Mel Brooks


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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 25 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

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

Filmography

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  Untitled Lani Pixels Project (announced)
Gatekeeper (voice)
 2021 Blazing Samurai (filming)
Shogun (voice)
  Fairy Tale Forest (TV Movie) (completed)
Bürgermeister
 2020 Grandma for President (TV Series)
Ernie Blanders (voice)
 2019 Olympians (Short)
Zeus
 2019 Forky Asks a Question (TV Series short)
Melephant Brooks
- What is Love? (2019) ... Melephant Brooks (voice)
 2019 Toy Story 4
Melephant Brooks (voice)
 2016 Leap!
Luteau (US version, voice)
 2016 The Guardian Brothers
Rogman (English version, voice)
 2015 Hotel Transylvania 2
Vlad (voice)
 2015 The Comedians (TV Series)
Mel Brooks
- Celebrity Guest (2015) ... Mel Brooks
 2014 Dora the Explorer (TV Series)
Mad Hatter
- Dora in Wonderland (2014) ... Mad Hatter (voice)
 2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Albert Einstein (voice)
 2013 Underdogs
Ace's Manager
 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)
 2008-2009 Spaceballs: The Animated Series (TV Series)
President Skroob / Yogurt
- Pilot Part 2: The Schwartz Strikes Back (2009) ... President Skroob / Yogurt (voice)
- Pilot Part 1: The Avenge of Dark Helmet (2009) ... President Skroob / Yogurt (voice)
- Spidermawg (2008) ... President Skroob / Yogurt (voice)
- Druidian Idol (2008) ... President Skroob / Yogurt (voice)
- Deep Ship (2008) ... President Skroob / Yogurt (voice)
 2003-2007 Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks (TV Series)
Wiley the Sheep
- The World According to Molly (2007) ... Wiley the Sheep (voice)
- Tale Spinner (2006) ... Wiley the Sheep (voice)
- The Gift (2006) ... Wiley the Sheep (voice)
- How Much Is That Dragon? (2006) ... Wiley the Sheep (voice)
- Seamus Sells Seashells by the Seashore (2006) ... Wiley the Sheep (voice)
 2005 The Producers
Hilda the Pigeon / Tom the Cat (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
 2003 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius (TV Series)
Santa Claus
- Holly Jolly Jimmy (2003) ... Santa Claus (voice)
 2002 It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (TV Movie)
Joe Snow (voice)
 2001 The Kids from Room 402 (TV Series)
Mr. Miller
- Squeezed Out (2001) ... Mr. Miller (voice)
 2000 Sex, Lies and Video Violence (Video)
Stressed Old Man
 2000 Up at the Villa
Train Station Man (uncredited)
 1996-1999 Mad About You (TV Series)
Uncle Phil
- Uncle Phil Goes Back to High School (1999) ... Uncle Phil
- Uncle Phil and the Coupons (1997) ... Uncle Phil
- The Penis (1997) ... Uncle Phil
- The Grant (1996) ... Uncle Phil
 1999 Screw Loose
Jake Gordon
 1998 The Prince of Egypt (voice, uncredited)
 1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It
Professor Van Helsing
 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)
 1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Rabbi Tuckman
 1992 Mickey's Audition (Short)
Movie Director
 1991 Life Stinks
Goddard Bolt
 1990 Look Who's Talking Too
Mr. Toilet Man (voice)
 1990 The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series)
Buzz Schlanger
- Due Diligence (1990) ... Buzz Schlanger
 1987 Spaceballs
President Skroob / Yogurt
 1983 Mel Brooks: To Be or Not to Be - The Hitler Rap (Video short)
Adolf Hitler
 1983 To Be or Not to Be
Dr. Frederick Bronski
 1981 History of the World: Part I
Moses / Comicus / Torquemada / ...
 1979 The Muppet Movie
Professor Max Krassman
 1978 Peeping Times (TV Movie)
Adolf Hitler
 1977 High Anxiety
Richard H. Thorndyke
 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)
 1976 Silent Movie
Mel Funn
 1975 The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother
Bruner (voice, uncredited)
 1975 When Things Were Rotten (TV Series)
Guard
- The Capture of Robin Hood (1975) ... Guard (uncredited)
 1975 The 2000 Year Old Man (TV Short)
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 Lepetomane / Indian Chief
 1970 The Twelve Chairs
Tikon
 1969 Putney Swope
Mr. Forget It
 1969 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Guest Starring Connie Stevens (1969) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
 1967 The Producers
Singer in 'Springtime for Hitler' (voice, uncredited)
 1963 The Critic (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1951 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series)
Pitchman's stooge (window washer)
- Episode #3.19 (1951) ... Pitchman's stooge (window washer)
Show Show Writer (46 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (32 credits)
Show Show Producer (25 credits)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Director (11 credits)
Show Show Composer (3 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (17 credits)
Show Show Self (207 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (41 credits)

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Other Works:

Stage: Wrote / produced / composed lyrics / composed music for "The Producers" on Broadway. NOTES: (1) He won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score (Music & Lyrics) Written for the Theatre. (2) The show won Tonys for Best Orchestration, Best Direction, Best Choreography, Best Lighting, Best Costumes... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Official Site | Twitter | See more »

Alternate Names:

Melvin Brooks

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

I said to Slim Pickens you've made a hundred movies. Do you have any advice? He said, "Mel, whenever you get the chance. Sit down." Sit down? I felt like I was asking Orson Welles how you make Citizen Kane (1941) he says sit down? But Slim was right because it can get very tiring. See more »

Trivia:

Is close friends with Italian television star Ezio Greggio, whose movies he inspired. Brooks is often a guest on Greggio's shows, and offered Greggio a small role in his movie Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995), due to this friendship. See more »

Trademark:

[Parody] Nearly all of Brooks' films parody a genre or a single film See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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