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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.

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Jun 28, 1926 In Brooklyn, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Untitled Lani Pixels Project
Latest Project:
Series History of the World, Part II 2023-03-06
Known For
Poster of Mel Brooks: Unwrapped
Poster of It's Always About the Story: Conversations with Alan Ladd, Jr.
Poster of Hitchcock and Mel: Spoofing the Master of Suspense
Poster of The Terrible Elephant Man Revealed
Movie Untitled Lani Pixels Project Gatekeeper (voice) 2024
Series History of the World, Part II Narrator 2023-03-06
Movie Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank Shogun (voice) 2022-07-14
Movie Forky Asks a Question: What Is Love? Melephant Brooks (voice) 2019-12-06
Movie Toy Story 4 Melephant Brooks (voice) 2019-06-19
Movie Mel Brooks: Unwrapped Self 2018-02-17
Movie Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Self 2018-06-06
Movie Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Vlad (voice) 2018-06-28
Movie The Great Buster: A Celebration Self 2018-10-05
Movie Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story Himself 2017-02-01
Movie If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast Self 2017-06-05
Movie Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies Self 2017-11-12
Movie Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You Self 2016-01-21
Movie Ballerina Luteau (voice) 2016-12-14
Movie It's Always About the Story: Conversations with Alan Ladd, Jr. Himself 2016-04-22
Movie The Last Laugh Self 2016-04-18
Movie Mel Brooks: Live at the Geffen Self 2015-01-31
Movie The Guardian Brothers Rogman (voice) 2015-06-25
Movie Hotel Transylvania 2 Vlad (voice) 2015-09-21
Movie Mr. Peabody & Sherman Albert Einstein (voice) 2014-02-07
Movie Underdogs Manager (voice) 2013-07-18
Movie Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic Self 2013-04-23
Movie Mel Brooks: Make a Noise Self 2013-05-20
Series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Himself 2012-07-19
Movie In the Beginning: The Caesar Years Self 2012-11-13
Movie Mel Brooks Strikes Back! Self 2012-12-10
Movie Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again Self 2011-09-09
Series Glenn Martin, DDS Unknown 2009-08-17
Movie A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers Himself 2009-10-02
Movie Hitchcock and Mel: Spoofing the Master of Suspense Self 2009-12-15
Series Spaceballs: The Animated Series 2008-11-21
Movie Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s & '70s 2007-04-10
Movie The Dick Cavett Show with Mel Brooks Self 2006-09-07
Movie The Producers Hilda the Pigeon / Tom the Cat (voice) 2005-12-25
Movie Robots Bigweld (voice) 2005-03-10
Series Broadway: The American Musical Self 2004-10-19
Movie Sid Caesar Collection: Buried Treasures - The Legend of Sid Caesar Himself 2003-01-01
Movie Life Stinks: Does Life Really Stink? Self 2003-02-18
Series Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks Wiley (voice) 2003-09-07
Movie It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Joe Snow (voice) 2002-11-29
Movie The Making of 'The Producers' Self 2002-12-03
Movie The Terrible Elephant Man Revealed Self 2001-12-11
Movie Recording the Producers: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks Self / Host 2001-10-01
Movie Sex, Lies and Video Violence Stressed old man 2000-05-05
Series Curb Your Enthusiasm Unknown 2000-10-15
Movie The Sid Caesar Collection: Creating The Comedy Himself 2000-06-20
Movie The Sid Caesar Collection: Inside The Writer's Room Himself 2000-06-20
Movie Screw Loose Jake Gordon 1999-02-19
Movie The Prince of Egypt (voice) (uncredited) 1998-12-16
Movie Frank Sinatra: The Voice of the Century Self (archive footage) 1998-05-15
Movie Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch Self 1997-10-14
Movie Dracula: Dead and Loving It Prof. Abraham Van Helsing 1995-12-22
Series The Frank Skinner Show Unknown 1995-09-10
Movie The Silence of the Hams Checkout Guest (uncredited) 1994-03-11
Movie It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein Self 1994-10-25
Movie The Little Rascals Mr. Welling 1994-08-05
Movie Robin Hood: Men in Tights Rabbi Tuckman 1993-07-28
Series Frasier Tom (voice) 1993-09-16
Series RTL Samstag Nacht Unknown 1993-11-06
Movie Mickey's Audition Movie Director 1992-10-01
Series Mad About You Unknown 1992-09-23
Series Noel's House Party Unknown 1991-11-23
Movie Life Stinks Goddard Bolt 1991-06-05
Movie Look Who's Talking Too Mr. Toilet Man (voice) 1990-12-14
Series Saturday Night Clive Unknown 1989-01-21
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie Spaceballs President Skroob / Yogurt 1987-06-24
Movie An Audience with Mel Brooks Self 1984-02-04
Movie To Be or Not to Be Dr. Frederick Bronski 1983-12-16
Series Champs-Elysées Unknown 1982-01-16
Series Wogan Himself 1982-05-04
Movie History of the World: Part I Moses/Comicus/Torquemada/Jacques/King Louis XVI 1981-06-12
Movie The Muppet Movie Professor Max Krassman 1979-06-22
Movie The Muppets Go Hollywood Self 1979-05-16
Movie Mickey's 50 Self 1978-11-19
Series An Audience with... Himself 1978-01-08
Movie Peeping Times Adolf Hitler 1978-01-25
Movie High Anxiety Dr. Richard H. Thorndyke 1977-12-25
Movie Silent Movie Mel Funn 1976-06-17
Movie The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother Lion victim (voice) 1975-12-14
Movie The 2000 Year Old Man 2000 Year Old Man (voice) 1975-01-11
Movie Blazing Saddles Governor William J. Le Petomane / Indian Chief 1974-02-07
Movie Free to Be… You and Me Baby Boy (voice) 1974-03-11
Movie Young Frankenstein Werewolf / Cat Hit by Dart / Victor Frankenstein (voice) 1974-12-15
Series The Electric Company 1971-10-25
Series Great Performances Himself 1971-01-28
Movie Annie: the Women in the Life of a Man Himself 1970-02-18
Movie The Twelve Chairs Tikon 1970-10-28
Movie Putney Swope Mr. Forget It 1969-07-10
Series The Dick Cavett Show Himself - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie The Producers Singer in "Springtime for Hitler" (voice) (uncredited) 1967-11-22
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1967-09-09
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Movie The Critic Narrator (voice) 1963-05-20
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18