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Steve Allen

Biography

Writer, professional, and comedian who all served seeing that the first web host of NBC’s famed late-night plan The Tonight Present. He educated as an infantryman for Globe Battle II. He strike fame being a guest web host on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts. He wedded Jayne Meadows, sister of professional Audrey Meadows, in 1954. His many music were documented by such performers as Perry Como.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth December 26, 1921
Died October 30, 2000, Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Height 1.9 m
Profession TV Show Host
Education Arizona State University, Drake University
Nationality American
Spouse Jayne Meadows, Dorothy Goodman
Children Brian Allen, Bill Allen, David Allen, Steve Allen Jr.
Parents Belle Montrose, Billy Allen
Awards Peabody Award, Grammy Award for Best Original Jazz Composition
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance - Variety Or Music Program, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Program Achievement - Special Class, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Continuing Performance (Male) in a Series by a Comedian, Singer, Host, Dancer, M.C., Announcer, Narrator, Panelist, or any Person who Essentially Plays Himself, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Religious Programming - Performers, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Male Personality Continuing Performance, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor (Continuing Character) in a Musical or Variety Series
Movies The Benny Goodman Story, College Confidential, The Comic, A Man Called Dagger, Alice in Wonderland, Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?, Warning Shot, Amazon Women on the Moon, The Big Circus, Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth, The St. Tammany Miracle, Lenny Bruce Without Tears, Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words, For Goodness Sake, Witchcraft VII: Judgment Hour, I'll Get By, Heart Beat, Down Memory Lane, Hey, Abbott!, Now You See It, Now You Don't
TV Shows The Steve Allen Show, The Tonight Show, What's My Line?, I've Got a Secret, Meeting of Minds, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Tonight Starring Steve Allen, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The New Steve Allen Show, Talent Patrol, The Steve Allen Comedy Hour, The Steve Allen Playhouse, The Book Of Lists, Songs for Sale
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#Fact
1Was longtime friend of Danny Thomas and Julie London.
2On just his second The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956) program, as host, on July 1, 1956, Elvis Presley and Andy Griffith were on the show, but performed at different times during the program. Elvis sang "Hound Dog" to a Bassett hound wearing a top hat, on this program. The appearance of both entertainers on the same show skyrocketed the show's ratings.
3Considered by many as the "father of late night television comedy", he was the original host of NBC's "Tonight Show" (1953-1957). During 1he 1963-1964 season, Steve made a return to live late night TV with a syndicated (Ch.11 in NYC) variety show from Los Angeles. He now had access to videotape and multiple camera shots for his many skits on stage, off stage and in the street. According to TV Guide, this show fared well against the current "Tonight Show", hosted by Johnny Carson, especially with "the college age crowd". As the show was only seen in major cities it was not able to compete with the major networks in the long run and was canceled after its first year. Many other successful TV projects for Steve would follow, but this was his last late night endeavor.
4Appears on a 44¢ USA commemorative postage stamp, issued August 11, 2009, in the Early TV Memories issue honoring "The Tonight Show". Allen hosted the first incarnation of the program, which was called simply Tonight! (1953).
5Father of Steve Jr., David, Brian and Billy Allen.
6Son of vaudeville stars Carroll Allen and Belle Montrose.
7Milton Berle always referred to Steve's mother, Belle Montrose, as "the funniest woman in vaudeville".
8Claimed that the melody of his biggest hit, "This Could Be the Start of Something Big", came to him in a dream.
9Named to Academy of Television Arts and Sciences [ATAS/NATAS] "Hall of Fame" in 1986.
10Attended Drake University, 1941 and Arizona State Teacher's College, 1942.
11During his 1940-1941 school year, he transferred to Phoenix Union High School from Hyde Park in Chicago. In spite of a late start he still received credit in the yearbook for the Annual Staff, Journal Staff, Mor Follies, Entertainment Committee, Scribble and Blot. His trademark glasses are missing from his senior picture. Following high school, he attended Arizona State University Tempe in 1942 when it was the State Teacher's College. In a matter of months his parent's vaudeville blood got the better of him, and he dropped out to work as a disc jockey at KOY radio in Phoenix.
