CARL REINER BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Carl Reiner was born on March 20th, 1922 in the Bronx, New York to parents Bessie and Irving Reiner. At the age of sixteen he heard about a free dramatic workshop at the Works Progress Administration. He attended this workshop and credits his brother for showing him this posting that helped in gain an interest in acting.
His University education was at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and he also spent some time in the United States Army Special Services during World War II.
Carl's acting career began working as a stage actor performing in a number of Broadway musicals such as, "Alive and Kicking" and "Call Me Mister". He soon began finding television work as well on such shows as, "Steve Allen Show" (1960) and also worked as a director on, "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961-1966) as well as making occasional appearances as host, Alan Brady".
When the show ended he worked on the film, "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming" (1966) and then directed, "Enter Laughing" (1967), "Where's Poppa?" (1970), "Oh, God!" (1977) and "The Jerk" (1979).
Carl continued to work as an actor and director, being honored in the year 2000 with the, Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. He even did some voice over work in 2004 in the animated Television series, "Father of the Pride". Some of his other appearances included a guest star spot on the series, "House" (2009), "Two and a Half Men" (2009) and "The Cleveland Show" (2010-2011).
His resume not only displayed his acting and directing credits, but he was also a published author with a number of books such as, Mt Anecdotal Life: A memoir written in 2004 and the novel, NNNNN: A Novel.
Reiner married only once at the age of twenty one in 1943 to Estelle Lebost who was twenty nine years old when they married. They remained married until she passed away at the age of ninety four. They had three children together, Rob who is now a director, Sylvia Anne who works as a poet, playwright and author, and Lucas who is an actor and director.
In the year 2000, he was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame and even made a best selling album with Mel Brooks called, "2000 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks" which earned a Grammy nomination and was his reasoning for becoming a writer as well.
2010-2011 The Cleveland Show
2010-2011 Hot in Cleveland
2010 The Penguins of Madagascar
2009-2010 Two and a Half Men
2009 Merry Madagascar
2009 House M.D.
2008 The Blue Elephant
2008 The Adventures of Captain Cross Dresser
2007 Ocean's Thirteen
2004-2005 Father of the Pride
2005 Boston Legal
2004 Ocean's Twelve
2004 The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited
2002-2003 Life with Bonnie
2003 Good Boy!
2003 The Alan Brady Show
2002 Ally McBeal
2002 Crossing Jordan
2002 The Bernie Mac Show
2001 The Majestic
2001 Ocean's Eleven
1997-2000 King of the Hill
2000 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
1999-2000 Family Law
1999 Beggars and Choosers
1998 Slums of Beverly Hills
1996 The Right to Remain Silent
1996 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man
1995 Mad About You
1993 Fatal Instinct
1990 The Spirit of '76
1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday
1987 Summer School
1987 In the Mood
1984 Faerie Tale Theatre
1982 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
1982 Twilight Theater
1980 Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty
1979 The Jerk
1978 America 2-Night
1978 The End
1977 Oh, God!
1976 Good Heavens
1975 Medical Story
1975 The 2000 Year Old Man
1974 Julie and Dick at Covent Garden
1972-1973 The New Dick Van Dyke Show
1973 10 from Your Show of Shows
1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors
1972 This Week in Nemtim
1971 Rod Serling's Night Gallery
1970 The Tim Conway Comedy Hour
1969 The Comic
1967 A Guide for the Married Man
1961-1966 The Dick Van Dyke Show
1966 Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title
1966 The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming
1966 Alice of Wonderland in Paris
1966 Funny Is Funny
1964-1965 Linus! The Lion Hearted
1965 The Art of Love
1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!
1964 Burke's Law
1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
1963 The Thrill of It All
1961 The New Steve Allen Show
1961 Gidget Goes Hawaiian
1960 The Comedy Spot
1959 The Gazebo
1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
1959 The Violinist
1958 Sid Caesar Invites You
1958 The Sid Caesar Show
1957 Playhouse 90
1954-1957 Caesar's Hour
1954 Producers' Showcase
1954 Ponds Theater
1953-1954 Your Show of Shows
1954 Campbell Summer Soundstage
1950 The Kate Smith Hour
1949 The Fifty-Fourth Street Revue
1948 The Fashion Story