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Richard Roeper Biography

Birth Name:
Richard E. Roeper
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Columnist, film critic

Fast Facts

  • Joined the Chicago Sun-Times as a columnist in 1987
  • Won the 1992 National Headliner Award, recognizing the best newspaper columnist in the country, in the category "Consistently Outstanding Local Interest Column on a Variety of Subjects
  • " A frequent contributor on Chicago radio and Fox affiliate morning-TV programs
  • Following the February 1999 death of Gene Siskel, he was among nearly two dozen guest film critics seated across the aisle from Roger Ebert on his nationally syndicated show; in July 2000, he took over as the permanent co-host on the renamed Ebert & Roeper at the Movies
  • Is the author of several books, including He Rents, She Rents: The Ultimate Film Guide to the Best Women's Films and Guy Movies (1999; with Laurie Viera) and Sox and the City: A Fan's Love Affair with the White Sox from the Heartbreak of '67 to the Wizards of Oz (2006)


  • Bob Roeper -- Father
  • Margaret Roeper -- Mother