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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Cast List

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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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  • William Henry Cosby Jr. (; born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, author, and convicted sex offender. He held an active career for over six decades before being convicted and imprisoned for sex offenses in 2018. Cosby began his career as a stand-up comic at the hungry i in San Francisco during the 1960s. He then landed a starring role in the television show I Spy, followed by his own sitcom The Bill Cosby Show, which ran for two seasons from 1969 to 1971. In 1972, using the Fat Albert character developed during his stand-up routines, Cosby created, produced, and hosted the animated comedy television series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids which ran until 1985,...  more
    • Acted In: The Cosby Show, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, I Spy, Little Bill, Cosby
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    • Nationality: United States of America

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    John William Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005) was an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. He is best known as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992). Carson received six Emmy Awards, the Television Academy's 1980 Governor's Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987. Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1993.During World War II, Carson served in the Navy. After the war, Carson started a career in radio. Although his show was already successful by the end of the 1960s, during the 1970s, Carson became an American icon...  more
    • Acted In: The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Space Ghost
    • Birthplace: Corning, Iowa, USA
    • Nationality: United States of America

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    David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American television host, comedian, writer, producer and automobile racing team owner. He hosted late night television talk shows for 33 years, beginning with the February 1, 1982, debut of Late Night with David Letterman on NBC, and ending with the May 20, 2015, broadcast of Late Show with David Letterman on CBS. In total, Letterman hosted 6,080 episodes of Late Night and Late Show, surpassing his friend and mentor Johnny Carson as the longest-serving late night talk show host in American television history. In 1996 Letterman was ranked 45th on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time. In 2002, The Late Show with David Letterman was...  more
    • Acted In: Late Night with David Letterman, The David Letterman Show, The Starland Vocal Band Show, The Comedy Awards
    • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    • Nationality: United States of America

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    Carl Hilding "Doc" Severinsen (born July 7, 1927) is an American jazz trumpeter who led the band for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson....  more
    • Birthplace: Arlington, Oregon, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America

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