Mel Brooks

BirthDay:

28 Jun 1926

BirthPlace:

Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

BirthName:

Melvin James Kaminsky

Bio:

Melvin James Kaminsky was born on June 28th, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York.

He served in WWII, and afterwards got a job playing the drums at nightclubs in the Catskills. Brooks eventually started a comedy act and also worked in radio and as Master Entertainer at Grossinger's Resort before going to television.

He was a writer for, Your Show of Shows (1950) Caesar's Hour (1954) and wrote the Broadway show Shinbone Alley. He also worked in the creation of The 2000 Year Old Man (1975) and Get Smart (1965) before embarking on a highly successful film career in writing, acting, producing and directing.

Brooks is famous for the spoofs of different film genres that he made such as Blazing Saddles (1974), History of the World: Part I (1981), Silent Movie (1976), Young Frankenstein (1974), Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), High Anxiety (1977), Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) and Spaceballs (1987).
Filmography

Actor ( 139 credits )

Blazing Samurai (2017) Shogun (voice)
Leap! (2016) (voice)
The Last Laugh (2016) Himself
The Guardian Brothers (2016) (voice)
Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) Vlad (voice)
Wogan: The Best Of (2015)  Himself - Guest (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
The Comedians (2015)  Mel Brooks (1 episode, 2015)
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) Albert Einstein (voice)
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot (2014)  Himself (2 episodes, 2014)
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013) Himself
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Inside Comedy (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Excavating the 2000 Year Old Man (2012) Himself
Abschied von den Fröschen (2011) Himself
The Paul Reiser Show (2011)  The Angry Cat (1 episode, 2011)
Conan (2010)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
The Talk (2010)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Special Collector's Edition (2010)  Dr. Abraham Van Helsing (1 episode, 2011)
Glenn Martin DDS (2009)  Canine (1 episode, 2010)
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Special Agent Oso (2009)  Grandpa Mel (1 episode, 2011)
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber (2009) (1 episode, 2010)
Spaceballs: The Animated Series (2008)  President Skroob / ... (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
The Producers (2005) Hilda the Pigeon / Tom the Cat (voice)
Robots (2005) Bigweld (voice)
The Young Turks (2005)  Himself (2006) (unknown episodes)
Cinema mil (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Broadway: The American Musical (2004)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself - Guest (4 episodes, 2014)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself - Guest (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks (2003)  Wiley the Sheep (40 episodes, 2003-2006)
Imagine (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011)
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2002)  Santa Claus (1 episode, 2003)
Go' aften Danmark (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Hail Sid Caesar! The Golden Age of Comedy (2001) Himself
Primetime Glick (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Up at the Villa (2000) Train Station Man (uncredited)
Dora the Explorer (2000)  Mad Hatter (1 episode, 2014)
Rove Live (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Screw Loose (1999) Jake Gordon
Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999)  Mel Brooks (4 episodes, 2004)
The Directors (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
The Martin Short Show (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
The Kids from Room 402 (1999)  Mr. Miller (1 episode, 2000)
The Prince of Egypt (1998) Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Tal como somos (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) Dr. Abraham Van Helsing
The Silence of the Hams (1994) Checkout Guest (uncredited)
The Little Rascals (1994) Mr. Welling
Bravo Profiles (1994) (1 episode, 2001)
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) Rabbi Tuckman
Frasier (1993)  Tom (1 episode, 1993)
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Himself (1 episode)
Corazón, corazón (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
RTL Samstag Nacht (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
John & Leeza from Hollywood (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
Mickey's Audition (1992) Movie Director
Mad About You (1992)  Uncle Phil (5 episodes, 1996-1999)
Dateline NBC (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Gottschalk Late Night (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
Life Stinks (1991) Goddard Bolt
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1997)
Look Who's Talking Too (1990) Voice of Mr. Toilet Man (voice)
Broadway Beat (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Entertainment UK (1990)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 1993)
Harry Måneskin (1990)  Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (2 episodes, 19
The Simpsons (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1995)
Clive Anderson Talks Back (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
La palmera (1988)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1991)
Saturday Night Clive (1988)  Himself (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Spaceballs (1987) President Skroob / Yogurt
Biography (1987)  Himself (3 episodes, 1994-1998)
The Tracey Ullman Show (1987)  Buzz Schlanger (1 episode, 1990)
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
Bains de minuit (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 1988)
American Masters (1985)  Himself (3 episodes, 2007-2013)
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (2 episodes, 1993-1998)
Jeopardy! (1984)  Himself - Video Clue Presenter (1 episode, 2014)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (2 episodes, 1987-1996)
Aspel & Company (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 1985)
Showbiz Today (1984)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 1991-1997)
Sunset People (1984) Himself
To Be or Not to Be (1983) Dr. Frederick Bronski
Dom DeLuise and Friends (1983)  Himself
Wogan (1982)  Himself (1 episode, 1984)
Channel 4 News (1982)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Cinéma cinémas (1982)  Himself (1 episode, 1982)
History of the World: Part I (1981) Moses / Comicus / Torquemada / Jacques / King Louis XVI
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2009)
The Muppet Movie (1979) Professor Max Krassman
Mickey's 50 (1978) Himself
Ciné regards (1978)  Himself (1 episode, 1978)
High Anxiety (1977) Richard H. Thorndyke
Everyman (1977)  Himself (1 episode, 1986)
Bitte umblättern (1977)  Himself (3 episodes, 1978-1984)
Silent Movie (1976) Mel Funn
Lørdagshjørnet (1976)  Himself (1 episode, 1978)
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975) Bruner - offscreen voice over (voice) (uncredited)
Don Adams' Screen Test (1975) (1 episode, 1975)
Arena (1975)  Himself (1 episode, 1995)
Les rendez-vous du dimanche (1975)  Himself (1 episode, 1976)
Young Frankenstein (1974) Werewolf / Cat Hit by Dart / Victor Frankenstein (voice
Blazing Saddles (1974) Governor William J. Lepetomane / Indian Chief
Dinah! (1974)  Himself (1 episode, 1975)
Clapper Board (1972) (1 episode, 1976)
The Electric Company (1971)  Blond-Haired Cartoon Man (780 episodes, 1971-1977)
Great Performances (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Parkinson (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005)
The Twelve Chairs (1970) Tikon
The David Frost Show (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 1970)
60 Minutes (1968)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2003-2012)
The Dick Cavett Show (1968)  Himself (2 episodes, 1970-1972)
The Steve Allen Show (1968)  Himself (1 episode, 1968)
The Producers (1967) Singer in 'Springtime for Hitler' (voice) (uncredited)
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967)  Himself (1 episode, 1969)
The Woody Woodbury Show (1967)  Himself (1 episode, 1968)
Apropos Film (1967)  Himself (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
The Face Is Familiar (1966)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1966)
The Hollywood Squares (1965)  Himself (11 episodes, 1968-1978)
The Hollywood Palace (1964)  Himself - Comedian (7 episodes, 1964-1967)
The Celebrity Game (1964)  Himself - Panelist / ... (5 episodes, 1965)
Jeopardy! (1964)  Himself (1 episode, 1972)
The Critic (1963) Narrator (voice)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Himself (8 episodes, 1962-1992)
The Andy Williams Show (1962)  Himself (1 episode, 1966)
The New Steve Allen Show (1961)  2000 Year Old Man (2 episodes, 1961)
The Mike Douglas Show (1961)  Himself (3 episodes, 1967-1978)
The David Susskind Show (1958)  Himself (1 episode, 1964)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954)  Himself (1 episode, 1978)
Today (1952)  Himself (2 episodes, 1976-1978)
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)  Himself (1 episode, 1961)

