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Bob Balaban

Bob Balaban was born on August 16, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Robert Elmer Balaban. He is an actor and director, known for Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). He has been married to Lynn Grossman since April 1, 1977. They have two children.

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Aug 16, 1945 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Day for Night: Truffaut in the USA
Latest Project:
Movie Everything Is Copy 2016-03-21

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 17 nominations.

Known For
Poster of The Grand Budapest Hotel
Poster of Moonrise Kingdom
Poster of Ghost World
Poster of Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Movie Untitled Wes Anderson Project Unknown 2017
Movie Landlocked Unknown 2017
Movie I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House Unknown 2017
Movie Eva Hesse Unknown 2016
Movie Mascots Unknown 2016
Movie Starring Austin Pendleton Unknown 2016
Movie Everything Is Copy Himself 2016-03-21
Series Hopeless Pictures Sam 2016-03-06
Movie Marie and Bruce Roger 2016-02-13
Series Show Me a Hero Unknown 2015
Movie The Carney Awards Unknown 2015
Series Overheard Unknown 2014
Movie We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can't Afford to Miss Unknown 2014
Movie The Grand Budapest Hotel Unknown 2014-03-28
Series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Unknown 2014
Series Broad City Unknown 2014
Movie The Monuments Men Unknown 2014
Series Alpha House Unknown 2013-04-19
Movie Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight Unknown 2013-10-05
Movie Fading Gigolo Unknown 2013
Series Family Tree Unknown 2013
Series Girls Unknown 2012-07-23
Movie Moonrise Kingdom Unknown 2012
Movie Girl Most Likely Unknown 2012
Series Nimrod in Cannes Unknown 2012
Movie Santa Fe Thursday Unknown 2012
Movie Moonrise Kingdom: Animated Book Short Unknown 2012
Series Web Therapy Unknown 2011-07-19
Movie The Five Stages of Grief Unknown 2011
Series Good Day L.A. Unknown 2011
Movie A Monster in Paris Unknown 2011-10-12
Movie Thin Ice Unknown 2011
Movie F--K Unknown 2010
Movie 2010 Unknown 2010
Series Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood Unknown 2010
Movie Howl Unknown 2010-08-27
Series Nurse Jackie Unknown 2009-06-08
Movie Rage Unknown 2009
Series The Good Wife Unknown 2009-09-22
Movie Georgia O'Keeffe Unknown 2009
Movie Leaves of Grass Unknown 2009
Series Swingtown Unknown 2008-06-05
Movie Recount Unknown 2008-05-25
Series Web Therapy Unknown 2008-09-22
Movie Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn Unknown 2008
Series God & Co. Unknown 2008
Movie The Windmill Movie Unknown 2008
Movie Dedication Unknown 2007
Series Reel Junkie Unknown 2007-02-21
Series The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman Unknown 2007
Movie Bernard and Doris Unknown 2007-10-17
Movie License to Wed Unknown 2007
Series Up Close with Carrie Keagan Unknown 2007-02-21
Movie No Reservations Unknown 2007
Movie Prince of the City: The Real Story Himself / Santimassino 2007-05-22
Movie Lady in the Water Unknown 2006-07-21
Movie Celebrating Schlesinger Himself 2006-02-21
Movie Controversy and Acclaim Unknown 2006
Movie For Your Consideration Unknown 2006-11-22
Movie Reflections of Lady in the Water Unknown 2006
Series Bob Builds His Dream House Unknown 2006
Movie After Midnight: Reflecting on a Classic 35 Years Later Unknown 2006
Movie The Exonerated Unknown 2005-01-27
Movie Capote Unknown 2005
Movie A Comic's Climb at the USCAF Unknown 2005
Movie Seinfeld: Jason + Larry = George Himself 2005-11-22
Series Celebrity Charades Unknown 2005
Movie Trust the Man Unknown 2005
Series Made in Hollywood Unknown 2005-09-30
Movie Headspace Unknown 2005-09-18
Movie The First Amendment Project: No Joking Unknown 2004
Movie Scene Stealers Unknown 2004
Series Le grand journal de Canal+ Unknown 2004-08-30
Movie Gerald L'Ecuyer: A Filmmaker's Journey Unknown 2004
Series Entourage Unknown 2004-07-18
Movie IFP Gotham Awards 2004 Unknown 2004
Series Tom Goes to the Mayor Unknown 2004-11-14
Series I Love the '70s Unknown 2003-08-18
Movie Day for Night: Truffaut in the USA Unknown 2003
Series Vivement dimanche prochain Unknown 2003
