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Age79 (age at death)
Birthday 23 October, 1925
Birthplace Corning, Iowa USA
Died 23 January, 2005
Place of Death Malibu, California USA
Height 5' 10½" (179 cm)
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Nationality American
Occupation Talk Show Host
Claim to Fame The Tonight Show
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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.

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