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George Carlin

George Carlin is a leading American comic noted for his outspoken, irreverent routines. Carlin began his career in 1956 at the age of 19, working for a Boston radio station. Since then, his work has encompassed movies, television, radio, record albums, books and comedy clubs across the nation. His most recent films include Kevin Smith's Dogma and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

Carlin's extensive television credits include The Merv Griffin Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Mike Douglas Show and The Tonight Show, among many others. His comedic talents were also featured in his own The George Carlin Show. To date, Carlin's eleven HBO shows have garnered five Emmy nominations and won six Cable Ace awards. He picked up two additional Emmy nominations playing the part of Mister Conductor in 45 episodes if the critically acclaimed PBS children's show, Shining Time Station.

Carlin's recording career includes such albums as the Grammy-winning FM & AM, Take-Offs and Put-Ons and the double CD George Carlin: Classic Gold. In all, he has released 14 solo albums, ten of which have been nominated for Grammy awards. On the publishing front, Carlin's book Brain Droppings spent 40 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and sold 750,000 copies. A sequel, Napalm and Silly Putty, was published in April 2001 and spent 20 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, hitting the #1 spot in its second week. In April, 2001, George Carlin received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th Annual American Comedy Awards. In August 2001, The George Carlin Collection, a special package of Carlin's first four hour HBO stand-up concert shows (1977-1984) was released on DVD and VHS video. And in November, Carlin performed his twelfth HBO special, Complaints and Grievances, live, from New York's Beacon Theater. The album of the same name was released in December. Carlin continues to perform over 60 theater concerts a year.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

George Carlin Facts

Birth NameGeorge Dennis Carlin
BirthdayMay 12, 1937
BirthplaceBronx, New York, USA
Date of deathJune 22, 2008 (age 71)
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is George Carlin compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Thomas Gets Tricked / Edward Helps Out
Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales
Thomas & Friends: The Greatest Stories
Don't Just Do Something, Stand There
Double Trouble / A Cow on the Line
Donald's Duck / Thomas Gets Bumped
Granpuff / Sleeping Beauty
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
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