James Carville

James Carville

Highest Rated: 96% The War Room (1993)

Lowest Rated: 11% All the King's Men (2006)

Birthday: Oct 25, 1944

Birthplace: Carville, Louisiana, USA

A longtime political commentator and consultant, James Carville first came to national attention when he served as campaign manager for Bill Clinton during Clinton's successful first run for the presidency in 1992. Born October 25, 1944, in Carville, La. (the town was named for Carville's paternal grandfather, Louis Arthur Carville), Carville attended college at the University of Louisiana, where he also received his law degree. Following school, Carville served in the U.S. Marine Corps for two years, where he achieved the rank of corporal, and later worked for a Baton Rouge law firm from 1973 to 1979. He turned to politics in the 1980s, overseeing, along with partner Paul Begala, successful gubernatorial campaigns for Robert Casey in Pennsylvania and Zell Miller in Georgia. In 1992, Carville worked as presidential campaign manager for Bill Clinton, then governor of Arkansas, guiding him to a victory against George H.W. Bush, the Republican incumbent. Clinton would go on to serve two terms as president, from 1992 to 2000. Following this, Carville worked on a number of international campaigns for such politicians as Tony Blair in the U.K. and Ehud Barak in Israel. He consulted on various Democratic presidential candidate campaigns during the early 2000s, though he never took on as prominent a role as he'd held on the Clinton campaign. He has written a number of books on political and social topics, and has made numerous appearances on TV and in film, and was married to former Republican (now Libertarian) political consultant Mary Matalin in 1993. The couple had two daughters and eventually settled in New Orleans, where Carville teaches political science at Tulane University.

Highest rated movies

The War Room
Starving the Beast
The People vs. Larry Flynt
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Hunting of the President




77% 53% The King Self $253.0K 2017
94% No Score Yet Starving the Beast Unknown (Character) - 2016
95% 80% The Muppets Self $88.6M 2011
71% 67% The Adjustment Bureau Self $62.5M 2011
76% 75% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Gov. Crittenden (Character) $3.9M 2007
11% 40% All the King's Men Executive Producer $7.2M 2006
74% 52% The Hunting of the President Unknown (Character) $376.6K 2004
60% 86% Old School Self $74.6M 2003
88% 80% The People vs. Larry Flynt Simon Leis (Character) $20.2M 1996
96% 83% The War Room Unknown (Character) $67.2M 1993


No Score Yet No Score Yet Tooning Out the News Guest 2021
No Score Yet 66% Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2011-2012 2014 2016-2017 2021
75% 100% The Clinton Affair Self 2018-2019
55% 82% Graves Himself (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016
41% 61% Chelsea Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2016
No Score Yet 25% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2012 2014 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Overheard With Evan Smith Guest 2014
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2006 2012
78% 93% 30 Rock James Carville (Guest Star) 2007
54% No Score Yet K Street James Carville (Character) 2003
No Score Yet 64% Family Guy Himself (Guest Voice) 2000
69% No Score Yet Spin City Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 87% Mad About You Himself (Guest Voice),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet 56% King of the Hill Judge (Guest Voice) 1997
33% No Score Yet Boston Common Unknown (Guest Star) 1996