Rob Reiner

Actors/Filmmakers

Robert Reiner (born March 6, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He’s the son of famed comedian, actor, writer, producer and director Carl Reiner (1922 – 2020) and actress Estelle Reiner (1914 – 2008). As an actor, Reiner first came to national prominence with the role of Michael Stivic on All in the Family (1971–1979), a role that earned him two Emmy Awards during the 1970s. He made his feature directorial debut with the mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap (1984), which he co-wrote and co-starred with Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer. As a director, Reiner was recognized by the Directors Guild of America Awards with nominations for the coming of age drama film Stand by Me (1986), with Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell, and Kiefer Sutherland; the romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally… (1989), with Bill Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, and Bruno Kirby; and the military courtroom drama A Few Good Men (1992), with Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, Kevin Pollak, J.T. Walsh, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Kiefer Sutherland.

His other known films include the romantic comedy fantasy adventure The Princess Bride (1987), with Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, and Guest; and the psychological horror-thriller Misery (1990), starring James Caan and Kathy Bates (who won an Academy Award for Best Actress), the fantasy comedy North (1994), with Elijah Wood, Jon Lovitz, Jason Alexander, Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, Kathy Bates, Faith Ford, Graham Greene, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Reba McEntire, John Ritter, and Abe Vigoda, Bruce Willis; the romantic comedy-drama The American President (1995), with Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, and Richard Dreyfuss; the buddy comedy-drama The Bucket List (2007), with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman; the biographical political drama LBJ (2016), with Woody Harrelson, along with Richard Jenkins, Bill Pullman, Kim Allen, Michael Stahl-David, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey Donovan, Doug McKeon, C. Thomas Howell, and Michael Mosley; and Shock and Awe (2017), with Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, James Marsden, Milla Jovovich, and Jessica Biel.

Reiner also appeared in a number of his own films and various others, including Throw Momma from the Train (1987), with Danny DeVito (who also directed), Crystal, and Anne Ramsey; Nora Ephron‘s Sleepless in Seattle (1993), with Tom Hanks, Ryan, Bill Pullman, Ross Malinger, Rosie O’Donnell, Gaby Hoffmann, Victor Garber, and Rita Wilson; Woody Allen‘s Bullets Over Broadway (1994), with John Cusack, Dianne Wiest, Chazz Palminteri, and Jennifer Tilly; Mixed Nuts (1994), with Steve Martin, Madeline Kahn, Robert Klein, Anthony LaPaglia, Juliette Lewis, Adam Sandler, and Wilson; The First Wives Club (1996), with Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Maggie Smith, Stockard Channing, and Marcia Gay Harden; Primary Colors (1998), with John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton, Bates, Maura Tierney, Larry Hagman and Adrian Lester; Ron Howard‘s EDtv (1999), with Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Harrelson, Ellen DeGeneres, Martin Landau, Sally Kirkland, Elizabeth Hurley, Clint Howard, and Dennis Hopper; and Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, and Jon Favreau.

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

Director

  • Sonny Boy (1974) – TV movie
  • Likely Story (1981) – TV movie
  • This Is Spın̈al Tap: A Rockumentary by Martin DiBergi (1984) – also co-writer, actor
  • The Sure Thing (1985)
  • Stand by Me (1986)
  • The Princess Bride (1987)**
  • When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
  • Misery (1990) – also uncredited actor
  • A Few Good Men (1992)
  • North (1994)
  • The American President (1995)
  • Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
  • I Am Your Child (1997) – TV special
  • Spın̈al Tap: The Final Tour (1998) – pitch short, made in 1984
  • The Story of Us (1999) – also actor
  • Alex & Emma (2003) – also actor
  • Rumor Has It… (2005)
  • The Bucket List (2007)*
  • Flipped (2010)
  • The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
  • And So It Goes (2014) – also actor
  • Being Charlie (2015)
  • LBJ (2016)
  • Shock and Awe (2017) – also actor

Actor

  • Manhunt (1959-1961) – TV series, 1 episode
  • Batman (1966-1969) – TV series, 1 episode
  • Enter Laughing (1967)
  • Hey, Landlord (1966-1967) – TV series, 3 episodes
  • The Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968) – TV series, 1 episode
  • The Big Mouth (1967) – uncredited
  • That Girl (1966-1971) – TV series, 3 episodes
  • The Mother-In-Law (1967-1969) – TV series 1 episode
  • Gomer Pyle (1964-1969) – TV series, 3 episodes
  • The Beverly Hillbillies (1962-1971) – TV series, 2 episodes
  • Room 222 (1969-1974) – TV series, 1 episode
  • Hells of Anger (1970)
  • Where’s Poppa? (1970) – directed by Carl Reiner
  • Headmaster (1970-1971) – TV series, 1 episode
  • All in the Family (1971-1978) – TV series, 182 episodes, main cast
  • Summertree (1971)
  • The Partridge Family (1970-1974) – TV series, 1 episode
  • Getting Together (1971-1972) – TV series, 1 episode
  • The Picture (1972) – short
  • Thursday’s Game (1974) – TV movie
  • The Odd Couple (1970-1975) – TV series, 1 episode
  • How Nobody’s on Our Side? (1974)
  • The Rockford Files (1974-1980) – TV series, 1 episode
  • Good Heavens (1976) – TV series, 1 episode
  • Fire Sale (1977) – directed by Alan Arkin
  • Free Country (1978) – TV series, 5 episodes, main cast
  • More Than Friends (1978) – TV movie
  • Archie Bunker’s Place (1979-1983) (TV series, 2 episodes)
  • The Jerk (1979) – uncredited
  • Likely Stories,Vol. 1 (1981) – TV movie
  • The Million Dollar Infield (1982) – TV movie
  • Tall Tales & Legends (1985-1988) – TV series, 1 episode
  • Throw Momma from the Train (1988)
  • Parents in Life (1990) – TV movie
  • Postcards from the Edge (1990)
  • The Spirit of ’76 (1990)
  • Spın̈al Tap: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out (1992) – TV movie
  • Sleepless in Seattle (1993) – directed by Nora Ephron
  • Bullets Over Broadway (1994) – Woody Allen
  • The Larry Sanders Show (1992-1998) – TV series, 1 episode
  • Mixed Nuts (1994) – directed by Nora Ephron
  • Bye Bye Love (1995)
  • For Better or Worse (1995)
  • The First Wives Club (1996)
  • Mad Dog Time (1996)
  • Frasier (1998) – TV series, 1 episode
  • Primary Colors (1998) – directed by Mike Nichols
  • Edtv (1999) – directed by Ron Howard
  • The Muse (1999) – directed by Albert Brooks
  • Catching Up with Marty DiBergi (2000) – short
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (2001) (TV series, 1 episode)
  • The Majestic (2001) – voice
  • Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
  • Everyone’s Hero (2006) – voice
  • 30 Rock (2006-2013) – TV series, 1 episode
  • When Harry Met Sally 2 (2011) – short, uncredited
  • New Girl (2011-2018) – TV series, 11 episodes
  • The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) – directed by Martin Scorsese
  • About a Boy (2014-2015) – TV series, 1 episode
  • Happyish (2015) – TV series, 2 episodes)
  • When We Rise (2017) – min-series, 1 episode
  • Sandy Wexler (2017)
  • Small Ball (2017) – short