Elected class president of every year of high school and graduated class valedictorian.
Studied acting with Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen.
First acting role was in a Broadway production of Tchin-Tchin in 1962.
Turned down the role of Benjamin in The Graduate because of a salary disagreement.
Authored several plays, beginning with 1990's The Price of Fame.
Hosted The Charles Grodin Show on CNBC from 1995 to '98.
Best-selling author whose works include It Would Be So Nice If You Weren't Here: My Journey Through Show Business (1989), How I Get Through Life: A Wise and Witty Guide (1992), I Like It Better When You're Funny: Working in Television and Other Precarious Adventures (2002) and How I Got to Be Whoever It Is I Am (2009).
Actively supports the Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation and the Children's Health Fund.
1978, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy-Variety or Music Special: Winner
1973, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
Elissa Durwood — Wife
Lena Grodin — Mother
Marion Grodin — Daughter
Jack Grodin — Brother
Nicky Grodin — Son
Theodore Grodin — Father
Attended University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Birth Name: Charles Grodinsky
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States