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Charles Grodin      

Emmy Award Winning Movie Star, Screenwriter

Charles Grodin is considered one of the most unique talents in America. He is the commentator for 60 Minutes IIand the CBS News Radio Network. The New York Times called him “A First-Rate Storyteller.”

Acclaim for Charles Grodin:

\"A natural-born raconteur.\"— Newsweek

\"Grodin is the closest thing to an Old Testament figure on television. I watch him every night.\"— Joe Queenan, TV Guide

\"Chuck Grodin is the Oscar Levant of our day, an intelligent, witty raconteur. He’s an original voice.\"—Marvin Kitman, New York Newsday

Earlier in his career he was under exclusive contract as a talk show guest for Johnny Carson. He made memorable appearances with Mr. Carson over a twenty-year period as well as appearing with David Letterman for twenty years.

He is the author of five highly acclaimed books including the national bestseller It Would Be So Nice If You Weren’t Here .

Mr. Grodin won an Emmy as writer of the Paul Simon special for NBC. He produced and directed the Simon and Garfunkel special which was a CBS entry in the worldwide Montreaux Television Festival.

He directed the Emmy-winning ABC television special Acts Of Love and Other Comedies. Also for ABC, he wrote the television special Love, Sex and Marriage of which U.S.A. Today said, “It’s time capsule good. The Smithsonian folks should tape it!” He was also a writer /director for Candid Camera.

He received four Cable Ace nominations for the Charles Grodin show on CNBC. It was nominated as best show on cable every year there were ace nominations. Still standing as the highest-rated show ever in its time period on the network, it was a place in television where the unprotected – the homeless, the victims of domestic violence, and unfair prison sentences – were given a voice.

He won the Outer Critics Circle Award as Best Actor on Broadway in Same Time Next Year.

He directed the comedy classic Lovers and Other Strangers on Broadway.

He has had two plays produced in New York and his third play, The Co-Op Chronicles will be produced next season.

Mr. Grodin has had a long distinguished career in the movies. He has starred in such films as The Heartbreak Kid, Seems Like Old Times, Midnight Run and the Beethovenmovies.

In his speeches, Charles Grodin shares wit and wisdom from his career in show business. Lecture titles include:

It Would Be So Nice If You Weren't Here: My Journey Through Show Business I Like It Better When You're Funny: Working in Television and Other Precarious Adventures We're Ready for You, Mr. Grodin: Behind the Scenes at Talk Shows, Movies, and Elsewhere How I Get Through Life: A Wise and Witty GuideMr. Grodin resides in Connecticut.

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