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David Steinberg

Mostly Credited As: David Steinberg
Birth Name: David Steinberg
Date Of Birth: August 09, 1942 (Age 72)
Country Of Birth: Canada
Birth Place: Winnipeg, Manitoba

David Steinberg


The New York Times has called David Steinberg one of the most original comedians in years, “a cross between Woody Allen and Lenny Bruce.” Second only to Bob Hope in appearances on Carson’s The Tonight Show, he began his comedy career with Second City and influenced the careers of John Belushi, Bill Murray, John Candy and others who followed him there. Steinberg capped a prolific career as a stand up comedian with four comedy albums and two Grammy nominations. He has also won two Emmys as a writer. Famous for being funny on both sides of the camera, he has directed many critically acclaimed shows, including Friends, Newhart, Seinfeld, Mad About You, The Comeback with Lisa Kudrow for HBO, and Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm for HBO. His work on Seinfeld, Mad About You and Curb Your Enthusiasm earned him several DGA and Emmy awards and nominations. Among his many film credits are Paternity with Burt Reynolds, Going Berserk with John Candy, and The Wrong Guy with Dave Foley. He is executive producer of Go Kinky, a show chronicling the Texas gubernatorial ambitions of Kinky Friedman, and is executive producer and creator of Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Quality Balls - The David Steinberg Story (2014)As: Himself
Inside Comedy (2012)As: Himself (Host)
Mud Show (2007)As: Arturo
Sit Down Comedy (2005)As: Himself
The David Steinberg Show (1972)As: Himself (Host)
JUNO Awards (1970)As: Himself (Host 1977-1978)
The Music Scene (1969)As: Himself (Host)
Episode Cast Credits 

CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival (2014) 
  The Chosen Show 01x06: (Aug/16/2014) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]

Today (US) (1952) 
  Season 63, Episode 59 63x59: (Apr/03/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) 
  Wonderland Story 15x05: (Oct/16/2013) As David Munch, [Co-Guest Stars]

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight (2005) 
  David Steinberg. 09x102: (Jul/03/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Mandy Moore, David Steinberg 03x106: (Jun/27/2007) As Himself 
  Virginia Madsen, David Steinberg, Unwritten Law 03x31: (Feb/19/2007) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  John Waters, David Steinberg, Nada Surf 01x207: (Dec/13/2005) As Himself 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  David Steinberg 12x77: (Jun/11/2007) As Himself 

Mad About You (1992) 
  There's a Puma in the Kitchen 07x04: (Nov/03/1998) As The Director, [Co-Guest Stars]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  David Steinberg, Emmylou Harris, Bo Jackson 01x37: (Oct/19/1993) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Fridays (1980) 
  David Steinberg / Marshal Tucker Band 02x21: (Mar/13/1981) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]

The Midnight Special (1973) 
  Hosts: The Village People 08x11: (Dec/14/1979) As Himself 
  Co-hosts: Doc Severinsen & France Joli 08x10: (Dec/07/1979) As Himself 
  Host: David Steinberg (All-Comedy show) 03x05: (Oct/25/1974) As Himself (Host) 
  Host: David Steinberg (All-Comedy show) 02x40: (Jun/28/1974) As Himself (Host) 

The Sonny & Cher Show (1976) 
  Show 33 02x22: (Mar/11/1977) As Himself 

The Bobby Darin Show (1973) 
  David Steinberg / Helen Reddy 01x02: (Jan/26/1973) As Himself 

The Flip Wilson Show (1970) 
  Diana Sands, David Steinberg, The Jackson 5 03x06: (Oct/26/1972) As Himself 
  Carol Channing, David Steinberg, Modern Jazz Quartet 02x15: (Dec/30/1971) As Himself 
  Bing Crosby, The Supremes, David Steinberg 01x15: (Jan/07/1971) As Himself 

The Odd Couple (1970) 
  The Odd Couple Meet Their Host 02x09: (Nov/19/1971) As Himself 

The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1969) 
  Seals & Crofts, Vikki Carr, Mel Tillis, David Steinberg, Shecky Greene 03x23: (Mar/07/1971) As Himself 

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968) 
  Episode #84 04x18: (Jan/18/1971) As Himself 

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) 
  Engelbert Humperdinck, Melanie 24x03: (Oct/04/1970) As Himself 

This Is Tom Jones (1969) 
  Episode #2.2 02x02: (Oct/02/1969) As Himself 

Playboy After Dark (1968) 
  Lou Rawls; Shelley Berman; David Steinberg; Buddy Miles Express 01x19: (Dec/10/1968) As Himself 

