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Birthday: Jun 28, 1926
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Mel Brooks

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Melvin Brooks (né Kaminsky, born June 28, 1926) is an American filmmaker, comedian, actor and composer. He is known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies. Brooks began his career as a comic and a writer for the early TV variety show Your Show of Shows. He became well known as part of the comedy duo with Carl Reiner in the comedy skit The 2000 Year Old Man. He also created, with Buck Henry, the hit television comedy series Get Smart, which ran from 1965 to 1970. In middle age, Brooks became one of the most successful film directors of the 1970s, with many of his films being among the top 10 moneymakers of the year they were released. His best-known films include The Producers, The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World, Part I, Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. A musical adaptation of his first film, The Producers, ran on Broadway from 2001 to 2007. In 2001, having previously won an Emmy, a Grammy and an Oscar, he joined a small list of EGOT winners with his Tony award for The Producers. He received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2009, the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010, the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award in June 2013, a British Film Institute Fellowship in March 2015, a National Medal of Arts in September 2016, and a BAFTA Fellowship in February 2017. Three of his films ranked in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 comedy films of the past 100 years (1900–2000), all of which ranked in the top 15 of the list: Blazing Saddles at number 6, The Producers at number 11, and Young Frankenstein at number 13. Brooks was married to Oscar-winning actress Anne Bancroft from 1964 until her death in 2005.

Filmography
Movie Cast Year
Spaceballs President Skroob/Yoghurt 1987
History of the World: Part I Moses/Comicus/Torquemada/Jacques/King Louis XVI 1981
The Silence of the Hams Checkout Guest (uncredited) 1994
It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein Himself 1994
The Little Rascals Mr. Welling 1994
Silent Movie Mel Funn 1976
Blazing Saddles Gov. William J. Le Petomane / Indian Chief 1974
The Muppet Movie Professor Max Krassman 1979
Life Stinks Goddard Bolt 1991
To Be or Not to Be Dr. Frederick Bronski 1983
Robin Hood: Men in Tights Rabbi Tuckman 1993
Dracula: Dead and Loving It Prof. Abraham Van Helsing 1995
High Anxiety Dr. Richard H. Thorndyke 1977
Robots Big Weld (voice) 2005
Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch Himself 1997
Screw Loose Jake Gordon 1999
Spaceballs: The Documentary Himself 2005
Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s & '70s 2007
The Critic Narrator 1963
Mel Brooks Strikes Back! Himself 2012
Sex, Lies and Video Violence Stressed old man 2000
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic Himself 2013
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise Himself 2013
Free to Be… You and Me Baby Boy (Voice) 1974
Look Who's Talking Too Mr. Toilet Man (voice) 1990
Hotel Transylvania 2 Vlad (voice) 2015
Sid Caesar Collection: Buried Treasures - The Legend of Sid Caesar Himself 2003
Laddie Himself 2017
Mel Brooks: Live at the Geffen Himself 2015
Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again Himself 2011
Mr. Peabody & Sherman Albert Einstein (voice) 2014
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story Himself 2017
Young Frankenstein Werewolf / Cat Hit by Dart / Victor Frankenstein (voice) 1974
The Last Laugh Himself 2016
The Dick Cavett Show with Mel Brooks himself 2006
The Twelve Chairs Tikon 1970
Blazing Samurai Shogun 2018
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You 2016
If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast Himself 2017
Frank Sinatra: The Voice of a Century Himself 1998
Ballerina Mustachioed Creep (voice) 2017
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Himself 2017
Mickey's Audition Movie Director 1992
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Joe Snow (voice) 2002
An Audience with Mel Brooks Himself 1984
Ballerina Luteau (voice) 2017
Untitled Lani Pixels Project 2019
It's Always About the Story: Conversations with Alan Ladd, Jr. Himself 2016
Peeping Times Adolf Hitler 1978
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Vlad (voice) 2018
The Sid Caesar Collection: Inside The Writer's Room Himself 2000
The Sid Caesar Collection: Creating The Comedy Himself 2000
Annie: the Women in the Life of a Man Himself 1970
The Producers Singer in "Springtime for Hitler" (voice) (uncredited) 1967
Recording the Producers: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks Himself 2001
The Great Buster: A Celebration Himself 2018
Series Cast Year
Mad About You 1992
The Electric Company 1971
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In 1968
Spaceballs: The Animated Series 2008
Glenn Martin, DDS 2009
The Simpsons 1989
Noel's House Party 1991
Frasier Guest Caller - Tom 1993
Curb Your Enthusiasm 2000
The Hollywood Palace 1964
Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks 2003
The Frank Skinner Show 1995
Saturday Night Clive 1989
The Academy Awards 1953
An Audience with... Himself 1978
Wogan Himself 1982