Acting is a skill which takes a lot of effort and time to master. Comic acting is considered one of the toughest genres of acting. William Bill Maher is one of the most multi-talented comedians on the planet today. He made his film debut in the year 1983 with future film D.C. Cab which was directed by Joel Schumacher. Before his debut, he appeared in many small roles in televisions shows such as Sara, Max Headroom, etc.
Bill Maher Biography and Family
William Bill Maher was born on 20 January, 1956, in Manhattan, New York city. He is a very talented American. He is an actor, comedian, writer, producer, television host, political commentator and media critic.
His father William Aloysius Maher Jr. was a radio announcer and network news editor and his mother Julie Berman Maher was a nurse, from Hungary. He was brought up in his Irish-American father’s Roman Catholic religion beliefs. He is a cousin of comedian Stubby Kaye. As a youngster he once worked at a branch Arthur of Treacher’s Fish and Chips.
Education: William Bill Maher graduated from Pascack Hills High School in Montvale, New Jersey in the year 1974. After graduating from there, he studied in Cornell University, Ithaca New York, from where he graduated with B.A. in English and history degree in the year 1978.
Career: His first stand up routine was in a Chinese restaurant at a very early age. On 22 June 2002, he received the Los Angeles Press Club’s highest honor award, the President’s Award for championing free speech. He received that award after six days of the final episode of Politically Incorrect in the year 1993. William Bill Maher’s highest grossing movies have received a lot of appreciation. His works are regarded as some of the best in the industry. He has acted in lot of movies such as John Q, ED TV, D.C. Cab, Bill Maher-Be More Cynical, Bill Maher- Victory Begins At Home, Swing Vote, Out of Time, Rat Boy, House II-The Second Story, etc.
People often debate and fight while discussing which his best movies are and how he has developed himself as an actor in his career. He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the year 2010. He also held the award for the most Emmy Award nominations without a win till 2013; he has been nominated 32 times.
Bill Maher Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $33 Million US Dollars
The annual salary of Mr. William Bill Maher is $6 million dollars. He owns a beautiful mansion in Beverly Hills in California. Apart from this, he is seen in his black shiny cars and also has a house that was earlier owned by Drew Barrymore and Ben Affleck. In 13th January 2006 he hosted the edition Larry King Live and was also the host for its final show on 16 December 2010. William Bill Maher’s total net worth is $33 million dollars US dollars as of 2017.
Bill Maher Business Model
The multi talented man has proven that being libertarian atheists, politically incorrect is a very powerful business model. He has never done any commercial. He is in the process of developing other talk shows which will be built around the talents that he admires. Johnny Carson is his hero from childhood.
Currently he is hosting the show Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher. He is regular commentator on news networks such as CNN, HNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC. At present, he works as a blogger at Huffington Post. He is an ex executive producer of Vice. He could also been seen on CNN’s, “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer”.
Bill Maher is well known for his political views, sarcastic attitude and sociopolitical commentary. He supports animal rights and is an advisory board member of Project Reason. He started his career in the year 1970 by appearing on David Letterman’s show. He also worked on lot of TV shows and started his own show Politically Incorrect which appeared on Comedy Central and on ABC. He has also produced a show in HBO, Real Time with Bill Maher, which he is hosting too.
He has written several best sellers and his 2008 documentary Religulous made millions of dollars. The comedian believes in staying healthy and fit. On weekends, he plays basket ball. He supported Ralph Nader during the 2000 presidential election. He criticized United State government after the attack on World Trade Centre on 11 September 2011. He was also the major supporter of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry during the 2004 presidential elections.
He is very good friends with Ann Coulter, Christopher Reid, Kato Kaelin.