Bob Balaban is an American actor and author prominently known for his work as 'Russell Dalrymple' in Seinfeld from 1992 to 1993. Born to the family with a background of the entertainment industry, he stepped into the acting field with safe passage and inspiration.
Besides the entertainment industry, Bob is also an author, who has released a book of six children's novels featuring a bionic dog named McGrown.
Married, Wife, Children
The prolific American actor and author, Bob Balaban first met his wife, Lynn Grossman during his academic years at New York University film school. Lynn, who is a daughter of late politician Arthur Irving Grossman is a Manhattan-based screenwriter and an activist.
Bob and Lynn dated for a few years and shared their wedding vows in 1977. Although the records of their nuptial tie remain under the wraps, the happily married couple relishes their romantical bond for over four decades.
Bob Balaban with his wife, Lynn Grossman (Photo: zimbio.com)
After a year of their wedding, the couple welcomed their first child, Mariah in 1978. Likewise, the longterm married couple was blessed with their youngest daughter on 25 February 1987, after ten years of Mariah's birth. Their young daughter, Hazel serves as the Director of Real Estate Development and Special Projects at Studio Castellano.
As of 2019, Bob Balaban and his wife, Lynn Grossman treasures forty-two years of married life with immense love and harness.
Bob Balaban was born to a Jewish family on 16 August 1945. His parents, Eleanor Pottasch Balaban and Elmer Balaban raised him in Chicago, Illinois, the United States. He studied at Colgate University and later graduated from the New York University.
His father, Elmer, and uncle, Barry had founded the H & E Balaban Corporation in Chicago. Similarly, Bob's uncles were the founders of Balaban and Katz Theatre Circuit in Chicago, along with the Chicago and Uptown Theatres.
His paternal grandparents were immigrants from Russia. From his family side, Bob possesses the ancestry from Russia, Romania, and Germany.
Bob Balaban accumulates his net worth from his professional career as an actor. Bob, who has an estimated net worth $4 million, entered the acting industry with the role of a young student in Midnight Cowboy in 1969.
Throughout his career of over four decades, he has appeared in over sixty movies and TV Series. His acting credits include his role in the film like Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Moonrise Kingdom, and Ghost World. Similarly, he starred in Catch-22, The Inspector General, and Gosford Park. Also, the producer for Gosford Park, he received a nomination for Best Picture the movie.
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Along with his acting career, he directed several episodes for Showtime series, Nurse Jackie. Currently, he resides in his Bridgehampton house in New York.