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Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
(born March 20, 1922)[1][2] is an American comedian, actor, director, and writer whose career spans seven decades. During the early years of television comedy from 1950 to 1957, he co-wrote and acted on Caesar's Hour
Caesar's Hour
and Your Show of Shows, starring Sid Caesar. In the 1960s, Reiner was best known as the creator, producer, writer, and actor on The Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
Show.[3][4] He also had great success as a film director and writer and partnered with Steve Martin
Steve Martin
in the 1970s when Reiner co-wrote and/or directed some of Martin's most successful films, including the 1979 film The Jerk. He had voiced Sarmoti in Father of the Pride. Reiner formed a comedy duo with Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
in "2000 Year Old Man" and acted in films such as The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966) and the Ocean's Trilogy (2001–2007). Reiner has won nine Emmy Awards[5] and one Grammy Award
Grammy Award
during his career. He is the father of actor and director Rob Reiner, author Annie Reiner, and grandfather to Tracy Reiner.

Contents

1 Early life

1.1 Military service

2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Bibliography 5 Filmography

5.1 As screenwriter 5.2 As director

5.2.1 Plays

5.3 Television

5.3.1 As writer 5.3.2 As director 5.3.3 As host

5.4 Acting credits

5.4.1 Other

6 Accolades

6.1 Primetime Emmy Awards 6.2 Others

7 References 8 Further reading 9 External links

Early life[edit] Reiner was born in the Bronx, New York City, New York on March 20, 1922, the son of Irving (1886–1966), a watchmaker, and Bessie (née Mathias) Reiner (1880–1968).[6] His parents were Jewish immigrants; his father was from Austria and his mother was from Romania.[7] His older brother Charlie (1918-2001) served in the 9th Division's 37th Infantry at 11 major World War II
World War II
battles and had his ashes buried at Arlington National Cemetery.[8][9] At age 16, Charlie read in the New York Daily News
News
about a free dramatic workshop being put on by the Works Progress Administration
Works Progress Administration
and told Carl about it. His uncle Harry Mathias was the first entertainer in his family.[10] He had been working as a machinist repairing sewing machines. He credits Charlie with changing his career plans.[11] Military service[edit] In 1943, Reiner was drafted into the Army Air Forces and served during World War II, eventually achieving the rank of corporal. He initially trained to be a radio operator, but after spending three months in the hospital recovering from pneumonia, he was sent to Georgetown University for ten months to train as a French interpreter. During language training, he had his first experience as a director, putting on a Molière
Molière
play entirely in French. In 1944, after completing language training, he was sent to Hawaii
Hawaii
to work as a teleprinter operator. The night before he was to ship out for an unknown assignment, he attended a production of Hamlet
Hamlet
by the Special
Special
Services entertainment unit. Following an audition for actor and Major
Major
Maurice Evans, he was transferred to the Special
Special
Services. Reiner performed around the Pacific theater, entertaining troops in Hawaii, Guam, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima
Iwo Jima
for the next two years. In 1946, he was discharged.[12] Career[edit] Reiner performed in several Broadway musicals (including Inside U.S.A. and Alive and Kicking) and had the lead role in Call Me Mister. In 1950, he was cast by Max Leibman in Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, appearing on air in skits while also working alongside writers, such as Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
and Neil Simon. Reiner also worked on Caesar's Hour
Caesar's Hour
with Brooks, Simon, Larry Gelbart, Mel Tolkin, Mike Stewart, Aaron Ruben, Sheldon Keller, and Gary Belkin. Starting in 1960, Reiner teamed with Brooks as a comedy duo on The Steve Allen Show. Their performances on television and stage included Reiner playing the straight man in 2000 Year Old Man. Eventually, the routine expanded into a series of 5 comedy albums and a 1975 animated television special, with the last album in the series winning a Grammy Award for Spoken Comedy Album.[13][14] The act gave Brooks "an identity as a comic performer for the first time," said Reiner.[15] Brooks's biographer, William Holtzman, called their 12-minute act "an ingenious jazz improvisation ...",[15] while Gerald Nachman described Reiner's part in guiding the act:

