Rob Reiner Biography (1947-)

Born March 6, 1947, in Bronx, NY; son of Carl (a comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director) and Estelle (an actress; maiden name, Lebost) Reiner; brother of Lucas Reiner (an actor, director, and writer); married Penny Marshall (an actress, director, and producer), April 10, 1971 (divorced, c. 1980); married Michele Singer (a photographer), May 19, 1989; children: (first marriage) Tracy (stepdaughter; an actress); (second marriage) three, including Romyand Nick. Addresses: Agent: Rick Nicita, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, actor, writer, producer
Birth Details
March 6, 1947
Bronx, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) The Big Mouth, 1967
  • Clark Baxter, Enter Laughing, Columbia, 1967
  • Leaky Couloris, Halls of Anger, United Artists, 1970
  • Roger, Where's Poppa? (also known as Going Ape!), United Artists, 1970
  • Don, Summertree, Columbia, 1971
  • (Uncredited) Man who gets bumped in car chase, The Enforcer, 1976
  • Russel Fikus, Fire Sale, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977
  • Miguelito, How Come Nobody's on Our Side, American Films, 1977
  • Truck driver who picks up Navin, The Jerk, Universal, 1979
  • Marty DiBergi, This Is Spinal Tap (also known as Spinal Tap), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Embassy, 1984
  • Joel, Throw Momma from the Train, Orion, 1986
  • Newsreel narrator, In the Mood (also known as The Woo Woo Kid), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Joe Pierce, Postcards from the Edge, Columbia, 1990
  • (Uncredited) Helicopter pilot, Misery, Columbia, 1990
  • Dr. Cash, The Spirit of '76, SVS/Triumph Home Video, 1991
  • Regarding Henry, Paramount, 1991
  • Jay, Sleepless in Seattle, TriStar, 1993
  • (In archive footage) The Making of " ... And God Spoke," 1993
  • Sheldon Flender, Bullets over Broadway, Miramax, 1994
  • Dr. Marshall Kinsky, Mixed Nuts (also known as Lifesavers),TriStar, 1994
  • Dr. David Townsend, Bye Bye, Love, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995
  • Dr. Plosner, Married People, Single Sex II: For Better or Worse (also known as For Better or Worse), Columbia, 1995
  • Albert the chauffeur, Mad Dog Time (also known as Trigger Happy), United Artists, 1996
  • Dr. Morris Packman, The First Wives Club, Paramount, 1996
  • Izzy Rosenblatt, Primary Colors (also known as Perfect Couple and Mit aller macht), Universal, 1998
  • Himself, One Vision, 1998
  • Stan, The Story of Us, Universal, 1999
  • Himself, The Muse, October Films, 1999
  • Dr. Whitaker, Ed TV (also known as Edtv), Universal, 1999
  • Marty DiBergi, Spinal Tap: The Final Tour, 1998
  • Marty DiBergi, Catching Up with Marty DiBergi (short film), Automat Pictures, 2000
  • Voice of studio executive, The Majestic, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Himself, Scene Smoking: Cigarettes, Cinema, and the Myth of Cool (documentary), 2001
  • Wirschafter, Alex & Emma, Warner Home Video, 2003
  • Himself, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (also known as Dickie Roberts: (Former) Child Star), Paramount, 2003
  • America Speaks Out (documentary), Barking Harley Productions, 2004
  • (Uncredited) Tell Them Who You Are (documentary), ThinkFilm, 2005
  • Voice of Screwie, Everyone's Hero (animated), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2006
  • Film Director
  • This Is Spinal Tap (also known as Spinal Tap), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Embassy, 1984
  • The Sure Thing, Embassy, 1985
  • Stand by Me, Columbia, 1986
  • Rumor Has It ... , Warner Bros., 2005
  • Film Producer and Director
  • The Princess Bride, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • When Harry Met Sally ... , Columbia, 1989
  • Misery, Columbia, 1990
  • A Few Good Men, Columbia, 1992
  • North, Columbia, 1994
  • The American President, Columbia, 1995
  • Ghosts of Mississippi (also known as Ghosts from the Past),Columbia/TriStar, 1996
