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Michael McKean

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Recent New York theatre includes King Lear (Public), Our Town, Superior Donuts, The Homecoming, The Pajama Game, A Second Hand Memory, Hairspray. Elsewhere: Randy Newman's Harps and Angels, Los Angeles; On the Razzle, Williamstown; Love Song, West End. Film: This Is Spinal Tap; Clue; Best in Show; A Mighty Wind; Whatever Works; Planes, Trains and Automobiles; The Brady Bunch Movie; and the upcoming The Words. TV: "Homeland," "Law & Order: SVU," "Castle," "Happy Endings," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Sesame Street," "Laverne & Shirley," "The X-Files," "Smallville," etc. He is the first million-dollar "Celebrity Jeopardy" champion. Theatre World Award for Rupert Holmes's Accomplice; Grammy for title song "A Mighty Wind," written with Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy; Oscar nomination for Best Song, "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow," written with Annette O'Toole.

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The New Group World Premiere, 2018
Erastus Corning II

Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Ben Hubbard

Encores! Special Event, 2014

Original Broadway Production, 2014
J. Edgar Hoover

Broadway Revival, 2012
Dick Jensen

Public Theater Production, 2011

Original Broadway Production, 2009
Arthur Przybyszewski

Off-Broadway Revival, 2009
Stage Manager [Replacement]

Broadway Revival, 2007

Roundabout Revival, 2006

Phil Wellman

Actors' Fund Concert, 2004
Other Roles


Original Broadway Production, 2002
Edna Turnblad [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1990

Michael McKean Movies

[1973]Economic Love-in

[1977]Cracking Up Dr. Edward O'Mazuraski

[1978]More Than Friends Terry Christopher

[1980]Used Cars Eddie Winslow

[1981]Likely Stories, Vol. 1

[1982]Young Doctors in Love Dr. Simon August

[1983]Imps* Fritz #2

[1984]The Bounder Howard Bender

[1984]This Is Spinal Tap David St. Hubbins

[1985]D.A.R.Y.L. Andy Richardson

[1985]Clue Mr. Green

[1986]The History of White People in America: Volume II Rev. Prufrock

[1986]Classified Love Pete Newly

[1987]Light of Day Bu Montgomery

[1987]Planes, Trains & Automobiles State Trooper

[1987]Daniel and the Towers Wexler Hatch

[1988]Portrait of a White Marriage Reverend Prufrock

[1988]Short Circuit 2 Fred Ritter

[1988]Earth Girls Are Easy Woody

[1988]A Father's Homecoming Michael Fields

[1989]Hider in the House Phil Dreyer

[1989]The Big Picture Emmet Sumner

[1990]The American Film Institute Presents: TV or Not TV? Principal Ford

[1990]Book of Love Adult Jack Twiller

[1990]Flashback Hal

[1991]Murder in High Places Pettibone

[1991]True Identity Harvey Cooper

[1992]Memoirs of an Invisible Man George Talbot

[1992]Man Trouble Eddy Revere

[1992]A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out

[1992]Halloween Jam at Universal Studios David St. Hubbins

[1993]Coneheads Gorman Seedling, INS Deputy Commissioner

[1994]Radioland Murders Rick Rochester

[1994]Across the Moon Frank

[1994]Airheads Milo Jackson

[1994]MacShayne: The Final Roll of the Dice Ozzie Evans

[1995]The Pompatus of Love Sitcom Star

[1995]The Brady Bunch Movie Mr. Larry Dittmeyer

[1996]The Best of Tracey Takes on... Barrington 'Barry' LeTissier

[1996]Edie & Pen Rick

[1996]Waiting for Guffman

[1996]The Sunshine Boys Scott Grogan

[1996]Jack Paulie

[1997]Heaven Will Wait Harvey Baines

[1997]That Darn Cat Peter Randall

[1997]Nothing to Lose Phillip "P.B" Barrow

[1997]No Strings Attached Elliot Lewis

[1997]Still Breathing New Mark

[1998]The Pass Willie L.

