23 Facts About Robert Klein


Robert Klein was born on February 8,1942 and is an American stand-up comedian, singer, and actor.

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Robert Klein has released four standup comedy specials including, A Child of the 50s, Mind Over Matter, New Teeth, and Let's Not Make Love.

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Robert Klein made his Broadway debut in the 1966 production of The Apple Tree opposite Alan Alda.

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Robert Klein earned a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical nomination for his performance in Neil Simon's musical comedy They're Playing Our Song.

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Robert Klein is known for his film roles in The Owl and the Pussycat, Mixed Nuts, One Fine Day, Primary Colors, Two Weeks Notice, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and Reign Over Me.

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Robert Klein has received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his specials, Child in his 50's, and Unfair and Unbalanced.

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Robert Klein was profiled in the Starz documentary Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg.

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Robert Klein was born in the Bronx, the son of Frieda and Benjamin Robert Klein, and was raised in a "prototypical 1950s Bronx Jewish" environment, the grandson of Hungarian-Jewish immigrants who arrived in the USA early in the 20th century.

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Robert Klein's audition consisted of an improvisation set with Willard about two guys in a nightclub, which was successful enough to get Robert Klein and Willard hired by Second City.

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Robert Klein starred in HBO's first stand-up comedy special in 1975 during the cable channel's early broadcast days and has has appeared in several more one-man shows which have typically concluded with his "I can't stop my leg" routine.

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Robert Klein's skits included Tough Director in 1975, Nick The Lounge Singer Sings Star Wars Theme in 1978 and The Olympia Restaurant: Cheeseburger, Chips and Pepsi in 1978.

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In 1979, Robert Klein starred in Neil Simon's musical comedy They're Playing Our Song opposite Lucie Arnaz.

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Robert Klein received a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical nomination.

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The following year, Robert Klein hosted Monty Python Live at Aspen, a reunion and tribute show for the five surviving members of the British comedy troupe, in a special that appeared on HBO in 1998.

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Robert Klein has released four comedy albums, A Child of the Fifties, Mind Over Matter, New Teeth, and Let's Not Make Love.

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Robert Klein performed two songs that he wrote himself: "Fabulous '50s"; and "Middle Class, Educated Blues".

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Robert Klein has appeared in such films as The Owl and the Pussycat, Hooper, The Last Unicorn, Radioland Murders, One Fine Day, Primary Colors, The Safety of Objects, Two Weeks Notice, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and Ira and Abby.

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Robert Klein had a recurring role in the TV drama series Sisters.

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Robert Klein appeared as a guest star in the animated series Duckman, in the NBC sitcom Family Ties, and on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens.

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Robert Klein starred in The Mysteries of Laura, a crime dramedy on NBC starring Debra Messing.

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On 29 January 2018, producers announced that Robert Klein would be playing Grace Adler's father Martin in the NBC revival of Will and Grace replacing Alan Arkin.

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Robert Klein has authored an autobiography, The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue: A Child of the Fifties Looks Back.

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Robert Klein has named Lenny Bruce, Jonathan Winters, and Rodney Dangerfield as comedy influences.

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