Michael McKean

Michael McKean

  • Highest Rated: 100% Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% 10 Rules For Sleeping Around (2014)
  • Birthday: Oct 17, 1947
  • Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
  • You knew him as Lenny Koznowski, the nasal, nerdish pal of Andrew "Squiggy" Squigman (David L. Lander) on the hit TV series Laverne and Shirley. Show-biz insiders knew Michael McKean as an intelligent, versatile actor and writer. Shedding himself of the "Lenny" image after Laverne and Shirley folded in 1983, McKean became involved in several ensemble comedy projects with such kindred spirits as Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner and Christopher Guest. In the 1984 "rockumentary" spoof This Is Spinal Tap, McKean played the cockney-accented heavy metal musician David St. Hubbins. Apparently McKean enjoyed posing as an Englishman, inasmuch as he has done it so often and so well since Spinal Tap, most recently as Brian Benben's snippish boss on the cable TV sitcom Dream On. In the early '90s, McKean was one of the stars of another, less memorable TV comedy, Grand, and appeared for two season on Saturday Night Live. He continues to land film roles, usually in comedies, including the successful The Brady Bunch Movie (1995).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

85% The Meddler Mark $4.3M 2016
No Score Yet 50 Years of Star Trek Actor 2016
0% 10 Rules For Sleeping Around Jeffrey Fields 2014
No Score Yet Sesame Street: Learning Rocks Virgil Von Vivaldi 2014
No Score Yet Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 Dr. Wolper 2013
No Score Yet Action Pack: Clue Quote-along Actor 2013
24% The Words Nelson Wylie $11.5M 2012
100% Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Dr. Wolper 2012
No Score Yet Pure Country 2: The Gift Joseph 2010
32% Adventures of Power Harlan 2009
50% Whatever Works Joe $5.4M 2009
No Score Yet imps* Actor 2009
No Score Yet I Stink! ... And More Stories on Wheels Actor 2009
No Score Yet Spinal Tap: Back from the Dead Actor 2009
40% The Grand Actor 2008
62% Joshua Chester Jenkins $0.5M 2007
79% Surf's Up Actor $58.9M 2007
No Score Yet The Year Without a Santa Claus Snow Miser 2006
52% For Your Consideration Lane Iverson $5.5M 2006
No Score Yet Relative Strangers Ken Hyman 2006
No Score Yet Harry Shearer: Now You See It Actor 2006
50% The Producers Prison Trustee $19.2M 2005
36% She Gets What She Wants Monsieur Duke 2005
No Score Yet The Secret Policeman's Ball: The Music Edition Actor 2004
No Score Yet And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself William Christy Cabanne 2003
87% A Mighty Wind Jerry Palter $17.5M 2003
No Score Yet On Edge Actor 2002
72% Auto Focus Video Executive $1.9M 2002
31% Never Again Alex $0.2M 2002
52% My First Mister Bob 2002
0% Teddy Bears' Picnic Porterfield Pendleton 2002
57% The Guru Dwain $2.9M 2002
60% 100 Mile Rule Howard 2002
30% The Hunchback of Notre Dame II Sarousch 2001
22% Little Nicky Chief of Police $38.6M 2000
No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents: The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Rob Reiner Actor 2000
16% Beautiful Lance DeSalvo $2.9M 2000
94% Best in Show Stefan $16.6M 2000
38% Mystery, Alaska Mr. Walsh 1999
19% Teaching Mrs. Tingle Principal Potter 1999
54% True Crime Rev. Shillerman 1999
No Score Yet Kill the Man Mr. Livingston 1999
50% With Friends Like These Dr. Maxwell Hersh 1998
48% Small Soldiers Insaniac/Freakenstein 1998
No Score Yet Final Justice Actor 1998
62% Still Breathing New Mark 1998
No Score Yet The Pass Willie 1998
No Score Yet Edie & Pen Rick 1997
0% Casper: A Spirited Beginning Bill Case 1997
28% Nothing to Lose Phillip Barrow 1997
13% That Darn Cat Peter Randall 1997
No Score Yet The Sunshine Boys Scott Grogan 1997
No Score Yet Final Justice Merle Hammond 1997
No Score Yet Pass Actor 1997
18% Jack Paulie 1996
17% The Pompatus of Love Sitcom Star 1996
62% The Brady Bunch Movie Mr. Larry Dittmeyer 1995
No Score Yet No Strings Attached (The Last Obsession) Elliot 1995
24% Radioland Murders Rick 1994
21% Airheads Milo 1994
No Score Yet Across the Moon Frank 1994
19% Clean Slate Actor 1994
No Score Yet MacShayne: Final Roll of the Dice Ozzie Evans 1994
35% Coneheads Gorman Seedling 1993
7% Man Trouble Eddy 1992
23% Memoirs of an Invisible Man George Talbot 1992
43% True Identity Cooper 1991
No Score Yet Megaville George Talbot 1991
No Score Yet Book of Love Adult Jack Twiller 1991
43% Flashback Hal 1990
No Score Yet Hider in the House Phil Dreyer 1990
91% The Big Picture Emmett Sumner Screenwriter 1989
67% Earth Girls Are Easy Woody 1989
38% Short Circuit 2 Fred 1988
No Score Yet Portrait of a White Marriage Actor 1988
93% Planes, Trains and Automobiles State Trooper 1987
53% Light of Day Bu Montgomery 1987
29% Jumpin' Jack Flash British Party Guest (uncredited) 1986
59% Clue Mr. Green 1985
53% D.A.R.Y.L. Andy Richardson 1985
95% This Is Spinal Tap David St. Hubbins Screenwriter 1984
29% Young Doctors in Love Simon August 1982
77% Used Cars Eddie Winslow 1980
39% 1941 Willy 1979
No Score Yet Daniel and the Towers Actor

