By Francisco Salazar ( | First Posted: Dec 11, 2013 12:13 AM EST
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Stephen Colbert has revealed that he got a minor role in the upcoming "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."

The political satirist recently revealed his work on the film during an appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman."

Letterman started the conversation by telling Colbert that he had something in common with the film's movie star Ian McKellan and Colbert interrupted to reveal his involvement in the film.

"I'm kind of the breakout star of 'The Hobbit,' Dave," Colbert said, according to the Huffington Post. "I don't want to tell anybody where I am, but I am in it." He even told Letterman to check out IMDB to verify the claim.

"If it's on the Internet then it is real," he said.

Colbert then went on to explain how he got involved with the movie.

"I and my wife and my two boys were invited down to New Zealand to play around with the folks in 'The Hobbit' by Peter Jackson," he said. "We went down there, and we're in a scene in Laketown. I don't want to say where in the movie. It's kind of a 'Where's Waldo?'"

Colbert also admitted that he wanted to be an elf.

"I was hoping I was going to be an elf because I already have one pointed ear," he admitted before showing off his pointed right ear. "Once I show you this, you can never unsee it."

The satirist is known for his famed show "The Colbert Report" and has repeatedly noted his affinity for Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings."

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" hits theaters on Dec. 13, 2013.

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