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      Michael McKean

      Michael McKean

      Highest Rated: 100% Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Oct 17, 1947

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      Born in New York, Michael McKean appeared in over 20 plays during his high school years. After studying acting at Carnegie Mellon University and NYU (with Olympia Dukakis), he flew out to Los Angeles in February 1970 and decided to stay there. While in college, McKean met David L. Lander and Christopher Guest - two young men who would later become hugely important in his professional life. The threesome, along with Harry Shearer and Richard Beebe, formed The Credibility Gap, an influential comedy group that performed on the radio and toured in the early 1970s. McKean and Lander began performing in L.A. clubs as characters they'd come up with at Carnegie Mellon; Lenny and Squiggy. Penny Marshall and her husband Rob Reiner loved them and introduced them to her brother Garry Marshall who brought them on to "Laverne & Shirley" [ABC, 1976-83] in 1976. McKean's first professional acting job became a seven-year run on a #1 show. Garry Marshall gave McKean his first leading movie role in "Young Doctors in Love" (1982). Meanwhile, McKean, Shearer, and their friend Christopher Guest had spent a few years developing what is generally acknowledged as the funniest rock film ever, along with co-writer and director Rob Reiner - "This Is Spinal Tap" (1984). McKean has reprised his role as David St. Hubbins in various "Tap"-related projects and live appearances over the years. His 70+ movie credits also include Clue (1985), "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" (1987), "The Big Picture" (1989), "Jack" (1996) and more recently "Jerry & Marge Go Large" (2022) and Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (2022). McKean has had significant roles on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO, 2000-), "The X-Files" (Fox, 1993-2001), "Grace and Frankie (Netflix, 2015-21), "Breeders" (FX, 2020-, "Good Omens" (Amazon Prime, 2019-) and many others. He has also been providing voices for dozens of animated series, among them "The Simpsons" (Fox, 1990-), "Pinky & The Brain" (WB, 1995-99), "Spongebob Squarepants" (Nickelodeon, 1999-), "American Dad!" (Fox, 2005-) and "Rugrats" (Nickelodeon/Paramount+, 1991-). His most acclaimed role, for which he was nominated for an Emmy in 2019, was as Jimmy McGill's brother, Chuck on "Better Call Saul" (AMC, 2015-22). For McKean personally, his most significant role was in the 1998 Lifetime film "Final Justice" where he met his wife, Annette O'Toole. He and O'Toole were Oscar-nominated for co-writing the song "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow," for "A Mighty Wind" (2003). Also, McKean shared a Grammy with Guest and Eugene Levy for the film's title tune. Next up for McKean is a role as the President of the United States on the Netflix series "The Diplomat" (2023).

      Highest rated movies

      This Is Spinal Tap
      Best in Show
      Planes, Trains and Automobiles
      The Big Picture
      A Mighty Wind
      The Meddler
      Pink Skies Ahead
      Used Cars


      Michael McKean THIS IS SPINAL TAP, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, 1984 Better Call Saul, Michael McKean, 'Rebecca', Season 2, Ep. #5, 03/14/2016, ©AMC CLUE, Michael McKean, 1985, (c)Paramount THIS IS SPINAL TAP, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, 1984 CLUE, (l-r standing): Michael McKean, Christopher Lloyd, Colleen Camp, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Eileen Brennan, Lesley Ann Warren (front): Lee Ving, 1985, (c)Paramount THIS IS SPINAL TAP, Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, 1984, musicians THIS IS SPINAL TAP, Michael McKean, 1984, (c)Embassy Pictures FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION, in director's chairs: Bob Balaban, Michael McKean, 2006. ©Warner Independent Pictures SHORT CIRCUIT 2, from left: Johnny Five, Michael McKean, 1988, ©TriStar Pictures YOUNG DOCTORS IN LOVE, from left: Michael McKean, Sean Young, 1982, TM & Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp RADIOLAND MURDERS, Michael McKean, Christopher Lloyd, 1994, (c)Universal CLUE, Lesley Ann Warren, Martin Mull, Madeline Kahn, Michael McKean, Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Brennan, 1985 CLUE, Madeline Kahn, Michael McKean, Kellye Nakahara, Lesley Ann Warren, 1985 CLUE, Michael McKean, Christopher Lloyd, Colleen Camp, Tim Curry, 1985, (c)Paramount CLUE, (l-r): Colleen Camp, Christopher Lloyd, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Eileen Breenan, Michael McKean, Bill Henderson, 1985, (c)Paramount Better Call Saul, Michael McKean, 'Alpine Shepherd Boy', Season 1, Ep. #5, 03/02/2015, ©AMC FLASHBACK, Dennis Hopper, Richard Masur, Michael McKean, 1990, (c)Paramount AIRHEADS, Adam Sandler, Joe Mantegna, Michael McKean, 1994, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.