  • The Story of Us, Universal, 1999
  • Spinal Tap: The Final Tour, 1998
  • Alex & Emma, Warner Home Video, 2003
  • Film Work
  • Other
  • Co-executive producer, Declaration of Independence, Declaration ofIndependence, Inc., 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Michael "Meathead" Stivic and announcer, All in the Family (also known as Those Were the Days), CBS, 1971-78
  • Joseph Bresner, Free Country, ABC, 1978
  • Likely Stories, Vol. 1, 1981
  • Host, Showtime 30-Minute Movie (series of specials), Showtime, between 1990 and 1992
  • Host, Morton & Hayes (also known as Partners in Life),CBS, 1991
  • Himself, The Essentials, TCM, 2001
  • Voice of Futterman, Hopeless Pictures (animated), Independent FilmChannel, 2005
  • Movies
  • Joel Forrest, Thursday's Game (also known as The Berk), ABC, 1974
  • Alan Corkus, More than Friends (also known as Love Me and I'llBe Your Best Friend), ABC, 1978
  • Monte Miller, The Million Dollar Infield, CBS, 1982
  • Specials
  • Guest, The Mickie Finns Finally Present How the West Was Lost, syndicated, 1975
  • Male team captain, Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes, CBS, 1977
  • CBS team member, Battle of the Network Stars II, ABC, 1977
  • Witness, The Richard Lewis "I'm in Pain" Concert, Showtime, 1985
  • Comic Relief, HBO, 1986
  • The Billy Crystal Comedy Special, HBO, 1986
  • Marty DiBergi, "Billy Crystal--Don't Get Me Started--The Lost Minutes" (also known as "Don't Get Me Started" and "The Lost Minutes of Billy Crystal"),On Location, HBO, 1987
  • The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 20th Reunion Show, CBS, 1988
  • Living in America, VH1, 1991
  • Himself and Michael "Meathead" Stivic, All in the Family 20th Anniversary Special, CBS, 1991
  • Marty DiBergi, A Spinal Tap Reunion (also known as The Return of Spinal Tap and A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out), NBC, 1992
  • The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special (also known as The JonLovitz Show), Fox, 1992
  • What Is This Thing Called Love? (also known as The Barbara Walters Special), ABC, 1993
  • "Addicted to Fame," First Person with Maria Shriver, NBC, 1994
  • The Comedy Hall of Fame, NBC, 1994
  • Voice of Albert Maltz, Blacklist: Hollywood on Trial, American Movie Classics, 1996
  • I Am Your Child (also known as From Zero to Three and Johnson & Johnson Presents: I Am Your Child), ABC, 1997
  • Gilda Radner: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1997
  • Stephen King: Master of Macabre, The Learning Channel, 1999
  • Stephen King: Shining in the Dark, BBC, 1999
  • Uncomfortably Close with Michael McKean, Comedy Central, 1999
  • The Television Academy Hall of Fame, UPN, 1999
  • Telling the Story of Us, 1999
  • Forever Hollywood, 1999
  • Comedy Central Presents: The New York Friars Club Roast of Rob Reiner, Comedy Central, 2000
  • All in the Family: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • The 70s: The Decade that Changed Television, ABC, 2000
  • Mark Twain Prize--Celebrating the Humor of Carl Reiner, PBS, 2001
  • Glen Campbell: Still on the Line, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Narrator, Hail Sid Caesar! The Golden Age of Comedy, Showtime, 2001
  • "Carroll O'Connor: All in a Lifetime," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Passions, CBS, 2002
  • Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Bravo, 2002
  • River Phoenix, Arts and Entertainment, 2002
  • The Score, Trio, 2003
  • Intimate Portrait: Penny Marshall, Lifetime, 2003
  • CBS at 75, CBS, 2003
  • Commentator, TV Revolution, Bravo, 2003
  • E! Entertainment Special: Tom Cruise, E! Entertainment Television,2004
  • (Uncredited) Himself, Diary of a Political Tourist (also known asAlexandra Pelosi's "Diary of a Political Tourist"), HBO, 2004
  • Inside TV Land: Primetime Politics, TV Land, 2004
