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Carl Reiner

Mostly Credited As: Carl Reiner
Birth Name: Carl Reiner
Date Of Birth: March 20, 1922 (Age 92)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: The Bronx, New York City, New York
Height: 6' 2" (1.87 m)

Carl Reiner


Carl's dream of acting came when he was a young boy. Back then he inspired to be a great dramatic actor. But while serving as a radio operator during WWII, he was transferred over to (actor) Maj. Maurice Evans in the Army's traveling Entertainment squad. Having worked in dramatic workshops as a teen, Carl was put in charge of putting on plays for the troops, often with famed trombonist Glenn Miller on the same bill. After the war he continued working in a traveling acting troupe until he got his first job on Broadway along side actors Jack Cassidy and Jack Haley. It was now that he discovered that comedy was his strong suit. Carl began his long stint on TV in 1948 with a show titled "The Fashion Story." He then got his first taste of being on to a live, prime time variety show with "54th Street Revue." But he would soon move on to his first well known series with his pal Sid Caesar on "Your Show of Shows." Here he would not only get an education in acting, but also in writing along such notables as Mel Brooks, Neil and Danny Simon, Woody Allen and Larry Gelbart.

Carl would join forces with a brash Mel Brooks and create the famous comedy album "The 2000 Year Old Man." By now, Carl seemed to have had a full career but it was just the beginning. Along with appearing on a number of game shows as a panelist, guest and host, he would soon break out and create his own sitcom. The working title was called "Head of the House" but was later recast with Dick Van Dyke in the lead role of his self titled series "The Dick Van Dyke Show." Carl would play Rob's boss Alan Brady, and a few of the episodes set during Rob's army days was based on Carl's real life adventures.

He would later write, direct and act in a slew of motion pictures including "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming" (as an actor), "The Comic," "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid," and "The Man with Two Brains" (as a screenwriter) and "Where's Poppa?," "Oh God!" and "The Jerk" (as a director).

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Father of the Pride (2004)As: Sarmoti -- [Voice]
Sunday Best (1991) (1991)As: Host
Good Heavens (1976)As: Mr. Angel
Linus! The Lion Hearted (1964)As: Billie Bird -- [Voice]
The Celebrity Game (US) (1964)As: Himself (Moderator)
The Art Linkletter Show (1963)As: Regular (Apr - Sept, 1963)
Sid Caesar Invites You (1958)As: Regular
Caesar's Hour (1954)As: George Hansen
Your Show of Shows (1950)As: Various
The Fifty-Fourth Street Revue (1949)As: Various Characters
The Fashion Story (1948)As: Photographer
Episode Cast Credits 

Conan (2010) 
  Carl Reiner, Angela Kinsey, Reggie Watts 04x111: (Jul/21/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  DoubleVision Theater Presents: 24 Angry Men 03x131: (Sep/05/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Carl Reiner, Valerie Azlynn 10x118: (Jul/10/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Drew Carey (guest host), Carl Reiner, Connie Schultz, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts 10x54: (Mar/31/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Carl Reiner, Jonah Hill, Bright Eyes 03x91: (Jun/06/2007) As Himself 
  Carl Reiner, Tracee Ellis Ross, Max Brooks 03x03: (Jan/04/2007) As Himself 

Tom Green Live (2013) 
  Carl Reiner 03x03: (Jun/26/2014) As Himself 

Tavis Smiley (2004) 
  Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner 11x124: (Jun/13/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Arsenio Hall Show (2013) (2013) 
  Carl Reiner | OVEOUS 01x152: (May/13/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Two and a Half Men (2003) 
  Bite Me, Supreme Court 11x13: (Jan/30/2014) As Marty (Marty Pepper), [Special Guest Stars]
  I Think I Banged Lucille Ball 11x02: (Oct/03/2013) As Marty (Marty Pepper), [Special Guest Stars]
  Ow, Ow, Don't Stop 08x10: (Nov/22/2010) As Marty (Marty Pepper), [Special Guest Stars]
  Warning, It's Dirty 07x11: (Dec/14/2009) As Marty (Marty Pepper), [Special Guest Stars]

