Is one of the few non-African Americans on Saturday Night Live (1975) to perform in a "blackface" routine, but in full make-up prosthetics and as a realistic, non-stereotypical character.
Younger daughter, Lindsay Crystal, is an aspiring filmmaker.
His famous uncle, record producer Milton Gabler, founded Commodore Records and later Decca Records (which turned down The Beatles), where he produced the Bill Haley hit "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock".
Became a father for the 2nd time at age 29 when his wife Janice Crystal gave birth to their daughter Lindsay Crystal on October 21, 1977.
Recipient of the Kennedy Center's 2007 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.