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Bob Balaban


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Birth Name: Bob Balaban
Born: 08/16/1945
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Robert Elmer Balaban was born on Aug. 16, 1945, into a show business family of sorts. His father and uncles were founders of Balaban and Katz Theaters, a large chain of beautiful, classic era movie theaters in the Chicago area. Yet another uncle served as the president of Paramount Pictures for nearly three decades. Balaban himself was interested in the world of entertainment from the time he was a young boy and began making short films with his father's 8mm movie camera. By the time he was a teenager, he was performing comedy with the influential Second City theater troupe; eventually moving on to study at the New York University Film School. The film student made his first dent as an actor... Continue Bio >>


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