James Brolin

Actor, Director, Voice actor
With his 6'4" lanky frame, matinee-idol looks and calm and collected demeanor, James Brolin was the textbook-perfect leading man for TV, and his career in that medium has been extensive, including seven years as Dr ... Read more »
Born: 07/17/1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (130)

Life in Pieces 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Sisters 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 33 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Angel Camouflaged 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bitter/Sweet 2014 (Movie)

Calvert Jenkins (Actor)

Castle 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Christmas With Tucker 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Elsa & Fred 2014 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

Mysterious 2014 (Movie)

Terry Bamba (Actor)

When Calls the Heart 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Community 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blackout 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Love, Wedding, Marriage 2011 (Movie)

Ava's father (Actor)

Burlesque 2010 (Movie)

Mr Anderson (Actor)

The Defenders 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Psych 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 2009 (Movie)

Ben Selleck (Actor)

Last Chance Harvey 2008 (Movie)

Brian (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hunting Party 2007 (Movie)

Franklin Harris (Actor)

Lies & Alibis 2006 (Movie)

Robert Hatch (Actor)

Monk 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Reagans (Showtime) 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

A Guy Thing 2003 (Movie)

Ken (Actor)

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction 1996 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Catch Me If You Can 2002 (Movie)

Jack Barnes (Actor)

The Master of Disguise 2002 (Movie)

Fabbrizio Disguisey (Actor)

The West Wing 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bridges: Reaching Out 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Pensacola: Wings of Gold 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Skyscrapers: Going Up 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Traffic 2000 (Movie)

General Ralph Landry (Actor)

Tunnels: Digging In 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Celebrity Weddings: In Style 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Burke's Law 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cannes Man 1997 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Goodbye America 1997 (Movie)

Ed Johnson (Actor)

Lewis & Clark & George 1997 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

My Brother's War 1997 (Movie)

Adam Hall (Actor)

Promised Land 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Roseanne 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scent of Vengeance 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Blue Whales: Giants of the Deep 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Creatures of Africa's Hidden World 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Final Justice 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Harts in High Season 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Haunted Sea 1996 (Movie)

Captain Ramsey (Actor)

The Last Charge of the Rhino 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Tiger: Lord of the Wild 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Tracks of a Killer 1996 (Movie)

David Hawkner (Actor)

Extreme 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Lion: Africa's King of the Beasts 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Orangutans: Children of the Forest 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Savate 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Angel Falls 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

To the Ends of the Earth 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Cheatin' Hearts 1993 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

Sidney Sheldon's "The Sands of Time" 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 28th Academy of Country Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Gas Food Lodging 1992 (Movie)

John Evans (Actor)

Twin Sisters 1992 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

And the Sea Will Tell 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Back Stab 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Reunion 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Ted & Venus 1991 (Movie)

Max Waters (Actor)

Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Voice of the Heart 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Backstab 1989 (Movie)

Cliff Murphy (Actor)

Bad Jim 1989 (Movie)

B D Sweetman (Actor)

Hotel 1983 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Golden Globe Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure 1985 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cowboy 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

High Risk 1981 (Movie)

Stone (Actor)

Night of the Juggler 1980 (Movie)

Sean Boyd (Actor)

The Amityville Horror 1979 (Movie)

George Lutz (Actor)

Capricorn One 1978 (Movie)

Charles Brubaker (Actor)

Gable and Lombard 1976 (Movie)

Clark Gable (Actor)

Marcus Welby, M.D. 1969 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Car 1976 (Movie)

Wade Parent (Actor)

Trapped 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Short Walk to Daylight 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Westworld 1973 (Movie)

Blane (Actor)

City vs. Country 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Skyjacked 1971 (Movie)

Sergeant Weber (Actor)

Marcus Welby, M.D. 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

The Boston Strangler 1968 (Movie)

Sergeant Lisi (Actor)

Fantastic Voyage 1966 (Movie)

Technician (Actor)

Way... Way Out 1965 (Movie)

Ted (Actor)

Dear Brigitte 1964 (Movie)

Student (Actor)

Von Ryan's Express 1964 (Movie)

Pvt Ames (Actor)

A Marriage of Convenience (TV Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills Cowgirl Blues (TV Show)

Actor

Blood Money (TV Show)

Actor

Children of Fortune (TV Show)

Actor

City Boy (TV Show)

Actor

Class of '63 (TV Show)

Actor

Deep Dark Secrets (TV Show)

Actor

Finish Line (TV Show)

Actor

Gunsmoke: The Long Ride (TV Show)

Actor

Hijacked: Flight 285 (TV Show)

