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Randall Carver is an actor from the United States. Randall Carver is best known for playing the role of John Burns in the comedy TV series, Taxi (1978-1979).

Early Life

Randall Carver was born in Fort Worth, Texas, the United States, on the 25th of May 1946. Currently, he is 77 years old and has a zodiac sign of Gemini. Additionally, he holds US nationality and practices Christianity religion. His birth name is Randall Russell Carver.

He was born to Russell Carver (father) and Virginia Carver (mother). By profession, his father was a successful businessman and also became President of the Hereford State Bank. While his mother is a three-time Life Master Bridge Player.

Randall Carver – Education

Moving on to his education, he graduated from Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Missouri, USA. He later enrolled at West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas. He also attended the University of California, Los Angeles’ Fine Arts program.

Professional Career

After graduation, Randall Carver soon landed a small pivotal role in the film “Midnight Cowboy.” His first major role was as Jeff Cole in the 1973 drama film “Time to Run.” In the 1977-78 television series “Forever Fernwood,” he played Jeffrey DeVito, the gangster husband of Cathy Shumway.

Caption: The poster of the comedy TV series, Taxi (Source: IMDb)

Later, he appeared in the television sitcom series “Taxi.” He played the role of John Burns in the series first season. The series was created by James L. Brooks, Stan Daniels, and David Davis. Despite his success and popularity in the series, his character did not return for the second season.

Post-Taxi career

During the 1970s, he also appeared in stage plays and made-for-television films, as well as guest appearances on other television shows such as “Emergency!,” The Six Million Dollar Man,” and “The Waltons.”

He appeared as the fiancé of “A Girl from West Virginia” (Loni Anderson) in one segment of the two-part 1980 episode of the television series “The Love Boat,” which was filmed in 1979, alongside other guest stars of a similar segment Donny Osmond and Rich Little.

In the 1980 made-for-television film “Detour to Terror,” he played a serial killer. Between the late 1990s and early 2000s, he also appeared on “The Norm Show” and “Malcolm in the Middle.” In the 2007 film “There Will Be Blood,” he played Mr. Bankside. However, he is not active in recent years as an actor. Meanwhile, he is rarely seen in any kind of program, or show, and has not made any public appearances at the moment.


This actor has won only one award at the moment. In 2007, he won the Medallion Award for his role in “Taxi.”

Net Worth 2023

Carver has an estimated net worth of around $1.3 million while his salary and income are yet under review. Meanwhile, he has made money mostly from his acting role in movies and TV series. In the USA, an actor and performer makes an average salary of $56k.

Relationship Status

On the 21st of December 2012, Randall Carver married Emmy-nominated writer Shelley Herman. Very little thing is known regarding their relationships, children, and many others. Currently, the couple is living happily and there is no sign of their separation.

Caption: Randall Carver with his wife Florence Henderson and Florence Henderson (Source:

Additionally, this American actor has never been involved in any kind of major controversy as well as scandal and maintains a clean profile.

Body Measurements

Looking at his appearance, he has a pair of blue eyes with auburn hair colour. While his other body measurements are under review.

Social Media

Presently, this actor is not active on any kind of social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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