Carl Reiner

Carl Reiner

Comedian. Director. 95-Year-Old Tweeter.

Carl Reiner is the ultimate quadruple threat. The epitome of a living legend. His career as an actor, comedian, director, and writer spans nearly seven decades with nine Emmy awards and a Grammy. He’s also one of the oldest celebrities on Twitter. No big deal.  

Before he was known for classics like Caesar’s Hour, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Jerk, and 2000 Year Old Man, Carl was born in the Bronx to a watchmaker. He worked as a sewing machine repair man until his brother told him about a free drama workshop he saw in a newspaper ad. So, he decided to change his career path and has been leaving us in stitches ever since.  

At 95-years-old, Carl isn’t slowing down any time soon and his new HBO documentary, If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast, is proof. And why not throw in several books and a role in the new “Mary Poppins” remake? Because when you love what you do, there’s no such thing as retirement.

Notes From The Takeover

In case you missed it, Carl went live on Instagram with us. Video at the bottom of the page!

Carl got his start in showbiz in 1st grade, when he had to do something entertaining for the Christmas show. The act that won everyone over? Putting his legs behind his head and walking on his hands!

His favorite Yiddish word is bashert, meaning "fated."

Best job he's ever had? Recording voice overs for the word oy vey and earning $5,000 just to do it. 

Contrary to popular belief, he wasn't a class clown rather quiet in school and clowned around outside of school

You can find all of his latest books at Random Content, a publishing company run out of his home. 

Check out his HBO documentary, If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast

Favorite movie: Random Harvest, "It's the single most romantic story you've ever seen." He also recommends Faust - one of the first movies he'd ever seen. 

Secret to staying motivated: Wake up, get an idea, and don't leave the idea until you finish it!