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Alan Alda net worth:
$45 Million

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Alan Alda Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Alan Alda was born Alphonso Joseph D’Abruzzo (note: AL DA) on 28 January 1936, in The Bronx, New York City USA.  Alan is an actor and producer, undoubtedly best known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce in the popular world-wide long-running TV series “M*A*S*H”,  for playing Arnold Vinick in “The West Wing”, and for his role in the world-wide known movie called “The Aviator” which brought him an Academy Award. Alda has significantly been nominated for 31 Emmy Awards, winning a couple and two Golden Globes also. Alda is also known as a screenwriter and author.

So just how rich is Alan Alda? Sources estimate that Alan Alda has a net worth of $45 million, accumulated from his work in the entertainment industry and from his book-writing.

Alan Alda Net Worth $45 Million

Alan had a chance early in life to reside in many places around the United States, because his father Robert was was an actor and singer working in burlesque theater, and from whom Alan obviously inherited a talent for acting. Alan`s mom Joan was a winner of several beauty competitions. Alan also spent a great amount of time in Europe when he was a child, and it was in Amsterdam where Alan got a chance to appear on television with his father.

Alan Alda was educated at Archbishop Stepinac High School, and then graduated from Fordham University in 1956 with a degree in English. In his study years, Alan also took on minor jobs, one such was hosting a university radio show. For some time Alan studied in Paris, too, before starting seriously pursuing a career in acting in the late 1950s.

Alan Alda’s early career was spent as a member of The Compass Players comedy revue, which included performances on Broadway. For one of these roles, in “The Apple Tree”, Alda received a nomination for a Tony Award as Best Actor.  Subsequently, during the 11 years of M*A*S*H Alan not only acted in but also wrote and directed several episodes, including the finale in 1983 which remains the most-watched single episode of any TV series.

Alan Alda has too many film credits to mention all of them. In 1993, Alan starred in “Manhattan Murder Mystery” along with Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, and then starred in such movies as “Tower Heist”, “Canadian Bacon”, “What Women Want”, “Flirting with Disaster” and “The Mephisto Waltz”.

On TV, Alan Alda served as a host of “Scientific American Frontiers”, the 12 years of which added great revenues to Alan Alda’s net worth. He was also often a panellist on “What’s My Line?” and “I’ve Got a Secret”.

Alan Alda is a current professor at the State University of New York. This position as well as his membership of The Center for Communicating Science, an advisory board, has also benefitted him when accumulating his net worth. Alan is also a member of the World Science Festival, as well as a judge of Math-O-Vision.

Somewhat unusually for an actor, Alan Alda has had a very stable personal life, having been married to Arlene Weiss since 1957: they have welcomed three daughters, and live in Leonia, New Jersey.

