Johnny Carson

Actor · Writer · Creator
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John William Carson was an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. He is best known as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992). Carson received six Emmy Awards, the Television Academy's 1980 Governor's Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987. read more

John William Carson was an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. He is best known as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992). Carson received six Emmy Awards, the Television Academy's 1980 Governor's Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987. Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1993.

Birth Name

John William Carson

Born

Friday, 23 October 1925

Died

Sunday, 23 January 2005

Actor Filmography

The Orson Bean Show (archive footage) 8696
Watergate: Blueprint for a Scandal Self 2022
George Carlin's American Dream Self 2022
The Andy Warhol Diaries Self - Host 2022
Lucy and Desi Self (archive footage) 2022
Listening to Kenny G Self 2021
King of Cool Self 2021
Muhammad Ali Self 2021
Untold: Caitlyn Jenner Self - Host, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 2021
Live at Mister Kelly's Self 2021
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

The Orson Bean Show (archive footage) 8696
Watergate: Blueprint for a Scandal Self 2022
George Carlin's American Dream Self 2022
The Andy Warhol Diaries Self - Host 2022
Lucy and Desi Self (archive footage) 2022
Listening to Kenny G Self 2021
King of Cool Self 2021
Muhammad Ali Self 2021
Untold: Caitlyn Jenner Self - Host, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 2021
Live at Mister Kelly's Self 2021
The Story of Late Night Self 2021
Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street Self (Archival Footage) / Self 2021
The High Frontier: The Untold Story of Gerard K. O'Neill Self 2021
My Name Is Lopez Self 2021
Tina Self 2021
Music's Greatest Mysteries Self 2020
Tiny Tim: King for a Day Self 2020
Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something Self 2020
The Comedy Store Self 2020
The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte hosts the Tonight Show Self / Self (archive footage) 2020
My Darling Vivian Self (archive footage) / Self 2020
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice Self / Self (archive footage) 2019
Mike Wallace Is Here Himself (archive footage) / Self 2019
The Movies Self 2019
I Am Mother Self 2019
Pavarotti Self 2019
ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band from Texas Self 2019
Biography: Jeff Dunham - Talking Heads Self 2019
Biography: Jeff Foxworthy - Stand Up Guy Self 2019
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project Self 2019
What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael Self 2018
The Front Runner Self 2018
Jane Fonda in Five Acts Self 2018
Echo in the Canyon Self 2018
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind Self 2018
Game Changers Self / Himself (Archive Footage) 2018
Won't You Be My Neighbor? Self (footage from The Tonight Show) 2018
Patrick Melrose Self - The Tonight Show 2018
Explained Self - Host, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 2018
The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling Self 2018
Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey Self 2018
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond Self 2017
Jerry Before Seinfeld Himself / Self - Tonight Show Host 2017
The Vietnam War Self - Host, The Tonight Show 2017
The Nineties Self 2017
The Most Hated Woman in America Self 2017
The History of Comedy Self 2017
Whitney: Can I Be Me Self 2017
The Eighties Self 2016
Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg Self 2016
The Timeline Self 2015
Conspiracy Theorists Lie Self 2015
The Seventies Self - The Tonight Show 2015
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All Self 2015
Hygiène Mentale Self 2014
The Battered Bastards of Baseball Self 2014
Life Itself Self (footage from 'The Tonight Show') / Self - TV Host (archive footage) 2014
American Comedy Awards Self 2014
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Self 2014
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me Self - Talk Show Host 2014
Super Duper Alice Cooper Self 2014
And the Oscar Goes to... Self 2014
The Sixties Himself, Self 2013
The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment Self 2013
TV's Western Heroes Self 2013
Celebrity Page Self 2013
Lovelace Self 2013
Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia Self 2013
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic Self / Self (archive footage) 2013
Carson on TCM Self 2013
The Battle of the Sexes Self 2013
Llyn Foulkes One Man Band Himself / (archive footage) 2013
Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story Self / Self (Archive Footage) 2013
Makers: Women Who Make America Self 2013
Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear You Read Self 2012
The Paperboy Self 2012
Ted Self 2012
A Football Life Self 2011
Paul Williams Still Alive Self / Himself (archive footage) 2011
Family Band: The Cowsills Story Self 2011
Cinema Verite Self 2011
Renée Self 2011
The Battle for Late Night Self 2010
Ancient Aliens Self 2010
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work Self 2010
30 for 30 Self 2009
The Tragic Side of Comedy Self 2009
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Self 2009
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America Self 2009
Unsung Self 2008
Run for Your Life Self 2008
Religulous Self 2008
The 80th Annual Academy Awards Self 2008
Pioneers of Television Carnac the Magnificent / Self, Self - Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Self 2008
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Self 2007
Jimmy Carter Man from Plains Himself (archive footage) / Self 2007
Brando Self 2007
Talk to Me Self 2007
Hair, Let the Sun Shine In Self 2007
Access Hollywood Himself (archive footage) 2006
The Last Mogul Self 2005
Game Show Moments Gone Bananas Self 2005
The 77th Annual Academy Awards Self - Special Memorial Tribute 2005
Inside Deep Throat Self 2005
Seinfeld: How It Began Self 2004
Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection Himself / Self 2003
Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood Self 2001
