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Michael John McKean net worth:
$4.5 Million

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Michael McKean Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

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 Attached 1997 Elliot Lewis
Nothing to Lose 1997 Phillip "P.B" Barrow
Johnny Bravo 1997 TV Series King Raymond Rupert Rhino
Saturday Night Live 1984-1997 TV Series Various / Announcer / Richard Gephardt / ...
That Darn Cat 1997 Peter Randall
Road Rovers 1997 TV Series Dr. Jeffrey Otitus
Heaven Will Wait 1997 TV Movie Harvey Baines
Jack 1996 Paulie
Caroline in the City 1996 TV Series Father Damian
Edie & Pen 1996 Rick
Star Trek: Voyager 1996 TV Series The Clown
Dream On 1991-1996 TV Series Gibby Fiske
The Sunshine Boys 1996 TV Movie Scott Grogan
Secret Service Guy 1996 TV Series Frank McClellan
Friends 1995 TV Series Mr. Rastatter
The Pompatus of Love 1995 Sitcom Star
The Nanny 1995 TV Series Professor Noel Babcock PhD
Across the Moon 1995 Frank
The Brady Bunch Movie 1995 Mr. Larry Dittmeyer
Radioland Murders 1994 Rick Rochester
Dinosaurs 1992-1994 TV Series Les / Inspector / Hank / ...
Airheads 1994 Milo Jackson
MacShayne: The Final Roll of the Dice 1994 TV Movie Ozzie Evans
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man 1994 TV Series Bob Hiney
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1994 TV Series Dr. Fabian Leek
Getting By 1994 TV Series Dirk Clearfield
Family Album 1993 TV Series Mr. Gordon
Coneheads 1993 Gorman Seedling, INS Deputy Commissioner
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out 1992 TV Movie David St. Hubbins (Spinal Tap) / Jerry Palter (The Folksmen)
Spinal Tap: Break Like the Wind - The Videos 1992 Video short David St. Hubbins (as David St. Hubbins)
The Arsenio Hall Show 1992 TV Series David St. Hubbins
Halloween Jam at Universal Studios 1992 TV Movie David St. Hubbins
A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica 1992 Video documentary David St. Hubbins
Man Trouble 1992 Eddy Revere
American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special 1992 TV Movie David St. Hubbins - Member of Spinal Tap (uncredited)
Fox News 1992 TV Series David St. Hubbins
Tonight with Jonathan Ross 1992 TV Series David St. Hubbins
Good Morning America 1992 TV Series David St. Hubbins
Headbangers Ball 1992 TV Series David St. Hubbins - Host
Late Night with David Letterman 1992 TV Series David St. Hubbins
Rockline on MTV 1992 TV Series David St. Hubbins
Memoirs of an Invisible Man 1992 George Talbot
Amnesty International's Big 30 1991 TV Movie David St. Hubbins
Sessions 1991 TV Mini-Series Dan Carver
MTV News: The Week in Rock 1991 TV Series David St. Hubbins
True Identity 1991 Harvey Cooper
Morton & Hayes 1991 TV Series Dr. Mummenschvantz
Murder in High Places 1991 TV Movie Pettibone
Murder, She Wrote 1990 TV Series Ross McKay
Empty Nest 1990 TV Series Dennis
Book of Love 1990 Adult Jack Twiller
The American Film Institute Presents: TV or Not TV? 1990 TV Movie Principal Ford (segment "Peak A Boo")
Grand 1990 TV Series Tom Smithson
Flashback 1990 Hal
Hider in the House 1989 Phil Dreyer
The Big Picture 1989 Emmet Sumner
Portrait of a White Marriage 1988 Reverend Prufrock
Earth Girls Are Easy 1988 Woody
Short Circuit 2 1988 Fred Ritter
A Father's Homecoming 1988 TV Movie Michael Fields
Planes, Trains & Automobiles 1987 State Trooper
Daniel and the Towers 1987 TV Movie Wexler Hatch
