Bob Balaban

Actor / Film Director / Film Producer / Screenwriter | * 08/16/1945 (78) | Chicago, Illinois (United States of America (USA))
Robert Elmer Balaban (born August 16, 1945) is an American actor, director, producer and writer. Aside from his acting career, Balaban has directed three feature films, in addition to numerous television episodes and films, and was one of the producers nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture for Gosford Park (2001), in which he also appeared. He is also an author of children's novels. Balaban is most known for his appearances in the Christopher Guest comedies Waiting for Guffman (1996), Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), and For Your Consideration (2006) and in the Wes Anderson films Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), ()
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Robert Elmer Balaban is an American actor, author, producer, and director. He was one of the producers nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture for Gosford Park, in which he also appeared. Wikipedia.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Bob Balaban

Academy Award for Best Picture Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play
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Movies with Bob Balaban as Actor(89)

as Larkings Executive2023 Asteroid City
as Mark2023 80 for Brady
as Uncle Aaron2021 How Moving
as Uncle Nick2021 The French Dispatch
as himself2019 Carl Laemmle
as King (voice)2018 Isle of Dogs
as himself2017 Spielberg
as Wilhelm Hesse (voice)2016 Eva Hesse
as Sol Lumpkin2016 Mascots
as Narrator (voice)2015 Hitchcock/Truffaut
as Pvt. Preston Savitz2014 The Monuments Men
as Monsieur Martin2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel
as Sol2013 Fading Gigolo
as Maxwell2012 Girl Most Likely
as The Narrator2012 Moonrise Kingdom
as The Narrator2012 Do You Like to Read?
as Leonard Dahl2012 Thin Ice
as Voice of Daniel's father2011 The Five Stages of Grief
as Pâté2011 A Monster in Paris
as Judge Clayton Horn2010 Howl
as Bob2010 F--k
as Mr. White2009 Rage
as himself2009 The Windmill Movie
as Ben Ginsberg2008 Recount
as Jewellery Store Clerk2007 License to Wed
as Therapist2007 No Reservations
as Arthur Planck2007 Dedication
as Harry Farber2006 Lady in the Water
as Philip Koontz2006 For Your Consideration
as William Shawn2005 Capote
as Roger2004 Marie and Bruce
as Jonathan Steinbloom2003 A Mighty Wind
as Winton Chalmers (uncredited)2002 The Tuxedo
as Bernie Nayman2001 The Mexican
as James Foster2001 Plan B
as Morris Weissman2001 Gosford Park
as Enid's Dad2001 Ghost World
as Elvin Glyde2001 The Majestic
as Dr. Theodore W. Millbank, III2000 Best in Show
as Dr. William Powell1999 The Monster Hunter
as Kowalsky1999 Jakob the Liar
as Justice Eli MacCorckle1999 Swing Vote
as Harry Hopkins1999 Cradle Will Rock
as Decker1999 Three to Tango
as Mr. Webster1997 Conversation with the Beast
as Richard1997 Deconstructing Harry
as Milton Lasky1997 Clockwatchers
as Wolfe Rollins1997 The Definite Maybe
as Warren Littlefield1996 The Late Shift
as Lloyd Miller1996 Waiting for Guffman
as Paul Entamen1996 Pie in the Sky
as Jeffrey Sanborn (uncredited)1994 City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold
as Ed1994 Greedy
as Ed Drinkwater1993 For Love or Money
as Dr. R. A. (Roy) Fink1993 Amos & Andrew
as Cutting Edge Producer1992 Bob Roberts
as Lou Finkleberg1992 Unnatural Pursuits
as Quizmaster1991 Little Man Tate
as Ira Preduski1990 The Face of Fear
as Sid Moscowitz1990 Alice
as Elliott Webley1989 Dead Bang
as Warren Gerber1987 End of the Line
as Dr. R. Chandra1984 2010
as Carter Hill1981 Whose Life Is It Anyway?
as Santimassino1981 Prince of the City
as Elliott Rosen1981 Absence of Malice
as Arthur Rosenberg1980 Altered States
as Martin1978 Girlfriends
as Victor Karp1974 Bank Shot
as Wilkie1971 Making It
as Bernie1971 Marriage: Year One
as Capt. Orr1970 Catch-22
as Morris1969 Me, Natalie
as The Young Student1969 Midnight Cowboy

TV Shows/Series with Bob Balaban as Actor(25)

as Elliot Rentz2021 The Chair
as Ron (voice)2020 Space Force
as Keaton Hobart2019 The Politician
as Gerald (voice)2018 Summer Camp Island
as Reuel Abbott2018 Condor
as Ted Mitchell2011 Web Therapy
as Ted Mitchell2008 Web Therapy
as Ted Marcus1999 The West Wing
1995 Legend
as Frank Buffay Sr.1994 Friends
as Narrator (voice)1989 The Simpsons
as Russell Dalrymple1989 Seinfeld
as Jo-Jo Gillespie1985 Amazing Stories
as Ambrose Riley1972 Maude
1965 Hank

Movies with Bob Balaban as Crew(20)

Production/Executive Producer2018 Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Directing/Director2009 Georgia O'Keeffe
Directing/Director2006 Bernard and Doris
Production/Executive Producer2006 Bernard and Doris
Directing/Director2006 The Exonerated
Production/Executive Producer2006 The Exonerated
Production/Producer2001 Gosford Park
Writing/Idea2001 Gosford Park
Directing/Director1999 The Wedding Toast
Production/Producer1999 The Wedding Toast
Directing/Director1994 The Last Good Time
Production/Producer1994 The Last Good Time
Writing/Screenplay1994 The Last Good Time
Directing/Director1993 My Boyfriend's Back
Directing/Director1989 Parents
Directing/Director1987 Penn & Teller's Invisible Thread
Writing/Writer1985 Stephen King's Golden Tales
Directing/Director1983 The Brass Ring

TV Shows/Series with Bob Balaban as Crew(15)

Directing/Director2016 Graves
Directing/Director2013 Alpha House
Directing/Director2008 Swingtown
Directing/Director2002 The Twilight Zone
Directing/Director1999 Strangers with Candy
Directing/Director1999 Now and Again
Directing/Director1998 LateLine
Directing/Director1997 Oz
Directing/Director1995 Legend
Directing/Director1991 Eerie, Indiana
Directing/Director1985 Amazing Stories
Directing/Director1984 Tales from the Darkside
Writing/Writer1984 Tales from the Darkside
Directing/Director1972 Maude

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Bob Balaban
Born: Thursday, 08/16 1945 (August) in Chicago, Illinois (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 78 years + 287 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Colgate University, Latin School of Chicago, HB Studio
Father: Elmer Balaban
Other names for Bob Balaban (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Robert Elmer Balaban"
Bob Balaban frequently works together with these people:
Tress MacNeille (36x, Actress)
Larry David (31x, Actor)
Norman Brenner (24x, Actor)
Wes Anderson (23x, Crew)
Pamela Hayden (23x, Actress)
Christopher Guest (18x, Actor)
Maggie Roswell (17x, Actress)
Deck McKenzie (13x, Actor)
Cole Sanchez (12x, Actor)
Bobby Moynihan (11x, Actor)
Phil Hartman (10x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:5641, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/13/2024