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Johnny Carson (I) (1925–2005)

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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 (12 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 $44MM $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 Looking for LoveLooking for Love Johnny Carson  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for The Mouse on the MoonThe Mouse on the Moon Drum Major (uncredited)  Less 1963
Past Television (23 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 (1 episode, 2005), Writer ("Johnny's Theme") (1 episode, 2011), Writer (Opening Monologue Writer) (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005–2011 2
  • Primary photo for The Late ShiftThe Late Shift (TV Movie) Writer ("Johnny's Theme")  Less 1996
  • 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) Actor (3 episodes, 1968), Himself - Host (2 episodes, 1992), Performer ("Thanks for the Memory" (1937)) (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("Here Comes That Rainy Day") (1 episode, 1992)  Less 1968–1992 5
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  • Primary photo for Mr. PresidentMr. President (TV Series) Writer (Created By) (1 episode, 1987), Writer (Creator) (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987 2
  • 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 Can You Hear the Laughter? The Story of Freddie PrinzeCan You Hear the Laughter? The Story of Freddie Prinze (TV Movie) Thanks (for permission to use film segments)  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for The 51st Annual Academy AwardsThe 51st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Host, Writer  Less 1979
  • 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) Performer ("Ballin' the Jack") (1 episode, 1963), Himself (1 episode, 1963)  Less 1963 1
    • Johnny Carson Guest (Oct 22, 1963) Himself, Performer ("Ballin' the Jack") (uncredited)  Less
  • 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) Comedian - Children's TV Host (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959 1
    • Episode #4.19 (Jan 25, 1959) Comedian - Children's TV Host  Less
  • Primary photo for Playhouse 90Playhouse 90 (TV Series) Erwin Trowbridge (1 episode, 1957)  Less 1957 1
  • Primary photo for The Red Skelton ShowThe Red Skelton Show (TV Series) Knight Who Makes Point of Order / Man in Audience (2 episodes, 1954)  Less 1954 2
    • Prince Valiant (May 11, 1954) Knight Who Makes Point of Order  Less
    • The Referee (May 4, 1954) Man in Audience (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Carson's Coffee BreakCarson's Coffee Break (TV Series) Himself - Host, Writer  Less 1953– 
  • Primary photo for The Squirrel's NestThe Squirrel's Nest (TV Series) Himself - Host, Writer  Less 1949–1951
Self (127 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (103 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for ExtraExtra (TV Series) Himself (3 episodes, 2014–2016)  Less 2014–2016
  • Primary photo for The EightiesThe Eighties (TV Mini-series) Himself (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Conspiracy Theorists LieConspiracy Theorists Lie Himself (archive footage)  Less 2015 $2K
  • Primary photo for The SeventiesThe Seventies (TV Series) Himself - The Tonight Show (2 episodes, 2015)  Less 2015
    • Battle of the Sexes (Jul 23, 2015) Himself - The Tonight Show (archive footage)  Less
    • The United States vs. Nixon (Jun 18, 2015) Himself - The Tonight Show (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for The O'Reilly FactorThe O'Reilly Factor (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2008–2015)  Less 2008–2015
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Himself (15 episodes, 2005–2015)  Less 2005–2015
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  • Primary photo for Inside EditionInside Edition (TV Series) Himself (4 episodes, 2014–2015)  Less 2014–2015
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  • Primary photo for Sinatra: All or Nothing at AllSinatra: All or Nothing at All (TV Mini-series) Himself (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
    • Part 2 (Apr 6, 2015) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for A Football LifeA Football Life (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
    • Lyle Alzado (Nov 21, 2014) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Paradise GardenParadise Garden Himself (archive footage)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for America's Clown: An Intimate Biography of Red SkeltonAmerica's Clown: An Intimate Biography of Red Skelton (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for At Large with Geraldo RiveraAt Large with Geraldo Rivera (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The InsiderThe Insider (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The SixtiesThe Sixties (TV Mini-series) Himself (2 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction CeremonyThe 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The ViewThe View (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for American Comedy AwardsAmerican Comedy Awards (TV Special) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Glen Campbell: I'll Be MeGlen Campbell: I'll Be Me Himself - Talk Show Host (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2014 $357K
