Playwright, "The Right Kind of People" (Play, 2004)
6' (1.83 m)
Did You Know?
Having already been cast as Capt. Aarfy Aardvark in
, director Mike Nichols
asked him to take over the part of Colonel Cathcart when the original actor did not work out. As the role was written for an older man, old age make-up was experimented with for a few days, until it was decided to cast Martin Balsam
instead, and Grodin returned to his original part.
Grodin's trade mark is his petulant loutishness that he employs as a guest on various talk shows. Seemingly miffed or angry, his act is strictly tongue-in-cheek as he lobs offensive verbal attacks at his hosts.