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Michael McKean is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Sound American born on 17 october 1947 at New York City (USA)

Michael McKean

Michael McKean
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Birth name Michael John McKean
Nationality USA
Birth 17 october 1947 (76 years) at New York City (USA)

Michael John McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, writer, composer and musician well known for his portrayal of Squiggy's friend, Leonard "Lenny" Kosnowski, on the sitcom Laverne & Shirley; and for his work in the Christopher Guest ensemble films, particularly as David St. Hubbins, the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the fictional rock band Spinal Tap from the film This Is Spinal Tap. He co-wrote A Mighty Wind, which won the Grammy for "Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media", as well as A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song.


Michael McKean est le mari d'Annette O'Toole.
Il a tenu un rôle dans des séries telles que Dream On ou Smallville en tant que Perry White.

Il joue le rôle de Morris Fletcher dans X-Files : Aux frontières du réel.

En 2014, il est annoncé comme acteur principal de la série Better Call Saul, préquelle de Breaking Bad.

Son rôle le plus célèbre est dans le faux documentaire culte Spinal Tap de Rob Reiner.

Acteur de second rang, il reste un visage familier, il est apparu dans de nombreux films, téléfilms et séries dans lesquels lui auront permis de travailler avec de grands noms : Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, John Carpenter, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood ou encore Woody Allen.

Best films

Young Doctors in Love (1982)
A Mighty Wind (2003)

Usually with

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer
(9 films)
Eugene Levy
Eugene Levy
(4 films)
Fred Willard
Fred Willard
(9 films)
Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Michael McKean (75 films)

