Michael McKean

Michael McKean

Michael McKean was born in 1947 in New York City.   He will forever be remembered for his role as David St. Hubbins in “This Is Spinal Tap”.   His other roles include “Little Nicky”, “The Guru” and “A Mighty Wind”.

TCM profAppearing as TCM’s Guest Programmer for May is Michael McKean, the actor, writer, director, musician and composer who is remembered fondly for his portrayal of Lenny Kosnowski on the hit TV sitcom Laverne and Shirley. McKean, once a regular on Saturday Night Live, is noted also for his collaborations with Christopher Guest on the movie spoofsThis Is Spinal Tap (1984) and Best in Show (2000).

McKean was nominated for an Oscar® with his wife Annette O’Toole for the song “A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow” from another Guest collaboration, A Mighty Wind (2003); and co-won a Grammy for that movie’s title tune. He has a long list of TV and movie credits and starred recently in Broadway’s Hairspray. Not surprisingly, McKean’s programming choices include a boisterous comedy, Preston Sturges’s The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944); but his other picks are eclectic, ranging from the Stanley Kubrick anti-war drama Paths of Glory (1957) to the Stanley Donen musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954).ile:

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