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Charles Grodin


Charles Grodin was born on April 21, 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Charles Grodinsky. He is an actor and writer, known for Beethoven (1992), Midnight Run (1988) and Rosemary's Baby (1968). He has been married to Elissa Durwood since March 1985. They have two children. See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Louie (TV Series)
Dr. Bigelow
- Back (2014) ... Dr. Bigelow
 2013 The Michael J. Fox Show (TV Series)
Steve Henry
- Thanksgiving (2013) ... Steve Henry
 2013 Brazzaville Teen-Ager (Short)
Father
 2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Brett Forrester
- Lessons Learned (2012) ... Brett Forrester
 1994 Clifford
Martin Daniels
 1993 Heart and Souls
Harrison Winslow
 1993 So I Married an Axe Murderer
Commandeered Driver
 1993 Dave
Murray Blum
 1989 Cranium Command (Short)
Left Brain
 1988 You Can't Hurry Love
Mr. Glerman
 1988 The Couch Trip
George Maitlin
 1987 Ishtar
Jim Harrison
 1986 Fresno (TV Mini-Series)
Cane Kensington
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Cane Kensington
- The Raisin Basket of the World (1986) ... Cane Kensington
 1986 Last Resort
George Lollar
 1985 Great Performances (TV Series)
Jake
- Grown-Ups (1985) ... Jake
 1985 Movers & Shakers
Herb Derman
 1984 The Lonely Guy
Warren Evans
 1983 Charley's Aunt (TV Movie)
 1981 The Incredible Shrinking Woman
Vance Kramer
 1980 It's My Turn
Homer
 1979 Sunburn
Jake
 1979 Real Life
Warren Yeager
 1978 Just Me and You (TV Movie)
Michael Lindsay
 1977 Thieves
Martin Cramer
 1974 11 Harrowhouse
Howard R. Chesser
 1972 The Heartbreak Kid
Lenny Cantrow
 1969 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
District Attorney Tom Durant
- An Elephant in a Cigar Box (1969) ... District Attorney Tom Durant
 1968 Rosemary's Baby
Dr. Hill
 1968 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Mark Dunigan
- The Good Thieves (1968) ... Mark Dunigan
 1967 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Joey Diamond
- Money Man (1967) ... Joey Diamond
 1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Bells Pickering
- A Bell for Jeff Sonnett (1967) ... Bells Pickering
 1967 The Virginian (TV Series)
Arnie Doud
- The Reckoning (1967) ... Arnie Doud
 1967 Captain Nice (TV Series)
News Vendor
- One Rotten Apple (1967) ... News Vendor
 1967 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Carl Platt
- Sky on Fire (1967) ... Carl Platt
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Alex
- The Pembrooke Blood (1967) ... Alex
 1966 Shane (TV Series)
Jed
- The Great Invasion: Part 2 (1966) ... Jed
- The Great Invasion: Part 1 (1966) ... Jed
 1966 Felony Squad (TV Series)
Edgar
- A Penny Game, a Two-Bit Murder (1966) ... Edgar
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Peter Farnum
- Picture Me a Murder (1965) ... Peter Farnum
 1965 My Mother the Car (TV Series)
Fred
- Burned at the Steak (1965) ... Fred (as Chuck Grodin)
 1964 The Young Marrieds (TV Series)
Matt Crane Stevens #2 (1964-1965)
 1962 The Defenders (TV Series)
Thomas Martin
- The Apostle (1962) ... Thomas Martin
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Black Monday (1961)
 1960 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Proctor's Henchman
- Fogg Bound (1960) ... Proctor's Henchman (uncredited)
 1958 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Phelps
- The Nautilus (1958) ... Phelps
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Other Works:

Release of his book "We're Ready For You, Mr. Grodin: Behind the Scenes at Talk Shows, Movies and Elsewhere" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chuck Grodin

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm not that easy to insult, believe me, but cracks about people on movies who are there to pick up paychecks or actors who look like they phoned it in get me. People who write this stuff obviously have never been on the set of a movie from beginning to end. Just showing up somewhere every day for twelve to sixteen hours for three or four months should be enough to disqualify movie people from ... See more »

Trivia:

His father, Theodore I. Grodin, was of Russian Jewish descent, and his mother, Lena (Singer), was a Jewish immigrant from Poland (her father was born in Brest, Belarus and her mother was born in Poland). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently portrays uptight, bland and world-weary white-collar professionals. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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