Michael McKean

Michael McKean

Date of Birth: 17 Oct 1947

Country: USA

Biography: Michael John McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, writer, composer and musician, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Squiggy's friend, Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski, on the sitcom Laverne and Shirley; as David St. Hubbins of Spinal Tap; and for his work in the Christopher Guest ensemble films...(Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 75 (Actor), 3 (Writer)

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    Beautiful
    Sometimes you have to give up the life of your dreams, to discover the dream of your life... On her journey to become the next Miss American Miss, a young woman is forced to reevaluate her life's goal and, in the process, discovers what's really important and what it truly means to be... Beautiful. (imdb)
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    Best in Show
    The owners (and handlers) of five show dogs head for the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show. A film crew interviews them as they prepare for the trip, arrive at Philly's Taft Hotel, and compete. From Florida come the Flecks: she keeps running into old lovers. A wordless ancient in a wheelchair and his buxom trophy wife who may have a thing for the dog's handler own the two-time defending best in show, a poodle... (imdb)
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    The Guru
    Pairing comedic screen siren Heather Graham as an honest young woman who has kept one very big secret and English actor Jimi Mistry as an Indian immigrant who wants to be a star, The Guru spins the romantic comedy on its head. (Universal Pictures)
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    A Mighty Wind
    Mockumentary captures the reunion of 1960s folk trio the Folksmen as they prepare for a show at The Town Hall to memorialize a recently deceased concert promoter. (imdb)
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    My First Mister
    Portrays an unlikely bond between two total opposites. As their relationship develops, a friendship that seemed impossible becomes inevitable. (Paramount Classics)
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    Never Again
    This romantic comedy takes a ribald yet compassionate look at two lovelorn fifty-something New Yorkers. (USA Films)
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    Slap Her, She\
    A French foreign-exchange student comes to a small Texas high school, befriends a classmate, and practically takes over her life. (imdb)
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    Teaching Mrs. Tingle
    All her life Leigh Ann Watson (Holmes) has done the right thing. Her only ticket out of town is the one scholarship that goes to her school's top student. All she needs is an "A" in history. There's just one problem: Mrs. Tingle, the history teacher who for 20 years has terrorized the students of Grandsboro High. (Dimension Films)
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    Teddy Bears\
    A comic junket behind-the-scenes of the world's most exclusive power-broker retreat. The true story: the richest, most powerful white men in America gather each summer in Northern California for a super secret retreat that takes them back to their sophomore year in college. For fifty-one weeks a year they run the country. For one week they run amuck. They're there to unwind, but they get really unwound when that secrecy is threatened. (Visionbox Pictures)
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    True Crime
    Steve Everett, Oakland Tribune journalist with a passion for women and alcohol, is given the coverage of the upcoming execution of murderer Frank Beachum. His attractive colleague Michelle died in a car accident the night before. Bob Findley, Steve's boss and husband to Steve's current affair, wants him dead and gone as soon as possible. When Steve stumbles across the possibility of Frank Beachum being innocently on death row, Bob feels his time to have come... (imdb)
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    And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself
    Hollywood makes a deal with Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa to film his war and recreate his life.
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    This Is Spinal Tap
    Spinal Tap, the world's loudest band, is chronicled by hack documentarian Marti DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour (imdb)
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    Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.
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    Clue
    Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery (imdb)
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    Short Circuit 2
    Robot Johnny Five comes to the city and gets manipulated by criminals who want him for their own purposes (imdb)
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    Airheads
    Chazz, Rex, and Pip are a band known as The Lone Rangers, and all they're looking for is some attention... (imdb)
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    Coneheads
    An alien couple with cone-shaped heads (Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin) from the planet "Remulak" is mistakingly ditched on earth... (imdb)
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    1941
    Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor. (imdb)
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    Jack
    Because of an unusual aging disorder that has aged him four times faster than a normal human being, a boy enters the fifth grade for the first time with the appearance of a 40 year old man. (imdb)
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    Memoirs of an Invisible Man
    After a freak accident, an invisible yuppie runs for his life from a treacherous CIA official while trying to cope with his new life. (imdb)
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    The Big Picture
    Film school grad Nick Chapman thought his career was made after his award winning short film, but discovered Hollywood wasn't as easy as it seems. (imdb)
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    D.A.R.Y.L.
    A young boy is found wandering without any memory of who he is. A family takes him in and begin to look for clues to help him find his way home... (imdb)
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    Used Cars
    When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival. (imdb)
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    Nothing to Lose
    Nick Beam's life couldn't get any worse. He discovers he has been living a lie and is on the verge of a nervous breakdown... (imdb)
