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Whatever Happened To Rob Reiner, aka Meathead, From ‘All In The Family’?


Rob Reiner played the kind-hearted hippie Meathead who often gets in tiffs with Archie about everything from politics to PDA of his daughter at the kitchen table. Meathead was a little pretentious and chauvinistic, basically Archie on the other side of the coin.

So, whatever happened to Rob Reiner aka Meathead after his All in the Family days? We’re breaking down his career in addition to what he’s up to today.

What is Rob Reiner famous for?
GOMER PYLE USMC, Jim Nabors, Rob Reiner, 1964-1969, 1969 episode / Everett Collection

Of course, it’s worth noting that Rob stems from a comedic legend, the late, great Carl Reiner. In the late ’60s, he began landing small TV appearances in 3 episodes of That Girl and 3 eps of Gomer Pyle. That same time He began his writing career with the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour alongside Steve Martin.
ALL IN THE FAMILY, Rob Reiner, (1972), 1971-79. ©CBS/Courtesy Everett Collection

Of course, then came his All in the Family days in the early ’70s, the role he became best known for. I still believe that some of the best moments from the show were when he and Archie went back and forth over politics.
THIS IS SPINAL TAP, Director Rob Reiner, 1984. (c) Embassy Pictures/ Courtesy: Everett Collection.

However, Rob would shift over to directing, and even went on to direct that hilarious This is Spinal Tap. He also directed some incredible films like the coming-of-age Stand by Me, and the military courtroom drama A Few Good Men… aka where “You can’t handle the truth!” was born. Such a classic.
LOS ANGELES – NOV 21: Rob Reiner at the The Paley Honors: A Special Tribute To Television’s Comedy Legends at Beverly Wilshire Hotel on November 21, 2019 in Beverly Hills, CA / Carrie Nelson/ImageCollect

Today, at 74 years old, he’s still known as Meathead – the liberal hippie, which actually ties into his personal life because he’s quite the liberal himself. He can actually be found on social media being very outspoken on his political views, lending his commentary on current political events. Typically against Republicans and conservatives. We’re sure Archie wouldn’t have it any other way.

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wow you ppl... rob is very successful must be sad to be jealous over something you could never become...


he's a communist sympathizer. obviously still a meathead

Capt Karlin

I just took a Meathead Reiner It was a double flush. Whew. 💩


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