Kevin Kline

Kevin Kline

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1947-10-24 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

77 Movies · 10 TV shows

Also Known As: Kevin Delaney Kline

Biography

Kevin Delaney Kline (born October 24, 1947) is an American actor. He has won an Oscar and three Tony Awards and is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee.Kline began his career on stage in 1972 with The Acting Company. He has gone on to win three Tony Awards for his work on Broadway, winning Best Featured Actor in a Musical for the 1978 original production of On the Twentieth Century, Best Actor in a Musical for the 1981 revival of The Pirates of Penzance, and Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for the 2017 revival of Present Laughter.He made his film debut in Sophie's Choice (1982). For his role in the 1988 comedy hit A Fish Called Wanda, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2003, he starred as Falstaff in the Broadway production of Henry IV, for which he won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play.He has been nominated for two Emmy Awards, two BAFTA Awards and five Golden Globe Awards. His other films include The Big Chill (1983), Silverado (1985), Cry Freedom (1987), Grand Canyon (1991), Dave (1993), The Ice Storm (1997), In & Out (1997), Wild Wild West (1999), De-Lovely (2004), The Conspirator (2010), My Old Lady (2014), and Beauty and the Beast (2017). Kline has voiced characters in the films The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), The Road to El Dorado (2000), The Tale of Despereaux (2008) and the animated comedy series Bob's Burgers (2011–present), for which he earned a Primetime Emmy nomination.

Personal Life

Kline met actress Phoebe Cates in 1983. They began dating in 1985 and married in 1989. The couple live on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York. They have two children, Owen Kline (born 1991) and Greta Kline (born 1994), who fronts the band Frankie Cosmos.After his son, Owen, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, Kline became active with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In November 2004, he was presented with the JDRF's Humanitarian of the Year award by Meryl Streep for his volunteer efforts on behalf of the organization.The Kevin Kline Awards honor theatre professionals in St. Louis in an array of categories, which include best actor and actress, set design, choreography, and new play or musical.

Early Life

Kline was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Margaret Agnes Kirk and Robert Joseph Kline (1909–1996). His father was a classical music lover and an amateur opera singer who owned and operated The Record Bar, a record store in St. Louis that opened in the early 1940s, and also sold toys during the 1960s and 1970s; his father's family also owned Kline's Inc., a department store chain. Kline has described his mother as the "dramatic theatrical character in our family". Kline's father was Jewish, from a family that had emigrated from Germany, and had become an agnostic. Kline's mother was a Catholic of Irish descent, the daughter of an emigrant from County Louth. Kline was raised in his mother's Catholic faith. He has an older sister, Kate, and two younger brothers, Alexander and Christopher.He graduated from the Saint Louis Priory School in 1965. In 1997, the school named its new auditorium as the Kevin Kline Theater in his honor. Kline performed selections from Shakespeare as a benefit at the dedication.He attended Indiana University, Bloomington, where he was a classmate of actor Jonathan Banks. He began studying composing and conducting music, but switched to a theater and speech major for his last two years, graduating in 1970. Kline remembers: "When I switched to the Theater Department, all I did was theater...I could barely make it to class because this was my passion." While an undergraduate, he was a co-founder of the Vest Pocket Players, an off-campus theatrical troupe.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

2 Movies
Dear Elizabeth

Dear Elizabeth

2021
The relationship of the two poets is mapped in Dear Elizabeth.
Here Today

Here Today

2021
Veteran comedy writer Charlie Berns, who is slowly but surely losing his grip on reality, befriends a talented young New York street singer Emma Payge. They form an unlikely yet hilarious and touching...

2020.

1 Movie
Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy

Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy

2020
What do Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Patti LuPone and Alex Sharp have in common? They are but a few of the extraordinary actors who have studied under Moni Yakim at Juilliard, United States' greates...

2019.

4 Movies
Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage

Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage

2019
Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage is a warm and revealing portrait of the charismatic, groundbreaking actor’s journey from his native Puerto Rico to the creative hotbed of 1960s New York City, to promin...
Alan Pakula: Going for Truth

Alan Pakula: Going for Truth

2019
"Alan Pakula: Going for Truth" encompasses the personal and professional life of Alan J. Pakula, a lauded filmmaker and extremely private man, who was unflinching in his commitment to bringing some of...
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

4
2019
Linda Ronstadt burst onto the folk rock scene in her early twenties with one of the most stunning voices that has ever hit the air.
The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts

The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts

2019
A live reading of passages from the Mueller report for “The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts,” Robert Schenkkan’s stage adaptation of the Mueller Report. Robert Schenkkan is a Pulitze...

2017.

