Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks

Age
88
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
Showbiz Today TV Show
Showbiz Today
Saturday Night Clive (UK) TV Show
Saturday Night Clive (UK)
The Celebrity Game (UK) TV Show
The Celebrity Game (UK)
 

Main Movie Roles

2014 - 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

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Yogurt (Voiced)
15
Uncle Phil
5
Himself - Actor
4
Himself
2
Himself (Voiced)
1
The Angry Cat (Voiced)
1
Tom (Voiced)
1
Mr. Miller (Voiced)
1
Himself
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:




TRIVIA:
  • 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".
  • Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy", by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 63-66. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
  • Son 'Eddie Brooks' (qv) manages a band called "Early Edison".
  • Named one of E!'s "Top 20 entertainers of 2001.".
  • His stage name is an adaptation of his mother's maiden name, Brookman.
  • According to his 1975 Playboy interview, Mel's favorite candy is Raisinets.
  • 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).


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