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1987 TV Series Jason Starr / Warren Starbinder
Light of Day 1987 Bu Montgomery
The History of White People in America: Volume II 1986 TV Movie Rev. Prufrock
Tall Tales & Legends 1986 TV Series Mr. Wallace / Mac Macintosh
Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986 Leslie (uncredited)
Classified Love 1986 TV Movie Pete Newly
George Burns Comedy Week 1985 TV Series Joey
Clue 1985 Mr. Green
D.A.R.Y.L. 1985 Andy Richardson
The Bounder 1984 TV Movie Howard Bender
This Is Spinal Tap 1984 David St. Hubbins
The Joe Franklin Show 1984 TV Series David St. Hubbins
Young Doctors in Love 1982 Dr. Simon August
Likely Stories, Vol. 1 1981 TV Movie
Goodtime Girls 1980 TV Series Joey
Used Cars 1980 Eddie Winslow
1941 1979 Willy
The T.V. Show 1979 TV Movie Various Characters
Happy Days 1979 TV Series Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski
More Than Friends 1978 TV Movie Terry Christopher
Cracking Up 1977 Various Characters (as The Credibility Gap)
Better Call Saul 2015-2017 TV Series Chuck McGill
Drunk History 2015-2016 TV Series Arthur Jell / Carl Laemmle
SpongeBob SquarePants 2012-2016 TV Series Lonnie / Captain Frosty Mug
Comedy Bang! Bang! 2015 TV Series Zeus
The Meddler 2015 Mark
The 7D 2014 TV Series Uncle Humidor Uncle Hamidor
10 Rules for Sleeping Around 2013 Jeffrey Fields
Family Tree 2013 TV Series Keith Chadwick
American Dad! 2013 TV Series Emperor Zing
Happy Endings 2012-2013 TV Series Big Dave
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 2013 Video Dr. Bartholomew Wolper (voice)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 2012 Video Dr. Bartholomew Wolper (voice)
Thundercats 2012 TV Series Vultaire
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2012 TV Series Fred Sandow
The Words 2012 Nelson Wylie
Glenn Martin DDS 2011 TV Series Eye-Hawk / Sarge
Homeland 2011 TV Series Judge Jeffrey Turner
Curb Your Enthusiasm 2007-2011 TV Series Matt Tessler
Childrens Hospital 2011 TV Series Death
Smallville 2003-2011 TV Series Perry White
Castle 2011 TV Series Victor Baron
Off the Map 2011 TV Series Ed Greenman
Open Books 2010 TV Movie Bert
Sesame Street 2010 TV Series Vergil Von Vivaldi
Glory Daze 2010 TV Series Stu
Pure Country 2: The Gift 2010 Peter
Spinal Tap: Back from the Dead 2009 Video David St. Hubbins
Stonehenge: 'Tis a Magic Place 2009 Short David St. Hubbins
The Daily Show 2000-2009 TV Series David St. Hubbins
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009 TV Series David St. Hubbins
Channel 4 News 2007-2009 TV Series David St. Hubbins
Glastonbury 2009 2009 TV Series David St. Hubbins (as Spinal Tap)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series David St. Hubbins
Entertainment Tonight 2009 TV Series David St. Hubbins
Whatever Works 2009 Boris' Friend
The Unit 2008 TV Series Dr. Donald Metz
Adventures of Power 2008 Harlan
Law & Order 2000-2008 TV Series Bill Nolan / Elias Grace
The Thick of It 2007 TV Movie Glen Glahm
CNN Newsroom 2007 TV Series David St. Hubbins
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy 2007 TV Series Kalgoron
Breakfast 2007 TV Series David St. Hubbins
The Grand 2007 Steve Lavisch
Joshua 2007 Chester Jenkins
The Year Without a Santa Claus 2006 TV Movie Snow Miser
The Harry Smith Project Live 2006 Video Jerry Palter
Help Me Help You 2006 TV Series Dr. Howard 'J.' Hubbins
Catscratch 2006 TV Series Groink
For Your Consideration 2006 Lane Iverson
Relative Strangers 2006 Ken Hyman
Open Wide: Tooth School Inside 2006 Video short Dr. Flossman (voice)
