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Mel Brooks


Mel Brooks was born Melvin Kaminsky on June 28, 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 22 wins & 30 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. Le Petomane / 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 (announced)
Shogun (voice)
 2016 Leap! (US version, voice)
 2016 Xiao men shen
Rogman (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, lögner & videovåld (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)
 1974 Blazing Saddles
Governor William J. Le Petomane / Indian Chief
 1969 Putney Swope
Mr. Forget It
 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
Show Show Writer (43 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (24 credits)
Show Show Producer (23 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Director (12 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (10 credits)
Show Show Self (176 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (28 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks @ the Cannes Film Festival". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Alternate Names:

Melvin Brooks

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

I've always been a huge admirer of my own work. I'm one of the funniest and most entertaining writers I know. See more »

Trivia:

His parents, Kate (Brookman) and Aharon Mordechai/Max Kaminsky, were Jewish immigrants. His father was born in Tilsit, then in Prussia, now in Russia, with ancestors who also lived in Belarus. His mother was born in Kiev, then in the Russian Empire, now in Ukraine. Mel is an avid fan of Russian literature, occasionally making references to works and writers in his films. See more »

Trademark:

["Walk this way" gag] One character says "Walk this way!" (as in "Follow me!"), and another character(s) copies the way he/she is walking (History of the World: Part I (1981), Young Frankenstein (1974) and Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)). See more »

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Cancer

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