Real Time With Bill Maher (2003) 
  Ezekiel Emanuel; Alan Grayson, Suzy Khimm and Matt Kibbe; Carl Reiner 11x29: (Oct/04/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Talk (2010) 
  Carl Reiner, Anne Burrell, guest co-host Joshua Morrow 03x191: (Jul/01/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Cleveland Show (2009) 
  Crazy Train 04x22: (May/19/2013) Voiced  Murray 
  Sex and the Biddy 03x06: (Dec/04/2011) Voiced  Murray 
  Your Show of Shows 02x21: (May/08/2011) Voiced  Murray 
  To Live and Die in VA 02x17: (Mar/20/2011) Voiced  Murray 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Jamie Foxx, Carl Reiner, "The Voice" winner Cassadee Pope 21x08: (Dec/19/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Queen Latifah, Carl Reiner, Rob Zombie 14x117: (Mar/15/2006) As Himself 
  Jamie Lee Curtis, Carl Reiner 11x264: (Aug/05/2003) As Himself 

Inside Comedy (2012) 
  Mel Brooks / Carl Reiner 01x07: (Mar/08/2012) As Himself 

Parks and Recreation (2009) 
  Campaign Shake-Up 04x17: (Mar/01/2012) As Ned Jones 

AMERICA In Primetime (2011) 
  Man of the House 01x02: (Nov/06/2011) As Himself 

American Dad! (2005) 
  Jenny Fromdabloc 06x16: (Apr/17/2011) Voiced  Blue Mailbox 

Hot In Cleveland (2010) 
  Hot For The Lawyer 02x03: (Feb/02/2011) As Max 
  It's Not That Complicated 01x07: (Jul/28/2010) As Max 
  Good Neighbors 01x05: (Jul/14/2010) As Max, [Special Guest Stars]
  Birthdates 01x03: (Jun/30/2010) As Max 

The Penguins of Madagascar (2008) 
  The All Nighter Before Christmas 02x31: (Dec/12/2010) Voiced  Santa Claus 

Larry King Live (1985) 
  Joan Rivers 25x??: (Jun/24/2010) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) 
  Snoop Dogg, Carl Reiner 01x120: (Dec/09/2009) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Comedy Central Roast (2003) 
  Roast of Joan Rivers 01x08: (Aug/09/2009) As Himself (Roaster) 

House (2004) 
  Both Sides Now 05x24: (May/11/2009) As Eugene Schwartz 

The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008) (2008) 
  Carl Reiner; Michelle Trachtenberg; Swimwear 01x145: (Apr/17/2009) As Himself 

Talk Show with Spike Feresten (2006) 
  Carl Reiner 01x13: (Jan/06/2007) As Himself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Julie Andrews, Carl Reiner 03x162: (May/17/2006) As Himself 
  Carl Reiner, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sasha Cohen 03x118: (Mar/02/2006) As Himself 
  Scarlett Johansson/Carl Reiner 02x83: (Jan/12/2005) As Himself 
  Wanda Sykes/Carl Reiner 02x25: (Oct/08/2004) As Himself 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Carl Reiner, Ashley Tisdale, Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly dancers, Martin Fry 04x74: (May/08/2006) As Himself 

E! True Hollywood Story (1996) 
  Mary Tyler Moore 09x38: (May/08/2005) As Himself 
  John Candy 05x41: (Apr/03/2001) As Himself 

Boston Legal (2004) 
  Let Sales Ring 01x16: (Mar/13/2005) As Milton Bombay 

The Bernie Mac Show (2001) 
  Stone Nuts 04x08: (Jan/28/2005) As Himself 
  Mac-Inations 03x17: (Apr/12/2004) As Himself 
  Lock Down 01x15: (Mar/06/2002) As Neighbor 

Biography (1987) 
  Mickey Rooney 19x??: (2005) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999) 
  Dec. 14, 2004 05x182: (Dec/14/2004) As Himself 
  August 25, 2004 05x29: (Aug/25/2004) As Himself 

Good Day Live (2001) 
  Dick Van Dyke, Carl Reiner, Kathy Ireland 03x176: (May/10/2004) As Himself 

Life with Bonnie (2002) 
  The Merry Ole Land of Oz 02x06: (Oct/31/2003) As Mr. Portinbody 
  Buy the Book 01x18: (Feb/18/2003) As Mr. Portinbody 
  Happy Day 01x08: (Nov/05/2002) As Mr. Portinbody 

Bravo Profiles (1994) 
  Albert Brooks 09x01: (May/19/2003) As Himself 

Ally McBeal (1997) 
  Bygones 05x22: (May/20/2002) As Minister 

Crossing Jordan (2001) 
  For Harry, with Love and Squalor 01x19: (Apr/08/2002) As Harry Macy 

