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Robert Klein

Highest Rated:   92% The Landlord (1970)
Lowest Rated:   7% Mixed Nuts (1994)
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A graduate of Alfred University, American actor Robert Klein spent the 1960s and 1970s amassing a respectable list of stage and film credits (he played George Segal's befuddled roomie in The Owl and the Pussycat [1970]), but his bread and butter turned out to be his career as a stand-up comic. First gaining national attention as host of the 1970 TV variety series Comedy Tonight, Klein went on to transcribe his comedy routines in a series of popular record albums. A "reporter" of humor, the raspy-voiced, heavily eyebrowed Klein is at his best commenting offhandedly on the absurdities of everyday life. Some of his best routines involve the dissection of such pop-culture icons as The Little Rascals, My Little Margie, and Babe Ruth; other monologues recall such childhood experiences as civil defense drills and the first dance (complete with imitations of the Johnny Mathis records heard on the PA). Klein continued taking acting jobs into the 1970s and 1980s: one of his longer engagements during this period was in the Neil Simon Broadway musical They're Playing Our Song. In 1991, Robert Klein found himself the unofficial spokesperson for the Comedy Central cable service, hosting the weekly series Dead Comics Society and Stand Up Stand Up. He also appeared occasionally on the NBC drama Sisters. Klein continued to take small roles in respectable films throughout the late 1990s and 2000s; among his credits include Primary Colors (1998), Next Stop Wonderland (1998), and Ira & Abby (2006). In 2007 he appeared in the noted documentary Sputnik Mania, and continues to be active in film and television.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg
  • Actor
2016
53% When Comedy Went to School
  • Host/Narrator
$0.4M 2013
No Score Yet Another Dirty Movie
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet National Lampoon's Dirty Movie
  • The CEO
2011
25% Certifiably Jonathan
  • Actor
$0.1M 2011
18% The Back-up Plan
  • Dr. Harris
$37.5M 2010
71% Definitely, Maybe
  • Himself
$32.0M 2008
64% Reign Over Me
  • Jonathan Timpleman
$19.7M 2007
No Score Yet New York Yankees - Team of the Century
  • Narrator
2007
No Score Yet Robert Klein
  • Actor
2007
69% Ira and Abby
  • Seymour Black
2006
42% People I Know
  • Dr. Sandy Napier
2003
42% How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • Phillip Warren
$105.8M 2003
No Score Yet Bitter Jester
  • Actor
2003
43% Piñero
  • Doctor
$0.2M 2002
42% Two Weeks Notice
  • Larry Kelson
$93.3M 2002
76% Comedian
  • Actor
$2.7M 2002
No Score Yet I'm with Lucy
  • Mort
2002
49% The Safety of Objects
  • Howard Gold
$0.1M 2001
No Score Yet Labor Pains
  • David Raymond
2000
74% Next Stop Wonderland
  • Arty Lesser
1998
80% Primary Colors
  • Norman Asher
1998
47% One Fine Day
  • Dr. Martin
1996
No Score Yet Clarissa
  • Actor
1995
68% Jeffrey
  • Skip Winkley
1995
7% Mixed Nuts
  • Lobel
1994
24% Radioland Murders
  • Father Writer
1994
35% Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
  • Wyatt
1990
No Score Yet Dangerous Curves
  • Bam Bam
1988
No Score Yet A Secret Space
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Poison Ivy
  • Big Irv
1985
No Score Yet Your Place...Or Mine
  • Nick
1983
No Score Yet Pajama Tops
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Marx Brothers in a Nutshell
  • Actor
1982
63% The Last Unicorn
  • Butterfly
1982
86% Stripes
  • Cheerleader
1981
No Score Yet Nobody's Perfekt
  • Walter
1981
No Score Yet The Bell Jar
  • Lenny
1979
67% Hooper
  • Roger Deal
1978
No Score Yet Robert Klein - The HBO Specials: 1975-2005
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Rivals
  • Peter
1972
No Score Yet The Pursuit of Happiness
  • Melvin Lasher
1971
80% The Owl and the Pussycat
  • Barney
1970
92% The Landlord
  • Peter
1970
No Score Yet The Thirteenth Guest
  • John Barksdale
1932

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
22% The Mysteries of Laura
2014-2016
  • Laura's Father Leo Diamond
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012
  • Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
  • Canadian Ambassador Lester Clark
  • 2014
98% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Lyle Lyle Pollard
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Royal Pains
2009
  • Actor
  • 2013
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Dwight Stanitch
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Green Room With Paul Provenza
2010-2011
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Panelist
  • 2008
No Score Yet Grace Under Fire
1993-1998
  • Mr. Mullens
  • 1996
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Voice of Gary
  • 1993
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Rick Mason
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Actor
  • 1985
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • 1978
  • 1975

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