Art Carney

  • Birth Name: Arthur William Matthew Carney
  • Birth Place: Mount Vernon, New York, United States
  • Died: November 9, 2003
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian
Watchlist Added
Where to Watch

Available to Stream

  • Watch on

Next on TV

Fast Facts

  • Did myriad impersonations as a child, including Jimmy Durante, Edward G. Robinson and Franklin D. Roosevelt, and won talent contests in elementary school and high school.
  • Entered the U.S. Army in the early 1940s and endured a serious leg wound at Normandy, which left him with a permanent limp.
  • Never took an acting course.
  • Before landing the role of Ed Norton on The Honeymooners, played second banana on radio to Fred Allen, Edgar Bergen and Bert Lahr in the late '40s.
  • Created the role of Felix Unger (opposite Walter Matthau) in the original 1965 Broadway production of The Odd Couple.
  • Made his final big-screen appearance in the 1993 Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle Last Action Hero.
  • Son Brian plays the GEICO gecko's boss in a series of commercials for the insurance company.
  • Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is located at 6627 Hollywood Boulevard.

Awards

  • 1966, Emmy — Special Classifications of Individual Achievements: Nominee
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1984, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Special: Winner
  • 1957, Emmy — Best Supporting Performance by an Actor: Nominee
  • 1954, Emmy — Best Series Supporting Actor: Winner
  • 1955, Emmy — Best Supporting Actor in a Regular Series: Winner
  • 1968, Emmy — Special Classifications of Individual Achievements: Winner
  • 1975, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1956, Emmy — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1967, Emmy — Special Classifications of Individual Achievements: Winner
  • 1976, Emmy — Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Comedy or Drama Special: Nominee
  • 1956, Emmy — Best Comedian: Nominee
  • 1987, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1974, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1969, Tony — Actor (Dramatic): Nominee

Relationships

  • Brian Carney — Son
  • Eileen Carney — Daughter
  • Helen Carney — Mother
  • Phil Carney — Brother
  • Ned Carney — Brother
  • Robert Carney — Brother
  • Barbara Isaac — Ex-wife
  • Edward Michael Carney — Father
  • Fred Carney — Brother
  • Jean Myers — Wife
  • Paul Carney — Son
  • Jack Carney — Brother
25 Great 2000s Movies to Stream Right Now

From Crouching Tiger to No Country

Discover Now!
TV Premiere Dates

Because it's never too early to plan Thursday night... two months from now.

See What's New

My News

Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows - Start Now