12Prolific composer/lyricist of some 2000+ songs, the best known of which are "This Could Be the Start of Something" (his theme song), "Pretend You Don't See Her" (a top-ten hit for Jerry Vale), "Impossible", and "Gravy Waltz" (a top-40 instrumental hit for Allen himself in 1962, and a jazz standard today).
13First coined the question "Is it bigger than a breadbox?" when making an appearance as a panelist on What's My Line? (1950), 18 January 1953.
14Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith; pg. 12-13. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387.
15At one point in his broadcasting career he was a commentator for professional wrestling. He later admitted that in order to juice up his commentary, he made up the names of wrestling holds. Apparently, nobody ever questioned him about it.
16Brother-in-law of Audrey Meadows.
17Wrote more than 50 books and 7,400 songs.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Diagnosis Murder1999TV SeriesRay Masters
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1998TV SeriesFear
Homicide: Life on the Street1998TV SeriesMr. Cochran
Don't Quit Your Day Job1996Video GameSpecial Appearance #1 (as Steven Allen)
The St. Tammany Miracle1994Julia's Grandfather
The Critic1994TV SeriesSteve Allen
For Goodness Sake1993Short
The Player1992Steve Allen
The Simpsons1992TV SeriesBart's Electronically Altered Voice
Milton Berle, the Second Time Around: Carnival of Comedy1989Video
St. Elsewhere1987-1988TV SeriesLech Osoranski
Riptide1986TV SeriesHal Potter
Alice in Wonderland1985TV MovieThe Gentleman in Paper Suit
Hotel1985TV SeriesLarry Matthews
Steve Allen's Music Room1984TV Series
Fantasy Island1983TV SeriesStuart Wharton
Nurse1982TV SeriesBarney Ambler
What Really Happened to the Class of '65?1978TV SeriesTalk Show Host
Have I Got a Christmas for You1977TV MovieMartin Kaplan
The Love Boat1977TV SeriesDurwood Moss
Rich Man, Poor Man1976TV Mini-SeriesBayard Nichols
The Sunshine Boys1975/INarrator on Fictional TV Program (uncredited)
Medical Center1975TV SeriesDr. Townsend
Witness to Yesterday1974TV SeriesGeorge Gershwin
McCloud1973TV SeriesDoug King
Love, American Style1970TV SeriesJohny (segment "Love and the Many Married Couple")
The Comic1969Steve Allen
Now You See It, Now You Don't1968TV MovieHerschel Lucas
Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?1968Radio Announcer
Get Smart1967TV SeriesPrime Minister's Aide
Warning Shot1967Perry Knowland
Batman1966TV SeriesAllan Stevens
Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title1966Bookstore Customer with Little Boy (uncredited)
Summer Playhouse1964TV SeriesCameo
The Red Skelton Hour1963TV SeriesMr. Cavendish
The Jerry Lewis Show1963TV Series
Something's Got to Give1962ShortPsychiatrist (uncredited)
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1960TV SeriesDr. Ben Ellison
General Electric Theater1960TV SeriesAndy Fletcher
College Confidential1960Steve 'Mac' Macinter
Johnny Staccato1960TV SeriesMusician
The Big Circus1959Steve Allen
Matinee Theatre1956TV Series
Kraft Theatre1956TV SeriesLeonard Barnaby
The Benny Goodman Story1956Benny Goodman
Max Liebman Spectaculars1954-1955TV Series
Danger1953TV Series
Talent Patrol1953TV SeriesEmcee (1953)
I'll Get By1950Peter Pepper

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Benny Goodman Story1956performer: "Original Dixieland One Step"
Picnic1955lyrics: "Theme from Picnic"
Walking My Baby Back Home1953"South Rampart Street Parade"
Tonight!1953TV Series performer: "This Could Be the Start of Something Big" / writer: "This Could Be the Start of Something Big"
Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words2016Documentary performer: "Improvised Concerto For Two Bicycles, Pre-Recorded Tape And Musicians" / writer: "Improvised Concerto For Two Bicycles, Pre-Recorded Tape And Musicians"
Strictly Come Dancing2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stealing Christmas2003TV Movie writer: "Cool Yule"
Stealing Sinatra2003writer: "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big"
Serendipity2001writer: "Cool Yule"
Blow2001writer: "Cool Yule"
