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Art Carney (1918–2003)

Art Carney was born on November 4, 1918 in Mount Vernon, New York, USA as Arthur William Matthew Carney. He was an actor, known for Harry and Tonto (1974), The Late Show (1977) and Last Action Hero (1993). He was married to Jean Wilson Myers (remarried), Barbara Carney and Jean Wilson Myers. He died on November 9, 2003 in Chester, Connecticut, USA. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Harry and Tonto
The Late Show
The Late Show Ira Wells
Last Action Hero
Going in Style


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 1990 Uncle Buck (TV Series)
- The Gray Fox (1990) ... Pete
 1990 Where Pigeons Go to Die (TV Movie)
 1987-1989 The Cavanaughs (TV Series)
James 'The Weasel' Cavanaugh
- Just Weaseled (1989) ... James 'The Weasel' Cavanaugh
- Weasel Waltz (1988) ... James 'The Weasel' Cavanaugh
- He Ain't Heavy, Father... (1987) ... James 'The Weasel' Cavanaugh
 1988 Night Friend
Monsignor O'Brien
 1986 Miracle of the Heart: A Boys Town Story (TV Movie)
Father Michael T. O'Halloran
 1985 The Blue Yonder (TV Movie)
Henry Coogan
 1985 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
- The Emperor's New Clothes (1985) ... Morty
 1985 Izzy & Moe (TV Movie)
Moe Smith
 1985 The Undergrads (TV Movie)
Mel Adler
 1984 The Naked Face
 1984 A Doctor's Story (TV Movie)
Harry Wickes
 1984 Terrible Joe Moran (TV Movie)
 1983 The Last Leaf (Short)
Mr. Behrman
 1983 Better Late Than Never
Charley Dunbar
 1982 Fame (TV Series)
Tim O'Banyan
- A Big Finish (1982) ... Tim O'Banyan
 1981 The Leprechauns' Christmas Gold (TV Short)
Narrator / Blarney Kilakilarney (voice)
 1981 Take This Job and Shove It
Charlie Pickett
 1981 Bitter Harvest (TV Movie)
Walter Peary
 1980 Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier (TV Movie)
Art Rooney
 1980 Roadie
Corpus C. Redfish
 1980 Defiance
 1979 Going in Style
 1979 Alice (TV Series)
Art Carney
- My Cousin, Art Carney (1979) ... Art Carney
 1979 Letters from Frank (TV Movie)
Frank Miller
 1979 Sunburn
 1979 Ravagers
 1978/I The Honeymooners (TV Movie)
Ed Norton
 1978 The Star Wars Holiday Special (TV Movie)
Saun Dann
 1978 Movie Movie
Doctor Blaine / Doctor Bowers
 1978 Le mutant (TV Mini-Series)
 1978 Ringo (TV Movie)
Ognir's Father
 1978 House Calls
Dr. Amos Willoughby
 1978/II The Honeymooners (TV Movie)
Ed Norton
 1977 Scott Joplin (TV Movie)
John Stark
 1977 The Honeymooners (TV Movie)
Ed Norton / Scrooge / Tiny Tim
 1976-1977 Lanigan's Rabbi (TV Series)
Police Chief Paul Lanigan
- In Hot Weather, the Crime Rate Soars (1977) ... Police Chief Paul Lanigan
- Say It Ain't So, Chief (1977) ... Police Chief Paul Lanigan
- The Cadaver in the Clutter (1977) ... Police Chief Paul Lanigan
- Corpse of the Year (1977) ... Police Chief Paul Lanigan
- Pilot (1976) ... Police Chief Paul Lanigan
 1977 The Late Show
Ira Wells
 1976 Christmas in Disneyland (TV Movie)
Gramps / Dr. Wunderbar
 1976 What Now, Catherine Curtis? (TV Movie)
Mr. Slaney
 1976 The Honeymooners (TV Movie)
Ed Norton
 1975 Katherine (TV Movie)
Thornton Alman
 1975 Death Scream (TV Movie)
Mr. Jacobs
 1974 Happy Anniversary and Goodbye (TV Movie)
Malcom Michaels
 1972 The Snoop Sisters (TV Series)
 1970 The Great Santa Claus Switch (TV Movie)
Santa Claus / Cosmo Scam
 1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
 1967 A Guide for the Married Man
Technical Adviser (Joe X)
 1962-1966 Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (TV Series)
Ed Norton / Special Guest
- Episode #2.27 (1964) ... Special Guest
- Episode #1.4 (1962) ... Ed Norton
- Episode #1.1 (1962) ... Ed Norton
 1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce
Joey Friedlander
 1964 Mr. Broadway (TV Series)
Norman Cushing
- Smelling Like a Rose (1964) ... Norman Cushing
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. E.J. Timothy
- The Timothy Heist (1964) ... Dr. E.J. Timothy
 1964 A Day Like Today (TV Movie)
