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James Brolin

James Brolin

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  • Name James Brolin 
    Born 18 Jul 1940  Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Born: Craig Kenneth Bruderlin 
    Occupation A television, film, character actor, producer, and director, well known for his roles in soap operas, movies, sitcoms, and television. The family settled in Westwood after his birth. As a young child, he was more interested in animals and airplanes than in acting. When young Bruderlin was 10 in 1950, he began building model airplanes and was taught to fly them. As a teenaged moviegoer in the mid-1950s he was particularly fascinated with actor James Dean. He enrolled in Los Angeles University High School. He graduated from University in 1958. He started out as a character actor on an episode of Bus Stop in 1961. The part led to parts in other television productions such as Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Margie, Love, American Style, Twelve O'Clock High and The Long, Hot Summer. He made 3 guest appearances on the popular 1960s series Batman, along side Adam West and Burt Ward, as well as roles in The Virginian, and Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law alongside Arthur Hill and Lee Majors. He also had a recurring role on the short-lived television series The Monroes. At the age of 20 he changed his last name from "Bruderlin" to "Brolin" to become James Brolin. He accepted a contract with 20th Century Fox. He had small roles in several movies including Take Her, She's Mine (1963), Dear Brigitte (1965), Fantastic Voyage (1966). The following year, his first big role was in The Cape Town Affair (1967), but it did not receive any success at the box office. Brolin was ultimately fired by 20th Century Fox. During the 1970s, the 6 ft 4 inch Brolin began appearing in leading roles in films, including Skyjacked (1972), and Westworld (1973). By the mid-1970s, he was a regular leading man in films, starring in Gable and Lombard (1976), The Car (1977), Capricorn One (1978), The Amityville Horror (1979) and High Risk (1981). When Roger Moore expressed his desire to leave the role of James Bond, Brolin screen tested for the role in the next film Octopussy (1983). Ultimately, however, Moore decided to continue in the series. Brolin has starred in three television series in a career which has spanned four decades. He became widely-known for his roles as Robert Young's, youthful skilled and professional physician, Dr. Steven Kiley on Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969-1976), Peter McDermott on Hotel (1983-1988), and Lt. Col. Bill "Raven" Kelly on Pensacola: Wings of Gold (1997-2000). He also had a recurring role as Governor and presidential candidate Robert Ritchie in The West Wing. 
    James Brolin in 'The Car'
    James Brolin in "The Car"
    James Brolin in "The Car"
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Person ID I2712  Nagel
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2014 

    Father Henry Hurst Bruderlin,   b. 30 Jan 1911, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 2002, Newport Beach, Orange, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Helen Sue Mansur 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F834  Group Sheet

    Family 1 (Divorced) Jane Cameron Agee,   b. 19 Oct 1939, Nueces County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1995, San Luis Obispo County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 16 Oct 1966  Monterey County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Josh J Brolin,   b. 12 Feb 1968, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jess Brolin
    Family ID F252  Group Sheet

    Family 2 (Divorced) Karin Jan Smithers,   b. 3 Jul 1949 
    Married 1986 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Molly Elizabeth Brolin
    Family ID F794  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Barbara Joan Streisand 
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    James Brolin & Barbara Streisand.
    James Brolin & Barbara Streisand.
    James Brolin & Barbara Streisand.
    Family ID F982  Group Sheet