For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences, and he continues to have an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television, and in film.
2014 and 2015 have been busy years for Klein. He’s appeared on “Madame Secretary” starring Tea Leoni on CBS, “Sharknado 2: The Second One” and “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” starring Ian Ziering, on SyFy. Most recently, he guest stars as Laura Diamond’s grouchy but loveable father, Leo, on NBC’s “The Mysteries of Laura” starring Debra Messing. He is also the subject of a new documentary, “Robert Klein: Still Can’t Stop His Leg,” for the Weinstein Company, which is scheduled for late 2017.
Born in the Bronx, he was a member of the famed “Second City” theatrical troupe in Chicago.
He was nominated twice for Grammy Awards for “Best Comedy Album of the Year” for his albums “Child of the Fifties” and “Mind Over Matter.”
He received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor, and won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance in the hit Neil Simon musical, “They’re Playing Our Song.” In 1993, Klein won an Obie and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in Wendy Wasserstein’s, “The Sisters Rosensweig.”
In 1975, Klein was the first comedian to appear in…
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