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    Earth Girls Are Easy
    A spaceship with three furry aliens lands in a California girl's swimming pool, so she makes friends with them. (imdb)
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    Man Trouble
    Jack Nicholson stars as a guard dog trainer who gets involved with one of his clients (Ellen Barkin). Beverly D'Angelo plays Barkin's sister, a classic airhead, who is spilling all she knows about her gangster boyfriend (Harry Dean Stanton). (imdb)
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    That Darn Cat
    A maid is kidnapped and scratches a message onto D.C. the cat's collar and when his owner Patti discovers this, she plays amateur detective with the help of D.C. to try to find the culprits. (imdb)
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    Radioland Murders
    In 1939, WBN, a 4th netwok is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with an unhappy sponsor, an overbearing boss and a soon-to-be ex-husband who desperately wants her back. (imdb)
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    The Brady Bunch Movie
    The original 70's TV family is now placed in the 1990's, where they're even more square and out of place than ever. (imdb)
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    For Your Consideration
    Christopher Guest focuses his lens on Hollywood's obsession with awards in this straightforward narrative about the little indie that could and its fragile and frantic mob of actors, crewmembers, media figures, executives and various hangers-on. (Warner Independent Pictures)
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    Joshua
    Joshua is the tale of Brad and Abby Cairn, perfect Manhattan parents in a perfect Manhattan apartment whose perfect life begins to crack after the birth of their second child Lily. Shortly after Lily arrives home, a dark side of prodigy son Joshua slowly begins to reveal itself. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
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    Relative Strangers
    On a mission to locate his biological parents, a tightly wound professional (Livingston) is befuddled to find that the couple who conceived him aren't exactly upper-class. (imdb)
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    Casper: A Spirited Beginning
    Casper tells the story of how he became such a good-natured ghost. (imdb)
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    The Grand
    An improvisational comedy using a handful of actors playing characters competing in an actual poker tournament. (imdb)
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    Young Doctors in Love
    An 'Airplane'-style spoof of hospital soap operas: a brilliant young trainee can't stand the sight of blood; a doctor romances the head nurse in order to get the key to the drugs cabinet; there's a mafioso on the loose disguised as a woman - in other words all the usual ingredients present and correct, though in this case the laughs are intentional. (imdb)
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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame II
    Now that Frollo is gone, Quasimodo rings the bell with the help of his new friend and Esmeralda's and Phoebus' little son, Zephyr. But when Quasi stops by a traveling circus owned by evil magician Sarousch, he falls for Madellaine, Sarouch's assistant. But greedy Sarousch forces Madellaine to help him steal the Cathedral's most famous bell. (imdb)
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    Whatever Works
    An eccentric man (Larry David) is taken into a series of adventures and encounters with his friends from Greenwich, a young woman from the South (Evan Rachel Wood), and her parents.
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    Adventures of Power
    In his quest to become the world's greatest air-drummer, a small-town dreamer must overcome obstacles and ridicule to save the day.
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    Cracking Up
    What would happen if a 9.7 magnitude earthquake were to strike the L.A. area? This is what "Cracking Up" looks at from the lighter side. The movie is composed of individual skits of original material by the actors spun around this hypothetical disaster. (imdb)
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    Edie and Pen
    Edie (Jennifer Tilly) is heading to Reno, Nevada, "Divorce Capital of the Nation," where she plans to get a quickie divorce so she can marry her new boyfriend. There, she meets Pen (Stockard Channing), a middle-aged woman ending a long marriage to a philandering husband (Stuart Wilson). The two women soon discover that they have much more in common than their yearning to be free from their failed relationships.
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    The Return of Spinal Tap
    Based around Tap's performance at the Royal Albert Hall in 1992. In between the footage of St. Hubbins, Tufnel, and Smalls performing in front of a huge crowd enthusiastically determined to go along with the joke, there are clips purporting to investigate the band's humble origins in the East London suburb of Squatney, and updates from "rockumentary" director Marty DiBergi and hapless record plugger Artie Fufkin from the original movie.
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    A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica
    The infamous documentary following the recording of the infamous Metallica (aka The Black Album) record at One On One Studio in 1990-1992. (lostinlodos)
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    Still Breathing
    Two lost souls: she a con-artist in L.A.; he a puppeteer in San Antonio have the same dream linking each with the other. He travels to L.A. to find this woman he has become obsessed with. She resists, afraid of his kooky ideas until she travels with him to San Antonio and meets his wise grandmother. Story of two disparate people linked by "fate" gets increasingly interesting as it rolls along. (imdb)
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    Hider in the House
    A deranged man, Tom Sykes, hides out in the attic while an unsuspecting couple and their family carry on their life in the house below. Once Tom stops just hiding out and becomes involved with the family and, in particular, the wife, the problems begin. (imdb)
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    Pure Country 2: The Gift
    Three angels bestow the gift of song to a young girl, who must follow a series of rules in order hold on to it during her rise to fame and fortune. (imdb)
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    Light of Day
