He may have come to fame as front end of the Lenny & Squiggy sidekicks to ABC’s Laverne and Shirley, or even as David St. Hubbins in the cult mockumentary This is Spinal Tap. But Michael McKean’s career had already exploded on film, TV and music by the time he played the maniacal Clown for Voyager’s “The Thaw.” 

As a New York City native born in 1947, his follow-up film roles boomed through Clue, Earth Girls Are Easy, Coneheads, The Brady Bunch Movie, and a slew of indie movies including A Mighty Wind—where his original songs won a Grammy and received an Oscar nomination.  McKean’s TV, stage and voice credits are many, with a recurring roles on The X-Files and the bandleader on Primetime Glick—but he also holds the distinction of being the only person to have been a musical guest, then host, then cast member of Saturday Night Live, in that order.