New York City, NY, USA
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Spinal Tap, SNL, Laverne and Shirley
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Michael John McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, composer and musician, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Squiggy`s friend, Leonard `Lenny` Kosnowski, on the sitcom Laverne and Shirley; as David St. Hubbins of Spinal Tap; and as a Saturday Night Live cast member. Michael John McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, composer and musician, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Squiggy`s friend, Leonard `Lenny` Kosnowski, on the sitcom Laverne and Shirley; as David St. Hubbins of Spinal Tap; and as a Saturday Night Live cast member.
McKean quickly became a recognizable name in film and television, with appearances in films such as Used Cars (1980), (1985), Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), Earth Girls Are Easy (1988), the film adaptation of Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992), Coneheads (1993), and Radioland Murders (1994). He also had guest roles on such shows as Murder, She Wrote, Murphy Brown, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Caroline in the City. McKean was part of an ensemble cast in the short-lived television series Grand on NBC which aired in 1990.
He also starred as Mr. Green in the movie based on the board game, Clue (1985).
Having already appeared as a musical guest and then host of Saturday Night Live, McKean joined the cast as a featured player in 1994 and remained for one season. At 46, he was the oldest person ever to join the Saturday Night Live cast, and the only person to he a musical guest, host, and cast member in that order. During this time, he also released a video follow up to Spinal Tap, played the villainous Mr. Dittmeyer in The Brady Bunch Movie, and played the boss Gibby in the HBO series Dream On. After leaving Saturday Night Live, McKean spent a lot of time doing children`s fare, voicing various TV shows and movies. In 1999, with two children from a previous marriage (to Susan Russell, from 1970 to 1993) McKean married Annette O`Toole. Recently, McKean starred in the 40th Anniversary Broadway revival of Harold Pinter`s The Homecoming, co-starring Ian McShane, Raul Esparza, Eve Best, and James Frain. The show previewed on November 23, 2007, in preparation for a December 9th opening. He is currently starring in the Chicago-based Steppenwolf Theatre Company`s production of Superior Donuts, by Pulitzer Prize award-winning playwright Tracy Letts.
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Carnegie Mellon University
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Michael John McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, writer, composer and musician well known for his portrayal of Squiggy's friend, Leonard "Lenny" Kosnowski, on the sitcom Laverne & Shirley; and for his work in the Christopher Guest ensemble films, particularly as David St. Hubbins, the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the fictional rock band Spinal Tap from the film This Is Spinal Tap. He co-wrote A Mighty Wind, which won the Grammy for "Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media", as well as A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song.
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Michael John McKean
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Agency for the Performing Arts L.A.
New York University
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William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
1996: TV commercial for IBM, as David St. Hubbins, 2004: TV commercial for Sierra Mist Free with Fred Willard, Has written jingles for TV commercials. He sang one of them in the style of Leon Russell. It was for blue jeans, TV commercial (voiceover) for Magnavox
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Married||Annette O'Toole and Michael McKean
have been married since 20th Mar 1999. |||
Annette O'Toole and Michael McKean have been married for 17 years. They were dating for 2 years after getting together in 1997 and were married on 20th Mar 1999.
Michael McKean was previously married to Susan Russell (1969 - 1993).
Michael McKean has 2 children, Colin Russell (40) and Fletcher James (31).
Michael McKean is a 68 year old American Actor. Born Michael John McKean on 17th October, 1947 in New York City, NY, USA, he is famous for Spinal Tap, SNL, Laverne and Shirley in a career that spans 1973–present. His zodiac sign is Libra.
Michael McKean has been in 6 on-screen matchups, notably with Annette O'Toole in Law & Order (1990), Jean Smart in The Brady Bunch Movie (1995), Mary Beth Hurt in D. A. R. Y. L. (1985), Brynn Thayer in Murder, She Wrote (1984) and Linda Gillen in Laverne & Shirley (1976).
Michael McKean is a member of the following lists:
Male television writers,
Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts alumni and
American male screenwriters.
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