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  • Real name : Michael John McKean
  • Place of birth : New York City
  • Date of birth : 17/10/1947

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Michael McKean (1947)

Michael John McKean

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Michael John McKean is an American actor, comedian, writer, composer and musician, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Squiggy's friend, Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski, on the sitcom Laverne and Shirley; and for his work in the Christopher Guest ensemble films, particularly as David St. Hubbins of Spinal Tap.

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 early life and career
McKean was born in New York City, New York, the son of Ruth and Gilbert McKean.
As a teenager, he played as a session musician on the Michael Brown single single, "Ivy, Ivy" b/w "And Suddenly" which he released under the name of his group, The Left Banke. This action by Brown sparked a lawsuit that basically ended the Left Banke.
He began his career in Pittsburgh while a student at Carnegie Mellon University; David Lander was a fellow student at CMU. Their partnership grew after graduation as part of the comedy group The Credibility Gap with Harry Shearer in Los Angeles, but McKean's breakthrough came in 1976 when he joined the cast of Laverne and Shirley. McKean directed one episode, and the characters became something of a phenomenon, even releasing an album as Lenny and the Squigtones in 1979, which featured a young Christopher Guest on guitar . "Foreign Legion of Love" was a big hit for the Squigtones, with frequent play on the Dr Demento Show. McKean also played his character in an episode of Happy Days. After leaving Laverne and Shirley in 1982, McKean played David St. Hubbins in the cult spoof documentary movie This Is Spinal Tap with both Guest and Shearer, and appeared in the soap opera spoof Young Doctors in Love.

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