June 28, 1926
94 years old
5 ft 5 in | 165 cm
80 kg | 176 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).
Blazing Samurai (2021) animated action adventure comedy in role as Shogun (voice)
He won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for satirical black comedy film The Producers (1967). (also director, writer and singer in "Springtime for Hitler")
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for comedy horror movie Young Frankenstein (1974). (also director, writer and starred in roles as: Werewolf, Cat Hit by Dart and Victor Frankenstein)
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his performances in movies:
Silent Movie (1976) satirical comedy in role as Mel Funn (also director and writer)
High Anxiety (1997) satirical comedy in role as Richard H. Thorndyke (also director, producer and writer)
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song and BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay for satirical Western black comedy film Blazing Saddles (1975). (also director, writer and starred in roles as: Governor Lepetomane and Indian Chief)
Spaceballs (1987) satirical comic science fiction in role as Yogurt, President Skroob (also director, producer and writer)
History of the World -- Part I (1981) sketch comedy in various roles (also director, producer and writer)
To Be or Not to Be (1983) war comedy in role as Dr. Frederick Bronski (also producer)
Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) satirical comedy horror in role as Dr. Abraham Van Helsing (also director, producer and writer)
Life Stinks (1991) comedy in role as Goddard Bolt (also director, producer and writer)
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) musical adventure comedy in role as Rabbi Tuckman (also director, producer and writer)
The Twelve Chairs (1970) comedy in role as Tikon (also director and writer)
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 the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series for The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Specia (1967).
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 was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for NBC sketch comedy television program Caesar's Hour (1954-1957).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for NBC comedy television series Get Smart (1965–1970).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award 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 television series The Comedians (2015) in episode "Celebrity Guest".
He voiced Blond-Haired Cartoon Man in educational children's television series The Electric Company (1971-1977).
He voiced President Skroob, Yogurt in animated television series Spaceballs: The Animated Series (2008–09).
Graduated from Eastern District High School, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City.
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 a Tony Award for Best Musical, Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical and Tony Award for 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 voiced Bigweld in animated science fiction comedy adventure film Robots (2005) and The Agent in animated comedy movie Underdogs (2015).
He voiced Vlad Dracula in animated comedy films: Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018).
He voiced Melephant Brooks in animated comedy drama film Toy Story 4 (2019).
He was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.
He received a 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 three children: Stephanie, Nicky and Eddie.