Small Time Crooks2000writer: "This Could Be the Start of Something Big"
Big Monster on Campus2000writer: "With You"
Isn't She Great2000writer: "This Could Be the Start of Something Big"
I'll Be Home for Christmas1998writer: "Cool Yule"
Clockwatchers1997performer: "Theme From a Man Called Dagger" / writer: "Theme From a Man Called Dagger"
Hard Core Logo1996writer: "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big"
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult1994writer: "This Could Be the Start of Something"
Candles, Snow and Mistletoe1993writer: "Cool Yule"
Mr. Saturday Night1992writer: "This Could Be the Start of Something"
The Simpsons1991TV Series 1 episode
Midnight CallerTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1991 music - 1 episode, 1991
The Long Walk Home1990writer: "PICNIC"
Goodfellas1990writer: "Pretend You Don't See Her"
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1989TV Series performer - 1 episode
Let's Get Lost1988Documentary "This Could be the Start of Something Big"
Alice in Wonderland1985TV Movie lyrics: "I Hate Dogs and Cats", "There's Something to Say for Hatred", "There's No Way Home", "Laugh", "Why Do People...", "Off With Their Heads", "Nonsense", "How d'you do, Shake Hands", "Jam Tomorrow, Jam Yesterday", "We are Dancing", "Can You Do Addition?", "Emotions", "Hush-a-Bye Lady", "Can You Hear Us, Alice?" / music: "I Hate Dogs and Cats", "You Are Old, Father William", "There's Something to Say for Hatred", "There's No Way Home", "Laugh", "Why Do People...", "Off With Their He
This Is Elvis1981writer: "Yippe Yay Yo Yay Yea" - uncredited
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1976 writer - 1 episode, 1976
I've Got a Secret1972TV Series writer: "The Start of Something Big"
A Man Called Dagger1968writer: "A Man Called Dagger"
The New Steve Allen ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1963 writer - 1 episode, 1963
The Magic Fountain1961writer: "The Magic Fountain"
The Steve Allen Plymouth ShowTV Series performer - 5 episodes, 1957 - 1960 writer - 2 episodes, 1959 - 1960 music - 2 episodes, 1957
The Tennessee Ernie Ford ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1957 writer - 1 episode, 1957
Your Hit Parade1956TV Series lyrics - 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Steve Allen Comedy Hour1980-1981TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Meeting of MindsTV Series 2 episodes, 1979 written by - 5 episodes, 1978 - 1981
The Steve Allen Show1968TV Series writer
The Steve Allen Playhouse1962TV Series
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1956TV Series writer - 1 episode
Danger1953TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tonight!1953TV Series co-creator
Down Memory Lane1949narration

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fantasy Island1983TV Series 1 episode
A Man Called Dagger1968
Sunday Spectacular: The Bachelor1956TV Movie
Tonight!1953TV Series

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Steve Allen's Music Room1984TV Series executive producer
The Steve Allen Show1968TV Series producer
The Steve Allen Playhouse1962TV Series producer
Jazz Scene USA1962TV Series executive producer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alice in Wonderland1985TV Movie songs written by
College Confidential1960songs

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Remembering Elvis1998Video special thanks
The Unknown Marx Brothers1993TV Movie documentary special thanks
What Happened to Kerouac?1986Documentary thanks
This Is Elvis1981the producers gratefully acknowledge
Lenny Bruce Without Tears1972Documentary acknowledgment

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mike Wallace Interview1957TV SeriesHimself
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show1957TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Tonight!1953-1957TV SeriesHimself - Host
Allen in Movieland1955TV MovieHimself
Texaco Star Theatre1953-1955TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Max Liebman Spectaculars1954TV SeriesHimself
The Dave Garroway Show1954TV SeriesHimself
Nothing But the Best1953TV SeriesHimself
