Randall was born May 25th in Fort Worth, Texas, the adopted son of Russell and Virginia Carver. His father, a successful businessman, became President of the Hereford depository financial institution and his mother, a 3 time Life Master hand. Randy spent his infancy in Canadian, Texas, a town very similar to the one seen in “The Last Picture Show”. it’s here that Randy got his first taste of acting and learned to read while holding his mother’s scripts while she rehearsed for community theatre productions.
After he was graduated from Missouri academy, Randy returned to Amarillo where he appeared within the first production of the outdoor musical “Texas”. Graduated from West Texas State University, Randy soon landed a little pivotal role within the film “Midnight Cowboy.” Having served a stint in Korea as a Lieutenant, Tank Platoon Leader on the DMZ for one year and at some point, Randy was accepted for the Masters of Fine Arts Graduate Program at UCLA. One year later, Randy starred in his first feature, “Time to Run”. A special screening was held at the cinema he wont to frequent every Saturday morning in his hometown. Numerous feature films and guest-starring roles followed, but it wasn’t until Norman Lear hired him to play “Jeffrey DeVito” on the “Mary
Hartman, Mary Hartman” that he had his first ‘steady job.’
In the Spring of 1978, Randy read for the role of “John Burns”, the naive, small-town guy on the ABC series “Taxi”. “When I read for the part, it felt right, so natural. It took the producers an extended time to form up their minds, but I had a sense from the start I used to be getting to catch on. I played it faithfully my instincts and creativity. it had been the simplest possible learning experience because I used to be ready to work with the simplest people within the business”. Randy went on to star within the Vietnam-era series “Six O’Clock Follies” and dozens of television movies, his favourite being “Detour to Terror”, where he needs to play his first bad-guy role terrorizing O.J. Simpson.
In March of 1991, Randy reunited together with his fellow “Taxi” cast members where they were honoured by the Museum of Television and Radio at the l. a. Country Art Museum. once more, the gang from the Sunshine Cab company gathered to recreate their “Taxi” roles for the feature “Man on the Moon” starring Jim Carrey because of the late Andy Kaufman.
After an exhaustive search, Randall was ready to locate his biological sister and that they met for the primary time within the summer of 1996. he’s now the proud Brother and Uncle to his new, loving relatives. Randy makes his range in the San Fernando Valley together with his fiancee Shelley and their dog Dolly Pearl. He continues to act and is additionally conducting private coaching session with new and established actors. A recent graduate of the Skip Barber Racing School, Randy would provide it all up during a minute to understand his impossible dream… to drive at the Indy 500.
“I was trying to urge under contract at Universal. At the time, a contact player would work on all the film and tv shows produced at the studio. I read for Monique James and Bo Wilson and was told that albeit they liked my work, they already had a dark-haired, blue-eyed guy named Randy (Mantooth) and Monique didn’t want to urge us confused. I’m glad to possess had the chance to possess worked on four episodes of “Emergency!” (The convertible, the girl’s ring stuck on my finger, the marriage day fireplug crash and sadly, an aeroplane crash with a Governor that I didn’t survive). I always admired the Technical Advisors who made sure all the situations were handled accurately, even at the danger of redundancy…. (ie: Ringers Lactate) I’ve always wanted to understand … that the heck is “Ringer’s Lactate” ?”