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How rich is Michael John McKean?

Michael John McKean net worth
$4.5 Million

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Michael McKean Biography, Wiki 2017

Michael John McKean was born on 17 October 1947, in New York City, USA to Ruth, a librarian, and Gilbert McKean, a co-founder of Decca Records, of Irish, English and Scottish descent. He is an actor, comedian, writer, composer and musician, but probably best known for his roles in the series “Laverne & Shirley” and “Better Call Saul”, and in the films “This Is Spinal Tap”, “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” and “A Mighty Wind”.

So just how wealthy is Michael McKean? Sources state that McKean’s net worth reaches $4.5 million, as of early 2017, accumulated through his involvement in the entertainment industry which began in the early ‘70s.

Michael McKean Net Worth $4.5 million

McKean grew up in Sea Cliff, New York, then attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he befriended actor David Lander, with whom he performed in the comedy group The Credibility Gap. In 1976 the duo was cast in the hit sitcom “Laverne & Shirley” as Lenny and Squiggy, soon becoming a national sensation. They even released an album, “Lenny and the Squigtones”, in 1979, containing the hit single “Foreign Legion of Love”. Although originally hired as a writer for the sitcom, McKean spent seven years starring in it, with his performance as Lenny earning him enormous popularity, and considerably adding to his net worth.

McKean then landed numerous roles during the ’80s, both in film and television. He starred as heavy metal musician David St. Hubbins in Christopher Guest‘s 1984 mockumentary comedy film “This Is Spinal Tap”, which he also co-wrote. His other notable film roles of the time were in the comedies “Used Cars”, “Clue” and “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”. He also made numerous television guest appearances, all contributing to his rising popularity and to his wealth as well.

In the early ’90 McKean starred as Tom Smithson in the sitcom “Grand”, and as Gibby Fiske in the sitcom “Dream On”. He went on to guest star in series such as “The Simpsons”, “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”, “Friends” and “Star Trek: Voyager”, and had many recurring roles, including in the series “Secret Service Guy”, “Tracey Takes On”, “Maggie Winters” and “The X-Files”. He also served as a musical guest, host, and cast member of the “Saturday Night Live” show.

As for films, McKean’s notable parts in the ’90s were in “Memoirs of an Invisible Man”, “Coneheads”, “Radioland Murders”, “The Brady Bunch Movie” and “Mystery, Alaska”, to name a few. Having his hand in numerous and diverse projects additionally improved MsKean’s net worth.

In the following decade, he continued his collaboration with Guest, appearing in his ensemble comedies “Best in Show”, “For Your Consideration” and “A Mighty Wind”, co-writing several songs for the latter film, including the Grammy-award winning “A Mighty Wind”. He also had a starring role as Harlan in the 2008 hit comedy “Adventures of Power”.

In the meantime, the actor was also extremely active on television. Aside from numerous television guest appearances, he had recurring roles in series including “The Huntress”, “Law & Order”, “Primetime Glick”, “Justice League”, “Smallville” and “Family Tree”. As of 2015, he plays Chuck McGill in the popular crime drama series “Better Call Saul”.

McKean has also been involved in various stage productions, starring in the Broadway revivals of “The Pajama Game”, “The Homecoming”, “Superior Donuts”, “Our Town” and “The Best Man”, being forced to leave the latter project after he was hit by a car, breaking his leg. Regardless, all contributed to his net worth.

The actor has done much voice-over work as well, providing his voice for the films “Small Soldiers”, “Dr. Dolittle 2” and “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns”, as well as for series such as “Dinosaurs”, “Jungle Cubs”, “101 Dalmatians: The Series” and “Oswald”.

The variety of film, television, stage and voice performances has enabled McKean to achieve the status of a star, and to amass considerable net worth.

In his personal life, McKean was married to Susan Russel from 1970 to 1993; the couple has two children. As of 1999, he has been married to actress Annette O’Toole, with whom he co-starred in several projects.

The actor has been involved in philanthropy too; in 2010 he won the Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Tournament on Jeopardy!, with $1 million going to the charity International Myeloma Foundation.



