Stephen Colbert Cameo Revealed in ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

‘The Colbert Report’ host plays a Laketown spy in Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth sequel. Plus, his wife and sons were featured in cameo roles.

Back in October 2012, we reported that The Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert signed on for a cameo role in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which is currently playing in theaters worldwide. An eagle-eyed Reddit user named Royal-Dump has found proof of this split-second appearance, where he plays a Laketown spy. Stephen Colbert's wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert and their sons Peter and John Colbert also had cameos in the scene. Take a look at the photo, along with a description of the scene from Royal-Dump.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Stephen Colbert Photo

"Okay, it's right as the dwarves are sneaking into Laketown. Bard's son stops them and says that there are spys watching the house. Shortly after it shows Bard and his Son walking alone and the camera pans to the right and shows Stephen looking at them and he turns his head and his eyepatch falls down."

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was released December 13th, 2013 and stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter. The film is directed by Peter Jackson.

Sources: Reddit, Screen Crush

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Comments (7)

  1. undeadslayer4

    @Brizzy its kind of obvious

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  2. slysnide

    Wow, I noticed that character right away but I didn't recognize him.

    @Brizzy: Did you catch PJ's cameo in the prologue of the 1st Hobbit film? A dwarf fleeing Erebor who runs right in front of Thorin. I expect he'll cameo in the 3rd one's prologue too.

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  3. Adamsandlerfggot69

    @2movieguys That doesn't work when you say it about well known people.

    1 year agoby @adamsandlerfggot69Flag

  4. CelluloidDreams

    Stephen Colbert ....WHO!?!?!.

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  5. Brizzy

    Cant believe I missed this!
    Peters cameo in the beginning was obvious though, maybe because I sort or knew what it would be as soon as I understood they were in Bree ^^

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  6. Joshua Hollaway

    One of my favorite comedians and i totally missed this.

    1 year agoby @Joshua-HollawayFlag

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