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Johnny Carson (I) (1925–2005)

Actor | Soundtrack | Writer
KNOWN FOR 
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (1980) | The 51st Annual Academy Awards (1979) | The 54th Annual Academy Awards (1982)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 12 nominations More »
AKA 
Johnnie Carson
NICKNAME  
The King of Late-night
BORN 
Oct 23, 1925 (died Jan 23, 2005)
HEIGHT 
5' 10½" (1.79m)

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Past Film & Video (11 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Talk to MeTalk to Me Himself (archive footage) (uncredited), Writer ("Johnny's Theme")  Less 2007 $4.5MM
  • Primary photo for GracieGracie Writer ("The Tonight Show")  Less 2007 $9MM $3MM
  • Primary photo for The AristocratsThe Aristocrats Dedicatee  Less 2005 $6.4MM
  • Primary photo for Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack CollectionLive and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection (Video) Himself (archive footage), Performer ("Birth of the Blues")  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Isn't She GreatIsn't She Great Himself (archive footage) (uncredited), Writer ("Johnny's Theme")  Less 2000 $36MM $3MM
  • Primary photo for Blind TargetBlind Target Lyrics ("My old friend the bottle), Music ("My old friend the bottle), Performer ("My old friend the bottle)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13 (Video) Special Thanks  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for FargoFargo Writer ("Johnny's Theme")  Less 1996 $7MM $26MM
  • Primary photo for This Is My LifeThis Is My Life Writer ("Johnny's Theme")  Less 1992 $2.9MM
  • Primary photo for BurglarBurglar Writer ("Johnny's Theme")  Less 1987 $16MM
  • Primary photo for The Mouse on the MoonThe Mouse on the Moon Drum Major (uncredited)  Less 1963
Past Television (26 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Writer ("Johnny's Theme") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for Late Show with David LettermanLate Show with David Letterman (TV Series) Himself (3 episodes, 1993–1994), Himself (1 episode, 2005), Writer ("Johnny's Theme") (1 episode, 2011), Writer (Opening Monologue Writer) (1 episode, 2005)  Less 1993–2011 5
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  • Primary photo for The Late ShiftThe Late Shift (TV Movie) Writer ("Johnny's Theme")  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1994), Himself - Host (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987–1994 2
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Conan O'BrienLate Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1993), Thanks (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for The SimpsonsThe Simpsons (TV Series) Johnny Carson (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself - Host / Himself / Himself - - Host (2,187 episodes, 1962–1992), Tarzan (2 episodes, 1974–1981), Performer ("Thanks for the Memory" (1937)) (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("Here Comes That Rainy Day") (1 episode, 1992), Writer  Less 1962–1992 2,189
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  • Primary photo for CheersCheers (TV Series) Johnny Carson (1 episode, 1992)  Less 1992 1
  • Primary photo for Mr. PresidentMr. President (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987 1
    • Pilot (May 3, 1987) Writer (Creator)  Less
  • Primary photo for The 54th Annual Academy AwardsThe 54th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Host, Writer  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Johnny Goes HomeJohnny Goes Home (TV Movie) Himself, Writer  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The 53rd Annual Academy AwardsThe 53rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Host, Writer (Special Material Written By)  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The 51st Annual Academy AwardsThe 51st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Host, Writer  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for The Red Skelton HourThe Red Skelton Hour (TV Series) Knight Who Makes Point of Order / Man in Audience (2 episodes, 1954), Himself / Introduction (2 episodes, 1956–1970), Writer  Less 1954–1970 4
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  • Primary photo for The Bob Hope ShowThe Bob Hope Show (TV Series) Himself - Cameo / Himself (2 episodes, 1969–1970), Actor (1 episode, 1966)  Less 1966–1970 3
  • Primary photo for Get SmartGet Smart (TV Series) Herald / Special Guest Conductor (2 episodes, 1965–1968)  Less 1965–1968 2
  • Primary photo for The Danny Thomas HourThe Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series) Narrator (1 episode, 1967)  Less 1967 1
  • Primary photo for Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler TheatreBob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1966)  Less 1966 1
  • Primary photo for NBC Children's TheatreNBC Children's Theatre (TV Series) Narrator (1 episode, 1966)  Less 1966 1
  • Primary photo for The Jack Benny ProgramThe Jack Benny Program (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1955–1963), Performer ("Ballin' the Jack") (1 episode, 1963)  Less 1955–1963 2
  • Primary photo for The United States Steel HourThe United States Steel Hour (TV Series) Kenneth Rausch (2 episodes, 1960)  Less 1960 2
  • Primary photo for The Steve Allen ShowThe Steve Allen Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest / Himself - Comedian / Himself - Comedian-Quiz Show Host / Himself (5 episodes, 1958–1960), Comedian - Children's TV Host (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1958–1960 6
    • Episode #5.24 (Mar 28, 1960) Himself - Guest  Less
    • Episode #5.5 (Nov 2, 1959) Himself - Comedian  Less
    • Episode #4.25 (Mar 8, 1959) Himself - Comedian-Quiz Show Host  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Arthur Murray PartyThe Arthur Murray Party (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1959–1960), Actor (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959–1960 3
  • Primary photo for Playhouse 90Playhouse 90 (TV Series) Erwin Trowbridge (1 episode, 1957)  Less 1957 1
  • Primary photo for The Squirrel's NestThe Squirrel's Nest (TV Series) Himself - Host, Writer  Less 1949–1951
  • Primary photo for Carson's Coffee BreakCarson's Coffee Break (TV Series) Himself - Host, Writer  Less 1953– 
Self (113 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (92 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS

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