Quick Facts of Robert Elmer Balaban

  • Full NameRobert Elmer Balaban
  • Net Worth$4 Million
  • Date of Birth16 August, 1945
  • NicknameBob
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Ethnicity White
  • ProfessionActor
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1965–present
  • Eye colour Hazel
  • Hair colour Blackish Grey
  • SpouseLynn Grossman (m. 1977)
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Facebook and Twitter
  • Children2
  • Horoscope Leo
Bob Balaban

Academy Award-nominee actor  Bob Balaban is famous for playing The Young Student-New York in the 1969 movie, Midnight Cowboy. Bob has directed three feature films, in addition to several films and tv series. Also, he is an author of children’s novels. The 74 years old appeared as reporter Ira Stone n Miami Vice.

Bob had a recurring role on the fourth season of Seinfeld as Russell Dalrymple. He is married to Lynn Grossman for more than four decades, and the couple has two children. How much is Balaban’s Net Worth? Let’s dig into the article to know more about Bob.

Chicago Native

Bob Balaban was born as Robert Elmer Balaban on August 16, 1945, in Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America. He is the son of Eleanor Balaban and Elmer Balaban. His father owned several movie theatres and later was a pioneer in cable television. In addition, Bob’s mother acted under the name of Eleanor Barry.

Balaban started his college career at Colgate University where he joined Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and then transferred to New York University. Bob began acting at HB studio under Uta Hagen.

Rise to Stardom

Bob Balaban started his early career from the movie Midnight Cowboy in 1969. In 1967, he played the role of Linus in the original off-Broadway production of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. He appeared as Ted Marcus in 2000s film The West Wing alongside, Dule Hill, Allison Janney, Stockard Channing, and Alan Alda. He is also credited for the films like The Education of Max Bickford, Tom Goes to the Mayor, Entourage, recount, The Good Wife, and The Politician.

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Balaban played the role of Elliot in the 1970’s film The Strawberry Statement alongside, Bruce Davison, and Bud Cort. Also, he has appeared in movies like Prince of the City, Girlfriend, Dead Bang, Alice, Little Man Tate, and The French Dispatch.

What’s His Net Worth?

The 74 years old actor Bob Balaban has earned a impressive amount from his career. The star began his career in the entertainment industry since 1965 and ever since then he is working in the field. So far, he might have received a big chunk of money as his salary from acting. However, there are no exact details about his earnings and incomes in the media.

Additionally, Balaban has directed several episodes of the Showtime series, Nurse Jackie. Also, he is a author of six children’s novels featuring a biopic dog McGrown. Apart,  Bob is living a rich and lavish lifestyle from his earnings. Apart, there is no information about the house he owns and the cars he rides.

Wife- Bob Balaban

Midnight Cowboy actor Bob Balaban is a married man. He is married to his longtime girlfriend turned wife Lynn Grossman in 1977. The duo spent more than four decades as a husband and wife and they are still together. With the passing years, Bob and Lynn’s love is growing day by day. However, Balaban hasn’t shared any kind of information about his wife and married life in the media.

Bob Balaban and his wife
Bob Balaban with his wife, Picture Source: Flickr

The couple has two children from their long marriage span. The Balaban couple shares two daughters, Mariah Balaban and Hazel Balaban. Since Bob has kept his personal life under a wrap, there is no information about his children. For now, we can say that both of his daughters are grown and they are engaged in their respective professions.