King of the Hill (1997) 
  I Don't Want to Wait for Our Lives to Be Over, I Want to Know Right Now, Will It Be... Sorry. Do Do Doo Do Do, Do Do Doo Do Do, Do Do Doo Do Do, Doo...Don't Want to Wait 05x03: (Nov/12/2000) Voiced  Garry Kasner, [Special Guest Stars]
  The Unbearable Blindness of Laying 02x11: (Dec/21/1997) Voiced  Garry Kasner, [Special Guest Stars]

Family Law (1999) 
  A Mother's Son 01x15: (Feb/07/2000) As Al Lipton 
  Decisions 01x11: (Dec/13/1999) As Al Lipton 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Susan Sarandon, Carl Reiner 07x40: (Dec/14/1999) As Himself 

Beggars and Choosers (1999) 
  Always Leave 'Em Laughing 01x16: (Dec/04/1999) As Sid Barry 

Turn Ben Stein On (1999) 
  Growing Up in Hollywood 01x01: (Dec/02/1999) As Himself 

The Martin Short Show (1999) (1999) 
  Carl Reiner / Jan Hooks / Madylin Sweeten 01x30: (Oct/13/1999) As Himself 

Disney's Hercules (1998) 
  Hercules and the Prometheus Affair 02x05: (Oct/10/1998) Voiced  Prometheus 

The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996) 
  Oct. 8, 1997 02x66: (Oct/08/1997) As Himself 
  Apr. 3, 1997 02x65: (Apr/03/1997) As Himself 

The Larry Sanders Show (1992) 
  The Roast 05x12: (Feb/19/1997) As Himself 

Intimate Portrait (1993) 
  Mary Tyler Moore 03x18: (Jan/01/1997) As Himself 

American Masters (1986) 
  Danny Kaye: a Legacy of Laughter 10x02: (Dec/10/1996) As Himself 
  Neil Simon: Not Just for Laughs 03x07: (Mar/08/1989) As Himself 

Duckman (1994) 
  Noir Gang 03x01: (Jan/06/1996) Voiced  Salacious Priest 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 47th Annual Emmy Awards 47x01: (Sep/10/1995) As Winner: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (for 'Mad About You': episode 'The Alan Brady Show') 
  The 16th Annual Emmy Awards 16x01: (May/25/1964) As Winner: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy or Variety (for 'The Dick Van Dyke Show') 
  The 15th Annual Emmy Awards 15x01: (May/26/1963) As Winner: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy (for 'The Dick Van Dyke Show') 
  The 14th Annual Emmy Awards 14x01: (May/22/1962) As Winner: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy (for 'The Dick Van Dyke Show') 

Mad About You (1992) 
  The Alan Brady Show 03x16: (Feb/16/1995) As Alan Brady 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Ted Danson, David Byrne, Carl Reiner 01x177: (Jun/14/1994) As Himself 

Frasier (1993) 
  Selling Out 01x09: (Nov/11/1993) Voiced  Roger 

It's Garry Shandling's Show (1986) 
  Killer Routine 02x09: (Jan/08/1988) As Himself 

Star Search (1983) (1983) 
  Season 2, Episode 3 02x03: (Sep/23/1984) As Himself 

Faerie Tale Theatre (1982) 
  Pinocchio 03x03: (May/14/1984) As Geppetto 

Twilight Theater (1982) 
  Season 1, Episode 1 01x01: (Feb/13/1982) As Himself 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) 
  Nov. 21, 1980 19x33: (Nov/21/1980) As Himself 
  June 18, 1980 18x67: (Jun/18/1980) As Himself 
  791212 18x10: (Dec/12/1979) As Himself 
  770929 15x46: (Sep/29/1977) As Himself 

America 2Night (1978) 
  6/12/78 01x46: (Jun/12/1978) As Himself 

Donny and Marie (1976) 
  GUESTS: CHARO, CARL REINER, ROZ KELLY 02x09: (Dec/03/1976) As Himself 

Van Dyke and Company (1976) 
  Carl Reiner 01x03: (Oct/14/1976) As Himself 

Medical Story (1975) 
  Medical Story 01x01: (Sep/04/1975) As Dr. Reiber 

The Carol Burnett Show (1967) (1967) 
  with Carl Reiner and Ken Berry 08x12: (Dec/14/1974) As Himself 
  with Carl Reiner 07x17: (Jan/19/1974) As Himself 
  with Carl Reiner, Melba Moore 06x12: (Nov/29/1972) As Himself 