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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No Strings Attached1997Elliot Lewis
Nothing to Lose1997Phillip "P.B" Barrow
Johnny Bravo1997TV SeriesKing Raymond Rupert Rhino
Saturday Night Live1984-1997TV SeriesVarious / Announcer / Richard Gephardt / ...
That Darn Cat1997Peter Randall
Road Rovers1997TV SeriesDr. Jeffrey Otitus
Heaven Will Wait1997TV MovieHarvey Baines
Jack1996Paulie
Caroline in the City1996TV SeriesFather Damian
Edie & Pen1996Rick
Star Trek: Voyager1996TV SeriesThe Clown
Dream On1991-1996TV SeriesGibby Fiske
The Sunshine Boys1996TV MovieScott Grogan
Secret Service Guy1996TV SeriesFrank McClellan
Friends1995TV SeriesMr. Rastatter
The Pompatus of Love1995Sitcom Star
The Nanny1995TV SeriesProfessor Noel Babcock PhD
Across the Moon1995Frank
The Brady Bunch Movie1995Mr. Larry Dittmeyer
Radioland Murders1994Rick Rochester
Dinosaurs1992-1994TV SeriesLes / Inspector / Hank / ...
Airheads1994Milo Jackson
MacShayne: The Final Roll of the Dice1994TV MovieOzzie Evans
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1994TV SeriesBob Hiney
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1994TV SeriesDr. Fabian Leek
Getting By1994TV SeriesDirk Clearfield
Family Album1993TV SeriesMr. Gordon
Coneheads1993Gorman Seedling, INS Deputy Commissioner
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out1992TV MovieDavid St. Hubbins (Spinal Tap) / Jerry Palter (The Folksmen)
Spinal Tap: Break Like the Wind - The Videos1992Video shortDavid St. Hubbins (as David St. Hubbins)
The Arsenio Hall Show1992TV SeriesDavid St. Hubbins
Halloween Jam at Universal Studios1992TV MovieDavid St. Hubbins
A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica1992Video documentaryDavid St. Hubbins
Man Trouble1992Eddy Revere
American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special1992TV MovieDavid St. Hubbins - Member of Spinal Tap (uncredited)
Fox News1992TV SeriesDavid St. Hubbins
Tonight with Jonathan Ross1992TV SeriesDavid St. Hubbins
Good Morning America1992TV SeriesDavid St. Hubbins
Headbangers Ball1992TV SeriesDavid St. Hubbins - Host
Late Night with David Letterman1992TV SeriesDavid St. Hubbins
Rockline on MTV1992TV SeriesDavid St. Hubbins
Memoirs of an Invisible Man1992George Talbot
Amnesty International's Big 301991TV MovieDavid St. Hubbins
Sessions1991TV Mini-SeriesDan Carver
MTV News: The Week in Rock1991TV SeriesDavid St. Hubbins
True Identity1991Harvey Cooper
Morton & Hayes1991TV SeriesDr. Mummenschvantz
Murder in High Places1991TV MoviePettibone
Murder, She Wrote1990TV SeriesRoss McKay
Empty Nest1990TV SeriesDennis
Book of Love1990Adult Jack Twiller
The American Film Institute Presents: TV or Not TV?1990TV MoviePrincipal Ford (segment "Peak A Boo")
Grand1990TV SeriesTom Smithson
Flashback1990Hal
Hider in the House1989Phil Dreyer
The Big Picture1989Emmet Sumner
Portrait of a White Marriage1988Reverend Prufrock
Earth Girls Are Easy1988Woody
Short Circuit 21988Fred Ritter
A Father's Homecoming1988TV MovieMichael Fields
Planes, Trains & Automobiles1987State Trooper
Daniel and the Towers1987TV MovieWexler Hatch
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1987TV SeriesJason Starr / Warren Starbinder
Light of Day1987Bu Montgomery
The History of White People in America: Volume II1986TV MovieRev. Prufrock
Tall Tales & Legends1986TV SeriesMr. Wallace / Mac Macintosh
Jumpin' Jack Flash1986Leslie (uncredited)
Classified Love1986TV MoviePete Newly
George Burns Comedy Week1985TV SeriesJoey
Clue1985Mr. Green
D.A.R.Y.L.1985Andy Richardson
The Bounder1984TV MovieHoward Bender
This Is Spinal Tap1984David St. Hubbins
The Joe Franklin Show1984TV SeriesDavid St. Hubbins
Young Doctors in Love1982Dr. Simon August
Likely Stories, Vol. 11981TV Movie
Goodtime Girls1980TV SeriesJoey
Used Cars1980Eddie Winslow
19411979Willy
The T.V. Show1979TV MovieVarious Characters
Happy Days1979TV SeriesLeonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski
More Than Friends1978TV MovieTerry Christopher
Cracking Up1977Various Characters (as The Credibility Gap)
Better Call Saul2015-2017TV SeriesChuck McGill
Drunk History2015-2016TV SeriesArthur Jell / Carl Laemmle
SpongeBob SquarePants2012-2016TV SeriesLonnie / Captain Frosty Mug
Comedy Bang! Bang!2015TV SeriesZeus
The Meddler2015Mark
The 7D2014TV SeriesUncle Humidor Uncle Hamidor
10 Rules for Sleeping Around2013Jeffrey Fields
Family Tree2013TV SeriesKeith Chadwick
American Dad!2013TV SeriesEmperor Zing
Happy Endings2012-2013TV SeriesBig Dave
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 22013VideoDr. Bartholomew Wolper (voice)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 12012VideoDr. Bartholomew Wolper (voice)
Thundercats2012TV SeriesVultaire
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2012TV SeriesFred Sandow
The Words2012Nelson Wylie
Glenn Martin DDS2011TV SeriesEye-Hawk / Sarge
Homeland2011TV SeriesJudge Jeffrey Turner
Curb Your Enthusiasm2007-2011TV SeriesMatt Tessler
Childrens Hospital2011TV SeriesDeath
Smallville2003-2011TV SeriesPerry White
Castle2011TV SeriesVictor Baron
Off the Map2011TV SeriesEd Greenman
Open Books2010TV MovieBert
Sesame Street2010TV SeriesVergil Von Vivaldi
Glory Daze2010TV SeriesStu
Pure Country 2: The Gift2010Peter
Spinal Tap: Back from the Dead2009VideoDavid St. Hubbins
Stonehenge: 'Tis a Magic Place2009ShortDavid St. Hubbins
The Daily Show2000-2009TV SeriesDavid St. Hubbins
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesDavid St. Hubbins
Channel 4 News2007-2009TV SeriesDavid St. Hubbins
Glastonbury 20092009TV SeriesDavid St. Hubbins (as Spinal Tap)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesDavid St. Hubbins
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesDavid St. Hubbins
Whatever Works2009Boris' Friend
The Unit2008TV SeriesDr. Donald Metz
Adventures of Power2008Harlan
Law & Order2000-2008TV SeriesBill Nolan / Elias Grace
The Thick of It2007TV MovieGlen Glahm
CNN Newsroom2007TV SeriesDavid St. Hubbins
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy2007TV SeriesKalgoron
Breakfast2007TV SeriesDavid St. Hubbins
The Grand2007Steve Lavisch
Joshua2007Chester Jenkins
The Year Without a Santa Claus2006TV MovieSnow Miser
The Harry Smith Project Live2006VideoJerry Palter
Help Me Help You2006TV SeriesDr. Howard 'J.' Hubbins
Catscratch2006TV SeriesGroink
For Your Consideration2006Lane Iverson
Relative Strangers2006Ken Hyman
Open Wide: Tooth School Inside2006Video shortDr. Flossman (voice)
Blue Skies2005TV MovieFred
The Producers2005Prison Trustee
Boston Legal2005TV SeriesDwight Biddle
Hopeless Pictures2005TV SeriesMel Wax
Arnie the Doughnut2005ShortNarrator / Arnie the Doughnut (voice)
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law2002-2005TV SeriesEvelyn Spyro Throckmorton
Alias2005TV SeriesDr. Atticus Liddell
Candor City Hospital2005ShortPatient
The Secret Policeman's Ball: The Music Edition2004VideoDavid St. Hubbins
Just for Laughs2003TV SeriesDavid St. Hubbins
Hey Arnold!1999-2003TV SeriesPinkerton / Earthflower / Johnny Stitches
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2003TV SeriesJerry Palter
And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself2003TV MovieWilliam Christy Cabanne
Primetime Glick2001-2003TV SeriesAdrien Van Voorhees
MADtv2003TV SeriesJerry Palter
The View2003TV SeriesJerry Palter
Late Show with David Letterman2000-2003TV SeriesJerry Palter David St. Hubbins
A Mighty Wind2003Jerry Palter
Haunted Lighthouse2003ShortCaptain Van Legge
100 Mile Rule2002Howard
The Burbs2002TV Movie
Auto Focus2002Video Executive
The Guru2002Dwain
The Zeta Project2002TV SeriesDr. Marcus Edmund
Oswald2001-2002TV SeriesMaestro Bingo Bunny / Cousin Louie / Louie
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV MovieDavid St. Hubbins - Performer (as David St. Hubbins)
As Told by Ginger2002TV SeriesBobby Lightfoot
The X-Files1998-2002TV SeriesMorris Fletcher
Teddy Bears' Picnic2002Porterfield 'Porty' Pendleton
Teamo Supremo2002TV SeriesMean Thumb / Lo-Fi
Family Guy2000-2002TV SeriesPengrove Pig / Andy Rooney / Camel Salesman / ...
The Hunchback of Notre Dame II2002VideoSarousch (voice)
Slap Her, She's French!2002Monsieur Duke
Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street2001VideoMr. Bream (clips from episode 'Yes, Mikey, Santa Does Shave') (voice)
The Huntress2000-2001TV SeriesRalph Thorson / Lt. Praeger
Dr. Dolittle 22001Bird (voice)
The Lone Gunmen2001TV SeriesMorris Fletcher
Never Again2001Alex The Transvestite
On Edge2001Award Presenter (uncredited)
Clerks2000-2001TV SeriesProfessor Ram / Creepy Old Guy / Doorman
Strip Mall2001TV SeriesPsycho-Vivor Host
My First Mister2001Bob
Catching Up with Marty DiBergi2000Video shortDavid St. Hubbins
Little Nicky2000Chief of Police
Life's Too Short2000TV SeriesMarek Kohler
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2000TV SeriesDavid St. Hubbins
Beautiful2000Lance DeSalvo
Best in Show2000Stefan Vanderhoof
The Early Show2000TV SeriesDavid St. Hubbins
The List2000TV SeriesDavid St. Hubbins
Batman Beyond2000TV SeriesIan Peek
Masters of Horror and Suspense1999Will Masters
Snowden's Christmas1999TV MovieDrummer (voice)
Legal Aid1999TV MovieNathan Pugh
Mystery, Alaska1999Mr. Walsh
Teaching Mrs. Tingle1999Principal Potter
Boy Meets World1999TV SeriesJedediah Lawrence
The Simpsons1992-1999TV SeriesArthur Fortune Jerry Rude David St. Hubbins
True Crime1999Reverend Shillerman
Tracey Takes On...1996-1999TV SeriesBarrington 'Barry' LeTissier
Providence1999TV SeriesSherman Smith
Kill the Man1999Mr. Livingston
Maggie Winters1998-1999TV SeriesLewis Stickley
The Man Who Counted1998ShortReverend Hooper
Recess1998TV SeriesMr. Bream
Veronica's Closet1998TV SeriesDave Whitby
Animaniacs1993-1998TV SeriesNeivel Nosenest / Jake / Cowboy #1 / ...
Mr. Show with Bob and David1998TV SeriesProfessor Peens
Sugar: The Fall of the West1998Head Of Sex Clinic
With Friends Like These...1998Dr. Maxwell Hersh
Archibald the Rainbow Painter1998J.P. Bigelow
Small Soldiers1998Insaniac Freakenstein (voice)
Final Justice1998TV MovieMerle Hammond
My Generation1998TV SeriesDavid St. Hubbins
The Pass1998Willie L.
The Angry Beavers1998TV SeriesL.G. Algae / Raccoon
Murphy Brown1998TV SeriesDennis Page
LateLine1998TV SeriesDick Obermeyer
Spinal Tap: The Final Tour1998Video shortDavid St. Hubbins
101 Dalmatians: The Series1997-1998TV SeriesJasper Badun
The Closer1998TV SeriesArthur Willhaven
Pinky and the Brain1996-1998TV SeriesMel Aroma / Herbert Schniederlander / Ponytail / ...
Jungle Cubs1996-1998TV SeriesCecil
Zork: Grand Inquisitor1997Video GameDalboz of Gurth, the Dungeon Master (voice)
Casper: A Spirited Beginning1997VideoBill Case
Still Breathing1997New Mark
The Weird Al Show1997TV SeriesMiner

