James Brolin

Born Jul 18, 1940

James Brolin is an American actor, producer and director, best known for his roles in film and television, including sitcoms and soap operas. He is the father of actor Josh Brolin and husband of singer/actress Barbra Streisand.

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1940 Birth Born on July 18, 1940.


1958 17 Years Old Brolin graduated from high school in 1958, and his family was already encouraging him to become an actor like O'Neal.


1961 20 Years Old Prior to taking acting classes in school, Brolin started out as a character actor on an episode of Bus Stop in 1961. … Read More
1966 25 Years Old In 1966, he married Jane Cameron Agee, an aspiring actress at Twentieth Century Fox, 12 days after they first met. The couple had two children, Josh (b. 1968), and Jess (b. 1972). They were divorced in 1984. … Read More
1968 27 Years Old In 1968, Brolin transferred to Universal Studios, where he auditioned for a co-starring role opposite seasoned actor Robert Young in the popular medical drama Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976). … Read More
1970 29 Years Old In its first season in 1970, Brolin won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, and was subsequently nominated three more times.


1971 30 Years Old He was also nominated for Golden Globes three times for Best Supporting Actor, and won twice between 1971 and 1973. … Read More


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In 1983, Brolin returned to television to star in another popular series. … Read More
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In 1985, Brolin parodied his near-hiring as James Bond in the film Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. … Read More


1992 51 Years Old In 1992, her mentor was in attendance at her wedding to John Tesh. … Read More
1995 54 Years Old Jan Smithers filed for divorce from Brolin in 1995.
1996 55 Years Old In 1996, Brolin met singer, actress, and director Barbra Streisand through a friend, and the two were married on July 1, 1998. … Read More
In 1997, Brolin's luck changed with the syndicated television series Pensacola: Wings of Gold. … Read More


2002 61 Years Old In 2002, Brolin played Governor Robert Ritchie of Florida, the Republican opponent of President Jed Bartlet, on the TV series The West Wing.
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These include (amongst others) the role of General Ralph Landry, outgoing director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy in Steven Soderbergh's Oscar-winning Traffic (2000); as Jack Barnes in Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can (2002); a minor role in the 2003 comedy A Guy Thing; as philandering husband Robert Hatch in the 2006 comedy The Alibi (released in the UK as Lies and Alibis); as Jack Jennings in the 2007 film The American Standards; as TV network anchor Frank Harris in Richard Shepard's The Hunting Party (2007); and as Brian in Joel Hopkins' 2008 film Last Chance Harvey with Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffman.
2005 65 Years Old In 2005, Brolin guest starred on the TV series Monk as casino owner Daniel Thorn.
2006 66 Years Old In 2006, Brolin appeared in the A&E Network film Wedding Wars, playing an anti-gay marriage governor.
2008 68 Years Old In 2008, Brolin guest starred on Law & Order: SVU as astronaut Col. Dick Finley. … Read More
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Brolin appeared in the 2009 comedy film The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard.
2013 73 Years Old Brolin has played Richard Castle's mysterious father in two episodes of ABC's Castle, in 2013 and 2014. … Read More
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