David Steinberg Net Worth

David Steinberg Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

David Steinberg net worth is
$10 Million

David Steinberg Wiki Biography

David Steinberg was born on the 9th August 1942, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and is a film director, producer, and screenwriter, probably best recognized for creating such TV and film titles as “Designing Women” (1987-1993), “Mad About You” (1994-1999), and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2000-2011). He is also known for being a stand-up comedian, including appearing as the host of the Showtime series “Inside Comedy” (2012-2015). His career has been active since 1964.

So, have you ever wondered how rich David Steinberg is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of David’s net worth is over $10 million, an amount which has been accumulated through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry. Another source of his wealth is coming from the sale of his autobiographical book entitled “The Book Of David” (2007).

David Steinberg Net Worth $10 Million

David Steinberg was born to Yasha Steinberg, who was a rabbi, and Ruth Steinberg. Initially, he was a student of Theology in Israel, then he enrolled at the University of Chicago to study English Literature; however, while at college, David decided to pursue a career as a comedian.

Upon graduation, he was spotted by one of the founders of The Second City in Chicago, a member of which he became in 1964, and his professional career in the entertainment industry began. He stayed there for six years, performing together with such comedians as Peter Boyle, Fred Willard, and Robert Klein. One of David’s performances was in the CBS’ show “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” in 1968, which was soon cancelled, after which he began to host “The Music Scene” (1969-1970). Six years later, he wrote his own comedy sketch show named “The David Steinberg Show” (1976-1977), which really established his net worth.

David’s big breakthrough came when he made his debut as a director and producer, creating during the 1980s such TV and film titles as “Paternity” (1981), “One Big Family” (1986-1987), “Newhart” (1986-1990), and “Annie McGuire” (1988-1989) among others. He also became known through directing the TV series “Designing Women”, which aired from 1987 until 1993. At the beginning of the next decade, he directed and produced the film “I Love Lucy: The Very First Show” (1990), an episode of the TV series “The Fanelli Boys” (1990), and the TV series “Evening Shade” (1990-1991). In the following years, his projects included the 1991 film “Coconut Downs”, the TV series “Seinfeld” (1991-1998), the TV series “It Had to Be You” (1993), and the 1997 film “The Wrong Guy”, all of which added a considerable amount to his net worth. By the 2000s, he was also the director of an episode of “Friends”, “Mad About You” (1994-1999), and the executive producer of “Lost On Earth” (1997).

In the new millennium, David continued to line up success after success, producing the TV series “Big Sound” (2000-2001), and directing the TV series “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2000-2011), and the 2001 film “What’s Up, Peter Fuddy?”. He went on to create and produce several other widely popular TV series and films, such as “Weeds” (2008), “Living In Your Car” (2010), and the TV show “Inside Comedy”, for which he was the host as well, increasing his net worth by a large margin.

Most of David’s shows were very successful, both financially and critically, which earned him many nominations and awards, including two Emmy and one a CableACE Awards, nomination for the Directors Guild of America Award in the category for Outstanding Directing – Comedy Series, and for a Canadian Award. He was also inducted onto Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2003, and was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2016.

Speaking about his personal life, David Steinberg has been married to Robyn Todd since 2005. Previously, he was married to Judy Steinberg (1973-1997), with whom he has two children.

