James Brolin Biography (1940?-)

Original name, James Bruderlin (some sources cite Brunderlin); born July 18,1940 (some sources cite 1941 or 1942), in Los Angeles, CA; son of Harry (a building contractor) and Helen (a homemaker) Bruderlin; married Jane Cameron Agee, c. 1967 (divorced, c. 1985); married Jan Smithers (an actress), 1986 (divorced, 1995); married Barbra Streisand (a singer, actress, producer, director, writer, and composer), July 1, 1998; children: (first marriage) Josh (an actor), Jess (son); (second marriage) Molly Elizabeth (an actress). Addresses: Agent: Jim Osborne, International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Manager: Jeff Wald, Jeff Wald Entertainment,3000 West Olympic Blvd., Building 2, Suite 1400, Santa Monica, CA 90404.; Publicist: Susan Dubow, Bragman/Nyman/Cafarelli, 9171 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300,Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, producer
Birth Details
July 18, 1940?
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Dr. Steven Kiley, Marcus Welby, M.D. (also known as Robert Young, Family Doctor), ABC, 1969-1976
  • Peter McDermott, Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's Hotel), ABC, 1983-1988
  • Host, Reunion, syndicated, 1990
  • Luke Larson, Angel Falls, CBS, 1993
  • Reese Wheeler, Extreme (also known as Edgeville and Extreme Rescue), ABC, 1994-1995
  • Host, World of Discovery (also known as ABC's World of Discovery), ABC, 1997
  • Lieutenant Colonel Bill "Raider" Kelly, Pensacola: Wings of Gold,syndicated, 1997
  • Host, Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction? (also known as Beyond Belief), Fox, 1998-1999
  • Movies
  • Tom Phelan, Short Walk to Daylight (also known as The Night theEarth Shook), ABC, 1972
  • Joe Hart, Class of '63, ABC, 1973
  • Chuck Brenner, Trapped (also known as Doberman Patrol), ABC, 1973
  • Clayton Pfanner, Steel Cowboy, NBC, 1978
  • Paul Marshall, The Ambush Murders, CBS, 1982
  • Jim Timony, Mae West, ABC, 1982
  • Mike McKay, White Water Rebels, CBS, 1983
  • Ward McNally, Cowboy, CBS, 1983
  • Harry Wilde, Beverly Hills Cowgirl Blues, CBS, 1985
  • Ross Nelson, Hold the Dream, syndicated, 1986
  • Nick Atkins, Intimate Encounters (also known as Encounters in the Night), NBC, 1986
  • Michael Wakefield, Deep Dark Secrets (also known as Intimate Betrayal), NBC, 1987
  • Martin Shrevelowe, Finish Line, TNT, 1989
  • Dr. Alan Lanier, Nightmare on the 13th Floor, USA Network, 1990
  • Cliff Murphy, Back Stab (also known as Backstab), syndicated, 1991
  • John Parsley, Gunsmoke: The Long Ride, CBS, 1993
  • Hal, Visions of Murder (also known as The Calling), NBC, 1993
  • Professor Spencer Jones, Parallel Lives, Showtime, 1994
  • Ryan Allison, A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Grimacing Governor, NBC, 1994
  • Tom McClean, "City Boy," WonderWorks Family Movie, PBS, 1994
  • McCabe, Terminal Virus (also known as Last Chance), Showtime, 1995
  • Ron Showman, Hijacked: Flight 285, ABC, 1996
  • Greg Hollander, To Face Her Past, CBS, 1996
  • Elliott Manning, Hart to Hart: Harts in High Season (also known asHarts in High Season), The Family Channel, 1996
  • Manson Whitley, A Marriage of Convenience, Lifetime, 1998
  • Ted Brennan, To Love, Honor, and Betray, CBS, 1999
  • Dave Passenger, Children of Fortune, CBS, 2000
  • Miniseries
  • Victor Mason, Voice of the Heart, syndicated, 1990
  • Mac Graham, And the Sea Will Tell, CBS, 1991
  • Colonel Acoca, Sidney Sheldon's "The Sands of Time," syndicated, 1992
  • Episodic
  • "The Resurrection of Annie Ahearn," Bus Stop, ABC, 1961
  • "Madame President," Margie, ABC, 1962
  • Valentine's Day, ABC, 1965
  • Spencer, "The Saboteur," Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, 1965
  • "Patty Meets the Great Outdoors," Patty Duke Show, ABC, 1965
  • Sergeant Thibideaux, "R/X for a Sick Bird," 12 O'Clock High, ABC,1965
  • Dalton Wales, "Incident at Hanging Tree," The Monroes, ABC, 1966
  • "Silent Night, Deadly Night," The Monroes, ABC, 1966
  • "Range War," The Monroes, ABC, 1966
  • Reggie, "The Catwoman Goeth," Batman, ABC, 1966
  • Ralph Staphylococcus, "The Cat and the Fiddle," Batman, ABC, 1966
  • "Sacrifice," Blue Light, ABC, 1966
  • "Man with Two Faces," The Long, Hot Summer, ABC, 1966
  • "Mark of Death," The Monroes, ABC, 1967
  • Kid Gulliver, "Ring around the Riddler," Batman, ABC, 1967
  • "Crime Wave at Buffalo Springs," The Virginian, NBC, 1969
  • "Love and the Note," Love, American Style, ABC, 1971
  • "Shine a Light on Me," Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law, ABC, 1972
  • "Who Killed the Soap Star?," Burke's Law, CBS, 1994
  • Scott Porter, "A Leap of Faith," Promised Land, CBS, 1996
  • Edgar Wellman, Jr., "Lanford's Elite," Roseanne, ABC, 1997
  • Edgar Wellman, Jr., "Some Enchanted Merger," Roseanne, ABC, 1997
  • James Piolin, El Informal, 2001
  • Specials
  • City vs. Country, ABC, 1971
  • Love Boat Fall Preview Party, ABC, 1984
