Bob Balaban

Actor | Director | Producer
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KNOWN FOR 
Gosford Park (2001) | Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) | Capote (2005)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 17 nominations More »
AKA 
Robert Balaban
BORN 
Aug 16, 1945 (age 72)
HEIGHT 
5' 5" (1.65m)

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Projects in Development (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Films in Production (2 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Television in Production (1 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNTSTATUS
  • Primary photo for Animals.Animals. (TV Series) Bob Balaban (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018 1 Released
    • Rats (Aug 3, 2018) Bob Balaban (voice)  Less
Past Film & Video (88 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (61 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for CondorCondor (TV Series) Reuel Abbott (3 episodes, 2018)  Less 2018 3
  • Primary photo for WormwoodWormwood (TV Mini-series) Dr. Harold A. Abramson (2 episodes, 2017)  Less 2017 2
  • Primary photo for GravesGraves (TV Series) Director (2 episodes, 2016), Secretary Burns (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 2
  • Primary photo for PitchPitch (TV Series) Frank Reid (3 episodes, 2016)  Less 2016 3
  • Primary photo for FishkillFishkill (TV Movie) Director  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Last Week Tonight with John OliverLast Week Tonight with John Oliver (TV Series) Crazy Walter (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for Broad CityBroad City (TV Series) Arthur Wexler (2 episodes, 2015)  Less 2015–2016 2
  • Primary photo for Show Me a HeroShow Me a Hero (TV Mini-series) Judge Leonard B. Sand (4 episodes, 2015)  Less 2015 4
    • Episode #1.6 (Aug 30, 2015) Judge Leonard B. Sand  Less
    • Episode #1.3 (Aug 23, 2015) Judge Leonard B. Sand  Less
    • Episode #1.2 (Aug 16, 2015) Judge Leonard B. Sand  Less
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  • Primary photo for GirlsGirls (TV Series) Dr. Rice (3 episodes, 2013)  Less 2013–2015 3
    • Close Up (Feb 22, 2015) Dr. Rice (uncredited)  Less
    • Females Only (Jan 12, 2014) Dr. Rice (uncredited)  Less
    • It's Back (Mar 3, 2013) Dr. Rice (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Alpha HouseAlpha House (TV Series) Director (3 episodes, 2013), Senator Elliot Robeson (2 episodes, 2014)  Less 2013–2014 5
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  • Primary photo for Approach the BenchApproach the Bench (TV Series) The Judge / Judge (3 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014 3
  • Primary photo for Above Average PresentsAbove Average Presents (TV Series) The Judge (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for Family TreeFamily Tree (TV Series) Melvin Schmelff / Tumbleweed Tim (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
    • Cowboys (Jul 7, 2013) Melvin Schmelff / Tumbleweed Tim  Less
  • Primary photo for Nurse JackieNurse Jackie (TV Series) Director (4 episodes, 2011)  Less 2011–2012 4
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  • Primary photo for The Good WifeThe Good Wife (TV Series) Gordon Higgs (2 episodes, 2011)  Less 2011–2012 2
  • Primary photo for Web TherapyWeb Therapy (TV Series) Ted Mitchell (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for Georgia O'KeeffeGeorgia O'Keeffe (TV Movie) Director  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for God & Co.God & Co. (TV Series) Actor  Less 2008–2009
  • Primary photo for Web TherapyWeb Therapy (TV Series) Ted Mitchell (3 episodes, 2008)  Less 2008 3
  • Primary photo for SwingtownSwingtown (TV Series) Director (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for RecountRecount (TV Movie) Ben Ginsberg  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for EntourageEntourage (TV Series) Doctor (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
  • Primary photo for The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie WoodmanThe Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman (TV Series) Executive Producer  Less 2006–2007
  • Primary photo for Tom Goes to the MayorTom Goes to the Mayor (TV Series) Walt Pickle (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
    • The Layover (Aug 20, 2006) Walt Pickle (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for Hopeless PicturesHopeless Pictures (TV Series) Sam (3 episodes, 2005)  Less 2005 3
  • Primary photo for Celebrity CharadesCelebrity Charades (TV Series) Executive Producer  Less 2005– 
  • Primary photo for The ExoneratedThe Exonerated (TV Movie) Director, Executive Producer  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for The First Amendment Project: No JokingThe First Amendment Project: No Joking (TV Movie) Himself, Director, Writer  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The Twilight ZoneThe Twilight Zone (TV Series) Director (2 episodes, 2002)  Less 2002–2003 2
  • Primary photo for The BurbsThe Burbs (TV Movie) Actor, Executive Producer, Writer  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The Education of Max BickfordThe Education of Max Bickford (TV Series) Dr. Lowell Sherman (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for Dead LastDead Last (TV Series) Director (2 episodes, 2001)  Less 2001 2
