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Carl Reiner

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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


  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Narrator: nominated
  • 2005Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Special Class Program: nominated
  • 2002Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 1967Emmy-Outstanding Writing Achievement in Variety: winner
  • 1966Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: winner
  • 1966Emmy-Special Classifications of Individual Achievements: nominated
  • 1965Emmy-Outstanding Program Achievements in Entertainment: winner
  • 1964Emmy-Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy or Variety: winner
  • 1964Writers Guild Awards-Comedy: nominated
  • 1963Emmy-Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy: winner
  • 1962Emmy-Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy: winner
  • 1958Emmy-Best Continuing Supporting Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic or Comedy Series: winner
  • 1957Emmy-Best Supporting Performance by an Actor: winner
  • 1956Emmy-Best Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1954Emmy-Best Series Supporting Actor: nominated