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Born Albert Einstein (a name he changed for obvious reasons) on July 22, 1947, in Beverly Hills, Calif., Brooks was the son of radio comedian "Parkyakarkus." After early stand-up appearances on "The Dean Martin Show" and similar TV variety fare, Brooks carved a niche as writer, director and star of mockumentary comedy shorts on "Saturday Night Live."

These would evolve into the dry wit feature comedies Brooks later wrote, directed and starred in (Real Life, Modern Romance, Lost in America, Defending Your Life, Mother, The Muse). Beginning with the 1970s classic Taxi Driver, Brooks gained a cult through his sharp-edged comic performances in films by other directors.

As a frustrated reporter in Broadcast News (1987), Brooks earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination. A surprise career high for him was providing the voice of Marlin in Disney's animated 2003 smash Finding Nemo.

Albert Brooks in Finding Dory

Finding Dory

2016 PG

When Dory, the forgetful blue tang (Ellen DeGeneres), suddenly remembers she has a family who may be looking for her, she, Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence) take off on a life-changing quest to find them.

  • Albert Brooks in The Secret Life of Pets The Secret Life of Pets
  • Albert Brooks in Concussion Concussion
  • Albert Brooks in Drive Drive
  • Albert Brooks in Taxi Driver Taxi Driver
  • Albert Brooks in Finding Nemo Finding Nemo
  • Albert Brooks in This Is 40 This Is 40
  • Albert Brooks in A Most Violent Year A Most Violent Year
  • Albert Brooks in Broadcast News Broadcast News
  • Albert Brooks in Defending Your Life Defending Your Life
  • Albert Brooks in Dr. Dolittle Dr. Dolittle
  • Albert Brooks in Twilight Zone: The Movie Twilight Zone: The Movie
  • Albert Brooks in Private Benjamin Private Benjamin
  • Albert Brooks in The Simpsons Movie The Simpsons Movie
  • Albert Brooks in Mother Mother
  • Albert Brooks in The In-Laws The In-Laws
  • Albert Brooks in Real Life Real Life
  • Albert Brooks in Modern Romance Modern Romance
  • Albert Brooks in Unfaithfully Yours Unfaithfully Yours
  • Albert Brooks in I'll Do Anything I'll Do Anything
  • Albert Brooks in Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World