33 Facts About Rob Reiner


Robert Norman Reiner was born on March 6,1947 and is an American actor and filmmaker.


Rob Reiner has received four nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Director.


Rob Reiner appeared in a number of his films and various others, including Throw Momma from the Train, Sleepless in Seattle, Bullets Over Broadway, The First Wives Club, Primary Colors, EDtv, and The Wolf of Wall Street.


Rob Reiner was born into a Jewish family in the Bronx, New York, on March 6,1947.


Rob Reiner's parents were Estelle Reiner, an actress, and Carl Reiner, a renowned comedian, actor, writer, producer and director.


Rob Reiner began his career writing for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1968 and 1969, with Steve Martin as his writing partner as the two youngest writers on the show.


Two years later, Rob Reiner became famous playing Michael Stivic, Archie Bunker's liberal son-in-law, on Norman Lear's 1970s situation comedy All in the Family, which was the most-watched television program in the United States for five seasons.


Rob Reiner has gone on to direct other critically and commercially successful films with his own company, Castle Rock Entertainment.


Subsequent films directed by Rob Reiner include the political romance The American President, the courtroom drama Ghosts of Mississippi, and the uplifting comedy The Bucket List.


Rob Reiner has continued to act in supporting roles in a number of films and television shows, including Throw Momma from the Train, Sleepless in Seattle, Bullets over Broadway, The First Wives Club, Primary Colors, EDtv, New Girl, and The Wolf of Wall Street.


Rob Reiner has parodied himself with cameos in works such as Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, and 30 Rock.


Rob Reiner has devoted considerable time and energy to liberal activism.


Rob Reiner's lobbying as an anti-smoking advocate, in particular, prompted his likeness to be used in a satirical role in a South Park episode titled "Butt Out".


Rob Reiner is a co-founder of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which initiated the court challenge against California Proposition 8 that banned same-sex marriage in the state.


In 1998, Rob Reiner chaired the campaign to pass Prop 10, the California Children and Families Initiative, which created First 5 California, a program of early childhood development services, funded by a tax on tobacco products.


Rob Reiner served as the first chairman of First 5 California, from 1999 to 2006.


Rob Reiner came under criticism for campaigning for a ballot measure to fund state-run preschools while still chair of the First Five Commission, causing him to resign from his position on March 29,2006.


Rob Reiner is a member of the Social Responsibility Task Force, an organization advocating moderation where social issues and the entertainment industry meet.


Rob Reiner is active in environmental issues, and he successfully led the effort to establish California's Ahmanson Ranch as a state park and wildlife refuge rather than as a commercial real estate development.


Rob Reiner introduced Spinal Tap at the London Live Earth concert in July 2007.


Rob Reiner was mentioned as a possible candidate to run against California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006 but decided not to run for personal reasons.


Rob Reiner campaigned extensively for Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election, and he campaigned in Iowa for Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean just before the 2004 Iowa caucuses.


Rob Reiner endorsed Hillary Clinton for president for the 2008 election.


Rob Reiner said that Harvey Weinstein is a "bad guy" but Trump is " an abuser".


Rob Reiner serves on the advisory board of the Committee to Investigate Russia.


Rob Reiner endorsed Joe Biden for president for the 2020 election.


In June 2021, Rob Reiner said that he was working on a 10- to 13-episode TV project covering the relationship between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.


Rob Reiner said he's working with writer Ward Parry on the project, which he is calling "The Spy and the Asset".


Rob Reiner adopted Marshall's daughter, actress Tracy Reiner, from a previous marriage to Michael Henry.


Rob Reiner was introduced to his future wife, photographer Michele Singer, while directing When Harry Met Sally.


Rob Reiner has stated that his childhood home was not observantly Jewish, although he did have a bar mitzvah ceremony; Rob Reiner's father Carl acknowledged that he himself had become an atheist as the Holocaust progressed.


Rob Reiner identified himself as having no religious affiliation on the January 13,2012, episode of Real Time with Bill Maher and as an atheist.


Rob Reiner later told Huffington Post contributor Debra Oliver that while he rejected organized religion, he was sympathetic to the ideas of Buddhism.