Brolin, James 1940- (Jim Brolin)

views updated

Brolin, James 1940- (Jim Brolin)


Original name, Craig Kenneth Bruderlin; born July 18, 1940, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Harry (a building contractor) and Helen (a homemaker) Bruderlin; married Jane Cameron Agee, c. 1967 (divorced, c. 1985); married Jan Smithers (an actress), 1986 (divorced, 1995); married Barbra Streisand (a singer, actress, producer, director, writer, and composer), July 1, 1998; children: (first marriage) Josh (an actor), Jess; (second marriage) Molly Elizabeth (an actress). Education: Studied theatre arts at Santa Monica City College and University of California, Los Angeles. Avocational Interests: Breeding horses, flying (licensed pilot).


Agent—International Creative Management, 10250 Constellation Way, 9th Fl., Beverly Hills, CA 90067. Manager—Jeff Wald Entertainment, 1467 Chastain Parkway West, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.


Actor, director, and producer. Appeared in television commercials, for AAMCO Transmission, 1998, and Sony Mini-Disc, 1998; appeared in radio commercials for AAMCO Transmissions, 1998; appeared in print ads for Flex-A-Min nutritional supplement, 2002. Also designer and builder, including homes, a restaurant, and a bookstore.


Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors:

Winner of "most promising actor" polls, Fame and Photoplay magazines, both 1970; Emmy Award, outstanding single performance by a supporting actor in a comedy or drama special, 1970, Emmy Award nominations, outstanding performance by an actor in a supporting role in a drama, 1971, 1972, 1973, Golden Globe Awards, best supporting actor in a television series, miniseries or movie, 1971, 1973, Golden Globe Award nomination, best supporting actor in a television series, miniseries or movie, 1972, all for Marcus Welby, M.D.; Golden Globe Award nominations, best actor in a television drama series, 1984, 1985, both for Hotel; Hollywood Discovery Award, best feature film, Hollywood Film Festival, 1997, for My Brother's War; received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame—Television, 1998; Screen Actors Guild Award (with others), outstanding performance by the cast of a theatrical motion picture, 2001, for Traffic; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or a movie, Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, 2004, both for The Reagans.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Mel, Mollie's student friend at airport, Take Her She's Mine, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1963.

(Uncredited) Party guest, Goodbye, Charlie, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1964.

Morituri, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1965.

(Uncredited) Student at leaf rally, Dear Brigette, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1965.

Private Ames, Von Ryan's Express, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1965.

(Uncredited) Notre Dame quarterback, John Goldfarb Please Come Home, 1965.

(Uncredited) Technician, Fantastic Voyage (also known as Microscopia and Strange Journey), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1966.

Technician, Our Man Flint, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1966.

Ted Robertson, WayWay Out, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1966.

Skip McCoy, The Cape Town Affair (also known as Escape Route Cape Town), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967.

Sergeant Phil Lisi, The Boston Strangler, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968.

Sergeant Jerome K. Weber, Skyjacked (also known as Sky Terror), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1972.

John Blane, Westworld, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1973.

Clark Gable, Gable and Lombard, Universal, 1976.

Wade Parent, The Car (also known as DeathMobile), Universal, 1977.

Commander Charles Brubaker, Capricorn One, Warner Bros., 1978.

George Lutz, The Amityville Horror, American International Pictures, 1979.

Sean Boyd, Night of the Juggler (also known as New York Killer), Columbia, 1980.

The Gringos, Warner Bros., 1980.

Stone, High Risk (also known as Los Gringos), American Cinema, 1981.

Himself (as PeeWee), Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Warner Bros., 1985.

B. D. Sweetman, Bad Jim, 1989.

The Ultimate Challenge, 1989.

Budetzky, High Score, 1990.

(As Jim Brolin) Max Waters, Ted and Venus, Double Helix Films, 1991.

Michael, Twin Sisters, Vidmark Entertainment, 1992.

John Evans, Gas, Food, Lodging, IRS Releasing, 1992.

Henry, Cheatin' Hearts (also known as Paper Hearts), Trimark Pictures, 1993.

