Charles Grodin is a actor, comedian, author and former cable talk show host. During
his early film career he played an obstetrician in the 1968 horror film, Rosemary’s
Baby. He gained recognition as a comedy actor when he played the lead role in the
1972 film The Heartbreak Kid. Gordin’s career took a turn in 1992, when he played family man George Newton in the children’s comedy Beethoven, opposite Bonnie
Hunt. The film was a box-office hit, and he reprised the role in the 1993 sequel.