Anthony Bourdain

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Host • Writer • Restaurateur • Personality

Birth Date: June 25, 1956

Death Date: June 8, 2018

Birth Place: New York City, New York

Presenting himself as a hard-living, coarse-talking guy's guy willing to try anything at least once, Anthony Bourdain distinguished himself as the unabashed black sheep of America's contemporary clique of "celebrity chefs" as an author and host of the Travel Channel series "No Reservations" (2005-2013) as well as an occasional - and terrifying - judge on the extremely popular competition series "Top Chef" (Bravo, 2006- ). Earning some renown as executive chef of New York City's Brasserie Les Halles, Bourdain made a splash in popular culture with his tell-all memoir Kitchen Confidential (2000). The book shocked and amused readers with frank tales of the ribald, dog-eat-dog world of haute cuisine and admissions of the chef's own self-destructive heroin and cocaine habits. It went on to spawn a short-lived sitcom of the same name and earned him the Travel Channel stint traveling the U.S. and the world as a culinary anthropologist for the hugely successful "No Reservations." Known as the TV chef who taped his show from within a war-zone, eaten a Namibian warthog anus, fried scorpion and the still-beating heart of a just-slaughtered cobra, and routinely lambasted chain restaurants, corporate food production and other celebrity chefs - most especially Paula Deen and Rachael Ray - for selling out or shooting for the lowest common denominator, the outspoken yet self-deprecating Bourdain established a unique rep as a culinary hybrid of Indiana Jones, Bill Hicks and Hunter S. Thompson. Bourdain mellowed a bit as he grew older, shifting from culinary bad boy to an elder statesman of culture on his travel-oriented series "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" (CNN 2013-18). Anthony Bourdain was found dead by suicide in a hotel room in France on June 8, 2018. He was 61.

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Anthony Bourdain - Lugares Desconhecidos

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2020

Iggy Pop & Joshua Homme - American Valhalla

Self
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2018

Weggeworfen! Wie wir unser Essen verschwenden

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2018

Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the WorldStream

Executive Producer
Reality
2018

Always at the Carlyle

Self
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2018

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

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2017

American Valhall

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Himself
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2017

American Valhalla

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2017

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

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2017

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

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2017

Sunday Today With Willie Geist

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2016

Celebrity PageStream

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2016

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent

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2016

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent

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2016

The Daily Show with Trevor NoahStream

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2015

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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2015

StarTalkStream

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2015

Bone in the Throat

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2015

The Big ShortStream

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2015
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Roots: Our Journeys Home

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2014

No Reservations

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2014

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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2014

The Taste

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2014

Parts Unknown Last Bite

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2013

The GetawayStream

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2013

Sanjay and CraigStream

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2013

Anthony Bourdain: Parts UnknownStream

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2013

Anthony Bourdain: Parts UnknownStream

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2013

Anthony Bourdain: Parts UnknownStream

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2013

The TasteStream

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The TasteStream

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2013

The Mind of a Chef

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2012

The Mind of a Chef

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2012

CBS This Morning: Saturday

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2012

CBS This Morning

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2012

The LayoverStream

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2011

The Chew

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2011

The Marilyn Denis Show

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2011

ConanStream

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2010

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight

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TremeStream

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2010
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ArcherStream

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Lance Casteau
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2010
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The Joy Behar Show

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Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

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Far Cry

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Yo Gabba Gabba!Stream

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2007

The Better Show

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2007

The Colbert Report

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2005

No ReservationsStream

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2005

No ReservationsStream

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2005

Real Time With Bill MaherStream

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Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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A Cook's TourStream

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2002

The Passionate Eye

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The Daily Show With Jon StewartStream

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The ViewStream

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Late Night With Conan O'Brien

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Late Show With David Letterman

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Charlie Rose

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The SimpsonsStream

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1989
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Good Morning America

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TodayStream

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