Bob Wiltfong

Comedian, Film actor

1969 –


Who is Bob Wiltfong?

Robert "Bob" Wiltfong is an American actor and comedian best known as a former correspondent on The Daily Show on Comedy Central. He has also made appearances on Chappelle's Show and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Wiltfong was a real non-satirical newscaster for 10 years, making him the first correspondent on The Daily Show who really worked as a real news reporter. He subsequently exited the business after the September 11, 2001 attacks made him realize he did not enjoy his career. He also lost a friend of his on September 11, cameraman Glen Pettit.

Wiltfong has won 4 regional, individual Emmys for television performance and has been nominated for 14 others. He was part of The Daily Show's 2004 winning submission for the prestigious Peabody Award. He was a member of Neutrino, an improv comedy team in New York City. Additionally, Wiltfong has been featured in national commercials for AOL, Microsoft, Staples, Domino's Pizza and many others.

In 2010, Wiltfong became the star of a new national ad campaign for Nationwide Insurance, playing the Nationwide spokesman in a series of television commercials that have been airing throughout 2010.

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Nov 26, 1969
Also known as
  • Bob Alan
  • United States of America
  • University of Kansas
Lived in
  • Omaha

on July 23, 2013


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