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Brian D. Unger was born on 12 July 1965, in Dayton, Ohio, USA, to Eleanor and Richard Unger, of Romanian descent. He is an actor, comedian, TV correspondent, writer, producer and commentator, but probably best known for his work as a producer and correspondent of the comedy news program “The Daily Show”.
So just how rich is Brian Unger now? Sources state that Unger has accumulated a fortune of over $500,000, as of early 2017. His net worth has come from his involvement in various sectors of the entertainment industry which began in the late 1980s.
Brian Unger Net Worth $500,000
Unger grew up in Granville, Ohio, where he attended Granville High School and later enrolled at Ohio University, earning a degree in communication.
His career in showbiz began during his student days at Ohio, when he worked at the university’s radio and television station WOUB-TV on a comedy television show called “Fridays Live”. In 1993 he became an intern at NBC, working for the legendary talk-show host David Letterman, so his net worth was well established.
He eventually left this position at NBC to produce 26 episodes of the television show called “Obstetrics & Gynecology Update” for Lifetime Medical Television, then went on to produce various documentaries related to veterans of military service dating back to World War I. All contributed to his net worth.
Unger then became a field producer for TV pioneer Maury Povich, whose wife, Connie Chung, soon hired him as an associate producer on her CBS News magazine show called “Eye to Eye”. Three years later, he became an on-air correspondent for the CBS magazine show “Day & Date”, paving his way to recognition and increasing his wealth.
In 1996 Unger became one of the first producers and correspondents for Comedy Central’s news satire and late-night talk show “The Daily Show”, reporting on politics, people and events around the country. His involvement in the show enabled him to achieve a great deal of popularity, being named one of Entertainment Weekly’s ‘100 Most Creative People in Entertainment’. It also earned him a considerable net worth; he remained on the show until 1999.
Unger also appeared in numerous Comedy Central specials during this time, such as “Unauthorized Biography: Milo, Death of a Supermodel” and “The Daily Show Beach House”, among others, and later worked on a variety of television projects, including NBC’s “Later”, E! Entertainment’s “Talk Soup”, “Hollywood Off-Ramp”, various “I Love the…” shows on VH1 and Comedy Central’s “The Man Show”, to name a few.
He produced shows for MTV and Oxygen too, such as the popular comedy series “O2Be…Anyone But Me”. All added to his fortune.
Unger has hosted MSNBC’s show “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” , “Discovery Channel’s “Some Assembly Required” and PBS’ “Wired Science”. He also served as the host of the documentary series “How the States Got Their Shapes” in 2011-2012, while also being one of the show’s producers. In 2014 he co-hosted “Showdown of the Unbeatables”, further expanding his wealth.
Speaking about his career as a commentator, Unger served as a regular commentator of the NPR radio news magazine show “Day to Day” from 2003 to 2009. His written commentary has appeared in major magazines such as The New York Times and The Minneapolis Star Tribune. In addition, he has written a book review for The Washington Post. He currently provides his commentary to NPR’s news program “All Things Considered” and to the internet talk show “The Young Turks”.
As for his acting career, he has appeared in comedy television series such as “Three Sisters”, “Just Shoot Me”, “I’m with Her”, “Reno 911!”, “Don’t Make Me Sick” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”. He has also landed a couple of film parts, in “Fired Up!” and “Gentlemen Broncos”. Unger’s acting career has been an additional source of his net worth.
