Outspoken comedian and host of the HBO political panel show Real Time with Bill Maher. He wrote and starred in the 2008 film Religulous.
He hosted Politically Incorrect from 1993-2002.
His father William was a radio announcer and news editor. His mother Julie was a nurse.
In response to Donald Trump's role in the "birtherism" movement that tried to claim that Barack Obama wasn't a US citizen, Maher jokingly offered Trump $5 million to produce his own birth certificate in order to prove that the then-businessman's father wasn't an orangutan. Trump produced his birth certificate, then attempted to sue Maher for the $5 million.