Carl Reiner in Ocean's Eleven | 2001
Clip Name: Inside the Vault
About this actor
Carl Reiner (born March 20, 1922) is an American actor, film director, producer, writer and comedian. He has won nine Emmy Awards and one Grammy Award during this career. He has the distinction of being the only person to appear on all five incarnations of The Tonight Show. Reiner was born in the Bronx, New York, the son of Bessie from Hungary (née Mathias) and Romanian-born Irving Reiner, who was a watchmaker. His parents were Jewish. They immigrated to the United States in the 19th century. When he was sixteen, his older brother Charlie read in the New York Daily News about a free dramatic workshop being put on by the Works Progress Administration and told him about it. He had been working as a machinist fixing sewing machines. He credits Charlie with changing his career plans. Reiner was educated at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and served in the United States Army Special Services during World War II. Reiner performed in several Broadway musicals,...