June 28, 1926
97 years old
5 ft 5 in | 165 cm
62 kg | 137 lbs
Mel Brooks was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States, on June 28, 1926, is an American director and actor.
Young Mel Brooks first started his career as a musician, at the age of 14.
He began his career as a stand-up comic at the age of 16, in nightclubs in the Catskill Mountains.
He began his acting career in summer stock in Red Bank, New Jersey.
He got his television debut as a comedy writer for live television variety show Admiral Broadway Revue in 1949.
He made his first breakthrough as a writer for variety show Your Show of Shows (1950-1954).
He landed his feature directorial debut with satirical black comedy film The Producers (1967).
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Mel Brooks is 97 years old.
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He directed and wrote satirical black comedy film The Producers (1967), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay, also he composed song "Springtime for Hitler".
He directed, wrote and starred as Werewolf, Cat Hit by Dart and Victor Frankenstein in comedy horror movie Young Frankenstein (1974), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
He directed, wrote and starred as Mel Funn in satirical comedy film Silent Movie (1976), for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
He directed, wrote, produced and starred as Richard H. Thorndyke in satirical comedy movie High Anxiety (1997), for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
He directed, wrote and starred as Governor Lepetomane and Indian Chief satirical Western black comedy film Blazing Saddles (1975), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay.
He directed, wrote, produced and starred as Yogurt, President Skroob in satirical comic science fiction movie Spaceballs (1987).
He directed, wrote, produced and starred in various roles in comedy film History of the World -- Part I (1981).
He produced and starred as Dr. Frederick Bronski in war comedy movie To Be or Not to Be (1983).
He directed, wrote, produced and starred as Dr. Abraham Van Helsing in satirical comedy horror movie Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995).
He directed, wrote, produced and starred as Goddard Bolt in comedy film Life Stinks (1991).
He directed, wrote, produced and starred as Rabbi Tuckman in musical adventure comedy movie Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993).
He directed, wrote and starred as Tikon in comedy film The Twelve Chairs (1970).
He voiced Bigweld in animated science fiction comedy adventure film Robots (2005).
He voiced The Agent in animated comedy movie Underdogs (2015).
He voiced Vlad Dracula in animated comedy films:
Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), for which he was nominated for the BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award for Best Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting Role
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)
He voiced Melephant Brooks in animated comedy drama film Toy Story 4 (2019).
He was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for his role as Wiley the Sheep in animated children's television series Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks (2003-2007).
He won three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Uncle Phil in NBC sitcom Mad About You (1996–1999).
He served as writer in NBC sketch comedy television program Caesar's Hour (1954-1957), for which he was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.
He co-wrote NBC comedy series Get Smart (1965–1970), for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series .
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Variety Special:
Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again (2012)
Mel Brooks Strikes Back: With Mel Brooks and Alan Yentob (2013)
Mel Brooks: Live at the Geffen (2015)
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for FX comedy series The Comedians (2015) in episode "Celebrity Guest".
He voiced Blond-Haired Cartoon Man in educational children's series The Electric Company (1971-1977).
He voiced President Skroob, Yogurt in animated series Spaceballs: The Animated Series (2008–2009).
Graduated from Eastern District High School, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City (1944).
Studied psychology at Brooklyn College.
He had three brothers: Irving, Lenny and Bernie.
He was drafted into the United States Army in 1944.
He won the Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score for a musical "The Producers" (2001).
He won the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for "The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000" (1999).
He won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album for a musical "The Producers" (2002).
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located on 6712 Hollywood Boulevard in 2010.
He received the Kennedy Center Honor in 2009.
He was married to:
Anne Bancroft (1964-2005) they had one son, Max Brooks
Florence Baum (1951-1961) they had one daughter, Stephanie and two sons: Nicky, Eddie.