Bob Balaban

Actor | Director | Producer
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KNOWN FOR 
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) | Moonrise Kingdom (2012) | The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 15 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 (4 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Television in Production (1 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNTSTATUS
  • Primary photo for CondorCondor (TV Series) Reuel Abbott ( 1 episode, 2018 )  Less 2018 1 Pre-Prod
Past Film & Video (86 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (59 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for CondorCondor (TV Series) Reuel Abbott ( 1 episode )  Less 2018–  1
  • 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, 2015–2016 )  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, 2013–2015 )  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, 2013–2014 ) , 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 ( 2 episodes, 2014 )  Less 2014 2
  • 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, 2011–2012 )  Less 2011–2012 4
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  • Primary photo for The Good WifeThe Good Wife (TV Series) Gordon Higgs ( 2 episodes, 2011–2012 )  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, 2002–2003 )  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, 1992–1993 )  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, 1991–1992 )  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, 1985–1986 )  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, 1971–1972 )  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 (53 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (2 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Welcome to the BasementWelcome to the Basement (TV Series) Himself / Capt. Orr / Arthur Rosenberg ( 3 episodes, 2014–2016 )  Less 2014–2016
  • Primary photo for America at the MoviesAmerica at the Movies Capt. Orr (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1976

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