Born‌ ‌on‌ ‌April‌ ‌21:‌ ‌Charles Grodin

Happy Birthday to Charles Grodin!  He is 85 years old today. He is an actor and writer, known for Midnight Run (1988), King Kong (1976) and The Heartbreak Kid (1972).[…] Grodin’s trademark is his petulant loutishness that he employs as a guest on various talk shows. Seemingly miffed or angry, his act is strictly tongue-in-cheek as he lobs offensive verbal attacks at his hosts.” (IMDB)

“Grodin was born in Chesapeake, Virginia, to Orthodox Jewish parents, Lena (née Singer), who worked in the family store and volunteered for disabled veterans, and Theodore I. Grodin, who sold wholesale supplies. His maternal grandfather was an immigrant from Russia who “came from a long line of rabbis” and moved to Chesapeake at the turn of the 20th century.” (Wikipedia)

Check his IMDB, wikipedia page or his Twitter account for more information.

Since he quit acting in 1994, Charles Grodin has been a talk show host, author, and radio commentator. Grodin discusses his new book “Just When I’d Thought I’d Heard Everything

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