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James Brolin is an award-winning actor and filmmaker. He earned his star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2016.
At age 10, he was more invested into building airplanes than acting but began making movies as a teenager on 8mm films.
In 1961, after getting contracted to 20th Century Fox a year before, he debuted in an episode each of Bus Stop and Follow the Sun. His credited film debut was in Von Ryan’s Express (1965).
Best Known For
He has earned 4 Golden Globe nominations for his roles in The Reagans (2003), Hotel (1983-88) and Marcus Welby, M. D. (1969-79), even winning 2 plus a Primetime Emmy Award for the latter.
He also won a SAG for his part in Traffic (2000) and has appeared in films like Westworld (1973), Capricorn One (1977) and The Amityville Horror (1979).
James is straight and has been married to Barbra Streisand since 1998 after dating for 2 years. His first marriage was with Jane Agee in 1966 that lasted until 1984. He also married Jan Smithers in 1986 but she filed for divorce 9 years after.
He is the eldest of Henry and Helen Bruderlin and he has 2 sisters. He is the father of Jess actor Josh Brolin with Jane and also fathers Molly with Jan. He is stepfather to Streisand’s son, Jason Gould and grandfather to Trevor and Eden, Josh’s kids.
James appears to be a non-practicing Christian.
Worth To Know
During a brief, yet successful car racing career in the 70s, he participated in the 1979 edition of 24 Hours Nürburging and finished first.
His birth name is Craig Kenneth Bruderlin.