David Steinberg Biography (1942-)

Born August 9, 1942, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; son of Jacob (some sources cite Yasha; a rabbi) and Ruth Steinberg; married; wife's name, Judy (a producer); children: Sasha, Rebecca. Addresses: Office: MBST Entertainment, 345 North Maple Dr., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.; Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
Canadian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Comedian, actor, director, producer, writer
Birth Details
August 9, 1942
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Host, The Music Scene, ABC, 1969-1970
  • Host, The David Steinberg Show, CBS, 1972
  • Host, The Noonday Show, NBC, beginning 1975
  • Gabe Moss, Big Sound, Global Television, 2000-2001
  • Specials
  • The Return of the Smothers Brothers, NBC, 1970
  • The George Segal Show, NBC, 1974
  • The Marx Brothers in a Nutshell, PBS, 1982
  • Voice of the casting director, Billy Crystal: A Comic's Line, HBO,1984
  • Host, Just for Laughs II, Showtime, 1987
  • Host, "Just for Laughs IV," Showtime Comedy Spotlight, Showtime, 1987
  • "The World of Jewish Humor," Great Performances, PBS, 1990
  • Narrator, Here He Is ... the One, the Only ... Groucho (also knownas The One, the Only ... Groucho), HBO, 1991
  • Host, David Steinberg's Biased and Insensitive Review of the Year,Arts and Entertainment, 1992
  • Host, Comedy: Coast to Coast, 1994
  • But ... Seriously, Showtime, 1994
  • Host and reporter, National Desk, PBS, 1999
  • Host, Showbiz Goes to War, PBS, 2000
  • (Uncredited) Himself, Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, 2002
  • (Uncredited) TV's Most Censored Moments, 2002
  • Also appeared in Second City: 25 Years in Revue.
  • Episodic
  • Guest, The Dean Martin Show, NBC, 1967
  • Guest, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, CBS, 1969
  • Guest, The Tonight Show, NBC, multiple appearances, 1969-1992
  • Guest, The Ed Sullivan Show, CBS, 1970
  • Himself, "The Odd Couple Meet Their Host," The Odd Couple, ABC, 1971
  • Guest, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (also known as Laugh-In), NBC, 1971
  • Guest host, The Midnight Special, NBC, 1974, 1979, 1980
  • Guest host, Fridays, NBC, 1981
  • Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, multiple appearances,between 1986 and 1991
  • Sean O'Grady, "The Tale of Jake and the Leprechaun," Are You Afraid ofthe Dark?, Nickelodeon, 1992
  • Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1993
  • Neighbor, "An Angel for Murray," Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1995
  • Neighbor, "The Couple," Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1995
  • Rabbi Lou Menken, "Citizen Buchman," Mad about You (also known asLoved by You), NBC, 1997
  • Director, "There's a Puma in the Kitchen," Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1998
  • Himself, "Sammy Davis, Jr.," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Himself, Speaking Freely, PBS, c. 2002
  • Himself, Richard Pryor: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2003
  • Also appeared in The Sonny and Cher Show, CBS.
