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Carl Reiner (1922-) Biography

Career, Awards, Honors, Writings, SidelightsPersonal, Addresses, Member, Adaptations

Born 1922, in New York, NY; Education: Attended the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.

Agent—George Shapiro, 141 El Camino Drive, #205, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Carl Reiner

Actor's Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Writers Guild, Dramatists Guild, Directors Guild.


Two Thousand Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks (also see below), World-Pacific Records (Hollywood, CA), 1960, Rhino Records (Los Angeles, CA), 1995.

Two Thousand and One Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks (also see below), Capitol (Scranton, PA), 1961, Rhino (Los Angeles, CA), 1995.

Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks at the Cannes Film Festival (also see below), Capitol (Scranton, PA), 1962.

Two Thousand and Thirteen (also see below), Warner Bros. Records (Burbank, CA), 1973.

The Complete Two Thousand Year Old Man (contains Two Thousand Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, Two Thousand and One Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks at the Cannes Film Festival, and Two Thousand and Thirteen), Rhino (Los Angeles, CA), 1994.

Two Thousand Year Old Man: In the Year 2000, Rhino (Los Angeles, CA), 1997.


(With others) The Thrill of It All, Universal, 1963.

(With others) The Art of Love, Universal, 1965.

(With Joseph Stein) Enter Laughing (based on the novel by Reiner), Columbia, 1967.

(With Aaron Ruben) The Comic (also known as Billy Bright), Columbia, 1969.

(With Steve Martin and George Gipe) Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (also known as Dead Men Wear No Plaid), Universal, 1982.

(With Steve Martin and George Gipe) The Man with Two Brains, Warner Bros., 1983.

(With others) All of Me, Universal, 1984.

Bert Rigby, You're a Fool, Warner Bros., 1989.


(With others) Your Show of Shows, National Broadcasting Company (NBC), 1950-54.

(With others) Caesar's Hour, National Broadcasting Company (NBC), 1954-57.

(With others) Sid Caesar Invites You, American Broadcasting Companies (ABC), 1958.

(With others) The Dick Van Dyke Show (also known as Head of the Family), Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), 1961-66.

(With others) The New Dick Van Dyke Show, Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), 1971-74.

The Alan Brady Show, TV Land, 2003.


The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special, National Broadcasting Company (NBC), 1967.


Something Different (two-act comedy), Samuel French (New York, NY), 1967.

Also author of (with others) A Child's Guide to Screen-writing, 1964, (with others) Salute to Stan Laurel, 1965, The Nancy Dussault Show, 1973, (with others) Free to Be … You and Me, 1974, (with Mel Brooks) The Two Thousand Year Old Man, 1975, (and producer and director) Flannery and Quilt, 1976.

Joseph Stein adapted Reiner's novel Enter Laughing into a two-act comedy of the same name, Samuel French (New York, NY), 1963, new edition, 1984; How Paul Robeson Saved My Life and Other Mostly Happy Stories, Continue Laughing, and My Anecdotal Life were adapted as audiobooks, read by Reiner, New Millenium Audio (Los Angeles, CA).

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