Carl Reiner

Actor, Screenwriter, Director
An exuberant and prolific personality both onscreen and off, actor-writer-director Carl Reiner's illustrious career straddled the line between the earnest, the intelligent and even the outrageous, while boasting ... Read more »
Born: 03/20/1922 in Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (151)

Bob's Burgers 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Dumbbells 2014 (Movie)

Donald Cummings (Actor)

Stand Up Planet 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Special Appearance

Two and a Half Men 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lunch 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Method To The Madness of Jerry Lewis 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Law 1966 - 1967, 1994 - 1995, 1999 - 2001, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Good Heavens 1966 - 1967, 1972 - 1973, 1975 - 1976, 1994 - 1995, 1999 - 2001, 2009 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

King of the Hill 1966 - 1967, 2000 - 2001, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Mad About You 1966 - 1967, 1994 - 1995, 2000 - 2001, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shatner's Raw Nerve 1966 - 1967, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Cleveland Show 1966 - 1967, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Bill Cosby: Mark Twain Prize 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 32nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 8th Annual TV Land Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Battle for Late Night 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

MovieReal 2004 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Ocean's 13 2007 (Movie)

Saul Bloom/Kensington Chubb (Actor)

TV's Funniest Moments 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Khan Kluay 2006 (Movie)

(English language version) (Actor)

Father of the Pride 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Voice

Ocean's Twelve 2004 (Movie)

Saul Bloom (Actor)

The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Good Boy! 2003 (Movie)

Voice of Shep (Actor)

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside TV Land 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside TV Land: The Pitch 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Van Patten: The Sure Bet 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Edith Head: Designing Woman 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Garry Marshall 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

John Candy: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Ocean's Eleven 2001 (Movie)

Saul Bloom (Actor)

The Majestic 2001 (Movie)

of Studio Executive (Voice)

Turn Ben Stein On 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Van Dyke: Put on a Happy Face 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle 2000 (Movie)

P G Biggershot (Actor)

The College of Comedy With Alan King, Part II 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Steve Martin: A Comic Life 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Mary Tyler Moore 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Jerry Seinfeld: Master of His Domain 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Slums of Beverly Hills 1998 (Movie)

Mickey Abramowitz (Actor)

Danny Kaye: A Legacy of Laughter 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

I Am Your Child 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Bette Midler 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Sex and the Silver Screen 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Caesar's Writers 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Carl Reiner: Still Laughing 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Addicted to Fame 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief VI 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Sid Caesar: Television's Comedy Genius 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dick Van Dyke Show Remembered 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Alan King: Inside the Comedy Mind 1990 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Fatal Instinct 1993 (Movie)

Judge Ben Arugula (Actor)

More of the Best of the Hollywood Palace 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Roseanne and Tom: Getting Away With It 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief V 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Street Scenes: New York on Film 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

George Burns' 95th Birthday Party 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Sunday Best 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The World of Jewish Humor 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

A Conversation With Dinah 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 41st Annual Emmy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Spirit of '76 1990 (Movie)

Dr Von Mobil (Actor)

Mickey's 60th Birthday Special 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Neil Simon: Not Just For Laughs 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Summer School 1987 (Movie)

Mr. Dearadorian (Actor)

The 1st Annual American Comedy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

This Is Your Life 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

All-Star Party For Lucille Ball 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Those Wonderful TV Game Shows 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid 1982 (Movie)

Field Marshall Von Kluck (Actor)

Twilight Theater 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Walt Disney... One Man's Dream 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jerk 1979 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

A Tribute to "Mr. Television," Milton Berle 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The End 1978 (Movie)

Dr Maneet (Actor)

Oh, God! 1977 (Movie)

Dinah Shore's Guest (Actor)

Your Show of Shows 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Anniversary, Charlie Brown 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Medical Story 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Mitzi... Roarin' in the '20s 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fabulous Funnies 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Van Dyke and Company 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Annie and the Hoods 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2,000 Year Old Man 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Julie and Dick in Covent Garden 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

10 From Your Show of Shows 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

This Week in Nemtin 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Generation 1969 (Movie)

