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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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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.

Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 70

Birthday 1926-06-28

Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Melvin James Kaminsky

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Blazing Samurai as Shogun
2017 Laddie as Himself
2017 If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast as Himself
2017 Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story as Himself
2016 Ballerina as Mustachioed Creep (voice)
2016 The Last Laugh as Himself
2016 Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
2016 Little Door Gods as Rogman (voice)
2015 Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story as Himself
2015 Hotel Transylvania 2 as Vlad (voice)
2015 Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic as Himself
2015 Mel Brooks: Live at the Geffen as Himself
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman as Albert Einstein (voice)
2013 Mel Brooks: Make a Noise as Himself
2012 Mel Brooks Strikes Back! as Himself
2011 Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again as Himself
2009 Glenn Martin, DDS(1 episode)
2008 Spaceballs: The Animated Series(13 episodes)
2007 Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s & '70s
2006 The Dick Cavett Show with Mel Brooks as himself
2005 Spaceballs: The Documentary as Himself
2005 Robots as Big Weld (voice)
2003 Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks(61 episodes)
2003 Sid Caesar Collection: Buried Treasures - The Legend of Sid Caesar as Himself
2000 Curb Your Enthusiasm(4 episodes)
2000 Sex, Lies and Video Violence as Stressed old man
1999 Screw Loose as Jake Gordon
1998 Frank Sinatra: The Voice of a Century as Himself
1997 Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch as Himself
1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It as Prof. Abraham Van Helsing
1995 The Frank Skinner Show(1 episode)
1994 It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein as Himself
1994 The Little Rascals as Mr. Welling
1994 The Silence of the Hams as Checkout Guest (uncredited)
1993 Frasier(1 episode) as Guest Caller - Tom
1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights as Rabbi Tuckman
1992 Mad About You(2 episodes)
1991 Noel's House Party(1 episode)
1991 Life Stinks as Goddard Bolt
1990 Look Who's Talking Too as Mr. Toilet Man (voice)
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1989 Saturday Night Clive(1 episode)
1987 Spaceballs as President Skroob/Yoghurt
1983 To Be or Not to Be as Dr. Frederick Bronski
1981 History of the World: Part I as Moses/Comicus/Torquemada/Jacques/King Louis XVI
1979 The Muppet Movie as Professor Max Krassman
1978 An Audience with...(1 episode) as Himself
1977 High Anxiety as Dr. Richard H. Thorndyke
1976 Silent Movie as Mel Funn
1974 Young Frankenstein as Werewolf / Cat Hit by Dart / Victor Frankenstein (voice)
1974 Free to Be… You and Me as Baby Boy (Voice)
1974 Blazing Saddles as Gov. William J. Le Petomane / Indian Chief
1971 The Electric Company(782 episodes)
1970 The Twelve Chairs as Tikon
1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In(2 episodes)
1964 The Hollywood Palace(4 episodes)
1963 The Critic as Narrator
1953 The Academy Awards(1 episode)

Writing

2015 Mel Brooks: Live at the GeffenWriter
2005 The ProducersScreenplay
1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving ItScreenplay
1993 Robin Hood: Men in TightsScreenplay
1991 Life StinksScreenplay
1987 SpaceballsScreenplay
1981 History of the World: Part IScreenplay
1977 High AnxietyScreenplay
1976 Silent MovieScreenplay
1974 Young FrankensteinScreenstory
1974 Young FrankensteinScreenplay
1974 Blazing SaddlesScreenplay
1970 The Twelve ChairsScreenplay
1970 Shinbone AlleyAuthor
1967 The ProducersWriter
1965 Get Smart(1 episode)Writer
1954 Caesar's Hour(0 episodes)Writer
1900 Get Smart 2Characters

Production

2015 SamExecutive Producer
2015 Mel Brooks: Live at the GeffenExecutive Producer
2005 The ProducersProducer
1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving ItProducer
1993 Robin Hood: Men in TightsProducer
1991 Life StinksProducer
1987 SpaceballsProducer
1983 To Be or Not to BeProducer
1982 FrancesExecutive Producer
1981 History of the World: Part IProducer
1980 The Elephant ManExecutive Producer
1977 High AnxietyProducer
1975 When Things Were Rotten(13 episodes)Producer
1900 Mel Brooks Strikes Back! With Mel Brooks And Alan Yentob(0 episodes)Executive Producer

Directing

1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving ItDirector
1993 Robin Hood: Men in TightsDirector
1991 Life StinksDirector
1987 SpaceballsDirector
1981 History of the World: Part IDirector
1977 High AnxietyDirector
1976 Silent MovieDirector
1974 Young FrankensteinDirector
1974 Blazing SaddlesDirector
1970 The Twelve ChairsDirector
1967 The ProducersDirector

Creator

2008 Spaceballs: The Animated SeriesCreator
1989 The Nutt HouseCreator
1975 When Things Were RottenCreator
1965 Get SmartCreator

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