  • Primary photo for DeadlineDeadline (TV Series) Director (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000 1
  • Primary photo for Now and AgainNow and Again (TV Series) Frederick Lizzard (1 episode, 2000), Director (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000 1
    • Lizzard's Tale (Mar 31, 2000) Frederick Lizzard, Director  Less
  • Primary photo for The West WingThe West Wing (TV Series) Ted Marcus (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000 1
  • Primary photo for Strangers with CandyStrangers with Candy (TV Series) Director (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for Swing VoteSwing Vote (TV Movie) Justice Eli MacCorckle  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for FriendsFriends (TV Series) Frank Buffay Sr. (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for Giving Up the GhostGiving Up the Ghost (TV Movie) Bob  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for OzOz (TV Series) Director (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998 1
  • Primary photo for SUBWAYStories: Tales from the UndergroundSUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (TV Movie) Director (segments: 5: 24, The)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Directors on DirectorsDirectors on Directors (TV Series) Director  Less 1997– 
  • Primary photo for The Late ShiftThe Late Shift (TV Movie) Warren Littlefield  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Conan O'BrienLate Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) Warren Littlefield (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995 1
    • Episode #2.158 (May 5, 1995) Warren Littlefield (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for LegendLegend (TV Series) Harry Parver (2 episodes, 1995), Director (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995 2
  • Primary photo for SeinfeldSeinfeld (TV Series) Russell Dalrymple (5 episodes, 1992)  Less 1992–1993 5
    • The Pilot (May 20, 1993) Russell Dalrymple  Less
    • The Shoes (Feb 4, 1993) Russell Dalrymple  Less
    • The Watch (Sep 30, 1992) Russell Dalrymple  Less
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  • Primary photo for Unnatural PursuitsUnnatural Pursuits (TV Series) Lou Finkleberg (1 episode, 1992)  Less 1992 1
  • Primary photo for Eerie, IndianaEerie, Indiana (TV Series) Director (3 episodes, 1991)  Less 1991–1992 3
  • Primary photo for The Face of FearThe Face of Fear (TV Movie) Ira Preduski  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for MonstersMonsters (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for Tales from the DarksideTales from the Darkside (TV Series) Director (1 episode, 1983), Writer (1 episode, 1988), Production Consultant (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1983–1988 2
  • Primary photo for Amazing StoriesAmazing Stories (TV Series) Jo-Jo Gillespie (1 episode, 1987), Director (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985–1987 2
  • Primary photo for Invisible ThreadInvisible Thread (TV Movie) Actor (uncredited), Director  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Miami ViceMiami Vice (TV Series) Ira Stone (2 episodes, 1985)  Less 1985–1986 2
  • Primary photo for The Brass RingThe Brass Ring (TV Movie) Director  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for MaudeMaude (TV Series) Ambrose Riley (1 episode, 1976), Writer (story by) (1 episode, 1977)  Less 1976–1977 2
  • Primary photo for The Mod SquadThe Mod Squad (TV Series) Tony / Walter (2 episodes, 1971)  Less 1971–1972 2
  • Primary photo for Marriage: Year OneMarriage: Year One (TV Movie) Bernie  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Love, American StyleLove, American Style (TV Series) Nick (segment "Love and the Fuzz") (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for Room 222Room 222 (TV Series) Grady Garrett (1 episode, 1969)  Less 1969 1
  • Primary photo for HankHank (TV Series) Harvey Weatly (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965 1
Self (55 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Ok! TVOk! TV (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for James Cameron's Story of Science FictionJames Cameron's Story of Science Fiction (TV Mini-series) Himself (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for WormwoodWormwood (TV Mini-series) Self (3 episodes, 2017)  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for SpielbergSpielberg (TV Movie) Himself - Actor  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies in the UniverseThe Greatest Sci-Fi Movies in the Universe (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Eva HesseEva Hesse Wilhelm Hesse (voice)  Less 2016 $114K / —
  • Primary photo for Starring Austin PendletonStarring Austin Pendleton (Short) Himself  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for American MastersAmerican Masters (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Last Week Tonight with John OliverLast Week Tonight with John Oliver (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Everything Is CopyEverything Is Copy Himself  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The 1st Annual Carney AwardsThe 1st Annual Carney Awards Himself  Less 2015 $150K
