James Brolin is largely considered as one of the greats in Hollywood; he has had an expansive career in acting that has lasted for nearly six decades. With many performances in films and television shows, he has led a career not just as an actor but as a director and producer as well. His work on the big screen has not gone unnoticed as he has been the recipient of some prestigious awards. Keep reading to learn more about the iconic actor below.
James Brolin – Bio & Age
Craig Kenneth Bruderlin, professionally known as James Brolin, was born on the 18th of July, 1940 to Henry and Helen Sue Bruderlin. The actor’s childhood was spent in Westwood, Los Angeles alongside his four siblings. Brolin’s fascination with films began in his teenage years; he was an avid movie watcher and was such a huge fan of James Dean. He also started making films at any opportunity he had.
His high school education was at University High School, where fellow actor – Ryan O’Neal attended. The two had met at an audition and Ryan helped James overcome his shyness. For his university degree, James Brolin attended the University of California where he studied drama. In 1960, when he was still a student, he got signed to 20th Century Fox. This was also the same year he changed his surname to Brolin.
While he worked for 20th Century Fox, he appeared in several television shows and movies, although in minor roles. After his first major role, which was in The Cape Town Affair in 1967, James Brolin was fired from the company because the movie was a box-office bomb. He then moved to Universal Studios after being fired and while there, he landed several roles but the one that stood out the most was his role as Dr. Steven Kiley on Marcus Welby, M.D
His career, however, grew exponentially in the ’70s when he was cast as the lead in a number of movies that went ahead to become major box office hits. Some of these movies included The Car (1977), Westworld (1973) and Gable and the Lombard (1976). James Brolin as an actor is still ongoing strong with stellar performances in movies and television shows.
The entirety of his career is not just limited to the film industry as he had a stint in car racing, which was mildly successful.
Is He Married? Wife (Spouse), Son
James Brolin has been married three times; his first wife was Cameron Agee, a wildlife activist. They got married in 1966, after only knowing each other for twelve days; their marriage went on to last for 18 years before they got divorced. The couple had two children together, the actor – Josh and a daughter named Jess.
His second marriage was to Jan Smithers in 1986; their marriage produced one child – Molly. The pair got divorced in 1995. The actor’s last and current marriage is to the Broadway actress, Barbra Streisand. They met in 1996 and got married in 1998, they currently live in Malibu. After they got married, he adopted Streisand’s son from her previous marriage, Jason Gould.
Of all his children, Josh is the only one who followed in his footsteps and took up a career in acting. He has gone to become an iconic and award-winning actor just like his father. Josh Brolin is mostly known for his role as Thanos in the movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Llewelyn Moss in No Country for Old Men, Dan White in Milk as well as his performance as George W. Bush in W.
With a successful career that has lasted several decades, it is expected that James Brolin is a wealthy man. Not surprisingly, the actor’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million. Considering his long years and dedication to the entertainment industry, it is safe to say that he deserves every penny of his total net worth.
Height and Weight
James Brolin’s rise to fame was for a number of reasons, one of which was his appearance. In the late ’60s and early ’70s when his career experienced a boost, he was one of the most attractive men in the industry and he easily fit the industry’s standard of a lead actor. He currently stands at a height of 6 feet and 4 inches while information about his weight is currently not available.