Carl Reiner is an American comedian, actor, director and writer whose career spans nearly seven decades.
During the early years of television comedy, he co-wrote and acted on Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour, starring comedian Sid Caesar.
In the 1960s Reiner was best known as the creator, producer, writer, and actor on The Dick Van Dyke Show.
He also had great success as a film director and writer, and partnered with Steve Martin in the 1970s when Reiner co-wrote and/or directed some of Martin's most successful films, including 1979's The Jerk.
Reiner formed a comedy duo with Mel Brooks in “The 2000 Year Old Man", and acted in films such as The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming, Ocean's Eleven (2001) and its sequels. Reiner has won nine Emmy Awards and one Grammy Award during his career.
He is the father of actor and director Rob Reiner.
Carl Reiner was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1999.