James Brolin

James Brolin

  • Highest Rated: 96% Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Love Wedding Marriage (2011)
  • Birthday: Jul 18, 1940
  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • When James Brolin was 15, his parents invited Hollywood producer/director William Castle to dinner. Impressed by Brolin's self-confidence and teen-idol looks, Castle invited him to audition for a film role at Columbia Pictures. When he failed to land the part, Brolin decided to "show 'em" by studying diligently for an acting career, eventually logging 5,000 hours of class time. While still attending U.C.L.A., he landed a small role on the Bus Stop TV series, which led to a 20th Century Fox contract. For the next five years, he marked time with bits and minor roles in such Fox features as Take Her, She's Mine (1963), Goodbye Charlie (1964), Von Ryan's Express (1965), Our Man Flint (1966), and Fantastic Voyage (1966). His first real break came with a peripheral but noticeable recurring role on the 1966 TV Western The Monroes. In 1968, Brolin finally attained stardom with his Emmy-winning characterization of Dr. Steve Kiley on the popular TV medical series Marcus Welby, M.D. During his five years with Welby, Brolin returned to films to play such choice roles as the unbalanced Vietnam vet in Skyjacked (1972) and ill-fated vacationer John Blaine in Westworld (1973). The most conspicuous of his post-Welby film assignments was 1976's Gable and Lombard, a cinematic atrocity redeemed only slightly by Brolin's earnest portrayal of Clark Gable. His most endearing screen assignment was his extended cameo as P.W. in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985), and in 1992 he had one of his strongest roles to date as a wayward father in Allison Anders' Gas Food Lodging. Periodically returning to television, Brolin has starred on the weekly series Hotel (1983), Angel Falls (1993), and Extremities (1995). James Brolin is the father of actor Josh Brolin, who co-starred with his dad in the made-for-cable Finish Line (1989). In 1998, Brolin assumed one of his most high-profile real-life roles to date as the husband of Barbra Streisand, whom he married in July of that year.He remained one of the most respected actors of his generation and continued to work steadily for directors all over the world. In 2002 he was cast in Martin Scorsese's epic historical drama Gangs of New York. In 2003 he took a cameo part in Bright Young Things. In 2004 he returned for the Bridget Jones sequel, and took a bit part in Mike Leigh's Vera Drake. He worked in a number o animated films including Doogal, Valiant, and Robots. In 2007 he had the title role in Longford, a historical drama about the infamous Moor Murders, and the next year he was part of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls.He became part of the Harry Potter family with Half-Blood Prince, and played King William in the costume drama The Young Victoria, all in 2009. In 2010 he reunited with Mike Leigh and earned excellent reviews yet again for Another Year, and the next year he helped support Meryl Streep to an Oscar play the dutiful husband to The Iron Lady.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Being Rose Max 2019
No Score Yet Royal Hearts Hank Pavlik Director 2018
No Score Yet I'll Be Home for Christmas Executive Producer Actor Director Producer 2017
No Score Yet I'll Be Home for Christmas Executive Producer Jack Director 2016
60% Sisters Bucky Ellis $66.7M 2015
48% The 33 Jeff Hart $9.2M 2015
9% Accidental Love Buck McCoy 2015
33% The Steps Actor 2015
32% Elsa & Fred Max Hayes 2014
No Score Yet Christmas with Tucker Actor 2013
0% Love Wedding Marriage Bradley $1.9K 2011
No Score Yet Last Will Det. Sloan 2010
6% Standing Ovation Executive Producer $0.6M 2010
No Score Yet Angel Camouflaged Salt 2010
27% The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Ben Selleck $15.1M 2009
71% Last Chance Harvey Brian $14.9M 2009
No Score Yet Bitter/Sweet Calvert Jenkins 2009
No Score Yet Lost City Raiders Pa Kubiak 2008
54% The Hunting Party Franklin Harris $0.8M 2007
