Craig Lawrence Kilborn, widely recognized as Craig Kilborn, was born on August 24, 1962 (Age: 61 years old), in Kansas City, Missouri. This American television host, actor, comedian, and sports commentator embarked on his career in sports broadcasting in the late 1980s, ultimately securing an anchoring position at ESPN’s SportsCenter from 1993 to 1996.

Kilborn’s versatility extended beyond sports, leading him to become a prominent figure in the entertainment industry. For specific details about his net worth, height, wife, age, and his contributions to movies and TV shows, one can delve into his comprehensive wiki.

Craig Kilborn Wiki & Early Life

Craig Kilborn Wiki
Full NameCraig Lawrence Kilborn
Nick NameCraig
ProfessionAnchor, Actor, Comedian and Sportscaster
Age61 years old
Date of Birth24th August 1962
Zodiac/Sun SignVirgo
BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, United States
Current AddressKansas

Craig Kilborn’s Wife, Girlfriend and Relationship

In 1998, Craig Kilborn, the television host and comedian, entered matrimony with actress and former model Amber Smith. Together they have a son named Jonathan.

However, the couple parted ways, and in 2002, Kilborn found love again, marrying personal trainer Erin O’Brien. Despite the changes in his personal life, Kilborn continues to navigate his professional endeavors.

Relationship StatusMarried

Craig Kilborn Family

Craig Kilborn, a native of Kansas City, was born to Shirley, a schoolteacher, and Hiram Kilborn, an insurance executive. At the age of four, Kilborn and his family relocated to Hastings, Minnesota, where he spent his formative years.

Standing tall at 6 feet 4 inches, Kilborn surpassed his peers in height early on, gaining recognition as a standout on the basketball court during his time on the playground. His upbringing in Minnesota laid the foundation for his eventual career, showcasing his early prowess and distinctive physical presence.

Parent’s NameFather: Hiram Kilborn
Mother: Shirley Kilborn (Teacher)
SiblingsYet To Update
Wife/GirlfriendWife:  Amber Smith (Divorced),
Erin O’Brien (Married)
Children Son: Jonathan Kilborn (Amber Smith)


In the ninth grade, Craig Kilborn’s basketball talents shone brightly as he was recruited by the Northside Magicians, an all-star team in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His prowess continued to impress with the Hastings High School basketball team, earning him three letters and numerous all-conference and all-state honors.

Kilborn’s achievements on the court led him to Montana State University, where he accepted a scholarship to play basketball. Graduating in 1985 with dual bachelor’s degrees in media and theater arts

SchoolHastings High School
Alma MaterMontana State University
Highest QualificationGraduated in media and theater arts


Radio Beginnings

Craig Kilborn initiated his career in radio as the CBA Savannah Spirits’ play-by-play radio commentator in 1986 and 1987. He later transitioned to television, starting as the sports anchor for Monterey County’s Fox affiliate KCBA in Salinas, California, where he covered various events and engaged with the local community.

SportsCenter Anchor

Moving on to larger platforms, Kilborn became an ESPN SportsCenter anchor from 1993 to 1996. He gained popularity as the anchor of the late broadcast, which he humorously named “The Feel Good Edition.” Kilborn introduced several catchphrases during this time and returned to SportsCenter for a special co-hosting appearance in 2004 during ESPN’s 25th Anniversary Celebration.

The Daily Show Hosting

In 1996, Kilborn took on the role of host for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” During his three-year tenure, the show was acclaimed as the “Best Late Night Comedy” by TV Guide. Kilborn’s humor and recurring features, such as “5 Questions” and “Your Moment of Zen,” contributed to the show’s success. He left in 1998, paving the way for Jon Stewart.

The Late Late Show

CBS and David Letterman’s production company selected Kilborn to replace Tom Snyder as the host of “The Late Late Show” in 1998. He hosted for five years, introducing segments like “Yambo” and “5 Questions.” Kilborn departed in 2004, expressing a loss of interest in late-night comedy and dissatisfaction with the show’s business aspects.

The Kilborn File and Other Ventures

After a hiatus, Kilborn returned to television in 2010 with “The Kilborn File,” a half-hour show that revisited segments from his previous shows. The show had a six-week test run but was not renewed. Kilborn also engaged in acting, appearing in movies like “Old School” and “The Benchwarmers.” He guest-hosted “The Artie Lange Show” in 2013 and hosted a podcast, “The Life Gorgeous,” since 2022.

Craig Kilborn Movies

Releasing YearMovie NameActed as
2003Old SchoolMark
2015The BronzeHeath Parker
2006The Shaggy DogBaxter
2007Full of ItMike Hanbo
2003Pauly Shore is DeadHimself
2014The ExtendablesKilborn

Craig Kilborn TV Shows

Releasing YearTV ShowsActed as
2001Yes, DearHimself
2017WorkaholicsKurt Fossil
1999The Bold and the BeautifulNurse
1996–1998The Daily ShowHimself (host)
2010The Kilborn FileHimself (host)
2006The Shaggy DogBaxter
2015BoJack HorsemanMichael Morgan (voice)
2003Old SchoolMark
1999–2004The Late Late Show with Craig KilbornHimself (host)
2007Full of ItMike Hanbo
2020United We FallDr. Sharpe
2011ChuckRoger Bale
2002Resurrection Blvd.Himself
2014The ExtendablesKilborn
1999Martial LawLewis
2006The BenchwarmersJerry
2014The BronzeHeath Parker

Awards and Nominations

2004Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Late NightThe Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn
2003Teen Choice Award for Choice TV – Late NightThe Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn
1997CableACE Award for Best Entertainment HostThe Daily Show

Craig Kilborn Net Worth, Salary

Net Worth in Dollars (Approx.)$7 Million
Salary Annually (Approx.)Yet To Update

Craig Kilborn Height

Craig Kilborn Height
HeightIn centimeters: 196 cm
In meters: 1.96 m
In Feet: 6 Feet 4 Inches
Weight70 kgs
154 lbs

Craig Kilborn Instagram, YouTube

InstagramInstagram Profile@mrcraigkilborn

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9 Interesting Facts About Craig Kilborn

  1. Craig Kilborn was born on August 24, 1962 (61 years old), in Kansas City, Missouri.
  2. He played basketball and gained recognition for his height, standing at 6 feet 4 inches.
  3. Kilborn started his career in sports broadcasting in the late 1980s and anchored ESPN’s SportsCenter from 1993 to 1996.
  4. His versatility led him to become the host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” from 1996 to 1998.
  5. Kilborn hosted “The Late Late Show” for five years, where he introduced popular segments like “Yambo” and “5 Questions.”
  6. In 2010, he returned to television with “The Kilborn File,” revisiting segments from his previous shows.
  7. Kilborn has ventured into acting, appearing in movies such as “Old School” and “The Benchwarmers.”
  8. He has been married twice, first to actress and former model Amber Smith and later to personal trainer Erin O’Brien.
  9. His net worth is estimated to be around $7 million.


When did Craig Kilborn host “The Daily Show”?

From 1996 to 1998.

How many years did Kilborn host “The Late Late Show”?

Craig Kilborn hosted “The Late Late Show” for five years, from 1999 to 2004.

What is Craig Kilborn’s height?

Craig Kilborn stands tall at 6 feet 4 inches.

In which year did Craig Kilborn return to television with “The Kilborn File”?

Craig Kilborn returned to television in 2010 with “The Kilborn File.”