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It Might Get Loud2008Documentary writer: "Big Bottom" - as Michael John McKean
They Can't Help it If They're Cute, They're Just Drawn That Way2007Video short performer: "Hear the Crickets and the Froggies" - uncredited
The Year Without a Santa Claus2006TV Movie performer: "The Snow Miser Song"
Guitar Hero II2006Video Game "TONIGHT I'M GONNA ROCK YOU TONIGHT"
Supernatural2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Producers2005producer: "Goodbye!"
Standing Ovations 22004Video performer: "Sweeney Todd", "Banjo Daddy" / writer: "Banjo Daddy"
McEnroeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV Special writer: "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow"
A Mighty Wind2003writer: "Old Joe's Place", "The Good Book Song", "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow", "Just That Kinda Day", "Fare Away", "Potato's in the Paddy Wagon", "A Mighty Wind", "Never Did No Wanderin'"
Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)2002Documentary performer: "The End of the Tour"
Best in Show2000writer: "Louisiana Nights"
Family Guy2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Waiting for Guffman1996writer: "Covered Wagons, Open-toed Shoes", "A Penny For Your Thoughts", "Nothing Ever Happens In Blaine" uncredited, "Red, White and Blaine Overture" uncredited, "Unknown" uncredited
Mystery Science Theater 30001994-1996TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Saturday Night LiveTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1984 performer - 1 episode, 1994
Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman1993TV Movie performer: "Too Many Nights" / writer: "Too Many Nights"
Beavis and Butt-Head1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Simpsons1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Amnesty International's Big 301991TV Movie writer: "Big Bottom"
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead1991writer: "Gimme Some Money"
Soundgarden: Louder Than Live1990Video writer: "Big Bottom / Earache My Eye" Medley
The Big Picture1989performer: "The Whites of Their Eyes" / writer: "The Whites of Their Eyes"
Light of Day1987performer: "Rude Mood", "Do Wah Diddy Diddy"
Clue1985performer: "For She's a Jolly Good Fellow" - uncredited
David Letterman's Holiday Film Festival1985TV Movie performer: "You Wouldn't Believe Our World", "We Go To Rio", "Bosc, Bosc, Bosc", "We Hide Our Pride"
This Is Spinal Tap1984performer: "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight", "Gimme Some Money", "Big Bottom", "All The Way Home", "Hell Hole", "Cups And Cakes", "Heartbreak Hotel", " Listen To The Flower People", "Rock & Roll Creation", "Heavy Duty", "Stonehenge", "Sex Farm", "Jazz Odyssey", "A Grateful Nation" / writer: "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight", "Gimme Some Money", "Big Bottom", "All The Way Home", "Hell Hole", "Cups And Cakes", " Listen To The Flower People", "Rock & Roll Creation", "Heavy Duty", "Stonehenge
Laverne & ShirleyTV Series performer - 6 episodes, 1977 - 1981 writer - 5 episodes, 1976 - 1981 music - 1 episode, 1976
New American Bandstand 1965TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1979 writer - 1 episode, 1979
America 2-NightTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1978 writer - 1 episode, 1978

