George Carlin Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

George Carlin Quick Info
Height5 ft 9 in
Weight70 kg
Date of BirthMay 12, 1937
Zodiac SignTaurus
Eye ColorBlue

George Carlin was an American stand-up comedian, actor, social critic, and author who is regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comics of all time. He gained acclaim with his dark comedy and reflections on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and taboo subjects.

Born Name

George Denis Patrick Carlin

Nick Name

Georgie Porgie, Curious George, The Dean of Counterculture Comedians

George Carlin in 1975
George Carlin in 1975 (Little David Records / eBay / Public Domain)

Age

He was born on May 12, 1937.

Died

On June 22, 2008, Carlin died of heart failure at the age of 71 at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, United States.

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

He studied at Corpus Christi School and then attended Cardinal Hayes High School for 3 semesters. He also attended Bishop Dubois High School in Harlem and the Salesian High School in Goshen.

Occupation

Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Social Critic, Author

Family

  • Father – Patrick John Carlin (Worked as an advertising manager for The Sun)
  • Mother – Mary (née Bearey) (Secretary)
  • Sibling – Patrick Jr. (Older Brother)
  • Others – Patrick John Carlin (Paternal Grandfather), Mary McLaughlin/McLoughlin (Paternal Grandmother), Dennis Bearey (Maternal Grandfather) (A police officer in the New York City Police Department (NYPD)), Mary Grady (Maternal Grandmother)

Medium

Stand-up, Film, Television, Radio, Literature

Genre

Observational Comedy, Character Comedy, Surreal Comedy, Blue Comedy, Dark Comedy, Wordplay, Sarcasm, Irony, Satire

Subjects

American Culture, Society, Religion, Politics, Psychology, Philosophy, Profanity, Everyday Life, Nihilism, Misanthropy, Drug Use, Language, Mass Media, Popular Culture, Current Events, Death, Masculinity, Family, Parenting, Race Relations, Old Age

Build

Slim

George Carlin (Right) and singer Buddy Greco in a skit from the summer replacement television program 'Away We Go'
George Carlin (Right) and singer Buddy Greco in a skit from the summer replacement television program ‘Away We Go’ (CBS Television / eBay / Public Domain)

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

George Carlin had dated –

  1. Judy Landers – He once had a fling with film and television actress Judy Landers.
  2. Brenda Hosbrook (1960-1997) – He met Brenda Hosbrook in August 1960 while he was touring with comedy partner Jack Burns in Dayton, Ohio. Soon after, the duo married on June 3, 1961, at her parents’ home in Dayton. On June 15, 1963, they welcomed their first and only child – a daughter named Kelly Marie Carlin. In 1971, they renewed their wedding vows in Las Vegas. The duo remained together until May 11, 1997, when she died of liver cancer just a day before Carlin’s 60th birthday.
  3. Sally Wade (1997-2008) – He met comedy writer Sally Wade just 6 months after his first wife’s demise and described it as “love at first sight”. However, he admitted that he was hesitant to act on his feelings so soon after his wife’s death. On June 24, 1998, the couple got married in a private and unregistered ceremony and remained together until his death in 2008, two days before their 10-year anniversary.

Race / Ethnicity

White

He was of Irish descent.

Hair Color

Gray

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • His forever-famous “7 Words You Can’t Say on TV”
  • Heavy New York accent
  • Raspy voice

Brand Endorsements

He appeared in the TV commercials for Dodge NeonFuji Videotape, etc.

Religion

He was born to a Catholic family but vocally rejected religion in all of its forms and frequently criticized and mocked it in his comedy routines.

George Carlin as seen at a book signing for Brain Droppings in New York City at Barnes and Noble in February 2011
George Carlin as seen at a book signing for Brain Droppings in New York City at Barnes and Noble in February 2011 (Alex Lozupone / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

George Carlin Facts

  1. In November 1994, he was inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame.
  2. He had also joined the U.S. Air Force and trained as a radar technician.
  3. His comedy influences included Spike Jones, The Marx Brothers, Danny Kaye, Jerry Lewis, Lenny Bruce, and Bob Newhart.

Featured Image by Little David Records / eBay / Public Domain

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