    The siblings Patty and Joe live in an industrial suburb. While Patty's ambition is their rock band "The Barbusters" only, Joe also cares for the family and the upbringing of Patty's young son Benji. Their pious mother reproaches them for their way of life, especially when they quit their jobs and go on tour, taking Benji with them. (imdb)
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    The Words
    When an aspiring writer claims another man's long lost work as his own, the price he must pay is more than he could have ever imagined. (imdb)
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    100 Mile Rule
    A dark comedy about three salesmen from Detroit who come to Los Angeles for a two week seminar and get themselves involved in a world of trouble when their 'fun' snowballs into a roller-coaster ride of secrets, guilt, peer pressure and stupidity.
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    VH1\
    Heavy: The Story of Metal is a four part documentary special that aired on VH1 in 2006. It focuses on the origins, subgenres, and the bands of heavy metal music, paying close attention to influential bands like Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, and Iron Maiden, who helped to define heavy metal in its early years. Other bands on the program include, Alice Cooper, Kiss, AC/DC, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Quiet Riot, Mötley Crüe, Megadeth, Metallica, Anthrax, Guns N' Roses, and Marilyn Manson. (wikipedia)
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    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
    Batman (PETER WELLER) makes comeback
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    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2
    The Batman has returned after a 10-year absence. The Gotham authorities want to arrest him. An old foe wants a reunion. The Feds want the Man of Tomorrow to put a stop to him.
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    The Sunshine Boys
    Two aging comedians who acrimoniously dissolved their act eight years earlier must overcome their differences when they have the chance for a lucrative movie comeback (imdb)
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    The Pass
    After his wife leaves him, a businessman with a compulsive gambling problem travels to Reno, Nev., for some gambling therapy -- which takes a turn when he picks up a psychotic serial killer posing as a hitchhiker.
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    MacShayne: The Final Roll of the Dice
    MacShayne is back, now he is the head of security at the hotel where he stayed in the previous movie. And he has his hands full. First he has to take care of the grandson of the hotel's CEO, who is a kleptomaniac. And he has to try calm down the diva who is going to perform at the hotel, whose base player is her ex-husband whom she wishes would just go away. And when he is found dead, she is the prime suspect cause she has threatened him time and time again. (imdb)
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    Final Justice
    A teacher kidnaps the attorney who successfully defended her gay brother's killer.
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    Better Call Saul
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    Laverne & Shirley
    The misadventures of two single women in the 1950's and '60's. (imdb)
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    The Meddler
    An aging widow from New York City follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away. (imdb)
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    Primetime Glick
    Talk-show parody featuring obese host Jiminy Glick, who usually knows nothing about his guests and hurls veiled insults at them during his interviews. (imdb)
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    Good Omens
    Good Omens (2019) - TV Mini-Series
    A tale of the bungling of Armageddon features an angel, a demon, an eleven-year-old Antichrist, and a doom-saying witch.
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    Image Makers: The Adventures of America\
    Daniel Raim's documentary following the history of America's first cinematographers.
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    Breeders
    Breeders (2020) - TV Series
    A comedic look at the trials and tribulations of parenthood.
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    The Year Without a Santa Claus
    Thoroughly disgruntled, Santa (Goodman) opts to take a year off from delivering presents, until a young man helps him rediscover the meaning of the holidays. (imdb)
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    Playing God
    A pair of con artists recruit their longtime mentor to "play" God in order to scam a grieving billionaire.
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    My Little Pony: A New Generation
    After the time of the Mane 6, Sunny--a young Earth Pony--and her new Unicorn friend Izzy explore their world and strive to restore Harmony to Equestria.
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    Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
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    Space Ghost Coast to Coast
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    The X-Files
    The X-Files (1993) - TV Series
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    Jerry and Marge Go Large
    Based on the true story about couple Jerry and Marge Selbee, who win the lottery and use the money to revive their small town.
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    The Diplomat
    The Diplomat (2023) - TV Series
    In the midst of an international crisis, Kate Wyler, a career diplomat, lands in a high-profile job for which she is not suited, with tectonic implications for her marriage and her political future.
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    Love to Love You, Donna Summer
    Follows the life of iconic singer Donna Summer.
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    Pinky and the Brain
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    The Daily Show
    The Daily Show (1996) - TV Series
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    Family Tree
    Family Tree (2013) - TV Series
    Centers on 30-year-old Tom Chadwick who, after losing his job and his girlfriend, begins exploring his family heritage after inheriting a mysterious box from a great aunt he never met. Unsure of his identity, he uncovers a world of unusual stories and characters as well as a growing sense of who he and his real family are. (HBO)
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    SpongeBob SquarePants
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