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George Carlin

George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, actor and author, who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums. Carlin was noted for his black humor as well as his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his "Seven Dirty Words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a narrow 5–4 decision by the justices affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves. The first of his fourteen stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977. In the 1990s and 2000s, Carlin's routines focused on socio-cultural criticism of modern American society. He often commented on contemporary political issues in the United States and satirized the excesses of American culture. His final HBO special, It's Bad for Ya, was filmed less than four months before his death. In 2004, Carlin placed second on the Comedy Central list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time, ahead of Lenny Bruce and behind Richard Pryor.  He was a frequent performer and guest host on The Tonight Show during the three-decade Johnny Carson era, and hosted the first episode of Saturday Night Live. In 2008, he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Description above from the Wikipedia article George Carlin, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia .

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May 12, 1937 In New York City, New York, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Movie Behind the Shield: The Power and Politics of the NFL 2022-09-23
Known For
Poster of Scary Movie 3
Poster of Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
Poster of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Poster of Away We Go
Movie Behind the Shield: The Power and Politics of the NFL Self (archive footage) 2022-09-23
Movie The Hall: Honoring the Greats of Stand-Up Self (archive footage) 2022-05-19
Series George Carlin's American Dream Self (archive footage) 2022-05-20
Movie Out of Shadows Self (archive footage) 2020-04-11
Movie Bill & Ted Face the Music Rufus Hologram (archive footage) 2020-08-27
Movie I Am Richard Pryor Self - Actor and Comedian (archive footage) 2019-03-12
Movie The Last Laugh Self 2016-04-18
Movie The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall Self (archive footage) 2013-12-06
Movie The Reality of Me Self 2012-11-01
Movie 2012 Crossing Over A New Beginning himself 2012-11-15
Movie Thomas & Friends: The Greatest Stories 2010-01-20
Movie The 100 Greatest Stand Ups 2010 2010-04-10
Movie Monster Truck Mater Filmore (voice) 2010-07-30
Movie Heavy Metal Mater Filmore (archive audio) (voice) 2010-10-08
Movie George Carlin : The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Self (archive footage) 2009-02-04
Movie Unidentified Flying Mater Fillmore (archive voice) 2009-11-20
Movie George Carlin: It's Bad for Ya! Himself 2008-03-01
Movie History of the Joke Self 2008-02-28
Movie Thomas & Friends: Percy Takes The Plunge Narrator 2008-03-04
Movie George Carlin: Too Hip For The Room Himself 2008-07-29
Movie Tokyo Mater Filmore (voice) 2008-11-21
Movie Thomas & Friends - Mud Glorious Mud Narrator 2008-05-06
Movie Cars Toon Mater's Tall Tales Filmore / Additional Voices 2008-10-27
Movie Happily N'Ever After Der Zauberer (voice) 2007-01-05
Movie Thomas & Friends: A Big Day for Thomas Narrator 2007-01-23
Movie Thomas & Friends: Percy's Ghostly Trick & Other Thomas Stories Storyteller 2007-03-27
Movie Thomas & Friends: Ultimate Christmas Narrator 2007-10-23
Movie Unmasked with George Carlin Himself 2007-09-25
Movie Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s & '70s 2007-04-10
Movie The N Word Himself 2006-01-16
Movie Thomas & Friends: Thomas Comes To Breakfast & Other Thomas Adventures Narrator 2006-11-19
Movie Cars Fillmore (voice) 2006-06-08
Movie Tarzan II Zugor (voice) 2005-06-13
Movie The Aristocrats Self 2005-07-29
Movie George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing Himself 2005-11-05
Movie Thomas & Friends: Best of Gordon Narrator 2004-02-03
Movie Jersey Girl Bart Trinke 2004-03-25
Movie Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party Self 2004-11-17
