Carl Reiner

Lowest Rated: 0% The Art of Love (1965)
Birthday: Mar 20, 1922
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA
Carl Reiner knew he wanted to be an actor -- preferably a Shakespearean actor -- from the time he was wearing knee pants. Trained in New York's Works Progress Administration Dramatic Workshop, he spent the war years touring with Maurice Evans' G.I. Hamlet, appearing with another young hopeful, Howard Morris. After the war he accumulated scores of stock company and Broadway credits, then in 1948 made his television debut in the short-lived series Fashion Story. While starring in NBC's 54th Street Revue, he was hired as one of the regulars on Your Show of Shows, appearing on a weekly basis with Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, and old pal Howie Morris. During the scripting sessions for Show of Shows, Reiner became friends with a bombastic staff writer named Mel Brooks, with whom he improvised a number of wild stream-of-consciousness comedy bits which would eventually crystallize as the classic "2000 Year Old Man" routines. An Emmy winner for his work on the various Sid Caesar programs, he entered films as a character actor in 1959. That same year, he wrote, produced, and starred in the pilot episode for a proposed series about a comedy writer named Rob Petrie, titled Head of the Family. The network executives liked the concept, but vetoed Reiner as the star; swallowing his pride, he retooled the property with another leading man, and that's how the Emmy-winning Dick Van Dyke Show was born. During the series' five-year run, Reiner made innumerable cameo appearances on the program, most memorably as Rob Petrie's mercurial TV-comedian boss Alan Brady. In 1967 he made his film directorial debut with Enter Laughing, an adaptation of his own semi-autobiographical 1958 novel (the book had already been transformed into a Broadway play with Alan Arkin as star). Reiner's later directing assignments included The Comic (1967), a bittersweet farce based on the lives of Stan Laurel, Harry Langdon, and Buster Keaton; the black comedy cult favorite Where's Poppa? (1970); the whimsical fantasy Oh, God (1977); and a popular series of Steve Martin vehicles, among them The Jerk (1978) and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982). His film output decreased in number and quality in the l980s and 1990s, though critics enjoyed his offbeat 1989 working-class comedy Bert Rigby, You're a Fool and his 1997 Bette Midler starrer That Old Feeling. In 1995, he earned yet another Emmy award for his revival of the Alan Brady character on a memorable episode of TV's Mad About You. And though Reiner appeared to retire from directing following That Old Feeling, he still maintained a notable presence in film and television with roles in Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Eleven and it's two sequels, House M.D., Hot in Cleveland, and Parks and Rec.Carl Reiner is the father of directors Rob Reiner and Lucas Reiner; his wife Estelle has enjoyed a latter-day career as a night club singer and as a cameo performer in her son Rob's films (she's the lady who says, "I'll have what she's having!" in When Harry Met Sally).


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Duck Duck Goose Actor 2018
89% Wait for Your Laugh Actor 2017
100% If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast Actor 2017
No Score Yet GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II Actor 2017
14% Dumbbells Donald 2014
No Score Yet Stand Up Planet Comedy Showcase Actor 2014
No Score Yet Madly Madagascar Actor 2013
100% Lunch Actor 2012
No Score Yet I Ain't Scared Of You: A Tribute To Bernie Mac Actor 2012
No Score Yet Merry Madagascar Actor 2009
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers Actor 2009
No Score Yet The Blue Elephant Tian 2008
80% Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Actor 2008
No Score Yet Comic Relief: The Greatest...and The Latest Actor 2008
No Score Yet Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business Of America Actor 2008
70% Ocean's Thirteen Saul Bloom/Kensington Chubb $78.9M 2007
55% Ocean's Twelve Saul Bloom $125.5M 2004
No Score Yet Remarks on Marx: A Night at the Opera Actor 2004
No Score Yet On Your Marx, Get Set, Go! Actor 2004
44% Good Boy! Shep $37.6M 2003
42% The Majestic Studio Executive 2001
82% Ocean's Eleven Saul $183.4M 2001
43% The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle P.G. Biggershot $0.5M 2000
80% Slums of Beverly Hills Mickey 1998
43% That Old Feeling Director 1997
No Score Yet The Right To Remain Silent Actor 1995
97% Bullets Over Broadway Sheldon Flender 1994
18% Fatal Instinct Judge Ben Arugula Director 1993
22% Sibling Rivalry Director 1990
80% The Spirit of '76 Dr. Von Mobil 1990
40% Bert Rigby, You're a Fool Screenwriter Director 1989
64% In the Mood (The Woo Woo Kid) Narrator 1987
62% Summer School Mr. Dearadorian Director Screenwriter 1987
13% Summer Rental Director Screenwriter 1985
91% All of Me Director Screenwriter 1984
76% The Man with Two Brains Screenwriter Director 1983
78% Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Field Marshall VonKluck Director Screenwriter 1982
No Score Yet Skokie Abbot Rosen 1981
85% The Jerk Himself Director 1979
62% The End Dr. Maneet 1978
No Score Yet The One and Only Director 1978
72% Oh, God! Director Interview Guest 1977
No Score Yet 2000 Year Old Man Carl Reiner 1975
100% Where's Poppa? Director 1970
No Score Yet Generation Stan Herman 1969
No Score Yet The Comic Producer Al Schilling Director Screenwriter 1969
57% A Guide for the Married Man Technical Advisor 1967
55% Enter Laughing Producer Director Screenwriter 1967
84% The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming Walt Whittaker 1966
No Score Yet Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title Bald Bookstore Customer (uncredited) 1966
No Score Yet Alice of Wonderland in Paris Actor 1966
0% The Art of Love Screenwriter 1965
73% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Tower Control 1963
86% The Thrill of It All Screenwriter German Officer 1963
No Score Yet Gidget Goes Hawaiian Russ Lawrence 1961
No Score Yet The Gazebo Harlow Edison 1959
No Score Yet 10 From Your Show Of Shows Actor


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No Score Yet The Talk
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No Score Yet Young & Hungry
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No Score Yet Sunday Morning
Appearing Guest
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No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
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No Score Yet Conan
  • 2017
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No Score Yet American Masters
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No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
  • 2015
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90% Bob's Burgers
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
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No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
  • 2014
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63% Two and a Half Men
Marty Pepper Marty
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No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
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No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
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No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
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No Score Yet Inside Comedy
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No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
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No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
  • 2011
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92% House
Eugene Schwartz
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No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
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87% Boston Legal
Guest Milton Bombay
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Bernie Mac Show
Neighbor Himself
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No Score Yet Ally McBeal
Reverend Johnson Buck
  • 2002
No Score Yet Crossing Jordan
Harry Macy
  • 2002
No Score Yet King of the Hill
  • 2000
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100% The Larry Sanders Show
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No Score Yet Mad About You
Alan Brady
  • 1995
94% Frasier
Voice of Roger
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No Score Yet The Flip Wilson Show
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No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
Producer Screenwriter Alan Brady Yale Willie Cooke "Big Bad" Brady Serge
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No Score Yet Angie Tribeca
No Score Yet Great Performances
No Score Yet Your Show of Shows