Carl Reiner’s illustrious career in comedy spans seven decades. He made is directorial film debut, in 1967, with “Enter Laughing.” Based on the stage play by Jules Stein, it was adapted from his own semi-autobiographical book of the same title. In 1969, Reiner re-teamed with Dick Van Dyke, (star of the perennial television sitcom Reiner created, “The Dick Van Dyke Show,”) for “The Comic.” He also served as producer for both of these features. He then went on to direct “Where’s Poppa?, starring George Segal and Ruth Gordon, “Oh, God!, starring George Burns and John Denver, and “The One And Only,” starring Henry Winkler.

In the late 70’s and early 80’s he was instrumental in the career of Steve Martin, co-writing and directing “The Jerk,” “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid,” “The Man With Two Brains” and “All Of Me.” In the mid-80’s he directed “Summer Rental,” starring John Candy and “Summer School,” starring Mark Harmon and Kirstie Alley. In the 1990’s he directed “Sibling Rivalry,” again with Alley and Bill Pullman, “Fatal Instinct,” with Armand Assante and “That Old Feeling,” starring Bette Midler and Dennis Farina.


As an actor, recent film appearances include the blockbuster hits “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Ocean’s Twelve” and “Ocean’s Thirteen,” opposite George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon. Early film appearances include the classic comedies “The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming,” “It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” and “Slums of Beverly Hills.”

In the 1950’s Reiner’s Broadway career was established when he landed a role in the broadway production of “Call Me Mister.” He was then asked by producer Max Leibman to join “Your Shows Of Shows,” starring Sid Caesar. Working closely with writers Mel Brooks and Neil Simon and then went on to work on “Caesar’s Hour,” again with Brooks, Simon, Larry Gelbart and Woody Allen. He was rewarded for his work by winning two Emmy Awards for ‘Best Supporting Actor In a Comedy Series.’

In 1960, he created “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” writing and directing many episodes and sporadically appearing as its’ difficult television show host “Alan Brady.” Additional awards include a Grammy for “The 2000 Year Old Man in 2000,” and being elected into the Emmy Award Hall of Fame.


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