About Bob Balaban
Bob Balaban’s familiar, bespectacled face can be seen in such highly-acclaimed films as Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, and the Oscar-nominated film Gosford Park, which he also produced. He is perhaps most recognizable for his hilarious recurring role on Seinfeld as the head executive of NBC who accepts, then declines, then accepts again the pilot written by George and Jerry. Most recently, Balaban starred opposite George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, and Cate Blanchett in The Monuments Men, adapted from the best-selling book by Robert Edsel (GTN Exclusive). Directed by Clooney, The Monuments Men follows a motley group of historians, scholars, and art curators whose mission it is to save the world’s most precious works from Nazi looters and devastation during WWII.
Aside from his prolific acting credits, Balaban also produced and directed The Exonerated, a hit Off-Broadway and nationally touring play that received the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, and was rated the #1 play by The New York Times. He also directed a star studded cast in the television adaption of The Exonerated for Court TV, headed by Susan Sarandon and Danny Glover. Balaban is also noted for his appearance with Phillip Seymour Hoffman in the 2005 Academy Award winning film Capote.