Actor

Hold the Dream (TV Show)

Actor

Hotel (TV Show)

Actor

Indecent Behavior II (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Encounters (TV Show)

Actor

Last Will (Movie)

(Actor)

Lost City Raiders (TV Show)

Actor

Mae West (TV Show)

Actor

Nightmare on the 13th Floor (TV Show)

Actor

Parallel Lives (TV Show)

Actor

Relative Fear (TV Show)

Actor

Steel Cowboy (TV Show)

Actor

Terminal Virus (TV Show)

Actor

The Ambush Murders (TV Show)

Actor

The Expert (TV Show)

Actor

To Face Her Past (TV Show)

Actor

To Love, Honor and Betray (TV Show)

Actor

Visions of Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Wedding Wars (TV Show)

Actor

White Water Rebels (TV Show)

Actor

Widow on the Hill (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

Standing Ovation 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Final Justice 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Cheatin' Hearts 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (1)

My Brother's War 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

With his 6'4" lanky frame, matinee-idol looks and calm and collected demeanor, James Brolin was the textbook-perfect leading man for TV, and his career in that medium has been extensive, including seven years as Dr. Steven Kiley on "Marcus Welby, M.D." (ABC, 1969-76) and five years as Peter McDemott, the general manager of "Hotel" (ABC, 1983-88).

Relationships

Jane Agee

Wife
Married Oct. 16, 1966 Divorced in October 1986, but remained friends Died in a car accident in 1995

Josh Brolin Actor

Son
Born Feb. 12, 1968; mother, Jane Brolin

Molly Brolin

Daughter
Born Nov. 28, 1987; mother, Jan Smithers

Jess Brolin

Son
Born Feb. 7, 1972; mother, Jane Brolin

Eden Brolin Actor

Grandfather

Henry Bruderlin

Father

Helen Bruderlin

Mother

Brian Bruderlin

Brother

Barbara Bruderlin

Sister

Sue Bruderlin

Sister

Diane Lane Actor

Daughter-In-Law

Jan Smithers Actor

Wife
Married in 1986 Divorced in 1995

Barbra Streisand Actor

Wife
Met in July 1996 at a dinner party Announced engagement in May 1997 Married July 1, 1998 in Malibu, CA

EDUCATION

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California

Santa Monica City College

Santa Monica , California

Milestones

2006

Played the Governor of Maine, who in order to get re-elected, opposes the legalization of gay marriage, in the A&E movie, "Wedding Wars"

2003

Played Ronald Reagan in the television movie "The Reagans"; the movie stirred up a lot of controversy and was moved from CBS to Showtime; received Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for Best Actor in a Miniseries

2003

Played Selma Blair's father in the comedy "It's a Guy Thing"

2002

Had a three episode stint on the NBC political series, "The West Wing"

2002

Played a roguish businessman who interferes with Leonardo DiCaprio's family life in "Catch Me If You Can"

2000

Had small role in Steven Soderbergh's "Traffic"

1998

Feature directorial debut, "My Brother's War"; released direct-to-video

1998

Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (August 27)

1997

Hosted Fox series "Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction?"

1997

Starred in the syndicated series "Pensacola: Wings of Gold"

1996

Starred in "California" a pilot for a potential spinoff of "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman"

1995

Returned to series TV as Reese Wheeler on the short-lived ABC series "Extreme"

1993

Portrayed Luke Larson on the short-lived CBS series "Angel Falls"

1993

Executive produced and starred in feature film, "Cheatin' Hearts"

1991

First network miniseries, "And the Sea Will Tell" (CBS)

1990

Made TV miniseries debut in syndicated "Voice of the Heart"

1990

Hosted reality series "Reunion"

1983

Cast as Peter McDermott, the manager of "Hotel" on the ABC series

1979

First feature box office success with Brolin in leading role, "The Amityville Horror"

1976

Starred as Clark Gable in the feature biopic "Gable and Lombard"

1973

Starred in the highest-rated TV movie of season "Trapped"

1972

TV-movie debut, "Short Walk to Daylight"

1968

Played Dr. Steven Kiley on the ABC medical drama "Marcus Welby, M.D."; earned three Emmy nominations from 1971-1973 and a Golden Globe nomination in 1972 for Best Supporting Actor

1967

First starring role in film, "Capetown Affair"

1966

First series as regular, "The Monroes"

1963

First film as actor "Take Her, She's Mine"

1961

TV debut, episode of "Bus Stop"

1960

Put under contract by 20th Century Fox

Bonus Trivia

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Brolin is a licensed pilot and breeds horses. He also has designed and built several homes, a restaurant and a bookstore.

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