2 Movies
Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

6.41
2017
A live-action adaptation of Disney's classic tale of a cursed prince and a beautiful young woman who help him break the spell.
Noël Coward's Present Laughter

Noël Coward's Present Laughter

2017
A self-obsessed actor in the midst of a mid-life crisis is juggling his professional and personal lives.

2016.

1 Movie
Dean

Dean

6
2016
A New York-based illustrator is forced to leave his home due to a quarter-life crisis.

2015.

1 Movie
Ricki and the Flash

Ricki and the Flash

10
2015
Ricki Rendazzo made a lot of mistakes. Ricki will have a chance to make things right when she returns.

2014.

1 Movie
My Old Lady

My Old Lady

6
2014
A New Yorker has an apartment in Paris. When he arrives in France to sell his house, he finds a live-in tenant who is not willing to budge. His apartment is a viager, an ancient French real estate sys...

2013.

2 Movies
The Last of Robin Hood

The Last of Robin Hood

2013
Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies man, had a liaison with Beverly Aadland in his last years. Florence allowed the two to have a high-flying affair that spanned the glo...
Last Vegas

Last Vegas

7.17
2013
Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single friend.

2012.

1 Movie
Darling Companion

Darling Companion

2012
A woman loves her dog more than her husband. The dog was lost by her husband.

2011.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Bob's Burgers

Bob's Burgers

6.75
2011
Bob's Burgers follows a third-generation restauranteur, Bob, as he runs Bob's Burgers with the help of his wife and their three children. Bob and his family have big ideas about burgers, but they fall...
Olmsted and America's Urban Parks

Olmsted and America's Urban Parks

2011
One of the largest, tallest, and most unnatural places on the planet is New York City's Central Park. The film looks at the creation of America's great city parks in the late 1800s through the eyes of...
No Strings Attached

No Strings Attached

6.72
2011
Emma is a busy doctor who sets up a seemingly perfect arrangement when she offers her best friend Adam a relationship with one rule: No strings attached. Sex friends can stay friends if they have a fl...

2010.

2 Movies
The Extra Man

The Extra Man

2010
Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman wrote and directed The Extra Man. In The Extra Man, Paul Dano plays a lonely dreamer who fancies himself the hero of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. An embarrass...
The Conspirator

The Conspirator

2010
Mary was one of the conspirators in the Lincoln assassination trial. As the nation turned against her, she had to rely on her lawyer to uncover the truth.

2009.

1 Movie
Queen to Play

Queen to Play

10
2009
In a small Corsican village, the life of Hélne is ordinary and single, she works as a maid in a hotel and is happily married to her husband and daughter. Her life seems to be predictable. A young, sed...

2008.

4 Movies
The Tale of Despereaux

The Tale of Despereaux

8
2008
They were once upon a time. The kingdom of Dor is far away. A mouse lived a good life. Despereaux was banned from his home for having such lofty ambitions, so he set off on an amazing adventure with h...
Definitely, Maybe

Definitely, Maybe

7.75
2008
When Will tells his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might give him a chance at the future.
Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

2008
A man is helping another man woo a woman.
Theater of War

Theater of War

2008
The Public Theater's production of Bertolt Brecht's "Mother Courage" examines the playwright's life and ideas in a behind-the-scenes look.

2007.

1 Movie
Trade

Trade

2007
A Texas cop, whose own daughter might have been forced into sexual slavery, joins forces with a Mexican youth to find the boy's sister, who was kidnapped and forced into prostitution. A Ukrainian woma...

2006.

5 Movies
The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays

The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays

2006
The Great White Way comes into your living room via this disc of rare performances from some of Broadway's brightest luminaries. Culled from clips from the Tony Awards shows, this unique collection fe...
A Prairie Home Companion

A Prairie Home Companion

4.67
2006
There is a backstage look at what goes on during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold cou...
The Pink Panther

The Pink Panther

7.33
2006
When the coach of the France soccer team is killed by a poisoned dart in the stadium in the end of a game, and his expensive and huge ring with the diamond Pink Panther disappears, the ambitious Chief...
The Gateway Arch: A Reflection of America

The Gateway Arch: A Reflection of America

2006
The complete story of the Gateway Arch is told for the first time in A Reflection of America. Louis was involved in the construction of the largest structure in history.
As You Like It

As You Like It

2006
The story is Witty, playful and utterly magical and it is set in 19th-century Japan and features a backdrop of political rivalry, banishment and exile.

2004.

2 Movies
De-Lovely

De-Lovely

2004
The lives of Cole Porter and his wife, Linda, were always glamorous and unconventional. Cole's muse was Linda, inspiring some of the greatest sons of the twentieth century.
Mary Engelbreit's The Night Before Christmas

Mary Engelbreit's The Night Before Christmas

2004
Clement C is the subject of a holiday tale. The Night Before Christmas was created by Moore. Gregory is a mouse who accidentally learns of a plan by an evil elf to keep Santa from delivering presents ...

