Robert Klein

Robert Klein

Highest Rated: 100% Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg (2016)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Feb 8, 1942

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

One of the most influential stand-up comedians to emerge from the 1970s, Robert Klein easily ranked in that decade's pantheon of comedy legends, alongside the likes of such funnymen as George Carlin and Richard Pryor. Neither bitter nor cynical, Klein made his mark on stand-up comedy with his wry, observational style. Twenty-five years after Klein debuted his hilarious take on his generation's cultural touchstones with the comedy album Child of the Fifties, echoes of Klein could be heard in the routines of many top comics of the day, most notably Jerry Seinfeld. Klein was also a Yale-trained actor who earned acclaim for his work on Broadway in musicals like "They're Playing Our Song," in addition to appearances in such films as "The Bell Jar" (1979) and as a frequent guest on TV sitcoms like "Sisters" (NBC, 1991-96). One of the most pioneering and prolific stand-up comics of his generation or any other, Klein enjoyed a resurgence in popularity with the special "The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue: A Child of the Fifties Looks Back" (HBO, 2005) - his eighth for the cable network - and followed it up with a well-received memoir of the same name in 2006. A consistent comedic presence for more than four decades, Klein's significant contributions to comedy could not be overstated.

Highest rated movies

The Landlord
The Owl and the Pussycat
Primary Colors
Next Stop Wonderland
Jeffrey
Ira and Abby
Hooper
Reign Over Me

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 56% Before I Go Unknown (Character) - 2021
100% No Score Yet Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg Self - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Another Dirty Movie The CEO (Character) - 2013
55% 46% When Comedy Went to School Narrator $367.9K 2013
No Score Yet 23% Demoted Bob Farrell (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 26% National Lampoon's Dirty Movie The CEO (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 67% Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle Original Music - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pocket Full of Soul: The Harmonica Documentary Unknown (Character) - 2009
25% 50% Certifiably Jonathan Self $7.8K 2007
64% 81% Reign Over Me Jonathan (Character) $19.7M 2007
68% 62% Ira and Abby Seymour Black (Character) $220.2K 2006
42% 77% How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Phillip Warren (Character) $105.8M 2003
No Score Yet 44% I'm With Lucy Dr. Mort Zalkind (Character) - 2002
77% 69% Comedian Self $2.7M 2002
44% 31% People I Know Dr. Sandy Napier (Character) $122.0K 2002
42% 59% Two Weeks Notice Larry Kelson (Character) $93.3M 2002
50% 66% The Safety of Objects Howard Gold (Character) $319.1K 2001
42% 70% Piñero Doctor (Character) $302.3K 2001
No Score Yet 0% Labor Pains David Raymond (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 0% Goosed Dad/Mel (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suits Tom Cranston (Character) $3.7K 1999
73% 74% Next Stop Wonderland Arty Lesser (Character) $3.4M 1998
81% 64% Primary Colors Norman Asher (Character) $39.0M 1998
53% 66% One Fine Day Dr. Martin (Character) $46.1M 1996
70% 68% Jeffrey Skip Winkley (Character) $3.3M 1995
13% 47% Mixed Nuts Mr. Lobel (Character) $6.6M 1994
43% 44% Tales From the Darkside: The Movie Wyatt (segment "Lover's Vow") (Character) $15.4M 1990
No Score Yet 5% Dangerous Curves Bam Bam (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 42% Poison Ivy 'Big Irv' Klopper (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Wife for Hire Alan Harper (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Your Place or Mine Nick (Character) - 1983
73% 86% The Last Unicorn The Butterfly (Voice) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nobody's Perfekt Walter (Character) - 1981
0% No Score Yet The Bell Jar Lenny (Character) - 1979
67% 60% Hooper Roger Deal (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 20% Rivals Peter (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 33% The Pursuit of Happiness Melvin Lasher (Character) - 1971
92% 79% The Landlord Peter Coots (Character) - 1970
82% 64% The Owl and the Pussycat Barney (Character) - 1970

TV

Credit
74% 72% Will & Grace Martin Adler (Guest Star) 2018-2019
No Score Yet 53% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015 2018
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shots Unknown (Character) 2015-2016
24% 76% The Mysteries of Laura Unknown (Guest Star) 2014 2016
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014
No Score Yet 79% Madam Secretary Canadian Ambassador Lester Clark (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 87% Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Guest 2014
93% 91% The Good Wife Lyle Pollard (Guest Star) 2013-2014
94% 75% Royal Pains Bert (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 100% Inside Comedy Unknown (Character) 2013
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dwight Stannich (Guest Star) 2009 2011-2012
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Guest Star),
Host
1975 1978 2009-2010
No Score Yet 50% Life on Mars Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Stones Stan Stone (Character) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yes, Dear Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
6% No Score Yet Bob Patterson Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet 80% The King of Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 87% Mad About You Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
0% No Score Yet Dellaventura Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sisters Big Al Barker (Character) 1992-1996
No Score Yet 100% Grace Under Fire Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet HBO Storybook Musicals Narrator 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Unknown (Character),
Guest
1973-1974 1976 1978 1981 1989-1990
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 100% Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Cavett Show Guest 1972