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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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Born:
May 12, 1937 In New York City, New York, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
42
First Appeared:
In the movie With Six You Get Eggroll 1968-08-07
Latest Project:
Movie Bill & Ted Face the Music 2020-08-27
Known For

George Carlin Movies Filmography

Movie
Bill & Ted Face the Music
Rufus Hologram (archive footage) 2020-08-27
Movie
Out of Shadows
Self (archive footage) 2020-04-10
Movie
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
Himself 2013-12-06
Movie
Heavy Metal Mater
2010-10-08
Movie
Unidentified Flying Mater
Fillmore (archive voice) 2009-11-20
Movie
Tokyo Mater
Filmore (voice) 2008-12-12
Movie
Cars Toon Mater's Tall Tales
Filmore / Additional Voices 2008-11-01
Movie
Thomas & Friends - Mud Glorious Mud
Narrator 2008-05-06
Movie
George Carlin: It's Bad for Ya!
Himself 2008-03-01
Movie
George Carlin : The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize
2008-02-04
Movie
Happily N'Ever After
Der Zauberer (voice) 2007-01-05
Movie
Cars
Fillmore (voice) 2006-06-08
Movie
Tarzan II
Zugor (voice) 2005-06-13
Movie
The Aristocrats
Himself 2005-01-01
Movie
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism
Himself (archive footage) 2004-07-14
Movie
Jersey Girl
Bart Trinke 2004-03-25
Movie
Thomas & Friends: Best of Gordon
Narrator 2004-02-03
Movie
Scary Movie 3
The Architect 2003-10-24
Movie
Thomas & Friends: Thomas' Snowy Surprise & Other Adventures
Narrator 2003-10-14
Movie
Thomas & Friends: Best Of James
Narrator 2002-03-05
Movie
Thomas & Friends: Best Of Thomas
Narrator 2001-01-01
Movie
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Hitchhiker 2001-08-22
Movie
George Carlin: Complaints & Grievances
Himself 2001-11-17
Movie
Dogma
Cardinal Ignatius 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 1997-02-27
Movie
George Carlin: Personal Favorites
Himself 1997-02-23
Movie
George Carlin: Back in Town
Himself 1996-03-30
Series
Streets of Laredo
Billy Williams 1995-11-12
Movie
The Thomas The Tank Engine Man
Mr. Conductor (Uncredited) 1995-02-25
Movie
The Prince of Tides
Eddie Detreville 1991-12-25
Movie
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
Rufus 1991-07-19
Movie
Working Tra$h
Ralph 1990-11-26
Movie
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Rufus 1989-02-17
Series
Shining Time Station
Mr. Conductor 1989-01-29
Movie
Justin Case
Justin Case 1988-05-15
Movie
Outrageous Fortune
Frank Madras 1987-01-30
Movie
George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head
Himself / Mike Holder 1986-06-14
Movie
Americathon
Narrator 1979-08-10
Movie
Car Wash
The Taxi Driver 1976-10-22
Series
Tony Orlando and Dawn
1974-12-04
Movie
With Six You Get Eggroll
Herbie Fleck 1968-08-07