  • (In archive footage) Spinal Tap Goes to 20, Independent Film Channel, 2004
  • How's Your News? On the Campaign Trail, Trio, 2004
  • The Seinfeld Story, NBC, 2004
  • Mary Tyler Moore: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2005
  • AFI's 100 Years, 100 "Movie Quotes": The Greatest Lines from AmericanFilm, CBS, 2005
  • Unforgettable Moments in Television Entertainment: A Museum of Television & Radio Special, NBC, 2005
  • The 50 Greatest Comedy Films, Channel 4, 2006
  • Episodic
  • Son, "The Hong Kong Caper," 77 Sunset Strip, 1959
  • "Carl Reiner," This Is Your Life, NBC, 1960
  • (As Robert Reiner) Young cop, "Cop for a Day," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, 1961
  • Mr. Brown, "Terror at Northfield," The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, NBC,1963
  • Intern, "Magic Shop," The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, NBC, 1964
  • Doctor, "Thanatos Palace Hotel," The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, NBC, 1965
  • Teenager, "From out of the Past Comes the Thundering Hoofbeats," Hey Landlord, NBC, 1966
  • Carl, "This Little Piggy Had a Ball," That Girl, ABC, 1967
  • Big guy, "Testing, One Two," Hey Landlord, NBC, 1967
  • Delivery boy, "The Penguin Declines," Batman, ABC, 1967
  • Moose, "Oh, How We Danced," Hey, Landlord, NBC, 1967
  • Joe, "Goober's Contest," The Andy Griffith Show (also known as Andy of Mayberry), CBS, 1967
  • Beatnik, "Lost, the Colonel's Daughter," Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., CBS, 1967
  • Third recruit, "Gomer the Recruiter," Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., CBS, 1967
  • Joe Turner, "The Career Girls," The Mothers-in-Law, NBC, 1967
  • Comedian, The Hollywood Palace, ABC, 1967
  • Mitch, "Back to the Hills," The Beverly Hillbillies, CBS, 1969
  • Mitch, "The Hills of Home," The Beverly Hillbillies, CBS, 1969
  • Moondog, "Flower Power," Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., CBS, 1969
  • Tony, "Funny Money," Room 222, ABC, 1970
  • Snake, "A Man Called Snake," The Partridge Family, ABC, 1971
  • "Those Oldies but Goodies Remind Me of You," Getting Together, 1971
  • Himself, The $10,000 Pyramid (also known as The $20,000 Pyramid, The $25,000 Pyramid, The New $25,000 Pyramid, The $50,000 Pyramid, The $100,000 Pyramid, and The New $100,000 Pyramid), CBS, multiple appearances, 1973
  • Sheldon, "The Rain in Spain," The Odd Couple, ABC, 1974
  • Larry "King" Sturtevan, "The No-Cut Contract," The Rockford Files(also known as Jim Rockford, Private Investigator), NBC, 1976
  • "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," Good Heavens, 1976
  • Himself, "Urban Poverty Consultant," America 2-Night, syndicated,1978
  • People, CBS, 1978
  • Michael Stivic, "Thanksgiving Reunion: Parts 1 & 2," Archie Bunker's Place, CBS, 1979
  • The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour, NBC, 1982
  • Jack Smith, "Johnny Appleseed," Tall Tales and Legends (also knownas Shelley Duvall's "Tall Tales and Legends"), 1986
  • "Dial L for Laundry," It's Garry Shandling's Show, Showtime and Fox, 1987
  • "Doubt of the Benefit," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1994
  • "Education," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 1997
  • Voice of Bill, "The Maris Counselor," Frasier, NBC, 1998
  • "The Films of Rob Reiner," The Directors, Encore, 1999
  • "The Films of Nora Ephron, The Directors, Encore, 1999
  • LateLine, ABC, 1999
  • Himself, "The Thong," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2001
  • (Uncredited) Raw Is War (also known as Monday Night Raw, WWE Raw Is War, WWF Raw, WWF Raw Is War, and WWF Warzone), The Nashville Network, 2003
  • "Holiday Moments," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2005
  • "All in the Family Episodes," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2006
  • Appeared in an episode of Pros & Cons, Court TV; also voice for an episode of The Simpsons (animated), Fox.
