Kevin Kline

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Actor • Singer

Birth Date: October 24, 1947

Age: 76 years old

Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri

Spouses: Phoebe Cates

Multitalented actor Kevin Kline fashioned a decades long career as one of the top actors of stage and screen. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he began college as a music major before switching to theater. He went on to attend Julliard and joined John Houseman's The Acting Company as one of the original performers in 1972. He acted regularly on stage throughout the '70s, winning a Tony for his role in "On the Twentieth Century" in 1978. In the early-'80s, he began gaining notice outside of theater when he appeared opposite Meryl Streep in the Oscar-winning drama "Sophie's Choice" (1982). He then recreated his stage role as The Pirate King in the filmed version of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance" (1983). He soon after began a long partnership with writer-director Lawrence Kasdan with a starring role in "The Big Chill" (1983), appearing alongside other up-and-coming actors Glenn Close and Jeff Goldblum. Kasdan would turn to the actor repeatedly, casting him in starring roles in "Silverado" (1985), "I Love You to Death" (1990), "Grand Canyon" (1991), and "French Kiss" (1995). He would also find critically acclaim for his part in Sir Richard Attenborough's anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom" (1987) with Denzel Washington. During the '80s, Kline became a regular presence at New York's annual Shakespeare in the Park, performing in multiple productions. His comedic flair earned him an Academy Award when he teamed with Jamie Lee Curtis and Monty Python alums John Cleese and Michael Palin in "A Fish Called Wanda" (1988). He would team with the group again a handful of years later for "Fierce Creatures" (1997). Throughout the '90s he starred in comedies such as "Dave" (1993) and "In & Out" (1997, dramas like Ang Lee's "The Ice Storm" (1997), and big budget fare including "Wild, Wild West" (1999) with Will Smith. His love of Shakespeare also found its way onto the screen, with roles in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1999) and "As You Like It" (HBO, 2006). He played songwriter Cole Porter in the biopic "De-Lovely" (2003) and was part of the ensemble of Robert Altman's "A Prairie Home Companion" (2006). The later paired him with Streep once more and he would join the actress again for "Rickie and the Flash" (2015). Besides Porter, Kline had a knack for playing for famous entertainers. He played Douglas Fairbanks in "Chaplin" (1992) and Errol Flynn in "The Last Robin Hood" (2014). He joined fellow acting vets Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, and Michael Douglas for the comedy "Last Vegas" (2013). The actor played the recently widowed father of comedian Demetri Martin in "Dean" (2016). He again assumed parental duties, playing the inventor dad of Emma Watson's Belle, in the live-action remake of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" (2017). On Broadway, he had a successful run in Noel Coward's "Present Laughter" in 2017 that earned him another Tony. He also had a recurring voice role as devious landlord Mr. Calvin Fischoeder in the animated comedy "Bob's Burgers" (Fox 2011- ).

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Dear Elizabeth

Actor
Robert Lowell
Show
2022

The Bob's Burgers MovieStream

Voice
Calvin Fischoeder
Movie
2022
87%

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Larry
Movie
2021
19%

The Good House

Actor
Frank Getchell
Movie
2021

Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy

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Himself
Show
2020

Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy

Self
Movie
2020

The Investigation- A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts

Actor
Show
2019

Beauty and the BeastStream

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Maurice
Movie
2017
71%

Maya & Marty

Guest
Series
2016
38%

Dean

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Robert
Movie
2016

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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Talk
2015

Ricki and the Flash with Bonus Featurette

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Pete Brummel
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2015

Ricki and the FlashStream

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Pete Brummel
Movie
2015
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The Meredith Vieira Show

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Talk
2014

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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Talk
2014

My Old Lady

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Mathias Gold
Movie
2014

The Last of Robin Hood

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Errol Flynn
Movie
2013

Last VegasStream

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Sam
Movie
2013
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Live! With Kelly and Michael

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2012

Larry King NowStream

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2012

Darling Companion

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Dr. Joseph Winter
Movie
2012

Bob's BurgersStream

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2011

Bob's BurgersStream

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Mr. Fischoeder
Series
2011

No Strings AttachedStream

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Alvin
Movie
2011
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ConanStream

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Talk
2010

The Talk

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2010

The Extra Man

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Henry Harrison
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2010

The Conspirator

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Secretary Edwin M. Stanton
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2010

ES.TV

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2009

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

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2009

Cyrano de Bergerac

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Cyrano de Bergerac
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2009

Joueuse

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Kröger
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2009

His Highness Hollywood

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2008

Definitely, MaybeStream

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Hampton Roth
Movie
2008
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The Tale of Despereaux

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Andre
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2008

Theater of War

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2008

The Better Show

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2007

Trade

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Ray
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2007

The Gateway Arch: A Reflection of America

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2006

A Prairie Home Companion

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Guy Noir
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2006

As You Like It

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Jaques
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2006

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Dreyfuss
Movie
2006
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The Colbert Report

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2005

Made in Hollywood

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2005

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

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2005

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

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2004

De-LovelyStream

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Cole Porter
Movie
2004
49%

Jiminy Glick in Lalawood

Self
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2004

The Hunchback of Notre Dame II

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Phoebus
Movie
2002

The Emperor's Club

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William Hundert
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2002

Live With Regis and Kelly

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2001

Life as a HouseStream

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George
Movie
2001
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The Road to El Dorado

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Tulio
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2000

The Daily Show With Jon StewartStream

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Talk
1999

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Nick Bottom
Movie
1999

Wild Wild WestStream

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Artemus Gordon/President Ulysses S. Grant
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1999
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The View

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1997

Fierce Creatures

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Vince McCain/Rod McCain
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1997

The Ice StormStream

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Ben Hood
Movie
1997
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In & OutStream

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Howard Brackett
Movie
1997
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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Captain Phoebus
Movie
1996

Merlin and the Dragons

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1995

French Kiss

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Luc Teyssier
Movie
1995

Entertainers: With Byron Allen

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1994

Princess Caraboo

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Frixos
Movie
1994

DaveStream

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Dave Kovic/President William Harrison 'Bill' Mitchell
Movie
1993
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Consenting Adults

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Richard Parker
Movie
1992

ChaplinStream

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Douglas Fairbanks
Movie
1992
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Charlie RoseStream

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1991

SoapdishStream

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Jeffrey Anderson/Dr. Rod Randall
Movie
1991
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Grand CanyonStream

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Mack
Movie
1991
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I Love You to Death

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Joey Boca
Movie
1990

A Fish Called WandaStream

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Otto West
Movie
1988
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The January ManStream

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Nick Starkey
Movie
1988
24%

Cry FreedomStream

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Donald Woods
Movie
1987
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Violets Are Blue

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Henry Squires
Movie
1986

Les Violettes du Maryland

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1986

SilveradoStream

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Paden
Movie
1985
78%

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The Pirate King
Movie
1983
81%

The Big ChillStream

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Harold
Movie
1983
71%

Sophie's ChoiceStream

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Nathan
Movie
1982
76%

CBS News Sunday Morning

Guest
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1979

Good Morning America

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News
1975

Saturday Night LiveStream

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1975

Great PerformancesStream

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Franchise
1972

Parkinson

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1971

Sesame StreetStream

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1969

Today

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1952

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