November 26, 1969
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Robert "Bob" Wiltfong (born November 26, 1969) is an American actor and comedian best known for his work as a correspondent on The Daily Show on Comedy Central, as well as appearances on Chappelle's Show and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Wiltfong was a true-life newscaster for 10 years, making him the first correspondent in Daily Show history to have worked as a traditional news reporter. It's said[according to whom?] he subsequently made an exit from the world of non-satirical journalism after the September 11, 2001 attacks caused him to 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 and was featured on the election year wrap up DVD put out by Comedy Central. 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 other corporate interests.
In 2010, Wiltfong was selected to star in a national ad campaign for Nationwide Insurance, playing the Nationwide spokesman in a series of nationally broadcast television commercials that aired throughout 2010.
- Bob Wiltfong at the Internet Movie Database
- Bob Wiltfong :: Actor, Writer, Comedian Official site
- Fong-O-Rama Bob's Official Fanlisting
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