Albert Brooks

Albert Brooks

Actor, voice actor, writer, comedian and director
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  • Once performed a humorless, five-minute stand up comedy routine on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) that didn't produce a single laugh until the punchline - when he explained to the audience that he had been working as a stand up comic for five years and had run out of material. Johnny Carson swore the hilarity which followed this set-up lasted a full minute.
  • Attended the same High School as Angelina Jolie, Michael Klesic, Nicolas Cage, Lenny Kravitz, David Schwimmer, Jonathan Silverman, Gina Gershon, Rhonda Fleming, Jackie Cooper, Rob Reiner, Antonio Sabato Jr., Pauly Shore, Michael Tolkin, Betty White, Corbin Bernsen, Elizabeth Daily and Crispin Glover.
  • Has starred in two movies where the song "Beyond the Sea" has played over the end credits. My First Mister (2001) and Finding Nemo (2003).
  • Son of Thelma Leeds and Harry Parke(comedian known as 'Parkyakarkus').
  • Turned down the lead in When Harry Met Sally... (1989) because he thought it was too much like a Woody Allen script. Albert has been described as a West Coast Woody Allen
  • Brother of Bob Einstein who is best known for his character "Super Dave" Osbourne.
  • A good friend of Carrie Fisher. Debbie Reynolds used to try to get Carrie (her daughter) and Albert to marry.
  • Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy", by Ronald L. Smith, pg.61-62. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
  • Has made six guest appearances on "The Simpsons" (1989). With one exception, he has played a different character each time, and each time he has been credited as "A. Brooks."
  • daughter, Claire Elizabeth born (26 March 2000)
  • Nephew of Zeke Manners
  • Son, Jacob Eli, born (1 October 1998)
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