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Name: James Brolin  
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Date of Birth: 18th July 1940
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
Profession: Actor
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James Brolin

James Brolin (born James Bruderlin) (born July 18, 1940 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor and director. He is 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) in height and is known for his rugged, silvery good looks. He was married to actress Jan Smithers from 1987 through 1995 and is currently married to actress Barbra Streisand, whom he wed in 1998.

He is most famous for his roles on television series such as Marcus Welby, M.D., Hotel, and Pensacola: Wings of Gold, and roles in films such as The Amityville Horror. He was signed on for the role of James Bond in 1983 when Roger Moore's participation in the Bond series was uncertain, but Moore returned to the role and Brolin never played Bond.

Film and television appearances

  • The Amityville Horror (1979)
  • The Reagans (2003)
  • A Guy Thing (2003)

In 1985, Brolin parodied his near-hiring as James Bond in the film "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure." In a film within the film, he merged the characters of Bond and Pee-Wee Herman, the "real" version of whom was played by Paul Reubens.

In 2004, Brolin played Governor Robert Ritchie of Florida, the Republican opponent of President Jed Bartlet on the TV series "The West Wing." In Bartlet's words, he'd "turned being unengaged into a Zen-like thing," and seemed to enjoy it. The character seemed to be a parody of real-life President George W. Bush, whose brother, John Ellis "Jeb" Bush, was then the real-life Governor of Florida.

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