Bob Balaban Overview

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Born: August 16, 1945

Born in Chicago, Bob Balaban is the son of Elmer Balaban, who was one of seven brothers who built Chicago's first "super-colossal" theaters. One of the brothers, Barney, went on to become the chairman of Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, and his son became a director/producer, so it seemed natural that Bob would also get involved in show business one way or another. While in high school, he took a workshop at Second City, then went to Colgate University and NYU, as well as taking acting lessons... See All

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