Fast Facts

  • Attended a prep school in St. Louis that was founded and run by Benedictine monks from England's Ampleforth Abbey.
  • In 1972, he joined the Acting Company theater group, which was founded by John Houseman. He made his Broadway debut a year later in the company's production of Scapin.
  • Played the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance on Broadway and in both the 1980 TV production and the '83 theatrical version.
  • Met wife Phoebe Cates when they both auditioned for parts in The Big Chill (1983). The two appeared together in the 2001 film The Anniversary Party, along with their children Owen and Greta.
  • In A Fish Called Wanda (1988), he suggests "Kevin Delaney" as a snitch, which is his own first and middle name.
  • Played the President of the United States and their lookalikes in Dave (1993) and Wild Wild West (1999).

Awards

  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Winner
  • 1978, Tony — Actor (Featured Role--Musical): Winner
  • 1983, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actor: Nominee
  • 1989, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2005, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2004, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 1992, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2007, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 1981, Tony — Actor (Musical): Winner
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1984, BAFTA Film Awards — Most Outstanding Newcomer to Film: Nominee
  • 1994, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1998, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 1988, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner

Relationships

  • Kate Kline May — Sister
  • Chris Kline — Brother
  • Greta Kline — Daughter
  • Robert Kline — Father
  • Alex Kline — Brother
  • Owen Kline — Son
  • Phoebe Cates — Wife
  • Peggy Kline — Mother
  • Patti LuPone — Ex-significant Other

College

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (BA in Speech and Theater, 1970); The Juilliard School, New York, NY (1972)

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Details

  • Birth Name: Kevin Delaney Kline
  • Birth Place: St. Louis, MO
  • Profession: Actor

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