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  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
  • TV-14
    TV Series | 105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
TV-14
TV Series | 105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.
Seasons
31   |   30   |   29   |   28   |   27   |   26   |   25   |   24  | …   See all
Head writers
Hank Bradford (written by) | Raymond Siller (written by) (writing supervisor) (writing supervised by) & 3 more
Writers
Jim Mulholland (written by) | Michael Barrie (written by) | Hank Bradford (written by) | Mickey Rose (staff writer) (written by) (series writer) & 65 more
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Status
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Updated Oct 1, 1962

Release date (First episode)
Oct 1, 1962 (United States)

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Cast

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50 cast members
Name Episodes Known for
Ed McMahon
Self - Announcer / Self / Self - Substitute Host & Announcer / Self - Co-Host / Self - Bandleader / … See more Self - Announcer / Self / Self - Substitute Host & Announcer / Self - Co-Host / Self - Bandleader / Self - Host / performs comic bicycle sketch with Bill   See fewer
9,532
Johnny Carson
Self - Host / Carnac the Magnificent / Art Fern / Floyd R. Turbo / Aunt Blabby / … See more Self - Host / Carnac the Magnificent / Art Fern / Floyd R. Turbo / Aunt Blabby / G. Walter Schneer / David Howitzer / Zontar Rather / President Ronald Reagan / Professor Farkner / Ronald Reagan / Self / Self - Guest / Todd Fleece / 'Gross Moments' Spokesman / Barry / Billy / Bob / Captain Bligh / Carl Sagan / Clark Kent / Dick Clark / Dr. Joyce Sisters / Dr. Ruth / Eliot Neilsen / Elliot Painway / Father Time / Fernando Valenzuela / Francesco Bethlehem / Gen. George S. Patton / General George Washington / General Trinilopez Charo Josefeliciano Cesarromero Piazadora Cugat / Governor / Henny Cobb / High Lama / Hugh Fitzhugh / Igor / Ironfeet / Jimmy Carter / Johnny's Oliver North Imitation. / Larry the Husband / Macho Man Novelist / Matt Dillon / Mediterranean Fruit Fly / Morley Mudd / Mr. Mouse / Peter Overwrought / President Reagan / Prof. John W. Carson / Ranger Gus Grungee / Schlock-Tel Spokesman / School Bell Executive / Sergei Solofovich / Sketch / South Carolina Senator / Superman / Tarzan / Tattoo / Timmy Martin / UCLA vs Stanford Game with Johnny as a commentator / Wallace Willis / Walter Cronkite / William F. Buckley   See fewer
8,105
Doc Severinsen
Self - Bandleader / Self - Announcer / Self / Self - Substitute Announcer / Self - Band Leader / … See more Self - Bandleader / Self - Announcer / Self / Self - Substitute Announcer / Self - Band Leader / Self - Substitute Annoncer / Chang / Self - Guest   See fewer
5,128
Skitch Henderson
Self - Bandleader / Self - Substitute Host & Bandleader / Self - Guest Self - Bandleader / Self - Substitute Host & Bandleader / Self - Guest   See fewer
1,038
Tommy Newsom
Self - Substitute Bandleader / Self - Substitute Announcer Self - Substitute Bandleader / Self - Substitute Announcer   See fewer
482
Jay Leno
Self - Guest Host / Self - Guest / Self / Self - Guest Comic / Self - Host Self - Guest Host / Self - Guest / Self / Self - Guest Comic / Self - Host   See fewer
349
Joan Rivers
Self - Guest Host / Self - Guest / Self / Self - Comedienne / Self - Guest Hostess / Guest Self - Guest Host / Self - Guest / Self / Self - Comedienne / Self - Guest Hostess / Guest   See fewer
303
Joey Bishop
Self - Guest Host / Self / Self - guest host Self - Guest Host / Self / Self - guest host   See fewer
210
Milton Delugg
Self - Bandleader Self - Bandleader   See fewer
208
David Brenner
Self - Guest Host / Self / Self - Guest / Self - Guest Comic Self - Guest Host / Self / Self - Guest / Self - Guest Comic   See fewer
156
Bob Hope
Self / Self - Guest Self / Self - Guest   See fewer
137
Bob Newhart
Self - Guest Host / Self - Guest Self - Guest Host / Self - Guest   See fewer
136
Don Rickles
Self - Guest / Self - Guest Host / Self / Self - Surprise Guest Self - Guest / Self - Guest Host / Self / Self - Surprise Guest   See fewer
132
Bill Cosby
Self - Guest Host / Self - Guest / Self Self - Guest Host / Self - Guest / Self   See fewer
129
David Steinberg
