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Michael McKean

Born: 17 October 1947 (73 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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New on TV today: Sunday 11 April

Amazing Voices returns to Mzansi Magic and the drama Council of Dads starts a run on Vuzu.


New on TV today: Saturday 10 April

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New! It's Complicated Teasers - April 2021

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King of Hearts Teasers - April 2021

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Begusarai Teasers - April 2021

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Queen of the South 2 Teasers - May 2021

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Ring of Fire Teasers - April 2021

Schedule alert! Ring of Fire loses Saturdays and Sundays from this weekend (10th) with the premieres of It's Complicated and Begusarai (repeat).


Law of the Heart Teasers - May 2021

Andres proposes to Catalina!


New on TV today: Friday 9 April

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The Cost of Love Teasers - April 2021

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