How much is Seth Meyers worth?
|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Profession:||Professional Weather Presenter|
|Date of Birth:||March 7, 1934|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Seth Meyers
When it was announced early in 2013 that Late Night host Jimmy Fallon would take over as host of The Tonight Show after Jay Leno‘s 2014 retirement (or lack of contract renewal), many TV folk started wondering who would replace Fallon on Late Night.
The first name to rise to the top was Seth Meyers. Meyers, head writer of Saturday Night Live and Weekend Update anchor, seemed like a logical choice. After all, Late Night‘s previous two hosts where SNL writers and performers (Conan O’Brien and Fallon), hand selected by SNL creator and Late Night producer Lorne Michaels.
It would be a big career move for the New Hampshire-bred comedian. But not the most unexpected. After all, Meyers was rumored to be in contention to fill Regis Philbin‘s seat after Philbin retired from Live with Regis and Kelly. He was a frequent guest co-host on the program.
Growing up in New England
Though Meyers was born in Evanston, Ill., he truly calls Manchester, N.H., home. Though after graduation from Manchester High School, Meyers returned to his birth city to attend Northwestern University.
He got his first taste of comedic acting at Northwestern, working as a member of the improv comedy group Mee-ow. From there he moved on to iO, formerly ImprovOlymic, the world famous improvisation training and performing theater, located in Chicago and Los Angeles. Eventually, Meyers found himself performing improv in Amsterdam with
the improv group, Boom Chicago, in a show called “Pick-Ups and Hiccups.” The group also traveled to London and Edinburgh, playing five nights a week.
Live, from New York …
Then, in 2001, Meyers got the call to join the cast of Saturday Night Live. After a few seasons as both a cast member and sketch writer, Meyers was promoted to writing supervisor and then head writer, a title he shared with Tina Fey and Andrew Steele.
Though he’s famous for his role as anchor of Weekend Update, a precursor to The Daily Show, he originally lost the role to Amy Poehler, who joined Tina Fey at the anchor desk after Fallon left SNL. Once Fey departed, Meyers joined Poehler. And since Poehler’s departure, Meyers has hosted the bit alone.
Meyers’ acting career has taken him out of Studio 8A in Rockefeller Center, too. He has starred along side the likes of Brendan Fraser and John Cho. He last appeared as a member of the ensemble cast in New Year’s Eve.
- Meyers is credited with writing the Sarah Palin speeches for Tina Fey’s impersonation of the vice presidential candidate that helped propel Fey’s career and possibly helped sway the 2008 presidential election.
- He has hosted the Webby Awards twice and the ESPY Awards twice (online and sports award shows, respectively).
- Made jokes about Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts during the White House Correspondent’s Dinner in 2009, while, in fact, the U.S. was carrying out operations on bin Laden’s Pakistani hideout.
- Is, not surprisingly, a big fan of the Boston Red Sox and Celtics.
- Meyers was born on Dec. 28, 1978.
- His brother, Josh Meyers, was a cast member on the sketch comedy series MadTV at the same time Meyers was on SNL
- Must be a comic book fan. He wrote an issue of Spider-Man with fellow Saturday Night Live performer Bill Hader. And he uses an image of DC Comics’ Blue Beetle on his Twitter handle.
- Apparently is a big fan of cheese. He told Bon Appetit that he loves cheese plates. “Though I actually hate cheese plates,” he said, “because I can’t say no to them.”
- Won the third season of Bravo’s Celebrity Poker Showdown. He donated his winnings – $100,000 – to the Jimmy Fund.