Movie Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism Self (archive footage) 2004-07-14
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Self 2003-02-21
Movie Thomas & Friends: Thomas & His Friends Help Out Narrator 2003-02-25
Movie Scary Movie 3 Architect 2003-10-24
Movie Thomas & Friends: Thomas' Snowy Surprise & Other Adventures Narrator 2003-10-14
Movie George on George Himself 2003-09-30
Movie Thomas & Friends: Best Of James Narrator 2002-03-05
Movie Thomas & Friends: Thomas' Christmas Wonderland Narrator 2002-09-24
Movie Thomas & Friends: 10 Years of Thomas Conductor 2001-01-10
Movie Thomas & Friends: Best Of Thomas Narrator 2001-01-01
Series Dinner for Five Unknown 2001-07-06
Movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Hitchhiker 2001-08-22
Movie Thomas & Friends: Best of Percy Narrator 2001-07-24
Movie George Carlin: Complaints & Grievances Himself 2001-11-17
Movie Thomas & Friends: Thomas & His Friends Get Along & Other Thomas Adventures 2000-07-25
Movie 10 Years of Thomas & Friends Narrator 1999-09-14
Movie George Carlin: You Are All Diseased Himself 1999-02-06
Movie Dogma Cardinal Glick 1999-11-12
Movie Jerry Seinfeld: I'm Telling You for the Last Time Himself 1998-08-08
Movie George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy Himself 1997-02-28
Movie George Carlin: Personal Favorites Himself 1997-02-23
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie George Carlin: George's Best Stuff Himself 1996-01-01
Movie George Carlin: Back in Town Himself 1996-03-30
Series The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Shining Time Station: Once Upon a Time Mr. Conductor 1995-01-07
Movie Shining Time Station: One of the Family Mr. Conductor 1995-09-23
Movie The Thomas The Tank Engine Man Mr. Conductor (Uncredited) 1995-02-25
Movie Shining Time Station: Second Chances Mr. Conductor 1995-09-25
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Series Streets of Laredo Billy Williams 1995-11-12
Series The George Carlin Show George O'Grady 1994-01-16
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-08-14
Movie But... Seriously Self (archive footage) 1994-03-25
Movie George Carlin: Jammin' in New York Self 1992-04-25
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Himself 1992-05-25
Movie Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Rufus 1991-07-19
Movie The Prince of Tides Eddie Detreville 1991-12-25
Movie George Carlin: Doin' it Again George Carlin 1990-06-02
Movie Thomas & Friends: Thomas Gets Tricked Narrator 1990-06-07
Movie Working Tra$h Ralph 1990-11-26
Series Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures Rufus (voice) 1990-09-15
Movie Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Rufus 1989-02-17
Series Shining Time Station Mr. Conductor 1989-01-29
Series The Simpsons Munchie (voice) 1989-12-17
Movie Justin Case Justin Case 1988-05-15
Movie George Carlin: What Am I Doing in New Jersey? Himself 1988-06-09
Movie Outrageous Fortune Frank Madras 1987-01-30
Movie TV's Funniest Comedians - 14 Stars Do Classic Routines Self 1986-04-16
Movie George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head Himself / Mike Holder 1986-06-14
Movie George Carlin: On Campus Himself 1984-06-22
Movie Carlin at Carnegie Self 1983-01-08
Movie Americathon Narrator 1979-08-10
Movie George Carlin Again! Himself 1978-09-08
Movie George Carlin: On Location at USC Himself 1977-01-01
Movie The People's Command Performance: '77 Self 1977-04-07
Movie Car Wash The Taxi Driver 1976-10-22
Series Saturday Night Live Self - Host 1975-10-11
Series Tony Orlando and Dawn 1974-12-04
Movie George Carlin: The Real George Carlin Self 1973-08-01
Series The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour 1973-06-30
Movie George Carlin - Class Clown Self 1972-09-01
Series Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest Unknown 1972-12-31
Series The Flip Wilson Show Unknown 1970-09-17
Series The Dick Cavett Show Self - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie With Six You Get Eggroll Herbie Fleck 1968-08-07
Series Away We Go Self 1967-06-03
Series The Carol Burnett Show Unknown 1967-09-11
Series That Girl Unknown 1966-09-08
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20