Self - Guest / Self / Self - Guest Host / Self - Comedian Self - Guest / Self / Self - Guest Host / Self - Comedian   See fewer
128
John Davidson
Self - Guest Host / Self - Guest / Self / Self - Host Self - Guest Host / Self - Guest / Self / Self - Host   See fewer
124
Frederick De Cordova
Self - Producer / Self - Executive Producer / Self Self - Producer / Self - Executive Producer / Self   See fewer
115
Alan King
Self - Guest / Self - Guest Host / Self / Self - Host / Self - Musical Guest Self - Guest / Self - Guest Host / Self / Self - Host / Self - Musical Guest   See fewer
111
George Carlin
Self - Guest / Self - Guest Host / Self / Dan Wolf / Self - Host Self - Guest / Self - Guest Host / Self / Dan Wolf / Self - Host   See fewer
108
Buddy Hackett
Self - Guest / Self / Self - Comedian Self - Guest / Self / Self - Comedian   See fewer
106
McLean Stevenson
Self - Guest Host / Self - Guest / Self / Self - Vocalist Self - Guest Host / Self - Guest / Self / Self - Vocalist   See fewer
105
Charles Nelson Reilly
Self - Guest / Self / Self - Guest Host Self - Guest / Self / Self - Guest Host   See fewer
99
Tony Randall
Self - Guest / Self / Self - Guest Host / Self - Rubber Chicken Boycott / Self - remote interview Self - Guest / Self / Self - Guest Host / Self - Rubber Chicken Boycott / Self - remote interview   See fewer
93
Orson Bean
Self - Guest / Self / Self - Guest Host Self - Guest / Self / Self - Guest Host   See fewer
91
Sammy Davis Jr.
Self - Guest / Self - Guest Host / Self Self - Guest / Self - Guest Host / Self   See fewer
89
Rich Little
Self - Guest Host / Self - Guest / Self Self - Guest Host / Self - Guest / Self   See fewer
84
David Letterman
Self - Guest Host / Self / Self - Guest Self - Guest Host / Self / Self - Guest   See fewer
83
Jerry Lewis
Self - Guest Host / Self / Self - Guest / Self - Host Self - Guest Host / Self / Self - Guest / Self - Host   See fewer
82
Robert Klein
Self - Guest / Self / Self - Guest Host Self - Guest / Self / Self - Guest Host   See fewer
82
Robert Blake
Self - Guest / Self / Self - Guest Host Self - Guest / Self / Self - Guest Host   See fewer
82
Phyllis Newman
Self - Guest / Self / Self - Guest Host Self - Guest / Self / Self - Guest Host   See fewer
81
Della Reese
Self - Guest / Self - Guest Hostess / Self / Self - Musical Guest Self - Guest / Self - Guest Hostess / Self / Self - Musical Guest   See fewer
81
Joyce Brothers
Self - Guest / Self Self - Guest / Self   See fewer
74
Rodney Dangerfield
Self - Comedian / Self - Guest / Self Self - Comedian / Self - Guest / Self   See fewer
73
Garry Shandling
Self - Guest Host / Self - Guest / Self - Guest Comic / Self Self - Guest Host / Self - Guest / Self - Guest Comic / Self   See fewer
68
Buddy Rich
Self / Self - Musical Guest / Self - Guest Self / Self - Musical Guest / Self - Guest   See fewer
68
Shelley Winters
Self - Guest / Self / Self - Guest Hostess Self - Guest / Self / Self - Guest Hostess   See fewer
66
Steve Allen
Self - Guest / Self - Guest Host / Self Self - Guest / Self - Guest Host / Self   See fewer
65
Fernando Lamas
Self / Self - Guest / Self - Guest Host Self / Self - Guest / Self - Guest Host   See fewer
65
Burt Reynolds
Self - Guest / Self - Guest Host / Self Self - Guest / Self - Guest Host / Self   See fewer
63
Shecky Greene
Self - Guest / Self / Self - Guest Host Self - Guest / Self / Self - Guest Host   See fewer
63
Joan Embery
Self - Guest / Self Self - Guest / Self   See fewer
63
Bob Uecker
Self - Guest / Self Self - Guest / Self   See fewer
62
Mighty Carson Art Players
Themselves Themselves   See fewer
61
Carl Reiner
Self - Guest / Self - Guest Host / Self Self - Guest / Self - Guest Host / Self   See fewer
60
Flip Wilson
Self - Guest Host / Self - Guest / Self / Howard Mann / Self - Comedian Self - Guest Host / Self - Guest / Self / Howard Mann / Self - Comedian   See fewer
59
Joe Williams
Self - Musical Guest / Self / Self - Guest / Musical Guest Self - Musical Guest / Self / Self - Guest / Musical Guest   See fewer
59
Charlie Callas
Self - Guest / Self Self - Guest / Self   See fewer
58
Bert Convy
Self - Guest / Self / Self - Guest Host Self - Guest / Self / Self - Guest Host   See fewer
58
Pat Boone
Self - Guest / Self / Self - Guest Host / Self - Musical Guest Self - Guest / Self / Self - Guest Host / Self - Musical Guest   See fewer
57
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