Art Carney

Art Carney

Highest Rated: 94% The Late Show (1977)

Lowest Rated: 14% Roadie (1980)

Birthday: Nov 4, 1918

Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, USA

Forever known as sewer worker Ed Norton in the 1950s sitcom "The Honeymooners," Art Carney was the youngest of six brothers and was drafted as an infantryman in World War II. During the Battle of Normandy, shrapnel hit Carney's leg and gave him a lifelong limp. He started in radio as a gifted mimic and in 1948 transitioned to television, making his debut as a waiter on "The Morey Amsterdam Show." When he was hired for a supporting role to Jackie Gleason on "Cavalcade of Stars" in 1952, Carney found a comedic foil and lifelong friend until Gleason's 1987 death. The duo's skillful on-stage chemistry eventually yielded the Cramden/Norton tandem, two working-class stiffs forever pursuing get-rich schemes as their long-suffering wives looked on. Carney's Ed Norton truly perfected the idea of the comedic second banana, a role he continued to fill playing alongside Gleason in subsequent years. Carney still found plenty of time to nourish his own career, guesting on television series and appearing in a mid-1960s Broadway run of "The Odd Couple." In 1974, Carney won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in "Harry and Tonto." Roles in "Roadie," "Going in Style." "Firestarter," and finally 1993's "The Last Action Hero" were followed by his retirement from acting.

Highest rated movies

The Late Show
Harry and Tonto
The Muppets Take Manhattan
Going in Style
Last Action Hero Firestarter
House Calls
Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
40% 47% Last Action Hero Frank (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where Pigeons Go to Die Unknown (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Friend Monsignor O'Brien (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miracle of the Heart: A Boys Town Story Father Michael T. O'Halloran (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 50% Time Flyer Henry Coogan (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 60% Izzy and Moe Moe Smith (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Undergrads Mel Adler (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 9% The Naked Face Morgens (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Doctor's Story Harry Wickes (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terrible Joe Moran Tony (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 81% The Night They Saved Christmas Santa Claus (Character) - 1984
37% 53% Firestarter Irv Manders (Character) - 1984
83% 76% The Muppets Take Manhattan Bernard Crawford (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Better Late Than Never Charley Dunbar (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 88% Bitter Harvest Walter Peary (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 51% Take This Job and Shove It Charlie Pickett (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 47% Leprechaun's Christmas Gold Unknown (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 59% St. Helens Harry Truman (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting Back Unknown (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steel Pignose Moran (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story Robert Stroud (Character) - 1980
14% 56% Roadie Corpus C. Redfish (Character) - 1980
82% 73% Going in Style Al (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 60% Sunburn Marcus (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Letters From Frank Frank Miller (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 53% Defiance Abe (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ravagers Sergeant (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Can't Take It With You Grandpa Martin Vanderhof (Character) - 1979
25% 48% House Calls Dr. Amos Willoughby (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 58% Movie Movie Doctor Blaine/Doctor Bowers (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Say It Ain't So, Chief Police Chief Paul Lanigan (Character) - 1977
94% 80% The Late Show Ira Wells (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Hot Weather the Crime Rate Soars Unknown (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cadaver in the Clutter Police Chief Paul Lanigan (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Friday the Rabbi Slept Late Police Chief Paul Lanigan (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 29% W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings Deacon (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman Who Cried Murder Mr. Jacobs (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 60% Katherine Thornton Alman (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 83% Death Scream Mr. Jacobs (Character) - 1975
15% 60% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood J.J. Fromberg (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Anniversary and Goodbye Malcolm Michaels (Character) - 1974
90% 81% Harry and Tonto Harry Coombes (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Female Instinct Barney (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Car That Became a Star Self - 1964
No Score Yet 59% The Yellow Rolls-Royce Joey Friedlander (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Playhouse 90 - Charley's Aunt Unknown (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Anthology Unknown (Character) - 1948

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
56% 65% Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1954 1959 1965-1966 1972 1974
No Score Yet 100% The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1968 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1970
72% 80% Batman Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1958 1964
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Henry Corwin (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Art Carney Special Self 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dinah Shore Show Guest 1959
No Score Yet 90% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1958
100% 100% The Honeymooners: Lost Episodes Ed Norton (Character) 1955-1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1953-1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1953