Randall Carver Actor

Randall Carver (born May 25, 1946) is an American stage, television and movie actor, perhaps best recognized in his role as John Burns on the popular 1970's ABC-TV sitcom show Taxi. The adopted son of Russell Carver, a successful businessman and banker,and his wife Virginia, a three time Life Master Bridge Player. Randy spent his early childhood in Canadian, Texas, a suburb of Amarillo. It is here that a young Carver got his first taste of acting and learned to read while holding his mother's scripts while she rehearsed for community theatre productions. He appeared in the World Premiere of the outdoor musical "Texas" in Palo Duro Canyon. A graduate of West Texas State University, was also a member of Kappa Alpha Order and was involved in Student Politics. In 1968 he landed a small pivotal role in his first feature film with Jon Voight in Midnight Cowboy. After serving a stint in Korea as a Lieutenant and a Tank Platoon Leader on the DMZ for little over a year during the Vietnam War, Carver was then accepted for the Masters of Fine Arts Graduate Program at UCLA. One year later, he would star in his first feature film, Time to Run.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 25th, 1946
Nationality
United States of America

Family

Parents

Movie performances

1. There Will Be Blood (2007)

Drama
played Mr. Bankside
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
158.0
,
Daniel Lupi
,
JoAnne Sellar
13 Show list 56 Show list $25M

There Will Be Blood is a 2007 American epic drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. The film is loosely based on Upton Sinclair's 1927 novel Oil!. It tells the story of a silver miner-turned-oilman on a ruthless quest for wealth during Southern California's oil boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, and Dillon Freasier. The film received significant critical praise and numerous award nominations and victories. It premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Silver Bear Award for Best Director and a Special Artistic Contribution Award for Jonny Greenwood's score. It appeared on many critics' "top ten" lists for the year, notably the American Film Institute, the National Society of Film Critics, the National Board of Review, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Day-Lewis won Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, NYFCC and IFTA Best Actor awards for his performance. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, winning Best Actor for Day-Lewis and Best Cinematography for Robert Elswit.

Awards

2009 Bodil Award for Best American Film
2008 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film
2008 Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Score
2008 Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor
2008 PEN USA Literary Award for a Screenplay
2008 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
2008 Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Achievement
2008 Silver Bear for Best Director
2008 Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
2008 National Society of Film Critics Awards for Best Actor
2008 Amanda Award for Best Foreign Feature Film
2008
2008 Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor
2008 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
2008 Chlotrudis Award for Best Director
2008 BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
2008 Irish Film and Television Award for Best Internation Actor
2008 FIPRESCI Film of the Year
2008 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
2008 Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
2008 Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor
2008 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director
2008 Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Film Score
2008 Golden Trailer Award for Best Drama TV Spot
2007 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Picture
2007 London Film Critics' Circle Award for Director of the Year
2007 San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
2007 Academy Award for Best Cinematography
2007 ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards - Period Film
2007 Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
2007 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
2007 Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
2007 San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Score
2007 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Composer
2007 San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Director
2007 London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actor of the Year
2007 Academy Award for Best Actor
2007 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
2007 San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
2007 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography
2007 Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
2007 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
2007 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director
2007 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
2007 New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
2007 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Production Design
2007 Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
2007 Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
2007 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
2007 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Film
2007 American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases
2007 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
2007 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama
2007 New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematographer
2007 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Score

Top cast

Signal Hill Resident
Fletcher
Paul Sunday, Eli Sunday
H.M. Tilford
Signal Hill Married Man
Daniel Plainview
Signal Hill Man #2
Prescott
Al Rose
H.W. Plainview
H.W. Plainview
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Petroleum industry
Hydrocarbon exploration
Power
There Will Be Blood
American Sign, English
United States of America

2. Man on the Moon (1999)

Biography, Comedy, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
102.0
Michael Hausman
,
Howard West
41 Show list 3 Show list $52M

Man on the Moon is a 1999 American biographical comedy-drama film about the late American entertainer Andy Kaufman, starring Jim Carrey. The film was directed by Miloš Forman and also features Danny DeVito, Courtney Love and Paul Giamatti. DeVito worked with Kaufman on the Taxi television series, and other members of that show's cast, including Marilu Henner, Judd Hirsch, Christopher Lloyd and Jeff Conaway, make cameo appearances in the film, playing themselves. The film also features Patton Oswalt in a very minor cameo role. The story traces Kaufman's steps from childhood through the comedy clubs, and television appearances that made him famous, including his memorable appearances on Saturday Night Live, Late Night with David Letterman, Fridays, and his role as Latka Gravas on the Taxi sitcom, which was popular for viewers but disruptive for Kaufman's co-stars. The film pays particular attention to the various inside jokes, scams, put-ons, and happenings for which Kaufman was famous, most significantly his long-running feud with wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler and his portrayal of the bawdy lounge singer Tony Clifton.

Awards

2000 Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
2000 Silver Berlin Bear
1999 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

Top cast

Bob Zmuda
George Shapiro
Heavyset Technician
National Enquirer Editor
National Enquirer Reporter #1
Stanley Kaufman
Blue Collar Guy #2
Michael Kaufman
Maynard Smith
Friday's Mary
Hooker #1
Friday's Announcer
Foxy Jackson Referee
Crystal Healer
'Fridays' Michael
ABC Executive #2
TM Administrator #1
Janice Kaufman
Harrah's Booker
Tony Clifton Biker #3
Pig-Tailed Wrestler
Jack Burns
Lynne Marguiles
SNL Assistant
Tony Clifton Dancer #15
Female Karate Fighter
Madame
Friday's Melanie
Wiseass Comic
Jerry Lawler Referee
Wild-Haired Guru
Ed. Weinberger
Merv's Guest Coordinator
Eleanor Gould
Comic at Improv
Angry Heckler
Ring Announcer
Mr. Besserman
Wrestling Commentator
Lawler's Girlfriend
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Andy Kaufman
R.E.M.
Anastas N. Michos
Man on the Moon
English
Germany, Japan, United States of America, United Kingdom

3. Detour to Terror (1980)

Action, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
120.0

Detour to Terror is a 1980 action television film directed by Michael O'Herlihy.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

4. Time to Run (1973)

Drama, Family
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0
James F. Collier
Allan Sloane
1 Show list

Time to Run is a 1973 drama family film written by Allan Sloane and directed by James F. Collier.

Awards

Top cast

Warren
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Tedd Smith
Charles Rosher Jr.
English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. Taxi

Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
NBC
David Davis
September 12th, 1978 June 15th, 1983 5
J. Alan Thomas
English

2. The Six O'Clock Follies

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
NBC
April 24th, 1980 1 English

Guest TV appearances

Room 222

Program genre

Drama
Comedy-drama
Comedy

External resources

Room 222 is an American comedy-drama television series produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series aired on ABC for 112 episodes from September 17, 1969 until January 11, 1974. The show was broadcast on Wednesday evenings at 9:00 for its first two seasons before settling into its best-remembered time slot of Friday evenings at 9:00, following The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family, and preceding The Odd Couple and Love, American Style.nIn 1970, Room 222 earned Emmy Awards in three categories: Outstanding New Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E17 January 19th, 1973

Awards won

2007 TV Land The Medallion Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Taxi TV Sitcom
TV Land

Wikipedia

Check Randall Carver on wikipedia.

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