Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks

Age
90
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

2015 - Hotel Transylvania 2
2013 - Mr. Peabody & Sherman
2013 - Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic
2005 - The Producers
2005 - The Producers
2005 - Robots
2000 - Up at the Villa
1994 - The Little Rascals
1993 - Robin Hood: Men in Tights
1991 - Life Stinks
1990 - Look Who's Talking Too
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
1975 - The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother
1974 - Young Frankenstein
1974 - Blazing Saddles
1974 - Young Frankenstein
1974 - Blazing Saddles
1974 - Young Frankenstein
1970 - The Twelve Chairs

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Yogurt (Voiced)
15
Himself - Actor
6
Uncle Phil
5
Mel Brooks
4
Himself - Guest
3
Himself
2
Himself - Guest
2
Mel Brooks
1
Mel Brooks (Voiced)
1
The Angry Cat (Voiced)
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:




TRIVIA:
  • He and Bancroft married at New York City Hall, where a passer-by served as their witness.
  • 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).
  • He attended film director 'Alfred Hitchcock (I)' (qv)'s funeral.
  • At the opening of the Brodway version of "The Producers", he was asked by a reporter if he was nervious about the play's reception, since it cost $40 million to produce. Brooks joked, "If it flops, I'll take the other sixty million and fly to Rio." He didn't have to worry, since the play was both a critical and financial success.
  • In the original film version of _The Producers (1968)_ (qv), Brooks' voice can be heard singing the line "Don't be stupid/Be a schmarty/Come and join the Nazi Party" during the "Springtime for Hitler" number. For the Broadway musical version, he repeats this task, with the live actor lip-synching to a recording of Brooks.
  • 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".
  • His film _The Producers (1968)_ (qv) was the inspiration for the title of U2's album "Achtung Baby".
  • 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).


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