Carl Reiner

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Bronx, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/20/1922, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor; writer; director; producer
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Carl Reiner Fast Facts:
  • Served in the U.S. Army 1942-46. On the way to Iwo Jima from Hawaii, he was assigned to Maurice Evans' Special Entertainment Unit and toured the Pacific as a comedian in GI revues.
  • Allen Ludden of Password fame was once his captain.
  • Originally created the role of comedy writer Rob Petrie for himself in Head of the Family. Ultimately he was replaced by Dick Van Dyke and the series was retitled The Dick Van Dyke Show.
  • Won an Emmy in 1995 for playing Alan Brady on Mad About You but was never nominated for the role on The Dick Van Dyke Show.
  • Received the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 1999.
  • In 2003, wrote a children's book, Tell Me a Scary Story... But Not Too Scary!
  • Lent his voice to the role of Santa Claus in the 2009 Christmas special Merry Madagascar.
  • Played Betty White's blind date in a 2010 episode of Hot in Cleveland.
  • Carl Reiner Relationships:
  • Rob Reiner - Son
  • Irving Reiner - Father
  • Estelle Reiner - Wife (deceased)
  • Lucas Reiner - Son
  • Sylvia Anne Reiner - Daughter
  • Bessie Reiner - Mother
  • Charles Reiner - Brother
  • Carl Reiner Awards:
  • 1954 Emmy: Best Series Supporting Actor - Nominee
  • 1957 Emmy: Best Supporting Performance by an Actor - Winner
  • 1956 Emmy: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1962 Emmy: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy - Winner
  • 1964 Emmy: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy or Variety - Winner
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1965 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment - Nominee
  • 1958 Emmy: Best Continuing Supporting Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic or Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Special Class Program - Nominee
  • 1967 Emmy: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Variety - Winner
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1966 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1965 Emmy: Outstanding Program Achievements in Entertainment - Winner
  • 1963 Emmy: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy - Winner
  • 1966 Emmy: Special Classifications of Individual Achievements - Nominee
  • 1998 Grammy: Best Spoken Comedy Album - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Georgetown University, Washington, DC

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