The routine relies totally on the team's mental agility and chemistry. It's almost heresy to imagine Brooks performing it with any other straight man. Reiner was a solid straight man to Caesar, but with Brooks he is the second-banana supreme...guiding his partner's churning comic mind.[15][16]

Reiner with Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn
on the set of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In on January 16, 1970

In 1959, Reiner developed a television pilot titled Head of the Family, based on his own personal and professional life. However, the network did not like Reiner in the lead role for unknown reasons. In 1961, it was recast and re-titled The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Dick Van Dyke Show
and became an iconic series, making stars of his lead actors Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
and Mary Tyler Moore. In addition to writing many of the episodes, Reiner occasionally appeared as temperamental show host Alan Brady. The series ran from 1961 to 1966. In 1966, Reiner co-starred in The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming. On The Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
Show, he began his directing career. After the series ended its run, his first film feature was an adaptation of Joseph Stein's play Enter Laughing
Enter Laughing
(1967), which, in turn, was based on Reiner's semi-autobiographical 1958 novel of the same name. Balancing directing, producing, writing, and acting, Reiner has worked on a wide range of films and television programs. Films from his early directing career included Where's Poppa?
Where's Poppa?
(1970), Oh, God!
Oh, God!
(1977), and The Jerk
The Jerk
(1979). In one of his memoirs, he writes, "Of all the films I have directed, only Where's Poppa?
Where's Poppa?
is universally acknowledged as a cult classic. A cult classic, as you may know, is a film that was seen by a small minority of the world's film goers, who insist it is one of the greatest, most daring, and innovative moving pictures ever made. Whenever two or more cult members meet, they will quote dialogue from the classic and agree that 'the film was ahead of its time.' To be designated a genuine cult classic, it is of primary importance that the film fail to earn back the cost of making, marketing, and distributing it. Where’s Poppa? was made in 1969 for a little over $1 million. According to the last distribution statements I saw, it will not break even until it earns another $650,000."[17]

Reiner in 1976

Reiner had a large role in the early career of Steve Martin, by directing and co-writing four films for the comedian: The Jerk
The Jerk
in 1979, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
in 1982, The Man with Two Brains
The Man with Two Brains
in 1983, and All of Me in 1984. Reiner also appeared in both The Jerk
The Jerk
and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.

Reiner at the 41st Emmy Awards on September 17, 1989

In 1989, he directed Bert Rigby, You're a Fool. In 1990, he narrated the Grimm children's story "The Musicians of Bremen" (music by Bernard Rogers) for a CD of classical music for children. In 2000, Reiner was honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. A year later, he portrayed Saul Bloom in Steven Soderbergh's remake of Ocean's Eleven and later reprised the role in Ocean's Twelve
Ocean's Twelve
(2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007). From 2004 to 2005, Reiner voiced Sarmoti in Father of the Pride. Reiner is the author of several books, including his 2004 memoir My Anecdotal Life: A Memoir and novels, such as his 2006 novel NNNNN: A Novel. In American Film, he expressed his philosophy on writing comedy: "You have to imagine yourself as not somebody very special, but somebody very ordinary. If you imagine yourself as somebody really normal and if it makes you laugh, it's going to make everybody laugh. If you think of yourself as something very special, you'll end up a pedant and a bore. If you start thinking about what's funny, you won't be funny, actually. It's like walking. How do you walk? If you start thinking about it, you'll trip." In May 2009, he guest-starred as a clinic patient on the season finale of House. Reiner also voiced Santa in Merry Madagascar and reprised his role in the Penguins of Madagascar episode "The All Nighter Before Christmas." In December 2009, he guest-starred as a television producer on Two and a Half Men. In June 2010, Reiner guest starred in Hot in Cleveland
Hot in Cleveland
as Elka Ostrovsky's date and reprised the role in July. He also made appearances in The Cleveland Show
The Cleveland Show
as Murray and wrote the story for the episode "Your Show of Shows", named after the program that started his career. In October 2013 and January 2014, Reiner reprised his role on Two and a Half Men. Personal life[edit] On December 24, 1943, Reiner married singer Estelle Lebost. The two were married 64 years until her death in 2008. At the time of the marriage, Reiner was 21 and she was 29. Estelle delivered the line "I'll have what she's having" in the deli scene of their son Rob's 1989 film When Harry Met Sally.[2] She died on October 25, 2008, at age 94.[18] He is the father of Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner
(b. 1947), poet, playwright, and author Sylvia Anne (Annie) Reiner (b. 1949), and painter,[19] actor, and director Lucas Reiner (b. 1960).[2] Reiner has six grandchildren[20] (four from Rob and two from Lucas) and five great-grandchildren. Reiner has described himself as a Jewish atheist.[7] He has said, "I have a very different take on who God is. Man invented God because he needed him. God is us."[21][22] He also told Moment journalist Lynda Gorov that he developed atheism as the Holocaust
Holocaust
progressed.[23] A Democrat, he endorsed Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders
for the Democratic Party nomination during the 2016 United States
United States
presidential election.[24] Currently, Reiner resides in Beverly Hills, California.[25] At 96, he is one of the oldest celebrities active on Twitter.[26] Bibliography[edit]

