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Actor; composer; director; screenwriter
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Michael McKean Fast Facts:
As a New York sessions musician in the late 1960s, recorded a single with the Left Banke.
Laverne & Shirley
costar David L. Lander (McKean played Lenny; Lander played Squiggy) at Carnegie Mellon University.
Originally hired as a writer for
Laverne & Shirley
With Lander, recorded the 1979 album
Lenny and Squiggy Present Lenny and the Squigtones
In 1994, became the oldest actor (at age 46) to join the cast of
Saturday Night Live;
other than Dan Aykroyd, he is the only person to be an
host, music guest and cast member.
Appeared with second wife Annette O'Toole on episodes of
Law & Order
Boy Meets World
(as husband and wife), and in the 1998 Lifetime movie
Won the Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Tournament on
in 2010, winning $1 million for the charity International Myeloma Foundation.
Forced to leave the 2012 Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's
The Best Man
after he was hit by a car in New York, breaking his leg.
Michael McKean Relationships:
Ruth McKean - Mother
Nell Geisslinger - Stepdaughter
Annette O'Toole - Wife
Anna Geisslinger - Stepdaughter
Colin McKean - Son
Fletcher McKean - Son
Gilbert McKean - Father
Susan Russell - Ex-wife
Michael McKean Awards:
2003 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
2003 Grammy: Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media - Winner
Attended Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; attended New York University, New York, NY
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