71 (passed away Jun. 22nd, 2008)
May. 12th, 1937
New York City, New York, USA
George Carlin's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
2006 - Cars
2005 - The Aristocrats
2004 - Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism
2004 - Era uma vez...um pai
2003 - Scary Movie 3
2001 - Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
1999 - Dogma
1991 - The Prince of Tides
1991 - Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
1989 - Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
1987 - Outrageous Fortune
1979 - Americathon
1976 - Car Wash
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Comedian
Himself - Host
Wally 'The Wow' Wexler
Himself - In Memoriam
George Carlin, arguably, is the greatest and -- after Lenny Bruce -- most influential stand-up comedian of all time. An Irish Catholic born and raised in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City, 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. The new persona, which is more in line with who and what George Carlin is, has been "George Carlin" ever since and is what made him a great stand-up comedian. 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 use of 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.
- In 1983, he returned to Cardinal Hayes High School for the school's first Hall of Fame dinner-dance, and it was to honor Msgr. Stanislaus P. Jablonski. Jablonsik was the priest who told him that "maybe he should attend another school." (He did briefly and returned.) Although they were adversaries as Pricinple/Student they had a sense of respect for each other.
- Joined the U.S. Air Force as a radar technician.
- Has received two Grammys: for his albums "FM & AM" (1972) and "Jammin' in New York" (1993).
- Worked As a radio Disc Jockey in the North East of America.
- He was the first-ever host of _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv) on 10/11/75, as well as the first-ever host of _"Fridays" (1980)_ (qv), an ABC show fashioned after "SNL".
- Business partner and best friend of 'Jerry Hamza' (qv).
- Appeared in _"The Simpsons" (1989)_ (qv) episode "D'oh-in' in the Wind," playing a former hippie. In a previous episode of the show, Krusty the Clown is told he's being sued by Carlin for stealing the "Seven Words You Can't Say on Television."
- Close friends with 'Joe Pesci' (qv) and said he "prayed to him instead of God".