Alan Lesard, We the People (also known as Final Justice), 1994.

Simon Peter, The Visual Bible: Acts (also known as Falling Fire: The Gift of the Spirit), 1994.

David Hawkner, Tracks of the Killer, Live Entertainment, 1995.

John Richardson, El aroma del copal (also known as Scent of Copal and Scent of Vengeance), Curb Entertainment, 1995.

Himself, Cannes Man (also known as Canne$ Man and Con Man), Rocket Pictures Home Video, 1996.

Ed Johnson, Goodbye America, Quantum Entertainment, 1997.

Reverend Red, Lewis & Clark & George, Dark Matter Productions/Davis Entertainment Classics, 1997.

John, My Brother's War (also known as Flashpoint), Concorde Pictures, 1997.

Captain Ramsey, Haunted Sea, Concorde Pictures, 1997.

Colonel Jones, Savate (also known as The Fighter), 1997.

Narrator, America's Great Parks, 1998.

General Ralph Landry, Traffic (also known as Traffic—Die macht des kartells), USA Films, 2000.

Fabbrizio Disguisey, The Master of Disguise, Columbia, 2002.

A Guy Thing, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002.

(Uncredited) The captain, Antwone Fisher, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2002.

Jack Barnes, Catch Me If You Can, DreamWorks, 2002.

Ken Cooper, A Guy Thing, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2003.

Himself, Identity Crisis: The Making of a Master (documentary short), Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2003.

Himself, Groovy Gravy: Making the Scene in "A Guy Thing," 2003.

Himself, Bachelor Party Confidential (documentary short), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2003.

Himself, For God's Sake, Get Out! (documentary short), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Home Entertainment, 2005.

Robert Hatch, The Alibi (also known as Lies & Alibis and Lies and Alibis), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2006.

Himself, Gays on Strike: The Truth Behind Wedding Wars (documentary short), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2007.

Jack Jennings, The American Standards, 2007.

Franklin Harris, The Hunting Party, Weinstein Company, 2007.

Terry Bamba, Mysterious, 2007.

Calvert Jenkins, Bitter/Sweet, 2008.

Film Work:

Executive producer, Cheatin' Hearts (also known as Paper Hearts), Trimark Pictures, 1993.

Executive producer, We the People (also known as Final Justice), 1994.

Director, My Brother's War (also known as Flashpoint), Concorde Pictures, 1997.

Producer, The American Standards, 2007.

Also executive producer of Final Justice.

Television Appearances; Series:

Dr. Steven Kiley, Marcus Welby, M.D. (also known as Robert Young, Family Doctor), ABC, 1969-76.

Peter McDermott, Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), ABC, 1983-88.

Host, Reunion, syndicated, 1990.

Luke Larson, Angel Falls, CBS, 1993.

Reese Wheeler, Extreme (also known as Edgeville and Extreme Rescue), ABC, 1994-95.

Host, World of Discovery (also known as ABC's World of Discovery), ABC, 1997.

Lieutenant Colonel Bill "Raven" Kelly, Pensacola: Wings of Gold, syndicated, 1997-2000.

Host, Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction? (also known as Beyond Belief), Fox, 1998-99.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Ross Nelson, Hold the Dream, syndicated, 1986.

Victor Mason, Voice of the Heart, syndicated, 1990.

Mac Graham, And the Sea Will Tell, CBS, 1991.

Colonel Acoca, The Sands of Time (also known as Sidney Sheldon's "The Sands of Time"), syndicated, 1992.

Pa Kubiak, Lost City Raiders, Sci-Fi Channel, 2008.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Tom Phelan, Short Walk to Daylight (also known as The Night the Earth Shook), ABC, 1972.

Joe Hart, Class of '63, ABC, 1973.

Chuck Brenner, Trapped (also known as Doberman Patrol), ABC, 1973.

Clayton Pfanner, Steel Cowboy, NBC, 1978.

Paul Marshall, The Ambush Murders, CBS, 1982.

Jim Timony, Mae West, ABC, 1982.

