James Brolin

Highest Rated: 95% Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Birthday: Jul 18, 1940
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
When James Brolin was 15, his parents invited Hollywood producer/director William Castle to dinner. Impressed by Brolin's self-confidence and teen-idol looks, Castle invited him to audition for a film role at Columbia Pictures. When he failed to land the part, Brolin decided to "show 'em" by studying diligently for an acting career, eventually logging 5,000 hours of class time. While still attending U.C.L.A., he landed a small role on the Bus Stop TV series, which led to a 20th Century Fox contract. For the next five years, he marked time with bits and minor roles in such Fox features as Take Her, She's Mine (1963), Goodbye Charlie (1964), Von Ryan's Express (1965), Our Man Flint (1966), and Fantastic Voyage (1966). His first real break came with a peripheral but noticeable recurring role on the 1966 TV Western The Monroes. In 1968, Brolin finally attained stardom with his Emmy-winning characterization of Dr. Steve Kiley on the popular TV medical series Marcus Welby, M.D. During his five years with Welby, Brolin returned to films to play such choice roles as the unbalanced Vietnam vet in Skyjacked (1972) and ill-fated vacationer John Blaine in Westworld (1973). The most conspicuous of his post-Welby film assignments was 1976's Gable and Lombard, a cinematic atrocity redeemed only slightly by Brolin's earnest portrayal of Clark Gable. His most endearing screen assignment was his extended cameo as P.W. in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985), and in 1992 he had one of his strongest roles to date as a wayward father in Allison Anders' Gas Food Lodging. Periodically returning to television, Brolin has starred on the weekly series Hotel (1983), Angel Falls (1993), and Extremities (1995). James Brolin is the father of actor Josh Brolin, who co-starred with his dad in the made-for-cable Finish Line (1989). In 1998, Brolin assumed one of his most high-profile real-life roles to date as the husband of Barbra Streisand, whom he married in July of that year.He remained one of the most respected actors of his generation and continued to work steadily for directors all over the world. In 2002 he was cast in Martin Scorsese's epic historical drama Gangs of New York. In 2003 he took a cameo part in Bright Young Things. In 2004 he returned for the Bridget Jones sequel, and took a bit part in Mike Leigh's Vera Drake. He worked in a number o animated films including Doogal, Valiant, and Robots. In 2007 he had the title role in Longford, a historical drama about the infamous Moor Murders, and the next year he was part of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls.He became part of the Harry Potter family with Half-Blood Prince, and played King William in the costume drama The Young Victoria, all in 2009. In 2010 he reunited with Mike Leigh and earned excellent reviews yet again for Another Year, and the next year he helped support Meryl Streep to an Oscar play the dutiful husband to The Iron Lady.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Being Rose Max 2019
No Score Yet Royal Hearts Hank Pavlik Director 2018
No Score Yet I'll Be Home for Christmas Executive Producer Actor Director Producer 2017
No Score Yet I'll Be Home for Christmas Executive Producer Jack Director 2016
60% Sisters Bucky Ellis $66.7M 2015
48% The 33 Jeff Hart $9.2M 2015
9% Accidental Love Buck McCoy 2015
33% The Steps Actor 2015
33% Elsa & Fred Max Hayes 2014
No Score Yet Christmas with Tucker Actor 2013
0% Love Wedding Marriage Bradley $1.9K 2011
No Score Yet Last Will Det. Sloan 2010
6% Standing Ovation Executive Producer $0.6M 2010
No Score Yet Angel Camouflaged Salt 2010
27% The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Ben Selleck $15.1M 2009
71% Last Chance Harvey Brian $14.9M 2009
No Score Yet Bitter/Sweet Calvert Jenkins 2009
No Score Yet Lost City Raiders Pa Kubiak 2008
54% The Hunting Party Franklin Harris $0.8M 2007
No Score Yet The American Standards Actor 2007
No Score Yet Bad Girl Island Actor 2007
No Score Yet Wedding Wars Governor Conrad Welling 2006