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tracey Takes On...1997TV Series 5 episodes
Dream On1992-1996TV Series 4 episodes
Morton & Hayes1991TV Series 1 episode
The Rich Hall Show1987TV Movie
Laverne & Shirley1982TV Series 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Uncomfortably Close with Michael McKean1999-2001TV Series 6 episodes
Waiting for Guffman1996
Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman1993TV Movie
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out1992TV Movie
Spinal Tap: Break Like the Wind - The Videos1992Video short as David St. Hubbins
This Is Spinal Tap1984

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spinal Tap: The Final Tour1998Video short musician
Waiting for Guffman1996composer: lyrics
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out1992TV Movie musician
Spinal Tap: Break Like the Wind - The Videos1992Video short musician
Morton & Hayes1991TV Series composer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live1984TV Series musician - 2 episodes
This Is Spinal Tap1984musician
The Joe Franklin Show1984TV Series musician - 1 episode
The T.V. Show1979TV Movie composer: special musical material / musician

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Huntress2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out1992TV Movie
Spinal Tap: Break Like the Wind - The Videos1992Video short as David St. Hubbins
Morton & Hayes1991TV Series written by - 1 episode
The Big Picture1989screenplay
Saturday Night Live1984TV Series 1 episode
This Is Spinal Tap1984written by
Laverne & Shirley1976-1977TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Economic Love-In1973TV Movie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Uncomfortably Close with Michael McKean1999-2001TV Series producer - 6 episodes
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out1992TV Movie producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Almost Heroes1998project consultant
Laverne & Shirley1976TV Series original consultant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mr. Show with Bob and David: Fantastic Newness1996TV Movie special thanks - as David St. Hubbins
Tunnel Vision1976special thanks - as Michael McKeen

