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Also Known As: James Bruderlin, Craig Kenneth Bruderlin Died:
Born: July 18, 1940 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actor, director, voice actor

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With his 6'4" lanky frame, matinee-idol looks and calm and collected demeanor, James Brolin was the textbook-perfect leading man for TV, and his career in that medium has been extensive, including seven years as Dr. Steven Kiley on "Marcus Welby, M.D." (ABC, 1969-76) and five years as Peter McDemott, the general manager of "Hotel" (ABC, 1983-88).

With his 6'4" lanky frame, matinee-idol looks and calm and collected demeanor, James Brolin was the textbook-perfect leading man for TV, and his career in that medium has been extensive, including seven years as Dr. Steven Kiley on "Marcus Welby, M.D." (ABC, 1969-76) and five years as Peter McDemott, the general manager of "Hotel" (ABC, 1983-88).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  My Brother's War (1997) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Nest, The (2015)
2.
 33, The (2014)
3.
 Elsa and Fred (2014)
4.
5.
 Gametime (2012)
7.
 Burlesque (2010)
9.
 Bitter/Sweet (2008)
10.
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1960:
Put under contract by 20th Century Fox
1961:
TV debut, episode of "Bus Stop"
1963:
First film as actor "Take Her, She's Mine"
1966:
First series as regular, "The Monroes"
1967:
First starring role in film, "Capetown Affair"
1969:
Played Dr. Steven Kiley on the ABC medical drama "Marcus Welby, M.D."; earned three Emmy nominations from 1971-1973 and a Golden Globe nomination in 1972 for Best Supporting Actor
1972:
TV-movie debut, "Short Walk to Daylight"
1973:
Starred in the highest-rated TV movie of season "Trapped"
1976:
Starred as Clark Gable in the feature biopic "Gable and Lombard"
1979:
First feature box office success with Brolin in leading role, "The Amityville Horror"
1983:
Cast as Peter McDermott, the manager of "Hotel" on the ABC series
1990:
Hosted reality series "Reunion"
1990:
Made TV miniseries debut in syndicated "Voice of the Heart"
1991:
First network miniseries, "And the Sea Will Tell" (CBS)
1993:
Portrayed Luke Larson on the short-lived CBS series "Angel Falls"
1993:
Executive produced and starred in feature film, "Cheatin' Hearts"
1995:
Returned to series TV as Reese Wheeler on the short-lived ABC series "Extreme"
1996:
Starred in "California" a pilot for a potential spinoff of "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman"
1997:
Hosted Fox series "Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction?"
1997:
Starred in the syndicated series "Pensacola: Wings of Gold"
1998:
Feature directorial debut, "My Brother's War"; released direct-to-video
1998:
Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (August 27)
2000:
Had small role in Steven Soderbergh's "Traffic"
2002:
Had a three episode stint on the NBC political series, "The West Wing"
2002:
Played a roguish businessman who interferes with Leonardo DiCaprio's family life in "Catch Me If You Can"
2003:
Played Selma Blair's father in the comedy "It's a Guy Thing"
2003:
Played Ronald Reagan in the television movie "The Reagans"; the movie stirred up a lot of controversy and was moved from CBS to Showtime; received Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for Best Actor in a Miniseries
2006:
Played the Governor of Maine, who in order to get re-elected, opposes the legalization of gay marriage, in the A&E movie, "Wedding Wars"
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Education

University of California, Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California -
Santa Monica City College: Santa Monica , California -

Notes

Brolin is a licensed pilot and breeds horses. He also has designed and built several homes, a restaurant and a bookstore.

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wife:
Jane Cameron Agee. Married in 1967; divorced in 1985; died in a car accident on February 13, 1995.
wife:
Jan Smithers. Actor. Born on July 3, 1949; married c. 1986; divorced in 1995; best known for portraying Bailey Smithers on the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati".
wife:
Barbra Streisand. Actor, director, singer. Met on July 1, 1996 at a dinner party; announced engagement in May 1997; married on July 1, 1998 in Malibu, California.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Harry Bruderlin. Building contractor.
mother:
Helen Bruderlin.
brother:
Brian Bruderlin.
sister:
Sue Bruderlin.
sister:
Barbara Bruderlin.
son:
Josh Brolin. Actor. Born on February 12, 1968; mother, Jane Brolin.
son:
Jess Brolin. Born on February 7, 1972; mother, Jane Brolin.
daughter:
Molly Brolin. Born on November 28, 1987; mother, Jan Smithers.
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