The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1971) 
  Those Who Care 03x01: (Sep/10/1973) As Announcer 
  Blood Is Thicker Than Oatmeal 02x13: (Dec/17/1972) As Director 
  The Replacement 01x07: (Oct/30/1971) As Himself 

The Julie Andrews Hour (1972) 
  Episode #14 01x14: (Dec/20/1972) As Himself 
  Episode #2 01x02: (Sep/20/1972) As Himself 

The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1969) 
  A Nation of Human Pincushions 04x03: (Oct/03/1972) As Arthur Gravis 

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968) 
  Episode #109 05x17: (Jan/24/1972) As Himself 
  Episode #75 04x09: (Nov/09/1970) As Himself 
  Episode #61 03x21: (Feb/09/1970) As Himself 

The Flip Wilson Show (1970) 
  Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Lena Horne 02x11: (Nov/25/1971) As Himself 

Night Gallery (1970) 
  Professor Peabody's Last Lecture 02x26: (Nov/10/1971) As Professor Peabody 

The Movie Game (US) (1969) 
  Aug. 14, 1971 01x06: (Aug/14/1971) As Himself 
  July 5, 1971 01x04: (Jul/05/1971) As Himself 
  May 16, 1970 01x05: (May/16/1970) As Himself 

That Girl (1966) 
  She Didn't Have the Vegas Notion (1) 04x12: (Dec/11/1969) As Himself 

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967) (1967) 
  Show #50 03x04: (Oct/20/1968) As Himself 
  Show #11 01x11: (Apr/26/1967) As Himself 
  Show #5 01x05: (Mar/05/1967) As Himself 

Personality (1967) 
  June 3, 1968 01x03: (Jun/03/1968) As Himself 

The Merv Griffin Show (1962) 
  Feb. 7, 1968 07x02: (Feb/07/1968) As Himself 
  Jan. 1, 1968 07x01: (Jan/01/1968) As Himself 
  March 13, 1963 01x01: (Mar/13/1963) As Himself 

The Hollywood Palace (1964) 
  Hosts: Cyd Charisse & Tony Martin / Buffalo Springfield 04x27: (Apr/08/1967) As Himself 
  Host: Phil Silvers / Lovin' Spoonful 04x02: (Sep/24/1966) As Himself 
  Host: George Burns 02x32: (May/15/1965) As Himself 
  Host: David Janssen 02x19: (Feb/06/1965) As Himself 

The Andy Williams Show (1962) (1962) 
  Al Hirt / Carl Reiner / Mel Brooks / Roddy McDowall / Shirley Bassey 05x12: (Nov/27/1966) As Himself 

The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) 
  The Last Chapter 05x32: (Jun/01/1966) As Alan Brady 
  The Gunslinger 05x31: (May/25/1966) As Alan Brady 
  Love Thy Other Neighbor 05x29: (May/04/1966) As Alan Brady 
  Obnoxious, Offensive, Egomaniac, Etc. 05x26: (Apr/13/1966) As Alan Brady 

Burke's Law (1963) (1963) 
  Who Killed Supersleuth? 02x13: (Dec/16/1964) As Chief Inspector House 
  Who Killed Snookie Martinelli? 01x16: (Jan/10/1964) As Binky Fawcett 

The Judy Garland Show (1963) 
  Episode #13 01x09: (Dec/01/1963) As Himself 

The Jerry Lewis Show (1963) (1963) 
  Episode #1.7 01x07: (Nov/02/1963) As Himself 

The New Steve Allen Show (1961) 
  Dec. 6, 1961 01x11: (Dec/06/1961) As Designer Michael Howard 
  Nov.29, 1961 01x10: (Nov/29/1961) As Interviewer 
  Oct. 18, 1961 01x12: (Oct/18/1961) As Himself 

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) 
  Paul Anka, Henry Fonda 14x18: (Feb/12/1961) As Himself 

The Comedy Spot (1960) 
  Head of the Family 01x01: (Jul/19/1960) As Rob Petrie 

The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956) 
  Season 4, Episode 33 04x33: (May/15/1960) As Guest Host 
  Season 4, Episode 25 04x25: (Mar/20/1960) As Himself 
  St. Patrick's Day Show 04x24: (Mar/13/1960) As Himself 
  Season 4, Episode 22 04x22: (Feb/28/1960) As Himself 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 32nd Annual Academy Awards 08x01: (Apr/04/1960) As Presenter, [Featuring]

