He was born on January 28, 1936, in New York (United States). Alan Alda (real name Alphonso Joseph D’Abruzzo) is an American actor, director, and screenwriter of Italian and Irish descent, the son of director Robert Alda and showgirl Joan Browne, who in her youth was awarded the title of Miss New York. He has a brother named Antony. In this article, we will present Alan Alda’s net worth, biography, career and filmography.
Alan Alda Biography
Alan studied at the Archbishop Stepinac Institute, a private Catholic center in White Plains, New York, which was also attended by actor Jon Voight. After finishing his studies at the institute, Alda spent time at the Parisian Sorbonne before returning to his country to study Language and Literature at Fordham, a Jesuit university located in New York.
Alan Alda career
After acting theater, Alan began to intervene on television in the late 1950s, appearing in episodes of series such as “The Nurses” or “East Side / West Side”. He made his film debut in the early 1960s with “Gone Are The Days!” (1963).
In 1972 he achieved international fame by starring Captain Benjamin Franklin in “Hawkeye (Hawkeye)” Pierce “M.A.S.H.” (1972-1983), series that showed the fortunes of a series of military doctors in the Korean War. It was inspired by a Robert Altman movie, which in turn adopted a Richard Hooker novel. For this series, Alan won five Emmy Awards (three for the actor, one for the director and one for screenwriter) and five Golden Globes. Decades later, he won another Emmy for his participation in another TV series, “The West Wing Of The White House.”
Alan Alda net worth
Alan Alda’s net worth is about 40 million US dollars and he is now acting and writing scripts for films. His film career has not been very prolific, the most notable being his collaborations with Woody Allen in films such as “Crimes and Misdemeanors” (1989), “Mysterious Murder in Manhattan” (1993) or the musical “Everyone Says I Love You ” (nineteen ninety-six). He has also worked as a director on the big screen with “Las Cuatro Estaciones” (1981), “Dulce Libertad” (1986) or “Una Nueva Vida” (1988).
Other titles of his filmography are “What do women think about?” (2000), comedy with Mel Gibson, or “The Aviator” (2004), a film by Martin Scorsese in which Alda played senator Ralph Owen Brewster.
In the action-comedy “A Hit From Height” (2011) he was a financial advisor who had ruined the workers in his building. Powered by one of them, Ben Stiller, they were trying to get revenge with the help of Eddie Murphy. Later he was part of the cast of the romantic film “The Longest Journey” (2015), a film based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks. The same year, he collaborated with Steven Spielberg on “The Bridge of Spies” (2015), playing a fellow lawyer for Tom Hanks.
On television, he has also appeared in several telefilms, such as “La Casa De Cristal” (1972) or “Las Mujeres De Jake” (1996), an adaptation of a play by Neil Simon, and in other TV series such as “Emergencies”, “Rockefeller Square ”or“ With a capital C ”. In 2016, “Horace And Pete” (2016) premiered on television. Later, also on the small screen, Alan participated in the series “The Good Fight” (2018) and “Ray Donovan” (2018-2020). In 2019, he became one of Adam Driver’s attorneys in “Story Of A Marriage” (2019), a drama about the divorce between a theatrical director and his wife, an actress played by Scarlett Johansson.
In 1957 he married clarinetist and photographer Arlene Weiss (born 1933), with whom he had three daughters named Eve, Elizabeth (1960) and Beatrice (1961). He suffers from Parkinson’s disease.
- GONE ARE THE DAYS! (1963) by Nicholas Webster
- PAPER LION (1968) by Alex March
- THE EXTRAORDINARY SEAMAN (1969) by John Frankenheimer
- JENNY (1970) by George Bloomfield
- THE HELL OF THE WHISKEY (1970) by Richard Quine
- SATAN, MON AMOUR (1970) by Paul Wendkos
- TO KILL A CLOWN (1972) by George Bloomfield
- NEXT YEAR AT THE SAME TIME (1978) by Robert Mulligan
- CALIFORNIA SUITE (1978) by Herbert Ross
- CLIMBING TO POWER (1979) by Jerry Schatzberg
- THE FOUR SEASONS (1981) by Alan Alda
- SWEET FREEDOM (1986) by Alan Alda
- A NEW LIFE (1988) by Alan Alda
- CRIMES AND FAULTS (1989) by Woody Allen
- WEDDING PASSED BY WATER (1990) by Alan Alda
- WHISPERS IN THE DARK (1992) by Christopher Crowe
- MYSTERIOUS MURDER IN MANHATTAN (1993) by Woody Allen
- OPERATION CANADA (1995) by Michael Moore
- FLYING WITH THE DISASTER (1996) by David O. Russell
- EVERYONE SAYS I LOVE YOU (1996) by Woody Allen
- MURDER IN THE WHITE HOUSE (1997) by Dwight H. Little
- MAD CITY (1997) by Costa-Gavras
- MUCH MORE THAN FRIENDS (1998) by Nicholas Hytner
- WHAT DO WOMEN THINK ABOUT? (2000) by Nancy Meyers
- THE AVIATOR (2004) by Martin Scorsese
- THE LAST ASSAULT (2007) by Rod Lurie
- DIMINISHED CAPACITY (2008) by Terry Kinney
- FLASHES OF GENIUS (2008) by Marc Abraham
- NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH (2008) by Rod Lurie
- A HIT FROM ALTU