Rob Reiner

Rob Reiner

Highest Rated: 100% The Bronx, USA (2019)

Lowest Rated: 10% Mixed Nuts (1994)

Birthday: Mar 6, 1947

Birthplace: Not Available

As the son of multi-talented comedic genius Carl Reiner (Your Show of Shows), Rob Reiner instantly outgrew his father's legacy to establish himself as an independent force in multiple facets of the entertainment industry. Born in the Bronx in 1945, Reiner moved to Los Angeles with his folks at the age of 12 (not coincidentally, the very same year that the NYC-based Caesar's Hour, with Carl Reiner as a regular contributor, wrapped) and soon began acting in regional theater and improv ensembles. After appearing on various episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents from the age of 16 and studying drama at UCLA, Reiner co-founded the improvisational comedy troupe The Session, then made his onscreen cinematic debut in his father's Enter Laughing (1967) and contributed scripts (in his dad's vein) to CBS's controversial The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. His first massive break arrived when he landed the role of Mike "Meathead" Stivic, the liberal, Polish son-in-law to Carroll O'Connor's racist working stiff Archie Bunker, on Norman Lear's groundbreaking network hit All in the Family. In 1971, Reiner wed Penny Marshall (the sister of another comic demagogue, Garry Marshall); the marrieds frequently appeared together on ABC's The Odd Couple. Reiner earned two Emmys for All in the Family, but ended his role in 1978 (after seven seasons) as the series transitioned into Archie Bunker's Place. A now-forgotten telemovie followed -- the romantic comedy More Than Friends, written by and starring Reiner and Marshall (and directed by future Cheers progenitor James Burrows) -- but by that point, the Reiners' marriage was in disarray; a divorce ensued in 1979, followed by several years of inactivity on Reiner's end.Reiner bounced back as a director, however (and then some) in 1984, with the hysterical mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, ostensibly a spoof of The Song Remains the Same, The Kids Are Alright, The Last Waltz, and other mid-'70s concert films, about a gleefully moronic glam rock band (Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer) whose hits include "Sex Farm," "Smell the Glove," and "Hellhole." The picture became a sensation (a massive cult hit), led to several Reiner-less follow-ups with the principal cast (Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind), and -- most importantly -- launched Reiner as a directorial force. He helmed a cute and charming sophomore effort, the teen comedy The Sure Thing (1985), which boasts two superb lead performances by John Cusack and Daphne Zuniga, and demonstrates great taste and sensitivity, but failed to make a splash despite solid reviews (Roger Ebert declared it "a small miracle" and Variety assessed it as "sweetly old fashioned" and "appealing.") The following year, the director struck box-office gold with his third effort, Stand by Me (1986). In this coming-of-age saga, adapted from a Stephen King short story by Ray Gideon and Bruce A. Evans, Reiner successfully blends comedy, drama, and sentiment, and elicits exemplary performances from an ensemble of teenage performers including River Phoenix and Wil Wheaton, in his story of a bunch of adolescent boys who venture out to find a local boy's corpse. For his fourth effort, Reiner helmed the legendary William Goldman's adaptation of his own 1973 fantasy novel, The Princess Bride (which had purportedly floated around Hollywood for 13 years), and scored in the process -- especially with young viewers, who immediately warmed to Cary Elwes' dashing adventurer and Robin Wright's heroine. (The picture's neat comic turns by Billy Crystal, Wallace Shawn, and Andre the Giant stretched its appeal to older viewers, as well.) Reiner followed this up with another four-star blockbuster, and one of the most lucrative (and affable) pictures of 1989, the romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally, written by Nora Ephron. It sports exceptional lead performances by Crystal and Meg Ryan, and -- in one of the most infamous movie bits of the past few decades, a cameo by R

