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.
- Worked with 'Jack Burns (II)' (qv) on Los Angeles' KNX-AM in the morning as the Wright Brothers.
- Younger brother of 'Patrick Carlin' (qv).
- Daughter, 'Kelly Carlin-McCall' (qv), was born in 1963.
- The radio broadcast of an uncensored version of his routine "Seven Dirty Words You Can't Say on Radio or Television" became the center of a debate over censorship, and FCC legislation over profanity.
- Business partner and best friend of 'Jerry Hamza' (qv).
- Father-in-law of 'Bob McCall (II)' (qv).
- His wife, 'Brenda Carlin' (qv), died one day before his sixtieth birthday.
- 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."