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Michael McKean

Born: 17 October 1947 (72 years old)
Gender: Male

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Michael McKean is an American actor, comedian, composer and musician best known for his role as Squiggy's friend, Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski, on the sitcom Laverne and Shirley (1976-1983); as one of the members of Spinal Tap; as a Saturday Night Live cast member; and for other various appearances in popular TV series and films.

His New York theatre credits include Gore Vidal's The Best Man, King Lear, Our Town, Superior Donuts, The Homecoming, The Pajama Game, A Second Hand Memory and Hairspray. Elsewhere, he has appeared in Randy Newman's Harps and Angels, On the Razzle and Love Song.

His film credits include This is Spinal Tap, Clue, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, Whatever Works, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, The Brady Bunch Movie and The Words.

McKean's television credits include Homeland, Law & Order SVU, Castle, Happy Endings, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Sesame Street, Laverne & Shirley, The X-Files, Smallville and Family Tree.

McKean's awards and nominations include the Theatre World Award for Rupert Holmes's Accomplice; a Grammy for the title song "A Mighty Wind," written with Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy; and an Oscar nomination for Best Song for "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow," written with Annette O'Toole.

He is also the first million dollar Celebrity Jeopardy champion.


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