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Kevin Kline was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Margaret and Robert Joseph Kline, who owned several stores. His father was of German Jewish descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. After attending Indiana University in Bloomington, Kline studied at the Juilliard School in New York. In 1972, Kline joined the Acting Company in New York which was... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Dean (post-production)
Robert
 2015 Ricki and the Flash
Pete
 2013 Last Vegas
Sam
 2012 Oscar Etiquette (Short)
 2012 Darling Companion
Joseph
 2010 L'homme du Pont Levant (Short)
L'Homme en Blanc
 2010 Stake Land
Townsfolk
 1990-2008 Great Performances (TV Series)
Cyrano de Bergerac / Hamlet
- Hamlet (1990) ... Hamlet
 2008 The Tale of Despereaux
Andre (voice)
 2007/I Trade
Ray Sheridan
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Thomas Jefferson / Paul Potter / Jacob Riis / ...
- Marching to Freedom Land (2003) ... Paul Potter
- Whose Land Is This? (2003) ... Jacob Riis
- Working for Freedom (2003) ... August Spies
 2002 The Hunchback of Notre Dame II (Video)
Phoebus (voice)
 2002 Orange County
Marcus Skinner (uncredited)
 2001 The Anniversary Party
Cal Gold
 2000 The Road to El Dorado
Tulio (voice)
 1994 Princess Caraboo
Frixos
 1993 The Nutcracker
Narrator (voice)
 1992 Consenting Adults
Richard Parker
 1991 Merlin and the Dragons (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1989 The January Man
Nick Starkey
 1987 Cry Freedom
Donald Woods
 1986 Violets Are Blue...
Henry Squires
 1985 Silverado
Paden
 1976 The Time of Your Life (TV Movie)
McCarthy
 1951 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Woody Reed (1976)
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Other Works:

The Pirates of Penzance (1981). Musical (revival). See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Sophie's Choice (1982)] There was a tremendous ensemble feeling. There was never any sense that anything but what was best for a scene was at stake. We were all treated equally, with a tremendous amount of caring. See more »

Trivia:

Though it appears that his feature debut was in Sophie's Choice (1982), Kline had actually completed The Pirates of Penzance (1983) before going on to co-star with Meryl Streep, but the release of 'Pirates' was sufficiently delayed, enabling 'Sophie' to receive an earlier release. See more »

Trademark:

Usually has a mustache in comedies and is clean-shaven in dramas

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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