Knowledge Identifier: +George_Carlin
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1937.
Countries: United States (61%), California (11%), New York (7%)
Linked to: The New York Times, Cardinal Hayes High School, Fox Broadcasting Company, Comedy Central
In 1959, Carlin and Jack Burns began as a comedy team when both were working for radio station KXOL in Fort Worth, Texas
In the 1960s, Carlin began appearing on television variety shows, notably "The Ed Sullivan Show" and "The Tonight Show"
He said the last time he voted was in 1972, for George McGovern, who ran for President against Richard Nixon
Carlin's acting career was primed with a major supporting role in the 1987 comedy hit "Outrageous Fortune", starring Bette Midler and Shelley Long; it was his first notable screen role after a handful of previous guest roles on television series
In 1989, he gained popularity with a new generation of teens when he was cast as Rufus, the time-traveling mentor of the titular characters in "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure", and reprised his role in the film sequel "Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey" as well as the first season of the cartoon series
Carlin began a weekly Fox sitcom, "The George Carlin Show", in 1993, playing New York City taxicab driver George O'Grady
Sam Simon - In January 1994, Simon co-created with comedian George Carlin the sitcom "The George Carlin Show" for Fox. It aired 27 episodes before being canceled in December 1995
Susan Sullivan - Following "Falcon Crest", Sullivan appeared on "The George Carlin Show", co-starred on the short-lived political drama "The Monroes" in the mid-1990s, and played a supporting role in the movie "My Best Friend's Wedding"
Jon Stewart - In 1997, Stewart was tapped as the host and interviewer for George Carlin's 10th HBO special, 40 years of Comedy
For years, Carlin had performed regularly as a headliner in Las Vegas, but in 2005 he was fired from his headlining position at the MGM Grand Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, after an altercation with his audience
On February 1, 2006, during his "Life Is Worth Losing" set at the Tachi Palace Casino in Lemoore, California, Carlin mentioned to the crowd that he had been discharged from the hospital only six weeks previously for heart failure and pneumonia, citing the appearance as his "first show back"