      67% 78% Jerry & Marge Go Large Howard (Character) - 2022
      92% 83% My Little Pony: A New Generation Argyle (Voice) - 2021
      69% 70% Playing God Frank (Character) - 2021
      82% 36% Pink Skies Ahead Richard (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Daddio Unknown (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Image Makers: The Adventures of America's Pioneer Cinematographers Narrator - 2019
      85% 56% The Meddler Unknown (Character) $4.3M 2015
      0% 11% 10 Rules for Sleeping Around Unknown (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 94% Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 Dr. Bartholomew Wolper (Voice) - 2013
      100% 93% Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Dr. Bartholomew Wolper (Voice) - 2012
      24% 49% The Words Nelson Wylie (Character) $11.4M 2012
      No Score Yet 33% Imps Fritz #2 (Segment "Interrogation") (Character) - 2009
      50% 61% Whatever Works Joe (Character) $5.3M 2009
      32% 49% Adventures of Power Harlan (Character) $17.2K 2008
      79% 70% Surf's Up Rock (Voice) - 2007
      62% 41% Joshua Chester Jenkins (Character) $478.5K 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Harry Smith Project Live Jerry Palter (Character) - 2006
      53% 43% For Your Consideration Lane Iverson (Character) $5.5M 2006
      No Score Yet 57% The Year Without a Santa Claus Snow Miser (Character) - 2006
      51% 63% The Producers Prison Trustee (Character) $19.4M 2005
      No Score Yet 53% And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself William Christy Cabanne (Character) - 2003
      87% 75% A Mighty Wind Jerry Palter (Character) $17.5M 2003
      38% 38% Slap Her, She's French! Monsieur Duke (Character) - 2002
      22% 27% The Hunchback of Notre Dame II Sarousch (Voice) - 2002
      71% 61% Auto Focus Video Executive (Character) $2.1M 2002
      57% 40% The Guru Dwain (Character) $3.0M 2002
      0% 39% Teddy Bears' Picnic Porterfield (Porty) Pendleton (Character) $28.0K 2002
      60% 22% 100 Mile Rule Howard (Character) - 2002
      31% 65% Never Again Alex (Character) $295.5K 2001
      53% 75% My First Mister Bob (Character) $621.4K 2001
      22% 55% Little Nicky Chief of Police (Character) $39.4M 2000
      93% 88% Best in Show Stefan (Character) $18.6M 2000
      16% 54% Beautiful Lance DeSalvo (Character) $3.1M 2000
      37% 66% Mystery, Alaska Mr. Walsh (Character) $8.9M 1999
      19% 31% Teaching Mrs. Tingle Principal Potter (Character) $8.9M 1999
      56% 49% True Crime Reverend Shillerman (Character) $16.6M 1999
      No Score Yet 46% Kill the Man Mr. Livingston (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pass Willie L. (Character) - 1998
      50% 50% With Friends Like These... Dr. Maxwell Hersh (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 46% Final Justice Merle Hammond (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Homefront J.P. Bigelow (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No Strings Attached Elliot Lewis (Character) - 1998
      62% 78% Still Breathing New Mark (Character) $223.9K 1997
      0% 42% Casper: A Spirited Beginning Bill Case (Character) - 1997
      13% 24% That Darn Cat Mr. Peter Randall (Patti's Dad) (Character) $18.3M 1997
      31% 68% Nothing to Lose Phillip Barrow (Character) $44.5M 1997
      No Score Yet 40% The Sunshine Boys Scott Grogan (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 33% Edie & Pen Rick (Character) - 1996
      17% 49% Jack Paulie (Character) $58.6M 1996
      91% 91% Waiting for Guffman Original Music $2.9M 1996
      63% 47% The Brady Bunch Movie Mr. Larry Dittmeyer (Character) $45.6M 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet MacShayne: Final Roll of the Dice Ozzie Evans (Character) - 1994
      29% 50% Airheads Milo Jackson (Character) $4.9M 1994
      24% 59% Radioland Murders Rick Rochester (Character) $1.2M 1994
      No Score Yet 17% Across the Moon Frank (Character) - 1994
      35% 37% Coneheads Gorman Seedling (Character) $20.2M 1993
      7% 14% Man Trouble Eddy Revere (Character) $3.5M 1992
      26% 32% Memoirs of an Invisible Man George Talbot (Character) $13.4M 1992
      50% 24% True Identity Harvey Cooper (Character) $4.7M 1991
      40% 60% Flashback Hal (Character) $6.0M 1990
      No Score Yet 57% Book of Love Adult Jack Twiller (Character) $1.4M 1990
      No Score Yet 43% Hider in the House Phil Dreyer (Character) - 1989
      88% 45% The Big Picture Emmet Sumner (Character) $33.1K 1989
      68% 43% Earth Girls Are Easy Woody (Character) $3.9M 1989
      38% 54% Short Circuit 2 Fred Ritter (Character) $20.8M 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Father's Homecoming Michael Fields (Character) - 1988
      92% 87% Planes, Trains and Automobiles State Trooper (Character) $48.2M 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Agent Jason Starr/Warren Starbinder (Character) - 1987
      53% 54% Light of Day Bu Montgomery (Character) $9.1M 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Classified Love Pete Newly (Character) - 1986
      53% 54% D.A.R.Y.L. Andy Richardson (Character) - 1985
      72% 86% Clue Mr. Green (Character) $13.4M 1985
      96% 92% This Is Spinal Tap David St. Hubbins (Lead Guitar, Vocals) (Character),
      Original Music
      $188.8K 1984
      35% 35% Young Doctors in Love Dr. Simon August (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Likely Stories Unknown (Character) - 1981
      77% 69% Used Cars Eddie Winslow (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet More Than Friends Terry Christopher (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracking Up Dr. Edward O'Mazuraski (Character) - 1977


