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Melvin James Kaminsky was born on June 28th, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, to Russian Jewish immigrants, Kate and James Kaminsky. His father died when Mel was twelve years old, and he has said that his angry humor stems from that event. As a young boy, he learned how to play the drums. After brief education, he served in WWII, and afterwards got a job... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Hotel Transylvania 2 (filming)
Vlad (voice)
 2014 Dora the Explorer (TV Series)
Mad Hatter
- Dora in Wonderland (2014) ... Mad Hatter (voice)
 2011 The Paul Reiser Show (TV Series)
The Angry Cat
- The Playdate (2011) ... The Angry Cat (voice)
 2011 Special Agent Oso (TV Series)
Grandpa Mel
- On Old MacDonald's Special Song/Snapfingers (2011) ... Grandpa Mel (voice)
 2010 Glenn Martin DDS (TV Series)
Canine
- A Very Martin Christmas (2010) ... Canine (voice)
 2010 Ruby's Studio: The Feelings Show (Video)
Sally Simon Simmons Narrator
 2005 Robots
Bigweld (voice)
 2004 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Mel Brooks
- Opening Night (2004) ... Mel Brooks
- The Surrogate (2004) ... Mel Brooks
- The Blind Date (2004) ... Mel Brooks
- Mel's Offer (2004) ... Mel Brooks
 2000 Sex, Lies and Video Violence (Video)
Stressed old man
 2000 The Kids from Room 402 (TV Series)
Mr. Miller
- Squeezed Out (2000) ... Mr. Miller (voice)
 1999 Screw Loose
Jake Gordon
 1998 The Prince of Egypt
Additional Voices (voice, uncredited)
 1994 The Little Rascals
Mr. Welling
 1994 The Silence of the Hams
Checkout Guest (uncredited)
 1993 Frasier (TV Series)
Tom
- Miracle on Third or Fourth Street (1993) ... Tom (voice)
 1991 Life Stinks
Goddard Bolt
 1990 The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series)
Buzz Schlanger
- Due Diligence (1990) ... Buzz Schlanger
 1971-1977 The Electric Company (TV Series)
Blond-Haired Cartoon Man
- 130B (1977) ... Blond-Haired Cartoon Man (voice)
- 129B (1977) ... Blond-Haired Cartoon Man (voice)
- 128B (1977) ... Blond-Haired Cartoon Man (voice)
- 127B (1977) ... Blond-Haired Cartoon Man (voice)
- 126B (1977) ... Blond-Haired Cartoon Man (voice)
 1975 The 2000 Year Old Man (TV Movie)
2000 Year Old Man (voice)
 1974 Young Frankenstein
Werewolf / Cat Hit by Dart / Victor Frankenstein (voice, uncredited)
 1974 Free to Be... You & Me (TV Movie)
Baby Boy (voice)
 1970 The Twelve Chairs
Tikon
 1967 The Producers
Singer in 'Springtime for Hitler' (voice, uncredited)
 1963 The Critic (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1961 The New Steve Allen Show (TV Series)
2000 Year Old Man
- Episode #1.10 (1961) ... 2000 Year Old Man
- Episode #1.4 (1961) ... 2000 Year Old Man
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Other Works:

His musical, "The Producers," was performed at the Theatre at the Center in Chicago, Illinois with Sean Fortunato and Laura E. Taylor in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 16 Interviews | 10 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Melvin Brooks

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm the only Jew who ever made a buck offa 'Hitler'! See more »

Trivia:

At the opening of the Broadway version of "The Producers", he was asked by a reporter if he was nervous about the play's reception, since it cost $40 million to produce. Brooks joked, "If it flops, I'll take the other sixty million and fly to Rio." He didn't have to worry, since the play was both a critical and financial success. See more »

Trademark:

Lead character in his films is always a male See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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