2003.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

5.15
2003
Ellen is the host.
The Shakespeare Sessions

The Shakespeare Sessions

2003
The plays of William Shakespeare were re-enacted by major film and television stars.

2002.

3 Movies
Orange County

Orange County

2002
A local surfer kid from Orange County wants to go to college to become a writer and get away from his family. When his application is rejected after his guidance counselor sends in the wrong form, he ...
The Emperor's Club

The Emperor's Club

2002
William Hundert is a passionate and principled Classics professor who finds his tightly-controlled world shaken and inexorably altered when a new student, Sedgewick Bell, walks into his classroom. In ...
The Hunchback of Notre Dame II

The Hunchback of Notre Dame II

6.5
2002
Quasimodo is going to ring the bell with the help of his new friend and little boy. Quasi falls in love with Madellaine, the assistant, when he stops by the circus.

2001.

2 Movies
The Anniversary Party

The Anniversary Party

2001
Sally Nash and the British novelist Joe Therrian celebrate their reconciliation and six years of marriage with friends and neighbors. Revelations are disclosed and relationships get worse under the ef...
Life as a House

Life as a House

2001
When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.

2000.

1 Movie
The Road to El Dorado

The Road to El Dorado

7.16
2000
After a failed scam, two con-men end up with a map to the fabled "city of gold" and a trip to the New World. The map leads the pair to a city where people worship them as gods. Do they take worshipful...

1999.

6 Movies
The Big Chill: A Reunion

The Big Chill: A Reunion

1999
A look back at the making of the film "The Big Chill" with cast and crew.
Wild Wild West

Wild Wild West

7
1999
The Legless Southern inventor is a doctor. Arliss Loveless would like to reignite the Civil War by assassinating the President. The grant was given to the person. The two men who can stop him are Jame...
It's a Whole New West: The Making of 'Wild, Wild West'

It's a Whole New West: The Making of 'Wild, Wild West'

1999
This is a promotional behind the scenes featurette that originally appeared on HBO. A lot of the usual interviews and behind-the-scenes clips, but enjoyably, there are a few shots that look at how the...
Wild Wild West: Wardrobes of the West

Wild Wild West: Wardrobes of the West

1999
An interesting look at the costume design of the movie
Wild Wild West: Good Guys Gadgets

Wild Wild West: Good Guys Gadgets

1999
A look at some of the gadgets and effects of the movie
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

6
1999
Shakespeare's comedy about lovers who are manipulated by fairy magic is a film adaptation. The setting was changed to a hill town in the 19th century.

1997.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
On ABC daytime's morning chat fest, the most exciting events of the day are being discussed. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are...
Fierce Creatures

Fierce Creatures

1997
The newly acquired business of a New Zealand tycoon was run by Rollo Lee. In order to meet high profit targets and keep the zoo open, Rollo enforces a new 'fierce creatures' policy, whereby only the m...
In & Out

In & Out

6
1997
A teacher is questioning his sexuality after a former student made a comment.
The Ice Storm

The Ice Storm

5.67
1997
The Hood family is skidding. The ice storm was the worst in a century.

1996.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

5.67
1996
The biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture are discussed by The World's Fakest News Team.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

6.37
1996
Quasimodo's guardian left the tower against his wishes. His first true friend was a Romani woman. Quasi is fighting to save the people and the city that he loves.
Looking for Richard

Looking for Richard

1996
Through interviews and an in-depth analysis of "Richard III," Al Pacino explored Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world.

1995.

1 Movie
French Kiss

French Kiss

7.67
1995
The plot involves a couple in love and one woman's attempt to fly to Paris to get her lover back from a business trip so she can marry him. A thief chases her across France as she chases after her fut...

1994.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Inside the Actors Studio

Inside the Actors Studio

1994
James is interviewing some of the world's most accomplished actors and directors.
Princess Caraboo

Princess Caraboo

1994
Bristol was in the early 19th century. A young woman is being tried for begging. It is believed that the woman is a princess from a far away land when a man claims to be able to translate her dialect....

1993.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

6
1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

1993
A little girl named Marie sleeps on Christmas Eve and dreams of a world in which her toys become larger than life. The prince takes her on a journey to defend her against the Mouse King.
Dave

Dave

4.25
1993
A sweet-natured Temp Agency operator and amateur Presidential look-alike is recruited by the Secret Service to become a temporary stand-in for the President of the United States.

1992.

2 Movies
Chaplin

Chaplin

8.5
1992
An elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, reminiscing about his amazing journey from his poverty- stricken childhood to world-wide success after the ingenious invention o...
Consenting Adults

Consenting Adults

1992
The lives of an ordinary suburban couple are disrupted by their new neighbors, the Otis family.

1991.

