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Mel Brooks was born Melvin Kaminsky on June 28, 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... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 22 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Spaceballs
Spaceballs President Skroob / Yogurt
(1987)
History of the World: Part I
History of the World: Part I Moses / Comicus / Torquemada / Jacques / King Louis XVI
(1981)
The Producers
The Producers Hilda the Pigeon / Tom the Cat
(2005)
Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles Governor Lepetomane / Indian Chief
(1974)

Filmography

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 2017 Blazing Samurai
Shogun (voice)
 2016 Leap!
Luteau (US version, voice)
 2016 The Guardian Brothers
Rogman (English version, voice)
 2015 Hotel Transylvania 2
Vlad (voice)
 2015 The Comedians (TV Series)
Mel Brooks
- Celebrity Guest (2015) ... Mel Brooks
 2014 Dora the Explorer (TV Series)
Mad Hatter
- Dora in Wonderland (2014) ... Mad Hatter (voice)
 2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Albert Einstein (voice)
 2011 The Paul Reiser Show (TV Series)
The Angry Cat
- The Playdate (2011) ... The Angry Cat (voice)
 2011 Special Agent Oso (TV Series)
Grandpa Mel
- On Old MacDonald's Special Song/Snapfingers (2011) ... Grandpa Mel (voice)
 2010 Glenn Martin DDS (TV Series)
Canine
- A Very Martin Christmas (2010) ... Canine (voice)
 2010 Ruby's Studio: The Feelings Show (Video)
Sally Simon Simmons Narrator (voice)
 2008-2009 Spaceballs: The Animated Series (TV Series)
President Skroob / Yogurt
- Pilot Part 2: The Schwartz Strikes Back (2009) ... President Skroob / Yogurt (voice)
- Pilot Part 1: The Avenge of Dark Helmet (2009) ... President Skroob / Yogurt (voice)
- Spidermawg (2008) ... President Skroob / Yogurt (voice)
- Druidian Idol (2008) ... President Skroob / Yogurt (voice)
- Deep Ship (2008) ... President Skroob / Yogurt (voice)
 2003-2007 Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks (TV Series)
Wiley the Sheep
- The World According to Molly (2007) ... Wiley the Sheep (voice)
- Tale Spinner (2006) ... Wiley the Sheep (voice)
- The Gift (2006) ... Wiley the Sheep (voice)
- How Much Is That Dragon? (2006) ... Wiley the Sheep (voice)
- Seamus Sells Seashells by the Seashore (2006) ... Wiley the Sheep (voice)
 2005 The Producers
Hilda the Pigeon / Tom the Cat (voice)
 2005 Robots
Bigweld (voice)
 2004 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Mel Brooks
- Opening Night (2004) ... Mel Brooks
- The Surrogate (2004) ... Mel Brooks
- The Blind Date (2004) ... Mel Brooks
- Mel's Offer (2004) ... Mel Brooks
 2003 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (TV Series)
Santa Claus
- Holly Jolly Jimmy (2003) ... Santa Claus (voice)
 2002 It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (TV Movie)
Joe Snow (voice)
 2000 Sex, Lies and Video Violence (Video)
Stressed old man
 2000 Up at the Villa
Train Station Man (uncredited)
 2000 The Kids from Room 402 (TV Series)
Mr. Miller
- Squeezed Out (2000) ... Mr. Miller (voice)
 1996-1999 Mad About You (TV Series)
Uncle Phil
- Uncle Phil Goes Back to High School (1999) ... Uncle Phil
- Uncle Phil and the Coupons (1997) ... Uncle Phil
- The Penis (1997) ... Uncle Phil
- The Grant (1996) ... Uncle Phil
 1999 Screw Loose
Jake Gordon
 1998 The Prince of Egypt (voice, uncredited)
 1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It
Professor Van Helsing
 1995 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Mel Brooks
- Homer vs. Patty and Selma (1995) ... Mel Brooks (voice)
 1994 The Little Rascals
Mr. Welling
 1994 The Silence of the Hams
Checkout Guest (uncredited)
 1993 Frasier (TV Series)
Tom
- Miracle on Third or Fourth Street (1993) ... Tom (voice)
 1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Rabbi Tuckman
 1992 Mickey's Audition (Short)
Movie Director
 1991 Life Stinks
Goddard Bolt
 1990 Look Who's Talking Too
Voice of Mr. Toilet Man (voice)
 1990 The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series)
Buzz Schlanger
- Due Diligence (1990) ... Buzz Schlanger
 1987 Spaceballs
President Skroob / Yogurt
 1983 To Be or Not to Be
Dr. Frederick Bronski
 1981 History of the World: Part I
Moses / Comicus / Torquemada / ...
 1979 The Muppet Movie
Professor Max Krassman
 1978 Peeping Times (TV Movie)
Adolf Hitler
 1977 High Anxiety
Richard H. Thorndyke
 1971-1977 The Electric Company (TV Series)
Blond-Haired Cartoon Man
- 130B (1977) ... Blond-Haired Cartoon Man (voice)
- 129B (1977) ... Blond-Haired Cartoon Man (voice)
- 128B (1977) ... Blond-Haired Cartoon Man (voice)
- 127B (1977) ... Blond-Haired Cartoon Man (voice)
- 126B (1977) ... Blond-Haired Cartoon Man (voice)
 1976 Silent Movie
Mel Funn
 1975 The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother
Bruner (voice, uncredited)
 1975 When Things Were Rotten (TV Series)
Guard
- The Capture of Robin Hood (1975) ... Guard (uncredited)
 1975 The 2000 Year Old Man (TV Movie)
2000 Year Old Man (voice)
 1974 Young Frankenstein
Werewolf / Cat Hit by Dart / Victor Frankenstein (voice, uncredited)
 1974 Free to Be... You & Me (TV Movie)
Baby Boy (voice)
 1974 Blazing Saddles
Governor Lepetomane / Indian Chief
 1970 The Twelve Chairs
Tikon
 1969 Putney Swope
Mr. Forget It
 1967 The Producers
Singer in 'Springtime for Hitler' (voice, uncredited)
 1963 The Critic (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1961 The New Steve Allen Show (TV Series)
2000 Year Old Man
- Episode #1.10 (1961) ... 2000 Year Old Man
- Episode #1.4 (1961) ... 2000 Year Old Man
Show Show Writer (44 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (24 credits)
Show Show Producer (23 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Director (12 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (10 credits)
Show Show Self (181 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (29 credits)

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Other Works:

Book: "Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book: The Story of the Making of the Film" New York: Black Dog & Leventhal. ISBN-10: 0316315478; ISBN-13: 9780316315470 See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 18 Interviews | 10 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Melvin Brooks

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

I thank my lucky stars that I was born and that my brother Irving was so kind and good to me. He gave me... a tricycle, trying to make up for the loss of - I didn't realize it, but trying to make up for the loss of our father. See more »

Trivia:

Mel Brooks considers the most flattering thing to ever happen in to him in Show Business was when Hedy Lamarr sued for Blazing Saddles, because he said it is unusual for a big name actor to pay that much attention to writers. See more »

Trademark:

Has frequently cast himself, Gene Wilder (1933-2016), Harvey Korman (1927-2008), Rudy De Luca, Madeline Kahn (1942-1999), Cloris Leachman, Dom DeLuise (1933-2009), Ron Carey (1935-2007), Marty Feldman (1933-1982), and Kenneth Mars (1935-2011). See more »

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