No Score Yet The American Standards Actor 2007
No Score Yet Bad Girl Island Actor 2007
No Score Yet Wedding Wars Governor Conrad Welling 2006
57% Lies & Alibis Robert Hatch 2006
No Score Yet Widow on the Hill Hank Cavanaugh 2005
No Score Yet Category 7: The End of the World Donny Hall 2005
No Score Yet The Reagans Actor 2003
24% A Guy Thing Ken $15.5M 2003
96% Catch Me If You Can Jack $164.5M 2002
79% Antwone Fisher Captain $20.9M 2002
1% The Master of Disguise Frabbrizio Disguisey $40.5M 2002
92% Traffic General Ralph Landry $123.9M 2000
27% It's the Rage Actor 2000
No Score Yet A Marriage of Convenience (Un mariage de convenance) Mason Whitney 1998
No Score Yet The Haunted Sea Captain Ramsey 1997
No Score Yet Goodbye America Ed Johnson 1997
No Score Yet My Brother's War John Hall Director 1997
No Score Yet Tracks of a Killer David Hawkner 1996
No Score Yet Hijacked: Flight 285 Ron Showman 1996
No Score Yet Hart to Hart: Harts in High Season Actor 1996
No Score Yet Scent of Vengeance Actor 1996
No Score Yet Lewis & Clark & George Reverend Red 1995
No Score Yet Savate Col. Jones 1995
50% Cannes Man Himself 1995
No Score Yet Terminal Virus McCabe 1995
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Grimacing Governor Ryan Allison 1994
No Score Yet The Visual Bible: Acts (Falling Fire: The Gift of the Spirit) Actor 1994
No Score Yet The Expert Warden Munsey 1994
No Score Yet Cheatin' Hearts Henry 1994
No Score Yet Parallel Lives Professor Spencer Jones 1994
No Score Yet Relative Fear (The Child) Det. Atwater 1994
No Score Yet Indecent Behavior II Liam O'Donnell 1994
No Score Yet Visions of Murder Hal 1993
80% Gas Food Lodging John 1992
No Score Yet Twin Sisters Michael 1992
No Score Yet The Sands of Time Actor 1992
No Score Yet Gunsmoke: The Long Ride John Parsley 1992
No Score Yet City Boy Actor 1992
No Score Yet Ted & Venus Max Waters 1991
No Score Yet Nightmare on the 13th Floor Doctor Alan Lanier 1990
No Score Yet Bad Jim B.D. Sweetman 1990
No Score Yet Voice of the Heart Victor Mason 1990
No Score Yet Backstab Cliff Murphy 1990
No Score Yet Finish Line Martin Shrevelow 1989
No Score Yet Deep Dark Secrets Michael Wakefield 1987
No Score Yet Intimate Betrayal Actor 1987
No Score Yet Hold the Dream Ross Nelson 1986
87% Pee-wee's Big Adventure `P.W.' 1985
No Score Yet Acts Actor 1984
No Score Yet Mae West Jim Timony 1982
No Score Yet The Ambush Murders Paul Marshall 1982
No Score Yet High Risk Stone 1981
No Score Yet Night of the Juggler Sean Boyd 1980
28% The Amityville Horror George Lutz 1979
62% Capricorn One Charles Brubaker 1978
No Score Yet The Steel Cowboy Actor 1978
25% The Car Wade Parent 1977
No Score Yet Gable and Lombard Clark Gable 1976
86% Westworld John Blane 1973
No Score Yet Class of '63 Actor 1973
No Score Yet Short Walk to Daylight Tom Phelan 1972
No Score Yet Skyjacked Jerome K. Weber 1972
86% The Boston Strangler Sgt. Lisi 1968
No Score Yet The Cape Town Affair Skip McCoy 1967
No Score Yet Way...Way Out Ted Robertson 1966
94% Fantastic Voyage Technician 1966
79% Our Man Flint Technician 1966
89% Von Ryan's Express Pvt. Ames 1965
No Score Yet Dear Brigitte Student 1965
No Score Yet Goodbye Charlie Actor 1964
No Score Yet Take Her, She's Mine Actor 1963
No Score Yet The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery Actor 1959

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Life in Pieces
2015
John Short
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet When Calls the Heart
2014
Judge Jedidiah Black
  • 2014
80% Castle
2009-2016
Castle's Dad Jackson Hunt
  • 2014
  • 2013
88% Community
2009-2015
William
  • 2013
74% The Defenders
2010-2011
Teddy K
  • 2010
92% Psych
2006-2014
Hank
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Dick Finley
  • 2008
90% Monk
2002-2009
Daniel Thorn
  • 2005
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Governor Ritchie Robert Ritchie
  • 2002
No Score Yet Pensacola: Wings of Gold
1997-2000
Director Lt. Col. Bill Kelly Lt. Col. Bill `Raven' Kelly
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
Edgar Edgar Wellman Jr.
