Image of Bob Balaban

Bob Balaban

Bob Balaban was born on August 16, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Robert Elmer Balaban. He is an actor and director, known for Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). He has been married to Lynn Grossman since April 1, 1977. They have two children.

Read bio at imdb | Read bio at Wikipedia
Aug 16, 1945 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie An L.A. Minute
Latest Project:
Movie Isle of Dogs 2018-03-23

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 17 nominations.

Known For
Poster of The Grand Budapest Hotel
Poster of Moonrise Kingdom
Poster of Ghost World
Poster of Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Movie Tex, the Passive-Aggressive Gunslinger Tex 2018
Movie The Five Stages of Grief Daniel's Father 2018
Movie Isle of Dogs None 2018-03-23
Movie The Brass Ring Unknown 2018
Movie The Definite Maybe Wolfe Rollins 2018
Series Condor Reuel Abbott 2018-01-01
Movie Invisible Thread Unknown 2018
Movie An L.A. Minute Shelly 2017
Movie A Comic's Climb at the USCAF Himself 2017-09-02
Movie Marie and Bruce Roger 2017-12-09
Movie Gosford Park: Deleted Scenes Morris Weissman 2017-11-28
Movie Moonrise Kingdom: Animated Book Short None 2017-09-15
Series Hopeless Pictures Sam 2017-09-13
Series Reel Junkie Unknown 2017
Movie Eva Hesse Wilhelm Hesse 2016-04-27
Movie Mascots Unknown 2016-10-13
Movie I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House Mr. Waxcap 2016-10-28
Series Pitch Unknown 2016-09-22
Movie Starring Austin Pendleton Himself 2016-04-01
Movie Everything Is Copy Himself 2016-03-21
Movie The 1st Annual Carney Awards Himself 2015-11-01
Series Show Me a Hero Judge Leonard B. Sand 2015-08-16
Movie The Grand Budapest Hotel Unknown 2014-03-28
Series Vivement dimanche prochain Unknown 2014
Movie The Monuments Men Preston Savitz 2014-02-07
Movie Fading Gigolo Sol 2014-04-09
Series Approach the Bench Judge / ... 2014-04-23
Movie We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can't Afford to Miss Unknown 2014-10-21
Series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Unknown 2014-04-27
Series Broad City Unknown 2014-01-22
Movie Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight Unknown 2013-10-05
Movie Girl Most Likely Maxwell 2013-07-18
Series Alpha House Unknown 2013-04-19
Series Family Tree Unknown 2013-05-12
Movie Santa Fe Thursday None 2012-12-06
Series Nimrod in Cannes Unknown 2012
Series Welcome to the Basement Unknown 2012-01-13
Series Girls Unknown 2012-04-15
Movie Moonrise Kingdom The Narrator 2012-06-29
Movie Thin Ice Unknown 2011-01-25
Movie A Monster in Paris Pâté 2011-10-12
Series Web Therapy Unknown 2011-07-19
Movie Howl Judge Clayton Horn 2010-08-27
Movie F--K Bob 2010-04-01
Movie Leaves of Grass Unknown 2010-09-17
Series Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood Himself - Actor, Director 2010-11-01
Series Up Close with Carrie Keagan Unknown 2010
Series Overheard Unknown 2010-10-21
Series Le grand journal de Canal+ Unknown 2010
Movie Rage Mr. White 2009-11-09
Series The Good Wife Unknown 2009-09-22
Movie Georgia O'Keeffe Unknown 2009-09-19
Movie The Windmill Movie Himself 2009-06-17
Series Nurse Jackie Unknown 2009-06-08
Movie Dedication Arthur Planck 2008-10-10
Series God & Co. Unknown 2008
Movie Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn Unknown 2008-11-20
Series Web Therapy Unknown 2008-09-22
Movie Recount Ben Ginsberg 2008-05-25
Series Swingtown Unknown 2008-06-05
Movie Prince of the City: The Real Story Himself / Santimassino 2007-05-22
Movie License to Wed Unknown 2007-07-03
Movie Bernard and Doris Unknown 2007-10-17
Series Seinfeld: Inside Look Unknown 2007
Movie No Reservations Therapist 2007-07-27
Series Bob Builds His Dream House Unknown 2006
Movie Reflections of Lady in the Water None 2006-12-19
Series The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman Unknown 2006-08-04
Movie Trust the Man Unknown 2006-09-01
Movie Lady in the Water Harry Farber 2006-07-21
Movie After Midnight: Reflecting on a Classic 35 Years Later Unknown 2006-02-21
Movie Capote Unknown 2006-02-03
Movie Controversy and Acclaim Himself - 'The Young Student' 2006-02-21
Movie Celebrating Schlesinger Himself 2006-02-21
Movie For Your Consideration Unknown 2006-11-22
Movie Headspace Unknown 2005-09-18
Movie The Exonerated Unknown 2005-01-27
Series Made in Hollywood Unknown 2005-09-30
Series Celebrity Charades Unknown 2005-05-27
Movie Seinfeld: Jason + Larry = George Himself 2005-11-22
Series Tom Goes to the Mayor Unknown 2004-11-14
Movie Scene Stealers Jonathan Crouch Esq. 2004-03-04
Series Entourage Unknown 2004-07-18
Movie The First Amendment Project: No Joking Himself 2004-12-14
Movie IFP Gotham Awards 2004 Himself - Host 2004-12-01