Stan Herman (Actor)

Linus the Lionhearted 1964 - 1969 (TV Show)

Voice

The Comic 1969 (Movie)

Al Schilling (Actor)

A Guide For the Married Man 1967 (Movie)

Guest Star (Actor)

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1966 - 1967 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Dick Van Dyke Show 1961 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

The Art of Love 1965 (Movie)

Rodin (Actor)

The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming 1965 (Movie)

Walt Whittaker (Actor)

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 1963 (Movie)

Tower Control (Actor)

The Art Linkletter Show 1962 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The Thrill of It All 1962 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gidget Goes Hawaiian 1961 (Movie)

Russ Lawrence (Actor)

The Gazebo 1959 (Movie)

Harlow Edison (Actor)

Happy Anniversary 1958 (Movie)

Bud (Actor)

Caesar's Hour 1954 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

Your Show of Shows 1949 - 1954 (TV Show)

Actor

Laughing Matters (TV Show)

Actor

Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen (TV Show)

Special Appearance

Merry Madagascar (TV Show)

Voice

Skokie (TV Show)

Actor

The Alan Brady Show (TV Show)

Voice

The Bronx Boys (TV Show)

Actor

The Right to Remain Silent (TV Show)

Actor
Director (17)

A Touch of Grace 1966 - 1967, 1972 - 1973, 1994 - 1995, 1999 - 2001, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

That Old Feeling 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Fatal Instinct 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Sibling Rivalry 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Bert Rigby, You're a Fool 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Summer School 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Summer Rental 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

All of Me 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

The Man With Two Brains 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

The Jerk 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Oh, God! 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

The One and Only 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Flannery and Quilt 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Director

Where's Poppa? 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

The Comic 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Enter Laughing 1967 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (11)

Bert Rigby, You're a Fool 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Man With Two Brains 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Nancy Dussault Show 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Writer

The Comic 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Enter Laughing 1967 (Movie)

("Enter Laughing") (Source Material (from novel))

Enter Laughing 1967 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Art of Love 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Thrill of It All 1962 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Thrill of It All 1962 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Alan Brady Show (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (4)

The New Dick Van Dyke Show 1966 - 1967, 1971 - 1973, 1975 - 1976, 1994 - 1995, 1999 - 2001, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Producer

The Comic 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

Enter Laughing 1967 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Alan Brady Show (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

An exuberant and prolific personality both onscreen and off, actor-writer-director Carl Reiner's illustrious career straddled the line between the earnest, the intelligent and even the outrageous, while boasting collaborations with comic heavyweights like Sid Caesar, Mel Brooks, Dick Van Dyke and Steve Martin. Having received his start on the Broadway stage, Reiner famously began his career with Caesar, which later led to a successful run as the creator and co-star of the legendary television sitcom, "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (CBS, 1961-66). It was on that show that he began his directing career, which produced later comedy classics like "Oh God!" (1977) and "The Jerk" (1979). In fact, his collaboration with Martin led to other comic hits such as "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" (1982), "The Man with Two Brains" (1983) and "All of Me" (1984). Meanwhile, Reiner's son, Rob Reiner, became a noted actor and director in his own right, and often surpassed his father in terms of critical and box office success. Nonetheless, Reiner maintained a steady presence both before and behind the cameras, directing the farcical "Fatal Instinct" (1992) and the romantic comedy "That Old Feeling" (1997), while playing an elderly con man partnered with a motley crew of criminals in the caper comedy "Ocean's Eleven" (2001), and the sequels "Ocean's Twelve" (2004) and "Ocean's Thirteen" (2007). After spending over seven decades in the business, Reiner reigned supreme as one of the greatest comic legends of all time.

