Art Carney


Arthur William Matthew Carney (November 4, 1918 – November 9, 2003) was an American actor in film, stage, television and radio. He made his film debut in an uncredited role in George Marshall‘s Pot o’Gold (1941), with James Stewart and Paulette Goddard. He is best known for playing Ed Norton opposite Jackie Gleason‘s Ralph Kramden in the 1950s sitcom The Honeymooners, and for his surprise Academy Award for Best Actor win for his role in Paul Mazursky’s Harry and Tonto (1974).

Other notable films include The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964), with Rex Harrison, Ingrid Bergman, Shirley MacLaine, Omar Sharif, George C. Scott, Alain Delon, and Jeanne Moreau; Gene Kelly‘s A Guide for the Married Man (1967), with Walter Matthau, Robert Morse, Inger Stevens, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Terry-Thomas, Jayne Mansfield, Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Joey Bishop, and Wally Cox; John G. Avildsen’s W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975), with Burt Reynolds, Connie Van Dyke, Jerry Reed, and Ned Beaty; Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976), with Bruce Dern, Madeline Kahn, and Teri Garr; Robert Benton’s The Late Show (1977), with Lily Tomlin, Bill Macy, Eugene Roche, and Joanna Cassidy; Scott Joplin (1977), with Billy Dee Williams; Stanley Donen‘s Movie Movie (1978), with Scott, Trish Van Devere, Barry Bostwick, Red Buttons, and Eli Wallach; Howard Zieff’s House Calls (1978), with Matthau, Glenda Jackson, and Richard Benjamin; Ravagers (1979), with Richard Harris, Ernest Borgnine, Ann Turkel, and Seymour Cassel; Steel (1979), with Lee Majors, Jennifer O’Neill, and George Kennedy; Sunburn (1979), with Farrah Fawcett, Charles Grodin, Joan Collins, William Daniels and John Hillerman; and Going in Style (1979), with George Burns, Lee Strasberg, and Charles Hallahan.

Later films include Defiance (1980), with Jan-Michael Vincent and Theresa Saldana; Roadie (1980), with Meat Loaf and Kaki Hunter; Better Late Than Never (1983), with David Niven and Maggie Smith; Firestarter (1984), with David Keith, Drew Barrymore, Martin Sheen, Scott, and Louise Fletcher; The Naked Face (1984), with Roger Moore, Rod Steiger, and Elliott Gould; and Last Action Hero (1993), with Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, Charles Dance, Tom Noonan, Robert Prosky, Anthony Quinn, and Mercedes Ruehl.

TV movie roles include Death Scream (1975), with Raul Julia, Lucie Arnaz, Ed Asner, and Cloris Leachman; Katherine (1975), with Sissy Spacek and Henry Winkler; The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978), with Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Harvey Korman, and Bea Arthur; Bitter Harvest (1981), with Ron Howard; Terrible Joe Moran (1984), with James Cagney in his final film, Ellen Barkin, Peter Gallagher, and Lawrence Tierney; and Izzy & Moe (1985), which reunited him with Gleason.

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • Pot o’ Gold (1941) – directed by George Marshall – uncredited
  • The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1965) – directed by Anthony Asquith
  • A Guide for the Married Man (1967) – directed by Gene Kelly
  • Harry and Tonto (1974) – directed by Paul Mazursky
  • W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975) – directed by John G. Avildsen
  • Death Scream (1975) – directed by
  • Richard T. Heffron – TV movies – aka Street Kill
  • Katherine (1975) directed by Jeremy Kagan – TV movie – aka The Radical
  • Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976) – directed by Michael Winner
  • The Late Show (1977) – directed by Robert Benton
  • Scott Joplin (1977) – directed by Jeremy Kagan
  • House Calls (1978) – directed by Howard Zieff
  • Movie Movie (1978) – directed by Stanley Donen
  • The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) – directed by Steve Binder & David Acomba (uncredited)
  • Ravagers (1979) – directed by Richard Compton
  • You Can’t Take It With You (1979) – directed by Paul Bogart – TV movie
  • Steel (1979) – directed by Steve Carver
  • Sunburn (1979) – directed by Richard C. Sarafian
  • Going in Style (1979) – directed by Martin Brest
  • Defiance (1980) – directed by John Flynn
  • Roadie (1980) – directed by Alan Rudolph
  • Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (1980) – directed by Paul Krasny – miniseries
  • Fighting Back: The Rocky Bleier Story is a 1980) – directed by Robert Lieberman – TV movie
  • Bitter Harvest (1981) – directed by Robert Young – TV movie
  • Take This Job and Shove It (1981) – directed by Gus Trikonis
  • St. Helens (1981) – directed by Ernest Pintoff – TV movie – aka St. Helens, Killer Volcano
  • The Leprechauns’ Christmas Gold (1981) – directed by Jules Bass & Arthur Rankin Jr. – TV short
  • Better Late Than Never (1983) – directed by Bryan Forbes
  • The Last Leaf (1983) – directed by David Anspaugh – TV short
  • Terrible Joe Moran (1984) – directed by Joseph Sargent – TV movie
  • A Doctor’s Story (1984) – directed by Peter Levin – TV movie
  • Firestarter (1984) – directed by Mark L. Lester
  • The Naked Face (1984) – directed by Bryan Forbes
  • The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) – directed by Frank Oz
  • The Night They Saved Christmas (1984) – directed by Jackie Cooper – TV movie
  • The Undergrads (1984) – directed by Steven Hilliard Stern – TV movie
  • Izzy and Moe (1985) – directed by Jackie Cooper – TV movie
  • The Blue Yonder (1985) – directed by Mark Rosman – TV movie – aka Time Flyer
  • Miracle of the Heart: A Boys Town Story (1986) – directed by Georg Stanford Brown – TV movie
  • Night Friend (1988) – directed by Peter Gerretsen
  • Where Pigeons Go to Die (1990) – directed by Michael Landon – TV movie
  • Last Action Hero (1993)* – directed by John McTiernan