Highest Rated Movies



100% The Bronx, USA Actor 2019
29% Shock and Awe John Walcott Director 2018
57% LBJ Director Producer $2.4M 2017
98% The Last Laugh Actor 2017
86% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You Actor $70.6K 2016
23% Being Charlie Director Producer $12.4K 2016
100% Everything Is Copy Actor 2016
18% And So It Goes Artie Producer Director $10.5M 2014
79% The Wolf of Wall Street Max Belfort $91.4M 2013
29% The Magic of Belle Isle Producer Director $66.9K 2012
75% These Amazing Shadows Actor 2011
25% Certifiably Jonathan Actor $8.3K 2011
55% Flipped Screenwriter Director Producer $1.8M 2010
41% The Bucket List Producer Director $93.6M 2007
42% Everyone's Hero Screwie $14.5M 2006
19% Rumor Has It Director $43M 2005
No Score Yet Strega Nona... and More Caldecott Award-Winning Folk Tales Actor 2004
22% Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Himself $22.8M 2003
11% Alex & Emma Screenwriter Director Wirschafter Producer $14.3M 2003
No Score Yet Smothered: The Great Smothers Brothers Censorship Wars Actor 2002
No Score Yet Hail Sid Caesar! The Golden Age of Comedy Narrator 2002
42% The Majestic Studio Executive 2001
No Score Yet As You Wish: The Story of 'The Princess Bride' Actor 2001
No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents: The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Rob Reiner Actor 2000
No Score Yet Let Me In - I Hear Laughter: A Tribute to the Friars Club Actor 2000
No Score Yet Forever Hollywood Actor 2000
28% The Story of Us Director Producer Stan 1999
53% The Muse Himself 1999
64% EDtv Whitaker 1999
81% Primary Colors Izzy Rosenblatt 1998
43% Ghosts of Mississippi Producer Director 1996
17% Mad Dog Time Albert the Chauffeur 1996
49% The First Wives Club Dr. Morris Packman 1996
No Score Yet For Better or Worse Dr. Plosner 1996
91% The American President Director Producer 1995
10% Mixed Nuts Dr. Kinsky 1994
97% Bullets Over Broadway Sheldon Flender 1994
14% North Director Producer 1994
19% Bye Bye, Love Dr. David Townsend 1994
74% Sleepless in Seattle Jay 1993
82% A Few Good Men Producer Director Screenwriter 1992
41% Regarding Henry Actor 1991
90% Misery Director Helicopter Pilot (uncredited) Producer 1990
84% Postcards from the Edge Joe Pierce 1990
80% The Spirit of '76 Dr. Cash 1990
90% When Harry Met Sally Director Producer Actor 1989
63% Throw Momma from the Train Joel 1987
97% The Princess Bride Director Producer 1987
91% Stand by Me Director 1986
85% The Sure Thing Director 1985
95% This Is Spinal Tap Marty DiBergi Screenwriter Director 1984
No Score Yet Fire Sale Russel Fikus 1977
No Score Yet Thursday's Game Joel Forrest 1974
No Score Yet Let The Good Times Roll Actor 1973
No Score Yet How Come Nobody's On Our Side Miguelito 1973
No Score Yet Summertree Don 1971
No Score Yet Halls of Anger Leaky Couloris 1970
90% Where's Poppa? Roger 1970
58% Enter Laughing Clark Baxter 1967


No Score Yet The View
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Guest 2018
94% New Girl
Bob Bob Day 2018
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Independent Lens
Appearing 2017
No Score Yet The Jim Jefferies Show
Guest 2017
75% The Opposition With Jordan Klepper
Guest 2017
82% When We Rise
Mr. Blankenhorn 2017
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Talk
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Real Time with Bill Maher
Panelist 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Meet the Press
Guest 2013
85% 30 Rock
Himself 2010
No Score Yet Hannah Montana
74% Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
Himself 2006
85% The Simpsons
Voice 2006
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
Himself 2001
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
Himself 2001
94% Frasier
Guest 1998
100% The Larry Sanders Show
Himself 1997
No Score Yet All in the Family
Screenwriter Mike Stivic 1979
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
Larry "King" Sturtevant 1976
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Host Guest 1975
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
Sheldon 1974
No Score Yet The Partridge Family
Guest 1971
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
Mitch 1969
93% Batman
Delivery Boy 1967
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
Joe 1967
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Off. Thomas Spinelli Doctor Airport Clerk 1962
100% Morton & Hayes
67% The Movies


Max Belfort says: What kind of a hooker takes credit cards?

Donnie Azoff says: A rich one!

Jay says: Gunga Din is not a, a swatch kinda movie.

Sheldon Flender says: Guilt is petit-bourgeois crap. An artist creates his own moral universe.

Marty DiBergi says: Do you feel that playing rock and roll music keeps you a child... that is, keeps you in a state of arrested development?

Derek Smalls says: No, no, no. I feel it's like, it's more like going, going to a national park or something, and there's... you know, they preserve the moose. And that's my childhood up there on stage is that moose, you know.

Marty DiBergi says: So when you're playing, you feel like a preserved moose onstage?

Derek Smalls says: Yeah.