Full NameDavid Steinberg
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 9, 1942
DiedMarch 16, 2010, Valencia, California, United States
Place Of BirthWinnipeg, Canada
EducationThe Second City
SpouseRobyn Todd (m. 2005), Judy Marcione (m. 1973–1997)
ChildrenRebecca Steinberg, Sasha Steinberg
ParentsRuth Steinberg, Yasha Steinberg
SiblingsFishy Steinberg, Hymie Steinberg, Tammy Steinberg
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety Series
AlbumsDisguised as a Normal Person, Booga! Booga!, The Incredible Shrinking God, Goodbye To The '70s
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Comedy Series, WGA Award for Best Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials - Television, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Comedy Serie...
MoviesCarlos Mencia: No Strings Attached, The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave, Switching Goals, The Wrong Guy, Going Berserk, Paternity, Nothing Personal, Something Short of Paradise, The End, Fearless Frank, The Uncle Devil Show, Rick Reynolds: Only the Truth Is Funny, Showbiz Goes to War
TV ShowsInside Comedy, Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg, The Music Scene, The David Steinberg Show, Big Sound, Mud Show
1Credited with adding the phrase, "Booga Booga" to modern culture.
1Release of his book, "The Book of David". [2007]
2Has a sister named Tammy and a brother in law named Harry Lazer. Had a brother named Fishy and had a brother named Hymie.
3Comedian Director Writer and producer.
4Has two children: Sasha and Rebecca.
5Third husband of Brynn Thayer. This is incorrect. This David Steinberg (Comedian., Director) was never married to Brynn Thayer. This David Steinberg was never married to Brynn Thayer. This David Steinberg was married to Judy Marcione from 1974 until 1997. He is married to Robyn Todd. He married Robyn Todd in 2005. Please change this.
6The Smothers Brothers' first CBS variety show was put on notice not to have Steinberg do any more of his notoriously irreverent impromptu biblical sketches after a piece on Moses was aired. Tom Smothers ignored this, and asked Steinberg to do another piece (on Jonah) which was taped, but CBS refused to air the show, and canceled the series.


The Wonderful World of Disney1999TV Series 1 episode
Mad About You1994-1999TV Series 50 episodes
Living in Captivity1998TV Series 2 episodes
Seinfeld1991-1998TV Series 4 episodes
Friends1998TV Series 1 episode
The Wrong Guy1997
Ink1997TV Series 1 episode
The Parent 'Hood1995-1996TV Series 5 episodes
Daddy Dearest1993TV Series 2 episodes
It Had to Be You1993TV Series 4 episodes
Designing Women1987-1993TV Series 37 episodes
Rick Reynolds: Only the Truth Is Funny1993TV Movie
The Rick Reynolds Show1992TV Series
Coconut Downs1991TV Movie
Evening Shade1990-1991TV Series 8 episodes
Get a Life1990TV Series 1 episode
The Fanelli Boys1990TV Series 1 episode
I Love Lucy: The Very First Show1990TV Movie
Newhart1986-1990TV Series 15 episodes
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1989TV Series 2 episodes
Annie McGuire1988-1989TV Series 6 episodes
CBS Summer Playhouse1988TV Series 1 episode
Eisenhower & Lutz1988TV Series 1 episode
Family Man1988TV Series 5 episodes
Duet1987TV Series 3 episodes
The Popcorn Kid1987TV Series 2 episodes
One Big Family1986-1987TV Series 5 episodes
The Golden Girls1986TV Series 1 episode
The Ellen Burstyn Show1986TV Series 1 episode
Comedy Factory1986TV Series 1 episode
Tall Tales & Legends1986TV Series 1 episode
The Twilight Zone1985TV Series 1 episode
The Richard Belzer Show1984TV Series 1 episode
Going Berserk1983
Inside Comedy2012-2015TV Series 36 episodes
Curb Your Enthusiasm2000-2011TV Series 7 episodes
Single White Spenny2011TV Series 1 episode
Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Standup2011TV Special
Living in Your Car2010TV Series 4 episodes
Weeds2008TV Series 1 episode
Frangela2007TV Movie
Help Me Help You2006TV Series 1 episode
Sons & Daughters2006TV Series 2 episodes
Campus Ladies2006TV Series 3 episodes
Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached2006TV Special documentary
Cooked2005TV Movie
Go Kinky2005TV Series
The Comeback2005TV Series 2 episodes
Wild Card2005TV Series 1 episode
Good Girls Don't...2004TV Series 1 episode
Even Stevens2000-2001TV Series 2 episodes
What's Up, Peter Fuddy?2001TV Movie


