(left to right) Michele (Singer) Reiner, Rob Reiner, Jake Reiner, Romy Reiner and Nick Reiner.
Billy Crystal, director Rob Reiner and Meg Ryan on the set of "When Harry Met".
Billy Crystal and Rob Reiner at the Chaplin Award gala.
Rob Reiner and his father Carl Reiner.
Rob Reiner at the 1988 Emmy Awards.
Mike Stivic (Reiner), left, and Archie Bunker (Carroll O'Connor) in "All in the Family".
Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton and Rob Reiner.
Woody Harrelson and Rob Reiner.
Reiner studied at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
Reiner began his career performing bit roles in several television shows including "Batman", "The Andy Griffith Show", "Room 222", "Gomer Pyle, U. S. M. C." and "The Beverly Hillbillies". Then he wrote the scripts for the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" in 1968 and 1969.
Also Robert starred as Michael Stivic in the sitcom TV-series "All in the Family". In 1972, Reiner, Phil Mishkin and Gerry Isenberg created the situation comedy "The Super" for ABC. In the 1980s, he became known as a director of several successful Hollywood films, including rock-band mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap", 1984, "The Princess Bride", 1987 and "Stand by Me", 1986.
In 1987, Reiner co-founded Castle Rock Entertainment. He directed the films, including the romantic comedy "When Harry Met Sally...", 1989, thriller "Misery", 1990, the military courtroom drama "A Few Good Men", 1992, the political romance "The American President", 1995, the courtroom drama "Ghosts of Mississippi", 1996 and the uplifting comedy "The Bucket List", 2007.
In addition to directing and producing, Reiner has also pursued an acting career, with supporting roles and cameos in such films as "Sleepless in Seattle", 1993, "Bullets Over Broadway", 1994, "The First Wives Club", 1996, "Primary Colors", 1998, "EDtv", 1999, "New Girl", 2012–2018 and "The Wolf of Wall Street", 2013. Also Robert starred in the film "Shock and Awe", 2007, which he directed.
In 1998, Reiner chaired the campaign to pass Prop 10, the California Children and Families Initiative, which created First 5 California, a program of early childhood development services, funded by a tax on tobacco products. Also he served as the first chairman of First 5 California from 1999 to 2006.
He is active in environmental issues and he has successfully led the effort to establish California's Ahmanson Ranch as a state park and wildlife refuge rather than as a commercial real estate development. He campaigned for Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore in the Presidential election in 2000. In addition, Reiner campaigned in Iowa for Democratic Presidential candidate Howard Dean just before the 2004 Iowa caucuses.
In 2015, he donated 10,000 dollars to Correct the Record, a political action committee which supported Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.
"If you have tapped into something that is real for you, chances are you are going to tap into something that is real for someone else."
"You never know if anything is going to stand the test of time or going to be successful."
"People can be ignorant and still have loving, human qualities."
Reiner serves on the Advisory Board of the Committee to Investigate Russia. He is a member of the Social Responsibility Task Force.
In 1971, Robert Reiner married Penny Marshall, with whom he divorced in 1981. He adopted her daughter, Tracy Reiner. Then in 1989, he married Michele (Singer) Reiner. They have two sons and a daughter.