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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson that are on here as well.

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Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Cast List
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William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and activist. Cosby's start in stand-up began at the hungry i in San Francisco which was followed by landing a starring role in the 1960s show I Spy. During its first two seasons, he was a regular on the children's television series The Electric Company. Cosby is known for creating the cartoon comedy series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, about a group of young friends growing up in an urban area. Cosby has also been a film actor. Beginning in the 1980s, Cosby produced and starred in a sitcom, The Cosby Show; the show aired from 1984 to 1992 and was rated as the number one show in America for five years, 1984 ...more on Wikipedia

Acted In: The Cosby Show, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, I Spy, Little Bill, Cosby, + more

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Also Ranked

#25 on The Funniest People of All Time

#18 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#53 on The Most Original Comedians

#51 on The Best Emmy Hosts Ever

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Johnny Carson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Cast List
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John William "Johnny" Carson was an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, actor, and musician known for thirty years as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Carson received six Emmy Awards, the Governor's Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987. Johnny Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1993. Although his show was already successful by the end of the 1960s, during the 1970s Carson became an American icon and remained so until his retirement in 1992. He adopted a casual, conversational approach with extensive interaction with guests, an ...more on Wikipedia

Acted In: The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Space Ghost

Birthplace: Corning, Quincy Township, Iowa, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Also Ranked

#40 on The Funniest People of All Time

#34 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#21 on The Most Original Comedians

#9 on The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

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David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Cast List
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David Michael Letterman is an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, and actor. He hosts the late night television talk show Late Show with David Letterman, broadcast on CBS. Letterman has been a fixture on late night television since the 1982 debut of Late Night with David Letterman on NBC. In 1996, David Letterman was ranked #45 on TV Guide '​s 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time. In 2013, Letterman surpassed friend and mentor Johnny Carson as the longest-serving late night talk show host in TV history, at 31 years. On April 3, 2014, Letterman announced he would retire in 2015. He will host the Late Show for the last time on May 20, 2015. CBS announced that Stephen Colbert, ...more on Wikipedia

Acted In: Late Night with David Letterman, The David Letterman Show, The Starland Vocal Band Show, The Comedy Awards

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Also Ranked

#95 on The Funniest People of All Time

#74 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#37 on The Best Emmy Hosts Ever

#17 on The Best Oscar Hosts Ever

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Doc Severinsen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Cast List
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Carl Hilding "Doc" Severinsen is an American pop and jazz trumpeter. He is best known for leading the NBC Orchestra on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Arlington, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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