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Encyclopedia > Michael McKean
Michael McKean
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Michael McKean
Birth name Michael McKean
Born October 17, 1947
New York City, New York, USA
Notable roles Lenny Kosnowski on Laverne & Shirley
David St. Hubbins in This Is Spinal Tap
Jerry Palter in
A Mighty Wind

Michael McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, composer and musician, best known for his portrayal of Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski on the sitcom Laverne and Shirley; as one of the members of Spinal Tap; as a Saturday Night Live cast member; and for other various appearances in popular TV series and films. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area... NY redirects here. ... Laverne & Shirley was a popular American television situation comedy which ran on ABC from 1976 to 1983. ... This Is Spinal Tap (which is officially spelled with a non-functional umlaut symbol over the N) is a 1983 mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner and starring members of the semi-fictional heavy-metal glam rock band Spinal Tap. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Laverne & Shirley was a popular American television situation comedy which ran on ABC from 1976 to 1983. ... This article is about the quasi-fictional heavy metal band. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 90-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City which has been broadcast by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ...

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Early career

McKean began his career (as well as the characters of Lenny and Squiggy) in Pittsburgh while a student at Carnegie Mellon University, David Lander was a fellow student at CMU. Their partnership grew after graduation as part of the comedy group The Credibility Gap with Harry Shearer in Los Angeles but his breakthrough came in 1976 when he joined the cast of Laverne and Shirley. McKean directed one episode, and the characters became something of a phenomenon, even releasing an album as Lenny and the Squigtones in 1979, which featured a young Christopher Guest on guitar (credited as Nigel Tufnel, the name Guest would use a few years later as part of the spoof rock band, Spinal Tap). McKean also played his character in an episode of Happy Days. After leaving Laverne and Shirley in 1982, McKean played David St. Hubbins in the cult spoof documentary movie This Is Spinal Tap with both Guest and Shearer, and appeared in the soap opera spoof Young Doctors in Love. City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... David Lander on the cover of his autobiography David Landau (born June 22, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York), better known as David Lander, is an American actor, comedian, composer, musician, and baseball scout. ... The Credibility Gap was a satirical comedy team comprising Harry Shearer, Richard Beebe, David L. Lander and Michael McKean. ... Harry Julius Shearer (born December 23, 1943) is an American comedic actor and writer. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948), is a British/American comedian, actor, writer, director, composer, and musician known as Christopher Guest. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... spinal tap, see lumbar puncture. ... Happy Days was a popular American television sitcom that originally aired between 1974 and 1984 on the ABC television network. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... David St. ... This Is Spinal Tap (which is officially spelled with a non-functional umlaut symbol over the N) is a 1983 mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner and starring members of the semi-fictional heavy-metal glam rock band Spinal Tap. ... For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ... Young Doctors in Love is a 1982 comedy film set in a hospital. ...


Film and television

McKean quickly became a recognizable name in film and television, with appearances in films such as Clue (1985), Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), Earth Girls Are Easy (1988), the film adaptation of Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992),Coneheads (1993) and Radioland Murders (1994). He also had guest roles on such shows as Murder, She Wrote, Murphy Brown, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Caroline in the City. Poster from the movie Clue Clue is a 1985 U.S. comedy film based on the boardgame Clue (a. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Planes, Trains & Automobiles is an American comedy movie produced by Paramount Pictures in 1987. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Earth Girls Are Easy is a 1988 American comedy/musical film. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Memoirs of an Invisible Man is a 1992 film directed by John Carpenter and released by Warner Bros. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Coneheads is the title of a 1993 movie based on the Saturday Night Live sketches about the Coneheads. ... el 18 de mayo nacio claudia // 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Radioland Murders was a 1994 film directed by Mel Smith, with a screenplay by George Lucas. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Murder, She Wrote is a long-running television mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. ... Murphy Brown was an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988 to May 18, 1998. ... Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman was a live-action television series based on the Superman comic books. ... Caroline in the City was an American sitcom that ran from September 21, 1995, to May 11, 1999, on the NBC television network. ...


Having already appeared as a musical guest and then host of Saturday Night Live, McKean joined the cast in 1994. During this time, he also released a video follow up to Spinal Tap, played Mr. Dittmeyer in The Brady Bunch Movie, and played the boss Gibby in the HBO series Dream On. After leaving Saturday Night Live, McKean spent a lot of time doing children's fare, voicing various TV shows and movies. In 1999, with two children from a previous marriage (to Susan Russell, from 1970 to 1993), McKean married Annette O'Toole. Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 90-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City which has been broadcast by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... The Brady Bunch Movie is a 1995 comedy film adaptation of the classic 1969-1974 television series The Brady Bunch, produced by Paramount Pictures. ... HBO (Home Box Office) is an American premium cable television network. ... Dream On is a cult American adult situation comedy about Martin Tupper, a dreamer whose life is full of colourful characters. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Annette OToole (born Annette Toole on April 1, 1952[1] in Houston, Texas) is an American dancer and actress. ...