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Comedy Central Canned Ham2000TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Howard Stern Radio Show2000TV SeriesHimself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Rob Reiner2000TV MovieHimself - Roastmaster
Showbiz Today2000TV SeriesHimself
The Martin Short Show2000TV SeriesHimself
The Mark Twain Prize: Jonathan Winters2000TV MovieHimself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Jerry Stiller1999TV MovieHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999TV SeriesHimself
Sin City Spectacular1999TV SeriesHimself
The Whitey Show1999TV MovieHimself - Host Of Original Pilot Episode
Totally Ridiculous1998TV SeriesHimself - Host
1998 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys1998TV MovieHimself - Presenter
HBO First Look1998TV Series documentaryHimself - Voice of Insaniac / Freakenstein
Brit Awards 19981998TV SpecialDavid St. Hubbins - Presenter
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1997TV SeriesHimself
The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Special Award to Rob Reiner
The 18th Annual CableACE Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
VH1 Presents the 70's1996TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Later1996TV SeriesHimself
The Laverne & Shirley Reunion1995TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live1984-1995TV SeriesHimself / announcer / Adam West / ...
The Jon Stewart Show1995TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993-1995TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-1995TV SeriesHimself
Cybermania '94: Ultimate Gamers Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 16th Annual CableACE Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
A '70s Celebration: The Beat Is Back1993TV SpecialHimself
Later with Bob Costas1993TV SeriesHimself
The 14th Annual CableACE Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1990-1993TV SeriesHimself
The Dennis Miller Show1992TV SeriesHimself
ABC in Concert1992TV Series documentaryDavid St. Hubbins
The 6th Annual American Comedy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
The Freddie Mercury Tribute: Concert for AIDS Awareness1992TV Movie documentaryDavid St. Hubbins
An Evening at the Improv1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host
The 13th Annual CableACE Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
The 19th Annual American Music Awards1992TV SpecialDavid St. Hubbins - Presenter
MTV Video Music Awards 19911991TV SpecialDavid St. Hubbins - Presenter
My Talk Show1990TV SeriesHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1990TV SeriesHimself
Just Say Julie1989TV SeriesHimself
David Letterman's Holiday Film Festival1985TV MovieHimself (segment "The Making Of You Wouldn't Believe Our World")
The $10,000 Pyramid1977-1985TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Fridays1981TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host
Chain Reaction1980TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651979TV SeriesLenny
The 6th Annual American Music Awards1979TV SpecialHimself / Lenny
America 2-Night1978TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1978TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1977TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The Merv Griffin Show1977TV SeriesHimself
The Peter Marshall Variety Show1977TV SeriesHimself
The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards1977TV SpecialHimself
The Riddlers1977TV SpecialHimself
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHimself
The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Tomorrow Coast to Coast1975TV SeriesHimself
Economic Love-In1973TV MovieHimself
Emerson: Pictures of an Exhibitionistpost-productionHimself
Food: Fact or Fiction?2015-2017TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
50 Years of Star Trek2016TV MovieHimself
Talking Saul2016TV SeriesHimself
This Week in Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Now2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Creating the First Season2015Video documentary shortHimself
Good Cop, Bad Cop: Becoming Mike2015Video documentary short
In Conversation: Bob Odenkirk and Michael McKean2015Video documentary shortHimself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Entertainment Tonight2004-2015TV SeriesHimself
21 Years: Richard Linklater2014DocumentaryHimself
The Broadway.com Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Jeopardy!1999-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Finalist / Himself - Contestant / ...
Good Day L.A.2010-2013TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2005-2013TV SeriesHimself
Overheard2013TV SeriesHimself
10th Annual TV Land Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Good Morning America1999-2012TV SeriesHimself
It's a Hard Act to Follow2012Video documentaryHimself
The Rosie Show2012TV SeriesHimself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann2009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Reel 13: Shorts2010TV SeriesHimself
Good Day New York2010TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005-2010TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Jeopardy! Winner / Himself
Eyewitness News2010TV SeriesHimself
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - In Audience
The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS2009TV MovieHimself
The Joy Behar Show2009TV SeriesHimself
CBS 2 News This Morning2005-2009TV SeriesHimself
Broadway Beat2006-2009TV SeriesHimself
Unwigged & Unplugged Live Concert DVD: An Evening with Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer2009Video documentaryHimself
WUSA 9 News2009TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast Television2009TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2009TV SeriesHimself
Channel 4 News2004-2009TV SeriesHimself
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America2009TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Actor
TV's All-Time Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special2008TV SpecialHimself
PIX 11 Morning News2004-2008TV SeriesHimself
Fox News2000-2007TV SeriesHimself
KTLA Morning News2004-2007TV SeriesHimself
Live Earth2007TV Special documentaryDavid St. Hubbins
Ricky Gervais Meets... Christopher Guest2006TV Special documentaryHimself Jerry Palter David St. Hubbins ...
London Tonight2006TV SeriesHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
MTV News2006TV SeriesHimself
The Drug Years2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Breakfast with the Arts2006TV SeriesHimself
The 60th Annual Tony Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: The Pajama Game
The Tony Danza Show2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
Theater Talk2006TV SeriesHimself
Hooray for Broadway: A Springtime Celebration2006TV MovieHimself
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Threads of Mythology, Part 22005Video documentary shortHimself
The Barry Z Show2005TV SeriesHimself
TV Land's Top Ten2004-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards2005TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer (segment "Kinsey")
Nitebeat2005TV SeriesHimself
The Aristocrats2005DocumentaryHimself
Working in the Theatre2004TV Series documentaryHimself
McEnroe2004TV SeriesHimself
Standing Ovations 22004VideoHimself - Performer
Broadway on Broadway2004TV MovieHimself - Performer
The Biz2004TV SeriesHimself
49th Annual Drama Desk Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Today2004TV SeriesHimself
Dinner for Five2004TV SeriesHimself
All Access Pass: The TV Land Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Extra2004TV SeriesHimself
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir2004TV SeriesHimself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2004TV SeriesHimself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Original Song
2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards Pre-Show2004TV SpecialHimself
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer (segment "Lost in Translation")
Live from the Academy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Music News2004TV SeriesHimself
Intimate Portrait2001-2003TV Series documentaryHimself / Narrator
Today2003TV SeriesHimself
In Entertainment2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Micallef Tonight2003TV SeriesHimself
The Panel2003TV SeriesHimself
Star CloseUp2003TV SeriesHimself / Adrien Van Voorhees
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Pat Sajak Weekend2003TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2003TV SeriesHimself
CBS News Sunday Morning2003TV Series documentaryHimself
At the IFC Center2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Pyramid2002-2003TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryDavid St. Hubbins
Festival Pass with Chris Gore2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Life & Times2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight Presents: Laverne and Shirley Together Again2002TV MovieHimself / Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski
Saturday Night Live: TV Tales2002TV SpecialHimself
Politically Incorrect1997-2002TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Freud
Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)2002DocumentaryHimself
Nature2001-2002TV Series documentaryNarrator / Himself
Adam Sandler Goes to Hell2001Video documentary shortHimself
Wild Desk Ride2001VideoHimself / panelist
Just for Laughs: Montreal Comedy Festival2001TV Special documentaryDavid St. Hubbins (2001) (2003)
TVography: Laverne & Shirley2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Uncomfortably Close with Michael McKean1999-2001TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Directors1999-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Huntress2001TV SeriesHimself
Rock & Roll Jeopardy!2000TV SeriesHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryDavid St. Hubbins

