For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences, and he continues to have an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, in film and on television.
Born in the Bronx, Robert Klein was a member of the famed “Second City” theatrical troupe in Chicago. In 1975, Klein was the first comedian to appear in a live concert on HBO. He has gone on to do nine one-man shows for HBO and received his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music and Lyrics in 2001 for Robert Klein: “Child in His 50’s.” Klein released “Robert Klein: The HBO Specials 1975-2005,” a collector’s DVD box set to critical acclaim. His most recent special for HBO, “Robert Klein: Unfair and Unbalanced” earned him a second Emmy nomination in 2011 for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.
Robert Klein has been nominated twice for Grammy Awards for “Best Comedy Album of the Year” for his albums “Child of the Fifties” and “Mind Over Matter.”
2014 and 2015 were busy years for Klein. He appeared on "Madame Secretary" starring Tea Leoni on CBS, "Sharknado 2: The Second One" and "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" starring Ian Ziering, on SyFy. Most recently, he guest stars as Laura Diamond's grouchy but loveable father, Leo, on NBC's "The Mysteries of Laura" starring Debra Messing.
Robert Klein appeared in the Marshall Fine documentary, “Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg,” in 2017, which made its world premiere at the renowned SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, and was later picked up by Starz.