Isn't She Great Self 2000
Pitch People Self 1999
Television: The First Fifty Years Self 1999
The Newton Boys Self 1998
Behind the Music Self 1997
The View Himself (archive footage) 1997
George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy Self 1997
Bob Hope: Laughing with the Presidents Himself / Self 1996
E! True Hollywood Story Himself (archive footage) 1996
Extra with Billy Bush Self (archive footage) 1994
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Self - Honoree 1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself 1993
Late Show with David Letterman Self 1993
The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom Self - Former Talk Show Host 1993
Laurel & Hardy: A Tribute to the Boys Himself / Self 1992
Dateline NBC Self 1992
Oscar's Greatest Moments Self 1992
The Simpsons Johnny Carson 1989
Pink Cadillac Self 1989
Inside Edition Self 1988
Family Comedy Hour Self 1987
Biography Self, (archive footage) 1987
American Masters Self, Aunt Blabby / Carnac the Magnificent / Art Fern / El Mouldo / Self / Floyd R. Turbo 1986
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration Self 1986
George Burns' 90th Birthday Party: A Very Special Special Self - Cameo 1986
Super Duper Bloopers and Silly Shorts Self 1986
The NBC All Star Hour Self 1985
Muppet Babies Self 1984
The 56th Annual Academy Awards Self - Host 1984
Night Court Self 1984
Carson's Comedy Classics Self - Host 1983
Sheena Easton... Act One Himself / Self 1983
Newhart Johnny Carson 1982
Koyaanisqatsi Self - On TV 1982
Cheers Johnny Carson 1982
The 54th Annual Academy Awards Self - Host 1982
Entertainment Tonight Self 1981
The 53rd Annual Academy Awards Self - Host 1981
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards Self - Host 1980
Lucy Moves to NBC Himself / Self 1980
The 51st Annual Academy Awards Self - Host 1979
20/20 Self 1978
Life Goes to War: Hollywood and the Home Front Self 1977
The George Burns Special Johnny Carson 1976
Texaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television Self 1975
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Orson Welles Himself 1975
The Smothers Brothers Show Self - Cameo 1975
Dinah! Self 1974
Don Rickles: Alive and Kicking Self - Announcer 1972
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 10th Anniversary Self - Host 1972
Cancel My Reservation Self 1972
Columbo Himself - TV Host 1971
Great Performances Self 1971
Jack Benny's 20th Anniversary TV Special Self 1970
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Johnny Carson 1970
The David Frost Show Self 1969
Goodbye, Columbus Self 1969
The Don Rickles Show Self 1968
Here's Lucy Self 1968
The Joan Rivers Show Self 1968
The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show Self 1968
The Dick Cavett Show Self 1968
The Danny Thomas Hour Narrator 1967
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest Performer, Self 1967
Space Ghost 1966
The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show Self - Guest Host 1966
Get Smart Herald, Special Guest Conductor 1965
The Dean Martin Show Himself, Himself - Cameo, Self - Man in Closet, Self 1965
Looking for Love Johnny Carson / Himself 1964
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Self 1963
The Jerry Lewis Show Self 1963
The Match Game Self - Cameo 1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Host, Host, Himself - Host (credit only), Herself - Host, Himself - Guest, Himself (credit only), Himself 1962
Password Self - Celebrity Contestant 1961
Sing Along with Mitch Self 1961
You're in the Picture Self 1961
Here's Hollywood Self 1960
The Kraft Music Hall Self - Host, Self - Roastmaster, Self 1958
The Garry Moore Show Self 1958
Keep Talking Self 1958
The Chevy Showroom Starring Andy Williams Self 1958
The Polly Bergen Show Himself, Self 1957
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself - Guest Host 1957
To Tell the Truth Self - Panelist, Self 1956
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Self 1956
Playhouse 90 Erwin Trowbridge 1956
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show Self - Comedian, Self - Comedian-Quiz Show Host, Self - Guest, Self 1951
Lucy's Really Lost Moments Himself 1956
The Johnny Carson Show Self - Host 1953
The Magical World of Disney Himself 1954
Red Skelton Revue Self - Comedian, Self - Guest Host 1954
Earn Your Vacation Himself - Host, Self - Host 1954
Carson's Cellar Himself, Self 1953
The United States Steel Hour Kenneth Rausch 1953
The Dennis Day Show Mr. Swanson 1952
The Red Skelton Hour Himself - Introduction (as Johnnie Carson), Host - Spree For Free game show, Knight Who Makes Point of Order, Man in Audience, Self 1951
The Jack Benny Program Self 1950
All Star Revue Himself - Guest Comedian 1950
The Arthur Murray Party Self 1950
What's My Line? Himself - Panelist, Himself - Mystery Guest 1950
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Himself - Guest, Himself 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Self, Himself - Comedian, Self - Comedian 1948
1992 Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program (Series) Won
1991 Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program Nominated
1987 Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program Nominated
1986 Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program Nominated
1985 Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program Nominated
1984 Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program Nominated
1983 Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program Nominated
1981 Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program Nominated
1980 Emmy Outstanding Program Achievement - Special Class Nominated
1979 Emmy Outstanding Program Achievement - Special Class Won
1978 Emmy Special Classification of Outstanding Program Achievement Won
1977 Emmy Special Classification of Outstanding Program Achievement Won
1976 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1976 Emmy Special Classification of Outstanding Program and Individual Achievement Won
1974 Emmy Outstanding Music-Variety Series Nominated
1972 Emmy Outstanding Variety Series - Talk Nominated
1971 Emmy Outstanding Variety Series - Talk Nominated
1965 Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment - Actors and Performers Nominated
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