Alan Alda was born Jan. 28, 1936, in New York City, son of actor Robert Alda.  Alan first made a name for himself onstage in the late '50s, then in the 1964 TV series "That Was the Week That Was."
          He made his film debut that same year in Purlie Victorious and won leading roles in Paper Lion, Jenny and The Mephisto Waltz.  Not until he was cast in the long-running sitcom "MASH," however, did Alda become a household name.  During the show's run, Alda made occasional films - Same Time Next Year, The Seduction of Joe Tynan, The Four Seasons.
          Post-"MASH," Alda often played against his "sensitive" TV image in such films as A New Life and Crimes and Misdemeanors.  With his role as a slimy senator in 2004's hit The Aviator, Alda capped his impressive career with a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nod.  He played a senator once again on TV's "The West Wing," for which he earned an Emmy nomination and win.

Secret File USA (1955)Purlie Victorious (1963) NR
Paper Lion (1968) G
The Mephisto Waltz (1971) R
Glass House (1972) NR
MASH (1972 - 1983) 11 seasons TV-PG
Free to Be You and Me (1974) NR
California Suite (1978) PG
Same Time Next Year (1978) PG
The Four Seasons (1981) PG
Sweet Liberty (1986) PG
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) PG-13
Betsy's Wedding (1990) R
Whispers in the Dark (1992) R
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) PG
White Mile (1994) R
Canadian Bacon (1995) PG
Everyone Says I Love You (1996) R
Neil Simon's Jake's Women (1996) NR
Flirting with Disaster (1996) R
Mad City (1997) PG-13
Murder at 1600 (1997) R
The Object of My Affection (1998) R
What Women Want (2000) PG-13
And the Band Played On (2001) PG
The Italian Americans (2004) NR
The West Wing: Season 6 & Season 7 (2004 - 2005) NR
The Aviator (2004) PG-13
Resurrecting the Champ (2007) PG-13
Diminished Capacity (2008) NR

Alan Alda Drawing

Resurrecting the Champ

MASH Bloopers

M*A*S*H - Hawkeye - Can't Behave

Alan Alda on Greater Boston

Alan Alda and Roger Rosenblatt at the 92nd Street Y

Alan Alda in Jake's Women

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"Same Time, Next Year" Music

Opening to "Same Time, Next Year"