Kevin Kline Biography (1947-)

Full name, Kevin Delaney Kline; born October 24, 1947, in St. Louis, MO; sonof Robert Joseph (a toy and record store owner and singer) and Peggy (maidenname, Kirk) Kline; brother of Kate Kline May (a producer and writer); marriedPhoebe Cates (an actress), March 5, 1989; children: Owen Joseph, Greta Simone. Addresses: Agent: Rick Nicita, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Jeff Hunter, William Morris Agency, 1325 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019.; Manager: Judy Hofflund, Hofflund/Polone, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 820, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist:Catherine Olim, PMK/HBH Public Relations, 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Mara Buxbaum, I/D Public Relations, 155 Spring St., Sixth Floor, New York, NY 10012.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
October 24, 1947
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Nathan Landau, Sophie's Choice, Universal, 1982
  • Harold, The Big Chill, Columbia, 1983
  • Himself, He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin', 1983
  • Pirate king, The Pirates of Penzance (also known as The Slave of Duty), Universal, 1983
  • Paden, Silverado, Columbia, 1985
  • Henry Squires, Violets Are Blue, Columbia, 1986
  • Donald Woods, Cry Freedom, Universal, 1987
  • Otto West, A Fish Called Wanda, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988
  • Nick Starkey, The January Man, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists,1989
  • Joey Boca, I Love You to Death, TriStar, 1990
  • Jeffrey Anderson/Dr. Rod Randall, Soapdish, Paramount, 1991
  • Mack, Grand Canyon, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • Douglas Fairbanks, Chaplin (also known as Charlot), TriStar, 1992
  • Richard Parker, Consenting Adults, Buena Vista, 1992
  • Dave Kovic (title role) and President William Harrison "Bill" Mitchell, Dave (also known as Mr. President), Warner Bros., 1993
  • Narrator, George Balanchine's "The Nutcracker" (also known as The Nutcracker), Warner Bros., 1993
  • Frixos, Princess Caraboo, TriStar, 1994
  • Luc Teyssier, French Kiss (also known as Paris Match), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995
  • Himself, Looking for Richard (documentary), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 1996
  • Voice of Captain Phoebus, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (animated; also known as Hunchback), Buena Vista, 1996
  • Ben Hood, The Ice Storm, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 1997
  • Howard Brackett, In & Out, Paramount, 1997
  • Rod McKane and Vince McKane, Fierce Creatures (also known as Death Fish and Death Fish II), Universal, 1997
  • Shakespeare's Children (documentary), Hot Flash Films, 1997
  • Nick Bottom, William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (alsoknown as A Midsummer Night's Dream and Sogno di una notte di mezzaestate), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999
  • U.S. marshal Artemus "Artie" Gordon and President Ulysses Simpson Grant,Wild Wild West, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Voice of Tulio, The Road to El Dorado (animated), DreamWorks, 2000
  • Cal Gold, The Anniversary Party, Fine Line, 2001
  • George Monroe, Life as a House, New Line Cinema, 2001
  • The Palace Thief, c. 2001
  • (Uncredited) Marcus Skinner, Orange County, Paramount, 2002
  • Voice of Phoebus, The Hunchback of Notre Dame II (animated), BuenaVista Home Video/Walt Disney Home Video, 2002
  • William Hundert, The Emperor's Club, MCA/Universal, 2002
  • Cole Porter, De-Lovely, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 2004
  • Chief Dreyfuss, The Pink Panther, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2005
  • Stage Appearances
  • Huntsman, Henry VI, Part I (also known as The Chronicles of King Henry VI Part 1), New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1970
  • Soldier, Henry VI, Part II (also known as The Chronicles of King Henry VI Part 2), New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, 1970
