George Carlin Biography

Birthday: 1937-05-12
Place of Birth: New York City, New York
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Wiki Biography: Born and raised by his mother in various places in The United States. They moved frequently in order to avoid his father, who in Carlin's words, was a stalker and alcoholic. His mother (as well as his father) worked in marketing, where they met. The long hours the mother worked left the young George by himself for long hours every day, providing him (in his own words), the time he needed to think about various subjects, listen to radio, and practice his impersonations, that where acclaimed by his mother and coworkers since an early age. Carlin started out as a conventional comedian and had achieved a fair degree of success as a Bill Cosby style raconteur in nightclubs and on TV until the late 1960s, when he radically overhauled his persona. His routines became more insightful, introducing more serious subjects. As he aged, he became more cynic and bitter, unintentionally changing his stage persona again in a radical way throughout the 90s. This new George Carlin, usually referred to as the late George Carlin, is one of the most acclaimed and enjoyed by the public and critics. Carlin's forte is Lenny Bruce-style social and political commentary, spiced with nihilistic observations about people and religion peppered with black humor. He is also noted for his masterful knowledge and use of the English language. Carlin's notorious "Seven Dirty Words" comedy routine was part of a radio censorship case that made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1978.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Comic Relief 1986 Comedy
Shining Time Station Mr. Conductor 1989 Comedy
What's Alan Watching? Himself 1989 Comedy
The George Carlin Show George O'Grady 1994 Comedy
The Aristocrats Himself 2005 Documentary
Outrageous Fortune 2005 - Comedy
George Carlin: It's Bad For Ya! Himself 2008 Comedy
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America Himself - Comedian 2009 Family
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
With Six You Get Eggroll 1968 Comedy, Drama, Family
Car Wash 1976 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Outrageous Fortune 1987 0, 0
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Rufus 1989
The Prince of Tides 1991 Biography
Dogma Cardinal Glick 1999 Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001
The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards Himself 2001
Bitter Jester 2003
Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party 2004
Jersey Girl Bart Trinke 2004 0, Biography
The Aristocrats 2005
Tarzan II Zugor 2005 0, 0, Drama
Cars Fillmore 2006
The Car Fillmore 2006 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Thomas & Friends: Percy's Ghostly Trick Narrator 2008