Movie Gerald L'Ecuyer: A Filmmaker's Journey Himself 2004-08-29
Movie A Mighty Wind Unknown 2003-05-09
Movie Day for Night: Truffaut in the USA Himself 2003-03-18
Series I Love the '70s Unknown 2003-08-18
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie The Making of Gosford Park Unknown 2002
Movie The Burbs None 2002-10-01
Movie Lost in the Snow Unknown 2002-11-11
Movie The Tuxedo Unknown 2002-09-27
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 2002-09-18
Movie Gosford Park Morris Weissman 2002-01-18
Series Anatomy of a Scene Unknown 2001
Movie The Mexican Bernie Nayman 2001-03-02
Series The Education of Max Bickford Unknown 2001-09-23
Movie Plan B James Foster 2001-11-10
Movie The Majestic Elvin Clyde 2001-12-21
Movie Ghost World Enid's Dad 2001-09-21
Series Dead Last Unknown 2001-08-14
Series Deadline Unknown 2000-10-02
Movie Best in Show Dr. Theodore W. Millbank, III 2000-10-20
Movie Cradle Will Rock Harry Hopkins 2000-01-21
Series Now and Again Unknown 1999-09-24
Movie Jakob the Liar Kowalsky 1999-09-24
Movie Swing Vote Justice Eli MacCorckle 1999-04-19
Series Strangers with Candy Unknown 1999-04-07
Movie Natural Selection Dr. William Powell 1999-10-07
Series The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
Series The Directors Unknown 1999-12-17
Movie Three to Tango Decker 1999-10-22
Movie The Wedding Toast Unknown 1999-09-14
Movie Clockwatchers Milton Lasky 1998-05-15
Movie Giving Up the Ghost Bob 1998-09-07
Movie Deconstructing Harry Unknown 1998-01-02
Movie The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' Himself 1998-05-12
Movie Waiting for Guffman Lloyd Miller 1997-01-31
Series Directors on Directors Unknown 1997
Movie Conversation with the Beast Mr. Webster 1997-02-20
Series Oz Unknown 1997-07-12
Movie SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground Unknown 1997-08-17
Movie The Late Shift Warren Littlefield 1996-02-24
Movie Pie in the Sky Paul Entamen 1996-02-09
Movie The Last Good Time Unknown 1995-04-14
Series Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist Unknown 1995-05-28
Series Legend Unknown 1995-04-18
Movie Wigstock: The Movie Unknown 1995-06-09
Series Friends Unknown 1994-09-22
Movie Greedy Ed 1994-03-04
Series HBO First Look Unknown 1994-03-01
Movie City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold Unknown 1994-06-10
Movie Amos & Andrew Unknown 1993-03-05
Series Good Day L.A. Unknown 1993-01-01
Movie For Love or Money Ed Drinkwater 1993-10-01
Movie My Boyfriend's Back Unknown 1993-08-06
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Bob Roberts Unknown 1992-09-04
Series Unnatural Pursuits Unknown 1992-12-07
Series Eerie, Indiana Unknown 1991-09-15
Movie Little Man Tate Unknown 1991-11-01
Movie Alice Unknown 1991-01-10
Movie The Face of Fear Ira Preduski 1990-09-30
Movie Dead Bang Elliot Webly 1989-03-24
Movie Parents Unknown 1989-01-27
Series Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05
Movie Funny Himself 1988-12-01
Series Monsters Unknown 1988-10-22
Movie End of the Line Warren Gerber 1987-08-28
Series Biography Unknown 1987-04-06
Series American Masters Unknown 1986-06-23
Series Amazing Stories Unknown 1985-09-29
Movie Nothing Lasts Forever Unknown 1984-09-01
Movie 2010: The Odyssey Continues Himself 1984
Series Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Movie In Our Hands Himself 1984-02-16
Movie 2010 Dr. R. Chandra 1984-12-07
Series Tales from the Darkside Unknown 1983-10-29
Movie Whose Life Is It Anyway? Carter Hill 1982-01-22
Movie The Making of 'Absence of Malice' Himself 1982-01-01
Movie Prince of the City Santimassino 1981-08-21
Movie Absence of Malice Rosen 1981-12-18
Movie Altered States Arthur Rosenberg 1980-12-25
Movie The 33rd Annual Tony Awards Himself - Nominee 1979-06-03
Movie Girlfriends Martin 1978-08-01
Movie The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' Himself 1977-01-01
Movie America at the Movies Unknown 1977-10-12
Movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind David Laughlin 1977-12-14
Series Good Morning America Unknown 1975-01-06
Movie Report to the Commissioner Joey Egan 1975-09-19
Movie Bank Shot Victor Karp 1974-07-31
Series Maude Unknown 1972-09-12
Movie Making It Wilkie 1971-09-24
Movie Marriage: Year One Bernie 1971-10-15
Series The Irv Kupcinet Show Unknown 1970
Movie The Strawberry Statement Elliot - Organizer 1970-06-24
Movie Me, Natalie Morris 1970-02-06
Movie Catch-22 Capt. Orr 1970-06-24
Movie Midnight Cowboy Unknown 1969-06-16
Series Room 222 Unknown 1969-09-17
Series Love, American Style Unknown 1969-09-29
Series Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Series Hank Unknown 1965-09-17
Series The Mike Douglas Show Unknown 1961-12-11
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1955-07-29
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14