Nathan Lane

Nathan Lane

Highest Rated: 100% Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 (2021)

Lowest Rated: 11% The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2017)

Birthday: Feb 3, 1956

Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

A renowned veteran of both stage and screen, actor Nathan Lane established himself both off-Broadway and on the Great White Way as a multi-talented performer capable of essaying roles in comedies, dramas and musicals. Following a breakthrough performance opposite the great George C. Scott in "Present Laughter" (1982), Lane became known after touring in Neil Simon's "Broadway Bound" (1987). As a result, he began making strides in television and film, appearing in "Ironweed" (1987) and "Joe Versus the Volcano" (1990) while continuing to excel on the stage; particularly in roles crafted by playwright and friend Terrence McNally. Despite parts in several high-profile features, including "He Said, She Said" (1991) and "Addams Family Values" (1993), Lane made his film breakthrough voicing an animated, scene-stealing meerkat in "The Lion King" (1994). His Tony Award win for "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" was followed by perhaps his most recognizable role, playing opposite Robin Williams in "The Birdcage" (1996). After affirming that he was gay following the murder of Matthew Shepard in 1998, Lane went on to enjoy enormous Broadway success playing the conniving theater producer Max Bialystock in a musical adaptation of Mel Brooks' 1968 film "The Producers" (2001), which earned the actor his second career Tony Award. Lane remained a versatile performer able to transition from stage to screen and back again with considerable ease and the full support from his fans.

Highest rated movies

Trumbo
The Birdcage
Nicholas Nickleby
No Pay, Nudity
Jeffrey
Frankie and Johnny
Carrie Pilby
Ironweed

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% No Score Yet Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 Self - 2021
11% 78% The Vanishing of Sidney Hall Harold (Character) - 2017
63% 74% Carrie Pilby Dr. Petrov (Character) $19.0K 2016
71% 30% No Pay, Nudity Herschel (Character) $9.0K 2016
41% 30% The English Teacher Carl Kapinas (Character) $60.2K 2013
50% 46% Mirror Mirror Brighton (Character) $64.9M 2012
No Score Yet 43% The Nutcracker Uncle Albert (Character) $190.6K 2010
50% 50% Astro Boy Ham Egg (Voice) $19.5M 2009
38% 42% Swing Vote Art Crumb (Character) $16.3M 2008
84% 78% Trumbo Unknown (Character) $108.3K 2007
51% 63% The Producers Max Bialystock (Character) $19.4M 2005
76% 62% The Lion King 1 1/2 Timon (Voice) - 2004
55% 47% Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! Richard Levy (Character) $17.0M 2004
76% 48% Disney's Teacher's Pet Spot Helperman/Scott Leadready II (Voice) $6.5M 2004
78% 75% Nicholas Nickleby Vincent Crummles (Character) $1.3M 2002
81% 41% Stuart Little 2 Snowbell (Voice) $64.7M 2002
No Score Yet 40% Laughter on the 23rd Floor Max Prince (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 70% Recording The Producers: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks Unknown (Character) - 2001
50% 40% Love's Labour's Lost Costard (Character) $284.3K 2000
50% 60% Titan A.E. Preed (Voice) $22.8M 2000
25% 38% Isn't She Great Irving Mansfield (Character) $3.0M 2000
28% 23% Trixie Kirk Stans (Character) $294.9K 2000
72% 44% Get Bruce! Self $43.2K 1999
32% 45% At First Sight Phil Webster (Character) $22.4M 1999
67% 41% Stuart Little Snowbell (Voice) $140.0M 1999
62% 61% The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Timon (Voice) - 1998
42% 49% Mouse Hunt Ernie Smuntz (Character) $61.8M 1997
82% 81% The Birdcage Albert Goldman/Starina (Character) $124.0M 1996
No Score Yet 88% The Boys Next Door Norman Bulansky (Character) - 1996
70% 68% Jeffrey Father Dan (Character) $3.3M 1995
93% 93% The Lion King Timon the Meerkat (Voice) $422.8M 1994
25% 40% Life With Mikey Ed Chapman (Character) $12.3M 1993
35% 34% He Said, She Said Wally Thurman (Character) $8.7M 1991
66% 67% Frankie and Johnny Tim (Character) $21.5M 1991
58% 59% Ironweed Harold Allen (Character) $6.9M 1987

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 5% The View Guest 2014-2016 2018 2020 2022
No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015 2022
No Score Yet 87% Finding Your Roots Guest 2022
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014-2016 2018 2020-2021
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018-2021
No Score Yet 100% 60 Minutes Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jeopardy! Contestant 2020
74% 46% Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Lewis Michener (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014-2016 2018-2019
85% 89% Modern Family Pepper (Guest Star) 2010-2011 2013-2017 2019
91% 80% The Blacklist Abraham Stern (Guest Star) 2018
96% 86% Difficult People Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
84% 90% American Crime Story F. Lee Bailey (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center Unknown (Character),
Narrator
2014-2015
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012 2015
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2015
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2015
93% 91% The Good Wife Clarke Hayden (Guest Star) 2012-2014
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2014
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2006 2008 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008-2009
78% 93% 30 Rock Eddie Donaghy (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star),
Music Performer,
Guest
2000 2002 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Teacher's Pet Unknown (Voice) 2000-2004
92% 92% Curb Your Enthusiasm Himself (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Lawrence Charlie Lawrence (Character),
Executive Producer
2003
70% 79% Sex and the City Bobby Fine (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 100% George and Martha Unknown (Voice) 1999-2000
33% No Score Yet Encore! Encore! Unknown (Character) 1998-1999
No Score Yet 87% Mad About You Nathan Twilley (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1997
95% 94% Frasier Phil (Guest Star) 1995
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
40% No Score Yet One of the Boys Jonathan Burns (Character) 1982