Mike McKay, White Water Rebels, CBS, 1983.

Ward McNally, Cowboy, CBS, 1983.

Harry Wilde, Beverly Hills Cowgirl Blues, CBS, 1985.

Nick Atkins, Intimate Encounters (also known as Encounters in the Night), NBC, 1986.

Michael Wakefield, Deep Dark Secrets (also known as Intimate Betrayal), NBC, 1987.

Martin Shrevelowe, Finish Line, TNT, 1989.

Dr. Alan Lanier, Nightmare on the 13th Floor, USA Network, 1990.

Cliff Murphy, Back Stab (also known as Backstab), syndicated, 1991.

John Parsley, Gunsmoke: The Long Ride, CBS, 1993.

Hal, Visions of Murder (also known as The Calling), NBC, 1993.

Professor Spencer Jones, Parallel Lives, Showtime, 1994.

Colonel Jones, Savate (also known as The Fighter), HBO, 1994.

Ryan Allison, A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Grimacing Governor, NBC, 1994.

Tom McClean, "City Boy," WonderWorks Family Movie, PBS, 1994.

McCabe, Terminal Virus (also known as Last Chance), Showtime, 1995.

Warden Munsey, The Expert, HBO, 1995.

Detective Atwater, Relative Fear (also known as The Child and Le silence d'Adam), Showtime, 1996.

Ron Showman, Hijacked: Flight 285, ABC, 1996.

Greg Hollander, To Face Her Past, CBS, 1996.

Liam O'Donnell, Indecent Behavior II, Showtime, 1996.

Lieutenant Kincaid, Blood Money, Cinemax, 1996.

Elliott Manning, Hart to Hart: Harts in High Season (also known as Harts in High Season), Family Channel, 1996.

Manson Whitley, A Marriage of Convenience (also known as Un mariage de convenance), CBS, 1998.

Ted Brennan, To Love, Honor, and Betray, CBS, 1999.

Dave Passenger, Children of Fortune, CBS, 2000.

Ronald Reagan, The Reagans, Showtime, 2003.

Hank Cavanaugh, Widow on the Hill, Lifetime, 2005.

Donny Hall, Category 7: The End of the World, CBS, 2005.

Governor Conrad Welling, Wedding Wars, Arts and Entertainment, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

City vs. Country, ABC, 1971.

Presenter, The 10th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, ABC, 1974.

Love Boat Fall Preview Party, ABC, 1984.

The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards, 1985.

The Golden Globe Awards, syndicated, 1987.

Host, Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special (also known as The Earth Day Special), ABC, 1990.

The 28th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, NBC, 1993.

Host, Beyond the Call, 1993.

Der Schwarze Fluch-toedliche leidenschaften, 1994.

The 29th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, NBC, 1994.

To the Ends of the Earth, USA Network, 1994.

Host and narrator, Lion: Africa's King of the Beasts, ABC, 1994.

Host and narrator, Tiger: Lord of the Wild, ABC, 1996.

Host, Creatures of Africa's Hidden World, ABC, 1996.

Host, Secrets of the World's Greatest Escape Artists, ABC, 1996.

Cornelius (in archive footage), Behind the Planet of the Apes, American Movie Classics, 1998.

Narrator, America's Great Parks: Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Yosemite, Discovery Channel, 1998.

Host, Body Human 2000: Love, Sex, and the Miracle of Birth, CBS, 1999.

Narrator, Skyscraper's Going Up, Discovery Channel, 1999.

Host, Body Human 2000: Love, Sex & the Miracle of Birth, 1999.

Celebrity Weddings: In Style, ABC, 1999.

Narrator, Tunnels: Digging In, Discovery Channel, 2000.

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand, Fox, 2001.

(Uncredited) Timeless: Live in Concert, 2001.

The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2004.

AFI's 100 Years, 100 "Movie Quotes": The Greatest Lines from American Film, CBS, 2005.

Legends Ball, ABC, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Dr. Steven Kiley, Marcus Welby, M.D. (also known as A Matter of Humanities), ABC, 1969.

