Quick Facts of
- First NameKevin Kline
- Net Worth$ 35 million
- CareerSinger, Actor
Starting his career from the stage plays, Kevin Kline made his debut on the screen in 1972. Apart from acting, he has also tried his hands in singing and comedy.
As of early 2020, his total worth is calculated to be around $35 million.
Kevin Kline’s Career Journey To The Multi-Millionaire Club
The Tony Award Winner Kevin Kline started his acting career in 1972 as a stage performer with The Acting Company. After four years of struggle in Broadway, he started working in TV and movies. To date, he has more than 50 acting credits under his name.
His first TV appearance was in the series, Search for Tomorrow as Woody Reed alongside Don Knotts, Jane Krakowski, and Mary Stuart.
Following his debut, he appeared in dozens of series, including The Time of Your Life, The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People, Hamlet, Cyrano de Bergerac, Maya & Marty.
Kline’s big-screen debut came in 1982 with the role of Nathan Landau in Sophie’s Choice. Following this, he got an opportunity to work in several shows; however, his career got huge recognition after he was cast in A Fish Called Wanda.
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Some of his other notable work includes The Big Chill, Cry Freedom, Grand Canyon, Silverado, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, De-Lovely, Beauty and the Beast, Dave. He was also part of the animated comedy series Bob’s Burgers.
- The Tale of Despereaux(2008) for Andre
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame II(2002) for Captain Phoebus
- The Road to El Dorado(2000) for Tulio
- The Nutcracker(1993) as Narrator
- Merlin and the Dragons(1991) as a Narrator
- Bob’s Burgers(2011 to present) as Mr. Calvin Fischoeder
- Freedom: A History of Us(2003)
Awards And Achievement
- Kline has a school auditorium named after him, Kevin Kline Theater.
- Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor(1989)
- Tony Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Musical(1978), Best Actor in a Musical(1981) and Best Actor in a Play(2017)
- Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical(1978), Outstanding Actor in a Musical(1981), Outstanding Actor in a Play(2004 and 2017)
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie(2006)
Kline got into the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation following his son’s diagnosis with the disease. In November 2004, Meryl Streep awarded him the JDRF’s Humanitarian of the Year award for his contribution to the organization.
He is also the President of the Snowdrop Foundation, of which the main motto is to assist patients at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. Also, it helps to eliminate childhood cancer and providing them scholarships.
Married To Phoebe Cates
The 72 years old, Kevin Kline is married to Phoebe Cates. They first met in 1983 and began dating after two years. After four years of a romantic relationship, they shared the wedding vows in 1989.
Together they share two children: Owen Kline (born in 1991) and Greta Kline (born in 1994).
Talking about his past relationship, he was romantically linked with actresses, JoBeth Williams, Patti LuPone, Marisa Berenson, Sally Field, and Barbara Hershey, among others.
Kevin Delaney Kline, aka Kevin Kline, was born on October 24, 1947, in St. Louis, Missouri, the U.S to Margaret Agnes Kirk and Robert Joseph Kline. Professionally his father was an amateur opera singer and a classical music lover who owned The Record Bar and also used to sell toys during the 1960s and 1970s.
His father was Jewish and mother, Roman Catholic of Irish descent. He was raised in the mother’s faith along with three siblings: sister, Kate, and brothers, Alexander and Christopher.
Regarding education, the actor completed his schooling in 1965 from the Saint Louis Priory School. After the completion of his school level, he joined Indiana University, Bloomington.
At the beginning of his university days, he was studying composing and conducting music, but in his last two years, he switched to theater and speech.
Did you know? He was the classmate of actor Jonathan Banks while he attended Indiana University.
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