Recent career

In 1997, he played the lead voice role in computer game Zork Grand Inquisitor, as Dalboz of Gurth. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... Zork universe Zork games Zork Anthology Zork trilogy Zork I   Zork II   Zork III Beyond Zork   Zork Zero   Planetfall Enchanter trilogy Enchanter   Sorcerer   Spellbreaker Other games Wishbringer   Return to Zork Zork: Nemesis   Zork Grand Inquisitor Zork: The Undiscovered Underground Topics in Zork Encyclopedia Frobozzica Characters   Kings   Creatures Timeline   Magic   Calendar...


His more recent films have included Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999); Mystery, Alaska (1999); Best in Show (2000) (in which he reunited with Christopher Guest); Little Nicky (2000); The Guru (2002); And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003); and A Mighty Wind (2003) (in which the The Folksmen are played by the actors who play Spinal Tap). Teaching Mrs. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Mystery, Alaska is a 1999 movie directed by Jay Roach. ... Best in Show (2000) is a mockumentary film following five entries in a prestigious conformation dog show. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Little Nicky (2000) is a comedy film written, produced and starring Adam Sandler. ... Movie poster of The Guru The Guru is a 2002 comedy movie directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer, and written by Tracey Jackson, about a dance teacher who comes to America from India and serendipitously becomes a sex guru disseminating a philosophy he learns from a porno movie actress. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Plot Summary Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa (Antonio Banderas) finds himself without adequate funding to finance his war against the military-run government. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Mighty Wind was a movie released in 2003. ... spinal tap, see lumbar puncture. ...


Recent TV guest appearances include The Simpsons; Law & Order; Family Guy; Star Trek: Voyager; and Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. He also lent his voice to an episode of Kevin Smith's Clerks: The Animated Series that was never aired on ABC but was included on the VHS and DVD versions of the series. In 1998, he guest starred in a two-part episode of The X-Files called "Dreamland" in which his character, Morris Fletcher, switched bodies with Fox Mulder. The character was a success, and reappeared in 1999's Three of a Kind, an episode which focused on the recurring characters of The Lone Gunmen. The character appeared on their short-lived spin-off series in 2001, and then returned to The X-Files in its final season for an episode called "Jump the Shark". McKean had a regular role as the brassy, heavily made-up bandleader Adrian Van Horhees in Martin Short's Comedy Central series, Primetime Glick, and in 2003, he guest starred on Smallville, the Superman prequel in which his wife stars as Martha Kent. McKean played Perry White, who - in the Superman universe - ultimately becomes Clark Kent's boss. He previoulsly has been related to the Superman myth. In 1.994, on the Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1st. season episode "Vatman", He played Dr. Fabian Leek, a cloning expert who creates a Superman clone that belonged to corporate mogul Lex Luthor (John Shea). Also, during his short stint on Saturday Night Live, McKean played Perry White in a Superman spoof. Simpsons redirects here. ... Law & Order is an American television police procedural and legal drama set in New York City. ... Family Guy is an American animated television series about a nuclear family in the suburb of Quahog (IPA or ), Rhode Island. ... 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In 2003, he appeared in the Christopher Guest comedy A Mighty Wind. He co-wrote several songs for the film, including A Mighty Wind (with Guest and Eugene Levy), which won the Grammy for "Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media" and A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow (with wife Annette O'Toole), which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Eugene Levy (born December 17, 1946) is a Canadian actor, television director, producer and writer. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Academy Award for Best Song is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are songwriters and composers. ...


He was on Broadway in a production of Hairspray in 2004, and is apparently writing his own musical with O'Toole. He was co-starring as Hines in a revival of The Pajama Game with Harry Connick, Jr. at the American Airlines Theatre in the first half of 2006. Recently, McKean reunited with most of the cast of A Mighty Wind to film the comedy, For Your Consideration. He also appeared in Love Song on the stage in London. Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... John Waters Hairspray is a Tony-winning musical, based on the 1988 John Waters movie Hairspray. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... The Pajama Game is a musical based on the novel 7-1/2 Cents by Richard Bissell. ... Harry Connick, Jr. ... The American Airlines Theatre is a Broadway theatre, located at 227 West 42nd Street, New York City. ... For Your Consideration is a feature film directed (and co-written) by Christopher Guest. ... Love songs are songs about love, a subset of songs that deal with intimacy. ...


