Charles Grodin

Born Apr 21, 1935

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.… Read More

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1935 Birth Born on April 21, 1935.


1954 19 Years Old Grodin's film debut was an uncredited bit part in Disney's 1954 film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. … Read More


1964 29 Years Old In 1964, he played Matt Stevens on the ABC soap opera the Young Marrieds. … Read More


1965 30 Years Old In 1965, he became an assistant to director Gene Saks and appeared on several television series including The Virginian.
1968 33 Years Old Grodin had a small part playing an obstetrician in the 1968 horror film, Rosemary's Baby.
1969 34 Years Old He also directed Simon and Garfunkel's television special Songs of America in 1969. … Read More
1970 35 Years Old After a supporting role in the 1970 comedy film Catch-22, Grodin gained recognition as a comedy actor when he played the lead role in the 1972 film The Heartbreak Kid.
1974 39 Years Old Grodin subsequently appeared in several films during the decade, including 11 Harrowhouse in 1974, the 1976 version of King Kong and the hit 1978 comedy Heaven Can Wait. … Read More


1981 46 Years Old In 1981, he landed in a role in The Great Muppet Caper playing Nicky Holiday, a jewel thief who falls in love with Miss Piggy. … Read More


1986 51 Years Old Grodin also appeared in the 1986 CBS mini-series sendup Fresno, playing the evil son of a raisin matriarch (Carol Burnett). … Read More
1992 57 Years Old Grodin's career took a turn in 1992, when he played the nervous family man George Newton in the kids' comedy Beethoven, opposite Bonnie Hunt.
1993 58 Years Old The film was a box-office hit, and he reprised the role in the 1993 sequel, Beethoven's 2nd. … Read More


1995 60 Years Old From 1995 to 1998, Grodin hosted his own issues-oriented talk show, The Charles Grodin Show, on CNBC and, starting in 2000, became a political commentator for 60 Minutes II.
2004 69 Years Old In 2004, Grodin wrote The Right Kind of People, an Off-Broadway play about co-op boards in certain buildings in Manhattan. … Read More
2007 72 Years Old His book, If I Only Knew Then Learning from Our Mistakes was released in November 2007 by Springboard Press. … Read More
2009 74 Years Old His book How I Got To Be Whoever It Is I Am came out in April 2009. … Read More
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