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Overview (3)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameCraig Kenneth Bruderlin
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

James Brolin is an American actor. Brolin has won two Golden Globes and an Emmy. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 27, 1998. He is the father of actor Josh Brolin.

He is best known for his TV roles such as Stephen Kiley on Marcus Welby, M.D.(1969-1976), Peter McDermott on Hotel (1983-1988), and John Short in Life in Pieces (2015-2019), and his film roles such as Sgt. Jerome K. Weber in Skyjacked (1972), John Blane in Westworld (1973), General Ralph Landry in Traffic (2000), Jack Barnes in Catch Me If You Can (2002) and Emperor Zurg in the 2022 Toy Story spin-off film Lightyear.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bonitao

Family (4)

Spouse Barbra Streisand (1 July 1998 - present)
Jan Smithers (29 June 1986 - 1995)  (divorced)  (1 child)
Jane Cameron Agee (16 October 1966 - October 1986)  (divorced)  (2 children)
Children Josh Brolin
Jason Gould (stepchild)
Jess Brolin
Molly Brolin
Parents Helen Sue Bruderlin
Henry Bruderlin
Relatives Eden Brolin (grandchild)
Trevor Brolin (grandchild)

Trivia (22)

Father of Josh Brolin (born 1968), Jess Brolin (born 1972) and Molly Brolin (born 1987).
His first wife, Jane, died in a car crash in 1995. This was devastating to him because after all the turmoil during their divorce, they had become friends. This friendship began when they both had to put up a brave face at a premiere for their son, Josh Brolin.
Acted in a make-up test for Planet of the Apes (1968) as "Cornelius," the chimpanzee scientist later portrayed in the final version of the film by Roddy McDowall.
Ex-father-in-law of Alice Adair and Diane Lane. Father-in-law of Kathryn Boyd Brolin.
Is a lifelong Democrat and supported John Kerry in the 2004 election.
Campaigned for 2008 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president.
Resides with wife Barbra Streisand on a three-acre oceanfront property in Malibu, CA.
Was attached to play Colonel Samuel Trautman in Rambo (2008) after Richard Crenna died, but the role was written out of the script.
Screen-tested for the role of James Bond in Octopussy (1983), but was ruled out when Roger Moore agreed to reprise the role.
Best known by the public for his role as Dr. Steven Kiley in Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969), and for his starring role as Peter MacDermott in Hotel (1983).
Son of Helen Sue (Mansur), a housewife, and Henry Hurst Bruderlin.
Has a younger brother and two younger sisters.
Attended his former Hotel (1983) costar Connie Sellecca's wedding to John Tesh, on 1/4/92.
Son-in-law of Diana Kind.
Grandfather of Trevor Brolin and Eden Brolin.
His acting mentor was the late Robert Young.
Stepfather of Jason Gould. (Brolin co-starred with Gould's biological father Elliott Gould in Capricorn One (1977), 21 years before he married Gould's biological mother Barbra Streisand).
Has English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Swiss-German ancestry. His family surname, Bruderlin, originates in Switzerland, and his mother's Mansur line traces back to England.
Starred in The Car (1977) with Kyle Richards, whose birthday is January 11, 1969, which is a date mentioned in Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) (January 11, 1974). The latter film also starred him towards the end.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 7030 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 27, 1998.
Mentioned in the sitcom episode Family Guy: Are You There God? It's Me, Peter (2018).
Not only was he a pro race car driver, he also has a pilot's license.

Personal Quotes (6)

I spent most of the money I made on phone calls.
I think you can have a whole terrific, smart career as a second and third banana and work more and have much less risk than the lead guy. But I like being the lead guy.
[As a director]: One of the things I love about directing is I love actors, because no matter how complex they are, once you get down to working and talking to them and the toughest guy will want you to open them up and he wants to show you stuff he was afraid to show anybody before.
[on his son's, Josh's arrest, at a bar brawl]: There were people who lived across the street who said there was no fight. How come nobody is suing for being hit? There was no fight.
[on the death of Jane Agee, his first ex-wife, in a car crash]: I think it was she was avoiding a deer. I was surprised, and oh, I was affected. Yeah, I was really ripped up.
[on winning his first Emmy Award in 1970 for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969)]: Well, you start these shows out with a bang, don't you? Well, I ... I had no speech. I ... started to write one and my wife came in and asked me, what I was doing. I said I was writing a speech. And she said, 'What for? You haven't got a chance in hell!' But here I am. Geez!

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