James Brolin

James Brolin (born Craig Kenneth Bruderlin; July 18, 1940) is an American actor, producer and director. He has won two Golden Globes and an Emmy. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 27, 1998. He is best known for his TV roles such as Steven Kiley on Marcus Welby, M.D.(1969–1976), Peter McDermott on Hotel (1983–1988), John Short on Life in Pieces (2015–2019), and the Narrator on Sweet Tooth and his film roles such as Sgt. Jerome K. Weber in Skyjacked (1972), John Blane in Westworld (1973), General Ralph Landry in Traffic (2000),[2] Jack Barnes in Catch Me If You Can (2002), and Emperor Zurg in the 2022 Toy Story spin-off film Lightyear. In 1966, he married Jane Cameron Agee, a wildlife activist and aspiring actress at Twentieth Century Fox, 12 days after they first met. The couple had two children, actor Josh Brolin (b. 1968), and Jess (b. 1973). They were divorced in 1984. In 1985, he met actress Jan Smithers on the set of Hotel, and they married in 1986. The couple had a daughter, Molly Elizabeth (b. 1987). Smithers filed for divorce from Brolin in 1995. In 1996, he met singer and actress Barbra Streisand through a friend, and they married on July 1, 1998. He is stepfather of Streisand's only child, Jason Gould.

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Catch Me If You Can (2002)

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A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Tom Hanks  •  Christopher Walken  •  Martin Sheen

A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Tom Hanks  •  Christopher Walken  •  Martin Sheen

Antwone Fisher (2002)

A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and begins a quest ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Denzel Washington
CAST:  Derek Luke  •  Malcolm David Kelley  •  Cory Hodges  •  Denzel Washington

A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and begins a quest ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Denzel Washington
CAST:  Derek Luke  •  Malcolm David Kelley  •  Cory Hodges  •  Denzel Washington

Capricorn One (1977)

In order to protect the reputation of the American space program, a team of NASA administrators turn the first Mars mission into a phony Mars landing. Under threat of harm to their families the astronauts play their part in the deception on a staged set in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Elliott Gould  •  James Brolin  •  Brenda Vaccaro  •  Sam Waterston

In order to protect the reputation of the American space program, a team of NASA administrators turn the first Mars mission into a phony Mars landing. Under threat of harm to their families the astronauts play their part in the deception on a staged set in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Elliott Gould  •  James Brolin  •  Brenda Vaccaro  •  Sam Waterston

Fantastic Voyage (1966)

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In order to save an assassinated scientist, a submarine and its crew are shrunk to microscopic size and injected into his bloodstream.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer
CAST:  Stephen Boyd  •  Raquel Welch  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Donald Pleasence

In order to save an assassinated scientist, a submarine and its crew are shrunk to microscopic size and injected into his bloodstream.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer
CAST:  Stephen Boyd  •  Raquel Welch  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Donald Pleasence

Gas Food Lodging (1992)

Nora, a single mother raising two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, waits tables at a truck-stop diner in a small New Mexico town. The beautiful and rebellious Trudi drops out of school and gets a job alongside Nora, while the younger Shade whittles away her time ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allison Anders
CAST:  Brooke Adams  •  Ione Skye  •  Fairuza Balk  •  James Brolin

Nora, a single mother raising two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, waits tables at a truck-stop diner in a small New Mexico town. The beautiful and rebellious Trudi drops out of school and gets a job alongside Nora, while the younger Shade whittles away her time ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allison Anders
CAST:  Brooke Adams  •  Ione Skye  •  Fairuza Balk  •  James Brolin

Our Man Flint (1966)

When scientists use eco-terrorism to impose their will on the world by affecting extremes in the weather, Intelligence Chief Cramden calls in top agent Derek Flint.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Mann
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Gila Golan  •  Edward Mulhare

When scientists use eco-terrorism to impose their will on the world by affecting extremes in the weather, Intelligence Chief Cramden calls in top agent Derek Flint.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Mann
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Gila Golan  •  Edward Mulhare

Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

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The eccentric and childish Pee-wee Herman embarks on a big adventure when his beloved bicycle is stolen. Armed with information from a fortune-teller and a relentless obsession with his prized possession, Pee-wee encounters a host of odd characters and bizarre ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Paul Reubens  •  Elizabeth Daily  •  Mark Holton  •  Diane Salinger

The eccentric and childish Pee-wee Herman embarks on a big adventure when his beloved bicycle is stolen. Armed with information from a fortune-teller and a relentless obsession with his prized possession, Pee-wee encounters a host of odd characters and bizarre ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Paul Reubens  •  Elizabeth Daily  •  Mark Holton  •  Diane Salinger

The Alibi (2006)

Con man Ray Elliot decides to leave crime behind to start a company that sells fake alibis to clients who have been unfaithful to their significant others. It seems that the streetwise Ray has found his calling, until he unexpectedly becomes a murder suspect in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Checkowski  •  Kurt Mattila
CAST:  Rebecca Romijn  •  Steve Coogan  •  Jerry O'Connell  •  Jon Polito

Con man Ray Elliot decides to leave crime behind to start a company that sells fake alibis to clients who have been unfaithful to their significant others. It seems that the streetwise Ray has found his calling, until he unexpectedly becomes a murder suspect in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Checkowski  •  Kurt Mattila
CAST:  Rebecca Romijn  •  Steve Coogan  •  Jerry O'Connell  •  Jon Polito

The American Standards (2008)

At a crossroads in his life, Doc Jennings goes home to celebrate his mother's birthday and uncovers dramatic family secrets. Lies, affairs and afflictions bubble to the surface of his seemingly perfect family. Can they come back together or is it too late?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Wehinger
CAST:  James Brolin  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Corin Nemec  •  Kirk Kepper

