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Larry Brilliant was born on May 5, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is known for his work on Contagion (2011), TED: The Future We Will Create (2007) and Ram Dass, Fierce Grace (2001). He has been married to Girija Brilliant since 1969. They have three children. See full bio »

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Contagion Miscellaneous Crew
Ram Dass, Fierce Grace
Ram Dass, Fierce Grace Miscellaneous Crew


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 2011 Contagion (senior technical advisor)
 2001 Ram Dass, Fierce Grace (Documentary) (archive materials)
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 1971 Haré Raama Haré Krishna
Extra in the 'Dum Maro Dum' song sequence (uncredited)
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 2016/III Open Your Eyes (Documentary short) (producer)
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 2017 Unseen Enemy (Documentary) (post-production)
 2014 TakePart Live (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode #3.94 (2014) ... Himself - Guest (as Dr. Larry Brilliant)
 2012 One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das (Documentary)
 2009 Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie (Documentary)
 2007 TED: The Future We Will Create (TV Movie documentary)
 2001 Ram Dass, Fierce Grace (Documentary)

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Dr. Larry Brilliant

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I've worked with Black Panthers and Chicanos, with American Indians and East Indians. I'm used to dealing with all kinds of people. Everyone else at Network Technologies knows more about computers and business than I do, but I'm the catalyst that makes things work. Dealing with people and getting things done are carryovers from my past. They are generic skills that transfer as easily to stamping ... See more »


Has been a physician, an activist, a religious seeker in India, a leader of the drive to eradicate smallpox, a computer networking pioneer, and an Internet entrepreneur. He launched his Network Technologies International (NETI) company in 1984 and was a founder of The WELL, the early on-line discussion network.

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