Bob Costas

Sportscaster, Talk show host, Broadcaster
Once affectionately referred to as "Sportboy" by then NBC colleague David Letterman, boyishly genial sportscaster Bob Costas transcended his original specialty to become one of TV's more respected interviewers and ... Read more »
Born: 03/22/1952 in Queens, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (109)

A Toast to 2014! 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Interviewee

Dateline NBC 1991 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Jim Rome on Showtime 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

Real Time with Bill Maher 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2008, 2012, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The People vs. O.J. Simpson: What the Jury Never Heard 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Interviewee

We Believe 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Glickman 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

30 Greatest NBC Olympic Moments 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

On The Shoulders of Giants 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Giving Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

Baseball: The Tenth Inning 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Moneyball 2011 (Movie)

Sports Announcer (Actor)

Winter Olympics 2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Ladies First: Bravo at the Kentucky Derby 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Billy Crystal: The Mark Twain Prize 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Costas NOW 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Host

Inside the NFL 2000 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Host

Newsradio 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

On the Record With Bob Costas 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spin City 1993 - 1994, 2000 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Critic 1993 - 1994, 2000 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Drew Carey Show 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cars 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Bob Cutlass (Actor)

Coach Carter 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Jump Cuts 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1993 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Years of Hope and Humor 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

2002 Olympic Winter Games 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Sports Illustrated's Night of Champions 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

2000 Olympic Games 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Pootie Tang 2001 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 126th Preakness Stakes 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 127th Kentucky Derby 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 133rd Belmont Stakes 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 70s: The Decade That Changed Television 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Twice Born 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

49th NBA All-Star Game 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Baby Blues 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Internight 1995 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Michael Jordan to the Max 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nick News Presents Lifestory: Muhammad Ali 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sportscasters: Behind the Mike 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

50th Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Tracey Takes On... 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

48th NBA All-Star Game 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Baseketball 1998 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Voltron: The Third Dimension 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

All-Star Moms 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Baseball-A-Palooza II 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

NBA at 50 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Arli$$ 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Super Bowl XXX 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1996 Summer Olympics 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Baseball 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Great Moments of Discovery 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 45th Annual NBA All-Star Game 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ultimate TV Trivia Challenge 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Later With Bob Costas 1988 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Now With Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric 1992 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

One on One: Classic Television Interviews 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Guide: 40th Anniversary Special 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Horatio Alger Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Paper 1994 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Scout 1994 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

An Olympic Christmas: Barcelona Memories 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Diamonds on the Silver Screen 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Five Years Later... With Bob Costas 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Call!: A Cheers' Celebration 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Bowl Live 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Barcelona '92: A New World Gathers 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Play by Play: A History of Sports Television 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1992 Summer Olympics 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

2 Years... Later 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC All-Star Stay in School Jam 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC Saturday Sports Showcase 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

1988 Summer Olympic Games 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

1988 World Series 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

1989 Major League All-Star Game 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Friday Night Surprise! 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

One Year: Later 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

1988 Winter Olympic Games 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Sportsworld Tenth Anniversary Special 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

NFL '85 (11/10/85) 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

NFL '85 (12/14/85) 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

SportsWorld Looks at Sports Humor 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan (Tv Show)

Guest

Mantle (TV Show)

Actor

The Greek Americans (TV Show)

Actor

When It Was a Game III (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Once affectionately referred to as "Sportboy" by then NBC colleague David Letterman, boyishly genial sportscaster Bob Costas transcended his original specialty to become one of TV's more respected interviewers and cultural commentators. Armed with a lively intelligence, gently ironic manner, and a photographic memory, Costas demonstrated the impressive breadth of his interests and insights as host of the superior late night interview show, "Later with Bob Costas" (NBC, 1988-1994), as well as providing coverage for the Olympics, beginning with the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul. He seemed equally comfortable with performers, filmmakers, artists, writers and political figures. Costas subsequently became a pundit of sorts, appearing on such forums as "Meet the Press" (NBC, 1947-2009), "Today" (NBC, 1951- ), and "Nightline" (ABC, 1979- ), offering carefully considered views on a wide variety of current events. In addition to hosting duties on shows such as "On the Record with Bob Costas" (HBO, 2000-04), he was also frequently in demand in Hollywood, lending his voice to projects like the animated feature "Cars" (2006). So substantial was his visibility and credibility, that at one point Costas' name was even put forth as a possible candidate for the commissioner of Major League Baseball.

Relationships

Jayne Costas

Mother

Carol Costas

Wife
married on June 24, 1983 separated in August 2001 filed for divorce

John Costas

Father

Taylor Costas

Daughter
born c. 1989

Keith Costas

Son
born c. 1986

EDUCATION

Syracuse University

Syracuse , New York 1970 - 1974

Milestones

2001

Hosted "On the Record with Bob Costas" on HBO

1999

Hired to provide play-by-play for ESPN's coverage of Major League Baseball

1996

Signed a six year contract with NBC

1994

Expanded broadcasting duties at NBC; contributed segments to various NBC News programs, including the primetime news magazines "Now with Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric" (1994) and "Dateline"

1994

Episodic TV debut, provided an aural guest spot for the ABC cartoon sitcom "The Critic"

1994

Hosted the first primetime TV project from Sports Illustrated Television, "40 for the Ages: Sports Illustrated 40th Anniversary Special"

1994

Appeared as himself in Michael Ritchie's sports comedy feature, "The Scout"

1994

Feature debut, appeared as himself in Ron Howard's "The Paper"

1994

Appeared as a recurring commentator in "Baseball", Ken Burns' mammoth PBS documentary chronicle

1993

Hosted "Last Call!: A Cheers' Celebration", an NBC comic interview special that preceded the final episode of the longrunning sitcom

1993

Hosted final football broadcast as a Super Bowl anchor (Super Bowl XXVII)

1993

Hosted "One on One: Classic Television Interviews", a CBS compilation special

1992

Served as the primetime anchor for the summer Olympics in Barcelona

1988

Anchored the late-night portion of the XXIV Olympiad (the summer Olympics) in Seoul

1988

Featured in video entitled "The 500 Home Run Club"

1980

Hosted a sports radio show

1980

Became a sportscaster for NBC

1980

Announced radio broadcasts for the "Chicago Bulls"

1974

Joined KMOX-AM Radio in St. Louis, MO, working as play-by-play voice of the ABA Spirits of St. Louis

Raised in Commack, Long Island, NY

Hosted World Series (baseball) pre-games in 1982, 1984, 1986 and 1988

Gained notice through his work with analyst Tony Kubek on NBC's "Game of the Week" (baseball) broadcasts

Announced the American League (baseball) Championship Series in 1983, 1985, 1987 and 1989

Began his broadcasting career in Syracuse, NY on WSYR-TV and Radio, the Syracuse University student stations

Hosted NBC's pre-game pro-football show (subsequently renamed "NFL Live")

Hosted nationally syndicated weekly radio talk show "Costas Coast to Coast"

Hosted own late night interview show, "Later With Bob Costas"

While working as the radio voice of University of Missouri basketball, handled regional NFL (football) and NBA (basketball) assignments for CBS Sports

Hosted baseball's All-Star Game pre-game shows in 1983, 1985, 1987 and 1989

Hosted the pre-games for Super Bowl (football) XX, XXIII and XXVII

Bonus Trivia

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Costas has a photographic memory.

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Named Sportscaster of the Year by the National Association of Sportscasters and Broadcasters in 1985 and 1987.

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