Enter Laughing
Enter Laughing
(1958) 2000 Years With: Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
& Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(with Mel Brooks, 1960) All Kinds of Love (1993) Continue Laughing (1995) How Paul Robeson Saved My Life (and Other Mostly Happy Stories) (1999) The 2000 Year-Old Man in the Year 2000: The Book (1999) My Anecdotal Life: A Memoir (2003) NNNNN: A Novel (2006) Tell Me Another Scary Story... But Not Too Scary! (with James Bennett) (2009) Just Desserts: A Novellelah (2009) Tell Me a Silly Story (with James Bennett) (2010) I Remember Me (2012) [biography] I Just Remembered (2014) [biography] What I Forgot To Remember (2015) [biography] Why & When The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Dick Van Dyke Show
Was Born (2015)

Carl Reiner, Now You're Ninety-Four: A Graphic Diary (2016) [biography] You Say God Bless You for Sneezing and Farting! (2017: March 20, 2017) [illustrated children's book] [27] Too Busy To Die (announced, 2017) [biography][28]

Filmography[edit] As screenwriter[edit]

The Thrill of It All (1963) The Art of Love (1965) Enter Laughing
Enter Laughing
(with Joseph Stein, 1967) The Comic
The Comic
(with Aaron Ruben, 1969) Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
(with Steve Martin
Steve Martin
and George Gipe, 1982) The Man with Two Brains
The Man with Two Brains
(with Steve Martin
Steve Martin
and George Gipe, 1983) Bert Rigby, You're a Fool
Bert Rigby, You're a Fool
(1989)

As director[edit]

Enter Laughing
Enter Laughing
(1967) The Comic
The Comic
(1969) Where's Poppa?
Where's Poppa?
(1970) Oh, God!
Oh, God!
(1977) The One and Only (1978) The Jerk
The Jerk
(1979) Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
(1982) The Man with Two Brains
The Man with Two Brains
(1983) All of Me (1984) Summer Rental
Summer Rental
(1985) Summer School (1987) Bert Rigby, You're a Fool
Bert Rigby, You're a Fool
(1989) Sibling Rivalry (1990) Fatal Instinct
Fatal Instinct
(1993) That Old Feeling (1997)

Plays[edit]

Something Different (1967)

Television[edit] As writer[edit]

Your Show of Shows
Your Show of Shows
(1950–54) Caesar's Hour
Caesar's Hour
(1954–1957) The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
(1959–1960) The Comedy Spot
The Comedy Spot
(1962) The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Dick Van Dyke Show
(1961–66, also creator) The Judy Garland Show
The Judy Garland Show
(1963) The Celebrity Game (1964-1965) The New Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
Show (1971–1974) Lotsa Luck
Lotsa Luck
(1973) (also creator) The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Dick Van Dyke Show
Revisited (2004) The Cleveland Show
The Cleveland Show
(2010–2011) Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Captain Treasure Tooth (Voice)

As director[edit]

A Touch of Grace
A Touch of Grace
(1973) Oh God!
Oh God!
(1977)

