Filed petition to make his name change official from Leibowitz to Stewart. When "60 Minutes" (1968) asked him why he dropped Leibowitz, Stewart explained: "Sounded too Hollywood". (June 2001).
Was scheduled to host "Saturday Night Live" (1975) on February 5, 2000 but had to back out at the last minute. He was replaced by Alan Cumming.
Graduated from Lawrence High School in Lawrence, New Jersey, in 1980. In the yearbook, he was voted "Best Sense of Humor". He still occasionally returns for school fundraisers.
Did uncredited writing work for "Caroline's Comedy Hour" (1989).
In 1995, he optioned the rights to Jack Finney's 1977 book "The Night People". He planned to produce and star in the film version for Miramax but the project never came to fruition.
Was introduced to his wife by a production assistant on Wishful Thinking (1996). Proposed to her through a crossword puzzle made by Will Shortz.
On September 24, 2004, the online "Campaign Desk: Critique and analysis of 2004 campaign coverage from Columbia Journalism Review" published what they called "A Campaign Desk Honor Roll, of Sorts", offering "a short list of reporters who consistently rise above the superficial to do original and often insightful work". #4 on the list of 20 journalists was Jon Stewart and "The Daily Show" (1996) on Comedy Central - coming in ahead of many writers for The New York Times, the Washington Post, and other highly rated periodicals and newspapers.
Had a small part in The First Wives Club (1996) but it was left on the cutting room floor.
Was chosen by People Magazine as one of 1999's 50 Most Beautiful People In The World.
Decided to quit smoking on Dec. 28, 2000, after being encouraged by the CGL Foundation.
Was on a celebrity episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in 2000 and won $125,000 for Alzheimer's disease research.
Was voted the second funniest person in America by Entertainment Weekly in 2004, behind Chris Rock.
Wife Tracey gave birth to their first child, a boy, Nathan Thomas Stewart on July 3, 2004.
Wife Tracey gave birth to their second child, a girl, Maggie Rose Stewart 6 lbs, 9 oz on the afternoon of Feb 4, 2006.