Alan Alda (born Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo; January 28, 1936) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and author. A six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, he is widely known for his roles as Captain Hawkeye Pierce in the TV series M*A*S*H (1972–1983) and Arnold Vinick in The West Wing (2004–2006). He has also appeared in many feature films, most notably in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) as pretentious television producer Lester and in The Aviator (2004) as U.S. Senator Owen Brewster, the latter of which saw Alda nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
|Full name at birth||
Alphonso Joseph D`Abruzzo
|Claim to fame||
M*A*S*H, The West Wing, The Aviator
|Date of birth||
28 January 1936
|Place of birth||
Bronx, New York City New York USA
6' 2" (188 cm)
Archbishop Stepinac High School, White Plains, NY
Bachelors in English, Fordham College of Fordham University (1956)
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