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Bernie Brillstein (1931–2008)

Bernie Brillstein was born on April 26, 1931 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for The Blues Brothers (1980), Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989). He was married to Carrie Brillstein and Deborah Koskoff. He died on August 7, 2008 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 9 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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(1980)
Ghostbusters Producer
(1984)
Ghostbusters II Producer
(1989)
(1998)

Filmography

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 2006 Heist (TV Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Ladies and Gentlemen... Sweaty Dynamite (2006) ... (executive producer)
- Bury the Lead (2006) ... (executive producer)
- Strife (2006) ... (executive producer)
- Sex, Lies and Vinny Momo (2006) ... (executive producer)
 2006 The Pity Card (Short) (executive producer - as Bernie Brillstien)
 2004 Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (producer)
 2002-2004 The Wayne Brady Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 122 episodes)
- Episode dated 28 May 2004 (2004) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 21 May 2004 (2004) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 7 May 2004 (2004) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 4 May 2004 (2004) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 23 April 2004 (2004) ... (executive producer)
 1997-2003 Just Shoot Me! (TV Series) (executive producer - 148 episodes)
- Strange Bedfellows (2003) ... (executive producer)
- The Goodbye Girl (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Evaluate This! (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Future Issues (2003) ... (executive producer)
- For the Last Time, I Do (2003) ... (executive producer)
 2003 The Lyon's Den (TV Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Trick or Treat (2003) ... (executive producer)
- The Other Side of Caution (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Duty to Save ... (executive producer)
- Blood ... (executive producer)
 2001-2003 Primetime Glick (TV Series) (executive producer - 30 episodes)
- Lorraine Bracco/John McEnroe (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Tim Robbins/Rob Schneider (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Chris Elliott (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Megan Mullally/Elijah Wood (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Brad Garrett/Jon Stewart (2003) ... (executive producer)
 2001-2003 The Wayne Brady Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 15 episodes)
- Episode dated 19 May 2003 (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 14 April 2003 (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 3 April 2003 (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Valentine's Week (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 24 January 2003 (2003) ... (executive producer)
 2002 Next! (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2002 Comedy Inc. (TV Series) (executive producer - 2003-2004)
 1996-2002 Politically Incorrect (TV Series) (executive producer - 79 episodes)
- Episode dated 6 June 2002 (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 29 May 2002 (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 21 May 2002 (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 10 May 2002 (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 20 April 2002 (2002) ... (executive producer)
 1996-2002 The Steve Harvey Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 122 episodes)
- California or Bust-Up (2002) ... (executive producer)
- The Graduates (2002) ... (executive producer)
- My Fair Homegirl (2002) ... (executive producer)
- The Shower Planner (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Hate Thy Neighbor (2002) ... (executive producer)
 2002 Run Ronnie Run (executive producer)
 1999-2000 The Martin Short Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 63 episodes)
- Episode #1.134 (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.128 (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.125 (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.97 (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.96 (2000) ... (executive producer)
 2000 What Planet Are You From? (executive producer)
 1995-1999 NewsRadio (TV Series) (executive producer - 97 episodes)
- New Hampshire (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Retirement (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Freaky Friday (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Padded Suit (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Ploy (1999) ... (executive producer)
 1998 Mr. Show and the Incredible, Fantastical News Report (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1998 The Replacement Killers (producer)
 1995-1997 The Naked Truth (TV Series) (executive producer - 16 episodes)
- Look at Me! Look at Me! (1997) ... (executive producer)
- We Almost Had Paris (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Liesl Weapon (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Bully for Dave (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Her Girl Friday (1997) ... (executive producer)
 1995-1997 Mr. Show with Bob and David (TV Series) (executive producer - 14 episodes)
- Please Don't Kill Me (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Flat Top Tony and the Purple Canoes (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Oh, You Men (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Peanut Butter, Eggs, and Dice (1997) ... (executive producer)
- The Velveteen Touch of a Dandy Fop (1996) ... (executive producer)
 1997 Stand Up Comedy Specials (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Conan O'Brien (1997) ... (executive producer)
 1995-1997 The Jeff Foxworthy Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 24 episodes)
