Rob Reiner

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Rob Reiner as a young man

Rob Reiner (born March 6, 1947) is an American actor, director, producer, and writer. His father is Carl Reiner.

He became famous playing Michael Stivic (aka Meathead), Archie Bunker's liberal son-in-law, on the 1970s sitcom All in the Family, which was the most-watched television program for five years in the United States (1971-1976). In the 1980s and 1990s, Reiner was best known as a director of successful Hollywood films. Some of these films -- such as The Princess Bride and This is Spinal Tap -- have achieved cult status. The latter film, intended as a parody of rock documentaries, was so successful in imitating the style of rock films that many viewers were inadvertantly fooled into thinking that the subject of the film, the fictitious heavy metal group "Spinal Tap," really existed.

In addition to his creative work with cinema, Reiner also had a significant administrative role, as founder and long-time co-owner of Castle Rock Pictures. He named the production company after the fictitious town featured in many stories by Reiner's frequent collaborator, Stephen King.

In the late 1990s and continuing into the 2000s, Reiner has taken an active and vocal role supporting certain education-related proposals in California, including serving as a primary spokesperson for the successful 1998 cigarette-tax initiative that has raised $700 million for early-childhood educational programs. He also campaigned in Iowa for Democratic Presidential candidate Howard Dean just before the 2004 Iowa caucus. On December 14, 2004, the popular weblog Daily Kos reported that Reiner has decided not to challenge Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 2006 race for Governor of California, but that he plans to run in 2010 [1] (http://dailykos.com/story/2004/12/14/164825/71).

Reiner was married to actress-director Penny Marshall from 1971 to 1979. He then married Michele Singer Reiner in 1989. Reiner was born in The Bronx, New York, but grew up primarily in the Los Angeles area and attended Beverly Hills High School.

He has been a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post since May 2005.


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