John Joseph Fugelsang
September 3, 1969
John Joseph Fugelsang (born September 3, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, writer, television host, political commentator and television personality.
Early life and education
At New York University, Fugelsang attended the Tisch School of the Arts and graduated with a degree in Film and Television. Fugelsang also studied Theatre at the Circle in the Square Theatre.
Stage and screen
Fugelsang has appeared in diverse projects as an actor, ranging from CSI and Providence to Coyote Ugly. As a comedian, he has performed at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and the Just for Laughs Festival in Montréal and made over 20 appearances on Politically Incorrect.
In 2007, he premiered the acclaimed solo show All The Wrong Reasons Off Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop. The show received a Drama League nomination for "Distinguished Performance". New York Magazine said "Fugelsang has the soul of an iconoclast" and The New York Daily News said the piece "packed an unexpectedly lovely and life affirming wallop."
Host and presenter
Fugelsang has hosted George Harrison: The Last Performance and Paul McCartney's Live Town Hall on VH1. He was also on America's Funniest Home Videos (co-hosting with Daisy Fuentes) for two seasons (1998–99), co-hosted John McEnroe's short-lived CNBC talk show in 2004, and was a regular on CNBC's Bullseye and Fox News's Red Eye. He was the co-host of the World Series of Blackjack on GSN alongside Bringing Down the House author Ben Mezrich. He also co-hosted, along with Debra Wilson and Teresa Strasser, TV Watercooler on TV Guide Channel (2005–09). In 2012, John Fugelsang hosted a series of videos on the YouTube channel "POLIPOP". From January 2013 until August 2013, Fugelsang was the host of the Current TV political talk show Viewpoint. The show ended with the end of all live programming on Current.
He is a regular commentator and guest on nationally syndicated progressive radio program The Stephanie Miller Show, and has served as guest host on occasion. His usual guest spot on the show is called "Fridays with Fugelsang." He also tours alongside Miller and comedian/musician Hal Sparks as part of the Sexy Liberal Comedy Show. For 2017, the tour is now called "Sexy Liberal Resistance Tour" along with Frangela (Frances Callier and Angela Shelton). The first show for the new tour was at the Barrymore, April 22, 2017, Madison, WI.
He's been featured on CNN, Fox News, Dennis Miller, The Young Turks, Air America, CNBC, and MSNBC. He served as the host on the Current TV political talk show, So That Happened. Additionally, he has contributed to Current TV's coverage of the 2012 presidential campaign. In an appearance on CNN in 2012, a question of his prompted the Romney campaign's Etch-a-sketch gaffe. On January 6, 2013, he replaced Eliot Spitzer as host of Viewpoint on Current TV; however, Current TV was bought by Al Jazeera America later in 2013. Since January 12, 2015, Fugelsang has been hosting Tell Me Everything, a talk show on SiriusXM Insight.
He lives with his wife, designer Charmien La Framenta, and their son, Henry Jack, in Hollywood and New York City's Greenwich Village. Fugelsang debated atheist Jamie Kilstein, noting his views as being founded upon what Jesus preached.
|VH1 Archives||Himself/Host||Television series documentary|
|1997||George Harrison & Ravi Shankar: Yin & Yang||Himself/Host||Television special|
|1998||Somewhere in the City||Henry|
|Twice Upon a Time||Brett||Television film|
|Decampitated||Phone Voice Specialist|
|The Daily Show||Himself||1 episode|
|1998–1999||America's Funniest Home Videos||Himself/Host||21 episodes|
|Politically Incorrect||Himself||1 episode|
|1999||Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction||Artie||Season 3 Episode 12|
|1999–2002||Providence||Mr. Chris Calloway||3 episodes|
|2000||Coyote Ugly||Richie the Booker|
|The Michael Richards Show||Mauskopf||Episode: "Simplification"|
|Becker||Greg Jackson||Episode: "Beckerethics"|
|2001||18 Wheels of Justice||N/A||Episode: "Come Back, Little Diva"|
|2002||Late Friday||Himself||1 episode|
|The Conspiracy Zone||Himself||Episode: "FEMA"|
|2003||House of Clues||N/A||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2005||The Basement||The Man|
|2009||The Whole Truth||Prosecutor Smith|
|2010||Curb: The Discussion||Himself||4 episodes|
|2011||The Moms View||Feature Guest||Unknown episodes|
|John Fugelsang: So That Happened||Host|
|Caffeinated with John Flugelsang||Himself||20 episodes|
|2014||The Girl on the Train||Lottery Guy|
|Tutor Pimp||Jacob||Television film|
|2021||Radio Gods||Choade||1 episode|
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- "John Fugelsang Filmography". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2012. Archived from the original on November 4, 2012.
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- "Notable Undergraduate Alumni of Film & TV". NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
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- Dziemianowicz, Joe (April 17, 2007). "A stellar storyteller & standup comic". New York Daily News.
- The New York Times
- "Actor and Comedian Fugelsang to Speak on Humor and Politics – Inside UW-Green Bay News". news.uwgb.edu. Retrieved September 20, 2021.
- The Young Turks. Is The Album Dead?. The Point with Ana Kasparian. Archived from the original on December 21, 2021 – via YouTube.
- Stelter, Brian (June 1, 2013). "Eliot Spitzer Ends His Show on Current TV". New York Times. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
- Fugelsang, John [@JohnFugelsang] (November 14, 2014). "Backstage with Charmien LaFramenta and Carol Burnett, NYC. t.co/G6VxhZ431H" (Tweet). Retrieved September 1, 2021 – via Twitter.
- Fugelsang, John [@JohnFugelsang] (May 15, 2013). "That last tweet came courtesy of Henry Jack, 14 months old this week" (Tweet). Retrieved September 1, 2021 – via Twitter.
- Friel, Todd. "Burning Bush Communications". Burningbushcommunications.com/future.html. Burning Bush Media. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
- Totally Biased: The God Debate. Johnfugelsang.com. September 11, 2013. Retrieved September 17, 2013 – via YouTube.