At a crossroads in his life, Doc Jennings goes home to celebrate his mother's birthday and uncovers dramatic family secrets. Lies, affairs and afflictions bubble to the surface of his seemingly perfect family. Can they come back together or is it too late?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Wehinger
CAST:  James Brolin  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Corin Nemec  •  Kirk Kepper

The Amityville Horror (1979)

George Lutz and his wife Kathleen move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is brought in to try ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Rosenberg
CAST:  James Brolin  •  Margot Kidder  •  Rod Steiger  •  Don Stroud

George Lutz and his wife Kathleen move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is brought in to try ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Rosenberg
CAST:  James Brolin  •  Margot Kidder  •  Rod Steiger  •  Don Stroud

Traffic (2000)

An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Jacob Vargas  •  Andrew Chavez

An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Jacob Vargas  •  Andrew Chavez

Von Ryan's Express (1965)

Von Ryan's Express stars Frank Sinatra as a POW colonel who leads a daring escape from WWII Italy by taking over a freight train, but he has to win over the British soldiers he finds himself commanding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Trevor Howard  •  Raffaella Carrà  •  Brad Dexter

Von Ryan's Express stars Frank Sinatra as a POW colonel who leads a daring escape from WWII Italy by taking over a freight train, but he has to win over the British soldiers he finds himself commanding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Trevor Howard  •  Raffaella Carrà  •  Brad Dexter

Westworld (1973)

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Crichton
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Richard Benjamin  •  James Brolin  •  Norman Bartold

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Crichton
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Richard Benjamin  •  James Brolin  •  Norman Bartold

The Master of Disguise (2002)

After the patriarch of the Disguisey family is kidnapped by Devlin Bowman in an attempt to steal the most precious treasures from around the world, Italian waiter Pistachio Disguisey utilizes his supernatural ability to disguise himself in an attempt to stop him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Perry Andelin Blake
CAST:  Dana Carvey  •  Brent Spiner  •  Jennifer Esposito  •  Harold Gould

After the patriarch of the Disguisey family is kidnapped by Devlin Bowman in an attempt to steal the most precious treasures from around the world, Italian waiter Pistachio Disguisey utilizes his supernatural ability to disguise himself in an attempt to stop him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Perry Andelin Blake
CAST:  Dana Carvey  •  Brent Spiner  •  Jennifer Esposito  •  Harold Gould

A Guy Thing (2003)

Paul Morse is a good guy. When his friends throw him a wild bachelor party, he just wants to keep his conscience clean -- which is why he's shocked when he wakes up in bed with a beautiful girl named Becky and can't remember the night before. Desperate to keep his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Koch
CAST:  Jason Lee  •  Julia Stiles  •  Selma Blair  •  James Brolin

Paul Morse is a good guy. When his friends throw him a wild bachelor party, he just wants to keep his conscience clean -- which is why he's shocked when he wakes up in bed with a beautiful girl named Becky and can't remember the night before. Desperate to keep his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Koch
CAST:  Jason Lee  •  Julia Stiles  •  Selma Blair  •  James Brolin

The Car (1977)

The film is set in the fictional Utah community of Santa Ynez, which is being terrorized by a mysterious black coupe that appears out of nowhere and begins running people down. After the car kills off the town's Sheriff, it becomes the job of Captain Wade Parent to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elliot Silverstein
CAST:  James Brolin  •  Kathleen Lloyd  •  John Marley  •  R. G. Armstrong

The film is set in the fictional Utah community of Santa Ynez, which is being terrorized by a mysterious black coupe that appears out of nowhere and begins running people down. After the car kills off the town's Sheriff, it becomes the job of Captain Wade Parent to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elliot Silverstein
CAST:  James Brolin  •  Kathleen Lloyd  •  John Marley  •  R. G. Armstrong

Skyjacked (1972)

A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Guillermin
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Yvette Mimieux  •  James Brolin  •  Claude Akins

A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Guillermin
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Yvette Mimieux  •  James Brolin  •  Claude Akins

Category 7: The End of the World (2005)

It's tornadoes, hurricanes, electrical storms, and mass destruction as the effects of global warming brew into a super storm that threatens to rend the earth with an unprecedented power. Beautiful scientist Faith Clavell, storm chaser Tommy Tornado, and Judith Carr ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dick Lowry
CAST:  Gina Gershon  •  Shannen Doherty  •  Cameron Daddo  •  Randy Quaid

It's tornadoes, hurricanes, electrical storms, and mass destruction as the effects of global warming brew into a super storm that threatens to rend the earth with an unprecedented power. Beautiful scientist Faith Clavell, storm chaser Tommy Tornado, and Judith Carr ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dick Lowry
CAST:  Gina Gershon  •  Shannen Doherty  •  Cameron Daddo  •  Randy Quaid

True Grit (2010)

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Following the murder of her father by a hired hand, a 14-year-old farm girl sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. Marshal she can find—a man with 'true grit'—Reuben J. 'Rooster' Cogburn.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Hailee Steinfeld  •  Matt Damon  •  Josh Brolin

Following the murder of her father by a hired hand, a 14-year-old farm girl sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. Marshal she can find—a man with 'true grit'—Reuben J. 'Rooster' Cogburn.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Hailee Steinfeld  •  Matt Damon  •  Josh Brolin

Parallel Lives (1994)

A college reunion turns into a tangled web of passion, romance and intrigue as old friends and enemies catch up with each other's lives. Includes a long list of stars.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Linda Yellen
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Liza Minnelli  •  Michael S. O'Rourke  •  James Brolin

A college reunion turns into a tangled web of passion, romance and intrigue as old friends and enemies catch up with each other's lives. Includes a long list of stars.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Linda Yellen
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Liza Minnelli  •  Michael S. O'Rourke  •  James Brolin
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