Rob Reiner

Director, Producer, Actor
Having grown up the son of famed comedian Carl Reiner, actor and director Rob Reiner emerged from his father's considerable shadow to become one of Hollywood's more successful directors, while prior to that, cementing ... Read more »
Born: 03/06/1947 in Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (107)

Happyish 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 2012, 2015 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

And So it Goes 2014 (Movie)

Artie (Actor)

The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 (Movie)

Max Belfort (Actor)

Certifiably Jonathan 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

These Amazing Shadows 2010 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Hannah Montana 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

AFI's 100 Years...AFI's 10 Top 10 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Billy Crystal: The Mark Twain Prize 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Generation Boom 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Everyone's Hero 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Screwie (Actor)

Hopeless Pictures 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Voice

The 100 Scariest Movie Moments 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Directors 1998 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Seinfeld Story 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Tom Cruise 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Alex & Emma 2003 (Movie)

Wirschafter (Actor)

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

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

Actor

River Phoenix 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Score 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Glen Campbell: Still on the Line 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 70s: The Decade That Changed Television 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Majestic 2001 (Movie)

of Studio Executive (Voice)

Lateline 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stephen King: Master of Macabre 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Edtv 1999 (Movie)

Whitaker (Actor)

The Muse 1999 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Story of Us 1999 (Movie)

Stan (Actor)

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

Actor

Forever Hollywood 1998 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Frasier 1998 (Tv Show)

Voice

Primary Colors 1998 (Movie)

Izzy Rosenblatt (Actor)

The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

I Am Your Child 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The 28th NAACP Image Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Blacklist: Hollywood on Trial 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Mad Dog Time 1996 (Movie)

Albert the Chauffeur (Actor)

The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The First Wives Club 1996 (Movie)

Dr Morris Packman (Actor)

Bye, Bye Love 1995 (Movie)

Dr Townsend (Actor)

For Better Or Worse 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fourth Annual Environmental Media Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Addicted to Fame 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Bullets Over Broadway 1994 (Movie)

Sheldon Flender (Actor)

Mixed Nuts 1994 (Movie)

Dr Kinsky (Actor)

A Spinal Tap Reunion 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Sleepless in Seattle 1993 (Movie)

Jay (Actor)

What Is This Thing Called Love? 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Hearts of Stone 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Living in America 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Morton & Hayes 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Open Window 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Regarding Henry 1991 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Sapphire Man 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

12:01 Pm 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Conquering Space 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Partners in Life 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Postcards From the Edge 1990 (Movie)

Joe Pierce (Actor)

The Spirit of '76 1990 (Movie)

Dr Cash (Actor)

In the Mood 1987 (Movie)

Narration(Newsreel) (Narrator)

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

Actor

The Lost Minutes of Billy Crystal 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Throw Momma From the Train 1987 (Movie)

Joel (Actor)

Billy Crystal -- Don't Get Me Started 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Richard Lewis I'm in Pain Concert 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

This Is Spinal Tap 1984 (Movie)

Marty DiBergi (Actor)

All in the Family 1970 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The TV Show 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Free Country 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars II 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Fire Sale 1977 (Movie)

Russel Fikus (Actor)

How Come Nobody's on Our Side? 1974 (Movie)

Miguelito (Actor)

The Partridge Family (ABC) 1970 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Halls of Anger 1970 (Movie)

Leaky Couloris (Actor)

Summertree 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Where's Poppa? 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Enter Laughing 1967 (Movie)

Clark Baxter (Actor)

Million Dollar Infield (TV Show)

Actor

More Than Friends (TV Show)

Actor

Pros & Cons (TV Show)

Actor

Session Man (TV Show)

Actor

The Comedians (Tv Show)

Himself

Thursday's Game (TV Show)

Actor

To the Moon, Alice (TV Show)

Actor
Director (18)

And So it Goes 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Magic Of Belle Isle 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Flipped 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

The Bucket List 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Rumor Has It... 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Alex & Emma 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

The Story of Us 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Ghosts of Mississippi 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

The American President 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

North 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

A Few Good Men 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Misery 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

When Harry Met Sally... 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

The Princess Bride 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Stand By Me 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

The Sure Thing 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

This Is Spinal Tap 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

Sonny Boy 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Director
Producer (14)