[1998]Archibald the Rainbow Painter J.P. Bigelow

[1998]Small Soldiers Insaniac / Freakenstein - Voice

[1998]Sugar: The Fall of the West Head Of Sex Clinic

[1998]With Friends Like These Dr. Maxwell Hersh

[1998]Final Justice Merle Hammond

[1999]Teaching Mrs. Tingle Principal Potter

[1999]Snowden's Christmas Drummer - Voice

[1999]The Whitey Show Self - Host of Original Pilot Episode

[1999]Mystery, Alaska Mr. Walsh

[1999]True Crime Reverend Shillerman

[1999]Kill the Man Mr. Livingston

[1999]Legal Aid Nathan Pugh

[1999]Masters of Horror and Suspense Will Masters

[2000]Beautiful Lance DeSalvo

[2000]Best in Show Stefan Vanderhoof

[2000]Little Nicky Chief of Police

[2001]Dr. Dolittle 2 Bird - Voice

[2001]Never Again Alex The Transvestite

[2001]Teddy Bears' Picnic Porty Pendleton

[2001]My First Mister Bob

[2002]Entertainment Tonight Presents: Laverne and Shirley Together Again Self / Lenny Kosnowski

[2002]The Guru Dwain

[2002]The Burbs

[2002]Auto Focus Video Executive

[2002]Slap Her, She's French! Monsieur Duke

[2002]100 Mile Rule Howard

[2003]And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself William Christy Cabanne

[2003]A Mighty Wind Jerry Palter

[2005]Blue Skies Fred

[2005]The Producers Prison Trustee

[2006]The Year Without a Santa Claus Snow Miser

[2006]Relative Strangers Ken Hyman

[2006]For Your Consideration Lane Iverson

[2007]The Grand Steve Lavisch

[2007]The Devil's Child Chester Jenkins

[2007]The Thick of It Glen Glahm

[2008]Adventures of Power Harlan

[2009]Whatever Works Boris' Friend

[2010]Pure Country 2: The Gift Peter

[2010]Open Books Bert

[2012]The Words Nelson Wylie

[2013]10 Rules for Sleeping Around Jeffrey Fields

[2015]The Meddler Mark

[2020]Pink Skies Ahead Robert

[2020]Delilah Tom Childs Sr.

