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Alan Arkin

Alan Arkin is an Academy Award-winning American actor who is also an acclaimed director, producer, author, singer and composer. He was born Alan Wolf Arkin on March 26, 1934, in Brooklyn, New York. His family were Jewish immigrants from Russia and Germany. In 1946 the Arkins moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, California. His father, David I. Arkin... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 23 wins & 60 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Love the Coopers
 2015 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
J.D. Salinger
- Yes And (2015) ... J.D. Salinger (voice)
- Let's Find Out (2015) ... J.D. Salinger (voice)
- Higher Love (2015) ... J.D. Salinger (voice)
 2013 Armed Response
Officer Riggs
 2011 Thin Ice
Gorvy Hauer
 2008 Sunshine Cleaning
 2006 Raising Flagg
Flagg Purdy
 2006 The Novice
Father Behnke
 2005 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Martin Adler
- It's a Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World (2005) ... Martin Adler
 2004 Noel
 2004 Eros
Dr. Pearl / Hal (segment "Equilibrium")
 2003 And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (TV Movie)
Sam Drebben
 2003 The Pentagon Papers (TV Movie)
Harry Rowen
 2001 America's Sweethearts
Wellness Guide
 2001 Varian's War (TV Movie)
 2000 Blood Money (TV Movie)
Willy 'the Hammer' Canzaro
 2000 Magicians
 1997 Four Days in September
Charles Burke Elbrick
 1997 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Zoltan Karpathein
- The Son Also Rises (1997) ... Zoltan Karpathein
 1996 Heck's Way Home (TV Movie)
 1995 Steal Big Steal Little
Lou Perilli, Ruben's Partner
 1995 Picture Windows (TV Series)
- Soir Bleu (1995) ... Tully
 1995 The Jerky Boys
Ernie Lazarro
 1994 Doomsday Gun (TV Movie)
Col. Yossi
 1994 North
Judge Buckle
 1993 Samuel Beckett Is Coming Soon (Short)
The Director
 1993 So I Married an Axe Murderer
Tony's Boss / Precinct Captain (uncredited)
 1993 Taking the Heat (TV Movie)
Tommy Canard
 1993 Indian Summer
Unca Lou Handler
 1993 Cooperstown (TV Movie)
Harry Willette
 1990/I Havana
Joe Volpi
 1990 Coupe de Ville
Fred Libner
 1988 Necessary Parties (TV Movie)
Archie Corelli
 1986 Big Trouble
Leonard Hoffman
 1986 A Deadly Business (TV Movie)
Harold Kaufman
 1985 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
- The Emperor's New Clothes (1985) ... Bo
 1985 Joshua Then and Now
Reuben Shapiro
 1985 The Fourth Wise Man (TV Movie)
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Flagg Purdy
- A Matter of Principle (1984) ... Flagg Purdy
 1982 The Last Unicorn
Schmendrick (voice)
 1981 Full Moon High
Dr. Brand
 1981 Improper Channels
Jeffery Martley
 1980 Simon
Prof. Simon Mendelssohn
 1979 The Magician of Lublin
Yasha Mazur
 1979 Carol Burnett & Company (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1979)
 1978 The Defection of Simas Kudirka (TV Movie)
Simas Kudirka
 1978 The Other Side of Hell (TV Movie)
Frank Dole
 1977 Fire Sale
Ezra Fikus
 1975 Hearts of the West
 1973 Deadhead Miles
 1972 Last of the Red Hot Lovers
Barney Cashman
 1970-1971 Sesame Street (TV Series)
- Episode #2.68 (1971) ... Larry
- Episode #2.32 (1970) ... Larry
- Episode #2.27 (1970) ... Larry
- Episode 131 (1970) ... Larry
 1971 Little Murders
Lt. Practice
 1969 The Monitors
Man in Monitors Commercial
 1969 Popi
 1967 Woman Times Seven
Fred (segment "The Suicides")
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Barney Kempinski
- The Love Song of Barney Kempinski (1966) ... Barney Kempinski
 1966 The Last Mohican (Short)
Mr. Ableman
 1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Ted Miller
- The Beatnik and the Politician (1964) ... Ted Miller
 1963 That's Me (Short)
 1957 Calypso Heat Wave
Tarriers Lead Singer (uncredited)
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Childrens book: "Tony's Hard Work Day". See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »


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It's not enough for me to just be a personality and go up there and say lines nicely. I want to tell a story with a character. See more »


Grandfather of son Adam Arkin's daughter Molly. See more »

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