Birthday: October 17, 1947 Birth
Place: New York, New York, USA Height: 0' 0"
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You knew him as Lenny Koznowski, the nasal, nerdish pal of Andrew "Squiggy" Squigman (David L. Lander) on the hit TV series Laverne and Shirley. Show-biz insiders knew Michael McKean as an intelligent, versatile actor and writer. Shedding himself of the "Lenny" image after Laverne and Shirley folded in 1983, McKean became involved in several ensemble comedy projects with such kindred spirits as Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner and Christopher Guest. In the 1984 "rockumentary" spoof This Is Spinal Tap, McKean played the cockney-accented heavy metal musician David St. Hubbins. Apparently McKean enjoyed posing as an Englishman, inasmuch as he has done it so often and so well since Spinal Tap, most recently as Brian Benben's snippish boss on the cable TV sitcom Dream On. In the early '90s, McKean was one of the stars of another, less memorable TV comedy, Grand, and appeared for two season on Saturday Night Live. He continues to land film roles, usually in comedies, including the successful The Brady Bunch Movie (1995).
Did celebrity impersonations of Robert Evans, Gary Busey, Howard Stern, and Bill Clinton on "Saturday Night Live" (1975).
Children: Fletcher and Colin McKean (born to Susan).
Engaged to Annette O'Toole in 1998.
Was the oldest man to join the cast of "Saturday Night Live" (1975).
Is the only person to have appeared as a musical guest, hosted, then become a regular cast member, in that order, on Saturday Night Live.
The song, "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow," performed by Mitch & Mickey in "A Mighty Wind" was written by McKean and his wife, Annette O'Toole, as a love song to each other after the movie was conceived.
Performed as the comedy trio Credibility Gap with David Lander and Harry Shearer (among others) in the 1960s and 1970s, best known for their rock band version of Who's on First?
Along with his wife, he was one of three husband/wife teams nominated for an Oscar for the 2003 season, Peter Jackson and his wife Fran Walsh and Shari Springer Berman and her husband Robert Pulcini.
Wrote the song "Potato's In The Patty Wagon" with his wife while commuting back and forth from the United States to Canada, where "Smallville" was being filmed (his wife plays Martha Kent on the series). There was ample time to write due to the long checks at the border as this was just weeks after September 11th, 2001.
Attended North Shore High School in Glen Head, New York
Has co-starred with his wife Annette as a married couple in at least two TV shows: Boy Meets World ("State of the Unions" episode) and Law & Order ("Mega" episode)
Son Fletcher attended and graduated from Agoura High School
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