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Albert Brooks was born on July 22, 1947 in Beverly Hills, California, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Drive (2011), Broadcast News (1987) and Defending Your Life (1991). He has been married to Kimberly Shlain since March 15, 1997. They have two children. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 28 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Drive Bernie Rose
(2011)
Broadcast News Aaron Altman
(1987)
Defending Your Life Daniel Miller
(1991)
Lost in America David Howard
(1985)

Filmography

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 2021 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Albert Brooks
- The Five-Foot Fence (2021) ... Albert Brooks
 1990-2021 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Hank Scorpio / Jacques / Music Manager / ...
- Yokel Hero (2021) ... Music Manager (voice, as A. Brooks)
- Bull-E (2015) ... Dr. Raufbold (voice, as A. Brooks)
- 500 Keys (2011) ... Hank Scorpio (voice, as A. Brooks)
- The Heartbroke Kid (2005) ... Tab Spangler / Jacques (as A. Brooks)
- You Only Move Twice (1996) ... Hank Scorpio (voice, as A. Brooks)
 2017 I Love You, Daddy
Dick Welker (as A. Brooks)
 2016 The Secret Life of Pets
Tiberius (voice)
 2016 Finding Dory
Marlin (voice)
 2015 Concussion
Dr. Cyril Wecht
 2015 The Little Prince
The Businessman (voice)
 2014 A Most Violent Year
Andrew Walsh
 2012 This Is 40
Larry
 2011/I Drive
Bernie Rose
 2008 Weeds (TV Series)
Lenny Botwin
- The Three Coolers (2008) ... Lenny Botwin
- The Whole Blah Damn Thing (2008) ... Lenny Botwin
- Lady's a Charm (2008) ... Lenny Botwin
- Mother Thinks the Birds Are After Her (2008) ... Lenny Botwin
 2007 The Simpsons Movie
Russ Cargill (voice, as A. Brooks)
 2003/I The In-Laws
Jerry Peyser
 2003 Finding Nemo
Marlin (voice)
 2001 My First Mister
Randall - 'R'
 1999 The Muse
Steven Phillips
 1998 Out of Sight
Richard Ripley
 1998 Doctor Dolittle
Jacob the Tiger (voice)
 1997 Critical Care
Dr. Butz
 1996/II Mother
John Henderson
 1994 The Scout
Al Percolo
 1994 I'll Do Anything
Burke Adler
 1991 Defending Your Life
Daniel Miller
 1987 Broadcast News
Aaron Altman
 1985 Lost in America
David Howard
 1984 Unfaithfully Yours
Norman Robbins
 1983 Terms of Endearment
Rudyard Greenway (voice, as A. Brooks)
 1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie
Car Driver (prologue)
 1981 Modern Romance
Robert Cole
 1980 Private Benjamin
Yale Goodman
 1979 Real Life
Albert Brooks
 1976 Taxi Driver
Tom
 1975 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Interviewer (segment "The Impossible Truth") / Bob (segment 'NBC Super Season') / Heart Surgeon (segment 'Operation') / ...
- Lily Tomlin (1975) ... Interviewer (segment "The Impossible Truth")
- Candice Bergen/Esther Phillips (1975) ... Bob (segment 'NBC Super Season')
- Rob Reiner (1975) ... Heart Surgeon (segment 'Operation')
- Saturday Night Live: George Carlin/Billy Preston/Janis Ian (1975) ... Interviewer (segment 'The Impossible Truth') (voice)
 1972 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Dr. Norman
- The Needle (1972) ... Dr. Norman
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Christopher Leacock (segment "Love and Operation Model")
- Love and Operation Model/Love and the Sack/Love and the Triangle (1971) ... Christopher Leacock (segment "Love and Operation Model")
 1970 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Rudy
- Felix Is Missing (1970) ... Rudy
- Oscar, the Model (1970) ... Rudy
 1969 Hot Wheels (TV Series)
Mickey Barnes / Kip Chogi (voice)
 1969 Insight (TV Series)
Hank
- Exit (1969) ... Hank
 1969 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
College Student
- A Matter of Humanities (1969) ... College Student (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercials (voice-over): Blockbuster Video stores. See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

A. Brooks

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

Kimberly Shlain  (2 children)

Parents:

Thelma Leeds | Harry Parke

Relatives:

Clifford Einstein (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on casting Mother (1996)] It took me four months to get Doris Day to see me. She lives up in Monterey, so I had to take one of those little planes where everyone has to weigh themselves. When I got there, before I sat down, she says to me, "I'm not going to do this movie, but I just so much wanted to meet you". But it was a pleasant afternoon. I remember she had, like, 30 dogs. She took me in ... See more »

Trivia:

Turned down the lead in When Harry Met Sally... (1989) because he thought it was too much like a Woody Allen script. Albert has been described as a West Coast Woody Allen See more »

Trademark:

Hoarse voice See more »

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