Blue Skies 2005 TV Movie Fred
The Producers 2005 Prison Trustee
Boston Legal 2005 TV Series Dwight Biddle
Hopeless Pictures 2005 TV Series Mel Wax
Arnie the Doughnut 2005 Short Narrator / Arnie the Doughnut (voice)
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law 2002-2005 TV Series Evelyn Spyro Throckmorton
Alias 2005 TV Series Dr. Atticus Liddell
Candor City Hospital 2005 Short Patient
The Secret Policeman's Ball: The Music Edition 2004 Video David St. Hubbins
Just for Laughs 2003 TV Series David St. Hubbins
Hey Arnold! 1999-2003 TV Series Pinkerton / Earthflower / Johnny Stitches
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2003 TV Series Jerry Palter
And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself 2003 TV Movie William Christy Cabanne
Primetime Glick 2001-2003 TV Series Adrien Van Voorhees
MADtv 2003 TV Series Jerry Palter
The View 2003 TV Series Jerry Palter
Late Show with David Letterman 2000-2003 TV Series Jerry Palter David St. Hubbins
A Mighty Wind 2003 Jerry Palter
Haunted Lighthouse 2003 Short Captain Van Legge
100 Mile Rule 2002 Howard
The Burbs 2002 TV Movie
Auto Focus 2002 Video Executive
The Guru 2002 Dwain
The Zeta Project 2002 TV Series Dr. Marcus Edmund
Oswald 2001-2002 TV Series Maestro Bingo Bunny / Cousin Louie / Louie
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2002 TV Movie David St. Hubbins - Performer (as David St. Hubbins)
As Told by Ginger 2002 TV Series Bobby Lightfoot
The X-Files 1998-2002 TV Series Morris Fletcher
Teddy Bears' Picnic 2002 Porterfield 'Porty' Pendleton
Teamo Supremo 2002 TV Series Mean Thumb / Lo-Fi
Family Guy 2000-2002 TV Series Pengrove Pig / Andy Rooney / Camel Salesman / ...
The Hunchback of Notre Dame II 2002 Video Sarousch (voice)
Slap Her, She's French! 2002 Monsieur Duke
Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street 2001 Video Mr. Bream (clips from episode 'Yes, Mikey, Santa Does Shave') (voice)
The Huntress 2000-2001 TV Series Ralph Thorson / Lt. Praeger
Dr. Dolittle 2 2001 Bird (voice)
The Lone Gunmen 2001 TV Series Morris Fletcher
Never Again 2001 Alex The Transvestite
On Edge 2001 Award Presenter (uncredited)
Clerks 2000-2001 TV Series Professor Ram / Creepy Old Guy / Doorman
Strip Mall 2001 TV Series Psycho-Vivor Host
My First Mister 2001 Bob
Catching Up with Marty DiBergi 2000 Video short David St. Hubbins
Little Nicky 2000 Chief of Police
Life's Too Short 2000 TV Series Marek Kohler
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2000 TV Series David St. Hubbins
Beautiful 2000 Lance DeSalvo
Best in Show 2000 Stefan Vanderhoof
The Early Show 2000 TV Series David St. Hubbins
The List 2000 TV Series David St. Hubbins
Batman Beyond 2000 TV Series Ian Peek
Masters of Horror and Suspense 1999 Will Masters
Snowden's Christmas 1999 TV Movie Drummer (voice)
Legal Aid 1999 TV Movie Nathan Pugh
Mystery, Alaska 1999 Mr. Walsh
Teaching Mrs. Tingle 1999 Principal Potter
Boy Meets World 1999 TV Series Jedediah Lawrence
The Simpsons 1992-1999 TV Series Arthur Fortune Jerry Rude David St. Hubbins
True Crime 1999 Reverend Shillerman
Tracey Takes On... 1996-1999 TV Series Barrington 'Barry' LeTissier
Providence 1999 TV Series Sherman Smith
Kill the Man 1999 Mr. Livingston
Maggie Winters 1998-1999 TV Series Lewis Stickley
The Man Who Counted 1998 Short Reverend Hooper
Recess 1998 TV Series Mr. Bream
Veronica's Closet 1998 TV Series Dave Whitby
Animaniacs 1993-1998 TV Series Neivel Nosenest / Jake / Cowboy #1 / ...