The Name's the Same1953TV SeriesHimself
The Arthur Murray Party1953TV SeriesHimself
The Faye Emerson Show1951TV SeriesHimself
Songs for Sale1950TV SeriesHimself - Host (1951-June 1952)
Down Memory Lane1949Himself
Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear You Read2012Documentary
Pioneers of Television2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Milton Berle: An All-Star Tribute to 'Mr. Television'2002VideoHimself
Black and White Overnight2001TV SeriesHimself - Host ('I've Got A Secret' 1964-1967)
Biography1996-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
I've Got a Secret2000TV SeriesHimself
The Talk Show Story2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Let Me In, I Hear Laughter2000DocumentaryHimself
The Mark Twain Prize: Jonathan Winters2000TV MovieHimself
The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling1999TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
E! True Hollywood Story1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The Century1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (segment "Innocence in Rebellion")
American Veteran Awards1999TV SpecialHost
Television: The First Fifty Years1999Video documentaryHimself / Interviewee
Life and Times1998TV Series documentaryHimself
NY TV: By the People Who Made It - Part I & II1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Martian Mania: The True Story of The War of the Worlds1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth1998DocumentaryHimself
Pinky and the Brain1998TV SeriesHimself
Heroes of Comedy1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Remembering Elvis1998VideoHimself
Love, Lust & Marriage: Why We Stray and Why We Stay1997TV Movie documentary
Rodney Dangerfield's 75th Birthday Toast1997TV MovieHimself
The Legend of Forrest Tucker1997Documentary shortHimself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1997TV SeriesHimself
Steve Allen's 75th Birthday Celebration1997TV Movie documentary
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's1997DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Howard Stern: Shut Up and Listen1997Video documentaryHimself
Sinatra: A Passionate Life1997Video documentaryHimself
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
James Dean: A Portrait1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
American Masters1989-1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Celebrity Recordathon1996Video shortHimself
Comic Relief VII1995TV Special documentaryHimself
Pioneers of Primetime1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Simpsons1995TV SeriesHimself
Jackie Mason: An Equal Opportunity Offender1995VideoHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994TV SeriesHimself
Hal Roach: Hollywood's King of Laughter1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
King B: A Life in the Movies1993Himself
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America1993TV Special documentaryHimself
The Unknown Marx Brothers1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Bold and the Beautiful1993TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993TV SeriesHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor1993TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Sleazemania on Parade1992Video documentaryHimself
A Tribute to the Boys: Laurel & Hardy1992TV Special documentaryHimself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself
Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 21992TV Special documentaryHimself
George Burns' 95th Birthday Party1991TV SpecialHimself
Amen1991TV SeriesHimself
Rodney Dangerfield's The Really Big Show1991TV MovieHimself
Newton's Apple1990TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael1990TV SeriesHimself
WrestleMania VI1990TV MovieHimself
Great Balls of Fire!1989Himself
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1986-1989TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Center Square
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1989TV SeriesHimself
Couch Potatoes1989TV SeriesHimself
Family Feud1989TV SeriesHimself
