Kevin Kline was born in St. His father was of German Jewish descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. With this company, Kline performed Shakespeare across the country. He was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance. His work in the ensemble cast of The Big Chill would again be highly successful, so that when Lawrence Kasdan wrote Silverado , Kline would again be part of the cast. With his role as Otto "Don't call me Stupid! Kline could play classic roles such as Hamlet in Great Performances: Hamlet ; or a swashbuckling actor like Douglas Fairbanks in Chaplin ; or a comedic role in Soapdish In all the films that he has worked in, it is hard to find a performance that is not well done. In , Kline married actress Phoebe Cates. Sign In.
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Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA. One of the most versatile and respected actors of his generation, Kevin Kline has made a name for himself on the stage and screen. Equally comfortable in comedic and dramatic roles, he is one of those rare actors whose onscreen characterizations are not overshadowed by his offscreen personality; remarkably free of ego, he has impressed both critics and audiences as a performer in the purest sense of the word. He became active in theater while growing up in the Saint Louis suburbs, performing in a number of school productions. He continued to act while a student at Indiana University at Bloomington, and following graduation, moved to New York, where he was accepted at the Juilliard School.
Louis, Missouri , U. He was known both for his low-key intensity in dramatic roles and as a master of physical comedy. Kline studied piano as a child and began acting while he was in high school. He attended Indiana University in Bloomington , Indiana, where he initially intended to major in music, but he switched his focus to drama , graduating in In Kline joined The Acting Company, a repertory theatre group cofounded that year by Houseman, and he spent the next four years touring with that troupe, acting in classical and contemporary plays. He continued to perform in smaller theatres in New York City while also working in television commercials and appearing in a recurring part on the soap opera Search for Tomorrow. Kline first appeared on Broadway in
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