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Melvin James Kaminsky was born on June 28th, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York. He served in WWII, and afterwards got a job playing the drums at nightclubs in the Catskills. Brooks eventually started a comedy act and also worked in radio and as Master Entertainer at Grossinger's Resort before going to television. He was a writer for, Your Show of Shows (... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 21 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Producers
The Producers Hilda the Pigeon / Tom the Cat
(2005)
Spaceballs
Spaceballs President Skroob / Yogurt
(1987)
Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles Governor William J. Lepetomane / Indian Chief
(1974)
History of the World: Part I
History of the World: Part I Moses / Comicus / Torquemada / Jacques / King Louis XVI
(1981)

Filmography

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 2017 Blazing Samurai (filming)
Shogun (voice)
 2016 The Guardian Brothers (English version, voice)
 2015 Hotel Transylvania 2
Vlad (voice)
 2015 The Comedians (TV Series)
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 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 (voice)
 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 Up at the Villa
Train Station Man (uncredited)
 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 (voice, uncredited)
 1995 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Mel Brooks
- Homer vs. Patty and Selma (1995) ... Mel Brooks (voice)
 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 When Things Were Rotten (TV Series)
Guard
- The Capture of Robin Hood (1975) ... Guard (uncredited)
 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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He was producer, writer, lyricist, & composer for the Broadway version of his movie, "The Producers." Brooks won the 2001 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score (Music & Lyrics) Written For The Theatre. The show also won Tonys for Orchestration, Direction, Choreography, Lighting, Costume, ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 18 Interviews | 10 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Melvin Brooks

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

Look at Jewish history. Unrelieved lamenting would be intolerable. So, for every ten Jews beating their breasts, God designated one to be crazy and amuse the breast-beaters. By the time I was five I knew I was that one. See more »

Trivia:

His father died when Mel was age 2 and his impoverished childhood has been called 'Dickensian'. See more »

Trademark:

References to Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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