Date of Birth:
16 August 1945
Bob Balaban played in 25 and created 3 movies in the Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery, War, Action, Crime, Animation, Documentary, Biography genres.
Bob Balaban got succeed with average imdb rating 8.2.
Cousin of director Burt Balaban and nephew of Barney Balaban.
Played the head of NBC in both "Seinfeld" (1990) and The Late Schedule (1996) (TV).
Son of Elmer Balaban (1909-2001) who was last surviving of seven Balaban brothers who dominated the theater company in Chicago and much of the Midwest. The Balaban boys, sons of outsider Jewish grocery-store owners in Chicago, built borough's first "supercolossal" theaters, the 700-seat Class and the 2,000-seat Inner Parkland. Bob's Uncle Barney became chairman of Pre-eminent Pictures in Hollywood and wanted to pass the torch to Elmer, but he declined. Elmer has been credited with devising an break of dawn version of pay TV, based on a finance-top box that would present anything else-exceed movies at home by accepting quarters.
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