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Toys is Hell! Interview mit Regisseur Joe Dante2014Video documentary shortInsaniac / Freakenstein (uncredited)
Theater Talk2008-2009TV SeriesArthur / Sam
Imps*2009Fritz #2 (segment "Interrogation")
It Might Get Loud2008DocumentaryDavid St. Hubbins (uncredited)
Broadway Beat2008TV SeriesSam
The Comedy Map of Britain2008TV Series documentaryDavid St. Hubbins
TV Land Confidential2007TV Series documentaryLeonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski
Nature2007TV Series documentaryNarrator
Comedy Club Shoot-Out: Vol. 22006VideoHimself
The 100 Funniest Movies2006TV Mini-SeriesDavid St. Hubbins
VH1's Heavy: The Story of Metal2006TV Movie documentaryDavid St. Hubbins
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Guilty Pleasures: Courtroom Dramas2005Video
The 20th Anniversary Independent Spirit Awards Special2005TV SpecialHimself
Meet Bob Shaye2004Video documentary shortAdult Jack Twiller
TV Guide CloseUp: Behind the Scenes of 'Smallville'2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Spinal Tap Goes to 202004TV Movie documentaryDavid St. Hubbins
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself
Charlie Rose2003TV SeriesJerry Palter
Inside the Actors Studio2003TV SeriesHimself
Short 3: Authority2000VideoHimself (segment "Performance McKean")
100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock2000TV Mini-Series documentaryDavid St. Hubbins
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies2000TV Special documentaryDavid St. Hubbins
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey1999TV SpecialRestaurant Manager (uncredited)
SNL: 25 Years of Music1999TV MovieDavid St.Hubbins
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley1998TV Special documentaryThe Devil (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers1998Video documentaryJohn Tesh - Entertainment Tonight Anchor (uncredited)
The Best of Tracey Takes On...1996TV MovieBarrington 'Barry' LeTissier
The Making of '1941'1996Video documentaryWilly
Saturday Night Live1995TV SeriesPerspecitves Announcer
Beavis and Butt-Head1993TV SeriesDavid St. Hubbins
Late Night with David Letterman1984TV SeriesDavid St. Hubbins

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005Lifetime Achievement AwardNewport International Film Festival, Rhode Island
2004Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest SongA Mighty Wind (2003)· Christopher Guest
· Eugene Levy
2004FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Ensemble CastA Mighty Wind (2003)· Bob Balaban
· Ed Begley Jr.
· Jennifer Coolidge
· Christopher Guest
· Laura Harris
· John Michael Higgins
· Michael Hitchcock
· Linda Kash
· Don Lake
· Eugene Levy
· Jane Lynch
· Michael Mantell
· Larry Miller
· Christopher Moynihan
· Catherine O'Hara
· Jim Piddock
· Parker Posey
· Harry Shearer
· Deborah Theaker
· Fred Willard
2004Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal SongA Mighty Wind (2003)· Annette O'Toole
2004GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaA Mighty Wind (2003)· Christopher Guest
· Eugene Levy
2003Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest MusicA Mighty Wind (2003)· Christopher Guest (songs)
· John Michael Higgins (songs)
· Eugene Levy (songs)
· Catherine O'Hara (songs)
· Annette O'Toole (songs)
· Harry Shearer (songs)
· C.J. Vanston (songs)
2001Video Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest DVD Audio CommentaryThis Is Spinal Tap (1984)· Christopher Guest
· Harry Shearer