As host[edit]

If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast (2017)

Acting credits[edit]

Your Show of Shows
Your Show of Shows
(1950–1954, TV) as Himself - Regular Performer Caesar's Hour
Caesar's Hour
(1954–1957, TV) as Various The Sid Caesar
Sid Caesar
Show (1958, TV) as Woody Woodward Happy Anniversary (1959) as Bud The Gazebo
The Gazebo
(1959) as Harlow Edison Gidget Goes Hawaiian
Gidget Goes Hawaiian
(1961) as Russ Lawrence The Thrill of It All (1963) as German Officer / Cad / Cowboy It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
(1963) as Rancho Conejo Airport Tower Controller John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!
(1965) as Undetermined Cameo Appearance (uncredited) The Art of Love (1965) as Rodin Alice of Wonderland in Paris
Alice of Wonderland in Paris
(1966) as Anatole (voice) Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title (1966) as Bald Bookstore Customer (uncredited) The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
(1966) as Walt Whittaker The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Dick Van Dyke Show
(1961–1966, TV) as Alan Brady A Guide for the Married Man
A Guide for the Married Man
(1967) as Technical Adviser (Rance G.) The Comic
The Comic
(1969) as Al Schilling Generation (1969) as Stan Herman Ten from Your Show of Shows
Your Show of Shows
(1973) The 2000 Year Old Man
2000 Year Old Man
(1975, TV) as Interviewer (voice) Good Heavens
Good Heavens
(1976, TV) as Mr. Angel Oh, God!
Oh, God!
(1977) as Dinah's Guest The End (1978) as Dr. James Maneet Free Country (1978, TV) The Jerk
The Jerk
(1979) as Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
The Celebrity Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
(1982) as Field Marshall VonKluck In the Mood (1987) as Alan Brady, Newsreel Narrator (voice, uncredited) Summer School (1987) as Mr. Dearadorian The Spirit of '76 (1990) as Dr. Von Mobil Fatal Instinct
Fatal Instinct
(1993) as Judge Ben Arugula Mad About You
Mad About You
(1995, TV) as Alan Brady The Right to Remain Silent (1996, TV) as Norman Friedler Slums of Beverly Hills
Slums of Beverly Hills
(1998) as Mickey Disney's Hercules: The Animated Series (1998) as Prometheus
Prometheus
(voice) The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
(2000) as P. G. Biggershot King of the Hill
King of the Hill
(1997–2000, TV) as Garry Kasner Globehunters (2000) as Max (voice) Ocean's Eleven (2001) as Saul Bloom The Majestic (2001) as Studio Executive (voice) The Bernie Mac Show (2002-2005, TV) as Himself / Neighbor Crossing Jordan
Crossing Jordan
(2002, TV) as Harry Macy Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
(2002, TV) as Johnson Buck Good Boy!
Good Boy!
(2003) as Shep (voice) Ocean's Twelve
Ocean's Twelve
(2004) as Saul Bloom Father of the Pride
Father of the Pride
(2004–2005, TV) as Sarmoti (voice) Boston Legal
Boston Legal
(2005, TV) as Milton Bombay Khan Kluay
Khan Kluay
(2006) as Tian (voice) Ocean's Thirteen
Ocean's Thirteen
(2007) as Saul Bloom House M.D.
House M.D.
(2009, TV) as Eugene Schwartz Two and a Half Men
Two and a Half Men
(2009–2014, TV) as Marty Pepper Merry Madagascar (2009, TV) as Santa (voice) The Penguins of Madagascar
The Penguins of Madagascar
(2010, TV) as Santa Claus
Santa Claus
(voice) Hot in Cleveland
Hot in Cleveland
(2010–2014, TV) as Max The Cleveland Show
The Cleveland Show
(2010–2011, TV) as Murray Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation
(2012, TV) as Ned Jones Dumbbells (2014) as Donald Cummings Family Guy (2016, TV) as Old Man Justice League: Action (2016, TV) as The Wizard Duck Duck Goose (2018) as Larry

Other[edit]