  • Pilots
  • Host, The Noonday Show, NBC, 1975
  • Host, Out of Our Minds, syndicated, 1984
  • Host, Just for Laughs, CBC, 1987
  • Charles Dryden, Dad's a Dog, ABC, 1990
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Series
  • Second City TV (also known as SCTV), Global Television, CBC, and syndicated, 1976-1978
  • Good Grief, Fox, 1990-1991
  • The Paula Poundstone Show (also known as Off the Road with Paula Poundstone), HBO, beginning 1992
  • Designing Women, CBS, 1992-1993
  • It Had to Be You (also known as Marry Me Anyway), CBS, 1993
  • (And creator) Big Sound, Global Television, 2000-2001
  • Television Director
  • Series
  • Newhart, CBS, multiple episodes, between 1986 and 1990
  • Designing Women, CBS, multiple episodes, 1987, 1991-1993
  • Family Man, ABC, multiple episodes, 1988
  • Evening Shade, CBS, multiple episodes, 1990-1991
  • Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, multiple episodes, 1993-1998
  • The Parent 'Hood, The WB, multiple episodes, 1995-1996
  • Big Sound, Global Television, multiple episodes, 2000-2001
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Director, Switching Goals, ABC, 1999
  • Executive producer, Judgement Day: The Ellie Nesler Story, USA Network, 1999
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Specials
  • "Billy Crystal--Don't Get Me Started," On Location, HBO, 1986
  • "Michael Davis--The Life of the Party," Cinemax Comedy Experiment,Cinemax, 1986
  • "Robin Williams--An Evening at the Met," On Location, HBO, 1986
  • The Young Comedians All-Star Reunion, HBO, 1986
  • "The 11th Annual Young Comedians Show," On Location, HBO, 1987
  • "Women of the Night," On Location, HBO, 1987
  • "An Evening with Sammy Davis, Jr., and Jerry Lewis," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1988
  • "The 12th Annual Young Comedians Show," On Location, HBO, 1988
  • "Women of the Night II," On Location, HBO, 1988
  • "Billy Crystal: Midnight Train to Moscow," On Location, HBO, 1989
  • "I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1989
  • "Paula Poundstone: Cats, Cops, and Stuff" (also known as "Cats, Cops, andStuff"), HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1990
  • "The 14th Annual Young Comedians Show," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1991
  • "Kevin Pollak: Stop with the Kicking," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1991
  • "Women of the Night III," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1991
  • David Steinberg's Biased and Insensitive Review of the Year, Artsand Entertainment, 1992
  • "Women of the Night IV Hosted by Tracey Ullman," HBO Comedy Hour,HBO, 1995
  • The 1997 ESPY Awards, ABC, 1997
  • Paul Rodriguez: Idiots and Armadillos, HBO, 1998
  • Women of the Night, 2000
  • Robin Williams: Live on Broadway, HBO, 2002
  • Television Director
  • Specials
  • I Love Lucy: The Very First Show, CBS, 1990
  • Rick Reynolds: Only the Truth Is Funny (also known as Only theTruth Is Funny), Showtime, 1993
  • Penn & Teller's Home Invasion Magic, ABC, 1997
  • Also directed The Richard Belzer Special.
  • Television Producer
  • Awards Presentations
  • The ESPY Awards, ESPN, 1995
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "The Uncle Devil Show," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1985
  • "Big Daddy's Little Lady," The Golden Girls, NBC, 1986
  • "Casey at the Bat," Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales and Legends (alsoknown as Tall Tales and Legends), Showtime, 1986
  • It's Garry Shandling's Show, Showtime and Fox, 1986
  • "Overture," Duet, Fox, 1987
  • "Prelude," Duet, Fox, 1987
  • The Popcorn Kid, CBS, 1987
  • "Adagio" (also known as "Not a Date"), Duet, Fox, 1988
  • "Bud, Junior, Junior," Eisenhower & Lutz, CBS, 1988
  • "Pursued," The Fanelli Boys, NBC, 1990
  • "The Sitting," Get a Life, Fox, 1990
  • "The Tapes," Seinfeld, NBC, 1991
  • "The Truth," Seinfeld, NBC, 1991
  • "All about Dave," It Had to Be You (also known as Marry Me Anyway), CBS, 1993
  • "Let's Spend Termite Together," It Had to Be You (also known as Marry Me Anyway), CBS, 1993
  • "Long Date's Journey into Night," It Had to Be You (also known asMarry Me Anyway), CBS, 1993
  • "Mount St. Helen's," Daddy Dearest (also known as My Son the Bastard), Fox, 1993
  • "Private Lives," Daddy Dearest (also known as My Son the Bastard), Fox, 1993
  • "Logan's Run," Ink, CBS, 1996
  • "The One with Phoebe's Uterus," Friends, NBC, 1998
  • "Put on a Happy Face," Living in Captivity, Fox, 1998
  • "Ted and Mary," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2000
  • "The Shrimp Incident," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2001
  • "Mary, Joseph, and Larry," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2002
  • Good Girls Don't, Oxygen, 2004
  • Director of episodes of Annie McGuire, CBS; The Ellen Burstyn Show, ABC; One Big Family, syndicated; and The Rick Reynolds Show. Director of Spivey's Kid Brother, an early version of Even Stevens, The Disney Channel.
