George Carlin

Biography

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George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, actor and author, who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums. Carlin was noted for his black humor as well as his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his "Seven Dirty Words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a narrow 5–4 decision by the justices affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves.

The first of his fourteen stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977. In the 1990s and 2000s, Carlin's routines focused on socio-cultural criticism of modern American society. He often commented on contemporary political issues in the United States and satirized the excesses of American culture. His final HBO special, It's Bad for Ya, was filmed less than four months before his death.

In 2004, Carlin placed second on the Comedy Central list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time, ahead of Lenny Bruce and behind Richard Pryor.  He was a frequent performer and guest host on The Tonight Show during the three-decade Johnny Carson era, and hosted the first episode of Saturday Night Live. In 2008, he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, actor and author, who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums. Carlin was noted for his black humor as well as his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his "Seven Dirty Words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a narrow 5–4 decision by the justices affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves.

The first of his fourteen stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977. In the 1990s and 2000s, Carlin's routines focused on socio-cultural criticism of modern American society. He often commented on contemporary political issues in the United States and satirized the excesses of American culture. His final HBO special, It's Bad for Ya, was filmed less than four months before his death.

In 2004, Carlin placed second on the Comedy Central list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time, ahead of Lenny Bruce and behind Richard Pryor.  He was a frequent performer and guest host on The Tonight Show during the three-decade Johnny Carson era, and hosted the first episode of Saturday Night Live. In 2008, he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Description above from the Wikipedia article George Carlin, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia .

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Personal Info

Gender -

Known Credits 87

Birthday 1937-05-12

Day of Death 2008-06-22

Place of Birth New York City, New York, U.S.

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://www.georgecarlin.com/

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Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2013 The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall as Himself
2012 2012 Crossing Over A New Beginning as himself
2012 The Reality of Me as Himself
2010 The 100 Greatest Stand Ups 2010
2010 Thomas & Friends: The Greatest Stories
2008 Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales(0 episodes) as Fillmore
2008 George Carlin: It's Bad for Ya! as Himself
2008 History of the Joke as Himself
2007 Thomas & Friends: Ultimate Christmas as Narrator
2007 Unmasked with George Carlin as Himself
2007 Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s & '70s
2007 Thomas & Friends: Percy's Ghostly Trick & Other Thomas Stories as Storyteller
2007 Thomas & The Special Letter as StoryTeller
2006 Happily N'Ever After as Der Zauberer
2006 Cars as Fillmore (voice)
2005 George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing as Himself
2005 Tarzan II as Zugor (voice)
2005 The Aristocrats as Himself
2004 Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party as Himself
2004 Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism as Himself (archive footage)
2004 Jersey Girl as Bart Trinke
2004 Thomas & Friends: Best of Gordon as Narrator
2003 Scary Movie 3 as The Architect
2003 George on George as Himself
2003 Thomas & Friends: Thomas & His Friends Help Out as Narrator
2003 Real Time with Bill Maher(2 episodes)
2002 Thomas & Friends: Thomas' Christmas Wonderland as Narrator
2002 Thomas & Friends: Best Of James as Narrator
2001 George Carlin: Complaints & Grievances as Himself
2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back as Hitchhiker
2001 Thomas and Friends: Best of Percy as Narrator
2001 Dinner for Five(1 episode)
2001 Thomas & Friends: 10 Years of Thomas as Conductor
2001 Thomas & Friends: Best Of Thomas as Narrator
1999 Dogma as Cardinal Ignatius Glick
1999 10 Years of Thomas as Narrator
1999 George Carlin: You Are All Diseased as Himself
1998 Jerry Seinfeld: I'm Telling You for the Last Time as Himself
1997 The View(3 episodes)
1997 George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy as Himself
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1996 George Carlin: Back in Town as Himself
1996 George Carlin: George's Best Stuff as Himself
1996 George Carlin: Personal Favorites as Himself
1995 Streets of Laredo as Billy Williams
1995 Streets of Laredo(3 episodes) as Billy Williams
1995 MADtv(2 episodes)
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1994 But... Seriously
1994 The George Carlin Show(27 episodes) as George O'Grady
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(3 episodes)
1992 George Carlin: Jammin' in New York as Himself
1991 The Prince of Tides as Eddie Detreville
1991 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey as Rufus
1990 Working Tra$h as Ralph
1990 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures(18 episodes) as Rufus (voice)
1990 George Carlin: Doin' it Again as George Carlin
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1989 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure as Rufus
1989 Shining Time Station(75 episodes) as Mr. Conductor
1988 George Carlin: What Am I Doing in New Jersey? as Himself
1988 Justin Case as Justin Case
1987 Outrageous Fortune as Frank Madras
1986 George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head as Himself / Mike Holder
1984 Thomas & Friends(535 episodes)
1984 Carlin on Campus as Himself
1982 Carlin at Carnegie as Himself
1979 Americathon as Narrator
1978 George Carlin: On Location at Phoenix as Himself
1977 George Carlin - On Location at USC as Himself
1976 Car Wash as The Taxi Driver
1975 Saturday Night Live(2 episodes)
1974 Tony Orlando and Dawn(54 episodes)
1973 The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour(10 episodes)
1972 Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve(1 episode)
1970 The Flip Wilson Show(6 episodes)
1968 With Six You Get Eggroll as Herbie Fleck
1967 Away We Go(14 episodes)
1966 That Girl(1 episode)
1964 The Hollywood Palace(4 episodes)
1952 Today(1 episode)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(6 episodes)
1900 Thomas & Friends: Thomas' Snowy Surprise as Narrator
1900 Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales(0 episodes) as Mr. Conductor

Writing

2008 George Carlin: It's Bad for Ya! … Author
2005 George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing … Writer
2001 George Carlin: Complaints & Grievances … Writer
1999 George Carlin: You Are All Diseased … Writer
1996 George Carlin: Back in Town … Writer
1996 George Carlin: Personal Favorites … Writer
1996 George Carlin: George's Best Stuff … Writer
1994 The George Carlin Show(2 episodes) … Writer
1992 George Carlin: Jammin' in New York … Writer
1990 George Carlin: Doin' it Again … Writer
1988 George Carlin: What Am I Doing in New Jersey? … Writer
1986 George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head … Writer
1984 Carlin on Campus … Writer
1982 Carlin at Carnegie … Writer
1978 George Carlin: On Location at Phoenix … Writer
1977 George Carlin - On Location at USC … Writer

Production

2005 George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing … Executive Producer
2001 George Carlin: Complaints & Grievances … Executive Producer
1999 George Carlin: You Are All Diseased … Executive Producer
1992 George Carlin: Jammin' in New York … Producer
1990 George Carlin: Doin' it Again … Executive Producer
1988 George Carlin: What Am I Doing in New Jersey? … Producer
1986 George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head … Producer
1977 George Carlin - On Location at USC … Producer
1900 George Carlin: You are All Diseased(0 episodes) … Executive Producer
1900 George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing(0 episodes) … Executive Producer
1900 It's Bad for Ya(0 episodes) … Executive Producer

Sound

1990 George Carlin: Doin' it Again … Original Music Composer

Creator

1994 The George Carlin Show … Creator

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