Mr. Show with Bob and David 1998 TV Series Professor Peens
Sugar: The Fall of the West 1998 Head Of Sex Clinic
With Friends Like These... 1998 Dr. Maxwell Hersh
Archibald the Rainbow Painter 1998 J.P. Bigelow
Small Soldiers 1998 Insaniac Freakenstein (voice)
Final Justice 1998 TV Movie Merle Hammond
My Generation 1998 TV Series David St. Hubbins
The Pass 1998 Willie L.
The Angry Beavers 1998 TV Series L.G. Algae / Raccoon
Murphy Brown 1998 TV Series Dennis Page
LateLine 1998 TV Series Dick Obermeyer
Spinal Tap: The Final Tour 1998 Video short David St. Hubbins
101 Dalmatians: The Series 1997-1998 TV Series Jasper Badun
The Closer 1998 TV Series Arthur Willhaven
Pinky and the Brain 1996-1998 TV Series Mel Aroma / Herbert Schniederlander / Ponytail / ...
Jungle Cubs 1996-1998 TV Series Cecil
Zork: Grand Inquisitor 1997 Video Game Dalboz of Gurth, the Dungeon Master (voice)
Casper: A Spirited Beginning 1997 Video Bill Case
Still Breathing 1997 New Mark
The Weird Al Show 1997 TV Series Miner

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It Might Get Loud 2008 Documentary writer: "Big Bottom" - as Michael John McKean
They Can't Help it If They're Cute, They're Just Drawn That Way 2007 Video short performer: "Hear the Crickets and the Froggies" - uncredited
The Year Without a Santa Claus 2006 TV Movie performer: "The Snow Miser Song"
Guitar Hero II 2006 Video Game "TONIGHT I'M GONNA ROCK YOU TONIGHT"
Supernatural 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Producers 2005 producer: "Goodbye!"
Standing Ovations 2 2004 Video performer: "Sweeney Todd", "Banjo Daddy" / writer: "Banjo Daddy"
McEnroe TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2004 TV Special writer: "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow"
A Mighty Wind 2003 writer: "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) 2002 Documentary performer: "The End of the Tour"
Best in Show 2000 writer: "Louisiana Nights"
Family Guy 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Waiting for Guffman 1996 writer: "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 3000 1994-1996 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Saturday Night Live TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1984 performer - 1 episode, 1994
Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman 1993 TV Movie performer: "Too Many Nights" / writer: "Too Many Nights"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Simpsons 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Amnesty International's Big 30 1991 TV Movie writer: "Big Bottom"
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead 1991 writer: "Gimme Some Money"
Soundgarden: Louder Than Live 1990 Video writer: "Big Bottom / Earache My Eye" Medley
The Big Picture 1989 performer: "The Whites of Their Eyes" / writer: "The Whites of Their Eyes"
Light of Day 1987 performer: "Rude Mood", "Do Wah Diddy Diddy"
Clue 1985 performer: "For She's a Jolly Good Fellow" - uncredited
David Letterman's Holiday Film Festival 1985 TV Movie performer: "You Wouldn't Believe Our World", "We Go To Rio", "Bosc, Bosc, Bosc", "We Hide Our Pride"
This Is Spinal Tap 1984 performer: "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 & Shirley TV Series performer - 6 episodes, 1977 - 1981 writer - 5 episodes, 1976 - 1981 music - 1 episode, 1976
New American Bandstand 1965 TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1979 writer - 1 episode, 1979
America 2-Night TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1978 writer - 1 episode, 1978

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tracey Takes On... 1997 TV Series 5 episodes
Dream On 1992-1996 TV Series 4 episodes
Morton & Hayes 1991 TV Series 1 episode
The Rich Hall Show 1987 TV Movie
Laverne & Shirley 1982 TV Series 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Uncomfortably Close with Michael McKean 1999-2001 TV Series 6 episodes
Waiting for Guffman 1996
Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman 1993 TV Movie
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out 1992 TV Movie
Spinal Tap: Break Like the Wind - The Videos 1992 Video short as David St. Hubbins
This Is Spinal Tap 1984

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spinal Tap: The Final Tour 1998 Video short musician
Waiting for Guffman 1996 composer: lyrics
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out 1992 TV Movie musician
Spinal Tap: Break Like the Wind - The Videos 1992 Video short musician
Morton & Hayes 1991 TV Series composer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live 1984 TV Series musician - 2 episodes
This Is Spinal Tap 1984 musician
The Joe Franklin Show 1984 TV Series musician - 1 episode
The T.V. Show 1979 TV Movie composer: special musical material / musician

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Huntress 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out 1992 TV Movie
Spinal Tap: Break Like the Wind - The Videos 1992 Video short as David St. Hubbins
Morton & Hayes 1991 TV Series written by - 1 episode
The Big Picture 1989 screenplay
Saturday Night Live 1984 TV Series 1 episode
This Is Spinal Tap 1984 written by
