Carl ReinerCarl Reiner (born March 20, 1922) is an American actor, movie director, producer, writer and comedian. Father of actor and director Rob Reiner.
Reiner was frequently seen or heard playing the straight man to Mel Brooks' "2000-Year Old Man" character.
Reiner played a large role in the early career of Steve Martin, by directing and cowriting four films for the comedian; The Jerk in 1979, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid in 1982, The Man With Two Brains in 1983, and All of Me in 1984. In 2000 Reiner was honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.