March 26, 1934
87 years old
5 ft 9 in | 175 cm
71 kg | 156.5 lbs
9 US | 42 EU
Alan Wolf Arkin was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States, on March 26, 1934, is an American actor.
Young Alan Arkin had been taking acting lessons since the age of ten.
He began his professional acting career on television and on stage.
He landed his Off-Broadway debut as a singer in a play "Heloise" (1958).
He made his Broadway debut in musical "From the Second City" (1961), for which he wrote lyrics and sketches.
He made his directorial debut with Off-Broadway play "Eh?" (1966).
He won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his performance as David Kolowitz in a play "Enter Laughing" (1963).
He won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for "The Sunshine Boys" (1972).
He got his television debut in CBS drama series East Side/West Side (1964) in episode "The Beatnik and the Politician", in role as Ted Miller.
He made his big screen debut in musical drama film Calypso Heat Wave (1957) in role as Tarriers lead singer.
Alan's breakthrough performance came as Lt. Rozanov in comedy film The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966).
Minions: The Rise of Gru (2021) animated comedy in voice role as Wild Knuckles
Spenser Confidential (2020) action comedy in role as Henry Cimoli, opposite Mark Wahlberg and Winston Duke
He won the Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Edwin Hoover in comedy drama road film Little Miss Sunshine (2006).
He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor also he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles, and a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year for his role as Lt. Rozanov in comedy film The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966).
He was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as John Singer in drama movie The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968).
He was nominated for the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Lester Siegel in historical drama thriller movie Argo (2012).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance as Abraham Rodriguez in comedy drama film Popi (1969).
He won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Burt Kessler in comedy movie Hearts of the West (1975).
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) drama opposite Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon and Alec Baldwin
Wait Until Dark (1967) horror psychological thriller with Audrey Hepburn and Richard Crenna
Gattaca (1997) dystopian science fiction opposite Ethan Hawke, Jude Law and Uma Thurman
Catch-22 (1970) black comedy war with Art Garfunkel, Martin Balsam and Orson Welles
The Rocketeer (1991) superhero opposite Bill Campbell, Jennifer Connelly and Timothy Dalton
The In-Laws (1979) action comedy with Peter Falk and Richard Libertini
Sunshine Cleaning (2008) comedy drama opposite Amy Adams and Emily Blunt
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998) comedy with Natasha Lyonne, Bryna Weiss and Marisa Tomei
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976) mystery adventure opposite Nicol Williamson, Robert Duvall and Laurence Olivier
Marley & Me (2008) comedy drama with Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston
Freebie and the Bean (1974) buddy cop black comedy action opposite James Caan, Loretta Swit and Jack Kruschen
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968) drama with Sondra Locke, Chuck McCann and Peter Mamakos
Little Murders (1971) black comedy opposite Elliott Gould and Marcia Rodd
Going in Style (2017) heist comedy with Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine
Dumbo (2019) fantasy period adventure opposite Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance as Leon Feldhendler in British television film Escape from Sobibor (1987).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Harry Rowen in historical television movie The Pentagon Papers (2003).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama for his performance as Barney Kempinski in television shows ABC Stage 67 (1966) in episode "The Love Song of Barney Kempinski".
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Zoltan Karpathein in CBS medical drama television series Chicago Hope (1997) in episode "The Son Also Rises".
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Norman Newlander in Netflix comedy drama series The Kominsky Method (2918- ).
Sesame Street (1970-1971) educational children's television series in role as Larry
St. Elsewhere (1983) NBC medical drama series in role as Jerry Singleton
Harry (1987) ABC comedy series in role as Harry Porschak
Picture Windows (1995) Showtime miniseries in role as Tully
100 Centre Street (2001-2002) legal drama series in role as Joe Rifkind
He voiced J. D. Salinger in Netflix animated series BoJack Horseman (2015-2016).
Attended Franklin High School and City College (1951-1953) in Los Angeles.
Attended Bennington College in Vermont (1953-1954).
He studied acting under Benjamin Zemach.
Has Jewish ancestry.
He was the lead singer and played guitar in folk music group "The Tarriers".
Performed and recorded with children's folk group "The Babysitters" (1958-1968).
Recorded album "Folksongs - Once Over Lightly".
He is a founding member, of "Second City" improv troupe.
He co-wrote folk song "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)".
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6914 Hollywood Boulevard in 2019.
He voiced Schmendrick in animated fantasy film The Last Unicorn (1982).
Lives in Carlsbad, California, United States.
He was married to:
Barbara Dana (1964-1999) they had son Anthony (Tony) Dana
Jeremy Yaffe (1955-1960) they have two sons, Adam and Matthew
He married Suzanne Newlander in 1996.