Charles Grodin On Working With Louis C.K. In 'Louie' & Why He's Like “No Other ... - Deadline

Grodin isn’t a stranger to the Emmys: He won a 1978 Primetime trophy in the comedy-variety/music special category for writing The Paul Simon Special, a kudo he shared with Lorne Michaels, Lily Tomlin, Chevy Chase and Al Franken to name a few. There Grodin could sound off on socially conscious issues while also delivering interviews that rivaled Tom Synder, Larry King and Charlie Rose’s Q&A style (his David Letterman interview is brilliant). one of the takeaway episodes was when Grodin’s daughter, comedienne Marion Grodin, produced a segment about reptile pet shop owners. And while Grodin rested from acting, he never put his pen down, continually writing plays, screenplays and seven books, the most recent being 2013’s Just When I Thought I’d Heard Everything. Off camera, Grodin is warm, with a slew of behind-the-scenes Hollywood stories about what went right and wrong on the sets he stepped on. not to mention, he’s sublimely hysterical with a Catskill-ian sense of humor. One of the quotes that has stuck with me over the last seven years was when I interviewed him for a Variety special feature on Warren Beatty’s AFI Lifetime Achievement tribute. Speaking about his Heaven Can Wait director/star, Grodin remembered first seeing Beatty at one of his first auditions across the room: “I said to myself that’s the best looking person — man or woman — I’ve ever seen in my life. Well, thank God, Grodin has never quit. Source: