Michael McKean

Michael McKean

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

Lowest Rated: 0% Teddy Bears' Picnic (2002)

Birthday: Oct 17, 1947

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

One of the founding members of the legendary comedy troupe, The Credibility Gap, lanky comic actor, writer and musician Michael McKean enjoyed an almost uninterrupted run as an employed Hollywood actor. Known for frequently playing goofy characters that were just the slightest bit cool - or occasionally cool, mature characters who seemed just a bit goofy - McKean came to national prominence alongside his friend and collaborator, David L. Lander, as one half of Lenny and Squiggy - two popular recurring characters on the smash '70s hit comedy, "Laverne & Shirley" (ABC, 1976-1983). In the early 1980s, McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer formed the fictional rock band, Spinal Tap - considered by many to be the progenitor of such modern musical-comedy acts as Tenacious D. The husband of actress Annette O'Toole, McKean continued making film and television appearances well into the 21st century; even adding Broadway to his list of accomplishments with a role in a 2004 production of "Hairspray." For over three decades, Michael McKean was a force to be reckoned with and - with his ability to pull off low and high-brow laughs - one of the most dependable go-to comic actors in the business.

Highest rated movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
90% No Score Yet Pink Skies Ahead Richard (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daddio Unknown (Character) - 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 (Character) - 2009
50% 61% Whatever Works Joe (Character) $5.3M 2009
32% 49% Adventures of Power Harlan (Character) $17.2K 2008
62% 41% Joshua Chester Jenkins (Character) $478.5K 2007
79% 70% Surf's Up Rock (Voice) - 2007
52% 43% For Your Consideration Lane Iverson (Character) $5.5M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Harry Smith Project Live Jerry Palter (Character) - 2006
90% 83% The Year Without a Santa Claus Snow Miser (Character) - 2006
51% 63% The Producers Prison Trustee (Character) $19.4M 2005
87% 75% A Mighty Wind Jerry Palter (Character) $17.5M 2003
No Score Yet 52% And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself William Christy Cabanne (Character) - 2003
0% 39% Teddy Bears' Picnic Porterfield (Porty) Pendleton (Character) $28K 2002
38% 38% Slap Her, She's French! Monsieur Duke (Character) - 2002
60% 22% 100 Mile Rule Howard (Character) - 2002
30% 26% 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) $3M 2002
52% 76% My First Mister Bob (Character) $621.4K 2001
31% 64% Never Again Alex (Character) $295.5K 2001
22% 55% Little Nicky Chief of Police (Character) $39.4M 2000
94% 89% Best in Show Stefan (Character) $18.6M 2000
16% 55% Beautiful Lance DeSalvo (Character) $3.1M 2000
19% 31% Teaching Mrs. Tingle Principal Potter (Character) $8.9M 1999
54% 49% True Crime Reverend Shillerman (Character) $16.6M 1999
No Score Yet 45% Kill the Man Mr. Livingston (Character) - 1999
37% 66% Mystery, Alaska Mr. Walsh (Character) $8.9M 1999
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 The Pass Willie L. (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Strings Attached Elliot Lewis (Character) - 1998
50% 40% With Friends Like These... Dr. Maxwell Hersh (Character) - 1998
13% 23% That Darn Cat Mr. Peter Randall (Patti's Dad) (Character) $18.3M 1997
28% 68% Nothing to Lose Phillip Barrow (Character) $44.5M 1997
62% 78% Still Breathing New Mark (Character) $223.9K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sunshine Boys Scott Grogan (Character) - 1997
0% 42% Casper: A Spirited Beginning Bill Case (Character) - 1997
91% 91% Waiting for Guffman Original Music $2.9M 1996
17% 49% Jack Paulie (Character) $58.6M 1996
No Score Yet 33% Edie & Pen Rick (Character) - 1996
62% 46% The Brady Bunch Movie Mr. Larry Dittmeyer (Character) $45.6M 1995
24% 59% Radioland Murders Rick Rochester (Character) $1.2M 1994
No Score Yet 17% Across the Moon Frank (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet MacShayne: Final Roll of the Dice Ozzie Evans (Character) - 1994
23% 50% Airheads Milo Jackson (Character) $4.9M 1994
35% 37% Coneheads Gorman Seedling (Character) $20.2M 1993
24% 32% Memoirs of an Invisible Man George Talbot (Character) $13.4M 1992
7% 15% Man Trouble Eddy Revere (Character) $3.5M 1992
43% 26% True Identity Harvey Cooper (Character) $4.7M 1991
43% 60% Flashback Hal (Character) $6M 1990
No Score Yet 57% Book of Love Adult Jack Twiller (Character) $1.4M 1990
No Score Yet 46% Hider in the House Phil Dreyer (Character) - 1989
69% 42% Earth Girls Are Easy Woody (Character) $3.9M 1989
87% 45% The Big Picture Emmet Sumner (Character) $33.1K 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Father's Homecoming Michael Fields (Character) - 1988
38% 54% Short Circuit 2 Fred Ritter (Character) $20.8M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Agent Jason Starr/Warren Starbinder (Character) - 1987
92% 87% Planes, Trains and Automobiles State Trooper (Character) $48.2M 1987
53% 53% 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
65% 86% Clue Mr. Green (Character) $13.4M 1985
95% 92% This Is Spinal Tap David St. Hubbins (Lead Guitar, Vocals) (Character),
Writer,
Original Music
$188.8K 1984
27% 37% 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 Unknown (Character) - 1977

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rugrats Grandpa Lou Pickles (Voice) 2021
83% 76% Breeders Michael (Character) 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daytime Jeopardy Contestant 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Food: Fact or Fiction? Host 2015-2019
84% 90% Good Omens Sergeant Shadwell (Character) 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
97% 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
98% 80% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Aide (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 36% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
No Score Yet 80% Drunk History Unknown (Guest Star) 2015-2016
No Score Yet 74% SpongeBob SquarePants Unknown (Guest Voice) 2016 2012
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016
No Score Yet 91% Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
81% 92% Family Tree Keith Chadwick (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 91% American Dad Emperor Zing (Guest Voice) 2013
76% 86% Happy Endings Big Dave (Guest Star) 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Overheard With Evan Smith Guest 2013
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Fred Sandow (Guest Star) 2012
92% 95% Curb Your Enthusiasm Matt Tessler (Guest Star) 2011 2007
82% 86% 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% 68% Smallville Perry White (Guest Star) 2010 2003
84% 79% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2008 2000
50% No Score Yet Help Me Help You Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
86% 91% Boston Legal Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hopeless Pictures Unknown (Voice) 2005
85% 89% Alias Dr. Atticus Liddell (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 100% Hey Arnold! Unknown (Guest Voice) 2003 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Primetime Glick Unknown (Character) 2001-2003
74% 86% The X-Files Morris Fletcher (Guest Star) 2002 1998-1999
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Pengrove Pig / Andy Rooney / Camel Salesman (Guest Voice) 2002 2000
38% No Score Yet The Lone Gunmen Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 94% Boy Meets World Jedediah Lawrence (Guest Star) 1999
85% 76% The Simpsons David St. Hubbins (Guest Voice) 1999 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Providence Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 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
80% 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% 75% Star Trek: Voyager The Clown (Guest Star) 1996
79% 94% Friends Mr. Rastatter (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 80% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character),
Host
1994-1995 1984
91% 84% Dinosaurs Bryant (Guest Voice) 1992-1994
86% 85% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley Lenny Kosnowski (Character),
Director
1976-1983
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)

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