|Birth name||José Eugênio Soares|
|Born||January 16, 1938|
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Medium||Talk show host, stand-up, television, author, actor, musician, comedian|
|Genres||Observational comedy, surreal humor, deadpan|
|Subject(s)||Self-deprecation, everyday life|
|Notable works and roles||Host of Programa do Jô (2000–2016), Jô Soares Onze e Meia (1988–1999), Viva o Gordo (1981–1987), Satiricom (1972–1975), Faça Humor, Não Faça Guerra (1970–1972)|
In 1970, Soares started working at Rede Globo.
In 1988, Soares moved to SBT, where he hosted a talk-show, Jô Soares Onze e Meia ("Jô Soares Eleven Thirty"), until 1999. In 2000, Soares began hosting Programa do Jô, and hosted the program until 2016.
His first novel O Xangô de Baker Street was published in 1995 and has been translated in several languages.
- Rohter, Larry (2002-08-25). "TELEVISION/RADIO; Brazil's Renaissance Showman Can't Be Contained by a Talk Show". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-10-06.