Carl Reiner Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akshita Rana
Mar 01, 2024 By Akshita Rana
Originally Published on Apr 22, 2022
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Carl Reiner was a legendary comedy actor who has won 11 Emmy Awards.
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About Carl Reiner

Carl Reiner is a household name in America. 
He is an actor, comedian, producer, and director who has entertained audiences for decades. Reiner started his career as a stand-up comic in the '50s, and he has since become one of the most successful entertainers in history.
His work on the seminal TV series 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' made him a star, and he has gone on to have a successful career in both television and film, starring in movies like 'Ocean's Eleven' and 'The Jerk.' Read on to look at Carl Reiner's life and career, and explore why he is considered such a comic genius.

Carl Reiner Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Carl Reiner's net worth?

Carl Reiner had a long and successful career in Hollywood, amassing a considerable fortune. When he died in 2020, his net worth was estimated to be $70 million.

How much did Carl Reiner earn per year?

Carl Reiner was one of the highest-paid actors on television in the '60s. It is estimated that he made $11.8 million every year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Carl Reiner?

Carl Reiner was tall for his generation, standing at around 6 ft 1 in (1.87 m).

How old was Carl Reiner?

Carl Reiner passed away on June 29, 2020, at his home in Beverly Hills, California, at 98 years due to natural causes.

Childhood And Education

Born on March 20, 1922, Carl Reiner was born in Bronx county in New York City, the United States. When he was 16 years old, Reiner began a job fixing sewing machines. Around this time, Reiner's elder brother notified him of a drama workshop, in which he eagerly enrolled.
In 1942, Carl Reiner joined the U.S. Army during World War II. Reiner attended Georgetown University to learn French interpretation following his training as a radio operator. The New York-based actor directed a French production during his university years and performed for the troops until 1946.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Carl Reiner's partner?

Carl Reiner married the American singer Estelle Reiner (maiden name Lebost) in 1943, and the couple was blissfully married for 65 years until her demise in 2008. The legendary pair were parents to two sons and a daughter: the famous TV actor and director Rob Reiner, the painter and photographer Lucas Reiner, and the poet, author, and playwright Annie Reiner. 

Who was Carl Reiner's family?

Carl Reiner was born to Jewish immigrants in the Bronx, New York. His parents were Irving, a watchmaker, and Bessie Reiner. Carl also had an older brother Charles Reiner who served in the military during World War II.

Career And Professional Highlights

Carl Reiner was a legendary American actor, producer, director, and comic performer.

Best Known For…

Carl Reiner is best known for his work on the classic television series 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' but has had a long and successful career in television and film.
After performing with the military entertainment unit during World War II, Carl Reiner made his debut on Broadway with 'Inside U.S.A.' while simultaneously working on television. From 1953 to 1954, Carl Reiner regularly made appearances in the TV sitcom 'Your Show Of Shows.' He then worked in 'Caesar's Hour' as an actor and a writer. After this show, he became an established comic actor and participated in numerous projects like 'The 2000 Year Old Man,' where he interviewed his co-star and dear friend Mel Brooks. However, the role for which he is the most famous is of Alan Brady in 'The Dick Van Dyke Show,' where he appeared as a supporting actor. Besides playing the character of Alan Brady, he wrote and produced this show.
Regarding his career as a director, Carl Reiner's first directorial film was 'Enter Laughing' in 1967. His other directorial and production projects include 'The Comic,' 'Where's Poppa,' 'The New Dick Van Dyke Show,' and the blockbuster film 'Oh, God!' His other biggest hits were 'The Jerk,' 'Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid,' and ‘All of Me.’
Besides being a TV actor, director, and producer, Carl Reiner appeared in several movies. As an actor, his most popular movies are 'Oceans's Eleven,' 'Ocean's Twelve,' and 'Ocean's Thirteen.' He also guest-starred in many TV shows like 'Mad About You' and 'Parks and Recreation.' In addition, he had also lent his voice to several characters, including Carl Reineroceros in 'Toy Story 4,' Tian in 'Blue Elephant,' and Larry in ‘Duck Duck Goose.’
Carl Reiner's other notable works include:
'The Gazebo' in 1959 
'The Thrill Of It All' in 1963
'It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World' in 1963
'The Art Of Love' in 1965 
'The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!' in 1966 
'A Guide For The Married Man' in 1967
'Generation' in 1969 
'The End' in 1978 
'The Man With Two Brains' in 1983 (as writer and director)
'Slums of Beverly Hills' in 1998 

What awards did Carl Reiner win?

Over Carl Reiner's long comedy career, he has won several prestigious awards, including 11 Primetime Emmy Awards, an American Comedy Award, a Gold Derby TV Award, a Grammy, and a Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Other Interesting Carl Reiner Facts And Trivia

  • Initially, Carl Reiner was to play the lead character of Rob Petrie in 'The Dick Van Dyke Show.' However, he later portrayed the supporting role of Alan Brady.
    Main image credits: Featureflash photo agency/shutterstock 

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Georgetown University

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Estelle Lebost


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Written by Akshita Rana

Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Science specializing in Management

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Akshita RanaBachelor of Business Administration, Master of Science specializing in Management

With a Master's in Management from the University of Manchester and a degree in Business Management from St. Xavier's, Jaipur, India, Akshita has worked as a content writer in the education sector. She previously collaborated with a school and an education company to improve their content, showcasing her skills in writing and education. Akshita is multilingual and enjoys photography, poetry, and art in her free time, which allows her to bring a creative touch to her work as a writer at Kidadl.

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