Peter McDermott, Hotel, ABC, 1982.

California, 1997.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"The Resurrection of Annie Ahearn," Bus Stop, ABC, 1961.

"Madame President," Margie, ABC, 1962.

Valentine's Day, ABC, 1965.

Spencer, "The Saboteur," Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, 1965.

"Patty Meets the Great Outdoors," Patty Duke Show, ABC, 1965.

Sergeant Thibideaux, "R/X for a Sick Bird," 12 O'Clock High, ABC, 1965.

Dalton Wales, "Incident at Hanging Tree," The Monroes, ABC, 1966.

"Silent Night, Deadly Night," The Monroes, ABC, 1966.

"Range War," The Monroes, ABC, 1966.

Ralph Staphylococccus—driver, "The Cat and the Fiddle," Batman, ABC, 1966.

Reggie, "The Catwoman Goeth," Batman, ABC, 1966.

Ralph Staphylococcus, "The Cat and the Fiddle," Batman, ABC, 1966.

"Sacrifice," Blue Light, ABC, 1966.

Pete, "Man with Two Faces," The Long, Hot Summer, ABC, 1966.

"Mark of Death," The Monroes, ABC, 1967.

Kid Gulliver, "Ring around the Riddler," Batman, ABC, 1967.

Ned Trumbull, "Crime Wave at Buffalo Springs," The Virginian (also known as The Men from Shiloh), NBC, 1969.

It Takes Two, 1970.

The Hollywood Squares, 1970, 1971, 1973.

"James Brolin," This Is Your Life, 1971.

Password (also known as Password All-Stars), 1971.

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, 1971.

The Virginia Graham Show, 1971.

"Love and the Note," Love, American Style, ABC, 1971.

Zack Jamison, "Shine a Light on Me," Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law, ABC, 1972.

"Celebrity Roast: Ralph Nader," The Dean Martin Show (also known as The Dean Martin Comedy Hour), 1974.

The Mike Douglas Show, 1977.

"Barbara Taylor Bradford," This Is Your Life, 1990.

Narrator, "Lion: Africa's King of the Beasts," World of Discovery (also known as ABC's "World of Discovery"), 1994.

Mitchell Farrell, "Who Killed the Soap Star?" Burke's Law, CBS, 1994.

Host and narrator, "The Last Charge of the Rhino," World of Discovery (also known as ABC's "World of Discovery"), 1995.

Narrator, "Blue Whales: Largest Animal on Earth," World of Discovery (also known as ABC's "World of Discovery"), 1995.

Scott Porter, "A Leap of Faith," Promised Land, CBS, 1996.

Edgar Wellman, Jr., "Lanford's Elite," Roseanne, ABC, 1997.

Edgar Wellman, Jr., "Some Enchanted Merger," Roseanne, ABC, 1997.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997.

Howard Stern, 1999.

James Piolin, El Informal, 2001.

Governor Robert Richie, "Posse Comistatus," The West Wing, NBC, 2002.

Governor Robert Richie, "College Kids," The West Wing, NBC, 2002.

Governor Robert Richie, "Game On," The West Wing, NBC, 2002.

Entertainment Tonight (also known as E.T.), syndicated, 2003, 2007.

(Uncredited) Himself, "Tears of Pain and Sorrow," The Contender, NBC, 2005.

(Uncredited) Himself, "Series Finale," The Contender, NBC, 2005.

Daniel Thorn, "Mr. Monk Goes to Vegas," Monk, USA Network, 2005.

Access Hollywood, syndicated, 2006.

The View, ABC, 2006.

Also appeared as himself, "The Films of Peter Hyams," The Directors.

Television Work; Series:

Executive producer, Pensacola: Wings of Gold, syndicated, 1998.

Television Director; Episodic:

Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), ABC, 1985-88.

Pensacola: Wings of Gold, syndicated, 1998.

Also directed The Young Riders.



People Weekly, June 2, 1997, pp. 58-59; March 9, 1998, p. 78; December 28, 1998, p. 75; July 5, 1999, p. 78.