Albert Brooks Biography (1947-)

Original name, Albert Einstein; born July 22, 1947, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Harry (a radio comedian; professional name, Parkyakarkus) and Thelma (a singer; maiden name, Leeds) Einstein; brother of Bob Einstein (a comedy writer under his own name and a comedy performer under the name Super Dave Osborne);married Kimberly Shlain (a creative director), March 15, 1997; children: Jacob Eli, Claire Elizabeth. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Contact: 1880 CenturyDr. Park East, #400, Los Angeles, CA 90067-1609.

Comedian, writer, actor, director
Birth Details
July 22, 1947
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Tom, Taxi Driver, Columbia, 1976
  • Himself, Real Life, Paramount, 1978
  • Yale Goodman, Private Benjamin, Warner Bros., 1980
  • Robert Cole, Modern Romance, Columbia, 1981
  • Driver, "The Prologue," Twilight Zone: The Movie, Warner Bros., 1983
  • (As A. Brooks) Rudyard's voice, Terms of Endearment, Paramount, 1983
  • Norman Robbins, Unfaithfully Yours, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984
  • David Howard, Lost in America, Warner Bros., 1985
  • Aaron Altman, Broadcast News, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Daniel Miller, Defending Your Life, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Burke Adler, I'll Do Anything (also known as Make Believe It'sOnly a Movie), Columbia, 1994
  • Al Percolo, The Scout, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994
  • John Henderson, Mother, Paramount, 1996
  • Dr. Butz, Critical Care, Live Film & Mediaworks, 1997
  • Voice of Tiger, Doctor Doolittle, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Richard "Dick the Ripper" Ripley, Out of Sight, MCA/Universal, 1998
  • Steven Phillips, The Muse, USA Films, 1999
  • Randall ("R"), My First Mister, Paramount Classics, 2001
  • Film Director
  • Real Life, Paramount, 1978
  • Modern Romance, Columbia, 1981
  • Lost in America, Warner Bros., 1985
  • Defending Your Life, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Mother, Paramount, 1996
  • The Muse, USA Films, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • The Steve Allen Show, Westinghouse Broadcasting, 1968
  • Himself, Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers (also known as Dean Martin Presents Music Country, Dean Martin Presents the Bobby DarinAmusement Co., Dean Martin Presents, and Dean Martin Presentsthe Golddiggers in London), NBC, 1969
  • Voices of Mickey Barnes and Kip, Hot Wheels (animated), ABC, 1969-1971
  • Himself, The Golddiggers, 1971
  • Specials
  • Milton Berle's Mad Mad Mad World of Comedy, ABC, 1975
  • General Electric's All-Star Anniversary, ABC, 1978
  • (In archive footage) Himself, Johnny Carson's 29th Anniversary, 1991
  • Make Believe: The Making of "I'll Do Anything" (documentary), HBO,1994
  • The ShoWest Awards, TNT, 1997
  • Episodic
  • Rudy, "Oscar, the Model," The Odd Couple, ABC, 1970
  • Rudy, "Felix Is Missing," The Odd Couple, ABC, 1970
  • Christopher Leacock, "Love and Operation Model," Love American Style, 1971
  • Guest panelist, The Hollywood Squares, 1972
  • (As A. Brooks) Voice of Cowboy Bob, "The Call of the Simpsons," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1990
  • (As A. Brooks) Voice of Jacques, "Life on the Fast Lane," The Simpsons, Fox, 1990
  • (As A. Brooks) Voice of Brad Goodman, "Bart's Inner Child," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1993
  • (As A. Brooks) Voice of Hank Scorpio, "You Only Move Twice," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1996
  • Also appeared in The Flip Wilson Show, NBC; The Ed Sullivan Show, CBS; The Merv Griffin Show, CBS; The Tonight Show (alsoknown as The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson), NBC; as himself, The Howard Stern Show, E! Entertainment Television.
  • Television Director and Producer
  • Episodic
  • Saturday Night Live (short film segments), NBC, 1975-1976
  • Albums
  • Comedy Minus One, ABC, 1973
  • A Star Is Bought, Electra-Asylum, 1975
  • Screenplays
  • (With Monica Johnson and Harry Shearer) Real Life, Paramount, 1978
  • (With Johnson) Modern Romance, Columbia, 1981
  • (With Johnson) Lost in America, Warner Bros., 1985
  • Defending Your Life, Warner Bros., 1991
  • The Scout, 1994
  • (With Johnson) Mother, Paramount, 1996
  • The Muse, USA Films, 1999
  • Television Writings
  • Turn On, ABC, 1968
  • Short films, including "Hello from Albert," "The Impossible Truth," "Super Season," "Open Heart Surgery," "Sick Again," and "The National Audience Research Test," Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, SNL, and Saturday Night), NBC, 1975-1976
  • "Wall Street Blues" (theme song), The Associates, ABC, 1979
  • Other
  • Also contributor to Esquire magazine.

Further Reference


    • Newsmakers 1991, Issue Cumulation, Gale, 1991

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