  • Primary photo for Pioneers of TelevisionPioneers of Television (TV Mini-series) Himself - Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson / Himself / Carnac the Magnificent (3 episodes, 2008–2014)  Less 2008–2014
    • Standup to Sitcom (Apr 15, 2014) Himself - Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (archive footage)  Less
    • Game Shows (Jan 23, 2008) Himself (archive footage)  Less
    • Late Night (Jan 9, 2008) Himself / Carnac the Magnificent (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for And the Oscar Goes To...And the Oscar Goes To... (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The Battered Bastards of BaseballThe Battered Bastards of Baseball Himself (archive footage)  Less 2014 $75K
  • Primary photo for The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports EntertainmentThe History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Richard Pryor: Omit the LogicRichard Pryor: Omit the Logic Himself (archive footage)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Carson on TCMCarson on TCM (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2013)  Less 2013
    • Kirk Douglas (Jul 1, 2013) Himself (archive footage)  Less
    • Drew Barrymore (Jul 1, 2013) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Llyn Foulkes One Man BandLlyn Foulkes One Man Band Self (archive footage)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Behind the CandelabraBehind the Candelabra (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Quality Balls: The David Steinberg StoryQuality Balls: The David Steinberg Story Himself (archive footage)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Makers: Women Who Make AmericaMakers: Women Who Make America (TV Mini-series) Himself (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th BirthdayBetty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for LovelaceLovelace Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2013 $10MM $355K
  • Primary photo for The PaperboyThe Paperboy Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2012 $12MM $693K
  • Primary photo for TedTed Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2012 $50MM $219MM
  • Primary photo for American MastersAmerican Masters (TV Series) Himself / Aunt Blabby / Carnac the Magnificent / Art Fern / El Mouldo / Floyd R. Turbo (3 episodes, 1997–2012)  Less 1997–2012
  • Primary photo for The 2012 Comedy AwardsThe 2012 Comedy Awards (TV Special) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for 60 Minutes60 Minutes (TV Series) Himself / Himself (segment "The Entertainers") / Himself - Television Host (3 episodes, 2003–2012)  Less 2003–2012
    • Remembering Mike Wallace (Apr 15, 2012) Himself (archive footage)  Less
    • I'm Mike Wallace (May 21, 2006) Himself (segment "The Entertainers") (archive footage)  Less
    • 35 Years and 60 Minutes (May 18, 2003) Himself - Television Host (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Lucy Moves to NBC: A RemembranceLucy Moves to NBC: A Remembrance (Video) On set footage / Outtakes & clips from 'Lucy Moves to NBC' (archive footage)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Excavating the 2000 Year Old ManExcavating the 2000 Year Old Man (Short) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden GirlBetty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl (TV Special) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Paul Williams Still AlivePaul Williams Still Alive Himself (archive footage)  Less 2011 $38K
  • Primary photo for Jeff Dunham: Birth of a DummyJeff Dunham: Birth of a Dummy (TV Special) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Family Band: The Cowsills StoryFamily Band: The Cowsills Story Himself (archive footage)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for RenéeRenée Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for The 2011 Comedy AwardsThe 2011 Comedy Awards (TV Special) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for 30 for 3030 for 30 (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
    • Fernando Nation (Oct 26, 2010) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
    • Episode #18.105 (Aug 11, 2010) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Joan Rivers: A Piece of WorkJoan Rivers: A Piece of Work Himself (archive footage)  Less 2010 $2.9MM
  • Primary photo for The Battle for Late NightThe Battle for Late Night (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2010 $1MM
  • Primary photo for The 61st Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 61st Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Muppets 201: Rarities from the Henson VaultMuppets 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault Himself (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The Tragic Side of ComedyThe Tragic Side of Comedy (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show with Conan O'BrienThe Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
    • Episode #1.17 (Jun 23, 2009) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for UnsungUnsung (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of AmericaMake 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Run for Your LifeRun for Your Life Himself (archive footage)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for ReligulousReligulous Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2008 $2.5MM $13MM
  • Primary photo for The 80th Annual Academy AwardsThe 80th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles ProjectMr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2007 $500K
