Charles Grodin is an American actor and former cable talk show host.
After having a supporting role in 1970’s comedy, “Catch-22”, Grodin was cast in the lead role of the film “The Heartbreak Kid”, which was released in 1972 and gained Grodin recognition as a comedy actor. He subsequently appeared in several notable 1970s films, including the 1976 version of “King Kong” and the hit 1978 comedy, “Heaven Can Wait”. He also starred in the hit movie “Beethoven” in 1992.
Grodin was a commentator for “60 Minutes II” starting in 2000, and hosted his own issues-oriented talk show, “The Charles Grodin Show”, on CNBC from 1995 to 1998. In 2004, Grodin wrote “The Right Kind of People”, an off-Broadway play about Co-op boards in certain buildings in Manhattan. Grodin’s commentaries continue to be heard on New York City radio station WCBS and other affiliates of the CBS Radio Network, as well as on the CBS Radio Network’s “Weekend Roundup”. Grodin is also a best-selling author; his works include “It Would Be So Nice If You Weren’t Here”, “Spilled Milk and Other Clichés” and “How I Get Through Life”.
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