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Alan Alda


Alan Alda was born on January 28, 1936 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo. He is known for his work on M*A*S*H (1972), The Four Seasons (1981) and Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989). He has been married to Arlene Alda since March 15, 1957. They have three children. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 40 wins & 60 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

M*A*S*H Capt. Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce
(1972-1983)
The Four Seasons Jack Burroughs
(1981)

Filmography

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 2018 The Emperor's Newest Clothes (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2018 The Good Fight (TV Series)
Solomon Waltzer
- Day 471 (2018) ... Solomon Waltzer
- Day 457 (2018) ... Solomon Waltzer
 2016 Horace and Pete (TV Series)
Uncle Pete
- Episode #1.10 (2016) ... Uncle Pete (credit only)
- Episode #1.9 (2016) ... Uncle Pete
- Episode #1.8 (2016) ... Uncle Pete (credit only)
- Episode #1.7 (2016) ... Uncle Pete (credit only)
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Uncle Pete (credit only)
 2016 Broad City (TV Series)
Dr. Jay Heller
- 2016 (2016) ... Dr. Jay Heller
 2015 Bridge of Spies
Thomas Watters Jr.
 2015 The Longest Ride
Ira Levinson
 2013-2014 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Alan Fitch
- The Decembrist (No. 12) (2014) ... Alan Fitch
- Berlin (No. 8): Conclusion (2014) ... Alan Fitch
- The Kingmaker (No. 42) (2014) ... Alan Fitch
- The Good Samaritan (No. 106) (2014) ... Alan Fitch
- Anslo Garrick (No. 16): Conclusion (2013) ... Alan Fitch
 2011-2013 The Big C (TV Series)
Dr. Atticus Sherman
- Quality of Death (2013) ... Dr. Atticus Sherman
- Quality of Life (2013) ... Dr. Atticus Sherman
- Thin Ice (2012) ... Dr. Atticus Sherman
- The Darkest Day (2011) ... Dr. Atticus Sherman
- Fight or Flight (2011) ... Dr. Atticus Sherman
 2012 Wanderlust
Carvin
 2011 Tower Heist
Arthur Shaw
 2009-2010 30 Rock (TV Series)
Milton Greene
- Christmas Attack Zone (2010) ... Milton Greene
- Kidney Now! (2009) ... Milton Greene
- Mamma Mia (2009) ... Milton Greene
 2008/I Nothing But the Truth
Albert Burnside
 2008 Flash of Genius
Gregory Lawson
 2008 Diminished Capacity
Uncle Rollie Zerbs
 2007 Resurrecting the Champ
Ralph Metz
 2004-2006 The West Wing (TV Series)
Senator Arnold Vinick
- Tomorrow (2006) ... Senator Arnold Vinick
- Institutional Memory (2006) ... Senator Arnold Vinick (credit only)
- The Last Hurrah (2006) ... Senator Arnold Vinick
- Transition (2006) ... Senator Arnold Vinick (credit only)
- Requiem (2006) ... Senator Arnold Vinick (credit only)
 2004 The Aviator
Senator Ralph Owen Brewster
 2001 The Killing Yard (TV Movie)
Ernie Goodman
 2001 Club Land (TV Movie)
Willie Walters
 2000 What Women Want
Dan Wanamaker
 1999 ER (TV Series)
Dr. Gabriel Lawrence
- Humpty Dumpty (1999) ... Dr. Gabriel Lawrence
- The Peace of Wild Things (1999) ... Dr. Gabriel Lawrence
- Truth & Consequences (1999) ... Dr. Gabriel Lawrence
- Sins of the Fathers (1999) ... Dr. Gabriel Lawrence
- Greene with Envy (1999) ... Dr. Gabriel Lawrence
 1998 The Object of My Affection
Sidney Miller
 1997 Mad City
Kevin Hollander
 1997 Murder at 1600
Jordan
 1996 Flirting with Disaster
Richard Schlichting
 1996 Jake's Women (TV Movie)
Jake
 1995 Canadian Bacon
President of the United States
 1994 White Mile (TV Movie)
Dan Cutler
 1993 And the Band Played On (TV Movie)
Dr. Robert Gallo
 1992 Whispers in the Dark
Leo Green
 1990 Betsy's Wedding
Eddie Hopper
 1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors
Lester
 1988 A New Life
Steve Giardino
 1986 Sweet Liberty
Michael Burgess
 1984 The Four Seasons (TV Series)
Jack Burroughs
- Pilot: Part 1 (1984) ... Jack Burroughs
 1972-1983 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Capt. Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce
- Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen (1983) ... Capt. Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce
- As Time Goes By (1983) ... Capt. Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce
- Give and Take (1983) ... Capt. Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce
- Friends and Enemies (1983) ... Capt. Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce
- Say No More (1983) ... Capt. Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce
 1981 The Four Seasons
Jack Burroughs
 1979 The Seduction of Joe Tynan
Joe Tynan
 1978 California Suite
Bill Warren
 1978 Same Time, Next Year
George Peters
 1977 Kill Me If You Can (TV Movie)
Caryl W. Chessman
 1974 6 Rms Riv Vu (TV Movie)
Paul Friedman
 1973 Isn't It Shocking? (TV Movie)
Dan
 1972 Class of '55 (TV Movie)
Peter
 1972 Playmates (TV Movie)
Marshall Barnett
 1972 To Kill a Clown
Maj. Evelyn Ritchie
 1972 The Glass House (TV Movie)
Jonathon Paige
 1971 Story Theatre (TV Series)
 1971 The Mephisto Waltz
Myles Clarkson
 1970 The Moonshine War
John W. (Son) Martin
 1970 Jenny
Delano
 1969 The Extraordinary Seaman
Lt. (J.G.) Morton Krim
 1968 Paper Lion
George Plimpton
 1968 Premiere (TV Series)
Frank St. John
- Higher and Higher, Attorneys at Law (1968) ... Frank St. John
 1967 Coronet Blue (TV Series)
Clay Breznia
- Six Months to Mars (1967) ... Clay Breznia
 1966 Where's Everett (TV Movie)
Arnold Barker
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Nick Staphos
- Picture Me a Murder (1965) ... Nick Staphos
 1963 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Freddie Wilcox
- The Sinner (1963) ... Freddie Wilcox
 1963 Gone Are the Days!
Charlie Cotchipee
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Dr. Glazer
- Soda Pop and Paper Flags (1963) ... Dr. Glazer
 1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Dr. John Griffin
- Night Sounds (1963) ... Dr. John Griffin
- Many a Sullivan (1963) ... Dr. John Griffin
 1962 The Laughmakers (TV Short)
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Young Poet
- Hold for Gloria Christmas (1962) ... Young Poet
 1958 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Carlyle Thompson
- Bilko the Art Lover (1958) ... Carlyle Thompson
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Only in America. Written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. Based on the book by Harry Golden. Scenic Design by Peter Larkin. Directed by Herman Shumlin. Cort Theatre: 19 Nov 1959- 12 Dec 1959 (28 performances). Cast: Alan Alda (as "Telephone Man") [Broadway debut], David Baker (as "Calvin"), Shannon Bolin (as "Kate Golden")... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 12 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site | Twitter

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

Listening is being able to be changed by the other person. See more »

Trivia:

With the exception of taking a course in Theater Games, he's never studied acting. His degree from Fordham University is in Science. He felt that he was a natural performer and that studying would ruin his gift for being natural. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays ambitious authority figures that are corrupt and unethical See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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