  • 1997
No Score Yet Promised Land
1996-1999
Coffee
  • 1996
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
Dr. Steven Kiley
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
93% Batman
1966-1968
Kid Gulliver Reggie Driver
  • 1967
  • 1966
83% Angel Falls
1993
Luke Larson
14% Extreme
1995
Reese Wheeler

QUOTES FROM James Brolin CHARACTERS

Clark Gable
Might be a fling. Could burn itself out in a week.
Carole Lombard
Don't just stand there ya big ape. Start the goddamn fire!
Carole Lombard
And such a... such a bright color!
Clark Gable
Well, we Gable's have always been, um... red blooded.
Carole Lombard
Yes. Who was the hematologist, Max Factor? All right, get out!
George Lutz
What do you want from us? God damn it, this is MY HOUSE!!!!
George Lutz
What do you want from us? God damn it, this is MY HOUSE!
Wade Parent
Yeah... yeah, ten years of giving out traffic tickets, and all this in one day!
George Lutz
(about the house) - It's always so cold in here.
George Lutz
(about the house) It's always so cold in here.
Kathleen Lutz
Let's get out of here, huh? Let's just pack up our stuff and go...Would you please leave that damn fire alone and listen to me?
Kathleen Lutz
Let's get out of here, huh? Let's just pack up our stuff and go. Would you please leave that damn fire alone and listen to me?
George Lutz
I'm not going anywhere! You're the one that wanted a house. This is it, so just shut up!
George Lutz
(wakes up from a bad dream) - I'm coming apart! - Oh, Mother of God, I'm coming apart!
George Lutz
(wakes up from a bad dream) I'm coming apart! Oh, Mother of God, I'm coming apart!
George Lutz
(screams to the demonic spirits) - What do you want from us? Goddammit! This is my house!
George Lutz
(screams to the demonic spirits) What do you want from us? Goddammit! This is my house!
George Lutz
(holding a crucifix) - Peace to this house and all who enter here. Forgive us our sins and save us from all illness. Grant this through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
George Lutz
(holding a crucifix) Peace to this house and all who enter here. Forgive us our sins and save us from all illness. Grant this through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
George Lutz
I'll go in and talk to Kathy, and you all come in in a couple of minutes.
Jeff
(Carolyn walks toward the house) - He told us to wait out here.
Jeff
(Carolyn walks toward the house) He told us to wait out here.
Carolyn
Jeff...I gotta see it for myself.
Carolyn
Jeff. I gotta see it for myself.
Jeff
I thought that place gave you the creeps.
Carolyn
Are those vibes ever strong. It really pulls on you. I gotta see the basement. That's where it's coming from. I'm very sensitive about these things. And I know about them.
Jeff
Come on; knock it off, will you?
George Lutz
(at the bar) - The house is doing things. I mean, windows open by themselves. Rooms full of flies at the wrong time of year...You saw what happened to Greg's hand. It's crazy. Last night the front door was ripped off its hinges from the inside.
