James Brolin – Known for Best Supporting Roles
The popular American actor James Brolin was born on 18th July 1940 in Los Angeles, California. He has produced and directed several Television series and films. He is well known for his award winning character in the drama “Marcus Welby, M.D.”
James Brolin was one of the five children of the couple Henry Hurst Bruderlin and his wife Helen Sue. In his childhood, he was greatly interested in airplanes and animals. He attended University high school of Los Angeles where he studied acting.
Brolin’s first character was in a 1961 Television episode “Bus Stop”. He also appeared as guest in the series’ “Batman”, “Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law”, “The Virginian” and “The Monroes”. When he was 20 years old, he signed a project with “20th Century Fox”. Later he played small roles in the movies “Dear Brigitte”, “Take Her, She’s Mine”, Fantastic Voyage“and “Von Ryan’s Express”. In 1967, he acted a leading role in “The Cape Town Affair”, which failes to receive the expected success.
James Brolin played good roles in the movies “Westworld” and “Skyjacked”. In 1970, he was starred in the films “The Car”, “Gable and Lombard”, “The Amity Ville Horror”, “Capricorn One”, “High Risk” and “Night of the juggler”. In 1968, he was starred in the drama “Marcus Welby M.D.” which won Outstanding Supporting Actor in Primetime Emmy Awards. His portrayal of Dr. Steven Kiley became very popular and was nominated thrice. The role received Golden Globes for Best supporting role in 1971 and in 1973.
James Brolin has also done his roles in many television series’ such as “Short Walk to Daylight”, “Trapped”, “Pensacola: Wings of gold” and “Beyond Belief: Fact of Fiction”. His recent films include “Last Chance Harvey” of 2008, “The Goods: Live hard, Sell hard” of 2009, “Standing Ovation and Burlesque” of 2010 and “A Fonder Heart” of 2011.