  • Television Guest Appearances
  • Episodic
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as The Bestof Carson), NBC, multiple appearances, between 1971 and 1977
  • Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1975
  • The Merv Griffin Show, syndicated, 1976
  • The Mike Douglas Show, syndicated, 1977
  • Guest host, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known asThe Best of Carson), NBC, 1978
  • Later with Bob Costas, NBC, 1992
  • The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997
  • Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1999
  • The Howard Stern Radio Show, syndicated, 2000
  • Primetime Glick, Comedy Central, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1978
  • The 1st Annual American Comedy Awards (also known as The American Comedy Awards), ABC, 1987
  • The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1991
  • Presenter, The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards (also known as The People's Choice Awards), CBS, 1992
  • Presenter, The 4th Annual Environmental Media Awards, TBS, 1994
  • The 2nd Annual American Comedy Hall of Fame, NBC, 1994
  • Presenter, The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1996
  • Presenter, The 28th Annual NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 1997
  • The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1997
  • The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1998
  • Presenter, The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2001
  • TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (also known as 1stAnnual TV Land Awards), TV Land, 2003
  • Pilots
  • The TV Show, ABC, 1979
  • Max King III, Partners in Life, CBS, 1990
  • Miniseries
  • Interviewee, The 100 Scariest Movie Moments, Bravo, 2004
  • Interviewee, TV Land Moguls, TV Land, 2004
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Creator and executive producer, Free Country, ABC, 1978
  • Director, Likely Stories, Vol. 1, 1981
  • Cocreator and co-executive producer, Morton & Hayes (also known as Partners in Life) CBS, 1991
  • Movies
  • Executive producer (with Phil Mishkin), More than Friends (also known as Love Me and I'll Be Your Best Friend), ABC, 1978
  • Coproducer, The Million Dollar Infield, CBS, 1982
  • Specials
  • Executive producer, But ... Seriously, Showtime, 1994
  • Executive producer and director, I Am Your Child (also known as From Zero to Three and Johnson & Johnson Presents: I Am Your Child), ABC, 1997
  • Pilots
  • Creator and producer, The Super, ABC, 1972
  • Producer and director, Sonny Boy, CBS, 1974
  • Executive producer (with Phil Mishkin), The TV Show, ABC, 1979
  • Cocreator and co-executive producer, Partners in Life, CBS, 1990
  • Stage Appearances
  • Danny, The Roast, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1980
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • (In archive footage) The Best of John Belushi, 1985
  • How Harry Met Sally ... , Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists HomeEntertainment, 2000
  • A Few Good Men: From Stage to Screen, 2001
  • Narrator, Joseph Had a Little Overcoat, Weston Woods, 2001
  • As You Wish: The Story of "The Princess Bride," Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 2001
  • Code of Conduct, 2001
  • Misery Loves Company, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2002
  • Walking the Tracks: The Summer of "Stand by Me," Columbia TriStarHome Video, 2002
  • How It Began, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2004
  • Kramer vs. Kramer: Kenny to Cosmo, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2004
  • The Breakthrough Season, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2005
  • Appeared as the director in the music video "Does He Love You" by Reba McEntire.
  • WRITINGS
  • Films
  • Script and score (with Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer), and songs "Hell Hole" and "Tonight I'm Going to Rock You Tonight," This Is Spinal Tap (also known as Spinal Tap), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Embassy, 1984
  • Spinal Tap: The Final Tour, 1998
  • (Uncredited; with others) Alex & Emma, Warner Home Video, 2003
  • Television Episodes
  • (With others) Mike's Hippie Friends Come to Visit," All in the Family (also known as Those Were the Days), CBS, 1971
  • (With Phil Mishkin) "Flashback: Mike Meets Archie," All in the Family (also known as Those Were the Days), CBS, 1971
  • (With Mishkin) "Flashback: Mike and Gloria's Wedding, Parts 1 & 2," All in the Family (also known as Those Were the Days), CBS, 1972
  • (With Mishkin) "The Matchmaker," The Super, ABC, 1974
  • (With others) "All the Way," Happy Days (also known as Happy Days Again), 1974
  • (With Mishkin) "Anna's Arrival," Free Country, ABC, 1978
  • (With Mishkin) "When Already?," Free Country, ABC, 1978
  • Also coauthor of "The Super's Apprentice," an episode of The Super, ABC.
  • Television Series
  • The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (also known as The Summer Smothers Brothers Show), CBS, 1968
  • The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, 1969
  • Likely Stories, Vol. 1, 1981
  • Television Movies
  • (With Phil Mishkin) More than Friends (also known as Love Me and I'll Be Your Best Friend), ABC, 1978
  • (With Dick Wimmer) The Million Dollar Infield, CBS, 1982
  • Television Specials
  • Romp, ABC, 1968
  • Robert Young and the Family, CBS, 1971
  • Third story, Three for the Girls, CBS, 1973
  • I Am Your Child (also known as From Zero to Three and Johnson & Johnson Presents: I Am Your Child), ABC, 1997
  • Television Pilots
  • (With Phil Mishkin) Sonny Boy, CBS, 1974
  • (With others) The TV Show, ABC, 1979
  • Videos
  • Composer, "Big Bottom," Soundgarden: Louder than Live, 1990

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Newsmakers 91, 1991 Cumulation, Gale, 1991
    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, November 18, 2005, pp. 64-68
    • Interview, January, 1997, p. 54
    • Mojo, November, 2000, pp. 40-48
    • NEA Today, October, 1997, p. 42
    • TV Guide, February 15, 2003
    • US, August 7, 1989, pp. 50-53, 54
    Electronic
    • I Am Your Child, http://www.iamyourchild.org, May 8, 2006

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    Aug 13, 2014 @ 2:14 pm
    How do I go about getting permission to show This Is Spinal Tap as a fundraiser for our community FM radio station here in Paekakariki New Zealand??
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    Francis Mills

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