Jun. 28th, 1926
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Mel Brooks' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2014 - Mr. Peabody & Sherman
2005 - The Producers
2005 - Robots
1998 - The Prince of Egypt
1995 - Dracula: Dead and Loving it
1994 - The Little Rascals
1993 - Robin Hood: Men in Tights
1991 - Life Stinks
1990 - Look Who's Talking Too
1987 - Spaceballs
1983 - To Be or Not to Be
1981 - History of the World: Part I
1979 - The Muppet Movie
1977 - High Anxiety
1976 - Silent Movie
1974 - Young Frankenstein
1974 - Blazing Saddles
1970 - The Twelve Chairs
1968 - The Producers
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Actor
The Angry Cat (Voiced)
Mr. Miller (Voiced)
- Has directed two performers to Oscar-nominations: 'Gene Wilder' (qv) (for _The Producers (1968)_ (qv)) and 'Madeline Kahn' (qv) (for _Blazing Saddles (1974)_ (qv)).
- He and 'Anne Bancroft (I)' (qv) met on the set of a TV talk show, and Mel later paid a woman who worked on the show to tell him which restaurant Bancroft was going to eat at that night so he could "accidentally" bump into her again and strike up a conversation.
- The 1944 edition of the Eastern District High School (Brooklyn, N.Y.) yearbook featured the future Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky) stating that his goal was to become President of the United States; forty-three years later, in 1987, his ambition was to be fulfilled, if only in fiction and in part -- in the movie _Spaceballs (1987)_ (qv), he portrayed Spaceball leader "President Skroob".
- In 1966, he was about to co-star in a movie called "Easy Come, Easy Go" with 'Jan Berry (I)' (qv) and 'Dean Torrence' (qv) in the leading roles. What would have been his on-screen debut, was canceled due to a car wreck during shooting, in which Berry suffered a severe brain damage and paralysis. On the casting list was also British comedy star 'Terry-Thomas' (qv).
- Godfather of 'Alan Yentob' (qv)'s children.
- His film _The Producers (1968)_ (qv) was the inspiration for the title of U2's album "Achtung Baby".
- Would much rather write than direct.
- He attended film director 'Alfred Hitchcock (I)' (qv)'s funeral.