McKean was recently cast in the pilot episode of The Thick of It as the chief of staff. The pilot is being directed by Guest. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Recurring Characters on SNL

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Filmography

For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... Used Cars is a 1980 comedy film. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This Is Spinal Tap (which is officially spelled with a non-functional umlaut symbol over the N) is a 1983 mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner and starring members of the semi-fictional heavy-metal glam rock band Spinal Tap. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... movie poster D.A.R.Y.L. is a 1985 science fiction movie which was written by David Ambrose, Allan Scott and Jeffrey Ellis. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Clue is a 1985 Hollywood comedy film based on the board game Clue (also known as Cluedo). ... This article is about the movie. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Light of Day is a 1987 drama film starring Michael J. Fox, Gena Rowlands, Joan Jett and Michael McKean. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Planes, Trains & Automobiles is an American comedy movie produced by Paramount Pictures in 1987. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Short Circuit 2 is a 1988 motion picture, sequel to Short Circuit. ... Earth Girls Are Easy is a 1988 American comedy/musical film. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Big Picture was a 1989 movie starring Kevin Bacon and directed by Christopher Guest. ... Flashback is a 1990 film starring Dennis Hopper and Kiefer Sutherland. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... Book of Love is a 1990 film directed by Robert Shaye. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Memoirs of an Invisible Man is a 1992 film directed by John Carpenter and released by Warner Bros. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Coneheads is the title of a 1993 movie based on the Saturday Night Live sketches about the Coneheads. ... el 18 de mayo nacio claudia // 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Airheads is a comedy film released on August 5, 1994. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Radioland Murders was a 1994 film directed by Mel Smith, with a screenplay by George Lucas. ... The Brady Bunch Movie is a 1995 comedy film adaptation of the classic 1969-1974 television series The Brady Bunch, produced by Paramount Pictures. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Pompatus of Love is a 1996 film that tells the story of four guys discussing women and the meaning of the word pompatus. This made-up word is found in two Steve Miller songs, Enter Maurice and The Joker, the latter of which contains the line Some people call... Jack is a 1996 film starring Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Brian Kerwin, Jennifer Lopez, Fran Drescher, and Bill Cosby, and was directed by Francis Ford Coppola. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... That Darn Cat is a 1997 Walt Disney Pictures feature film, based on the previous 1965 film That Darn Cat!. Christina Ricci starred as detective Patti Randall and Doug E. Doug starred as Agent Zeke Kelso. ... Nothing to Lose (1997) is a comedy starring Tim Robbins and Martin Lawrence. ... Still Breathing is 1998 feature film starring Brendan Fraser and Joanna Going. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Small Soldiers (1998) is an action/science fiction film, directed by Joe Dante. ...

Awards

Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Nomination is part of the process of selecting a candidate for either election to an office, or the bestowing of an honor or award. ... The Academy Award for Best Song is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are songwriters and composers. ... Annette OToole (born Annette Toole on April 1, 1952[1] in Houston, Texas) is an American dancer and actress. ... 9th BFCA Critics Choice Awards January 10, 2004 The 9th Critics Choice Awards, honoring the best in film for 2003, were given on 10 January 2004. ... Winner is a city in Tripp County, South Dakota, USA. The population was 3,137 at the 2000 census. ... The Critics Choice Award for Best Director is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. ... Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948), is a British/American comedian, actor, writer, director, composer, and musician known as Christopher Guest. ... Eugene Levy (born December 17, 1946) is a Canadian actor, television director, producer and writer. ... 8th Golden Satellite Awards January 23, 2005 Picture, Drama: Picture, Musical or Comedy: The 8th Golden Satellite Awards, given by the International Press Academy, honored the best in film and television for 2003. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media has been awarded since 1988. ... 2nd Seattle Film Critics Awards December 19, 2003 The 2nd Seattle Film Critics Awards, honoring the best in filmmaking in 2003, were given by the Seattle Film Critics on 19 December 2003. ... John Michael Higgins (born February 12, 1963, in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American actor whose film credits include Christopher Guests mockumentaries and the role of David Letterman in HBOs The Late Shift. ... Catherine OHara (born March 4, 1954) is a Canadian actress and comedian. ... The DVD Exclusive Awards are an award show the that honors direct to video productions. ... The Hunchback of Notre Dame II The Hunchback of Notre Dame II is a sequel to the Disney animated film The Hunchback of Notre Dame. ... This Is Spinal Tap (which is officially spelled with a non-functional umlaut symbol over the N) is a 1983 mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner and starring members of the semi-fictional heavy-metal glam rock band Spinal Tap. ...

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Michael McKean: Information from Answers.com (1187 words)
Michael McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, composer and musician, best known for his portrayal of Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski on the sitcom Laverne and Shirley; as one of the members of Spinal Tap; as a Saturday Night Live cast member; and for other various appearances in popular TV series and films.
McKean directed one episode, and the characters became something of a phenomenon, even releasing an album as Lenny and the Squigtones in 1979, which featured a young Christopher Guest on guitar (credited as Nigel Tufnel, the name Guest would use a few years later as part of the spoof rock band, Spinal Tap).
McKean quickly became a recognizable name in film and television, with appearances in films such as Clue (1985), Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), Earth Girls Are Easy (1988), the film adaptation of Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) and Coneheads (1993).
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