57% Lies & Alibis Robert Hatch 2006
No Score Yet Widow on the Hill Hank Cavanaugh 2005
No Score Yet Category 7: The End of the World Donny Hall 2005
No Score Yet The Reagans Actor 2003
24% A Guy Thing Ken $15.5M 2003
95% Catch Me If You Can Jack $164.5M 2002
79% Antwone Fisher Captain $20.9M 2002
1% The Master of Disguise Frabbrizio Disguisey $40.5M 2002
92% Traffic General Ralph Landry $123.9M 2000
27% It's the Rage Actor 2000
No Score Yet A Marriage of Convenience (Un mariage de convenance) Mason Whitney 1998
No Score Yet The Haunted Sea Captain Ramsey 1997
No Score Yet Goodbye America Ed Johnson 1997
No Score Yet My Brother's War John Hall Director 1997
No Score Yet Tracks of a Killer David Hawkner 1996
No Score Yet Hijacked: Flight 285 Ron Showman 1996
No Score Yet Hart to Hart: Harts in High Season Actor 1996
No Score Yet Scent of Vengeance Actor 1996
No Score Yet Lewis & Clark & George Reverend Red 1995
No Score Yet Savate Col. Jones 1995
50% Cannes Man Himself 1995
No Score Yet Terminal Virus McCabe 1995
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Grimacing Governor Ryan Allison 1994
No Score Yet The Visual Bible: Acts (Falling Fire: The Gift of the Spirit) Actor 1994
No Score Yet The Expert Warden Munsey 1994
No Score Yet Cheatin' Hearts Henry 1994
No Score Yet Parallel Lives Professor Spencer Jones 1994
No Score Yet Relative Fear (The Child) Det. Atwater 1994
No Score Yet Indecent Behavior II Liam O'Donnell 1994
No Score Yet Visions of Murder Hal 1993
80% Gas Food Lodging John 1992
No Score Yet Twin Sisters Michael 1992
No Score Yet The Sands of Time Actor 1992
No Score Yet Gunsmoke: The Long Ride John Parsley 1992
No Score Yet City Boy Actor 1992
No Score Yet Ted & Venus Max Waters 1991
No Score Yet Nightmare on the 13th Floor Doctor Alan Lanier 1990
No Score Yet Bad Jim B.D. Sweetman 1990
No Score Yet Voice of the Heart Victor Mason 1990
No Score Yet Backstab Cliff Murphy 1990
No Score Yet Finish Line Martin Shrevelow 1989
No Score Yet Deep Dark Secrets Michael Wakefield 1987
No Score Yet Intimate Betrayal Actor 1987
No Score Yet Hold the Dream Ross Nelson 1986
87% Pee-wee's Big Adventure `P.W.' 1985
No Score Yet Acts Actor 1984
No Score Yet Mae West Jim Timony 1982
No Score Yet The Ambush Murders Paul Marshall 1982
No Score Yet High Risk Stone 1981
No Score Yet Night of the Juggler Sean Boyd 1980
29% The Amityville Horror George Lutz 1979
65% Capricorn One Charles Brubaker 1978
No Score Yet The Steel Cowboy Actor 1978
27% The Car Wade Parent 1977
No Score Yet Gable and Lombard Clark Gable 1976
86% Westworld John Blane 1973
No Score Yet Class of '63 Actor 1973
No Score Yet Short Walk to Daylight Tom Phelan 1972
No Score Yet Skyjacked Jerome K. Weber 1972
86% The Boston Strangler Sgt. Lisi 1968
No Score Yet The Cape Town Affair Skip McCoy 1967
No Score Yet Way...Way Out Ted Robertson 1966
94% Fantastic Voyage Technician 1966
82% Our Man Flint Technician 1966
89% Von Ryan's Express Pvt. Ames 1965
No Score Yet Dear Brigitte Student 1965
No Score Yet Goodbye Charlie Actor 1964
No Score Yet Take Her, She's Mine Actor 1963
No Score Yet The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery Actor 1959

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Life in Pieces
2015
John Short
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet When Calls the Heart
2014
Judge Jedidiah Black
  • 2014
80% Castle
2009-2016
Castle's Dad Jackson Hunt
  • 2014
  • 2013
88% Community
2009-2015
William
  • 2013
74% The Defenders
2010-2011
Teddy K
  • 2010
92% Psych
2006-2014
Hank
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Dick Finley
  • 2008
90% Monk
2002-2009
Daniel Thorn
  • 2005
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Governor Ritchie Robert Ritchie
  • 2002
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
Edgar Edgar Wellman Jr.
  • 1997
No Score Yet Promised Land
1996-1999
Coffee
  • 1996
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
Dr. Steven Kiley
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
93% Batman
1966-1968
Kid Gulliver Reggie Driver
  • 1967
  • 1966
83% Angel Falls
1993
Luke Larson

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