 1963-1964 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Walter Matthews / Gerald Q. Wert
- A Day Like Today (1964) ... Walter Matthews
- The Triumph of Gerald Q. Wert (1963) ... Gerald Q. Wert
 1961 The Chevy Show (TV Series)
Tim O'Halloran
- O'Halloran's Luck (1961) ... Tim O'Halloran
 1961 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series)
Tim O'Halloran
- O'Halloran's Luck (1961) ... Tim O'Halloran
 1959-1961 Art Carney Special (TV Series)
Axel Heist / Stage Manager
- Victory (1960) ... Axel Heist
- Three in One (1960)
 1960 The Big Sell (TV Movie)
Ed Norton
 1959 At the Movies (TV Movie)
 1957-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Ernie Pandish / Robert Briscoe / Lord Fancourt Babberly
- The Velvet Alley (1959) ... Ernie Pandish
- The Fabulous Irishman (1957) ... Robert Briscoe
 1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Cyril T. Jones
- Safety for the Witness (1958) ... Cyril T. Jones
 1958 The Sid Caesar Show (TV Movie)
 1952-1957 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Ed Norton / Clem Finch / Sketch Actor / ...
- Episode #5.28 (1957) ... Sketch Actor
- Episode dated 20 April 1957 (1957) ... Sketch Actor
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
Henri the Stagehand
- The Man Who Was Irresistable to Women (1956) ... Henri the Stagehand
 1955 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #5.2 (1955) ... Guest
 1953-1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Horace Ford / Mr. Gubbins / The Author / ...
- A Letter to Mr. Gubbins (1954) ... Mr. Gubbins
- Confessions of a Nervous Man (1953) ... The Author
- The Laugh Maker (1953) ... Bill Berkson
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Donald Lam
- The Bigger They Come (1955) ... Donald Lam
 1954 Panama Hattie (TV Movie)
 1954 The Best of Broadway (TV Series)
- Panama Hattie (1954) ... Woozy
 1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
- Uncle Harry (1954)
- Burlesque (1954)
 1953-1954 Suspense (TV Series)
- Mr. Nobody (1953)
 1953 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
- The Square Hole (1953)
 1953 Danger (TV Series)
- I'll Be Waiting (1953)
 1951-1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Curley / Mike
- Thanks for a Lovely Evening (1953) ... Curley
- The Twinkle in Her Eye (1951) ... Mike
 1951 The Dagmar Story (TV Movie)
 1951 The Victor Borge Show (TV Series)
Franz Shubert / Man in Picture Frame
- Episode #1.2 (1951) ... Franz Shubert
- Episode #1.1 (1951) ... Man in Picture Frame (uncredited)
 1948-1950 The Morey Amsterdam Show (TV Series)
Newton the Waiter / Charlie the Doorman / Lord Newton Chistlewick
- Episode dated 12 November 1950 (1950) ... Newton the Waiter
- Episode #3.20 (1950) ... Newton the Waiter
- Episode #3.13 (1950) ... Newton the Waiter
- Episode #3.12 (1950) ... Newton the Waiter
- Episode #3.11 (1950) ... Newton the Waiter
 1950 PM Picnic (Short)
Various Characters (voice)
 1941 Pot o' Gold
Band Member / Radio Announcer (uncredited)
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Stage Play: Flora, the Red Menace. Musical. Music by John Kander. Lyrics by Fred Ebb. Book by George Abbott and Robert Russell. Based on the novel "Love Is Just Around the Corner" by Lester Atwell. Musical Director: Harold Hastings. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Dance arrangements by David Baker. Musical Staging by Lee Theodore. ... See more »

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An actor can survive a bad play, particularly if his performance is well received. But a bad movie... See more »


He was the voice of "Red Lantern: The Fish Priminister" on the children's radio show "The Land of the Lost", which also starred Mae Questel and Naomi Lewis. "The Land of the Lost" was heard on the ABC Radio Network during the mid 1940s. Carney also performed on another television puppet special with "The Bil & Cora Baird Puppets" - "Art Carney Meets the Sorcerer's Apprentice" on The ABC TV ... See more »


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