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Roman Polanski
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Neil Simon
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Albert Brooks
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Charles Grodin

Knowledge Identifier: +Charles_Grodin

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Charles Grodin

American actor, comedian, author, and former cable talk show host add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1935.

Countries: United States (62%), California (14%), Peru (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: CNBC, Robert De Niro, Gene Saks

Linked to: The Incredible Shrinking Woman, University of Miami, CNBC, American Broadcasting Company

 

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Charles Grodin was born in 1935 add something


1954

Grodin's film debut was an uncredited bit part in Disney's 1954 film "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" add something


1960

Grodin began his acting career in the 1960s appearing in TV serials including "The Virginian" add something


1964

In 1964 he played Matt Stevens on the ABC soap opera "the Young Marrieds" add something


1965

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" add something


1968

Grodin had a small part playing an obstetrician in the 1968 horror film, "Rosemary's Baby" add something

 

He had a small part as an obstetrician in Roman Polanski's "Rosemary's Baby" in 1968 add something


1969

He directed Simon and Garfunkel's television special Songs of America in 1969 add something

 

Bridge over Troubled Water - One week before their appearance, the duo produced, with the help of actor Charles Grodin, the TV special "Songs of America", which was intended to be played during their performance on November 30, 1969


1970

After a supporting role in the 1970 comedy film "Catch-22", Grodin gained recognition as a comedy actor when he played the lead role in the 1972 film "The Heartbreak Kid" add something

 

Grodin subsequently appeared in several 1970s films, including "11 Harrowhouse" in 1974, the 1976 version of "King Kong" and the hit 1978 comedy "Heaven Can Wait" add something

 

In the 1970s he moved into film acting, including playing the lead in "The Heartbreak Kid" and a supporting role in "Catch-22" add something


1977

Aside from his film work, In 1977, Grodin hosted an episode of the NBC sketch show, "Saturday Night Live" add something


 

He shared a 1978 Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program for his work on "The Paul Simon Special" add something

 

Frances Lee McCain - In 1978 she played Charles Grodin's wife in Albert Brooks' debut feature film, "Real Life"


1980

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" add something

 

His 1980s roles included Neil Simon's "Seems Like Old Times" and 1988's well-reviewed comedy "Midnight Run", a buddy movie co-starring Robert De Niro add something

 

His Hollywood film roles of the 1980s usually saw him cast as uptight, bland and world-weary white collar professionals, such as a psychiatrist having a nervous breakdown , a health conscious accountant , an ineffectual advertising executive and a lonely socially awkward nerd "The Lonely Guy" add something

 

Jack Paar - In the 1980s and 1990s, Paar made rare guest appearances on "Donahue", "The Tonight Show" and "Late Night with David Letterman", as well as Charles Grodin's CNBC talk show


1981

In 1981, he landed in a role in "The Great Muppet Caper" playing Nicky Holiday, a jewel thief who falls in love with Miss Piggy add something


1986

Grodin appeared in the 1986 CBS mini-series sendup "Fresno", playing the evil son of a raisin matriarch add something


1988

Martin Brest - Brest followed up with 1988's "Midnight Run", starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin, a critical and commercial success


1990

He is probably best known for his role as George Newton in the 1990s John Hughes comedy franchise "Beethoven" add something

 

In the mid 1990s, Grodin became a talk show host on CNBC and in 2000 a political commentator for "60 Minutes II" add something

 

Veronica Hamel - She was cast as Elizabeth, the wife of Charles Grodin's character in the movie "Taking Care of Business" in 1990


1992

Grodin's career took a turn in 1992, when he played the nervous family man George Newton in the kids' comedy "Beethoven", opposite Bonnie Hunt add something


 

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 add something

 

The film was a box-office hit, and he reprised the role in the 1993 sequel add something


1994

Grodin portrayed the frustrated uncle, alongside Martin Short in the 1994 comedy "Clifford" add something


1995

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" add something


2000

For a while in the 2000s Grodin gave up show business to be a stay-at-home dad to his children add something


2004

In 2004, Grodin wrote "The Right Kind of People", an Off-Broadway play about co-op boards in certain buildings in Manhattan add something


 

In 2006, Grodin received the William Kunstler award for Racial Justice add something


2007

Learning from Our Mistakes" was released in November 2007 by Springboard Press add something

 

Amanda Peet - The film was released on May 11, 2007 and starred Zach Braff, Charles Grodin and Jason Bateman


2009

His book "How I Got To Be Whoever It Is I Am" came out in April 2009 add something


2010

Grodin made more frequent acting appearances in the 2010s add something


2013

Santa Monica, Calif: Homina Publishing, 2013 add something