Charles Grodin

  • “A first rate storyteller.” –The New York Times
  • “A natural-born raconteur.” —Newsweek
  • Movie Star, Emmy Award-Winning Writer, Bestselling Author, Screenwriter, Talk Show Host, and CBS News Commentator

Charles Grodin is considered one of the most unique talents in America. Newsweek raves that he is a “natural-born raconteur,” and The New York Times called him a “First-Rate Storyteller.”

 
  

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Charles Grodin is considered one of the most unique talents in America. He was a commentator for 60 Minutes II and for the past five years has been a commentator for the CBS News Radio Network. The New York Times called him A First-Rate Storyteller. Newsweek called him, A natural born raconteur. 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 Werent Here and the recently released compilation, If I Only Knew Then...: Learning from Our Mistakes.

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, "Its 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. 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 four plays produced in New York. 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 Beethoven movies and recently acted in the new comedy The Ex.

Mr. Grodin left the movies when his son entered first grade to be a stay at home father. After a twelve year absence, when his son graduating high school, he returned to the movies starring in Fast Track along with Mia Farrow, Amanda Pete, Jason Bateman and Zach Braff. He has been very active in criminal justice issues and was particularly noted by Governor Pataki for his work in having New Yorks Rockefeller drug laws reformed.