Laverne & Shirley 1976-1977 TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Economic Love-In 1973 TV Movie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Uncomfortably Close with Michael McKean 1999-2001 TV Series producer - 6 episodes
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out 1992 TV Movie producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Almost Heroes 1998 project consultant
Laverne & Shirley 1976 TV Series original consultant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mr. Show with Bob and David: Fantastic Newness 1996 TV Movie special thanks - as David St. Hubbins
Tunnel Vision 1976 special thanks - as Michael McKeen

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Comedy Central Canned Ham 2000 TV Series Himself - Host
The Howard Stern Radio Show 2000 TV Series Himself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Rob Reiner 2000 TV Movie Himself - Roastmaster
Showbiz Today 2000 TV Series Himself
The Martin Short Show 2000 TV Series Himself
The Mark Twain Prize: Jonathan Winters 2000 TV Movie Himself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Jerry Stiller 1999 TV Movie Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1999 TV Series Himself
Sin City Spectacular 1999 TV Series Himself
The Whitey Show 1999 TV Movie Himself - Host Of Original Pilot Episode
Totally Ridiculous 1998 TV Series Himself - Host
1998 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys 1998 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
HBO First Look 1998 TV Series documentary Himself - Voice of Insaniac / Freakenstein
Brit Awards 1998 1998 TV Special David St. Hubbins - Presenter
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1997 TV Series Himself
The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Special Award to Rob Reiner
The 18th Annual CableACE Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Presenter
VH1 Presents the 70's 1996 TV Mini-Series Himself
Later 1996 TV Series Himself
The Laverne & Shirley Reunion 1995 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live 1984-1995 TV Series Himself / announcer / Adam West / ...
The Jon Stewart Show 1995 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993-1995 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-1995 TV Series Himself
Cybermania '94: Ultimate Gamers Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 16th Annual CableACE Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Presenter
A '70s Celebration: The Beat Is Back 1993 TV Special Himself
Later with Bob Costas 1993 TV Series Himself
The 14th Annual CableACE Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1990-1993 TV Series Himself
The Dennis Miller Show 1992 TV Series Himself
ABC in Concert 1992 TV Series documentary David St. Hubbins
The 6th Annual American Comedy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself
The Freddie Mercury Tribute: Concert for AIDS Awareness 1992 TV Movie documentary David St. Hubbins
An Evening at the Improv 1992 TV Series Himself - Guest Host
The 13th Annual CableACE Awards 1992 TV Special Himself
The 19th Annual American Music Awards 1992 TV Special David St. Hubbins - Presenter
MTV Video Music Awards 1991 1991 TV Special David St. Hubbins - Presenter
My Talk Show 1990 TV Series Himself
The Pat Sajak Show 1990 TV Series Himself
Just Say Julie 1989 TV Series Himself
David Letterman's Holiday Film Festival 1985 TV Movie Himself (segment "The Making Of You Wouldn't Believe Our World")
The $10,000 Pyramid 1977-1985 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
Fridays 1981 TV Series Himself - Co-Host
Chain Reaction 1980 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1979 TV Series Lenny
The 6th Annual American Music Awards 1979 TV Special Himself / Lenny
America 2-Night 1978 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1978 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1977 TV Series Himself - Actor
The Merv Griffin Show 1977 TV Series Himself
The Peter Marshall Variety Show 1977 TV Series Himself
The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1977 TV Special Himself
The Riddlers 1977 TV Special Himself
Dinah! 1976 TV Series Himself
The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1976 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Tomorrow Coast to Coast 1975 TV Series Himself
Economic Love-In 1973 TV Movie Himself
Emerson: Pictures of an Exhibitionist post-production Himself
Food: Fact or Fiction? 2015-2017 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
50 Years of Star Trek 2016 TV Movie Himself
Talking Saul 2016 TV Series Himself
This Week in Hollywood 2016 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series Himself
Larry King Now 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Creating the First Season 2015 Video documentary short Himself
Good Cop, Bad Cop: Becoming Mike 2015 Video documentary short
In Conversation: Bob Odenkirk and Michael McKean 2015 Video documentary short Himself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore 2015 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Entertainment Tonight 2004-2015 TV Series Himself
21 Years: Richard Linklater 2014 Documentary Himself
The Broadway.com Show 2014 TV Series Himself
Jeopardy! 1999-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Finalist / Himself - Contestant / ...