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Pilots
  • Death & Taxes, NBC, 1993
  • The Paul Rodriguez Show, The WB, 1998
  • Television Director
  • Pilots
  • Man about Town, ABC, 1986
  • One Big Family (also known as Roger Runs Away), syndicated,1986
  • "Baby on Board," CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1988
  • Coconut Downs, ABC, 1991
  • Death & Taxes, NBC, 1993
  • It Had to Be You (also known as Marry Me Anyway), CBS, 1993
  • "A Weak First Week," Even Stevens, The Disney Channel, 2001
  • What's Up, Peter Fuddy?, Fox, 2001
  • Film Appearances
  • The rat, Fearless Frank (also known as Frank's Greatest Adventure), American International Pictures, 1967
  • Photographer, The Lost Man, Universal, 1969
  • Marty Lieberman, The End, United Artists, 1978
  • Harris Soane, Something Short of Paradise (also known as Perfect Love), American International Pictures, 1979
  • Talk show host, Nothing Personal, American International Pictures,1980
  • The Best of the Big Laff Off, 1983
  • Himself, The Tommy Chong Roast (also known as Playboy Comedy Roast: Tommy Chong), 1986
  • Meegosh, Willow, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988
  • Himself, My Giant, Columbia, 1998
  • Outpatient, The Wrong Guy, Lions Gate Films, 1998
  • Film Director
  • Paternity, Paramount, 1981
  • Going Berserk, Universal, 1983
  • The Wrong Guy, Lions Gate Films, 1998
  • Film Producer
  • Executive producer, Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (also known as Brain Candy, The Drug, and Kids in the Hall: La pilule du bonheur), Paramount, 1996
  • Extreme Adventures of Super Dave, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2000
  • Stage Appearances
  • Member of ensemble, The Mad Show, New Theatre, New York City, 1966
  • Member of ensemble, The Return of the Second City in "20,000 Frozen Grenadiers," Square East Theatre, New York City, 1966
  • Kenny Newquist, Little Murders, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City,1967
  • Seymour Levin, Carry Me Back to Morningside Heights, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • Major Tours
  • From the Second City, U.S. cities, 1965
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • David Steinberg Disguised as a Normal Person, Elektra, 1970
  • Booga! Booga!, Columbia, 1974
  • Goodbye to the 70s, Columbia, 1975
  • WRITINGS
  • Teleplays
  • Series
  • The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, CBS, c. 1969
  • The Parent 'Hood, The WB, between 1995 and 1999
  • Specials
  • The Return of the Smothers Brothers, NBC, 1970
  • "Michael Davis--The Life of the Party," Cinemax Comedy Experiment,Cinemax, 1986
  • (With others) Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special (also known as The Earth Day Special), ABC, 1990
  • David Steinberg's Biased and Insensitive Review of the Year, Artsand Entertainment, 1992
  • Awards Presentations
  • (With others) The 63rd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1991
  • (With others) The 64th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1992
  • Special material for Billy Crystal, The 65th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1993
  • Special material, The 69th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1997
  • Special material for Billy Crystal, The 70th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1998
  • The 72nd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2000
  • The 76th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2004
  • Episodic
  • The Music Scene, ABC, episodes from 1969-1970
  • The Noonday Show, NBC, episodes beginning 1975
  • (With others) "Gone with a Whim: Parts 1 & 2," Designing Women, CBS, 1992
  • Pilots
  • The Noonday Show, NBC, 1975
  • Screenplays
  • (With Dana Olsen) Going Berserk, Universal, 1983
  • (Story with others) All Dogs Go to Heaven (animated), United Artists, 1989

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Los Angeles Times, August 8, 1994

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