[2021]My Little Pony: A New Generation Argyle - Voice

[2021]Playing God Frank

[2022]Jerry & Marge Go Large Howard

[2024]Spinal Tap II David St. Hubbins

Michael McKean TV Shows

American Bandstand Lenny

Happy Days Lenny Kosnowski

Goodtime Girls Joey

[ 1976-1983]Laverne & Shirley Lenny Kosnowski

The Joe Franklin Show David St. Hubbins

Tall Tales & Legends Mr. Wallace, Mac Macintosh

Disneyland Jason Starr, Warren Starbinder

Empty Nest Dennis

Grand Tom Smithson

Murder, She Wrote Ross McKay

Morton & Hayes Dr. Mummenschvantz

MTV News: The Week in Rock David St. Hubbins

Sessions Dan Carver

Headbangers Ball David St. Hubbins - Host

Rockline on MTV David St. Hubbins

The Arsenio Hall Show David St. Hubbins

The Simpsons Arthur Fortune, Jerry Rude, David St. Hubbins

Tonight with Jonathan Ross David St. Hubbins

Beavis and Butt-Head David St. Hubbins

Family Album Mr. Gordon

[ 1992-1994]Dinosaurs Les, Inspector

Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man Bob Hiney

Getting By Dirk Clearfield

The New Adventures of Superman Dr. Fabian Leek

Friends Mr. Rastatter

The Nanny Professor Noel Babcock PhD

Caroline in the City Father Damian

[ 1991-1996]Dream On Gibby Fiske

Secret Service Guy Frank McClellan

Star Trek: Voyager The Clown

Johnny Bravo King Raymond, Rupert, Rhino

Road Rovers Dr. Jeffrey Otitus

The Weird Al Show Miner

[ 1993-1998]Animaniacs Neivel Nosenest

[ 1996-1998]Jungle Cubs Cecil

Mr. Show with Bob and David Professor Peens

Murphy Brown Dennis Page

My Generation David St. Hubbins

[ 1996-1998]Pinky and the Brain Mel Aroma, Herbert Schniederlander, Ponytail

Recess Mr. Bream

The Angry Beavers L.G. Algae, Raccoon

The Closer Arthur Willhaven

The New Batman Adventures 50's Joker, Mutant Member

Veronica's Closet Dave Whitby

Boy Meets World Jedediah Lawrence

[ 1998-1999]Maggie Winters Lewis Stickley

Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain Grocer

Politically Incorrect Freud

Providence Sherman Smith

[ 1996-1999]Tracey Takes On... Barrington 'Barry' LeTissier

Batman of the Future Ian Peek

Life's Too Short Marek Kohler

The Early Show David St. Hubbins

The List David St. Hubbins

[ 2000-2001]Clerks Professor Ram, Creepy Old Guy, Doorman

[ 2001-2001]Oswald Maestro Bingo Bunny, Cousin Louie, Louie

Strip Mall Psycho-Vivor Host

[ 2000-2001]The Huntress Ralph Thorson, Lt. Praeger

The Lone Gunmen Morris Fletcher

As Told by Ginger Bobby Lightfoot

[ 2000-2002]Family Guy Pengrove Pig, Andy Rooney

Justice League The Sportsman, Sgt. O'Shaughnessey

Teamo Supremo Mean Thumb, Lo-Fi

[ 1998-2002]The X Files Morris Fletcher

The Zeta Project Dr. Marcus Edmund

[ 1999-2003]Hey Arnold! Pinkerton, Earthflower, Johnny Stitches

MadTV Jerry Palter

[ 2001-2003]Primetime Glick Adrien Van Voorhees

Alias Dr. Atticus Liddell

Boston Legal Dwight Biddle

[ 2002-2005]Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law Evelyn Spyro Throckmorton

Hopeless Pictures Mel Wax

Catscratch Groink

Help Me Help You Dr. Howard 'J.' Hubbins

Breakfast David St. Hubbins

The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Kalgoron

[ 2000-2008]Law & Order Bill Nolan, Elias Grace

The Unit Dr. Donald Metz

[ 2008-2009]Theater Talk Arthur, Sam

Glory Daze Stu

Sesame Street Vergil Von Vivaldi

Castle Victor Baron

Childrens Hospital Death

[ 2007-2011]Curb Your Enthusiasm Matt Tessler

Glenn Martin DDS Eye-Hawk, Sarge

Homeland Judge Jeffrey Turner

Off the Map Ed Greenman

[ 2003-2011]Smallville Perry White

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Fred Sandow

Thundercats Vultaire

American Dad! Emperor Zing

Family Tree Keith Chadwick

[ 2012-2013]Happy Endings Big Dave

The 7D Uncle Humidor, Uncle Hamidor

Comedy Bang! Bang! Zeus

[ 2015-2016]Drunk History Arthur Jell, Carl Laemmle

[ 2012-2016]SpongeBob SquarePants Lonnie, Captain Frosty Mug

[ 2016-2018]Goldie and Bear Mr. Locks

The Good Place Doug Forcett

Good Omens Shadwell

Veep Governor Ballentine

At Home with Amy Sedaris Guy Lombardi

Breeders Michael

Helpsters Roy

[ 2015-2022]Better Call Saul Chuck McGill

Billions Melville Revere

[ 2020-2022]Grace and Frankie Jack, Jack Ayres

[ 2021-2022]Rugrats Lou, Grandpa Lou Pickles

Michael McKean Awards and Nominations

Theatre World Awards - 1990 - Performance

Michael McKean, Accomplice

Michael McKean Videos

Michael McKean News

PUDDLES PITY PARTY Comes To The District, November 7

Puddles Pity Party is coming to The District on Tuesday, November 7. Tickets start at $30.50 plus applicable fees and go on sale Friday, August 4, at 10 a.m.

Jason Alexander on Stage: A Look Back at the Actor's Theatrical Roles

Tony Award winner Jason Alexander is making his Broadway directorial debut with The Cottage, which is now playing on Broadway. While Alexander may be best known for his roles on screen, including Seinfeld, Pretty Woman, and more, he also has a longstanding history with the stage!

Review: HAIRSPRAY at Dolby Theatre

Aerosol is in the air as Tracy Turnblad, Penny Pingleton, and the teens of Baltimore bring politics and pizzazz to Hollywood with a stunning production of one of the best and beloved musicals of all time.

Recap the Works of Sharr White on Stage and Screen

This winter, three of the theatre's most inventive, inspired and award-winning artists bring to vivid theatrical life a comic and dramatic portrait of a mother, a father and the son who photographed their lives. Pictures From Home marks Sharr White's third Broadway play, but his writing credits don't stop there. Recap his previous work here!

Review: HAIRSPRAY at Benedum Center Is A New Golden Oldie

This super-sixties musical continues to feel fresh, while also seeming like it's been around forever.

SF SKETCHFEST Comdy Festival Announces Seven Livestream Events For 20th Anniversary Festival

While the highly anticipated in-person return of SF Sketchfest brings over 200 shows to venues across the city, for the first time ever, SF Sketchfest will be making its special programming accessible to audiences around the world with livestream viewing available for select festival events.

