Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks

Age
89
Birthday
Jun. 28th, 1926
Born in
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height
5' 5

Mel Brooks' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Electric Company TV Show
The Electric Company
Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks TV Show
Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies TV Show
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies
Parkinson (UK) TV Show
Parkinson (UK)
The New Steve Allen Show TV Show
The New Steve Allen Show
Saturday Night Clive (UK) TV Show
Saturday Night Clive (UK)
Showbiz Today TV Show
Showbiz Today
The Celebrity Game (UK) TV Show
The Celebrity Game (UK)
 

Main Movie Roles

2013 - Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic
2005 - The Producers
2005 - The Producers
2005 - Robots
1994 - The Little Rascals
1993 - Robin Hood: Men in Tights
1991 - Life Stinks
1987 - Spaceballs
1987 - Spaceballs
1983 - To Be or Not to Be
1981 - History of the World: Part I
1981 - History of the World: Part I
1981 - History of the World: Part I
1981 - History of the World: Part I
1981 - History of the World: Part I
1979 - The Muppet Movie
1977 - High Anxiety
1976 - Silent Movie
1974 - Young Frankenstein
1974 - Young Frankenstein
1974 - Blazing Saddles
1974 - Blazing Saddles
1974 - Young Frankenstein
1970 - The Twelve Chairs

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:




TRIVIA:
  • On NPR interview, mentioned that he attended Virginia Military Institute - was a "Brother Rat".
  • His film _The Producers (1968)_ (qv) was the inspiration for the title of U2's album "Achtung Baby".
  • Godfather of 'Alan Yentob' (qv)'s children.
  • His running "walk this way" gag is also the inspiration for the song "Walk This Way" by 'Aerosmith' (qv). The gag was copied from 'William Powell (I)' (qv)'s ad-lib in _After the Thin Man (1936)_ (qv).
  • Performed a rap song for the soundtrack of _History of the World: Part I (1981)_ (qv) called "It's Good To Be The King". It was a surprisingly successful hip-hop/dance hit in 1981. He followed it up with "Hitler Rap" for _To Be or Not to Be (1983)_ (qv). The song was not as successful. But the lyric "Don't be stupid, be a smarty/Come and join the Nazi Party" was originally used in the original movie version of _The Producers (1968)_ (qv), then later reused in Brooks' Broadway version of "The Producers".
  • One of the few people to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony. He won an Oscar for the screenplay of _The Producers (1968)_ (qv); 3 Emmys in a row (1997-1999) for his guest appearance as Uncle Phil in _"Mad About You" (1992)_ (qv); 3 Tonys for The Producers- Best Musical, Original Music Score and Book (musical); and 3 Grammys- Best Spoken Comedy Album for "The 2000 Year Old Man In The Year 2000" (1998, with 'Carl Reiner' (qv)) and two for The Producers (2001): Best Musical Show Album (as composer/lyricist) and Best Long Form Music Video (as artist).
  • His favorite song is "Yankee Doodle Dandy" by 'George M. Cohan' (qv).
  • Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy", by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 63-66. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387


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