Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

American film critic and television presenter.
Date of Birth: 18.06.1942
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Roger Ebert
  2. Early Career
  3. Television Career
  4. Other Works
  5. Recognition

Biography of Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert, born in 1942, is an American film critic and television host. He is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1975 and has authored over 15 books. Ebert was born on June 18, 1942, in the state of Illinois.

Early Career

Ebert's professional career as a film critic began in 1967 when he started working for the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper. In 1969, his review of the film "Night of the Living Dead" was published in Reader's Digest.

Television Career

In 1976, Ebert and Gene Siskel began hosting the television show "Sneak Previews" in Chicago. The show started airing nationally in 1978. In 1982, they started hosting the show "At the Movies," later renamed "Siskel & Ebert & The Movies." After Siskel's death in 1999, the show continued as "Roger Ebert & the Movies" and later "Ebert & Roeper" when Richard Roeper joined in 2000.

Other Works

Ebert has also contributed audio commentaries to DVDs of films such as "Citizen Kane," "Casablanca," "Dark City," and "Floating Weeds." He also wrote the screenplay for the comedy film "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls." On the day of the Academy Awards, Ebert and Roeper appeared in the shows "An Evening at the Academy Awards: The Arrivals" and "An Evening at the Academy Awards: The Winners," which aired after the awards ceremony.


In 2005, Ebert was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His favorite director, Werner Herzog, attended the ceremony.