Charles Grodin

Charles Grodin

Highest Rated: 96% Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Lowest Rated: 13% Clifford (1994)

Birthday: Apr 21, 1935

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

As one of Hollywood's true jack-of-all-trades, actor Charles Grodin amassed a résumé that boasted acting, screenwriting, producing, directing, and television hosting credits over the course of his decades-long career. After beginning his career on Broadway opposite Anthony Quinn, Grodin quickly segued into movies, landing memorable supporting roles in "Rosemary's Baby" (1968) and "Catch-22" (1970) before landing his breakout leading role in "The Heartbreak Kid" (1972). His career gradually slowed down throughout the remainder of the decade, though he had villainous supporting parts in "King Kong" (1976) and "Heaven Can Wait" (1978). By the time the 1980s rolled around, Grodin had grown comfortable as a supporting player with roles in hit comedies like "Seems Like Old Times" (1980), "The Great Muppet Caper" (1981) and "The Incredible Shrinking Woman" (1981). But he had his greatest success and most memorable performance as a timorous embezzler in the action comedy "Midnight Run" (1988) opposite Robert De Niro. After scoring another surprise hit with the family friendly "Beethoven" (1992), Grodin shifted gears to become the host of his own news hour, "The Charles Grodin Show" (CNBC, 1995-98), while also delivering political commentary for "60 Minutes II" (CBS, 1999-2005). Mixing both biting wit and comforting wisdom, Grodin's everyman persona earned him the reputation as being one of the country's most respected and trusted public figures.


Highest Rated Movies



40% 0% The Private Life of a Modern Woman Arthur (Character) - 2017
24% 28% The Comedian Dick D'Angelo (Character) $1.7M 2016
53% 28% The Humbling Jerry (Character) - 2014
84% 51% While We're Young Lesley Breitbart (Character) $7.6M 2014
No Score Yet 67% Brazzaville Teen-Ager Father (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Char-ac-ter Unknown (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ex Bob Kowalski (Character) $3.1M 2006
No Score Yet 46% It Runs in the Family Mr. Parker (Character) - 1994
13% 67% Clifford Martin Daniels (Character) $6.5M 1994
23% 30% Beethoven's 2nd George Newton (Character) $52.6M 1993
95% 72% Dave Murray Blum (Character) $61M 1993
51% 68% So I Married an Axe Murderer Commandeered Driver (Character) $9M 1993
55% 76% Heart and Souls Harrison Winslow (Character) $16.4M 1993
30% 35% Beethoven George Newton (Character) $56.5M 1992
29% 52% Taking Care of Business Spencer Barnes (Character) $20M 1990
94% 87% Midnight Run Jonathan Mardukas (Character) $36.3M 1988
No Score Yet 43% You Can't Hurry Love Mr. Glerman (Character) $223.6K 1988
33% 46% The Couch Trip George Maitlin (Character) $9.9M 1988
37% 39% Ishtar Jim Harrison (Character) $12.7M 1987
No Score Yet 18% Last Resort George Lollar (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 27% Movers and Shakers Herb Derman (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grown Ups Jake (Character) - 1985
48% 47% The Lonely Guy Warren Evans (Character) - 1984
35% 38% The Woman in Red Buddy (Character) - 1984
76% 79% The Great Muppet Caper Nicky Holiday (Character) - 1981
22% 51% The Incredible Shrinking Woman Vance Kramer (Character) - 1981
70% 64% Seems Like Old Times District Attorney Ira J, Parks (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 22% It's My Turn Homer (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 64% Sunburn Jake (Character) - 1979
81% 82% Real Life Warren Yeager (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank Jim Benson (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Me and You Michael Lindsay (Character) - 1978
88% 68% Heaven Can Wait Tony Abbott (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thieves Martin Cramer (Character) - 1977
53% 31% King Kong Fred Wilson (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 80% 11 Harrowhouse Howard R. Chesser (Character) - 1974
92% 73% The Heartbreak Kid Lenny Cantrow (Character) - 1972
79% 76% Catch-22 Capt. Aarfy Aardvark (Character) - 1970
96% 87% Rosemary's Baby Dr. C.C. Hill (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sex and the College Girl Bob (Character) - 1964


No Score Yet No Score Yet JASH Presents Father (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madoff Carl Shapiro (Character) 2016
No Score Yet 95% Louie Dr. Bigelow (Guest Star) 2014-2015
70% 61% The Michael J. Fox Show Steve Henry (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Brett Forrester (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1989-1990 1982-1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fresno Cane Kensington (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judd for the Defense Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shane Jed (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Edgar (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Mother the Car Fred (Guest Star) 1965


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