Jun. 28th, 1926
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Actor
Himself - Guest
Himself - Guest
Mel Brooks (Voiced)
The Angry Cat (Voiced)
- Though _Blazing Saddles (1974)_ (qv) and _Young Frankenstein (1974)_ (qv) are often cited as his best and most popular films as a director, his biggest video sales are _Spaceballs (1987)_ (qv) and _Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)_ (qv).
- Worked with son 'Nicky Brooks' (qv) at Brooksfilm. Nicky was a story editor on _The Fly (1986)_ (qv), _The Fly II (1989)_ (qv) and _Spaceballs (1987)_ (qv).
- Would much rather write than direct.
- Godfather of 'Alan Yentob' (qv)'s children.
- He produced and wrote the music, lyrics, and book for the Broadway musical version of "The Producers" (2001), a musical version of his earlier movie _The Producers (1968)_ (qv). The hit musical then lead to the hit movie _The Producers (2005)_ (qv).
- 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".
- Grandson Henry Michael Brooks (Max's son) born April 2005.
- 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).