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Mel Brooks

Actor | * 06/28/1926 (92) | Brooklyn, New York, USA
Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky, June 28, 1926) is an American filmmaker, actor, comedian, and composer. He is known as a creator of broad film farces and comedic parodies. Brooks began his career as a comic and a writer for the early TV variety show Your Show of Shows. He created, with Buck Henry, the hit television comedy series Get Smart, which ran from 1965 to 1970. In middle age, Brooks became one of the most successful film directors of the 1970s, with many of his films being among the top 10 moneymakers of the year they were released. His best-known films include The Producers, The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World, Part I, ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Documentaries | Animation

Known for these Movies & Shows

Spaceballs

PG

1987 | 3.4/5 | 1h 36min
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Blazing Saddles

R

1974 | 3.7/5 | 1h 33min
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The Producers

PG-13

2005 | 3.1/5 | 2h 14min
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Awards & Nominations for Mel Brooks

2x Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program 2x Grammy Award for Best Music Film Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay Nebula Award for Best Script Saturn Award for Best Director 3x Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album Grammy Hall of Fame Tony Award for Best Original Score Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album 2x Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics 2x Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical Kennedy Center Honors AFI Life Achievement Award Academy Awards 3x Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program Nebula Award for Best Script Academy Award for Best Original Song Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation 2x Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy 3x Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album 2x Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album Grammy Award for Best Music Film Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical 2x Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics 2x Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in An Animated Program Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special

Movies with Mel Brooks as Actor(59)

as himself2018 Mel Brooks: Unwrapped
as Shogun2018 Blazing Samurai
as himself2017 Laddie
as Rogman (voice)2016 The Guardian Brothers
as himself2016 The Last Laugh
as Mustachioed Creep (voice)2016 Ballerina
as Luteau (voice)2016 Ballerina
as Vlad (voice)2015 Hotel Transylvania 2
as Albert Einstein (voice)2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman
as Big Weld (voice)2005 Robots
as Stressed old man2000 Sex, Lies and Video Violence
as Jake Gordon1999 Screw Loose
as Prof. Abraham Van Helsing1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It
as Checkout Guest (uncredited)1994 The Silence of the Hams
as Mr. Welling1994 The Little Rascals
as Rabbi Tuckman1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights
as Movie Director1992 Mickey's Audition
as Goddard Bolt1991 Life Stinks
as himself1991 Knight Rider 2000
as Mr. Toilet Man (voice)1990 Look Who's Talking Too
as President Skroob/Yoghurt1987 Spaceballs
as Dr. Frederick Bronski1983 To Be or Not to Be
as Moses/Comicus/Torquemada/Jacques/King Louis XVI1981 History of the World: Part I
as Professor Max Krassman1979 The Muppet Movie
as Adolf Hitler1978 Peeping Times
as Dr. Richard H. Thorndyke1977 High Anxiety
as Mel Funn1976 Silent Movie
as 2000 Year Old Man (voice)1975 The 2000 Year Old Man
as Baby Boy (Voice)1974 Free to Be… You and Me
as Gov. William J. Le Petomane / Indian Chief1974 Blazing Saddles
as Werewolf / Cat Hit by Dart / Victor Frankenstein (voice)1974 Young Frankenstein
as Tikon1970 The Twelve Chairs
as Singer in "Springtime for Hitler" (voice) (uncredited)1967 The Producers
as Narrator1963 The Critic

TV Shows/Series with Mel Brooks as Actor(12)

Movies with Mel Brooks as Crew(43)

Production/Executive Producer2015 Sam
Production/Executive Producer2015 Mel Brooks: Live at the Geffen
Writing/Characters2008 Get Smart
Production/Producer2005 The Producers
Writing/Screenplay2005 The Producers
Directing/Director1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It
Production/Producer1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It
Writing/Screenplay1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It
Directing/Director1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Writing/Screenplay1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Production/Producer1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Production/Executive Producer1992 The Vagrant
Directing/Director1991 Life Stinks
Writing/Screenplay1991 Life Stinks
Production/Producer1991 Life Stinks
Writing/Writer1991 Knight Rider 2000
Directing/Director1987 Spaceballs
Writing/Screenplay1987 Spaceballs
Production/Producer1987 Spaceballs
Production/Producer1983 To Be or Not to Be
Production/Executive Producer1982 Frances
Directing/Director1981 History of the World: Part I
Writing/Screenplay1981 History of the World: Part I
Production/Producer1981 History of the World: Part I
Production/Executive Producer1980 The Elephant Man
Directing/Director1977 High Anxiety
Writing/Screenplay1977 High Anxiety
Production/Producer1977 High Anxiety
Directing/Director1976 Silent Movie
Writing/Screenplay1976 Silent Movie
Writing/Writer1975 The 2000 Year Old Man
Directing/Director1974 Blazing Saddles
Writing/Screenplay1974 Blazing Saddles
Directing/Director1974 Young Frankenstein
Writing/Screenplay1974 Young Frankenstein
Writing/Screenstory1974 Young Frankenstein
Writing/Screenplay1970 The Twelve Chairs
Directing/Director1970 The Twelve Chairs
Writing/Author1970 Shinbone Alley
Directing/Director1967 The Producers
Writing/Writer1967 The Producers
Writing/Writer1954 New Faces

TV Shows/Series with Mel Brooks as Crew(2)

Production/Producer1975 When Things Were Rotten
Writing/Writer1965 Get Smart

Additional Information

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Full Name: Mel Brooks
Born: 06/28/1926 in Brooklyn (current age: 92)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Abraham Lincoln High School, Virginia Military Institute, Brooklyn College
Member of: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Spouses (current/former): Anne Bancroft
Children: Max Brooks
Influenced by/Role models: Fred Astaire, Jack Benny, Bob Hope
Other names for Mel Brooks (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Melvin James Kaminsky"
"Melvin Kaminsky"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3178, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 01/06/2019