Was hospitalized with a broken leg on May 22, 2012 in New York, after being hit by a car as he was walking. Resumed his stage career after recovery with a stint in an Off-Broadway play directed by Bob Balaban.
Dan Aykroyd and McKean are the only ones to have appeared as musical guests, hosts and regulars on Saturday Night Live (1975).
At age 46, was the oldest man to join the cast of Saturday Night Live (1975).
December 28, 2009: Rang the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange with his fellow "Superior Donuts" cast members.
He decided to become an actor after seeing British actor and comedian Stanley Holloway performing in a one-man show titled "Laughs and Other Events" in New York.