  • Tressel, Richard III (also known as King Richard III), NewYork Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, 1970
  • Charles Surface, The School for Scandal, City Center Acting Company, Theatre at Good Shepherd-Faith Church, New York City, 1972
  • Guardiano, Women Beware Women, City Center Acting Company, Theatreat Good Shepherd-Faith Church, 1972
  • IRA officer, The Hostage, City Center Acting Company, Theatre at Good Shepherd-Faith Church, 1972
  • Vaska Pepel, The Lower Depths, City Center Acting Company, Theatreat Good Shepherd-Faith Church, 1972
  • Colonel Vershinin, The Three Sisters, City Center Acting Company,Billy Rose Theatre, New York City, 1973-1974
  • Friar Peter, Measure for Measure, City Center Acting Company, Billy Rose Theatre, 1973-1974
  • Leandre, Scapin (also known as Les fourberies de Scapin), City Center Acting Company, Billy Rose Theatre, 1973-1974
  • MacHeath, The Beggar's Opera (musical), City Center Acting Company, Billy Rose Theatre, 1973-1974
  • Jamie Lockhart, The Robber Bridegroom (musical), Acting Company, Harkness Theatre, New York City, 1975
  • Lancaster, Edward II, Acting Company, Harkness Theatre, 1975
  • Understudy for Baron Tuzenbach and Colonel Vershinin, The Three Sisters, Acting Company, Harkness Theatre, 1975
  • Understudy for Tom and Wesley, The Time of Your Life, Acting Company, Harkness Theatre, 1975
  • Daniel, Beware the Jubjub Bird, Theatre Four, New York City, 1976
  • Carr, Nest of Vipers, New Dramatists Theatre, New York City, 1977
  • Clym Yeobright, Dance on a Country Grave, Hudson Guild Theatre, New York City, 1977
  • Son, Playing with Fire, Counterpoint Theatre Company, CounterpointTheatre, New York City, 1977
  • The Promise, Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, PA, 1977
  • The Robber Bridegroom (musical), New York City, 1977
  • Understudy for MacHeath, The Threepenny Opera (musical), New YorkShakespeare Festival, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City,1978
  • Bruce Granit, On the Twentieth Century, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1978-1979
  • V.I.P. Night on Broadway (benefit performance), Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • Paul, Loose Ends, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1979-1980
  • Johnny, Holiday, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1980-1981
  • Pirate king, The Pirates of Penzance (musical), New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, 1980, later Minskoff Theatre,New York City, 1981-1982, later Uris Theatre (now Gershwin Theatre), New York City, 1982
  • Title role, King Richard III (also known as Richard III), New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, 1983
  • Hart Farrell, Isn't It Romantic, Playwrights' Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1983, then Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Title role, Henry V, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, 1984
  • Captain Bluntschli, Arms and the Man, Circle in the Square, 1985
  • Title role, Hamlet, New York Shakespeare Festival, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • Benedick, Much Ado about Nothing, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, 1988
  • Title role, Hamlet, New York Shakespeare Festival, Anspacher Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1990
  • Duke, Measure for Measure, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, 1993
  • Nikolai Ivanov (title role), Ivanov, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, 1997-1998
  • Trigorin, The Seagull, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, 2001
  • Jim, Short Talks on the Universe--3 A.M. (one-act), Eugene O'NeillTheatre, New York City, 2002
  • Shakespeare Live! (solo benefit performance), Juilliard Theatre, New York City, 2002
  • Mystery guest star, The Play What I Wrote, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 2003
  • Sir John Falstaff, Henry IV, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, 2003-2004
  • Also appeared with Acting Company in productions of The Diary of Adamand Eve, Tamburlaine, and The Way of the World.
