Bob Balaban


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  • Birth Name: Robert Elmer Balaban
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/16/1945, Leo
  • Profession: Actor; director; producer; writer
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VIDEO: The Frogger

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The Frogger
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Length: 22:06
Aired: 4/23/1998

As George sets out to preserve his high score on an old arcade game, a serial killer's presence forces Jerry into a relationship he doesn't like. watch

VIDEO: The Bookstore

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Length: 22:46
Aired: 4/9/1998

Jerry turns in Uncle Leo for shoplifting while George is forced to buy an expensive book he was caught reading in the store's bathroom. watch

VIDEO: The Strike

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Length: 22:47
Aired: 12/18/1997

George complains about Tim Whatley's making a donation in his name to a local charity, while Kramer learns that a twelve-year-long strike at the bagel shop where he once worked is over. Kramer then inspires Frank to revive Festivus, a holiday he created as an alternative to Christmas. watch


The Majestic: It Still Works
Thin Ice: Clip 4
Seinfeld: Clip 1

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Year Title Description
2014 The Monuments Men Movie, Actor - Preston Savitz
2013 Fading Gigolo Movie, Actor - Sol
2013 Girl Most Likely Movie, Actor
2010 Howl Movie, Actor - Judge Clayton Horn
2010 Thin Ice Movie, Actor - Leonard Dahl

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Lifetime to Paint Bio of Georgia O'Keeffe

Oscar nominee Joan Allen and Oscar winner Jeremy Irons will star in a Lifetime biopic about the late artist Georgia O'Keeffe, with Bob Balaban set to direct... read more

Michael McKean 'Toons in to H'wood

This Friday IFC will unveil a trio of new Hollywood-skewering comedies — "three new series, one deranged hour," as the net puts it. Kicking off the pod at 10 pm/ET is Hopeless Pictures, an animated take on the adulterous love life and disastrous professional life of indie-movie-studio boss Mel Waxman. With Michael McKean (Best in Show, Spinal Tap) voicing Mel and Bob Balaban (A Mighty Wind, Waiting for Guffman) as the series' writer, director and producer, there are decades of comic brilliance behind this look at Tinseltown wheeling and dealing. then again, doesn't TV already have enough of such fare? Balaban acknowledges a kinship with such shows as The Comeback and Entourage, but is confident that Hopeless Pictures h read more


Charlie Rose with Michael Gordon; Bob Balaban (February 7, 2003)
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