Robert Klein

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Robert Klein

Robert Klein is an American stand-up comedian, musician, talk show host and actor. He was born in 1942 in New York City and graduated from Alfred University. Afterwards, he went to Yale Drama School, where he got his first acting experiences. He had his first major appearance as host of the television series "Comedy Tonight". Besides many theatre and movie appearances, he hosted Saturday Night Live twice in the 1970s and had his own late night talk show (Robert Klein time)from 1986 - 1988. Moreover, he was a successful musician who released several albums.

Important Facts

1942 - Born in NYC1970 - First major appearance (Comedy Tonight)1974 - Appearance in Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers1978 - Host of SNL1986 - Own late night talk show "Robert Klein Time"

More than 100 appearances on "The Tonight Show"Has released several music albums, which were quite successfulHas appeared in many movies and tv series such as "Hooper", "The Owl and the Pussycat", and "Sisters"


Klein has been influenced by Rodney Dangerfield, Jonathan Winters, and Lenny Bruce.

Lasting Impact

Robert Klein had a huge impact on Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Nick DiPaola, and Billy Crystal.Jay Leno confirmed in his last "Tonight Show" that he was influenced by Klein's "Child of the 50's" recording.






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