Bob Balaban

Bob Balaban

Age
71
Birthday
Aug. 16th, 1945
Born in
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height
5' 5"

Bob Balaban's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Legend TV Show
Legend
Hopeless Pictures TV Show
Hopeless Pictures
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:




TRIVIA:
  • Son of Elmer Balaban (1909-2001) who was last surviving of seven Balaban brothers who dominated the theater business in Chicago and much of the Midwest. The Balaban boys, sons of immigrant Jewish grocery-store owners in Chicago, built city's first "supercolossal" theaters, the 700-seat Circle and the 2,000-seat Central Park. Bob's Uncle Barney became chairman of Paramount Pictures in Hollywood and wanted to pass the torch to Elmer, but he declined. Elmer has been credited with devising an early version of pay TV, based on a set-top box that would show first-run movies at home by accepting quarters.
  • Was nominated for Broadway's 1979 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for "The Inspector General."
  • Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2007 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actor category for his performance in the film _Lady in the Water (2006)_ (qv), he failed to receive a nomination however.
  • He is described as a "mega-hunk" in _"The Simpsons" (1989) {A Star Is Born Again (#14.13)}_ (qv).
  • His first cousin, Judith Balaban Quine, is author of "The Bridemaids", a book about her friend, 'Grace Kelly (I)' (qv).
  • Cousin of director 'Burt Balaban' (qv) and nephew of Barney Balaban.
  • Played the head of NBC in both _"Seinfeld" (1990)_ (qv) and _The Late Shift (1996) (TV)_ (qv).
  • Uncle Barney Balaban, president of Paramount Pictures from 1936 to 1964,was one of the movie magnates who attended the Waldorf Conference in 1946, in which the blacklist against communists was implemented. A deeply religious man, when asked by his daughter about his complicity with the blacklist, Balaban told her, "I don't think it's okay. There's something about it that's okay, but there's something about it that's terrible, and I don't quite understand it all yet."


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