Stand-up Comics Take a Stand1988TV Special documentaryHimself
The Best of Gleason 21988TV MovieHimself - Host
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC1988TV SpecialHimself
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
The I'm Exhausted Concert1988TV MovieHimself
Comic Relief '871987TV SpecialHimself
SNAFU: The World's Screwiest Foul-Ups!1987VideoHimself - Host
The Beat Generation: An American Dream1987DocumentaryHimself - Host
The Wil Shriner Show1987TV SeriesHimself
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Amazon Women on the Moon1987Himself (segment "Roast Your Loved One")
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1964-1987TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Guest Host
This Is Your Life1987TV SpecialHimself
Dr. Ruth Westheimer1987TV SeriesHimself
Mancini and Friends1987TV MovieHimself
The Love Boat1987TV SeriesHimself
Classic Comedy Teams1986Video documentaryHost
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration1986TV Special documentaryHimself
What Happened to Kerouac?1986DocumentaryHimself
Comic Relief1986/ITV SpecialHimself
The 3rd Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
George Burns' 90th Birthday Party: A Very Special Special1986TV SpecialHimself
KTLA at 40: A Celebration of Los Angeles Television1986TV MovieHimself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHimself
The Start of Something Big1985TV SeriesHimself - Host
A Museum of Broadcasting Tribute: Milton Berle - Mr. Television1985TV Movie documentary
Stooge Snapshots1984TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
The Ratings Game1984TV MovieHimself
The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour1984TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The 1st TV Academy Hall of Fame1984Himself - Presenter
A Toast to Lenny1984TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Don't Ask Me, Ask God1984TV MovieHimself - Question Presenter
The 5th Annual Cable Ace Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Here's Television Entertainment1983TV MovieHimself
Salute!1983TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1983TV SeriesHimself
The 25th Annual Grammy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself
The Funny Farm1983Himself
Life's Most Embarrassing Moments1983TV SeriesHimself - Host
Starfest: The Stars Salute Public Television1983TV SpecialHimself
Texaco Star Theater: Opening Night1983TV MovieHimself
Ernie Kovacs: Television's Original Genius1982TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tom Cottle: Up Close1982TV SeriesHimself
I've Had It Up to Here1982TV MovieHimself - Host
The Regis Philbin Show1982TV SeriesHimself
Hart to Hart1982TV SeriesHimself
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHimself
Wait Till We're 651981TV MovieHimself - Host
Password Plus1981TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
The Steve Allen Comedy Hour1981TV SeriesHimself - Host
Meeting of Minds1977-1981TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
Something Spectacular with Steve Allen1981TV MovieHimself - Host
The John Davidson Show1980TV SeriesHimself
The David Letterman Show1980TV SeriesHimself
The 32nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1980TV SpecialHimself - Co-Host
Elvis Presley - Die frühen Jahre1980TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Big Show1980TV SeriesHimself - Host
Heart Beat1980Himself
Today1980TV SeriesHimself
The Gossip Columnist1980TV MovieHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart1980TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Solid Gold1980TV SeriesHimself
Stone1979TV MovieHimself
The Alan Hamel Show1979TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1975-1979TV SeriesHimself
The Arthur Godfrey Special1979TV MovieHimself
The Muppets Go Hollywood1979TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Everyday1979TV SeriesHimself
Sha Na Na1979TV SeriesHimself
Hey, Abbott!1978Himself
Hollywood's Diamond Jubilee1978TV SpecialHimself - Interview
The Mike Douglas Show1962-1978TV SeriesHimself - TV Personality / Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Entertainer / ...
