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Michael McKean is a man of many comedic faces

Michael McKean is a man of many comedic faces

When he played Lenny on ABC's popular 1976-83 sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," Michael McKean realized he could easily become typecast as his dumb, lovable Fonzie wannabe and pal of the knuckleheaded Squiggy. He vowed not to let it happen.

"It's not your first gig that typecasts you, it's the next two," said the affable McKean, 65, during a recent lunch break from rehearsals of his latest gig as British Prime Minister Jim Hacker in the British political comedy "Yes, Prime Minister," which begins previews Tuesday and opens June 12 at the Geffen Playhouse.

"If the next two are just like the first one, you're typecast. You have shot yourself in...

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