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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 Midnight Run (1988), King Kong (1976) and Seems Like Old Times (1980). He has been married to Elissa Durwood since July 1983. They have one child. He was previously married to Julia Ferguson. See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Midnight Run
Midnight Run Jonathan Mardukas
King Kong
King Kong Fred Wilson
Seems Like Old Times
Dave Murray Blum


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 2016 The Comedian
Dick D'Angelo
 2016 Madoff (TV Mini-Series)
Carl Shapiro
- Redemptions (2016) ... Carl Shapiro
- Fallout (2016) ... Carl Shapiro
- Catch Me If You Cancer (2016) ... Carl Shapiro
- Millions to Billions (2016) ... Carl Shapiro
 2014-2015 Louie (TV Series)
Dr. Bigelow
- Untitled (2015) ... Dr. Bigelow
- Pamela: Part 1 (2014) ... Dr. Bigelow
- Elevator: Part 5 (2014) ... Dr. Bigelow
- Elevator: Part 3 (2014) ... Dr. Bigelow
- Back (2014) ... Dr. Bigelow
 2014 While We're Young
Leslie Breitbart
 2014 The Humbling
 2013 The Michael J. Fox Show (TV Series)
Steve Henry
- Thanksgiving (2013) ... Steve Henry
 2013 Brazzaville Teen-Ager (Short)
 2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Brett Forrester
- Lessons Learned (2012) ... Brett Forrester
 2006 The Ex
Bob Kowalski
 1994 It Runs in the Family
Mr. Parker (The Old Man)
 1994 Clifford
Martin Daniels
 1993 Beethoven's 2nd
George Newton
 1993 Heart and Souls
Harrison Winslow
 1993 So I Married an Axe Murderer
Commandeered Driver
 1993 Dave
Murray Blum
 1992 Beethoven
George Newton
 1990 Taking Care of Business
 1990 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Quentin Fitzwaller
- The Muppets at Walt Disney World (1990) ... Quentin Fitzwaller
 1989 Cranium Command (Short)
Left Brain
 1988 Midnight Run
Jonathan Mardukas
 1988 You Can't Hurry Love
Mr. Glerman
 1988 The Couch Trip
George Maitlin
 1987 Ishtar
Jim Harrison
 1987 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Lord Fancourt Babberly
- Charley's Aunt (1987) ... Lord Fancourt Babberly
 1986 Fresno (TV Mini-Series)
Cane Kensington
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Cane Kensington
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Cane Kensington
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... 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)
- Grown-Ups (1985) ... Jake
 1985 Movers & Shakers
Herb Derman
 1984 The Woman in Red
 1984 The Lonely Guy
 1983 Charley's Aunt (TV Movie)
Lord Fancourt Babberly
 1981 The Great Muppet Caper
Nicky Holiday
 1981 The Incredible Shrinking Woman
Vance Kramer
 1980 Seems Like Old Times
Ira Parks
 1980 It's My Turn
 1979 Sunburn
 1979 Real Life
Warren Yeager DVM
 1978 Heaven Can Wait
Tony Abbott
 1978 Just Me and You (TV Movie)
Michael Lindsay
 1977 Thieves
Martin Cramer
 1976 King Kong
Fred Wilson
 1974 11 Harrowhouse
 1972 The Heartbreak Kid
Lenny Cantrow
 1970 Catch-22
Capt. Aarfy Aardvark
 1969 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
D.A. Tom Durant
- An Elephant in a Cigar Box (1969) ... D.A. 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)
- The Pembrooke Blood (1967) ... Alex
 1966 Shane (TV Series)
- The Great Invasion: Part 2 (1966) ... Jed
- The Great Invasion: Part 1 (1966) ... Jed
 1966 The Felony Squad (TV Series)
- 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)
- 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)
 1958 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Nautilus (1958) ... Phelps
 1954 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Drummer Boy (uncredited)
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Wrote his Off-Broadway play "The Right Kind of People" See more »

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

Alternate Names:

Chuck Grodin


6' 1" (1.85 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 »


His direction of "Lovers and Other Strangers" introduced him to Elaine May, who became his 'professional benefactor' Elaine May, and cast him in The Heartbreak Kid (1972). See more »


Grodin's trademark 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. See more »

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