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Daniel A. Jost


Facts of Daniel A Jost

Full NameDaniel A Jost
First NameDaniel
Middle NameA
Last NameJost
ProfessionCelebrity Father
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseKerry Kelly
No Of Children2
Married DateJune,1975

Daniel A. Jost is the father of an American comedian, actor, and writer named Colin Jost

Daniel A. Jost With Son
Daniel A. Jost With Son Source: Buzznigeria

He is one of the greatest stand-up comedians that America ever has. 

Since 2005, he was also the writer of Saturday Night Live. He also worked as the show's co-head writer from 2012 to 2015

Daniel A. Jost with his sons Colin Jost and Casey Jost.
Daniel A. Jost with his sons Colin Jost and Casey Jost. Source: Instagram

Colin has won many awards, including Peabody Award, more than one Emmy Award, and Four Writers Guild Awards.

Marriages and family:

Daniel married Kerry Kelly in June 1975. They are together for more than 45 years.

His wife is an MD in the medical health sector. 

She has devoted herself to the New York City Fire Department as the chief medical officer for her entire life. 

They have two sons, Colin Jost and Casey Jost

The elder son is Colin, who has made this family proud as he is a successful person who holds a successful career in American Television.

Both of the sons love their dad so much as they spend time with him often to have some good time with their family.

How was Colin Jost's early life?

Colin had a great childhood. His parents Daniel and Kerry loved him and his brother so much, and they have always fulfilled their demands when in need. 

On June 29, 1982, Colin was born in Grymes Hill, Staten Island, New York City, United States. 

He is American by Nationality, and he belongs to the white ethnicity.

As the eldest son of the family, his parents raised him and his brother Casey Jost well in Roman Catholic. 

Colin graduated his high school from Regis High School, Manhattan

He was the editor of a school newspaper called 'The Owl' at that time. 

For his college degree, he studied at Harvard University, where he did his degree in History and literature of Russia and British. 

He was chosen for the post of president of the Harvard Lampoon.

What is Daniel A. Jost's profession?

Daniel is a former teacher who taught at Staten Island Technical High School and being a teacher, he had enough money to raise two sons to live up to their dreams and successful life.

Colin's career:

After he graduated from Harvard University, he was suddenly hired as a writer at NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in 2005

In the replacement of Seth Meyers, Colin was selected for the "Weekend Update," which aired on March 1, 2014, episode. 

He became a stand-up comedian from the writer. 

He started performing on many shows like Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, TBS, and HBO.

He was announced as New Face at the "Montreal Just for Laughs" festival in 2009

He also played the role of Paul in a rom-com featured movie, "How to be single."

He also played a small role in the comedy film called "Staten Island Summer," written by himself. 

Colin's dating life:

Colin married a famous actress, Scarlett Johansson, in October 2020, who is known as the world's highest-paid actress and is famous for the role of Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

They were dating for two years since May 2017.

Daniel A. Jost son Colin Jost and daughter in law Scarlett Johansson.
Daniel A. Jost son Colin Jost and daughter in law Scarlett Johansson. Source: Pinterest

Colin spilled the fact about naming his child Cosmo

Colin revealed how they came up with the name Cosmo for his child, who was just born. Colin says that the name was just assigned at the hospital. 

He further revealed that the hospitals now are so overwhelmed that when the baby comes out, they are like, Uh, that’s Frank

Colin also shared how did his family react to this name. He said that his family is always very supportive. However, Colin stated that his mom was slightly thrown by it and didn’t quite understand it. 

Again he elaborated that maybe his mom thought of that name as a hippy thing, a dirty hippy. Colin recalled a previous moment when his mom called him three, four days later, and she was like, “Cosmo,” and is the name already final? 

Like, did you submit the birth certificate? Colin replied, stating they had already performed all the procedures at the hospital. 

However, his mom stated that while she was reading, there was also a name Cosimo with an I. So that could also be an option. 

The lady lives on Staten Island, and eventually, she starts meeting numerous members of the Italian community who have a lot of Cosmo relatives, Colin tells. 

Colin shared how his mom would call and say she met someone, and they said their uncle’s name was Cosmo

Not only this, his mom should say that there is also a patron saint called Cosmos pointing it as another option, Colin revealed. 

Colin shares a close bond with Michael Che & many more

Well, it’s stated that two individuals share a special bond. Colin has been involved in co-reporting the fictional news with Michael on the Weekend Update on SNL

Nevertheless, Michael and Colin are inseparable behind the camera as well. No doubt, they are really good friends, and the artist even cracked jokes where he referred to Michael being his personal publicist. 

Besides that, Colin also released a memoir where he mentioned the people who had influenced him in his career and life. 

He included being raised in Staten Island, his mom, his swimming experience, Harvard, and many more. 

Net worth:

As of 2021, his son, Colin Jost, has a net worth of 7 million dollars. His source of earnings is comedian, actor, and writer.

Net worth Source 
7 million dollarsActing, comedian, and writer


  1. Daniel A. Jost is currently between 65 and 70 years old.
  2. His son, Colin, is 38 years old, born on June 29, 1982, in New York City.

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