Relationships

Estelle Reiner Actor

Wife
Married Dec. 24, 1943 until her death Oct. 25, 2008; she was eight years his senior

Irving Reiner

Father
Jewish immigrant from the Austro-Hungarian Empire

Rob Reiner Actor

Son
Born March 6, 1947; mother, Estelle Reiner Directed by father Carl in "Enter Laughing" (1966) and "Where's Poppa?" (1970)

Bessie Reiner

Mother
Jewish immigrant from the Austro-Hungarian Empire

Lucas Reiner Screenplay

Son
Born c. 1960; mother, Estelle Reiner Made directorial debut with "The Spirit of '76" (1990), which featured his father Carl

Sylvia Reiner

Daughter
Born c. 1947; mother, Estelle Reiner

Charles Reiner

Brother
Credited by brother Carl for his career because he told him about an acting class sponsored by the Works Public Administration Died Feb. 28, 2001 at age 82

EDUCATION

Georgetown University

Washington D.C. 1943
Enrolled in the School of Foreign Service

Works Progress Administration

New York , New York
Reiner learned of the free dramatic workshop through his brother Charles

Milestones

2010

Cast as Betty White's love interest on "Hot in Cleveland" (TV Land)

2007

Re-teamed with original cast for "Ocean's Thirteen"

2005

Guest starred on ABC's "Boston Legal" as Milton Bombay, an old friend of Denny Crane (William Shatner)

2004

Executive produced and starred in CBS special "The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited"

2004

Reprised the role of Saul Bloom for Steven Soderbergh's "Ocean's Twelve"

2004

Wrote the memoir My Anecdotal Life

2003

Received Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word Album for work on Tell Me A Scary Story

2001

Co-starred with Geroge Clooney and Brad Pitt in Steven Soderbergh's remake of "Oceans Eleven"

1998

Cast in supporting role as Alan Arkin's controlling brother Mickey in the comedy "Slums of Beverly Hills"

1997

Directed the comedy "That Old Feeling," starring Bette Midler and Dennis Farina as a divorced couple

1995

Guest starred in Emmy-winning role as Alan Brady on "Mad About You" (NBC)

1990

Featured in son Lucas Reiner's directorial debut "The Spirit of '76"

1987

Directed and played a bit role in the comedy "Summer School"

1984

Final collaboration with Steve Martin, the comedy "All of Me"

1982

Again directed Steve Martin in "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid"; also co-wrote and co-starred

1980

Made Broadway directing debut with "The Roast"

1979

First collaboration with Steve Martin, directed him in "The Jerk"

1977

Directed "Oh, God!" with George Burns

1976

Returned to TV as Mr. Angel on short-lived ABC series "Good Heavens"

1969

Helmed cult comedy "Where's Poppa?" starring George Segal and Ruth Gordon

1967

Feature film directing and producing debut, "Enter Laughing"; film based on his novel (also wrote the screenplay)

1966

Co-starred in the Norman Jewison film "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming"

1963

Appeared as regular on "The Art Linkletter Show" (NBC)

1963

Wrote first screenplay for "The Thrill of It All," starring Doris Day

1963

Played supporting role in "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World"

1961

Released a follow-up album 2000 and One Years with Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks; again earned a Grammy nomination

1961

Created, wrote,and produced "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (CBS); also played a recurring role as TV star Alan Brady

1960

Wrote and starred in the pilot for proposed series "Head of the Family" (CBS); later recast and retitled as "The Dick Van Dyke Show"

1960

Released comedy album 2000 Years with Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks; earned Grammy nomination

1959

Film acting debut, "Happy Anniversary"

1958

Emceed the TV quiz show "Keep Talking" (CBS)

1958

Published first novel, the autobiographical Enter Laughing

1954

Was regular on "Caesar's Hour" (NBC); again collaborated with Mel Brooks

1950

Joined "Your Show of Shows" (NBC) as a performer and writer; first collaboration with Mel Brooks

1950

Began performing the straight man to Mel Brooks' '2000 Year Old Man' character for "Your Show of Shows" a live show on NBC

1949

Cast in a regular role on the CBS variety show "The Fifty-Fourth Street Revue"

1949

Featured in the Broadway musical "Alive and Kicking"

1948

Made TV acting debut as series regular on ABC comedy series "The Fashion Story"

1948

Appeared on Broadway in "Inside U.S.A."

1947

Made Broadway acting debut in "Call Me Mister"

1941

Served in the U.S. Army during World War II

Raised in the Bronx, NY

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