And So it Goes 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Magic Of Belle Isle 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Flipped 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Bucket List 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Alex & Emma 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Story of Us 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ghosts of Mississippi 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

The American President 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

But... Seriously 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

North 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Few Good Men 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Misery 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

When Harry Met Sally... 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Princess Bride 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (7)

The Magic Of Belle Isle 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Flipped 2010 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

This Is Spinal Tap 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Three For the Girls 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Writer

The Super 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Writer

Robert Young and the Family 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Writer

The Summer Smothers Brothers Show 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

Writer
Music (4)

It Might Get Loud 2009 (Movie)

("Big Bottom") (Song)

This Is Spinal Tap 1984 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

This Is Spinal Tap 1984 (Movie)

songs("Hell Hole" "Tonight I'm Going to Rock You Tonight") (Song)

This Is Spinal Tap 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Biography

Having grown up the son of famed comedian Carl Reiner, actor and director Rob Reiner emerged from his father's considerable shadow to become one of Hollywood's more successful directors, while prior to that, cementing his place in television history with his portrayal of Michael "Meathead" Stivic on the sitcom classic, "All in the Family" (CBS, 1971-79). Though he struggled for a short time trying to launch his own projects after leaving the show, Reiner entered feature directing with "This Is Spinal Tap" (1984), a mockumentary about a fictional British heavy metal band that became a cult classic. For the next eight years, Reiner went on an amazing directorial run that included "Stand By Me" (1986), "The Princess Bride" (1987) and "When Harry Met Sally " (1989) - all three of which became instant favorites and exemplary of their respective genres. In fact, "When Harry Met Sally " became the high-water mark for all romantic comedies, many of which tried and failed to match its creative success over the years. After turning in more fine efforts with "Misery" (1990) and "A Few Good Men" (1992), Reiner fell into a directing slump with "North" (1994), an abhorrent addition to an otherwise flawless career. He found his footing with "The American President" (1995), a great combination of romantic comedy and political drama that reaffirmed Reiner's stature as one of the most commercially successful directors working in Hollywood.

Relationships

Penny Marshall Actor

Wife
Married April 10, 1971 Divorced 1979

Elizabeth McGovern Actor

Companion
Together in the late 1980s No longer together

Carl Reiner Actor

Father
Born March 20, 1922 Directed son Rob in "Enter Laughing" (1967) and "Going Ape" (1970)

Romy Reiner

Daughter
Born Dec. 27, 1997; mother, Michelle Singer

Estelle Reiner Actor

Mother
Born June 5, 1914 Uttered famous line "I'll have what she's having" in son Rob's film "When Harry Met Sally..." (1989) Died Oct. 25, 2008

Jake Reiner

Son
Born 1991; mother, Michelle Singer

Nick Reiner

Son
Born Sept. 14, 1993; mother, Michelle Singer

Tracy Reiner Actor

Step-Daughter
Born July 7, 1964 to Penny Marshall and Michael Henry; raised by Reiner and adopted his name Raised by Reiner and adopted his name; acted in step-father's "The Princess Diaries" (2001)

Lucas Reiner Screenplay

Brother
Born c. 1960 Made directorial debut with "The Spirit of '76" (1990), in which brother Rob had a cameo

Sylvia Reiner

Sister
Born c. 1947

Michele Singer Photography

Wife
Met on set of "When Harry Met Sally" (1989) Married May 19, 1989

EDUCATION

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California

Beverly Hills High School

Beverly Hills , California

Milestones

2013

Appeared in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street"

2012

Reunited with Freeman for "The Magic of Belle Isle"

2012

Began a recurring role on "New Girl"

2010

Directed the coming-of-age drama "Flipped," based on Wendelin Van Draanen's novel of the same name

2007

Directed Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in "The Bucket List" as two terminally ill men who escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of tasks to accomplish before they die

2005

Stepped in to direct Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Costner in the comedy "Rumor Has It..."; replaced freshman director Ted Griffin who penned the script

2003

Directed and co-wrote the feature "Alex and Emma"; also played the character Wirtschafter

2001

Voice was used for a small part in "The Majestic"

1999

Appointed by California Governor Gray Davis to serve without salary as chairman of the nine-member state Children and Families First Commission