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

83% Good Omens
2019
  • 2019
97% Better Call Saul
2015-2018
Chuck McGill
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2017
98% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet SpongeBob SquarePants
1999
Voice
  • 2016
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012-2016
Guest
  • 2015
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
Panelist
  • 2015
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2014
  • 2013
81% Family Tree
2013
Keith Keith Chadwick
  • 2013
78% Happy Endings
2011-2013
Big Dave
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • 2012
18% Off the Map
2011
Ed
  • 2011
80% Castle
2009-2016
Victor Baron
  • 2011
  • 2010
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2017
Tessler Matt Tessler
  • 2011
  • 2007
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000-2017
Tessler Matt Tessler
  • 2011
  • 2007
15% Glory Daze
2010-2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
Vergil Von Vivaldi
  • 2010
92% Smallville
2001-2011
Perry White
  • 2010
  • 2003
84% The Unit
2006-2009
Donald Metz
  • 2008
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Elias Grace Bill Nolan
  • 2008
  • 2000
54% Help Me Help You
2006
Howard
  • 2006
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Panelist
  • 2006
  • 2005
89% Alias
2001-2006
Dr. Liddell
  • 2005
86% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Dwight Biddle
  • 2005
80% Clerks
2000-2002
Voice
  • 2002
No Score Yet Nature
1982
Voice Narrator
  • 2002
  • 2001
71% Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2002
  • 2000
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Morris Morris Fletcher
  • 2002
  • 1998
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Lone Gunmen
2001
Morris Fletcher
  • 2001
No Score Yet Boy Meets World
1993-2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Tracey Takes On...
1996-1999
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1999
  • 1992
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Dennis
  • 1998
No Score Yet Veronica's Closet
1997-2000
Dave Whitbey
  • 1998
  • 1997
80% The Weird Al Show
1997
  • 1997
77% Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
  • 1996
No Score Yet Dream On
1990-1996
Director Gibby
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest Performer
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1984
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1993-1997
Dr. Fabian Leek
  • 1994
96% Dinosaurs
1991-1994
Voice
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet Empty Nest
1988-1995
  • 1990
80% Grand
1990
Tom Smithson
  • 1990
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Ross McKay
  • 1990
No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
1976-1983
Director Screenwriter Leonard `Lenny Kosnowski
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
50% The Closer
1998

QUOTES FROM Michael McKean CHARACTERS

Wadsworth
Three murders.
Mr. Green
Six altogether.
Wadsworth
This is getting serious.
Insaniac / Freakenstein
Hey Alan what do you think? Boxers or briefs? Hahaha!
Alan Abernathy
Get those off your head...
Insaniac / Freakenstein
Haha but seriously!.....Actually I'm allergic to plaid.
Fred Ritter
You just fall off the banana boat, or what?
Ben Jahrvi
I do not travel with bananas, sir!
Wadsworth
You see? Like the Mounties, we always get our man.
Mr. Green
Mrs. Peacock was a man?! [Colonel Mustard slaps Mr. Green, who turns to get slapped by Wadsworth]
Mr. Green
They all did it. But if you wanna know who killed Mr. Boddy, I did. In the hall. With the revolver. Okay, Chief, take 'em away. I'm gonna go home and sleep with my wife
Mr. Green
They all did it. But if you wanna know who killed Mr. Boddy, I did. In the hall. With the revolver. Okay, Chief, take 'em away. I'm gonna go home and sleep with my wife.
David St. Hubbins
"I think that the problem may have been that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being crushed by a dwarf. That tended to understate the hugeness of the object."
David St. Hubbins
I think that the problem may have been that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being crushed by a dwarf. That tended to understate the hugeness of the object.
Woody Pool Boy
*laugh* "Ohh that's why she wanted me to drain it! She drove her car in the pool! I'm always doin' that..."
Woody Pool Boy
[laughs] Ohh that's why she wanted me to drain it! She drove her car in the pool! I'm always doin' that...
Mr. Green
I Didn't Do It!
Mr. Green
I didn't do it!