Producer ( 20 credits )

Blazing Samurai (2017) executive producer
Sam (2015) executive producer
Spaceballs: The Animated Series (2008) executive producer (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
The Producers (2005) producer
Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) producer
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) producer
The Vagrant (1992) executive producer
Life Stinks (1991) producer
The Nutt House (1989) executive producer (10 episodes, 1989)
Spaceballs (1987) producer
84 Charing Cross Road (1987) executive producer
Solarbabies (1986) executive producer
The Doctor and the Devils (1985) executive producer
To Be or Not to Be (1983) producer
Frances (1982) executive producer (uncredited)
My Favorite Year (1982) executive producer (uncredited)
History of the World: Part I (1981) producer
The Elephant Man (1980) executive producer (uncredited)
High Anxiety (1977) producer
When Things Were Rotten (1975) executive producer (1 episode, 1975)

Writer ( 31 credits )

Get Smart (2008)
Spaceballs: The Animated Series (2008) (creator) (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
The Producers (2005) (2001 stage play book) &
Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) (screenplay) &
Get Smart (1995) (unknown episodes)
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
Life Stinks (1991)
The Nutt House (1989) (creator) (2 episodes, 1989)
Spaceballs (1987) (written by) &
History of the World: Part I (1981) (written by)
The Nude Bomb (1980) (characters) &
High Anxiety (1977) (written by) &
Silent Movie (1976) (screenplay) &
When Things Were Rotten (1975) (creator) (13 episodes, 1975)
Young Frankenstein (1974) (screen story and screenplay)
Blazing Saddles (1974) (screenplay) &
Ten from Your Show of Shows (1973) (writer)
Great Performances (1971) (1 episode, 2001)
The Twelve Chairs (1970) (novel translation "Diamonds to Sit On")
Shinbone Alley (1970) (story continuity)
The Producers (1967) (written by)
Get Smart (1965) (138 episodes, 1965-1970)
The Critic (1963) (creator)
The Ladies Man (1961)
Play of the Week (1959) (1 episode, 1960)
Sid Caesar Invites You (1958) (2 episodes, 1958)
New Faces (1954) (sketches) (as Melvin Brooks)
Caesar's Hour (1954) (5 episodes, 1954-1957)
Your Show of Shows (1950) (139 episodes, 1950-1954)
The Admiral Broadway Revue (1949) (unknown episodes)
Get Smart 2 (0) (characters)

Director ( 11 credits )

Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
Life Stinks (1991)
Spaceballs (1987)
History of the World: Part I (1981)
High Anxiety (1977)
Silent Movie (1976)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
The Twelve Chairs (1970)
The Producers (1967)