  • Host, Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special (also known as Earth Day Special), ABC, 1990
  • To the Ends of the Earth, USA Network, 1994
  • Host, "Lion: Africa's King of the Beasts," ABC's World of Discovery, ABC, 1994
  • Cornelius (in archive footage), Behind the Planet of the Apes, American Movie Classics, 1998
  • Host, Body Human 2000: Love, Sex, and the Miracle of Birth, 1999
  • Narrator, Skyscraper's Going Up, The Discovery Channel, 1999
  • Pilots
  • Dr. Steven Kiley, Marcus Welby, M.D. (also known as A Matter ofHumanities), ABC, 1969
  • Peter McDermott, Hotel, ABC, 1982
  • California, 1996
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards, 1985
  • The Golden Globe Awards, 1987
  • The 28th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, NBC, 1993
  • The 29th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, NBC, 1994
  • Other
  • Host, Beyond the Call, 1993
  • Der Schwarze Fluch--Toedliche Leidenschaften, 1994
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Executive producer, Pensacola: Wings of Gold, syndicated, 1997
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's Hotel), ABC, between 1983 and 1988
  • Pensacola: Wings of Gold, syndicated, c. 1997
  • Also directed an episode of The Young Riders.
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Take Her She's Mine, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1963
  • (Uncredited) Party guest, Goodbye, Charlie, Twentieth Century-Fox,1964
  • Morituri, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1965
  • Student at leaf rally, Dear Brigette, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1965
  • Private Ames, Von Ryan's Express, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1965
  • (Uncredited) Notre Dame quarterback, John Goldfarb Please Come Home, 1965
  • Technician, Fantastic Voyage (also known as Microscopia andStrange Journey), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1966
  • Technician, Our Man Flint, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1966
  • Ted Robertson, Way ... Way Out, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1966
  • Skip McCoy, Cape Town Affair (also known as Escape Route Cape Town), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967
  • Sergeant Phil Lisi, The Boston Strangler, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968
  • Sergeant Jerome K. Weber, Skyjacked (also known as Sky Terror), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1972
  • John Blane, Westworld, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1973
  • Clark Gable, Gable and Lombard, Universal, 1976
  • Wade Parent, The Car, Universal, 1977
  • Commander Charles Brubaker, Capricorn One, Warner Bros., 1978
  • George Lutz, The Amityville Horror, American International Pictures, 1979
  • Sean Boyd, Night of the Juggler (also known as New York Killer), Columbia, 1980
  • The Gringos, Warner Bros., 1980
  • Stone, High Risk, American Cinema, 1981
  • P. W., Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Warner Bros., 1985
  • B. D. Sweetman, Bad Jim, 1989
  • The Ultimate Challenge, 1989
  • High Score, 1990
  • (As Jim Brolin) Max Waters, Ted and Venus, Double Helix Films, 1991
  • Michael, Twin Sisters, Vidmark Entertainment, 1992
  • John Evans, Gas, Food, Lodging, IRS Releasing, 1992
  • Henry, Cheatin' Hearts (also known as Paper Hearts), Trimark Pictures, 1993
  • Alan Lesard, We the People, 1994
  • Colonel Jones, Savate (also known as The Fighter), 1994
  • Detective Atwater, Relative Fear (also known as The Child),1994
  • Liam O'Donnell, Indecent Behavior II, 1994
  • Warden Munsey, The Expert, 1994
  • David Hawkner, Tracks of the Killer, Live Entertainment, 1995
  • John Richardson, El aroma del copal (also known as Scent of Copal and Scent of Vengeance), Curb Entertainment, 1995
  • Himself, Cannes Man (also known as Canne$ Man), Rocket Pictures Home Video, 1996
  • Lieutenant Kincaid, Blood Money, Bad Blood Productions, 1996
  • Ed Johnson, Goodbye America, Quantum Entertainment, 1997
  • Reverend Red, Lewis & Clark & George, Dark Matter Productions/Davis Entertainment Classics, 1997
  • John, My Brother's War (also known as Flashpoint), ConcordePictures, 1997
  • Captain Ramsey, Haunted Sea, Concorde Pictures, 1997
  • General Ralph Landry, Traffic (also known as Traffic--Die Machtdes Kartells), USA Films, 2000
  • Master of Disguise, Columbia, 2002
  • A Guy Thing, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002
  • Appeared in The Visual Bible: The Gospel according to Matthew.
  • Film Work
  • Executive producer, Cheatin' Hearts (also known as Paper Hearts), Trimark Pictures, 1993
  • Executive producer, We the People, 1994
  • Director, My Brother's War (also known as Flashpoint), Concorde Pictures, 1997
  • Also executive producer of Final Justice.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • People Weekly, June 2, 1997, pp. 58-59; March 9, 1998, p. 78; December 28, 1998, p. 75; July 5, 1999, p. 78

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