Birth Name: Jon Stewart
Birth Place: Lawrence Township, New Jersey, USA
Born Jonathan Stewart Leibowitz on Nov. 28, 1962 in Lawrenceville, NJ, Stewart was the son of a physicist father and special education mother. When he was 10 years old, his parents divorced, leaving him emotionally shaken and estranged from his dad. Stewart realized at a young age that he was a smartass, a skill he used fending off fellow classmates who made fun of him for being Jewish. He quickly learned, however, that his time was better spent on pranks - like pretending to urinate on two lead actors during a school play - rather than making fun of the school bully. After high school, Stewart enrolled at The College of William & Mary in Virginia, graduating in 1984 with a degree in psy...
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