- Twister of Fate (1997) ... (executive producer)
- The Good, the Bad and the Hairless (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Big Dogs (1997) ... (executive producer)
- The Briarton Syndrome (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks (1997) ... (executive producer)
 1996 Mr. Show with Bob and David: Fantastic Newness (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1996 For Hope (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1996 Bulletproof (executive producer)
 1996 The Cable Guy (executive producer)
 1996 Happy Gilmore (executive producer)
 1995 The Celluloid Closet (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1993 Hexed (executive producer)
 1992 The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1991 Spacecats (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Stinking Pollution (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Y.I. Auto (1991) ... (executive producer)
- The Tuna Doesn't Fall from the Tree (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Mysteriously Missing Guests (1991) ... (executive producer)
- A Tale of Two Kitties (1991) ... (executive producer)
 1987-1991 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (TV Series) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
- Here's a Little Touch of Harry in the Night (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Here's a Quick and Easy Recipe for Leftovers (1990) ... (executive producer)
- Here's Why You Order from the Spanish Side of the Menu (1989) ... (executive producer)
 1991 Good Sports (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1990 A Very Retail Christmas (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1990 Don't Try This at Home! (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1990 The Dave Thomas Comedy Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... (executive producer)
 1986-1990 It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series) (executive producer - 72 episodes)
- Driving Miss Garry (1990) ... (executive producer)
- The Talent Show (1990) ... (executive producer)
- The Last Show (1990) ... (executive producer)
- Mad at Brad (1990) ... (executive producer)
- Family Man (1990) ... (executive producer)
 1990 Normal Life (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- It's Only Rock 'N Roll (1990) ... (executive producer)
 1986-1990 ALF (TV Series) (executive producer - 101 episodes)
- Consider Me Gone (1990) ... (executive producer)
- I Gotta Be Me (1990) ... (executive producer)
- Stayin' Alive (1990) ... (executive producer)
- Mr. Sandman (1990) ... (executive producer)
- When I'm 64 (1990) ... (executive producer)
 1989 The Wickedest Witch (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1989 Ghostbusters II (executive producer)
 1987-1989 A.L.F. (TV Series) (executive producer - 26 episodes)
- Skipper's Got a Brand New Dad (1989) ... (executive producer)
- Housesitting for Pokipsi (1988) ... (executive producer)
- The Slugs of Wrath (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places (1988) ... (executive producer)
- He Ain't Seafood, He's My Brother (1988) ... (executive producer)
 1988 The Boys (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Gene's Problem (1988) ... (executive producer)
 1988 ALF Tales (TV Series) (executive producer - 1988-1990)
 1987 The Slap Maxwell Story (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... (executive producer)
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Puppetman (1987) ... (executive producer)
 1987 Dragnet (executive producer)
 1986 Comedy Factory (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- The Faculty (1986) ... (executive producer)
 1985 Spies Like Us (executive producer)
 1985 Summer Rental (executive producer)
 1985 Big Shots in America (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1984 Ghostbusters (executive producer)
 1983-1984 Buffalo Bill (TV Series) (executive producer - 26 episodes)
- Church of the Poisoned Mind (1984) ... (executive producer)
- Have Yourself a Very Degrading Christmas (1984) ... (executive producer)
- The Tap Dancer (1984) ... (executive producer)
- A Hero (1984) ... (executive producer)
- Buffalo Bill Versus the Kremlin (1984) ... (executive producer)
 1983 Sitcom (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1983 Doctor Detroit (executive producer)
 1981-1982 Open All Night (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Death of a Bag Lady (1982) ... (executive producer)
- Edie's Girl (1982) ... (executive producer)
- The Chicken Suit (1982) ... (executive producer)
- A Visit from the Folks (1982) ... (executive producer)
- Scam (1982) ... (executive producer)
 1981 Neighbors (executive producer)
 1981 Continental Divide (executive producer)
 1980 The Blues Brothers (executive producer)
 1980 Up the Academy (executive producer)
 1974 The Muppets Valentine Show (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1973 The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour (TV Series) (executive producer)
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Other Works:

One of the producers on Bob Odenkirk's unsold TV pilot, Next! (2002); written by Zach Galifianakis, Bob Odenkirk, and BJ Porter; directed by Keith Truesdell; produced by Bernie Brillstein (executive producer), Bob Odenkirk (executive producer), BJ Porter (producer), and Nick Koskoff (associate producer) (as Nick Koskoff); with ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bernie Brillstien

Spouse:

Carrie Brillstein  (his death) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

On getting offered the role of Studio Chief in 1988: I'd do half the day there, then the other half here...so maybe I never really left... See more »

Trivia:

He was a Hollywood talent agent, manager, producer, and studio executive during his long career. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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