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Biography #2 (for A Guy Thing)

James Brolin, the recipient of an Emmy and two Golden Globe Awards, is one of television's best-known, most popular stars. Brolin also directs dramatic series television, taking on several episodes of Pensacola: Wings of Gold (he also executive produced and starred) in addition to several episodes of Hotel and an episode of the ensemble Western series The Young Riders. Brolin's feature film directorial debut, My Brother's War (in which he also starred) resulted in a Best Film award at the Hollywood Film Festival.

Brolin is best known for his starring roles in two long-running series: Marcus Welby, M.D. and the immensely popular Hotel. He won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role in Welby. He also starred in the action-adventure Extreme and the Western serial drama Angel Falls. Brolin's work includes Trapped and the CBS miniseries And the Sea Will Tell. He also hosted the ABC primetime wildlife reality series The World of Discovery. Currently, Brolin is attached to star in VH1's first scripted dramatic series, which will focus on the cutthroat music industry and its myriad of behind-the-scene stories. The series will mark a first-time collaboration between Brolin and his wife, Barbra Streisand, who are both set to executive produce.

James Brolin's feature film career stretches back to 1962 when he made his debut in Take Her, She's Mine with James Stewart and Sandra Dee. After a number of parts in other movies, Brolin landed a starring role opposite Jacqueline Bisset in The Cape Town Affair. He has starred in such major films as Capricorn One; West World, directed by best-selling author Michael Crichton; The Amityville Horror; and Gable and Lombard (in which he portrayed Clark Gable). Brolin also produced and starred in the critically acclaimed independent film Cheatin' Hearts and starred in Allison Anders' well-received drama Gas Food Lodging. His most recent feature film work includes a starring role in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic, Master of Disguise, and a commanding role in Denzel Washington's Antwone Fisher Story.

Bio courtesy MGM for "A Guy Thing" (26-Jan-2003)


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