Good Day L.A. 2010-2013 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2005-2013 TV Series Himself
Overheard 2013 TV Series Himself
10th Annual TV Land Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Good Morning America 1999-2012 TV Series Himself
It's a Hard Act to Follow 2012 Video documentary Himself
The Rosie Show 2012 TV Series Himself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show 2011 TV Series Himself
Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann 2009-2011 TV Series Himself
Reel 13: Shorts 2010 TV Series Himself
Good Day New York 2010 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2005-2010 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Jeopardy! Winner / Himself
Eyewitness News 2010 TV Series Himself
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - In Audience
The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS 2009 TV Movie Himself
The Joy Behar Show 2009 TV Series Himself
CBS 2 News This Morning 2005-2009 TV Series Himself
Broadway Beat 2006-2009 TV Series Himself
Unwigged & Unplugged Live Concert DVD: An Evening with Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer 2009 Video documentary Himself
WUSA 9 News 2009 TV Series Himself
Breakfast Television 2009 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2009 TV Series Himself
Channel 4 News 2004-2009 TV Series Himself
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America 2009 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Actor
TV's All-Time Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special 2008 TV Special Himself
PIX 11 Morning News 2004-2008 TV Series Himself
Fox News 2000-2007 TV Series Himself
KTLA Morning News 2004-2007 TV Series Himself
Live Earth 2007 TV Special documentary David St. Hubbins
Ricky Gervais Meets... Christopher Guest 2006 TV Special documentary Himself Jerry Palter David St. Hubbins ...
London Tonight 2006 TV Series Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
MTV News 2006 TV Series Himself
The Drug Years 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Breakfast with the Arts 2006 TV Series Himself
The 60th Annual Tony Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Presenter: The Pajama Game
The Tony Danza Show 2004-2006 TV Series Himself
Theater Talk 2006 TV Series Himself
Hooray for Broadway: A Springtime Celebration 2006 TV Movie Himself
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Threads of Mythology, Part 2 2005 Video documentary short Himself
The Barry Z Show 2005 TV Series Himself
TV Land's Top Ten 2004-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards 2005 TV Special documentary Himself - Performer (segment "Kinsey")
Nitebeat 2005 TV Series Himself
The Aristocrats 2005 Documentary Himself
Working in the Theatre 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
McEnroe 2004 TV Series Himself
Standing Ovations 2 2004 Video Himself - Performer
Broadway on Broadway 2004 TV Movie Himself - Performer
The Biz 2004 TV Series Himself
49th Annual Drama Desk Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Today 2004 TV Series Himself
Dinner for Five 2004 TV Series Himself
All Access Pass: The TV Land Awards 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Extra 2004 TV Series Himself
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir 2004 TV Series Himself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2004 TV Series Himself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Original Song
2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards Pre-Show 2004 TV Special Himself
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer (segment "Lost in Translation")
Live from the Academy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Music News 2004 TV Series Himself
Intimate Portrait 2001-2003 TV Series documentary Himself / Narrator
Today 2003 TV Series Himself
In Entertainment 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Micallef Tonight 2003 TV Series Himself
The Panel 2003 TV Series Himself
Star CloseUp 2003 TV Series Himself / Adrien Van Voorhees
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
Pat Sajak Weekend 2003 TV Series Himself
Fox and Friends 2003 TV Series Himself
CBS News Sunday Morning 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
At the IFC Center 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Pyramid 2002-2003 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
I Love the '80s 2002 TV Series documentary David St. Hubbins
Festival Pass with Chris Gore 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Life & Times 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight Presents: Laverne and Shirley Together Again 2002 TV Movie Himself / Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski
Saturday Night Live: TV Tales 2002 TV Special Himself
Politically Incorrect 1997-2002 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest / Freud
Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) 2002 Documentary Himself
Nature 2001-2002 TV Series documentary Narrator / Himself
