Richard Roeper

Richard Roeper

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Richard Roeper (born October 17, 1959) [] is a columnist for the "Chicago Sun-Times" and, from September 2000 through August 2008 [cite web|url=|title= Ebert and Roeper leaving 'Ebert & Roeper'|date=2008-07-21|work=CNN|accessdate=2008-07-21] , co-hosted the television series "At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper" with fellow film critic Roger Ebert.

Early life

Roeper was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Bob and Margaret Roeper, and was raised in south suburban Dolton, Illinois. He attended Thornridge High School and graduated from Illinois State University in 1982.


Roeper began working as a columnist for the "Chicago Sun-Times" in 1987. The topics of his columns range from politics to media to entertainment, and he has written books on film criticism and urban myths, as well as a book about the Chicago White Sox. Roeper was a radio host on WLS AM 890 in Chicago. He also hosted shows on WLUP-FM, WLS-FM and WMVP-AM in Chicago. He won three Emmy awards for his news commentaries on Fox in the 1990s, and was the film critic for CBS in Chicago for three years in the early 2000s. He was bestowed with the National Headliner Award as the top newspaper columnist in the country in 1992, and has been voted best columnist in Illinois on numerous occasions. His columns have been syndicated by the New York Times to publications around the world.

Roeper has been a frequent guest on the "Tonight Show", "Live with Regis and Kelly", "The O'Reilly Factor", the "Today Show" and countless other national programs. He is the host of "Starz Inside", a monthly documentary series airing on the Starz Network since the fall of 2007.Among Roeper's magazine byline credits: "TV Guide", "Playboy", "Maxim", the late "Spy" magazine, "Reader's Digest", "Entertainment Weekly" and "Chicago" magazine.

He was once voted one of "People Magazine"'s Sexiest Bachelors.

Film critic

After Gene Siskel of "Siskel & Ebert" died in 1999, the series was renamed "Roger Ebert & the Movies" and featured rotating co-hosts. In what would become an on-air audition that ultimately was whittled down to Joyce Kulhawik, Michaela Pereira, and Roeper, the latter was offered the opportunity to co-host the popular film review show with fellow "Chicago Sun-Times" columnist Roger Ebert. The series was renamed to "Ebert & Roeper and the Movies" in 2000 and immediately enhanced Roeper's importance as a film critic. On July 20, 2008, Roeper announced he was leaving the show in mid-August, and would be returning with a new show later in the year. [cite news |url=,roepnote072108.article |date=2008-07-21 |accessdate=2008-07-21 |title=Roeper to part ways with ‘At the Movies’ after 8 years’ |work=Chicago Sun-Times] He continues to write his nationally syndicated, award winning general interest columns, and he also contributes long reviews to the "Sun-Times" and to newspapers across the country.

Beginning in August 2006, while his cohost Roger Ebert was recovering from surgery for parotid duct cancer, Roeper was joined by guest critics, including "Clerks" director Kevin Smith and "The Tonight Show" host Jay Leno.

Roeper has given lists of his ten favorite films of the year, annually, since he began co-hosting the show in 2000. Here are the films that each list comprised:

Books by Richard Roeper

* "He Rents, She Rents: The Ultimate Guide to the Best Women's Films and Guy Movies", with Laurie Viera (1999)
* "Hollywood Urban Legends: The Truth Behind All Those Delightfully(Weeee!) Persistent Myths of Films, Television, and Music " (2001)
* "Urban Legends: The Truth Behind All Those Deliciously Entertaining Myths That Are Absolutely, Positively, 100% Not True " (2001)
* "Ten Sure Signs a Movie Character is Doomed, and Other Surprising Movie Lists" (2003)
* "Schlock Value: Hollywood at Its Worst" (2005)
* "Sox and the City: A Fan's Love Affair with the White Sox from the Heartbreak of '67 to the Wizards of Oz" (2006)
* "Debunked!: Conspiracy Theories, Urban Legends, and Evil Plots of the 21st Century" (2008)


External links

* [ TV Tome Biography]

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