Michael McKean Overview

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Born: October 17, 1947

Born in New York, Michael McKean attended Carnegie-Mellon University, where he met David L. Lander, and while studying at NYU, he roomed with Christopher Guest. Along with Harry Shearer and Richard Beebe, Lander and McKean formed a comedy troupe called The Credibility Gap, performing satirical daily newscasts on Pasadena Rock station KRLA-AM. In 1975, McKean, Lander and Shearer landed jobs as writers for the ABC sitcom, Laverne & Shirley. Penny Marshall, who starred on the show as Laverne,... See All

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