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesBetter Call Saul (2015)
2016Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActorBetter Call Saul (2015)
2014BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortBatman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013)· Peter Weller
· Mark Valley
· Michael Emerson
· Ariel Winter
· David Selby
· Yuri Lowenthal
· Michael Jackson
· Maria Canals-Barrera
· Townsend Coleman
· Paget Brewster
· Gary Anthony Williams
· Gwendoline Yeo
· Dee Bradley Baker
· Rob Paulsen
2013BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortBatman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012)· Peter Weller
· Ariel Winter
· David Selby
· Michael Jackson
· Gary Anthony Williams
· Maria Canals-Barrera
· Wade Williams
· Paget Brewster
· Richard Doyle
· Frank Welker
· Rob Paulsen
· Dee Bradley Baker
· Yuri Lowenthal
· Michael Emerson
2013BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Action/DramaThundercats (2011)· Will Friedle
· Matthew Mercer
· Emmanuelle Chriqui
· Kevin Michael Richardson
· Eamon Pirruccello
· Madeleine Hall
· Robin Atkin Downes
· Dee Bradley Baker
· Corey Burton
· Pamela Adlon
· Carlo Rota
· Jim Meskimen
· Larry Kenney
· Fred Tatasciore
2007TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsThe "Who Knew They Could Sing?" Award
2006Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceFor Your Consideration (2006)· Bob Balaban
· Jennifer Coolidge
· Christopher Guest
· John Michael Higgins
· Eugene Levy
· Jane Lynch
· Catherine O'Hara
· Parker Posey
· Harry Shearer
· Fred Willard
2004OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongA Mighty Wind (2003)· Annette O'Toole
2004Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal SongA Mighty Wind (2003)· Eugene Levy
· Christopher Guest
2004Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastA Mighty Wind (2003)· Bob Balaban
· Ed Begley Jr.
· Jennifer Coolidge
· Paul Dooley
· Christopher Guest
· John Michael Higgins
· Michael Hitchcock
· Don Lake
· Eugene Levy
· Jane Lynch
· Larry Miller
· Christopher Moynihan
· Catherine O'Hara
· Parker Posey
· Harry Shearer
· Fred Willard
2004OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original SongA Mighty Wind (2003)· Annette O'Toole (music, lyrics, and performed by)
· Eugene Levy (performed by)
2004PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingA Mighty Wind (2003)· Bob Balaban
· Ed Begley Jr.
· Jennifer Coolidge
· Christopher Guest
· Laura Harris
· John Michael Higgins
· Michael Hitchcock
· Linda Kash
· Don Lake
· Eugene Levy
· Jane Lynch
· Michael Mantell
· Larry Miller
· Christopher Moynihan
· Catherine O'Hara
· Jim Piddock
· Parker Posey
· Harry Shearer
· Deborah Theaker
· Fred Willard
2004Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Original SongA Mighty Wind (2003)· Annette O'Toole
2003DVD Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Animated Character PerformanceThe Hunchback of Notre Dame II (2002)· Ritsuko Notani (lead character design)
1996CableACECableACE AwardsActor in a Comedy SeriesDream On (1990)
1994CableACECableACE AwardsActor in a Comedy SeriesDream On (1990)
1993CableACECableACE AwardsActor in a Comedy SeriesSessions (1991)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest MusicA Mighty Wind (2003)· Catherine O'Hara
· Annette O'Toole
· Christopher Guest
· Harry Shearer
· C.J. Vanston
· Eugene Levy
· John Michael Higgins


