Knowledge Identifier: +Charles_Grodin
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1935.
Countries: United States (62%), California (14%), Peru (5%)
Linked to: The Incredible Shrinking Woman, University of Miami, CNBC, American Broadcasting Company
In 1965, he began working as an assistant to director Gene Saks and began appearing on several television series during the 1960s including "The Virginian"
He became a familiar face as a supporting actor in many 1980s Hollywood comedies, including "Midnight Run", "Taking Care of Business", "Seems Like Old Times", "The Great Muppet Caper", "The Woman in Red", "The Lonely Guy", "Ishtar" and "The Couch Trip"
He is probably best known for his role as George Newton in the 1990s John Hughes comedy franchise "Beethoven"
Veronica Hamel - She was cast as Elizabeth, the wife of Charles Grodin's character in the movie "Taking Care of Business" in 1990
Valladolid International Film Festival - Grodin has won several acting awards, including American Comedy award for Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for 1993's "Dave", Best Actor at the 1988 Valladolid International Film Festival
Grodin portrayed the frustrated uncle, alongside Martin Short in the 1994 comedy "Clifford"
From 1995 to 1998, Grodin hosted his own issues-oriented talk show, "The Charles Grodin Show", on CNBC and, starting in 2000, became a political commentator for "60 Minutes II"
In 2004, Grodin wrote "The Right Kind of People", an Off-Broadway play about co-op boards in certain buildings in Manhattan