America 2-Night1978TV SeriesHimself
The Vent Event1978TV MovieHimself - Host
Good Morning America1978TV SeriesHimself
The Jim Nabors Show1978TV SeriesHimself
On Location: Myron Cohen1978TV MovieHimself - Host
Lucy Calls the President1977TV MovieHimself
The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1977TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Cry of a Hurting World... I'm Hungry!1977TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1965-1976TV SeriesHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Redd Foxx1976TV SpecialHimself
Bob Hope's Bicentennial Star Spangled Spectacular1976TV MovieHimself - Cameo
The Good Old Days of Radio1976TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Joys1976TV SpecialHimself
The Second Annual Comedy Awards1976TV SpecialHimself
Laugh Back1975TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Annual National Sports Awards1975TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Bob Hope Show1956-1975TV SeriesHimself
Mitzi and a Hundred Guys1975TV SpecialHimself
ABC Late Night1974TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Co-Host
Tattletales1974TV SeriesHimself
Match Game 731974TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Snoop Sisters1974TV SeriesHimself
James Dean Remembered1974TV Special documentaryHimself
The Vin Scully Show1973TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Bowling1973TV SeriesHimself
Laugh-In1972TV SeriesHimself
The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters1972TV SeriesHimself
Stand Up and Cheer1972TV SeriesHimself
I've Got a Secret1972TV SeriesHimself - Host
All About Faces1971TV SeriesHimself
The 23rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1971TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy and Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Comedy
Plimpton! Did You Hear the One About?1971TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tim Conway Comedy Hour1970TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Irv Kupcinet Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Playboy After Dark1970TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Palace1968-1970TV SeriesHimself - Sketch Actor / Himself / Singer
Music Scene1969TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest Host
The Steve Allen Show1968-1969TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Joey Bishop Show1968-1969TV SeriesHimself
Sounds of Summer: The Blossom Music Center with Pierre Boulez1969TV MovieHimself - Host
Della1969TV SeriesHimself
The Jonathan Winters Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The Kraft Music Hall1968TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
The Hollywood Squares1967-1968TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Center Square
Showtime1968TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest Host
Romp!!!1968TV SpecialHimself - Cameo
The Match Game1967-1968TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
The Pat Boone Show1968TV SeriesHimself
First Annual All-Star Celebrity Baseball Game1967TV SpecialHimself - Celebrity
What's My Line?1951-1967TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Mystery Guest
The Steve Allen Comedy Hour1967TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1967TV SeriesHimself
I've Got a Secret1952-1967TV SeriesHimself - Moderator / Himself - Guest / Himself - Panelist / ...
The Hollywood Stars of Tomorrow Awards1967TV SpecialHimself - Co-Host
The Milton Berle Show1966-1967TV SeriesHimself
The Jackie Gleason Show1966TV SeriesHimself
The Universal Mind of Bill Evans1966DocumentaryHimself
The Andy Williams Show1966TV SeriesHimself
Firing Line1966TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hollywood Deb Star Ball1966TV MovieHimself - Co-Host
The Dean Martin Show1965TV SeriesHimself
The Celebrity Game1965TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Host
Fanfare1965TV SeriesHimself
76th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade1965TV MovieHimself
The Steve Allen Playhouse1962-1964TV SeriesHimself - Host
The New Steve Allen Show1961-1964TV SeriesHimself - Host
Freedom Spectacular1964TV MovieHimself
That Was the Week That Was1964TV SeriesHimself
The Judy Garland Show1964TV SeriesHimself
Delta Kappa Alpha Silver Anniversary Banquet1963TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1962TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1958-1962TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The 33rd Annual Academy Awards1961TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Song
Person to Person1955-1960TV Series documentaryHimself
Here's Hollywood1960TV SeriesHimself
Swinging Spiketaculars1960TV SeriesHimself
The David Susskind Show1960TV SeriesHimself
About Faces1960TV SeriesHimself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1956-1960TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Juke Box Jury1958-1959TV SeriesHimself
The Garry Moore Show1958-1959TV SeriesHimself
The Thin Man1959TV SeriesHimself
The Bob Cummings Show1959TV SeriesHimself
The Milton Berle Show1959TV SeriesHimself
The Ben Hecht Show1958TV SeriesHimself - TV Personality
This Is Your Life1958TV SeriesHimself - Guest of Honor
The Chevy Showroom Starring Andy Williams1958TV SeriesHimself
The George Gobel Show1958TV SeriesHimself
