George Carlin

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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.

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MOVIE CREDITS:
2001: Himself - George Carlin: Complaints & Grievances
2006: Der Zauberer (voice) - Happily N'Ever After
1984: Himself - George Carlin: Carlin on Campus
1990: George Carlin - George Carlin: Doin' it Again
1992: Himself - George Carlin: Jammin' in New York
2005: Himself - George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing
1986: Himself / Mike Holder - George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head
1982: Himself - Carlin at Carnegie
1997: Himself - George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy
1996: Himself - George Carlin: Back in Town
1996: Himself - George Carlin: George's Best Stuff
1997: Himself - George Carlin: Personal Favorites
1988: Himself - George Carlin: What Am I Doing in New Jersey?
1999: Himself - George Carlin: You Are All Diseased
2008: Himself - George Carlin: It's Bad for Ya!
2007: Himself - Unmasked with George Carlin
1977: Himself - George Carlin - On Location at USC
2003: Himself - George on George
1978: Himself - George Carlin: On Location at Phoenix
2012: Himself - The Reality of Me
1988: Justin Case - Justin Case
2005: Zugor (voice) - Tarzan II
1990: Ralph - Working Tra$h
2008: Himself - George Carlin: Too Hip For The Room
1994: Himself (archive footage) - But... Seriously
2001: Narrator - Thomas & Friends: Best Of Thomas
2002: Narrator - Thomas & Friends: Best Of James
2004: Narrator - Thomas & Friends: Best of Gordon
1999: Narrator - 10 Years of Thomas
2001: Conductor - Thomas & Friends: 10 Years of Thomas
2010: Thomas & Friends: The Greatest Stories
2007: Storyteller - Thomas & Friends: Percy's Ghostly Trick & Other Thomas Stories
2008: Narrator - Thomas & Friends - Mud Glorious Mud
2007: Narrator - Thomas & Friends: A Big Day for Thomas
2000: Thomas & Friends: Thomas & His Friends Get Along & Other Thomas Adventures
2006: Narrator - Thomas & Friends: Thomas Comes To Breakfast & Other Thomas Adventures
1989: Rufus - Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
1991: Rufus - Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
2008: Himself - History of the Joke
2004: Himself (archive footage) - Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism
2012: himself - 2012 Crossing Over A New Beginning
2007: Narrator - Thomas & Friends: Ultimate Christmas
2002: Narrator - Thomas & Friends: Thomas' Christmas Wonderland
2003: Narrator - Thomas & Friends: Thomas' Snowy Surprise
2009: Fillmore (archive voice) - Unidentified Flying Mater
2008: Narrator - Thomas & Friends: Percy Takes The Plunge
1998: Himself - Jerry Seinfeld: I'm Telling You for the Last Time
2004: Himself - Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party
2003: Narrator - Thomas & Friends: Thomas & His Friends Help Out
2010: The 100 Greatest Stand Ups 2010
2004: Bart Trinke - Jersey Girl
1968: Herbie Fleck - With Six You Get Eggroll
2010: Heavy Metal Mater
1987: Frank Madras - Outrageous Fortune
2013: Himself - The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
2001: Narrator - Thomas and Friends: Best of Percy
1991: Eddie Detreville - The Prince of Tides
2006: Fillmore (voice) - Cars
2005: Himself - The Aristocrats
2007: Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s & '70s
1995: Mr. Conductor (Uncredited) - The Thomas The Tank Engine Man
1999: Cardinal Ignatius Glick - Dogma
2001: Hitchhiker - Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
2008: Filmore (voice) - Tokyo Mater
Hollywood Outlaw
2008: Filmore / Additional Voices - Cars Toon Mater's Tall Tales
1979: Narrator - Americathon
1976: The Taxi Driver - Car Wash
2003: The Architect - Scary Movie 3

TV CREDITS:
1966: That Girl
1996: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
1984: Thomas & Friends
1992: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
1995: MADtv
1970: The Flip Wilson Show
1964: The Hollywood Palace
1974: Tony Orlando and Dawn
1994: Inside the Actors Studio
2001: Dinner for Five
1989: Mr. Conductor - Shining Time Station
1989: The Simpsons
1952: Today
1972: Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest
1997: The View
1994: George O'Grady - The George Carlin Show
1948: The Ed Sullivan Show
1973: The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour
1967: Away We Go
1990: Rufus (voice) - Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures
1995: Billy Williams - Streets of Laredo
1975: Saturday Night Live
1967: The Carol Burnett Show
1975: Host - Saturday Night Live
1992: Himself - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
1968: Himself - Guest - The Dick Cavett Show
2003: Himself - Real Time with Bill Maher