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967) (1967) 
  Show #51 03x05: (Oct/27/1968) As Himself 

The Dean Martin Show (1965) 
  Buddy Hackett, Minnie Pearl, Rosemary Clooney 03x02: (Sep/21/1967) As Himself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


Living in Your Car (2010)• Executive Producer

Episode Crew


Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000) (Credited in 6 episodes from this show) 
 
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The Divorce 08x01 Jul/10/2011 As: Director
The Rat Dog 06x06 Oct/14/2007 As: Director
The Smoking Jacket 05x06 Nov/06/2005 As: Director
Mary, Joseph and Larry 03x09 Nov/10/2002 As: Director
The Shrimp Incident 02x04 Oct/14/2001 As: Director
Living in Your Car (2010) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Chapter One 01x01 May/07/2010 As: Director
Weeds (2005) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Whole Blah Damn Thing 04x03 Jun/30/2008 As: Director
Shrek The Halls (2007) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Shrek The Halls 01x01 Dec/07/2007 As: Writer
Help Me Help You (2006) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Perseverance 01x09 Dec/12/2006 As: Director
Sons & Daughters (2006) (2006) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
Family Finance. 01x05 Mar/21/2006 As: Director
BBQ Therapy 01x04 Mar/14/2006 As: Director
Even Stevens (2000) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
A Weak First Week (aka Pilot) 01x21 Feb/23/2001 As: Director
Mad About You (1992) (Credited in 49 episodes from this show) 
 
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Millennium Bug 07x16 Apr/26/1999 As: Director
Virtual Reality II 07x13 Feb/22/1999 As: Director
Weekend in L.A. 07x06 Nov/17/1998 As: Director
There's a Puma in the Kitchen 07x04 Nov/03/1998 As: Director
Paul Slips in the Shower 06x21 May/12/1998 As: Director
Friends (1994) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The One With Phoebe's Uterus 04x11 Jan/08/1998 As: Director
The Parent 'Hood (1995) (1995) (Credited in 5 episodes from this show) 
 
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Reconcilable Differences 02x22 May/15/1996 As: Director
I Never Danced for My Mother 02x20 May/01/1996 As: Director
I'm O'Tay, You're O-Tay 02x16 Feb/21/1996 As: Director
Don't Be Alarmed 01x10 Mar/29/1995 As: Director
Byte Me 01x08 Mar/15/1995 As: Director
Daddy Dearest (1993) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
Mount St. Helen's 01x07 Oct/17/1993 As: Director
Private Lives 01x03 Sep/19/1993 As: Director
Designing Women (1986) (Credited in 37 episodes from this show) 
 
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Gone With a Whim (2) 07x22 May/24/1993 As: Director, Writer
Gone With a Whim (1) 07x21 May/24/1993 As: Director, Writer
The Lying Game 07x20 May/07/1993 As: Director
The Woman Who Came to Sugarbakers 07x19 Apr/30/1993 As: Director
It's Not So Easy Being Green 07x18 Apr/02/1993 As: Director
Seinfeld (1989) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
The Tape 03x08 Nov/13/1991 As: Director
The Truth 03x02 Sep/25/1991 As: Director
Newhart (1982) (Credited in 14 episodes from this show) 
 
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Beauty and the Pest 08x13 Jan/15/1990 As: Director
I Like You, Butt... 08x10 Dec/18/1989 As: Director
Buy, Buy Blues 07x17 Apr/10/1989 As: Director
The Little Match Girl 07x16 Mar/27/1989 As: Director
Shoe Business Is My Life 07x09 Jan/23/1989 As: Director
Annie McGuire (1988) (Credited in 7 episodes from this show) 
 
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The Ferry 01x06 Dec/07/1988 As: Director
The Legend of the Bad Fish 01x05 Nov/30/1988 As: Director
Annie and the Brooklyn Bridge 01x03 Nov/09/1988 As: Director
Emma's Eviction 01x02 Nov/02/1988 As: Director
The Hold-Up 01x01 Oct/26/1988 As: Director
Duet (1987) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
 
Adagio (a.k.a.) Not a Date 01x03 Apr/26/1987 As: Director
Overture 01x02 Apr/19/1987 As: Director
Prelude 01x01 Apr/19/1987 As: Director
The Golden Girls (1985) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Big Daddy's Little Lady 02x06 Nov/15/1986 As: Director
The Twilight Zone (1985) (1985) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Uncle Devil Show 01x24 Nov/29/1985 As: Director
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