Person Details

Birthday: 1926-06-28 06:19:08

Aliases: Melvin James Kaminsky

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Movie Involvements: 52

TV Involvements: 2


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Melvin Brooks (né Kaminsky, born June 28, 1926) is an American filmmaker, comedian, actor and composer. He is known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies. Brooks began his career as a comic and a writer for the early TV variety show Your Show of Shows. He became well known as part of the comedy duo with Carl Reiner in the comedy skit The 2000 Year Old Man. He also created, with Buck Henry, the hit television comedy series Get Smart, which ran from 1965 to 1970. In middle age, Brooks became one of the most successful film directors of the 1970s, with many of his films being among the top 10 moneymakers of the year they were released. His best-known films include The Producers, The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World, Part I, Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. A musical adaptation of his first film, The Producers, ran on Broadway from 2001 to 2007. In 2001, having previously won an Emmy, a Grammy and an Oscar, he joined a small list of EGOT winners with his Tony award for The Producers. He received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2009, the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010, the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award in June 2013, a British Film Institute Fellowship in March 2015, a National Medal of Arts in September 2016, and a BAFTA Fellowship in February 2017. Three of his films ranked in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 comedy films of the past 100 years (1900–2000), all of which ranked in the top 15 of the list: Blazing Saddles at number 6, The Producers at number 11, and Young Frankenstein at number 13. Brooks was married to Oscar-winning actress Anne Bancroft from 1964 until her death in 2005.

Most Famous Work

The Elephant Man
Average
8

The Elephant Man

(1980) Executive Producer
Blazing Saddles
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7

Blazing Saddles

(1974) Screenplay
Young Frankenstein
Average
8

Young Frankenstein

(1974) Screenstory
High Anxiety
Average
7

High Anxiety

(1977) Screenplay
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
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7

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

(1993) Screenplay
Spaceballs
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7

Spaceballs

(1987) Screenplay
Get Smart
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6

Get Smart

(2008) Characters
Get Smart
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8

Get Smart

(1965) Writer

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2021 Shogun
2019 Melephant Brooks (voice)
Melephant Brooks (voice)
2018 Himself
Self
Vlad (voice)
Himself
Himself
2017 Himself
Himself
Himself
2016 Mustachioed Creep (voice)
Luteau (voice)
Himself
Himself
N/A
Rogman (voice)
2015 Vlad (voice)
Himself
2014 Albert Einstein (voice)
2013 Himself
Himself
2012 Himself
Himself
Himself
2011 Himself
2009 Himself
Himself
N/A
2008 N/A
2007 N/A
2006 himself
2005 Hilda the Pigeon / Tom the Cat (voice)
Himself
Himself
Himself
Big Weld (voice)
2003 N/A
Himself
Himself
Himself
2002 Joe Snow (voice)
2001 N/A
Himself - Host
Self - Writer / Director
2000 N/A
Himself
Himself
Stressed old man
1999 Jake Gordon
1998 (voice) (uncredited)
Himself
Himself
1997 Himself
1995 Prof. Abraham Van Helsing
N/A
1994 Himself
Mr. Welling
Checkout Guest (uncredited)
1993 N/A
Tom (voice)
Rabbi Tuckman
Himself
1992 Movie Director
N/A
1991 N/A
Goddard Bolt
1990 Mr. Toilet Man (voice)
1989 N/A
N/A
1987 President Skroob/Yoghurt
1984 Himself
1983 Dr. Frederick Bronski
1982 Himself
N/A
1981 Moses/Comicus/Torquemada/Jacques/King Louis XVI
1979 Professor Max Krassman
1978 Himself
Adolf Hitler
Himself
1977 Dr. Richard H. Thorndyke
1976 Mel Funn
1975 2000 Year Old Man (voice)
1974 Werewolf / Cat Hit by Dart / Victor Frankenstein (voice)
Baby Boy (Voice)
Gov. William J. Le Petomane / Indian Chief
1972 Himself
1971 N/A
1970 Tikon
Himself
1968 Himself - Guest
N/A
1967 Singer in "Springtime for Hitler" (voice) (uncredited)
1964 N/A
1963 Narrator
1953 N/A
Self
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Writing

Directing

Crew

Year Role Movie/Tv
1963 Creator
Year Role Movie/Tv

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