Bernie Brillstein

Bernie Brillstein

Highest Rated: 97% Ghostbusters (1984)

Lowest Rated: 8% Bulletproof (1996)

Birthday: Apr 26, 1931

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

At once a consummate, hard-living dealmaker and a well-loved Hollywood personality, Bernie Brillstein was a truly old-school talent manager and producer with a heart as great as his ambition. In his heyday, Brillstein had a myriad of clients that ranged from soft-spoken muppeteer Jim Henson to hedonistic John Belushi. Despite being from opposite ends of the spectrum, both fit his personality perfectly, which was warm and genial as well as passionate and outspoken. Prior to being a top manager, Brillstein worked his way up the chain of command at the William Morris Agency, starting in the mailroom and quickly advancing to become a talent agent. Once he left, Brillstein formed his own management company, allowing him to serve as a producer on numerous film and television projects, including "The Blues Brothers" (1980), "Ghostbusters" (1984), "The Larry Sanders Show" (HBO, 1992-98) and "Just Shoot Me" (NBC, 1996-2003). Brillstein had a reputation of caring deeply for his clients and left behind a legacy of being a giant in the business.



42% 28% What Planet Are You From? Executive Producer $6.3M 2000
38% 47% The Replacement Killers Producer $19.0M 1998
61% 85% Happy Gilmore Executive Producer $38.8M 1996
8% 44% Bulletproof Executive Producer $21.3M 1996
54% 51% The Cable Guy Executive Producer $60.2M 1996
97% 89% The Celluloid Closet Executive Producer $1.4M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Hope Executive Producer - 1996
53% 61% Ghostbusters II Executive Producer $110.4M 1989
50% 41% Dragnet Executive Producer $56.0M 1987
17% 51% Summer Rental Executive Producer - 1985
97% 88% Ghostbusters Executive Producer $298.5M 1984
73% 92% The Blues Brothers Executive Producer - 1980


64% 100% The Lyon's Den Executive Producer 2003-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wayne Brady Show Executive Producer 2002-2004
92% 98% The Sopranos Himself (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 33% Just Shoot Me Executive Producer 1999-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Steve Harvey Show Executive Producer 1996-2000
95% 100% NewsRadio Executive Producer 1995-1999
64% 50% The Naked Truth Executive Producer 1997-1998
15% No Score Yet The Jeff Foxworthy Show Executive Producer 1995-1997
80% No Score Yet The Dana Carvey Show Executive Producer 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Ghostbusters Executive Producer 1986-1991