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John Oliver
John Oliver
Full name: John William Oliver
Birth date: April 23, 1977
Occupation: Comedian, writer, actor
Also known for: Last Week Tonight, The Daily Show
Work on Community
Title: Recurring cast member
Portrays : Ian Duncan
Acting debut: Pilot
Active on Community: 2009-2011, 2014

I loved the small part I played on [Community], I’m really proud of it. It is a really fantastic, imaginative, bold show. It’s amazing they got away with it for as long as they have, and it still seems to be so. I think it’s brilliant.
— John Oliver, AV Club interview

John Oliver
John Oliver is a British stand up comedian and actor. He is currently the host of HBO's weekly late-night talk show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. He was born on April 23, 1977 in Birmingham England. He is best known for his correspondence work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart which he won an Emmy for back in 2009. He frequently partners with Andy Zaltzman on many projects including podcasts, and radio broadcasts. They have also done tele ion shows including Political Animal, The Department, and The Bugle. He currently resides in New York City and is a permanant resident of the United States. Oliver has portrayed the recurring role of Ian Duncan on Community for several seasons.


Year Film/Television Role Notes
1985 "Bleak House" Felix Pardiggle BBC Television drama
1 episode
2001 "People Like Us" Bank Manager 1 episode
date "My Hero" Man from BBC 1 episode
date something "Gash" something
2004 "Green Wing" Car salesman 1 episode
2005 "The Comic Side of 7 Days" Himself 6 episodes
2005-2006 "Mock the Week" Panelist 7 episodes
2006-2013 The Daily Show" Corespondent , writer 388 episodes
2008 "Terrifying Times" Himself Stand-up special
2008 "The Love Guru" Dick Pants Movie
2009 "Important Things with Demetri Martin" Various roles 2 episodes
Community Ian Duncan 18 episodes
2010-present John Oliver's Mew York Stand Up Show" himself 26 episodes
2011 "The Smurfs" Vanity Smurf (voice) Feature film
2012 "Gravity Falls" Wax Sherlock Holmes (voice) Episode: "Headhunters"
2012 "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Randy" Coach Greene (voice) 4 episodes
2013 "The Smurfs 2" Vanity Smurf (voice) Feature film
2013 "Rick and Morty" Dr. Xenon Bloom (voice) Episode: "Anatomy Park"
2014 "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" Himself (Host) Writer
Executive producer
2014 "The Simpsons" Wilkes Booth John (voice) 1 episode

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AV Club interview