Though he continues to act in a variety of television shows and movies, Bob Balaban has had success off camera as well. He received an Academy Award nomination for producing the 2001 film "Gosford Park," and more recently directed several episodes of the Showtime series "Nurse Jackie." The 68-year-old actor also penned six children's books about a dog named McGrowl. Last year, he appeared in the movie "Moonrise Kingdom," and will be seen next in the George Clooney film "The Monuments Men." —XFINITY Entertainment Staff (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.