Speaking of Unger’s private life, there are no information known to media about it, so inevitably rumours circulate about his sexuality. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
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Brian Unger information
|Birth date:||July 12, 1965|
|Birth place:||Dayton, Ohio, United States|
|Profession:||Actor, Comedian, Writer, Television producer, Commentator|
|Parents:||Eleanor Oprea, Richard Unger|
|Movies:||Fired Up!, George W. Bushisms|
|TV shows:||How the States Got Their Shapes, The Daily Show Since, Hollywood Off Ramp Since, Some Assembly Required Since, Extra Since, I Love the '70s, I Love the New Millennium, Showdown of the Unbeatables, Time Traveling With Brian Unger|
More about Brian Unger:
|Masters of Sex||2016||TV Series||Dr. Jeffrey Fahy|
|It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||2007-2016||TV Series||The Attorney / The Lawyer|
|Baby Daddy||2015||TV Series||Jason|
|Exclusive: Brian Unger Interviews Billy Brawny||2013||Short||Brian Unger|
|Backyard Games: Powered by Husqvarna||2011||TV Series||Host (2011-)|
|Don't Make Me Sick||2009||TV Series||Drug Rep Chris|
|Fired Up!||2009||Male Commentator|
|B.O.H.I.C.A.||2008||Air Force Pilot (voice)|
|Some Assembly Required||2008||TV Series||Host-Himself|
|Reno 911!||2005||TV Series||Reading Ron|
|5 Stages of Grief||2005||Short||Therapist|
|I'm with Her||2004||TV Series||Entertainment Reporter|
|O2Be||2002||TV Series||Brian Unger (Co-Host)|
|What's New, Scooby-Doo?||2002||TV Series||Avalanche Anderson|
|Just Shoot Me!||2001||TV Series||Handsome Bartender|
|Three Sisters||2001||TV Series||Kevin|
|Hollywood Off-Ramp||2000||TV Series||Host|
|Time Traveling with Brian Unger||2015||TV Series producer|
|How the States Got Their Shapes||2012||TV Series documentary producer - 19 episodes|
|The Hollywood Show||2005||TV Movie executive producer|
|In Their Own Words||2015||TV Series voiceover - 3 episodes|
|Hollywood Off-Ramp||2000||TV Series creative consultant - 1 episode|
|Some Assembly Required||2007||TV Series|
|This Week Has 7 Days||1999||TV Movie completed||Himself - Host|
|Time Traveling with Brian Unger||2015||TV Series||Himself|
|Last Call with Carson Daly||2014-2015||TV Series||Himself|
|Home & Family||2014-2015||TV Series||Himself / Himself - Guest|
|SoCal Connected||2015||TV Series||Himself - Reporter|
|Nature||2014-2015||TV Series documentary||Narrator / Himself|
|Showdown of the Unbeatables||2014||TV Series||Himself - Host|
|Mad As Hell||2014||Documentary||Himself|
|History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune||2013||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Host|
|How the States Got Their Shapes||2011-2012||TV Series documentary||Himself - Host|
|The National History Bee||2012||TV Movie||Himself - Co-Host|
|Guys Choice Awards 2011||2011||TV Special||Himself - Performer|
|History Specials||2010||TV Series||Himself - Host|
|100 Most Shocking Music Moments||2009||TV Movie||Himself|
|The Jay Leno Show||2009||TV Series||Himself - Correspondent|
|The Great Debate||2009||TV Series||Himself|
|Entertainment Tonight||2009||TV Series||Himself|
|Some Assembly Required||2008-2009||TV Series||Himself - Host|
|Super High Me||2007||Documentary||Narrator (voice)|
|Beach Goers Exposed||2007||TV Movie||Himself|
|Wired Science||2007||TV Series documentary||Himself - Host|
|Comedy Central Thanksgiving Wiikend: Thanksgiving Island||2006||TV Movie||Himself - Host|
|Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann||2006||TV Series||Himself - Guest Host / Himself - Substitute Host|
|I Love the '70s: Volume 2||2006||TV Series||Himself|
|Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion||2006||Video documentary||Himself|
|The Hollywood Show||2005||TV Movie||Himself - Host|
|The Young Turks||2005||TV Series||Himself (2010)|
|I Love the '90s: Part Deux||2005||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments||2004||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself|
|Bushisms||2004||Video documentary||Himself - Host|
|I Love the '90s||2004||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters||2004||TV Series||Judge (Trout Battle)|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||2003||TV Series||Himself|
|I Love the '80s Strikes Back||2003||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Fire on Ice||2002||Documentary||Narrator|
|The Man Show||2000||TV Series||Himself|
|Rivers Into the Unknown||2000||TV Movie documentary||Narrator|
|The Bihac, Bosnia Kayak Club||1999||TV Movie documentary||Narrator|
|The Daily Show||1996-1998||TV Series||Himself - Correspondent / Himself - Host|
|The Daily Show Year-End Spectacular '98||1998||TV Special||Himself|
|When Animals Go on TV||1998||TV Special||Himself - Host|
|The Daily Show Beach House||1998||TV Special||Himself|
|The Daily Show Guide to Home Video||1998||TV Special||Himself|
|The Daily Show Year-End Spectacular '97||1997||TV Special||Himself|
|Unauthorized Biography: Milo, Death of a Supermodel||1997||TV Special short||Host and Narrator|
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