writing on a variety series.
29Enthusiast of Coen Brothers' films.
30On 3 November 2003, Letterman's then-girlfriend (now his wife), Regina Lasko, gave birth to their son, Harry Joseph Letterman, named after Letterman's father, who passed away at the age of 57.
31Life Loyal Member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
32Once petitioned to get a highway in his hometown named "the Dave Letterman Bypass" as a reference to his heart bypass surgery. Businesses in Indianapolis referred to the highway as "The Dave" for a short time.
33Owns vacation home on St. Bart's.
34Sister Gretchen is journalist, editor of St. Petersburg Times (FL) Lifestyles section.
35Guest hosted The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) 51 times.
36He went to college with Jim Davis, another Indiana native who created and still writes the world famous comic strip "Garfield."
37Named one of People Magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of 2001".
38Was a resident of New Canaan, Connecticut, but moved to Westchester County, New York, around 2001.
39Worked as a grocery bagger in Indianapolis in high school.
40Funds a scholarship at Ball State University (his alma mater, class of 1969).
41He was frequently a celebrity guest on TV game shows of the 1970s, among them The $10,000 Pyramid (1973), The Gong Show (1976), and Liar's Club (1976).
42He once hosted a game show pilot called The Riddlers (1977). Its celebrity guests were Joyce Bulifant, Michael McKean, Debralee Scott, Robert Urich and Jo Anne Worley. (The pilot was shown on the Game Show Network on 28 October 2000.).
43His father, Joe Letterman, was a florist who died of a heart attack in 1973. Mother Dorothy Mengering remarried in 1983 to Hans Mengering.
44Nicknames for Paul Shaffer include "Johnny Carwash", "Wayne 'Fatboy' Ewing" and "Paul W. Shaffer."
45Multi-purpose names he uses for any man: "Larry," "Kenny," and "Rodney". Multi-purpose names for women: "Linda".
46Before his heart bypass surgery, he had not missed a day due to illness in his 18 years of late-night.
47Underwent quintuple bypass surgery on 14 January 2000.
48Says he never uses the same tie twice in his show.
49While working as a weatherman in Indianapolis, he once congratulated a tropical storm for being upgraded to a hurricane.
50Hero is Johnny Carson.
51Has an older sister named Janice and a younger sister named Gretchen.
52Born at 6:00am-CST.
53His previous production companies include 'Space Age Meat' and 'Cardboard Shoe Productions'.
54His production company is called Worldwide Pants.
55Had a relationship with Merrill Markoe.
56Attended Broad Ripple High School. Was voted Class Smart Alec.
57Is part owner of Team Rahal auto racing team (majority owner Bobby Rahal, 1986 Indianapolis 500 champion).
58Allegedly, he will not stay for longer than five minutes for an on-location cameo appearance in any given film, which may be why Letterman doesn't really "appear" on stage with Jim Carrey and Jerry Lawler in Man on the Moon (1999), but rather is a special-effects image, like a cut-and-paste.
59Began a relationship with his second wife, Regina Lasko, in February of 1986; they did not marry until March 19th, 2009.

#Quote
1[to Lady Gaga] When I was your age, I had a paper route.
2[following an Islamist threat against his life] Tonight, you people are more than an audience. You're more like a human shield.
3[on dealing with cold winters] Here's a tip: take your boxer shorts and put them in the microwave. It's a tip I learned from Rosie O'Donnell.
4[about the type of guests he likes] "I don't care who you are, I don't care what you do. If you have four funny stories, you can be a guest on this show. That's what we're looking for."
5[on his first show after the September 11th terrorist attacks] "It's said they were motivated by religious fervor. And if you live to be a thousand, will that make any sense to you? Will that make any goddamn sense?"
6[on his close friend Jay Leno in 1986] "'Jay's a master at getting the audience on his side. He's able to communicate the idea that 'Shouldn't we, as a group, think this is absurd?' You immediately feel like he's your ally".
7[on becoming a father for the first time at 56] "By the time the child has trouble in life, you know, I'll be dead. I'll be long gone. By the time the kid's out stealing cars, you know, Dad will be dead a few years."
8It's very simple. There's only one requirement of any of us, and that is to be courageous. Because courage, as you might know, defines all other human behavior. And, I believe - because I've done a little of this myself - pretending to be courageous is just as good as the real thing.
9The worst tempered people I have ever met were those who knew that they were wrong.
10If it weren't for Johnny [Johnny Carson], I'd have no career.
11[on being called a non-voting Republican] "I believe I have voted for both Democrats and Republicans. Am I either one? Absolutely not. Ladies and gentlemen, I am an American."
12[on his move to the Westinghouse-owned CBS television network[] "I now have a lifetime's supply of light bulbs."
13There's not a man, woman or child on the face of the earth who doesn't enjoy a tasty beverage.
14The weather's so cold in New York right now. And when I walked through Central Park this morning, I saw a squirrel warming up his nuts!
15I got my lips chewed off by a dingo!
16I'm a wiseass and a smartass, and I always have been.
17If it wasn't for the coffee, I'd have no identifiable personality whatsover.
18"Each and every Thursday night, we like to go out in the audience of the Ed Sullivan Theater to play America's fastest growing quiz sensation, Know Your Current Events".
19[Jay Leno on Letterman] "Dave is one of the few performers who can say something real vicious and have it come across as a cute aside."
20We can all sleep easy at night knowing that somewhere at any given time, the Foo Fighters are out there fighting Foo.
21Show me squid!
22You know, they don't give these shows to chimps!
23There is no off position on the genius switch.
24In Hollywood, Oscar is king.
25Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
26I wouldn't give your troubles to a monkey on a rock.

#Trademark
1Self-deprecating humour
2His spinning pencil trick
3White socks with black shoes
4Often makes jokes in his monologue involving himself
5Top Ten lists
6Repeats a phrase of a joke immediately over and over again
7Gap-toothed grin
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