Who is Conan O’Brien?
Conan O’Brien is an American television host, comedian, writer, podcaster, and producer. Conan O’Brien has been the host of his own weekly podcast, Conan Needs a Friend since 2018.
Conan is best known for hosting late-night talk shows for nearly 28 years, beginning with Late Night with Conan on the NBC television network from 1993 to 2009.
Early Life and Childhood
Conan O’Brien was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on April 18, 1963.
He’s 58. Every year, on April 18th, Conan celebrates his birthday.
Conan’s father, Thomas Francis O’Brien (b. 1929), was a physician, epidemiologist, and Harvard Medical School professor.
Ruth O’Brien (née Reardon; born 1931) is Conan’s mother and a retired partner at the Boston law firm Ropes & Gray.
Luke, Justin, and Neal are his three brothers, and Kate and Jane are his two sisters.
Conan O’Brien attended Brookline High School and worked as the managing editor of The Sagamore, the school newspaper.
Conan interned for Congressman Robert Drinan during his sophomore year, and he won the National Council of Teachers of English writing contest with his short story “To Bury the Living” in his senior year.
Conan attended Harvard University after graduating as valedictorian in 1981.
During his first year, he shared a room with future businessman Luis Ubias and two other roommates in Holworthy Hall, and during his three upper-class years, he lived in Mather House.
Conan majored in History and Literature and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in 1985.
In 2018, O’Brien’s production company, TeamCoco, collaborated with Earwolf to launch his own weekly podcast, O’Brien Needs a Friend.
Will Ferrell was the first guest on the podcast, which debuted on November 18, 2018.
The title of the podcast alludes to the premise that Conan is lonely and is inviting people onto the show to see if they can be his true friend.
In each episode, he is joined by his guest, Sona Movsesian, his assistant, and the show’s producer, Matt Gourley. Guests on the podcast have included, among others, Barack and Michelle Obama, Stephen Colbert, and Bob Newhart.
His podcast has received rave reviews and was the most popular on iTunes.
It was also nominated for two iHeartRadio Podcast Awards: Best Comedy Podcast and Best Ad Read.
Late Night with Conan premiered on September 13, 1993, from Studio 6A at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, to unfavorable reviews from contemporary critics.
The reception was not completely unsurprising; he wrote a self-deprecating The New York Times piece titled “O’Brien Flops!” on the day of the show’s start.
The Washington Post’s Tom Shales suggested that “the host resume his initial identity, Conan O’Blivion.” Overall, critics thought he was “too smart, too East Coast, too sophisticated, too young, and even too tall to be successful.”
On February 20, 2009, NBC aired the final episode of Late Night with Conan. This show featured a montage of former Late Night clips, as well as a surprise appearance by retired sidekick Andy Richter.
Will Ferrell, John Mayer, and the White Stripes made appearances as well.
Conan ended the episode by destroying the set with an axe, handing out the set’s pieces to the audience, and thanking a long list of people who assisted him in reaching that point in his career.
Conan’s Late Night clips began to appear on his TBS website and the Team Coco YouTube Channel in 2019.
Conan’s late-night programs combine the “lewd and wacky with more elegant, narrative-driven short films (remotes)”.
With his retirement on May 20, 2015, David Letterman became the longest-serving late-night talk show host in the United States.
Conan’s active streak ended when he retired from late-night television in June 2021, after nearly 28 years as a late-night host.
Net Worth and Salary
Conan O’Brien earns an annual salary of $97,462.
Conan has amassed a sizable fortune over the years. Conan’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
Conan O’Brien’s wife is Liza Powel O’Brien.
Liza and Conan met in 2000 when she appeared on Late Night with Conan in an advertisement skit involving Foote, Cone & Belding, where she was senior copywriter.
Conan and Liza married in 2002 after dating for nearly 18 months in Liza’s hometown of Seattle prior to their 2002 marriage.
He has a daughter named Neve (born in 2003) and a son named Beckett (born 2005).
Conan’s height is above average. Conan stands 6 feet 4 inches tall (Approx 1.93 m).
His Twitter handle is @CoanOBrien.
- He stands at 6 ft 4 in (Approx 1.93 m).
- Conan was born on April 18, 1963, in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA.
- His net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
- Conan stands 6 feet 4 inches tall (Approx 1.93 m).
- His wife is Liza Powel O’Brien.