Alan Alda

Alan Alda

Highest Rated: 100% And the Band Played On (1993)

Lowest Rated: 12% Canadian Bacon (1995)

Birthday: Jan 28, 1936

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Though a successful stage and film actor, Alan Alda made his most lasting impact playing Hawkeye Pierce, the suave but goofy surgeon fond of homemade martinis and chasing after nurses on the classic television series "M*A*S*H" (CBS, 1972-1983). Because of his long, successful stint on what many considered the greatest show of all time, Alda managed to branch out of acting into writing and directing, becoming the only creative personality to have won Emmy awards in all three categories. Prior to "M*A*S*H," Alda was an acclaimed actor on stage and in films, making notable performances in "Purlie Victorious" (1961-62), "The Apple Tree" (1966-67) and "Paper Lion" (1968). After directing the last episode of "M*A*S*H," the most watched series finale in history, Alda went on to further success, both in front of and behind the camera, directing and starring in "The Four Seasons" (1981), "Sweet Liberty" (1986) and "A New Life" (1988). He delivered strong, acclaimed performances in "Crimes and Misdemeanors" (1989) and "And the Band Played On" (HBO, 1993), both of which turned his nice guy persona on its head. By the time he won an Emmy for playing a Republican presidential candidate on "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006), Alda was revered for being one of the most accomplished and versatile actors in the business. Though he continued working into his 80s, a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease slowed his productivity.

Highest rated movies

And the Band Played On
Marriage Story
Manhattan Murder Mystery
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Bridge of Spies
Flirting With Disaster
The Aviator
Nothing but the Truth




94% 85% Marriage Story Bert Spitz (Character) - 2019
91% 87% Bridge of Spies Thomas Watters (Character) $72.3M 2015
31% 71% The Longest Ride Ira Levinson (Character) $37.4M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem Narrator - 2014
No Score Yet 90% 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus Narrator - 2012
59% 39% Wanderlust Carvin (Character) $17.3M 2012
67% 48% Tower Heist Arthur Shaw (Character) $78.0M 2011
82% 73% Nothing but the Truth Albert Burnside (Character) $3.0K 2008
61% 55% Flash of Genius Gregory Lawson (Character) $4.2M 2008
35% 37% Diminished Capacity Rollie (Character) $21.3K 2008
60% 60% Resurrecting the Champ Metz (Character) $3.2M 2007
86% 79% The Aviator Sen. Ralph Owen Brewster (Character) $102.6M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Club Land Willie Walters (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Killing Yard Ernie Goodman (Character) - 2001
54% 54% What Women Want Dan Wanamaker (Character) $182.8M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keepers of the Frame Self - 1999
53% 51% The Object of My Affection Sidney Miller (Character) $29.1M 1998
36% 42% Mad City Kevin Hollander (Character) $10.6M 1997
32% 42% Murder at 1600 Jordan (Character) $25.8M 1997
88% 69% Flirting With Disaster Richard Schlichting (Character) $14.8M 1996
77% 68% Everyone Says I Love You Bob Dandridge (Character) $9.7M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake's Women Jake (Character) - 1996
12% 52% Canadian Bacon President of the United States (Character) $133.7K 1995
No Score Yet 11% White Mile Dan Cutler (Character) - 1994
100% 88% And the Band Played On Dr. Robert Gallo (Character) - 1993
94% 83% Manhattan Murder Mystery Ted (Character) $10.5M 1993
33% 34% Whispers in the Dark Leo Green (Character) $10.2M 1992
50% 40% Betsy's Wedding Eddie Hopper (Character),
$19.7M 1990
92% 91% Crimes and Misdemeanors Lester (Character) $17.6M 1989
25% 28% A New Life Steve (Character),
$7.4M 1988
76% 35% Sweet Liberty Michael Burgess (Character),
$12.7M 1986
No Score Yet 96% M*A*S*H: Goodbye, Farewell, Amen Benjamin Franklin "Hawkye" Pierce (Character),
- 1983
75% 74% The Four Seasons Jack Burroughs (Character),
- 1981
75% 38% The Seduction of Joe Tynan Joe Tynan (Character) - 1979
40% 85% Same Time, Next Year George Peters (Character) - 1978
50% 45% California Suite Bill Warren (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 100% Kill Me if You Can Caryl W. Chessman (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 95% Free to Be You and Me Unknown (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Isn't It Shocking? Dan (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Playmates Marshall Barnett (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 79% The Glass House Jonathon Paige (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 20% To Kill a Clown Maj. Evelyn Ritchie (Character) - 1972
63% 42% The Mephisto Waltz Myles Clarkson (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 44% The Moonshine War John W. "Son" Martin (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jenny Delano (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Extraordinary Seaman Lt. Morton Krim (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 45% Paper Lion George Plimpton (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gone Are the Days Charlie Cotchipee (Character) - 1963


No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2018-2019
94% 75% The Good Fight Soloman Waltzer (Guest Star) 2018-2019
91% 80% The Blacklist Alan Fitch (Guest Star) 2013-2014 2019
No Score Yet 5% The View Guest 2015 2018
No Score Yet 64% Hablemos del Cosmos Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2017
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017
96% 92% Horace and Pete Uncle Pete (Character) 2016
99% 86% Broad City Dr. Jay Heller (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2011 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2012
55% 80% The Big C Unknown (Guest Star) 2011-2012
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012
78% 93% 30 Rock Milton Greene (Guest Star) 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Human Spark Host 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2007-2008
75% 95% The West Wing Senator Arnold Vinick (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers Host 2002-2005
No Score Yet 84% ER Dr. Gabriel Lawrence (Guest Star) 1999
43% 38% The Academy Awards Host 1986
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce (Character),
No Score Yet 100% The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coronet Blue Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Dr. Glazer (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Naked City Unknown (Guest Star) 1962