Carl Reiner: An American Film
Film
Institute Seminar on His Work, Microfilming Corporation of America, (1977)* Faerie Tale Theatre
Theatre
Pinocchio (1984) as Geppetto Gerald McBoing Boing and Other Heroes (compact disc) The Musicians of Bremen (1991) as Narrator World War Z
World War Z
(2007) as Jurgen Warmbrunn

Accolades[edit]

Reiner's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
at 6421 Hollywood Blvd

Primetime Emmy Awards[edit]

1954: Best Series Supporting Actor for "Your Show of Shows" NBC – Nominee 1956: Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "Caesar's Hour" NBC – Nominee 1957: Best Supporting Performance by an Actor for Caesar's Hour
Caesar's Hour
NBC – Winner 1958: Best Continuing Supporting Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic or Comedy Series for Caesar's Hour
Caesar's Hour
NBC – Winner 1962: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy for The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS – Winner 1963: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy for The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS – Winner 1964: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy or Variety for The Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
Show (Shared with Sam Denoff and Bill Persky)CBS – Winner 1965: Outstanding Program Achievements in Entertainment for The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS – Winner 1965: Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment for The Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
Show - Nominee 1966: Special
Special
Classifications of Individual Achievements for voices in "Linus The Lionhearted" CBS – Nominee 1966: Outstanding Comedy Series for The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Dick Van Dyke Show
CBS – Winner 1967: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Variety for The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
and Howard Morris Special
Special
(Shared with Mel Brooks, Sam Denoff, Bill Persky, and Mel Tolkin) CBS – Winner 1995: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for Mad About You: "The Alan Brady Show" NBC – Winner 2000: Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series for Beggers And Choosers - Nominee 2004: Outstanding Special
Special
Class Program for The Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
Show Revisited - Nominee[5][29]

Others[edit]

Grammy Award
Grammy Award
nomination, 1960, (2000 Years with Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
and Mel Brooks) Grammy Award
Grammy Award
(The 2000 Year Old Man
2000 Year Old Man
in the Year 2000) Elected to Emmy Award
Emmy Award
Hall of Fame Elected to Television
Television
Hall of Fame in 1999 [30] Grammy nomination for best spoken word album, 2001 (Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings from Mark Twain) 2017: Together with son Rob, footprints and handprints where added to concrete slab at Chinese Grauman's Theater, thus becoming the first father and son to be memorialized with a joint slab at the theater.[31]

References[edit]

^ Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
interview video at the Archive of American Television ^ a b c St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, St. James Press, (2000) ^ Van Dyke, Dick (2012), My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business: A Memoir, Three Rivers Press ^ Waldron, Vince (1994). The Official Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
Show Book, Hyperion ^ a b "Awards Search - Television
Television
Academy". 2014-08-16. Retrieved 2014-08-16.  ^ " Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
Biography (1922-)".  ^ a b Tom, Tugend (June 15, 2008). "Reiners honored by Israeli film fest". The Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Archived from the original on September 24, 2012. Retrieved July 21, 2009.  ^ Reiner, Carl (June 3, 2014). " Norm Macdonald
Norm Macdonald
Live" (Interview). Interview with Norm Macdonald. Retrieved June 17, 2014.  ^ "Ed McMahon heads for Times Square". 2001-04-25. Retrieved 2013-07-23.  ^ Lynda Gorov (2013) Funnyman Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
Moment Magazine ^ Susan King, Los Angeles Times, Feb 27, (2001) pg. F.5 ^ Reiner, Carl (October 26, 2011). " Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
Collection (AFC/2001/001/76156), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress" (Interview). Interview with Bernie Cook. Retrieved April 19, 2016.  ^ video: "The 2000 Year Old Man
2000 Year Old Man
- Created and Performed by Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner" ^ "41st Annual Grammy Awards winners". National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. Retrieved April 17, 2011.  ^ a b c Nachman, Gerald. Seriously Funny: The Rebel Comedians of the 1950s and 1960s, Knopf Doubleday (2003) p. 474 ^ iCandy TV (April 24, 2015). " 2000 Year Old Man
2000 Year Old Man
Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
Carl Reiner Hollywood Palace 1966" – via YouTube.  ^ Carl Reiner, My Anecdotal Life (New York: St. Martin's, 2003). ^ Times, Los Angeles. " Estelle Reiner dies at 94; singer-actress had cameo in son's film 'When Harry Met Sally'".  ^ ART REVIEWS; David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, Oct 12, (1995) pg. 4 ^ Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
grandchildren ^ King, Susan (October 21, 2009). "Carl Reiner's big break". LA Times. Retrieved December 22, 2010.  ^ Waldron, Vince (1994). The Official Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
Show Book. New York: Applause. p. 23. ISBN 1-55783-453-9.  ^ http://www.momentmag.com/funnyman-carl-reiner/ ^ " Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
on Twitter". Twitter.  ^ 'Musicals, Concerts, Children's Shows, and More Highlight Annenberg's 2014-2015 Season', The Beverly Hills Courier, September 12, 2014, p. 10 [1] ^ "carl reiner (@carlreiner) - Twitter".  ^ "carl reiner on Twitter".  ^ Reiner, Carl (12 April 2016). " Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
announces his new book "Too Busy To Die"". Twitter. Retrieved 14 March 2017.  ^ Carl Reiner's Awards, IMDB ^ " Television
Television
Hall of Fame Honorees: Complete List".  ^ http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/04/07/carl-rob-reiner-honored-in-cement-at-tcl-chinese-theater/