George Lutz
(at the bar) The house is doing things. I mean, windows open by themselves. Rooms full of flies at the wrong time of year. You saw what happened to Greg's hand. It's crazy. Last night the front door was ripped off its hinges from the inside.
Carolyn
(looking into a book) - Of course! It's right here, it's history. John Ketchum.
Carolyn
(looking into a book) Of course! It's right here, it's history. John Ketchum.
Jeff
So?
Carolyn
They ran him out of Salem for being a witch. And he built his house exactly where you're living. You're living on some sort of special ground...devil worship...death...sacrifice. George, there's one simple rule...Energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can only change forms.
Carolyn
They ran him out of Salem for being a witch. And he built his house exactly where you're living. You're living on some sort of special ground, devil worship, death, sacrifice. George, there's one simple rule. Energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can only change forms.
Jeff
Carolyn, will you get a grip on yourself? You sound like some kind of psycho weirdo!
Carolyn
Come on, Jeffrey. Don't be such a hard-core rationalist. Everything in life cannot be explained by a slide rule.
Jeff
Thank you very much for your cosmic views. Now do me a favor...SHUT UP!
Jeff
Thank you very much for your cosmic views. Now do me a favor. SHUT UP!
Bartender
(stares at George) - Jesus, I'm sorry. You look just like that kid...He was sitting right in that seat when he was arrested.
Bartender
(stares at George) Jesus, I'm sorry. You look just like that kid...He was sitting right in that seat when he was arrested.
George Lutz
What are you talking about?
Bartender
The kid last year that killed his family...The house down by the river? You're the spitting image.
Bartender
The kid last year that killed his family. The house down by the river? You're the spitting image.
George Lutz
So?
Bartender
So...I'll bring you another brew.
Bartender
So, I'll bring you another brew.
Jeff
Some caterer's screaming you wrote him a personal check that bounced. I should've covered that. And some guy from the IRS has been calling.
George Lutz
(gets angry) - Don't you have any good news?!
George Lutz
(gets angry) Don't you have any good news?!
George Lutz
These kids of yours need some goddamn discipline.
Jackie
(yelling at Amy; crying) - Why didn't you open the door? Why didn't you answer me?
Jackie
(yelling at Amy; crying) Why didn't you open the door? Why didn't you answer me?
Kathleen Lutz
(yells at Amy) - Why didn't you unlock the door? You heard Jackie knocking.
Kathleen Lutz
(yells at Amy) Why didn't you unlock the door? You heard Jackie knocking.
Amy
Jody wouldn't let me.
George Lutz
Jody? Who's Jody?
Amy
She's my friend. She comes to play with me.
George Lutz
Jesus Christ! What the hell are we standing here listening to?
George Lutz
(talking to the caterer in the bathroom) - Listen to me, pal...I don't like lectures, and I don't like being hassled in the mens room. I'm gonna write you a check. Either that's good enough for you, or you're gonna eat your own goddamn food.
George Lutz
(talking to the caterer in the bathroom) Listen to me, pal, I don't like lectures, and I don't like being hassled in the mens room. I'm gonna write you a check. Either that's good enough for you, or you're gonna eat your own goddamn food.
George Lutz
I don't know what the hell's the matter with me.
Kathleen Lutz
Silly, this happens all the time.
George Lutz
Not to me it doesn't.
George Lutz
Don't ever do that...Not to a man with an ax in his hand.
George Lutz
Don't ever do that. Not to a man with an ax in his hand.
Kathleen Lutz
I just wish that...all those people hadn't died here. A guy kills his whole family? Doesn't that bother you?
Kathleen Lutz
I just wish that all those people hadn't died here. A guy kills his whole family? Doesn't that bother you?
George Lutz
Sure, but...houses don't have memories.
George Lutz
Sure, but houses don't have memories.