Birth Name: Bill Maher
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Bill Maher was born on Jan. 20, 1956, in New York City, NY, but he and his older sister were raised in River Vale, NJ. Their mother was a quiet, serious nurse with a Jewish background, while their father was a boisterous Irish-Catholic newsman who worked as a broadcast announcer and editor at WOR and NBC, among others. News was always an important part of the household, and the family not only listened to Bill Maher Sr. on the radio, but enjoyed discussing current events at the dinner table. Maher Jr. was book-smart and forever trying to make teachers laugh, but he was shy around other kids, eschewing joining sports teams and other group activities. By the time he was 10 years old, he had de...
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