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Born: July 22, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1962:
Worked as sportswriter for KMPC in Los Angeles, CA
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Worked as a stand-up comic
1968:
Made his TV debut, performing his stand-up act on "The Steve Allen Show" (syndicated)
1969:
Performed as a regular on the summer variety series "Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers" (NBC)
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Provided the voices of Mickey Barnes and Kip for the ABC animated series "Hot Wheels"
1969:
Received first TV writing credit for the ABC variety series "Turn On"
1971:
Made first directorial effort, adapting his <i>Esquire</i> article, "Albert Brooks' Famous School for Comedians" for the PBS series "The Great American Dream Machine"
1973:
Released first comedy album <i>Comedy Minus One</i>
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Wrote, produced and directed six short films during the first season of NBC's "Saturady Night Live"
1975:
Released second comedy album <i>A Star Is Bought</i>; received Grammy nomination
1976:
Made his feature acting debut playing a campaign worker in Martin Scorsese's "Taxi Driver"
1979:
Directed, co-wrote (with Monica Johnson and Harry Shearer), and starred in "Real Life"
1980:
Appeared in "Private Benjamin" as Goldie Hawn's short-lived husband
1981:
Directed and starred in "Modern Romance"; also re-teamed with Johnson to co-write
1983:
Credited as A Brooks for supplying Rudyard's voice in James L Brooks' "Terms of Endearment"
1985:
Co-wrote (with Johnson) and directed "Lost in America"; also co-starred opposite Julie Hagerty
1987:
Received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his role in James L Brooks' "Broadcast News"
1991:
Co-starred with Meryl Streep in the comedy "Defending Your Life"; also directed and co-wrote (with Johnson)
1994:
Re-teamed with James L Brooks for "I'll Do Anything"
1996:
Played a middle-aged writer moving back home to resolve tensions between himself and his mother (Debbie Reynolds) in the well received comedy feature "Mother"; also directed and co-wrote (with Johnson)
1997:
Played a 65-year-old alcoholic surgeon in Sidney Lumet's "Critical Care"
1998:
Provided the voice of a suicidal tiger in the live-action "Dr. Dolittle"
1998:
Played an untrustworthy banker and ex-convict who teams up with George Clooney in Steven Soderbergh's "Out of Sight"
1999:
Co-starred with Sharon Stone in the romantic comedy "The Muse"; also directed and co-wrote (with Johnson)
2001:
Starred in the independent dark comedy "My First Mister"
2003:
Co-starred in the Andrew Fleming comedy "The In-Laws"
2006:
Wrote and directed the comedy "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World"; also co-starred
2007:
Joined the cast for "The Simpsons Movie" as Russ Cargill, the film's villain
2008:
Joined the Showtime series "Weeds" as Nancy's (Mary-Louise Parker) estranged father-in-law
2011:
Appeared in the action film "Drive" opposite Ryan Gosling
2012:
Featured opposite Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann in "This Is 40," directed by Judd Apatow

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