Charles Grodin

Actor, TV Writer

1935 –

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Who is Charles Grodin?

Charles Grodin is an American actor, comedian, author, and former cable talk show host.

Grodin began his acting career in the 1960s appearing in TV serials including The Virginian. He had a small part as an obstetrician in Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby in 1968. In the 1970s he moved into film acting, including playing the lead in The Heartbreak Kid and a supporting role in Catch-22. He became a familiar face as a supporting actor in many 1980s Hollywood comedies, including Midnight Run, Heaven Can Wait, Taking Care of Business, Seems Like Old Times, The Great Muppet Caper, The Woman in Red, The Lonely Guy, Ishtar and The Couch Trip. He is probably best known for his role as George Newton in the 1990s John Hughes comedy franchise Beethoven.

Grodin has won several acting awards, including American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for 1993's Dave, Best Actor at the 1988 Valladolid International Film Festival. He was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best ActorMotion Picture Musical or Comedy for The Heartbreak Kid in 1972.

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Born
Apr 21, 1935
Pittsburgh
Also known as
  • Charles Grodinsky
  • Chuck Grodin
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Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
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Education
  • University of Miami

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on July 23, 2013

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