Further reading[edit]

Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, (2007).

External links[edit]

biography portal

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v t e

Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series (1957–69)

Billy Friedberg, Nat Hiken, Coleman Jacoby, Arnold Rosen, Leonard Stern and Tony Webster (1957) No award (1958–1963) Sam Denoff, Bill Persky and Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
(1964) No award (1965) Hal Goldman, Al Gordon and Sheldon Keller (1966) Mel Brooks, Sam Denoff, Bill Persky, Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
and Mel Tolkin (1967) Chris Bearde, Phil Hahn, Jack Hanrahan, Coslough Johnson, Paul Keyes, Marc London, Allan Manings, David Panich, Hugh Wedlock and Digby Wolfe (1968) Allan Blye, Bob Einstein, Carl Gottlieb, Cy Howard, Steve Martin, Jerry Music, Murray Roman, Cecil Tuck, Paul Wayne and Mason Williams (1969)

Complete list (1957–1969) (1970–1979) (1980–1989) (1990–1999) (2000–2009) (2010–2019)

v t e

Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Art Carney
Art Carney
(1954) Art Carney
Art Carney
(1955) Art Carney
Art Carney
(1956) Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
(1957) Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
(1958) Tom Poston
Tom Poston
(1959) Don Knotts
Don Knotts
(1961) Don Knotts
Don Knotts
(1962) Don Knotts
Don Knotts
(1963) Don Knotts
Don Knotts
(1966) Don Knotts
Don Knotts
(1967) Werner Klemperer
Werner Klemperer
(1968) Werner Klemperer
Werner Klemperer
(1969) Michael Constantine
Michael Constantine
(1970) Edward Asner (1971) Edward Asner (1972) Ted Knight
Ted Knight
(1973) Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner
(1974) Edward Asner (1975) Ted Knight
Ted Knight
(1976) Gary Burghoff
Gary Burghoff
(1977) Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner
(1978) Robert Guillaume
Robert Guillaume
(1979) Harry Morgan
Harry Morgan
(1980) Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito
(1981) Christopher Lloyd
Christopher Lloyd
(1982) Christopher Lloyd
Christopher Lloyd
(1983) Pat Harrington, Jr.
Pat Harrington, Jr.
(1984) John Larroquette
John Larroquette
(1985) John Larroquette
John Larroquette
(1986) John Larroquette
John Larroquette
(1987) John Larroquette
John Larroquette
(1988) Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson
(1989) Alex Rocco
Alex Rocco
(1990) Jonathan Winters
Jonathan Winters
(1991) Michael Jeter
Michael Jeter
(1992) Michael Richards
Michael Richards
(1993) Michael Richards
Michael Richards
(1994) David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pierce
(1995) Rip Torn
Rip Torn
(1996) Michael Richards
Michael Richards
(1997) David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pierce
(1998) David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pierce
(1999) Sean Hayes (2000) Peter MacNicol (2001) Brad Garrett
Brad Garrett
(2002) Brad Garrett
Brad Garrett
(2003) David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pierce
(2004) Brad Garrett
Brad Garrett
(2005) Jeremy Piven
Jeremy Piven
(2006) Jeremy Piven
Jeremy Piven
(2007) Jeremy Piven
Jeremy Piven
(2008) Jon Cryer
Jon Cryer
(2009) Eric Stonestreet
Eric Stonestreet
(2010) Ty Burrell
Ty Burrell
(2011) Eric Stonestreet
Eric Stonestreet
(2012) Tony Hale
Tony Hale
(2013) Ty Burrell
Ty Burrell
(2014) Tony Hale
Tony Hale
(2015) Louie Anderson
Louie Anderson
(2016) Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(2017)

