Bob Balaban Net Worth
Bob Balaban net worth: Bob Balaban is an American actor, author, producer and director who has a net worth of $4 million. His career has spanned over four decades and he has appeared in over sixty films and television series. He is probably best known for his work as "Russell Dalrymple" in Seinfeld from 1992-1993 as well as his work on Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Moonrise Kingdom, and Ghost World. He was born in Chicago, Illinois as the son of successful parents who owned several movie theatres and were later pioneers of cable television. His Uncle, Barney Balaban, was president of Paramount Pictures for nearly 30 years from 1936 to 1964 and his family owned and operated some of the most beautiful movie palaces in the United States beginning in the 1920s. Balaban began his college career at Colgate University but ended up transferring to New York University. One of his earliest appearances in film was in Midnight Cowboy, which aired in 1969. In the 70s he appeared in Catch-22, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and received a Tony Award nomination for his role in The Inspector General. Throughout the 80s and 90s he had many supporting and recurring roles in television series and also appeared in a handful of films. In 2001, he started producing and received a nomination for Best Picture while producing Gosford Park. He also directed several episodes of the Showtime series, Nurse Jackie. He is the author of six children's novels featuring a bionic dog named McGrown and in 2011 was featured with Morgan Freeman and John Lithgow in a Broadway play called 8, a staged reenactment of the federal trial to overturn California's Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage. Bob Balaban has been married to Lynn Grossman since 1977 and the couple of have two children.