PICTURES FROM HOME Box Office to Open Next Week

Celebrate the laughter and joy of the holidays with a special box office opening of Pictures From Home beginning Monday, December 19 at Studio 54 on Broadway, coinciding with the beginning of Hanukkah.     

Tickets Now On Sale for PICTURES FROM HOME Starring Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein and Zoë Wanamaker

Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway premiere of Pictures From Home. Three of the theatre’s most inventive, inspired and award-winning artists will return to the stage, bringing to vivid theatrical life a comic and dramatic portrait of a mother, a father and the son who photographed their lives.

Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein and Zoë Wanamaker Will Lead PICTURES FROM HOME on Broadway Next Year

Pictures From Home is headed to Broadway in 2023 starring  Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein and Zoë Wanamaker and staged by award-winning director Bartlett Sher. Learn more about the play and how to purchase tickets here!

Michael McKean Presents NINA CONTI

The UK's quick-thinking queen of ventriloquism and British Comedy Award winner NINA CONTI brings her widely-acclaimed and truly unique show to New York's off-Broadway, direct from sell-out seasons in London's West End and Edinburgh Festival.

Photos: On the Red Carpet for THE MINUTES Opening Night

Tracy Letts' The Minutes, the newest work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of August: Osage County, has officially opened on Broadway last night at Studio 54. BroadwayWorld was there for the special occasion and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals .

BILLIONS Sets Season Six DVD Release Date

Starring Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Paul Giamatti (“John Adams”) and Golden Globe® nominee Corey Stoll (“House of Cards”), the latest season of BILLIONS, the dust clears to reveal a world that has evolved. With Axe (Damian Lewis, “Homeland”) gone and Michael Prince (Stoll) assuming his place, Chuck (Giamatti) must develop a new strategy.

SF Sketchfest Announces Postponement of 2022 Festival

SF Sketchfest, co-founded and directed by David Owen, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney, the longest-running comedy festival in the U.S. The event mixes major comedy stars and up-and-coming comedians from around the world for sketch, stand-up, alternative comedy, music, improv, films, tributes, live podcasts, workshops, and panel discussions.

Way Off Broadway to Present THE PAJAMA GAME This Fall

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre is preparing for a heartwarming romantic comedy this fall when its production of the Broadway classic The Pajama Game takes to the stage.  Opening Friday, September 10th, the production was rescheduled from earlier this season. 

SMALLVILLE Will Be Available on Blu-ray Oct. 19

Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Based on DC Comics characters, Smallville was developed for television by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar.

Encore Presentation of JUDGMENT DAY Announced, Starring Jason Alexander, Patti LuPone, Santino Fontana & More

BSC has announced the encore presentation of last summer’s audience favorite, Rob Ulin’s JUDGMENT DAY, directed by Matthew Penn (“Law & Order,” “Orange Is the New Black,” BSC’s Typhoid Mary, 10x10 New Play Festival) and starring Tony Award winners Jason Alexander, Patti LuPone, Santino Fontana and Grammy Award winner Michael McKean.

Barrington Will Stream an Encore Presentation Of JUDGMENT DAY With Jason Alexander, Patti LuPone, Santino Fontana, and Michael McKean!

The cast also features Loretta Devine (Della), Josh Johnston (Doctor), Bianca LaVerne Jones (Principal), Julian Emile Lerner (Casper), Justina Machado (Tracy), Carol Mansell (Edna), Michael Mastro (Jackson) and Elizabeth Stanley (Chandra). 

Jane Krakowski, Vanessa Hudgens, Kimiko Glenn & More Join the Cast of MY LITTLE PONY: A NEW GENERATION!

The unimaginable has happened...Equestria has lost its magic! Earth Ponies, Unicorns, and Pegasi are no longer friends and now live separated by species.

Virtual Theatre This Week: June 7-13, 2021- with Matthew Morrison, Kelli O'Hara, Aaron Tveit and More!

This week (June 7-13) in live streaming: Matthew Morrison visits Backstage Live, the Next on Stage Season 3 finale, Show of Titles premieres, and so much more!

Rosie O'Donnell & More Play Poker for a Cause

Primetime Emmy®-winner Ed Asner presents the 9th Annual Ed Asner & Friends Celebrity Poker Night where poker fans are invited to participate in a live online event featuring their favorite celebrities as opponents.


Michael McKean has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

Michael McKean has not appeared in the West End

Outstanding Ensemble Performances (Drama Desk Awards) for The Homecoming and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Accomplice .

Outstanding Ensemble Performances (Drama Desk Awards) for The Homecomingand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Accomplice.

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