Bo Burnham Biography

Robert Pickering “Bo” Burnham is a multitalented American comedian, actor, filmmaker, musician, and poet. In March 2006, he started off his career as a YouTuber and as of November 2020, his videos have crossed over 300+ million views.

Early Life

Burnham was born on the 21st of August, 1990 in Hamilton, Massachusetts, the United States to a construction company owner, Scott Burnham, and a hospice nurse, Patricia. He is the youngest of his two siblings, Samm Burnham (sister) and Pete Burnham (brother). He studied at St. John’s Preparatory School, located in Danvers, Massachusetts, and graduated in 2008. Later, to study experimental theatre, he enrolled in New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, but in order to pursue a career in comedy, he postponed his admission for a year.

Bo Burnham Career


In 2009, he played the role of Rudy in the comedy film “American Virgin”. He also played a role of himself as a stand-up special in a half-hour program “Comedy Central Presents”. In 2010, he played the same role in “Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words”. After in 2011, he charactered “Bartender” in the comedy film “Hall Pass” and in 2013, he appeared in the main role of “Zach Stone” in 12 episodes of the MTV television series “Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous”. Also, he was the producer, writer, co-creator of the series. In 2014, he played the role of “ChippMcCapp” in the episode “Flu Season 2” of the series “Parks and Recreation”.

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He also appeared as a stand-up special in the show “Bo Burnham: what.” in 2013 and on June 3, 2016, “Bo Burnham: Make Happy”, which exclusively released on Netflix. He wrote and directed a successful comedy-drama film “Eighth Grade” in July 2018. In 2020, he portrayed “Ryan” in a thriller film “Promising Young Woman”. His new special “Bo Burnham Inside” will available on Netflix in which he performed alone and described all of his experiences during the pandemic.


There are various albums released by Burnham namely, “Bo foSho” an EP released on June 17, 2008; “Bo Burnham” on March 10, 2009; “Words, Words, Words” aired on Comedy Central channel on October 18, 2010; “What.” on December 17, 2013.

Bo Burnham Biography

Real Name Robert Pickering Burnham
Birth Date August 21, 1990
Age (as of 2021) 30 Years
Birth Place Hamilton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Comedian, Musician, Actor, Filmmaker, Poet
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Leo

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 5” – in Centimetres – 195 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 86 kg  –  in Pounds –  189 lbs
Chest Size 40 inches
Waist Size 32 inches
Biceps Size 15.5 inches
Shoe Size 13 (U.S.)
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Slim


Father Scott Burnham
Mother Patricia Burnham
Sister Samm Burnham
Brother Pete Burnham


School St. John’s Preparatory School
College Tisch School of the Arts

Relationship Status

Marital Status in Relation
Affair Yes
Is he a Gay? No
Girlfriend Lorene Scafaria

Favorite Things

Favorite Film One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, George Washington, A Woman Under The Influence, Raw, Fat Girl
Favorite Destination
Favorite Color
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Personal Life

Since 2013, Burnham has been in a long-term relationship with Lorene Scafaria, a famous screenwriter, actress, director, and playwright. Reportedly, it is known that currently the couple together resides in Los Angeles, California.

Bo Burnham Net Worth

The talented young actor has been engaged in his performance career for a long time and has now earned a lot of fame and wealth. His source of income comes from acting, comedy, directing, music videos, etc. His net worth as of 2020 is believed to be around $4 million. Bo has made a huge fan following due to his endearing looks. He has more than 760K followers on Instagram, 240 people following and has posted 255 pictures as of now. Also, he has a YouTube account having more than 1 million subscribers and posted 29 music videos as of now. He is active on other social media platforms as well.


  • Burnham is very close to his dog named Bruce.
  • He once asserted that he has many influences such as Anthony Jeselnik, George Carlin, Hans Teeuwen, Steve Martin, Demetri Martin, Flight of the Conchords, and Tim Minchin.
  • Bo has published two books of poetry written by him titled, “Egghead: Or, You Can’t Survive on Ideas Alone” on October 1, 2013, and “Untitled Burnham 1 Of 1” on September 21, 2017.
  • Burnham often posts pictures on social media with Elsie Fisher, who played the role of “Kayla” in the film “Eighth Grade”, written by Bo.
  • The music videos and comedy shows of Burnham are available exclusively on YouTube, YouTube Music, JioSaavn, and Spotify.
  • The film “Eighth Grade” directed by Bo received various tributes such as “Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing-First-Time Feature Film” and “Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay”.

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