v t e

Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (1960–1969)

George Balzer & Hal Goldman & Al Gordon & Sam Perrin (1960) Dave O'Brien & Martin Ragaway & Sherwood Schwartz
Sherwood Schwartz
& Al Schwartz & Red Skelton
Red Skelton
(1961) Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
(1962) Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
(1963) No award (1964) No award (1965) Sam Denoff & Bill Persky for "Coast to Coast Big Mouth" (1966) Buck Henry
Buck Henry
& Leonard B. Stern for "Ship of Spies: Parts 1 and 2" (1967) Allan Burns
Allan Burns
& Chris Hayward for "The Coming Out Party" (1968) No award (1969)

Complete list (1955–1959) (1960–1969) (1970–1979) (1980–1989) (1990–1999) (2000–2009) (2010–present)

v t e

Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Roscoe Lee Browne
Roscoe Lee Browne
(1986) John Cleese
John Cleese
(1987) Cleavon Little
Cleavon Little
(1989) Jay Thomas
Jay Thomas
(1990) Jay Thomas
Jay Thomas
(1991) No Award (1992) David Clennon (1993) Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen
(1994) Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
(1995) Tim Conway
Tim Conway
(1996) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(1997) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(1998) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(1999) Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis
(2000) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(2001) Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPaglia
(2002) Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder
(2003) John Turturro
John Turturro
(2004) Bobby Cannavale
Bobby Cannavale
(2005) Leslie Jordan
Leslie Jordan
(2006) Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci
(2007) Tim Conway
Tim Conway
(2008) Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
(2009) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
(2010) Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
(2011) Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon
(2012) Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
(2013) Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon
(2014) Bradley Whitford
Bradley Whitford
(2015) Peter Scolari (2016) Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappelle
(2017)

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Mark Twain Prize winners

Richard Pryor
Richard Pryor
(1998) Jonathan Winters
Jonathan Winters
(1999) Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
(2000) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(2001) Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
(2002) Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
(2003) Lorne Michaels
Lorne Michaels
(2004) Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(2005) Neil Simon
Neil Simon
(2006) Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
(2007) George Carlin
George Carlin
(2008) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(2009) Tina Fey
Tina Fey
(2010) Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell
(2011) Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres
(2012) Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
(2013) Jay Leno
Jay Leno
(2014) Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy
(2015) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2016) David Letterman
David Letterman
(2017)

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Television
Television
Hall of Fame Class of 1999

Herbert Brodkin Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer Lorne Michaels Carl Reiner Fred Rogers Fred Silverman Ethel Winant

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Films directed by Carl Reiner

Enter Laughing
Enter Laughing
(1967) The Comic
The Comic
(1969) Where's Poppa?
Where's Poppa?
(1970) Oh, God!
Oh, God!
(1977) The One and Only (1978) The Jerk
The Jerk
(1979) Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
(1982) The Man with Two Brains
The Man with Two Brains
(1983) All of Me (1984) Summer Rental
Summer Rental
(1985) Summer School (1987) Bert Rigby, You're a Fool
Bert Rigby, You're a Fool
(1989) Sibling Rivalry (1990) Fatal Instinct
Fatal Instinct
(1993) That Old Feeling (1997)

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