  • Major Tours
  • Tom, The Knack, Acting Company, 1974
  • Tony Lumpkin, She Stoops to Conquer, Acting Company, U.S. cities,1974
  • Stage Associate Producer
  • New York Shakespeare Festival Productions
  • All's Well That Ends Well, Public Theatre, New York City, 1993
  • First Lady Suite, Public Theatre, 1993
  • Measure for Measure, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1993
  • The Swan, Public Theatre, 1993
  • The Treatment, Public Theatre, 1993
  • All for You, Public Theatre, 1994
  • The America Play, Public Theatre, 1994
  • Big Momma `n' Em, Public Theatre, 1994
  • Blade to the Heat, Public Theatre, 1994
  • The Diva Is Dismissed, Public Theatre, 1994
  • East Texas Hot Links, Public Theatre, 1994
  • Irene Worth's Portrait of Edith Wharton, Public Theatre, 1994
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor, Public Theatre, 1994
  • Simpatico, Public Theatre, 1994
  • Some People, Public Theatre, 1994
  • The Tragedy of Richard II, Public Theatre, 1994
  • Twilight: Los Angeles 1992, Public Theatre, 1994
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona, Public Theatre, 1994
  • Him, Public Theatre, 1994-1995
  • The Petrified Prince, Public Theatre, 1994-1995
  • Dancing on Moonlight, Public Theatre, 1995
  • Dog Opera, Public Theatre, 1995
  • The Merchant of Venice, Public Theatre, 1995
  • Silence, Cunning, Exile, Public Theatre, 1995
  • The Tempest, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1995
  • Troilus and Cressida, Public Theatre, 1995
  • Golden Child, Public Theatre, 1996
  • Insurrection: Holding History, Public Theatre, 1996
  • The Gypsy and the Yellow Canary, Public Theatre, 1997
  • A Huey P. Newton Story, Public Theatre, 1997
  • One Flea Square, Public Theatre, 1997
  • Stage Work
  • Other
  • Director, Hamlet, New York Shakespeare Festival, Anspacher Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1990
  • Artistic associate, Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk, New York Shakespeare Festival, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, beginning c. 1996
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Wood Reed, Search for Tomorrow, CBS, 1976-1977
  • Specials
  • McCarthy, "The Time of Your Life," Great Performances, PBS, 1976
  • Pirate king, The Pirates of Penzance, 1980
  • Himself, The Grand Knockout Tournament, BBC, 1987
  • Title role, "Hamlet," Great Performances, PBS, 1990
  • Himself, It's the Monty Python Story (documentary; also known as Life of Python), BBC, 1993
  • November 22, 1993: Where Were You? A Larry King Special Live from Washington, TNT, 1993
  • Himself, Disney's Most Unlikely Heroes, ABC, 1996
  • Himself, The Making of Disney's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," ABC, 1996
  • Himself, Celebrity Profile: Danny Glover, E! Entertainment Television, 1998
  • Himself, Python Night, BBC, 1999
  • Multiple roles, Speak Truth to Power, PBS, 2000
  • Life of Python, Arts and Entertainment, 2000
  • Himself, The Making of "Life as a House," 2001
  • Awards Presentations
  • Himself, The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1989
  • Presenter, The 62nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1990
  • The 44th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1990
  • Presenter, The 63rd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1991
  • Presenter, The 53rd Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1999
  • Presenter, 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000
  • Presenter, IFP Gotham Awards 2002, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Petruchio, "Henry Winkler Meets William Shakespeare," The CBS Festivalof Lively Arts for Young People, CBS, 1977
  • Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1988, 1993
  • Narrator, "Merlin and the Dragons," Long Ago & Far Away, PBS,1989
  • Himself, Late Night with David Letterman, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993
  • "Woody or Won't He," Cheers, NBC, 1990
  • Himself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1991
  • Himself, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1994 (multiple episodes), 1995, 1997 (multiple episodes), 1999, 2001
  • Himself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997
  • Himself, Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 2001
  • Himself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001
  • Himself, The 700 Club, CBN, 2002
  • (In archive footage) Himself, Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, 2003
  • Himself, Tinseltown TV, 2003
  • Himself, The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with JonStewart), Comedy Central, 2004
  • Also appeared in Sesame Street, PBS.
  • Television Work
  • Specials
  • Codirector, "Hamlet," Great Performances, PBS, 1990
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Himself, Behind the Scenes: Road to El Dorado, 2000
  • Himself, Character Building: Inside "Life as a House," New Line Home Video, 2001
  • Himself, From the Ground Up, New Line Home Video, 2001
  • Audiobooks
  • Narrator (with others), The Classical Music Experience: Hear and Discover the Sounds and Stories of Forty-Two Great Composers, by Julius H. Jacobson II, Sourcebooks, 2002

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, St. James Press, 1996
    • Newsmakers 2000, Issue 1, Gale, 2000
    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, March 8, 2002, p. 78
    • Los Angeles Times, September 14, 1997
    • Madison, May, 1999, pp. 94-103
    • Newsday, July 13, 1988, Part II, pp. 4-5
    • New York, September 8, 1997, p. 54
    • New York Times, June 23, 1978; January 4, 1981; December 12, 1982;January 26, 1997
    • Parade, October 16, 1994
    • Playboy, March, 1998, pp. 55-66, 159
    • Screen and Stage, March 29, 2000
    • Time, September 22, 1997, p. 88
    • USA Today, September 12, 1997

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