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Comic actor Michael McKean began acting in the late '60s as a student at the Carnegie Mellon Institute. He joined a number of theater companies, and eventually decided to move to Los Angeles in 1970 where he was a charter member of comedy troupe "The Credibility Gap." After some success with comedy, McKean and fellow "Gap" members David L. Lander and Harry Shearer were hired to write for the new comedy show "Laverne and Shirley" in 1975. Penny Marshal had seen McKean and Lander perform as street kids "Lenny and Ant'ny," and asked them to do an episode with them on "Laverne & Shirley." They were so popular, that "Lenny and Squiggy" became regulars and staples of the show.
Since "Laverne & Shirley," McKean has starred in dozens of feature films including the legendary "This Is Spinal Tap," "The Brady Bunch Movie" and "That Darn Cat." He was a regular on "Saturday Night Live" for a while in addition to doing voices for "Animaniacs" and "Dinosaurs." McKean also received an ACE nomination for his role as Gibe on "Dream On" as well as a nomination for his part in HBO's "Sessions."