Inside Comedy2012-2015TV Series executive producer - 36 episodes
Single White Spenny2011TV Series executive producer
Whatever with Alexis & Jennifer2010TV Series executive producer
Living in Your Car2010TV Series executive producer - 11 episodes
Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction2009TV Special documentary executive producer
Little Britain USA2008TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Down and Dirty with Jim Norton2008TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
Jim Norton: Monster Rain2007TV Special documentary executive producer
Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg2005-2007TV Series executive producer - 12 episodes
Go Kinky2005TV Series executive producer
The Greatest Game Ever Played2005executive producer
This Thing of Ours2003executive producer
Robin Williams Live on Broadway2002TV Special documentary executive producer
Big Sound2000-2001TV Series executive producer - 21 episodes
The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave2000Video producer
Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story1999executive producer
Lost on Earth1997TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Carver's Gate1996TV Movie executive producer
Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy1996executive producer
Women of the Night IV1995TV Special executive producer
Jocks1994TV Series executive producer - 1994
The Paula Poundstone Show1992-1993TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
It Had to Be You1993TV Series executive producer - 3 episodes
Designing Women1992-1993TV Series executive producer - 22 episodes
Women of the Night 31991TV Special executive producer
The 14th Annual Young Comedians Special1991TV Special executive producer
Good Grief1990-1991TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Cats, Cops and Stuff1990TV Movie documentary executive producer
I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood1989TV Movie executive producer
Billy Crystal: Midnight Train to Moscow1989TV Special documentary executive producer
An Evening with Sammy Davis, Jr. & Jerry Lewis1988TV Movie executive producer
The 12th Annual Young Comedians Special1988TV Special executive producer
The 11th Annual Young Comedians1987TV Special executive producer
Women of the Night1987TV Special executive producer
Billy Crystal: Don't Get Me Started - The Billy Crystal Special1986TV Special documentary executive producer
Robin Williams: An Evening at the Met1986TV Special documentary executive producer
The Young Comedians All-Star Reunion1986TV Special executive producer


The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV Special special material written by
Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg2005-2007TV Series creator - 12 episodes
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV Special special material
CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Big Sound2000-2001TV Series creator - 21 episodes
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV Special special material
The 70th Annual Academy Awards1998TV Special special material
The 69th Annual Academy Awards1997TV Special special material
Designing Women1993TV Series written by - 2 episodes
The 65th Annual Academy Awards1993TV Special special material
The 64th Annual Academy Awards1992TV Special special material by
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards1991TV Special special material
The Earth Day Special1990TV Special segment "Dustin Hoffman - Robin Williams"
Going Berserk1983written by
The David Steinberg Show1976-1977TV Series writer - 24 episodes
The Midnight Special1974TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Return of the Smothers Brothers1970TV Movie
Music SceneTV Series written by - 8 episodes, 1969 - 1970 writer - 6 episodes, 1969
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1968TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Summer Brothers Smothers Show1968TV Series writer - 2 episodes


The Comedians2015TV SeriesBilly's Agent
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2013TV SeriesParty Guest
Big Sound2000TV SeriesGabe Moss
Mad About You1997-1998TV SeriesDirector / Bad Eulogizer
The Wrong Guy1997Outpatient
Dad's a Dog1989TV MovieCharles Dryden
Nothing Personal1980Talk Show Host
Something Short of Paradise1979Harris Sloane
The End1978Marty Lieberman
The Wide World of Mystery1973TV SeriesPaul
The Lost Man1969Photographer
Fearless Frank1967The rat


Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie2005Documentary much love for
The 65th Annual Academy Awards1993TV Special special material
The 64th Annual Academy Awards1992TV Special special material
Newhart1989TV Series creative consultant - 1 episode


Air Combat1993TV Series


Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America2009TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
But... Seriously1994TV Special documentary acknowledgment


