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Born Oct. 17, 1947, New York City native Michael McKean moved to Los Angeles in 1970, where he joined Harry Shearer, David L. Lander and Richard Beebe in a comedy group called The Credibility Gap. After being hired as writers on the sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," McKean and Lander were cast on the show as the inimitable Lenny (McKean) and Squiggy (Lander).

In 1984, McKean joined frequent collaborators Shearer, Rob Reiner and director Christopher Guest in the rockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, which McKean cowrote. He's worked steadily ever since, appearing in films such as The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) and two more faux documentaries helmed by Guest: Best in Show (2000) and A Mighty Wind (2003).

A regular cast member on "Saturday Night Live" for two seasons, McKean has also lent his talents to stage, appearing on Broadway in "Hairspray" (2004) and "The Pajama Game" (with Harry Connick Jr.).

Michael McKean in Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul

2015 TV-MA

The prequel spinoff to "Breaking Bad" follows the fateful career of small-time criminal attorney Jimmy McGill, whose questionable choice of clientele eventually leads him to become meth mogul Walter White's morally bankrupt lawyer, Saul Goodman.

  • Michael McKean in The Meddler The Meddler
  • Michael McKean in Whatever Works Whatever Works
  • Michael McKean in Clue Clue
  • Michael McKean in This Is Spinal Tap This Is Spinal Tap
  • Michael McKean in Jack Jack
  • Michael McKean in Short Circuit 2 Short Circuit 2
  • Michael McKean in Best in Show Best in Show
  • Michael McKean in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns: Part 2 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns: Part 2
  • Michael McKean in Coneheads Coneheads
  • Michael McKean in The Producers The Producers
  • Michael McKean in Used Cars Used Cars
  • Michael McKean in Planes, Trains and Automobiles Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Michael McKean in Memoirs of an Invisible Man Memoirs of an Invisible Man
  • Michael McKean in And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself
  • Michael McKean in That Darn Cat That Darn Cat
  • Michael McKean in The Words The Words
  • Michael McKean in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns: Part 1 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns: Part 1
  • Michael McKean in Earth Girls Are Easy Earth Girls Are Easy
  • Michael McKean in A Mighty Wind A Mighty Wind
  • Michael McKean in For Your Consideration For Your Consideration
  • Michael McKean in Airheads Airheads
  • Michael McKean in Pure Country 2: The Gift Pure Country 2: The Gift
  • Michael McKean in True Crime True Crime
  • Michael McKean in Little Nicky Little Nicky
  • Michael McKean in Family Tree Family Tree
  • Michael McKean in Auto Focus Auto Focus
  • Michael McKean in Flashback Flashback
  • Michael McKean in Casper: A Spirited Beginning Casper: A Spirited Beginning
  • Michael McKean in Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Music Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Music
  • Michael McKean in Laverne & Shirley Laverne & Shirley
  • Michael McKean in The Big Picture The Big Picture
  • Michael McKean in The Best of Friends: Season 2 The Best of Friends: Season 2
  • Michael McKean in Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Vol. 3 Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Vol. 3
  • Michael McKean in The Weird Al Show: The Complete Series The Weird Al Show: The Complete Series
  • Michael McKean in Never Again Never Again
  • Michael McKean in The Lone Gunmen: The Complete Series The Lone Gunmen: The Complete Series
  • Michael McKean in The Hunchback of Notre Dame II The Hunchback of Notre Dame II
  • Michael McKean in Teddy Bears' Picnic Teddy Bears' Picnic
  • Michael McKean in She Gets What She Wants She Gets What She Wants
  • Michael McKean in The Guru The Guru
  • Michael McKean in Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns
  • Michael McKean in Hopeless Pictures Hopeless Pictures
  • Michael McKean in IFC TV Uncut: New Season Sneak Preview IFC TV Uncut: New Season Sneak Preview
  • Michael McKean in Harry Shearer: Now You See It Harry Shearer: Now You See It
  • Michael McKean in Joshua Joshua
  • Michael McKean in The Grand The Grand
  • Michael McKean in Adventures of Power Adventures of Power
  • Michael McKean in Comedy Club Shoot-out: Vol. 2 Comedy Club Shoot-out: Vol. 2
  • Michael McKean in Unwigged & Unplugged: Live in Concert Unwigged & Unplugged: Live in Concert
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