Timex All-Star Jazz Show1957TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Steve Allen Show1957TV SeriesHimself - Host

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sebring2018post-productionHimself
Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words2016DocumentaryHimself
Hey Moe, Hey Dad!2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Tab Hunter Confidential2015DocumentaryHimself
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
American Masters2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Excavating the 2000 Year Old Man2012Documentary shortHimself
2 Everything 2 Terrible Tokyo Drift2010VideoHimself
Working with Lucy: A Conversation with James E. Brodhead2010Video documentary shortClip from 'Lucy Calls the President'
A Mime's Life2009Himself
Pioneers of Television2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Elvis: #1 Hit Performances2007VideoHimself
Tasmanian Devil: The Fast and Furious Life of Errol Flynn2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Elvis: Broadcasting Live2006VideoHimself
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 22005VideoHimself
The Adventures of Errol Flynn2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Desilu Story2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Definitive Elvis: The Army Years2002Video documentaryHimself
The Definitive Elvis: The Television Years2002Video documentary
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Kid Stays in the Picture2002DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Elvis Presley: His Early Performances2002Video documentaryHimself
The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jeff Foxworthy's Comedy Classics2000Video documentary
The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation1999DocumentaryHimself
Sugar Ray Robinson: The Bright Lights and Dark Shadows of a Champion1998TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Bravo Profiles1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The Works1997TV Series documentaryHimself
No More to Say & Nothing to Weep For: An Elegy for Allen Ginsberg 1926-19971997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television1996TV Special documentaryHimself
Casino1995Steve Allen
Arena1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Elvis '561987TV Movie documentary
Kerouac, the Movie1985DocumentaryHimself - Kerouac Interviewer (uncredited)
TV's Funniest Game Show Moments1984TV SpecialHimself
Salute!1983TV SeriesHimself
This Is Elvis1981Himself (uncredited)
Bob Hope's World of Comedy1976TV MovieHimself
Lenny Bruce Without Tears1972DocumentaryHimself / DJ

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1987Lifetime Achievement Award in ComedyAmerican Comedy Awards, USA
1978Personal AwardPeabody AwardsMeeting of Minds (1977)
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 8 February 1960. At 1720 Vine Street.
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRadioOn 8 February 1960. At 1537 Vine Street.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Performer in a Drama SeriesSt. Elsewhere (1982)
1985Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host in a Talk or Service SeriesStooge Snapshots (1984)
1984ACECableACE AwardsProgram HostSteve Allen's Music Room (1984)
1982Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Religious Programming - PerformersWait Till We're 65 (1981)
1979Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Program Achievement - Special ClassMeeting of Minds (1977)· Loring d'Usseau (producer)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Drama SeriesMeeting of Minds (1977)
1959Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Performance by an Actor (Continuing Character) in a Musical or Variety SeriesThe Steve Allen Show (1956)
1958Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Continuing Performance (Male) in a Series by a Comedian, Singer, Host, Dancer, M.C., Announcer, Narrator, Panelist, or any Person who Essentially Plays HimselfThe Steve Allen Show (1956)
1957Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Male Personality - Continuing Performance


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#Quote
1I used to be a heavy gambler. But now I just make mental bets. That's how I lost my mind.
2In a rational society we would want our presidents to be teachers. In our actual society we insist they be cheerleaders.
3If the Old Testament were a reliable guide in the matter of capital punishment, half the people in the United States would have to be killed.
4Radio is the theater of the mind; television is the theater of the mindless.
5Humor is a social lubricant that helps us get over some of the bad spots.
6[on Milton Berle] He's been on TV for years and I finally figured out the reason for his success. He never improved.
7Nothing is quite as funny as the unintended humor of reality.
8If my mind ever listened to what my mouth said, I'd have a lot of accounting to do.
9We pride ourselves on the high moral standards of our programmes and I mean that sincerely. We don't resort to sex or crime or violence or drinking...on the programmes.
10Beware of assuming that credentials establish intelligence.
11Hosting a talk show is the easiest job anybody ever had.

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2Distinctive voice

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