3 Movies
Merlin and the Dragons

Merlin and the Dragons

1991
A young King Arthur is awakened by a dream in which a boy pulls a sword from a stone. A young boy with strange abilities and visions is the subject of a story. Emrys is believed to be a demon. The vil...
Soapdish

Soapdish

6
1991
Celeste Talbert is the star of the long-running soap opera "The Sun Also Sets." With the show's ratings down, Celeste's ruthlessly ambitious co-star, Montana Moorehead, and the show's arrogant produce...
Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

5.45
1991
The residents of Grand Canyon lived in Los Angeles. The unlikely friendship of two men from different races and classes brought together when one finds himself in jeopardy in the other's rough neighbo...

1990.

2 Movies
William Shakespeare's Hamlet

William Shakespeare's Hamlet

1990
A prince and university student avenges his father's murder by his uncle, who stole the crown and married his mother.
I Love You to Death

I Love You to Death

1990
Joey Boca has been married to a woman for many years and is the owner of a pizza parlour. When she learns that Joey has been cheating on her for a long time, she goes to extreme lengths to get him to ...

1989.

1 Movie
The January Man

The January Man

1989
Both Frank and Nick were police officers. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, and corruption...

1988.

2 Movies
John Cleese's Final Farewell Performance

John Cleese's Final Farewell Performance

1988
A feature length documentary on the making of A Fish Called Wanda
A Fish Called Wanda

A Fish Called Wanda

5.75
1988
A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet he learns that he is not the only one after the diamonds, which causes troubles.

1987.

2 Movies
The Grand Knockout Tournament

The Grand Knockout Tournament

1987
The Grand Knockout Tournament, also known as It's a Royal Knockout, was a one-off charity event which was shown on British television in June 1987. The British version of Jeux Sans Frontieres was a sl...
Cry Freedom

Cry Freedom

1987
The friendship between two men fighting against apartheid in South Africa is the subject of a dramatic story. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who is following the activities...

1986.

1 Movie
Violets Are Blue

Violets Are Blue

1986
After fifteen years of traveling around the world, Gussie (Spacek), a famous photographer, returns to the Maryland coastal resort where she was born.

1985.

1 Movie
Silverado

Silverado

2
1985
Four heroes are on their way to a sleepy town. A corrupt sheriff and a group of killers have taken over the town where their family and friends live. It's up to the sharp-shooting quartet to save the ...

1983.

2 Movies
The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

1983
Frederic was an apprenticeship to a pirate king. He will be surprised when he arrives in Cornwall with his shipmates.
The Big Chill

The Big Chill

6
1983
After the funeral of one of their friends, seven old college friends gather for a weekend reunion.

1982.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Nature

Nature

1982
There are many stunning documentaries that take viewers to far flung locations such as the African plains and the frigid depths of ice in the South Pole. The show is about the environment and animals....
Sophie's Choice

Sophie's Choice

1982
In 1947, a young writer named Stingo moves to Brooklyn to begin work on his first novel. He found out that she is a Holocaust survivor when he became friendly with her and Nathan. She had a harrowing ...

1981.

1 TV show
TV
Wanna bet, that..?

Wanna bet, that..?

1981
Wetten, dass..? was a long-running German-language entertainment television show. It is the most successful Saturday television show in Europe. Its format was the basis for the British show You Bet! a...

1980.

1 Movie
The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

1980
Pirates of Penzance is part of the Broadway Theater Archive television series. The 1983 movie of the same name that starred Linda Ronstadt and Kevin Kline was not presented as a live 1980 performance ...

1976.

1 Movie
The Time of Your Life

The Time of Your Life

1976
William Saroyan's Pulitzer Prize-winning play revolves around the denizens of a San Francisco bar in 1939. Lonely, lovelorn, weary or cynical, the characters drift in and out of the bar and each other...

1975.

1 TV show
TV
Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

6.36
1975
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...

1971.

1 TV show
TV
Great Performances

Great Performances

1971
Classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries are included in the programming portfolio of the best in the performing arts from across America and ...

Unknown Year.

4 Movies
Still on the Road

Still on the Road

Twelve actors spend six months on a cramped bus, lose their lead actor, play 71 roles, and learn to work in spaces that wont hold their set, all while reconnecting with their passion for performing, r...
The Good House

The Good House

Hildy Good is a New England real estate agent and descendant of the Salem witches. As she reignites an old romance and becomes dangerously entwined in one person's reckless behavior, her life starts t...
The Diary

The Diary

In the early 1930s, a young man leaves his hometown of Shanghai for Europe to be with his love of his life.
The Starling

The Starling

While trying to hold on to his strained relationship with his suicidal wife, a man grieves over the death of his baby daughter.
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