      85% 95% Good Omens Sergeant Shadwell (Character) 2019 2023
      86% 61% Rugrats Grandpa Lou Pickles (Voice) 2021-2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rugrats Shorts Grandpa Lou Pickles (Voice) 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jeopardy! Contestant 2020
      90% 88% Breeders Michael (Character) 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Food: Fact or Fiction? Host 2015-2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Better Call Saul: Los Pollos Hermanos Employee Training Unknown (Character) 2018
      98% 96% Better Call Saul Chuck McGill (Character) 2015-2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Goldie & Bear Mr. Locks (Guest Voice) 2016-2017
      No Score Yet 81% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Aide (Guest Star) 2017
      No Score Yet 62% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017
      No Score Yet 50% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
      No Score Yet 81% Drunk History Unknown (Guest Star) 2015-2016
      No Score Yet 69% SpongeBob SquarePants Unknown (Guest Voice) 2012 2016
      No Score Yet 47% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 92% Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      81% 93% Family Tree Keith Chadwick (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet 91% American Dad! Emperor Zing (Guest Voice) 2013
      76% 84% Happy Endings Big Dave (Guest Star) 2012-2013
      78% 85% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Fred Sandow (Guest Star) 2012
      92% 92% Curb Your Enthusiasm Matt Tessler (Guest Star) 2007 2011
      82% 87% Castle Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      18% 67% Off the Map Ed Greenman (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Guest 2010
      78% 69% Smallville Perry White (Guest Star) 2003 2010
      84% 72% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet 82% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2000 2008
      50% No Score Yet Help Me Help You Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      86% 94% Boston Legal Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hopeless Pictures Unknown (Voice) 2005
      86% 87% Alias Dr. Atticus Liddell (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet 94% Hey Arnold! Unknown (Guest Voice) 1999 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Primetime Glick Unknown (Character) 2001-2003
      74% 86% The X-Files Morris Fletcher (Guest Star) 1998-1999 2002
      No Score Yet 65% Family Guy Pengrove Pig / Andy Rooney / Camel Salesman (Guest Voice) 2000 2002
      38% 62% The Lone Gunmen Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet 91% Boy Meets World Jedediah Lawrence (Guest Star) 1999
      85% 76% The Simpsons David St. Hubbins (Guest Voice) 1992 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Providence Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      40% No Score Yet Maggie Winters Unknown (Guest Star) 1998-1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Veronica's Closet Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murphy Brown Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lateline Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 101 Dalmatians: The Series Unknown (Voice) 1997-1998
      50% 82% The Closer Arthur Willhaven (Guest Star) 1998
      73% No Score Yet The Weird Al Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Caroline in the City Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      76% 78% Star Trek: Voyager The Clown (Guest Star) 1996
      78% 93% Friends Mr. Rastatter (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet 68% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character),
      1984 1994-1995
      91% 79% Dinosaurs Bryant (Guest Voice) 1992-1994
      86% 84% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet 88% Murder, She Wrote Ross McKay (Guest Star) 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley Lenny Kosnowski (Character),
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Days Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Clerks: Uncensored Unknown (Guest Voice)