|Robert Klein Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||February 8, 1942|
Robert Klein is an American actor and stand-up comedian who is renowned for starring in films like The Owl and the Pussycat (1970), Primary Colors (1998), The Safety of Objects (2001), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Mixed Nuts (1994), One Fine Day (1996), Two Weeks Notice (2002), Reign Over Me (2007), Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990), Demoted (2011), etc.
The Bronx, New York, United States
Robert is an alumnus of New York’s DeWitt Clinton High School. He later studied at Alfred University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science. While at the university, he decided to pursue acting instead of his original plan of studying medicine.
Furthermore, he attended Yale Drama School and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree.
Stand-up Comedian, Actor
- Father – Benjamin Klein
- Mother – Frieda Moskowitz
- Siblings – Rhoda Klein (Older Sister)
Robert Klein has been represented by –
- The Gersh Agency
- The Conversation Company
In 2023, Robert Klein’s net worth was $10 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
Stand-up, Television, Film, Theater
Observational Comedy, Improvisational Comedy, Musical Comedy, Satire/Political Satire
Everyday Life, American Politics
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
72 kg or 158.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Robert Klein has dated –
- Brett Somers
- Marilyn Chambers (1970)
- Brenda Boozer (1973-1989) – He was married to the opera singer Brenda Boozer from 1973 until their divorce in 1989. During their marriage, they welcomed a son named Alexander Stuart Klein.
- Jennifer Klein – As of 2023, Robert is happily married to Jennifer Klein.
Race / Ethnicity
He has Hungarian-Jewish ancestry.
However, his hair has turned ‘Gray’ due to his advancing age.
- Elongated chin
- Dimpled chin
Robert Klein Facts
- He hosted his own late-night talk show called the Robert Klein Time on USA Network from 1986 until 1988.
- Klein has released 4 comedy albums – A Child of the Fifties (1973), Mind Over Matter (1974), New Teeth (1975), and Let’s Not Make Love (1990). Out of them, the first 2 albums were nominated for a Grammy Award for ‘Best Comedy Album’ in 1975 and 1976 respectively.
- He became a Tony Award nominee in 1979 after getting nominated in the ‘Best Actor in a Musical’ category for his remarkable performance in Neil Simon’s play, They’re Playing Our Song (1979).
- Klein, who is a New York native, played the Mayor of New York City in Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) and Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015).
- He was influenced by legendary comedians like Lenny Bruce, Rodney Dangerfield, and Jonathan Winters. Conversely, he has been a comedic influence to future generations of comedians including Bill Maher, Jay Leno, Richard Lewis, Billy Crystal, and Jerry Seinfeld. Lastly, Seinfeld stated that Klein was “The Beatles of Comedy to me.”
- He hosted Saturday Night Live twice; the first time in Season 1 on November 15, 1975, and the second time in Season 3 on January 28, 1978.
- In 1965, Klein joined the popular improvisational theater troupe called The Second City.
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