Michael McKean

Composer / Screenwriter / Musician / Writer / Character Actor / Songwriter / Film Producer | * 10/17/1947 (75) | New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Michael John McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, composer, singer, and musician known for various roles in film and television such as Lenny Kosnowski in Laverne & Shirley, David St. Hubbins in This Is Spinal Tap, and Chuck McGill on Better Call Saul. McKean's breakout role was annoying neighbor Lenny Kosnowski on the sitcom Laverne & Shirley. He played David St. Hubbins, lead vocalist and co-lead guitarist of the fictional rock band Spinal Tap in This Is Spinal Tap and had roles in several Christopher Guest ensemble films. He co-wrote the song "A Mighty Wind" (for the Guest film A Mighty Wind), for which he won a Grammy Award, as well as "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow" from the same film, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best O... ()
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Michael McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, writer, composer and musician, perhaps best known for Laverne & Shirley and Spinal Tap.

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

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Michael McKean

Theatre World Award Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media
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Movies with Michael McKean as Actor(99)

as Sleazy MC2022 Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
as Frank2021 Playing God
as Argyle (voice)2021 My Little Pony: A New Generation
as Richard2020 Pink Skies Ahead
as Paul2019 Daddio
as Mark2016 The Meddler
as himself2016 50 Years of Star Trek
as Self - Actor2014 21 Years: Richard Linklater
as Jeffrey Fields2013 10 Rules for Sleeping Around
as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper (voice)2013 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
as Bartholomew Wolper (voice)2013 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2
as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper (voice)2012 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
as Nelson Wylie2012 The Words
as Angel Joseph2010 Pure Country 2: The Gift
as Joe - Boris' Friend #32009 Whatever Works
as David St. Hubbins2009 Spinal Tap: Back from the Dead
as Harlan2008 Adventures of Power
as Chester2007 Joshua
as Steve Lavisch2007 The Grand
as Dr. Flossman (voice)2006 Open Wide: Tooth School Inside
as Lane Iverson2006 For Your Consideration
as Ken Hyman2006 Relative Strangers
as Prison Trustee2005 The Producers
as himself2005 The Aristocrats
as Captain Van Legge2003 Haunted Lighthouse
as Jerry Palter2003 A Mighty Wind
as William Christy Cabanne2003 And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself
as Dwain2002 The Guru
as Howard2002 100 Mile Rule
as Video Executive2002 Auto Focus
as Monsieur Duke2002 Slap Her... She's French
as Porterfield 'Porty' Pendleton2002 Teddy Bears' Picnic
as Sarousch (voice)2002 The Hunchback of Notre Dame II
as Bird (voice)2001 Dr. Dolittle 2
as Alex The Transvestite2001 Never Again
as Bob2001 My First Mister
as Lance DeSalvo2000 Beautiful
as Chief of Police2000 Little Nicky
as Stefan Vanderhoof2000 Best in Show
as Mr. Walsh1999 Mystery, Alaska
as (voice)1999 Snowden's Christmas
as Réverend Shillerman1999 True Crime
as Principal Potter1999 Teaching Mrs. Tingle
as Mr. Livingston1999 Kill the Man
as Dr. Maxwell Hersh1998 With Friends Like These...
as Insaniac / Freakenstein1998 Small Soldiers
as Merle Hammond1998 Final Justice
as J.P. Bigelow1998 Archibald the Rainbow Painter
as Willie L.1998 The Pass
as Elliot Lewis1997 No Strings Attached
as Phillip "P.B." Barrow1997 Nothing to Lose
as New Mark1997 Still Breathing
as Peter Randall1997 That Darn Cat
as Scott Grogan1996 The Sunshine Boys
as Rick1996 Edie & Pen
as Paulie1996 Jack
as Frank1995 Across the Moon
as Mr. Larry Dittmeyer1995 The Brady Bunch Movie
as Milo Jackson1994 Airheads
as David St. Hubbins1994 Spinal Tap: The Final Tour
as Rick Rochester1994 Radioland Murders
as Gorman Seedling, INS Deputy Commissioner1993 Coneheads
as George Talbot1992 Memoirs of an Invisible Man
as Eddy Revere1992 Man Trouble
as David St. Hubbins1992 The Return of Spinal Tap
as David St. Hubbins1991 Amnesty International's Big 30
as Adult Jack Twiller1990 Book of Love
as Hal Cresciman1990 Flashback
as Phil Dreyer1989 Hider in the House
as Emmet Sumner1989 The Big Picture
as Fred Ritter1988 Short Circuit 2
as Reverend Prufrock1988 Portrait of a White Marriage
as Bu Montgomery1987 Light of Day
as State Trooper1987 Planes, Trains and Automobiles
as Jason Starr / Warren Starbinder1987 Double Agent
as Leslie (uncredited)1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash
as Mr. Green1985 Clue
as Andy Richardson1985 D.A.R.Y.L.
as Fritz #21985 Imps*
as David St. Hubbins1984 This Is Spinal Tap
as Dr. Simon August1982 Young Doctors in Love
as Eddie Winslow1980 Used Cars
as Willy1979 1941
as Terry Christopher1978 More Than Friends