This Is Your Life (1952) (1952) 
  Carl Reiner 08x05: (Mar/23/1960) As Himself 

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958) 
  Martin's Folly 01x18: (Feb/23/1959) As George Guthrie 

Playhouse 90 (1956) 
  Topaze 02x03: (Sep/26/1957) As Regis 

I've Got A Secret (1952) (1952) 
  July 31, 1957 05x02: (Jul/31/1957) As Himself 
  July 24, 1957 05x01: (Jul/24/1957) As Himself 

To Tell The Truth (1956) (1956) 
  March 12, 1957 01x07: (Mar/12/1957) As Himself 

The Perry Como Show (1948) 
  Sept. 17, 1955 08x01: (Sep/17/1955) As Himself 

Kraft Television Theatre (1953) (1953) 
  Forty Weeks of Uncle Tom 01x41: (Jul/22/1954) As Unknown 
  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 01x39: (Jul/08/1954) As Sir Kay 

Campbell Playhouse (1952) 
  A Kiss to Conquer 02x27: (Apr/16/1954) As Unknown 

Cavalcade of Stars (1949) 
  Apr. 15, 1950 02x01: (Apr/15/1950) As Himself 

The Milton Berle Show (1948) 
  Season 2, Episode 26 02x26: (Mar/14/1950) As Himself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


Good Heavens (1976)• Executive Producer
The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961)• Producer
• Creator
• Story Consultant (1961-1964)
The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1971)• Creator
• Producer (1973-1974)
Lotsa Luck (1973)• Creator
Good Morning, World (1967)• Executive Producer

Episode Crew


The Cleveland Show (2009) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Your Show of Shows 02x21 May/08/2011 As: Story
Good Heavens (1976) (Credited in 7 episodes from this show) 
 
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The Queen's Rook's Club 01x11 Jun/19/1976 As: Director
Mixed Doubles 01x10 Jun/12/1976 As: Director
Jack the Ribber and Me 01x06 Apr/05/1976 As: Director
See Jane Run 01x05 Mar/29/1976 As: Director
I Want Nancy! 01x04 Mar/22/1976 As: Director
A Touch of Grace (1973) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Pilot 01x01 Jan/20/1973 As: Director
The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1971) (Credited in 7 episodes from this show) 
 
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Blood Is Thicker Than Oatmeal 02x13 Dec/17/1972 As: Director
Who Do You Want to Be? 02x08 Nov/12/1972 As: Director, Writer
Off And Running 01x11 Nov/27/1971 As: Director, Writer
The Storm 01x09 Nov/13/1971 As: Director, Writer
The Replacement 01x07 Oct/30/1971 As: Director
Good Morning, World (1967) (Credited in 4 episodes from this show) 
 
Buy Calimari 01x05 Oct/03/1967 As: Director
If You Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder, I'll Go Wild 01x04 Sep/26/1967 As: Director
You Can't Say That About Me 01x02 Sep/12/1967 As: Director
Knits to You, Sir 01x01 Sep/05/1967 As: Director
The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) (Credited in 45 episodes from this show) 
 
Show all 45 episode crew credits
The Last Chapter 05x32 Jun/01/1966 As: Writer
Never Bathe on Saturday 04x27 Mar/31/1965 As: Writer
A Vigilante Ripped My Sports Coat 04x04 Oct/14/1964 As: Writer
Laura's Little Lie (Part 1 of 2) 03x03 Oct/09/1963 As: Writer
A Surprise Surprise Is a Surprise 02x30 Apr/24/1963 As: Writer
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Trivia

Carl is the father of Director Lucas Reiner and of Actor, Composer, Director, Producer and Writer Rob Reiner.

Carl married Actress and Singer “Estelle Lebost” now known as “Estelle Reiner” on 24 December 1943 and they had had 3 children together and they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2003.

He is a close friend of Mel Brooks, Garry Marshall, Dom DeLuise and Sid Caesar.

A member of the Television Hall of Fame and was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for Comedy by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2000.

Originally played Rob Petrie in "Head of the Family" pilot episode which later became known as "The Dick Van Dyke Show, a series in which he would play Rob's boss Alan Brady."

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