Adam Sandler Goes to Hell 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Wild Desk Ride 2001 Video Himself / panelist
Just for Laughs: Montreal Comedy Festival 2001 TV Special documentary David St. Hubbins (2001) (2003)
TVography: Laverne & Shirley 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Uncomfortably Close with Michael McKean 1999-2001 TV Series Himself - Host
The Directors 1999-2001 TV Series documentary Himself
The Huntress 2001 TV Series Himself
Rock & Roll Jeopardy! 2000 TV Series Himself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2000 TV Series documentary David St. Hubbins

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
Toys is Hell! Interview mit Regisseur Joe Dante 2014 Video documentary short Insaniac / Freakenstein (uncredited)
Theater Talk 2008-2009 TV Series Arthur / Sam
Imps* 2009 Fritz #2 (segment "Interrogation")
It Might Get Loud 2008 Documentary David St. Hubbins (uncredited)
Broadway Beat 2008 TV Series Sam
The Comedy Map of Britain 2008 TV Series documentary David St. Hubbins
TV Land Confidential 2007 TV Series documentary Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski
Nature 2007 TV Series documentary Narrator
Comedy Club Shoot-Out: Vol. 2 2006 Video Himself
The 100 Funniest Movies 2006 TV Mini-Series David St. Hubbins
VH1's Heavy: The Story of Metal 2006 TV Movie documentary David St. Hubbins
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
Guilty Pleasures: Courtroom Dramas 2005 Video
The 20th Anniversary Independent Spirit Awards Special 2005 TV Special Himself
Meet Bob Shaye 2004 Video documentary short Adult Jack Twiller
TV Guide CloseUp: Behind the Scenes of 'Smallville' 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Spinal Tap Goes to 20 2004 TV Movie documentary David St. Hubbins
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments 2004 TV Movie Himself
Charlie Rose 2003 TV Series Jerry Palter
Inside the Actors Studio 2003 TV Series Himself
Short 3: Authority 2000 Video Himself (segment "Performance McKean")
100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock 2000 TV Mini-Series documentary David St. Hubbins
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies 2000 TV Special documentary David St. Hubbins
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey 1999 TV Special Restaurant Manager (uncredited)
SNL: 25 Years of Music 1999 TV Movie David St.Hubbins
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley 1998 TV Special documentary The Devil (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers 1998 Video documentary John Tesh - Entertainment Tonight Anchor (uncredited)
The Best of Tracey Takes On... 1996 TV Movie Barrington 'Barry' LeTissier
The Making of '1941' 1996 Video documentary Willy
Saturday Night Live 1995 TV Series Perspecitves Announcer
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series David St. Hubbins
Late Night with David Letterman 1984 TV Series David St. Hubbins

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 Lifetime Achievement Award Newport International Film Festival, Rhode Island
2004 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Song A Mighty Wind (2003) · Christopher Guest
· Eugene Levy
2004 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Ensemble Cast A 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
2004 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Song A Mighty Wind (2003) · Annette O'Toole
2004 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media A Mighty Wind (2003) · Christopher Guest
· Eugene Levy
2003 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Music A 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)
2001 Video Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best DVD Audio Commentary This Is Spinal Tap (1984) · Christopher Guest
· Harry Shearer

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Better Call Saul (2015)
2016 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Supporting Actor Better Call Saul (2015)
2014 BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical Short Batman: 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
2013 BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical Short Batman: 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
2013 BTVA Television Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Action/Drama Thundercats (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
2007 TV Land Award TV Land Awards The "Who Knew They Could Sing?" Award
2006 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Performance For 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
2004 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song A Mighty Wind (2003) · Annette O'Toole
2004 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Song A Mighty Wind (2003) · Eugene Levy
· Christopher Guest
2004 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast A 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
2004 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Song A Mighty Wind (2003) · Annette O'Toole (music, lyrics, and performed by)