  • Primary photo for Hitchcock/TruffautHitchcock/Truffaut Narrator (voice) (version: English)  Less 2015 $305K / —
  • Primary photo for Le grand journal de Canal+Le grand journal de Canal+ (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Vivement dimanche prochainVivement dimanche prochain (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Made in HollywoodMade in Hollywood (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2012)  Less 2012–2014
  • Primary photo for Good Morning AmericaGood Morning America (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Reel JunkieReel Junkie (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Jimmy Kimmel Live!Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Up Close with Carrie KeaganUp Close with Carrie Keagan (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Good Day L.A.Good Day L.A. (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for OverheardOverheard (TV Series) Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012
    • Bob Balaban (Nov 15, 2012) Himself - Interviewee  Less
  • Primary photo for A Look Inside Moonrise KingdomA Look Inside Moonrise Kingdom (Video) Himself  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Nimrod in CannesNimrod in Cannes (TV Mini-series) Himself  Less 2012– 
  • Primary photo for Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of HollywoodMoguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (TV Mini-series) Himself - Actor, Director (4 episodes, 2010)  Less 2010
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  • Primary photo for The Windmill MovieThe Windmill Movie Himself  Less 2008 $27K / —
  • Primary photo for Recount: A Conversation Between Bob Balaban and the Real Ben GinsbergRecount: A Conversation Between Bob Balaban and the Real Ben Ginsberg (Video) Himself  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Recount: The True Inside Story of the 2000 Presidential ElectionRecount: The True Inside Story of the 2000 Presidential Election (Video) Himself  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Reflections of Lady in the WaterReflections of Lady in the Water (Video) Self  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Bob Builds His Dream HouseBob Builds His Dream House (TV Series) Himself  Less 2006– 
  • Primary photo for Seinfeld: Jason + Larry = GeorgeSeinfeld: Jason + Larry = George (Video) Himself  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for A Comic's Climb at the USCAFA Comic's Climb at the USCAF (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Seinfeld: Inside LookSeinfeld: Inside Look (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for IFP Gotham Awards 2004IFP Gotham Awards 2004 (TV Special) Himself - Host  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Gerald L'Ecuyer: A Filmmaker's JourneyGerald L'Ecuyer: A Filmmaker's Journey (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for I Love the '70sI Love the '70s (TV Series) Himself  Less 2003– 
  • Primary photo for Working in the TheatreWorking in the Theatre (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Day for Night: Truffaut in the USADay for Night: Truffaut in the USA (Video) Himself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for This Is Your LifeThis Is Your Life (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Conan O'BrienLate Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Anatomy of a SceneAnatomy of a Scene (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The Making of Gosford ParkThe Making of Gosford Park (TV Short) Himself - Producer  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for HBO First LookHBO First Look (TV Series) Elvin Clyde / Himself (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001
    • The Majestic (Dec 11, 2001) Elvin Clyde / Himself  Less
  • Primary photo for The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' (Video) Himself  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Dr. Katz, Professional TherapistDr. Katz, Professional Therapist (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for The DirectorsThe Directors (TV Series) Himself (1 episode)  Less 1997– 
  • Primary photo for FunnyFunny Himself  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for In Our HandsIn Our Hands Himself  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for 2010: The Odyssey Continues2010: The Odyssey Continues (Short) Himself  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The Making of 'Absence of Malice'The Making of 'Absence of Malice' (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for TodayToday (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The 33rd Annual Tony AwardsThe 33rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Himself - Nominee  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for The Irv Kupcinet ShowThe Irv Kupcinet Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971
Archive Footage (2 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Welcome to the BasementWelcome to the Basement (TV Series) Himself / Capt. Orr / Arthur Rosenberg (3 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014–2016
  • Primary photo for America at the MoviesAmerica at the Movies Capt. Orr (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1976

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