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Overview (4)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameCraig Kenneth Bruderlin
Nickname Mr. Streisand
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

James Brolin was born on July 18, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Craig Kenneth Bruderlin. He is an actor and producer, known for Traffic (2000), The Amityville Horror (1979) and Westworld (1973). He has been married to Barbra Streisand since July 1, 1998. He was previously married to Jan Smithers and Jane Cameron Agee.

Spouse (3)

Barbra Streisand (1 July 1998 - present)
Jan Smithers (29 June 1986 - 1995) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Jane Cameron Agee (16 October 1966 - 1986) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (19)

Announced engagement to Barbra Streisand. [May 1997]
Father of Josh Brolin (born 1968), Jess Brolin (born 1972) and Molly Brolin (born 1987).
His first wife, Jane, died in a car crash in 1995. This was devastating to him because after all the turmoil during their divorce, they had become friends. This friendship started when they both had to put up a brave face at a premiere for their son, Josh Brolin.
Acted in a make-up test for Planet of the Apes (1968) as "Cornelius," the chimpanzee scientist later portrayed in the final version of the film by Roddy McDowall.
Former father-in-law of Diane Lane.
Is a life-long Democrat and supported John Kerry in the 2004 election.
Campaigned for 2008 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president.
Resides in Sherman Oaks.
Was attached to play the Col. Samuel Trautman in Rambo (2008) role after Richard Crenna died, but the role was written out of the script.
Screen-tested for the role of James Bond in Octopussy (1983), but was ruled out when Roger Moore agreed to reprise the role.
Best known by the public for his role as Dr. Steven Kiley in Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969), and for his starring role as Peter MacDermott in Hotel (1983).
Son of Helen Sue, a housewife, and Henry Bruderlin.
Has a younger brother and two younger sisters.
Attended his former Hotel (1983) costars Connie Sellecca's and John Tesh's wedding, on April fourth, 1992.
Former father-in-law of Alice Adair.
Grandfather of Trevor Brolin and Eden Brolin.
His acting mentor was the late Robert Young.
Stepfather of actor Jason Gould. (Brolin co-starred with Gould's biological father Elliott Gould in Capricorn One (1977), 21 years before he married his biological mother Barbra Streisand).
He has English, Swiss-German, German, Scottish, and Irish ancestry. His family surname, Bruderlin, originates in Switzerland, and his mother's Mansur line traces back to England.

Personal Quotes (6)

I spent most of the money I made on phone calls.
I think you can have a whole terrific, smart career as a second and third banana and work more and have much less risk than the lead guy. But I like being the lead guy.
[As a director]: One of the things I love about directing is I love actors, because no matter how complex they are, once you get down to working and talking to them and the toughest guy will want you to open them up and he wants to show you stuff he was afraid to show anybody before.
[on his son's, Josh's arrest, at a bar brawl]: There were people who lived across the street who said there was no fight. How come nobody is suing for being hit? There was no fight.
[on the death of Jane Agee, his first ex-wife, in a car crash]: I think it was she was avoiding a deer. I was surprised, and oh, I was affected. Yeah, I was really ripped up.
[on winning his first Emmy Award in 1970 for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969)]: Well, you start these shows out with a bang, don't you? Well, I ... I had no speech. I ... started to write one and my wife came in and asked me, what I was doing. I said I was writing a speech. And she said, 'What for? You haven't got a chance in hell!' But here I am. Geez!

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