· Eugene Levy (performed by)
2004 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Acting A 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
2004 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Song A Mighty Wind (2003) · Annette O'Toole
2003 DVD Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Animated Character Performance The Hunchback of Notre Dame II (2002) · Ritsuko Notani (lead character design)
1996 CableACE CableACE Awards Actor in a Comedy Series Dream On (1990)
1994 CableACE CableACE Awards Actor in a Comedy Series Dream On (1990)
1993 CableACE CableACE Awards Actor in a Comedy Series Sessions (1991)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Music A 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
1 With wife Annette O'Toole writing a new musical for the big screen. [July 2004]
2 Was interviewed as David St. Hubbins for a BBC Radio 2 documentary about Spinal Tap to air on June 20th. [June 2009]
3 Due 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]
4 Currently appearing in the role of the "Stage Manager" in Barrow Street Theater's revival of "Our Town" in New York City. [June 2010]
5 The final concert of the "Unwigged & Unplugged" tour was videotaped in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 31st. [June 2009]
6 Spotted alone, tan and fit, enjoying Hood River, Oregon, laptop and phone fully engaged. [August 2010]
7 Getting 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]
8 He'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]
9 Will be reprising his role as Arthur in "Superior Donuts" on Broadway this fall after doing a workshop for the play in Chicago. [May 2009]
10 Is 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]
11 Along 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]
12 After 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]
13 Will be doing one more week of "Superior Donuts" at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre. The show will now close on August 24. [July 2008]
14 Is 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]
15 He'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]
16 Recently, he shot a comedy pilot for CBS that stars Laura Benanti. [May 2010]
17 Hosted 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]
18 Is 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]
19 He 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]
20 Did a TV role in Off the Map (2011) in Hawaii. Is about to start rehearsals for a new Randy Newman musical. [September 2010]
21 He is starring as Hines in the hit Broadway revival of "The Pajama Game." It closes on June 17. [February 2006]
22 Starring in "Hairspray" on Broadway through October 2004. [June 2004]
23 Michael 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!".
24 Was 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.
25 Resembles actor Leon Rippy.
26 He 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).
27 Stepfather of Nell Geisslinger and Anna Geisslinger.
28 December 28, 2009: Rang the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange with his fellow "Superior Donuts" cast members.
29 He 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.
30 Is 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.
31 Olympia 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.
32 Turned 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.
33 Became an honorary member of the Friars Club in 2000. Has participated in events involving Rob Reiner, Jerry Lewis, Pat Cooper and Jerry Stiller.
34 Is a relative of Thomas McKean, one of the signers of the Declaration Of Independence.
35 Along 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).
36 Began 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.
37 He 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.
38 He began playing the guitar at the age of 14. He plays the piano and the harmonica also.
39 Gilbert 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.
40 Son Fletcher attended and graduated from Agoura High School.
41 Has 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).
42 Attended North Shore High School in Glen Head, New York
43 Wrote 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.
44 Annette 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.
45 Performed 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?".
46 The 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.
47 Dan Aykroyd and McKean are the only ones to have appeared as musical guests, hosts and regulars on Saturday Night Live (1975).
48 At age 46, was the oldest man to join the cast of Saturday Night Live (1975).
49 Engaged to Annette O'Toole in 1998.
50 Children: Fletcher McKean and Colin McKean (born to Susan Russell).
51 Did 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.
2 If '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
1 Lenny Kosnowski's "Lone Wolf" jacket on Laverne & Shirley (1976)

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