  • Primary photo for Jimmy Carter Man from PlainsJimmy Carter Man from Plains Himself (archive footage)  Less 2007 $108K
  • Primary photo for Hair, Let the Sun Shine InHair, Let the Sun Shine In (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for BrandoBrando (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for The Making of 'The Larry Sanders Show'The Making of 'The Larry Sanders Show' (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Legends: Rodney DangerfieldLegends: Rodney Dangerfield (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for E! True Hollywood StoryE! True Hollywood Story (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006
    • Punky Brewster (Aug 20, 2006) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for CMT Greatest Moments: Dolly PartonCMT Greatest Moments: Dolly Parton (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Late Show with David LettermanLate Show with David Letterman (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Special Memorial Tribute (archive footage)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for The Last MogulThe Last Mogul (TV Special) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2005 $5K
  • Primary photo for The 77th Annual Academy AwardsThe 77th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Special Memorial Tribute (archive footage)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Stan Kann: The Happiest Man in the WorldStan Kann: The Happiest Man in the World Himself (archive footage)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Dateline NBCDateline NBC (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Inside Deep ThroatInside Deep Throat Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2005 $2MM $654K
  • Primary photo for How It BeganHow It Began (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Retrosexual: The 80'sRetrosexual: The 80's (TV Mini-series) Himself  Less 2004– 
  • Primary photo for 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time (TV Mini-series) Himself  Less 2004– 
  • Primary photo for When Stand-Up Comics Ruled the WorldWhen Stand-Up Comics Ruled the World (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Keeping Time: The Life, Music & Photography of Milt HintonKeeping Time: The Life, Music & Photography of Milt Hinton Himself (archive footage)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for World of ComedyWorld of Comedy (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for 50 Years of NBC Late Night50 Years of NBC Late Night (TV Special) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Cleopatra: The Film That Changed HollywoodCleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Wild Desk RideWild Desk Ride (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Behind the MusicBehind the Music (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999
    • Bette Midler (Jan 3, 1999) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Television: The First Fifty YearsTelevision: The First Fifty Years (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for The Newton BoysThe Newton Boys Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1998 $27MM $10MM
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Himself (3 episodes, 1996–1998)  Less 1996–1998
  • Primary photo for The Best of the Dean Martin Celebrity RoastsThe Best of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts (TV Movie) Himself - Roastee (archive footage)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for George Carlin: 40 Years of ComedyGeorge Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Laugh-In Past Christmas PresentLaugh-In Past Christmas Present (TV Special) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for NovaNova (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Conan O'BrienLate Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: 25th Anniversary ReunionRowan & Martin's Laugh-In: 25th Anniversary Reunion (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Oscar's Greatest MomentsOscar's Greatest Moments (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for 60 Minutes: The Entertainers60 Minutes: The Entertainers (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Pink CadillacPink Cadillac Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1989 $19MM $12MM
  • Primary photo for The Moon Above, the Earth BelowThe Moon Above, the Earth Below (TV Movie) Himself -Apollo 11 Launch Spectator (archive footage)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for KTLA at 40: A Celebration of Los Angeles TelevisionKTLA at 40: A Celebration of Los Angeles Television (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Muppet BabiesMuppet Babies (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Bob Hope's Unrehearsed Antics of the StarsBob Hope's Unrehearsed Antics of the Stars Himself (archive footage)  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for Best of the Dean Martin ShowBest of the Dean Martin Show (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for The Dick Cavett ShowThe Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1972)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Goodbye, ColumbusGoodbye, Columbus Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for Toast of the TownToast of the Town (TV Series) Himself - Comedian (1 episode, 1966)  Less 1966
    • Episode #19.36 (May 22, 1966) Himself - Comedian (archive footage)  Less

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