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Bob Balaban (Robert Elmer Balaban) was born on 16 August, 1945 in Chicago, IL, is an American actor. Discover Bob Balaban's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 76 years old?

Popular As Robert Elmer Balaban
Occupation actor,director,producer
Age 76 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born 16 August 1945
Birthday 16 August
Birthplace Chicago, IL
Nationality IL

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Bob Balaban Height, Weight & Measurements

At 76 years old, Bob Balaban height is 5′ 5″ .

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Height 5′ 5″
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Who Is Bob Balaban's Wife?

His wife is Lynn Grossman (m. 1977)

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Wife Lynn Grossman (m. 1977)
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Bob Balaban Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Bob Balaban worth at the age of 76 years old? Bob Balaban’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actor. He is from IL. We have estimated Bob Balaban's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2020 Under Review
Net Worth in 2019 Pending
Salary in 2019 Under Review
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Source of Income Actor

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As of 2018, he has appeared in six films along with Bill Murray: Nothing Lasts Forever (1984), Cradle Will Rock (1999), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Monuments Men (2014), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and Isle of Dogs (2018).


As of 2014, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Midnight Cowboy (1969), Gosford Park (2001) - which he produced and he was nominated himself - and Capote (2005). Midnight Cowboy (1969) won in the category.


Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2007 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actor category for his performance in the film Lady in the Water (2006), he failed to receive a nomination however.


He is described as a "mega-hunk" in The Simpsons: A Star Is Born Again (2003).


He is an actor and director, known for Gosford Park (2001), A Mighty Wind (2003) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).


Played the head of NBC in both Seinfeld (1989) and The Late Shift (1996).


Was nominated for Broadway's 1979 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for "The Inspector General."


Published a diary of his experiences working on the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).


Bob Balaban was born on August 16, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Robert Elmer Balaban.


Uncle Barney Balaban, president of Paramount Pictures from 1936 to 1964, was one of the movie magnates who attended the Waldorf Conference in 1946, in which the blacklist against communists was implemented. A deeply religious man, when asked by his daughter about his complicity with the blacklist, Balaban told her, "I don't think it's okay. There's something about it that's okay, but there's something about it that's terrible, and I don't quite understand it all yet".


Uncles Barney and A.J. Balaban owned ornate movie theaters with Sam Katz, the Balaban & Katz theater chain. Renamed Publix Theaters in 1925, it was acquired by Paramount Pictures. The theater chain became so important to Paramount'Inc. Sam Katz forced co-founder Adolph Zukor s fortunes that the company name was changed to Paramount-Publix in 1930. Paramount-Publix went bankrupt in 1933, and was reorganized as Paramount Pictures' to resign, but after Barney Balaban became Paramount president in 1936, he appointed Zukor chairman of the board. Barney Balaban was president of Paramount through the tumultuous years following the 1949 Supreme Court-mandated divestiture of movie production companies from their theater chains. President of Paramount for 28 years, Barney coined "Balaban's Law," which held that a film had to gross three times its negative cost to break even. After the failure of Samuel Bronston's The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), which cost $20 million (approximately $115 million in 2003 dollars), Balaban was eased out of Paramount.


His mother, Elenore (Pottasch), acted under the surname Barry. His father, Elmer Balaban (1909-2001), was the last surviving of seven Balaban brothers, who dominated the movie theater business in Chicago and in much of the Midwest. The Balaban boys built the city's first "supercolossal" theaters, the 700-seat Circle and the 2,000-seat Central Park. Bob's uncle, Barney Balaban, became chairman of Paramount Pictures in Hollywood and wanted to pass the torch to Elmer, but he declined. Elmer has been credited with devising an early version of pay-TV, based on a set-top box that would show first-run movies at home by accepting quarters.