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Tumbledown (2016)
, 1h43
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Actors Jason Sudeikis, Rose Byrne, Rebecca Hall, Joe Manganiello, Dianna Agron, Blythe Danner
Rating61% 3.099853.099853.099853.099853.09985
A young widow (Rebecca Hall) falls for a New York writer (Jason Sudeikis) who comes to her hometown in rural Maine to investigate the death of her husband, a folk singer.
The Meddler, 1h40
Directed by Lorene Scafaria
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J. K. Simmons, Lucy Punch, Michael McKean, Jason Ritter
Roles Mark
Rating62% 3.145943.145943.145943.145943.14594
Marnie Minervini, récemment devenue veuve, garde un certain optimisme. Elle déménage à Hollywood afin de se rapprocher de sa fille, et prend la décision de sortir à nouveau avec des hommes.
Monsters University, 1h42
Directed by Dan Scanlon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about the labor movement, Time travel films, Children's films, Films about school violence, Harcèlement au travail
Actors Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Joel Murray, Sean Hayes, Dave Foley
Roles commentateur sportif
Rating71% 3.597883.597883.597883.597883.59788
A young monster named Michael "Mike" Wazowski dreams of being a scarer (a monster who enters the human world at night to scare children so their screams can be harvested for energy) when he grows up, after visiting Monsters Inc. (Monstropolis' most profitable and best-known scaring company) on a school field trip. Eleven years later, Mike is a first-year scare major at Monsters University, where he meets a monster named James P. "Sulley" Sullivan.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, 1h16
Directed by Jay Oliva
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Animation
Themes Films about children, Batman films, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Political films, Dystopian films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Peter Weller, Michael McKean, Ariel Winter, David Selby, Wade Williams, Michael Emerson
Roles Dr. Bartholomew Wolper (voice)
Rating81% 4.0522554.0522554.0522554.0522554.052255
After the death of his protégé Jason Todd, billionaire industrialist Bruce Wayne was forced to retire from his Batman persona. Ten years later, Gotham City is overrun with crime and terrorized by a gang known as the Mutants. The 55-year-old Wayne maintains a friendship with 70-year-old retiring Police Commissioner James Gordon, while the Joker (Batman's archenemy) has been catatonic in Arkham Asylum since Wayne's retirement. Arkham inmate and former district attorney Harvey Dent undergoes plastic surgery to repair his disfigured face. Although he is declared sane, he quickly goes into hiding following his release. Dent's disappearance, news stories of the crime epidemic throughout the city and the memory of his parents' deaths drive Wayne to become Batman once more. He combats serious crimes, rescuing 13-year-old Carrie Kelley, but now struggles with the physical limitations of age.
The Words
The Words (2012)
, 1h36
Directed by Brian Klugman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, J. K. Simmons, Ben Barnes, Jeremy Irons
Roles Nelson Wylie
Rating69% 3.4978353.4978353.4978353.4978353.497835
Clayton Hammond (Dennis Quaid) attends a public reading of his new book, The Words. Clayton begins reading from his book which focuses on a fictional character named Rory Jansen (Bradley Cooper), an aspiring writer who lives in New York City with his girlfriend, Dora (Zoe Saldana). Rory borrows some money from his father (J. K. Simmons), gets a job as a mail supervisor at a literary agency and attempts to sell his first novel, which is repeatedly rejected by publishers.
Pure Country 2: The Gift
Directed by Christopher Cain
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Actors Travis Fimmel, Michael McKean, Bronson Pinchot, Cheech Marin, Dean Cain, William Katt
Roles Angel Joseph
Rating51% 2.5869452.5869452.5869452.5869452.586945
Bobbie (Katrina Elam) has a naturally beautiful voice and leaves her small town for Nashville, hoping to become a singing superstar. Before she leaves, her Aunt Ella (Jackie Welch) tells her she will succeed beyond her wildest dreams if only she never lies, is always fair, and never breaks a promise. As she prepares to board the bus, Aunt Ella gives her a locket (containing a picture of her mother) and a one-hundred dollar bill, "so you can always come home."
Whatever Works, 1h30
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Evan Rachel Wood, Larry David, Henry Cavill, Patricia Clarkson, Ed Begley Jr., Michael McKean
Roles Joe - Boris' Friend #3
Rating70% 3.5498053.5498053.5498053.5498053.549805
Boris Yelnikoff (Larry David) is a misanthropic chess teacher and former Columbia professor. Divorced, he eschews human contact except for his friends (Michael McKean, Adam Brooks, Lyle Kanouse) and students, criticizing everyone he meets for not matching him intellectually. He spends much of the film washing his hands, all the while singing the "Happy Birthday" song -- an attempt to gauge the proper length of time for the process.
It Might Get Loud, 1h37
Directed by Davis Guggenheim
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Michael McKean, Jack White
Rating75% 3.796563.796563.796563.796563.79656
The film documents the varied playing and recording styles of guitarists Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White.
Adventures of Power, 1h29
Directed by Ari Gold
Genres Comedy
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Michael McKean, Ari Gold, Jane Lynch, Shoshannah Stern, Chiu Chi Ling, Adrian Grenier
Roles Harlan
Rating57% 2.898662.898662.898662.898662.89866
The story takes place in the fictional small town of Lode, New Mexico, where just about all of the male townsfolk work for a copper mining plant, including Power (Gold). Power (whose name was given to him by his father so he could grow up strong) lives with his Aunt Joanie (Lynch) and is always shown air-drumming to music, even when at work. It turns out he air-drums because his father never could afford to buy him drums. He does his air-drumming at a talent show in a local bar, where his only praise comes from a young boy. Unfortunately, the mining plant is poised to strike, but Power is fired for a mishap that is one too many just beforehand, therefore he cannot join in. Disappointed, he stumbles upon an ad for an underground air-drumming place about forty miles south of them just across the border in Mexico. The boy lends him his dirt bike to get there, but he ends up losing it while there.
Joshua (2007)
, 1h46
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Sam Rockwell, Vera Farmiga, Celia Weston, Dallas Roberts, Michael McKean, Jacob Kogan
Roles Chester
Rating57% 2.8993052.8993052.8993052.8993052.899305
Brad (Sam Rockwell) and Abby Cairn (Vera Farmiga), are an affluent New York couple with two children. Their firstborn, 9-year-old Joshua (Jacob Kogan), is a child prodigy to such a degree that he thinks and acts decades ahead of his age. He is nearly always clad in conservative business attire and demonstrating limitless brilliance as a pianist with a marked predilection for "dissonant" classical pieces.
Billy & Mandy: Wrath of the Spider Queen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Grey DeLisle, Greg Eagles, Richard Steven Horvitz, Vanessa Marshall, Maxwell Atoms, Dee Bradley Baker
Roles Kalgoron (voice)
Rating22% 1.123031.123031.123031.123031.12303
La reine des araignées veut se venger de Grim pour lui avoir refusé la place légitime d'éventreur.
The Grand
The Grand (2007)
, 1h44
Directed by Zak Penn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Jeu, Poker
Actors Woody Harrelson, Cheryl Hines, David Cross, Mike Epps, Chris Parnell, Richard Kind
Roles Steve Lavisch
Rating59% 2.9509052.9509052.9509052.9509052.950905
Jack Faro (Harrelson) is a recovering drug addict who had so many relapses, he decided to move into rehab and just live there. Having been married 75 times, he is a serial husband and is always on the lookout for number 76. (He hits on a bartender who informs him that they had already been married, even though he has no idea who she is.). He enters The Grand: a huge Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament in Las Vegas created by his grandfather Lucky Faro (Barry Corbin). His main motivation is to win the $10 million prize to cover a loan he got to keep open his family's casino, The Rabbit's Foot, which his grandfather left him when he died and that he has mismanaged into the ground.
For Your Consideration, 1h26
Directed by Christopher Guest
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Documentary
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Films about television, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Bob Balaban, Ed Begley Jr., Jennifer Coolidge, Stephen Rannazzisi, Eugene Levy, John Michael Higgins
Roles Lane Iverson
Rating62% 3.1474953.1474953.1474953.1474953.147495
Character actress Marilyn Hack (O'Hara), despite having been in the industry for 30 years, is best known for playing a blind prostitute in a film from the late 1980s. Victor Allen Miller (Shearer) is also an acting veteran who is known to the public as the hot-dog wearing mascot for a kosher line of frankfurters. Together they are cast in a new low-budget film called Home for Purim as the patriarch and dying matriarch of a Southern U.S. Jewish family in the 1940s.
The Year Without a Santa Claus
Directed by Ron Underwood
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films, Santa Claus in film
Actors John Goodman, Delta Burke, Michael McKean, Harvey Fierstein, Ethan Suplee, Eddie Griffin
Roles Snow Miser
Rating37% 1.88071.88071.88071.88071.8807
This remake follows the same basic concept as the original: Santa, disillusioned by children's lack of belief in him and in the spirit of giving, decides not to deliver toys this Christmas Eve, despite the arguments by Mrs. Claus and two of his helper-elves, Jingle and Jangle. They decide to provide Santa with some proof that children still believe and that they still deserve toys from Santa, so the elves visit the United States in search of Christmas spirit.