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#Fact
1With wife Annette O'Toole writing a new musical for the big screen. [July 2004]
2Was interviewed as David St. Hubbins for a BBC Radio 2 documentary about Spinal Tap to air on June 20th. [June 2009]
3Due to the recent Broadway stagehands strike, he played the role of Sam in the first preview performance of the Broadway revival of Harold Pinter's "The Homecoming" on December 4th. The play's new opening night is December 16th. It will still close on April 13, 2008. [December 2007]
4Currently appearing in the role of the "Stage Manager" in Barrow Street Theater's revival of "Our Town" in New York City. [June 2010]
5The final concert of the "Unwigged & Unplugged" tour was videotaped in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 31st. [June 2009]
6Spotted alone, tan and fit, enjoying Hood River, Oregon, laptop and phone fully engaged. [August 2010]
7Getting ready to head to New York to play the role of Sam in the upcoming Broadway revival of Harold Pinter's "The Homecoming" at the Cort Theatre. Rehearsals start in October. The production begins preview performances on November 23. The play opens on December 13. It closes April 13 of 2008. [October 2007]
8He's finishing up his role as Harry in "Love Song." The play will close on February 17 due to the theater getting another booking. [January 2007]
9Will be reprising his role as Arthur in "Superior Donuts" on Broadway this fall after doing a workshop for the play in Chicago. [May 2009]
10Is getting ready to host the annual National Corporate Theatre Fund's Chairman's Awards Gala in New York on April 14, 2008. This year's honorees are Angela Lansbury, Bank Of America and The Actors Theatre Of Louisville's Humana Festival. The gala raises money for non-profit theaters. McKean is no stranger to hosting theatrical events. He did The 20th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theater in April of 2006. [February 2008]
11Along with real life wife Annette O'Toole, they will return to the hit series Smallville (2001). She will resume her role as Clark's mom, Martha Kent. Michael will resume his role as Perry White. This time as editor & chief of "The Daily Planet." [May 2010]
12After the "Unwigged & Unplugged" acoustic tour this spring, he will be playing some music festivals as part of Spinal Tap this summer. Is headed to New York to do a new project in August. Is one of 75 comedians to be included in "Satiristas," a new book to be published in October. Paul Provenza put the book together. [March 2009]
13Will be doing one more week of "Superior Donuts" at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre. The show will now close on August 24. [July 2008]
14Is getting ready to play Arthur, the owner of a rundown donut shop located in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood, in "Superior Donuts," the new play by Tracy Letts of "August Osage County" fame. The production will run June 19 through August 17 at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre. [April 2008]
15He's playing the role of "Harry" in the European premiere of John Kolvenbach's "Love Song", at the New Ambassadors Theatre in London's West End. The romantic comedy closes March 3rd. [December 2006]
16Recently, he shot a comedy pilot for CBS that stars Laura Benanti. [May 2010]
17Hosted this year's edition of "Broadway On Broadway" in Times Square on September 13th. The free concert features performances from Broadway musicals. McKean participated in the event before as well as in the annual "Stars In The Alley." [September 2009]
18Is about come out with two new Spinal Tap projects this spring: recordings of new material and a series of acoustic dates. Both projects will be with Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest. [February 2009]
19He is currently working in an original play entitled "A Second Hand Memory" by Woody Allen at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York. [October 2004]
20Did a TV role in Off the Map (2011) in Hawaii. Is about to start rehearsals for a new Randy Newman musical. [September 2010]
21He is starring as Hines in the hit Broadway revival of "The Pajama Game." It closes on June 17. [February 2006]
22Starring in "Hairspray" on Broadway through October 2004. [June 2004]
23Michael McKean played the role of "Perry White" on a Saturday Night Live (1975) skit, entitled "Where's Superman", on the March 18, 1995 episode featuring host Paul Reiser. Over 8 years later, McKean would play the same character of "Perry White" on the TV series, Smallville (2001). In both depictions of "Perry White", McKean shouts the expression, "Great Caesar's ghost!".
24Was hospitalized with a broken leg on May 22, 2012 in New York, after being hit by a car as he was walking. Resumed his stage career after recovery with a stint in an Off-Broadway play directed by Bob Balaban.
25Resembles actor Leon Rippy.
26He has made guest appearances on three different series featuring Clark Kent (Superman) as a regular character: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993), Smallville (2001) and Justice League (2001).
27Stepfather of Nell Geisslinger and Anna Geisslinger.
28December 28, 2009: Rang the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange with his fellow "Superior Donuts" cast members.
29He and his fellow cast members from the recent Broadway revival of "The Homecoming" were honored with an Outstanding Ensemble Award at the Drama Desk Awards held in New York on May 18, 2008.
30Is a member of the Actors Branch of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He was a presenter at the 29th Student Academy Awards on June 9, 2002.
31Olympia Dukakis was his acting teacher at New York University. Learned improvisation from Omar Shapli. The improvisation class played some dates as a comedy group called Section 10.
32Turned down a regular role on Married with Children (1987) because he felt the show wouldn't be a hit with him in it. Passed on the recurring character of "Dean Cyrus O'Dell" of Hearst College on Veronica Mars (2004), also. He decided to do the West End production of "Love Song" by John Kolvenbach, instead.
33Became an honorary member of the Friars Club in 2000. Has participated in events involving Rob Reiner, Jerry Lewis, Pat Cooper and Jerry Stiller.
34Is a relative of Thomas McKean, one of the signers of the Declaration Of Independence.
35Along with Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Patrick Cassidy, George Murdock, Rob LaBelle and Richard Gant, he is one of only seven actors to appear in both Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) and Smallville (2001).
36Began his career in Pittsburgh while a student at Carnegie Mellon University. David L. Lander was a fellow student at CMU and their partnership grew after graduation as part of the comedy group The Credibility Gap with comedian Harry Shearer in Los Angeles. McKean and Lander's breakthrough came in 1976 when they were cast as Lenny and Squiggy on Laverne & Shirley (1976). The twosome were hired as apprentice writers and day players.
37He decided to become an actor after seeing British actor and comedian Stanley Holloway performing in a one-man show titled "Laughs and Other Events" in New York.
38He began playing the guitar at the age of 14. He plays the piano and the harmonica also.
39Gilbert and Ruth McKean, his parents, hailed from Louisiana. Gilbert was a recording executive for RCA and Columbia. Also he helped found Decca Records. Ruth was a clerk who worked at a school library. The couple, along with Michael's grandmother, attended Louisiana Tech University. He has an older sister. He had a younger brother also.
40Son Fletcher attended and graduated from Agoura High School.
41Has co-starred with wife Annette O'Toole as a married couple in at least two TV shows: Boy Meets World (1993) and Law & Order (1990).
42Attended North Shore High School in Glen Head, New York
43Wrote the song "Potato's In The Patty Wagon" with Annette O'Toole, his wife, while commuting back and forth from the United States to Canada, where Smallville (2001) was being filmed. O'Toole played Martha Kent, Superman's mother, in the series for six seasons. There was ample time to write due to the long checks at the border as this was a few days after September 11th, 2001. The couple first performed the song at a Christmas party that was hosted by Martin Short.
44Annette O'Toole and he were one of three husband/wife teams nominated for an Oscar for the 2003-2004 season. The others were Peter Jackson and his wife Fran Walsh and Shari Springer Berman and her husband Robert Pulcini.
45Performed as the comedy group The Credibility Gap with Richard Beebe, David L. Lander and Harry Shearer (among others) in the 1960s and 1970s, best known for their rock band version of the classic Bud Abbott/Lou Costello routine "Who's on First?".
46The song "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow," performed by Mitch & Mickey in A Mighty Wind (2003), was written by McKean and his wife, Annette O'Toole, as a love song to each other after the movie was conceived. Christopher Guest asked McKean and O'Toole to write the duet. He almost turned it down after the McKeans performed it. Jamie Lee Curtis convinced her husband (Guest) to use it in the film.
47Dan Aykroyd and McKean are the only ones to have appeared as musical guests, hosts and regulars on Saturday Night Live (1975).
48At age 46, was the oldest man to join the cast of Saturday Night Live (1975).
49Engaged to Annette O'Toole in 1998.
50Children: Fletcher McKean and Colin McKean (born to Susan Russell).
51Did celebrity impersonations of Robert Evans, Gary Busey, Howard Stern and Bill Clinton on Saturday Night Live (1975).

#Quote
1[on why he was offered Saturday Night Live at age 46] Phil Hartman had just left the show and they needed somebody to play David Spade's dad.
2If 'Harry Shearer' hates you, don't feel special.
3[describing how he and wife Annette O'Toole go about writing a song's music and lyrics] When we've done it - and this sounds like I'm talking about sex, doesn't it? - we've done it every way you can.

#Trademark
1Lenny Kosnowski's "Lone Wolf" jacket on Laverne & Shirley (1976)

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