TV Shows/Series with Michael McKean as Actor(65)

as Grandpa Lou Pickles (voice)2021 Rugrats
as Sergeant Shadwell2019 Good Omens
as Doug Forcett2016 The Good Place
as Jack2015 Grace and Frankie
as Chuck McGill2015 Better Call Saul
as Carl Laemmle2013 Drunk History
as Juge Jeffrey Turner2011 Homeland
as Ed Greenman2011 Off the Map
as Victor Baron2009 Castle
as Dwight Biddle2004 Boston Legal
as Professor Ram / Creepy Old Guy (voice)2002 Clerks: The Animated Series
as Perry White2001 Smallville
as The Sportsman / Sgt. O'Shaughnessey (voice)2001 Justice League
2001 Alias
as Bobby Lightfoot (voice)2000 As Told by Ginger
as Pengrove Pig / Andy Rooney / Camel Salesman (voice)1999 Family Guy
as Pawtucket Pat (voice)1999 Family Guy
as himself1997 The View
as 50's Joker / Mutant Member (voice)1997 The New Batman Adventures
as The Clown1995 Star Trek: Voyager
as Mr. Rastatter1994 Friends
as Elias Grace1990 Law & Order
as Tom Smithson1990 Grand
as David St. Hubbins / Jerry Rude (voice)1989 The Simpsons
as David St. Hubbins (voice)1989 The Simpsons
as Mac Macintosh / Mr. Wallace1985 Tall Tales & Legends
as Ross McKay1984 Murder, She Wrote
1980 Fridays
as Self - Various Characters1975 Saturday Night Live

Movies with Michael McKean as Crew(6)

Sound/Original Music Composer1996 Waiting for Guffman
Sound/Original Music Composer1993 Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman
Writing/Writer1992 The Return of Spinal Tap
Writing/Screenplay1989 The Big Picture
Sound/Original Music Composer1984 This Is Spinal Tap
Writing/Writer1984 This Is Spinal Tap

TV Shows/Series with Michael McKean as Crew(3)

Directing/Director1991 Morton & Hayes
Directing/Director1990 Dream On
Directing/Director1976 Laverne & Shirley

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Michael McKean
Born: Friday, 10/17 1947 (October) in New York City, New York (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 75 years + 104 days)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Carnegie Mellon University, North Shore High School
Member of: The Credibility Gap
Spouses (current/former): Annette O'Toole
Other names for Michael McKean (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Michael John McKean"
"Michael McKeen"
"David St. Hubbins"
Michael McKean frequently works together with these people:
Phil LaMarr (40x, Actor)
Andy Samberg (32x, Actor)
Tara Strong (30x, Actress)
Tress MacNeille (30x, Actress)
Fred Armisen (29x, Actor)
Christopher Guest (29x, Actor)
Alexandra Breckenridge (28x, Actress)
Ralph Garman (27x, Actor)
Bill Hader (25x, Actor)
Harry Shearer (25x, Actor)
Danny Smith (24x, Actor)
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