Movie A Mighty Wind Unknown 2003
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Lost in the Snow Unknown 2002
Movie The Burbs Unknown 2002
Movie The Tuxedo Unknown 2002-09-27
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 2002-09-18
Movie The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' Unknown 2001
Movie Plan B Unknown 2001
Series Deadline Unknown 2001
Series The Making of 'Gosford Park' Himself 2001-12-14
Series Anatomy of a Scene Unknown 2001-11-01
Movie Gosford Park Unknown 2001
Series Dead Last Unknown 2001-08-14
Movie Ghost World Unknown 2001
Movie The Mexican Unknown 2001
Series The Education of Max Bickford Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie The Majestic Elvin Clyde 2001-12-21
Series Strangers with Candy Unknown 2000
Movie Best in Show Unknown 2000-10-20
Movie Tex, the Passive-Aggressive Gunslinger Unknown 2000
Movie Cradle Will Rock Unknown 1999
Movie Jakob the Liar Unknown 1999
Movie The Wedding Toast Unknown 1999
Series Now and Again Unknown 1999
Series The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
Movie Natural Selection Unknown 1999
Series The Directors Unknown 1999-03-02
Movie Swing Vote Justice Eli MacCorckle 1999-04-19
Movie Three to Tango Unknown 1999
Movie Clockwatchers Milton Lasky 1998-05-15
Movie Giving Up the Ghost Unknown 1998
Movie The Definite Maybe Unknown 1997
Series Oz Unknown 1997-07-12
Movie SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground Unknown 1997
Movie Deconstructing Harry Unknown 1997
Series Directors on Directors Unknown 1997
Movie Conversation with the Beast Unknown 1996
Movie Pie in the Sky Unknown 1996
Movie The Late Shift Unknown 1996
Movie Waiting for Guffman Unknown 1996
Movie Wigstock: The Movie Unknown 1995
Series Legend Unknown 1995
Series Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist Unknown 1995
Series Unnatural Pursuits Unknown 1994-01-23
Movie Greedy Unknown 1994
Series HBO First Look Unknown 1994-03-01
Series American Masters Unknown 1994
Movie The Last Good Time Unknown 1994
Movie City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold Unknown 1994
Series Friends Unknown 1994-09-22
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie My Boyfriend's Back Unknown 1993-08-06
Movie Amos & Andrew Unknown 1993
Movie For Love or Money Unknown 1993
Movie Bob Roberts Unknown 1992
Movie Alice Unknown 1991-01-10
Series Eerie, Indiana Unknown 1991-09-15
Movie Little Man Tate Unknown 1991
Series Seinfeld Unknown 1990-05-31
Movie The Face of Fear Unknown 1990
Movie Parents Unknown 1989-01-27
Movie Dead Bang Unknown 1989
Series Monsters Unknown 1988-10-22
Movie Funny Unknown 1988
Movie End of the Line Unknown 1987
Series Biography Unknown 1987-04-06
Movie Invisible Thread Unknown 1987
Series Amazing Stories Unknown 1986
Movie Nothing Lasts Forever Unknown 1984-09-01
Movie In Our Hands Himself 1984-02-16
Series Tales from the Darkside Unknown 1984
Series Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Movie 2010: The Odyssey Continues Unknown 1984
Movie The Brass Ring Unknown 1983
Movie The Making of 'Absence of Malice' Unknown 1982
Movie Absence of Malice Rosen 1981-12-18
Movie Prince of the City Unknown 1981-08-21
Movie Whose Life Is It Anyway? Unknown 1981
Movie Altered States Unknown 1980
Movie The 33rd Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1979
Movie Girlfriends Unknown 1978
Movie The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' Unknown 1977
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1977
Movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind Unknown 1977
Series The Mike Douglas Show Unknown 1977
Movie America at the Movies Unknown 1976
Series The Irv Kupcinet Show Unknown 1975
Movie Report to the Commissioner Unknown 1975
Series Good Morning America Unknown 1975-01-06
Series Maude Unknown 1974
Movie Bank Shot Victor Karp 1974-07-31
Movie Marriage: Year One Bernie 1971-10-15
Movie Making It Unknown 1971
Movie The Strawberry Statement Unknown 1970
Movie Catch-22 Unknown 1970
Movie Me, Natalie Unknown 1969
Movie Midnight Cowboy Unknown 1969
Series Love, American Style Unknown 1969-09-29
Series Room 222 Unknown 1969-09-17
Series Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Series Hank Unknown 1965
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14