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Name: Leo Laporte  
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Date of Birth: 29th November 1956
Place of Birth: New York, New York, USA
Profession: Actor
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Leo Laporte holds a legitimate New York license plate that has just been autographed.  This picture was taken at "Toronto Super Meetup Summit", an event held by TechPhile's Frank Linhares on August 11, 2005 that gathers former TechTV hosts, such as Kevin Rose, Alex Albrecht, Dan Huard, and current G4techTV Canada hosts Amber MacArthur and Andy Walker.

Leo Laporte (born November 29, 1956 in New York City, New York) is a technology broadcaster and author. He majored in Chinese History at Yale University and currently resides in Sonoma County, California with his wife and two children.

He is the host of G4techTV Canada's daily television show Call for Help, which airs in the USA, Canada and Australia, and a technology-oriented talk radio show on station KFI AM 640 in southern California. He appears semi-regularly on Showbiz Tonight, Live with Regis and Kelly and ABC World News Now. He has authored a number of technology oriented books, including Leo Laporte's 2005 Gadget Guide and Leo Laporte's Guide to TiVo.

Laporte has created, hosted, and contributed to a number of technology-related broadcasting projects, including Dvorak On Computers, Laporte On Computers, Internet!, and The Personal Computing Show. In 1997, he earned an Emmy Award for his work on MSNBC's The Site, a daily hour-long newsmagazine. He created The Site, to which he also contributed daily in the role of a computer-generated character named Dev Null. In 1998, he created and co-hosted The Screen Savers and the American version of Call for Help on the cable and satellite network TechTV. Laporte left The Screen Savers after TechTV was purchased by Comcast and merged with G4 to form G4techTV (now known solely as G4).

Laporte's writings include 101 Computer Answers You Need to Know and, most recently, a yearly series of technology almanacs, including Leo Laporte's Technology Almanac and Poor Leo's Computer Almanac. He has also contributed to a number of periodicals, including Byte, Infoworld, and MacUser.

Laporte hosts the weekly podcast This Week in Tech with several other former cast members of The Screen Savers. On August 18, 2005, he created the podcast Security Now! with Steve Gibson, which is dedicated exclusively to security in technology.

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