Michael McKean

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Michael McKean in an appearance (2009)

Michael McKean (born October 17, 1947 in New York City ) is an American actor .

Life and accomplishments

McKean became a member of the comedian group The Credibility Gap in the late 1960s , which appeared on radio broadcasts until 1976. In the comedy kiss me, doc! (1982) he played one of the bigger roles alongside Sean Young . In 1984 McKean starred alongside Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer in the film This Is Spinal Tap .

In the comedy number 5 does not give up (1988) he took on one of the main roles. In the comedy That Darn Kater (1997) he played the role of Peter Randall , the father of Patti Randall , which was played by Christina Ricci . In 2003 McKean played again on the side of Guest and Shearer in the musical film A Mighty Wind . He also composed several songs for this film, including the piece A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow , which he wrote with Annette O'Toole and for which the two won the Seattle Film Critics Award . For the title track of the film, which McKean had written with Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy , he won a Grammy Award and the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award in 2004 . He was also nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Satellite Award .

Between 2015 and 2018 he played one of the leading roles in the Netflix series Better Call Saul : McKean played Charles "Chuck" McGill , the brother of the protagonist.

McKean was married to Susan Russell from 1970 to 1993, with whom he has two children. In 1999 he married Annette O'Toole.

Filmography (selection)

Michael McKean with Jane Lynch at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival


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