1999

Made cameo appearance as himself in Albert Brooks' Hollywood comedy "The Muse"

1999

Honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (October 12); star is located next to his father's

1998

Acted in the political satire "Primary Colors" directed by Nichols and scripted by Elaine May

1996

Directed the civil rights drama "Ghosts of Mississippi"; co-star James Woods earned a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination

1995

Played a radio shrink in "Bye, Bye Love"

1995

Reteamed with Sorkin, directing the romantic comedy "The American President"

1994

Acted in Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway" and in Ephron's "Mixed Nuts"

1993

Castle Rock Entertainment (as well as New Line Cinema) purchased by the Turner Broadcasting System for $650 million

1993

Played Tom Hanks' friend in Ephron's "Sleepless in Seattle"

1992

Helmed the screen adaptation of Aaron Sorkin's Broadway play "A Few Good Men"; film received a Best Picture Oscar nomination

1991

Created (in collaboration with Phil Mishkin) and executive produced the short-lived CBS sitcom "Morton & Hayes"

1991

Acted in Nichols' "Regarding Henry"

1990

First feature collaboration with Mike Nichols, appearing in "Postcards From the Edge" as a movie producer

1990

Directed Kathy Bates in her Academy Award winning role, "Misery," an adaptation of a Stephen King novel

1990

Acted with father in time-travel comedy "The Spirit of '76," directed by brother Lucas Reiner

1989

Scored box office hit with the romantic comedy "When Harry Met Sally..." penned by Nora Ephron and co-starred Crystal

1987

First feature acting role in ten years, in Danny De Vito's directorial debut "Throw Momma From the Train," co-starring Crystal and De Vito

1987

First film as producer, "The Princess Bride"; also directed; initial collaboration with William Goldman who adapted the film from his novel of the same name; Crystal appeared in a cameo

1987

Formed Castle Rock Entertainment (named for a fictional Maine town that appears in Stephen King's work) with partners Alan Horn, Glenn Padnick, Scheinman and Martin Shafer

1986

Initial collaboration with producer Andrew Scheinman, "The Sure Thing"

1986

Helmed the coming-of-age tale "Stand By Me," adapted from a Stephen King novella

1984

First feature film as director and first screenplay credit, "This is Spinal Tap"; also wrote several songs and acted; first feature collaboration with Billy Crystal

1980

Broadway acting debut in his father's play "The Roast"

1978

Executive produced and wrote (with Mishkin) first TV-movie, "More Than Friends" (ABC); also co-starred opposite Penny Marshall in the romantic comedy based on their own courtship

1978

First TV series as creator and executive producer (in collaboration with Mishkin), the short-lived sitcom "Free Country" (ABC); also wrote and starred as Lithuanian immigrant Joseph Bresner

1974

First TV producing and directing credits, in collaboration with Phil Mishkin, on the CBS sitcom pilot "Sonny Boy"

1972

Wrote for the short-lived ABC sitcom "The Super"

1970

Debut as a regular on a TV series, as Michael Stivic (aka 'Meathead') on the ground-breaking sitcom "All in the Family" (CBS); also wrote occasionally; earned Golden Globe (1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977) and Emmy (1972, 1973, 1975) nominations for Best Sup

1969

Reteamed with father for "Where's Poppa?"

1969

First major film role in the teen drama "Halls of Anger"

1969

TV acting debut in "The Partridge Family" (ABC)

1968

TV writing debut, the ABC special "Romp"

1966

First appearance in film, "Enter Laughing" directed by father Carl Reiner

Worked in regional theater and with improvisational comedy troupes

Bonus Trivia

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Some sources list 1947 as the year of Mr. Reiner's birth.

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Reiner was honored with a Friars Club Celebrity Roast in October 2000.

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In 1998, Reiner championed a successful California ballot initiative, Proposition 10, which resulted in a 50 cent tax on cigarettes going to early educational programs for children.

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He has been a contributing blogger for The Huffington Post since May 2005.

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Reiner tries to limit the amount of cigarette smoking in his films, and is a member of the Social Responsibility Task Force, an organization advocating moderation where social issues (like violence and tobacco use) and the entertainment industry meet.

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