The Last Laugh2016/IDocumentaryHimself
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Comedian
Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg2016DocumentaryHimself
Inside Comedy2012-2015TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Talk2015TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Being Canadian2015DocumentaryHimself
Today2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
When Jews Were Funny2013DocumentaryHimself
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic2013DocumentaryHimself
The Hour2013TV SeriesHimself
American Masters2012-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story2013DocumentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013TV SeriesHimself
Uncle Bob2010DocumentaryHimself
Curb: The Discussion2010TV SeriesHimself
25 Things You Didn't Know About Curb Your Enthusiasm2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Battle for Late Night2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel2009DocumentaryHimself: Comedian / Writer
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Comedian / Director / Himself
The Daily Show2007TV SeriesHimself
Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg2005-2007TV SeriesHimself - Host
History of Curb Your Enthusiasm: Even Further2006Video documentary shortHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Gold2005TV Short documentaryHimself
NewsNight with Aaron Brown2005TV SeriesHimself
The Aristocrats2005DocumentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee (uncredited)
CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival2002TV SeriesHimself - Host
TV's Most Censored Moments2002TV Special documentaryHimself
The 2000 Canadian Comedy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Comedy: Coast to Coast1994TV MovieHimself - Host
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1968-1992TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Host / Himself - Guest / ...
The One, the Only... Groucho1991TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Co-Winner: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program
Late Night with David Letterman1986-1991TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Tommy Chong Roast1989TV MovieHimself
Showtime's Comedy Close-Up1984TV SeriesHimself - Host
Showbiz Goes to War1982TV MovieHimself - Host
The Marx Brothers in a Nutshell1982TV Movie documentaryHimself
Fridays1981TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host
The Alan Hamel Show1977-1979TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host / Himself
Canada After Dark1979TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Guest Host
Live Wednesday1978TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1971-1978TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Comedian / Himself - Guest Host / ...
The Big Laff Off1978TV SeriesHimself - Host
On Location1977TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
The David Steinberg Show1972-1977TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Sonny and Cher Show1977TV SeriesHimself
The 2nd Annual HBO Young Comedians Show1977TV SpecialHimself - Host
Dinah!1974-1976TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1972-1976TV SeriesHimself
The Smothers Brothers Show1975TV SeriesHimself
The Midnight Special1974TV SeriesHimself - Host
Energy Crisis1974TV MovieHimself - Comedian
The Bobby Darin Show1973TV SeriesHimself
Flip1971-1972TV SeriesHimself
The Odd Couple1971TV SeriesHimself
Laugh-In1971TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970-1971TV SeriesHimself - Substitute Host / Himself - Guest Host / Himself
Information Processing1971Documentary shortNarrator
The Ed Sullivan Show1970TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
The Return of the Smothers Brothers1970TV MovieHimself
The John Davidson Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Music Scene1969-1970TV SeriesHimself - Host
This Is Tom Jones1969TV Series documentaryHimself
Playboy After Dark1969TV SeriesHimself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1968-1969TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Show1967TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Second City: First Family of Comedy2006TV Mini-Series documentary
Johnny Carson's 18th Anniversary Special1980TV MovieHimself

Won Awards

1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramThe 64th Annual Academy Awards (1992)
1992CableACECableACE AwardsStand-Up Comedy SpecialCats, Cops and Stuff (1990)
1991Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramThe 63rd Annual Academy Awards (1991)
1988ACECableACE AwardsComedy SpecialRobin Williams: Live at the Met (1986)

Nominated Awards

2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety Special700 Sundays (2014)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety SpecialThe 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012)
2012DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy SeriesCurb Your Enthusiasm (2000)
2011DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series'The Divorce (2011)
2011GeminiGemini AwardsBest Comedy Program or SeriesLiving in Your Car (2010)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialRobin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction (2009)
2003Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Comedy SeriesCurb Your Enthusiasm (2000)
2003Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialRobin Williams Live on Broadway (2002)
2003DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series'Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)
2002DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series'Mary, Joseph and Larry (2002)
2001GeminiGemini AwardsBest Direction in a Comedy Program or SeriesBig Sound (2000)
2000Canadian Comedy AwardCanadian Comedy AwardsFilm - DirectingThe Wrong Guy (1997)
1997DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series'Mad About You (1992)
1995CableACECableACE AwardsComedy SpecialJocks (1994)
1995CableACECableACE AwardsStand-Up Comedy Special or SeriesWomen of the Night IV (1995)
1994CableACECableACE AwardsStand-Up Comedy SpecialRick Reynolds: Only the Truth Is Funny (1993)
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Comedy SeriesSeinfeld (1989)
1992DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series'Seinfeld (1989)
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialMidnight Train to Moscow (1989)
1987ACECableACE AwardsComedy SpecialBilly Crystal: Don't Get Me Started - The Billy Crystal Special (1986)
1987ACECableACE AwardsProgram InterviewerShowtime's Comedy Close-Up (1984)

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