Jimmi Simpson as Lyle the intern on Late Night

Lyle the Intern Collection on Late Show, 2008-2009

Here’s the complete collection of Jimmi Simpson’s portrayal of Lyle the Intern.

1. February 5, 2008
2. February 14, 2008
3. February 28, 2008
4. April 15, 2008
5. April 30, 2008. With Joe Grossman as “Stephan” and Spencer Pratt as “Ronnie.”
6. May 15, 2008. With “Carol” and “Aunt Fran.”
7. June 26, 2008. With Joe Groosman as “Rudy.”
8. July 17, 2008. With Joe Groosman as “Rudy.”
9. September 23, 2008. With Joe Groosman as “Rudy,” and “Rabbi Solomon.”
10. November 18, 2008. With Joe Groosman as “Rudy.”
11. February 17, 2009
12. March 12, 2009
13. June 16, 2009, With Judah Freelander.
14. July 8, 2009
15. November 19, 2009. With Stephen Colbert.

Bonus video: Three rehearsal takes taped on December 16, 2010. The planned segment was then either bumped or cut for air the following night. Sitting in for Dave was Co-Head Writer/Executive Producer Eric Stangel.
This tape was found in the dumpster outside the Ed on May 25, 2015.

This recurring character, Lyle the Intern, played by actor Jimmi Simpson was a cheap conceit played expertly by Jimmi with ensemble help from Letterman and Paul. This recurring character works well, based on Jimmi’s full commitment to character and the dates of the Lyle Late Night premiere (see prior to his work on other drama television/film roles). However it was nice for this lad to watch these Lyle the Intern performances after watching Jimmi Simpson in other leading and character roles. This lent cred to his talent as I too suspended disbelief and went full in with this cheeky, superconfident full-tilt commitment to character.

Jimmi Simpson is an American actor. He was born in Hackettstown, New Jersey, the youngest of three brothers. After graduating from Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor of Arts in theater, he acted for four seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts.

Simpson made his film debut in the teen comedy Loser (2000).

He is best known for his television work, which includes roles in Netflix’s political drama series House of Cards (2013), and the HBO television series Westworld (2016).