What is also interesting is that Alan is known as a supporter of women`s rights, and of many charities.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Horace and Pete2016TV Mini-SeriesUncle Pete
Broad City2016TV SeriesDr. Jay Heller
Bridge of Spies2015Thomas Watters Jr.
The Longest Ride2015Ira Levinson
The Blacklist2013-2014TV SeriesAlan Fitch
The Big C2011-2013TV SeriesDr. Atticus Sherman
Wanderlust2012Carvin
Tower Heist2011Arthur Shaw
30 Rock2009-2010TV SeriesMilton Greene
Nothing But the Truth2008/IAlbert Burnside
Flash of Genius2008Gregory Lawson
Diminished Capacity2008Uncle Rollie Zerbs
Resurrecting the Champ2007Ralph Metz
The West Wing2004-2006TV SeriesSenator Arnold Vinick
The Aviator2004Senator Ralph Owen Brewster
The Killing Yard2001TV MovieErnie Goodman
Club Land2001TV MovieWillie Walters
What Women Want2000Dan Wanamaker
ER1999TV SeriesDr. Gabriel Lawrence
The Object of My Affection1998Sidney Miller
Mad City1997Kevin Hollander
Murder at 16001997Jordan
Everyone Says I Love You1996Bob
Flirting with Disaster1996Richard Schlichting
Jake's Women1996TV MovieJake
Canadian Bacon1995President of the United States
White Mile1994TV MovieDan Cutler
And the Band Played On1993TV MovieDr. Robert Gallo
Manhattan Murder Mystery1993Ted
Whispers in the Dark1992Leo Green
Betsy's Wedding1990Eddie Hopper
Crimes and Misdemeanors1989Lester
A New Life1988Steve Giardino
Sweet Liberty1986Michael Burgess
The Four Seasons1984TV SeriesJack Burroughs
The Four Seasons1981Jack Burroughs
The Seduction of Joe Tynan1979Joe Tynan
California Suite1978Bill Warren
Same Time, Next Year1978George Peters
Kill Me If You Can1977TV MovieCaryl W. Chessman
6 Rms Riv Vu1974TV MoviePaul Friedman
Isn't It Shocking?1973TV MovieDan
Class of '551972TV MoviePeter
Playmates1972TV MovieMarshall Barnett
To Kill a Clown1972Maj. Evelyn Ritchie
The Glass House1972TV MovieJonathon Paige
Story Theatre1971TV Series
The Mephisto Waltz1971Myles Clarkson
The Moonshine War1970John W. (Son) Martin
Jenny1970Delano
The Extraordinary Seaman1969Lt. (j.g.) Morton Krim
Paper Lion1968George Plimpton
Premiere1968TV SeriesFrank St. John
Coronet Blue1967TV SeriesClay Breznia
Where's Everett1966TV MovieArnold Barker
The Trials of O'Brien1965TV SeriesNick Staphos
East Side/West Side1963TV SeriesFreddie Wilcox
Gone Are the Days!1963Charlie Cotchipee
Route 661963TV SeriesDr. Glazer
The Doctors and the Nurses1963TV SeriesDr. John Griffin
The Laughmakers1962TV Short
Naked City1962TV SeriesYoung Poet
The Phil Silvers Show1958TV SeriesCarlyle Thompson

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
M*A*S*H1977-1983TV Series creative consultant - 131 episodes
Free to Be... You & Me1974TV Movie voice director: puppet and animation

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Everyone Says I Love You1996performer: "I'm Thru With Love" 1931, "Looking at You" 1929
M*A*S*HTV Series 2 episodes, 1974 - 1977 performer - 55 episodes, 1972 - 1982
6 Rms Riv Vu1974TV Movie performer: "You Are Love" fragment

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Betsy's Wedding1990
A New Life1988
Sweet Liberty1986
M*A*S*H1974-1983TV Series 31 episodes
The Four Seasons1981
Hickey1976TV Movie
6 Rms Riv Vu1974TV Movie

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
'M*A*S*H': 30th Anniversary Reunion2002TV Movie documentary uncredited
Betsy's Wedding1990written by
A New Life1988written by
Sweet Liberty1986written by
The Four SeasonsTV Series written by - 3 episodes, 1984 teleplay - 1 episode, 1984
M*A*S*HTV Series written by - 18 episodes, 1973 - 1983 story by - 1 episode, 1980 teleplay by - 1 episode, 1980
The Four Seasons1981written by
The Seduction of Joe Tynan1979written by
Hickey1976TV Movie creator / written by
We'll Get By1975TV Series writer - 2 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shooting an Elephant2016Short executive producer
The Four Seasons1984TV Series executive producer - 1984
We'll Get By1975TV Series co-producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Memories of M*A*S*H1991TV Movie documentary special thanks
M*A*S*H1978TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
History vs. Hollywood2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Emmy's Greatest Moments2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2003TV SpecialHimself
CBS at 752003TV Special documentaryHimself
Biography1997-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
100 Years of Hope and Humor2003TV SpecialHimself
'M*A*S*H': 30th Anniversary Reunion2002TV Movie documentaryHimself / Hawkeye Pierce
TV Guide's 50 Best Shows of All Time: A 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV SpecialHimself
TV Tales2002TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Influences2000TV SeriesHimself
The 70s: The Decade That Changed Television2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Inside the Actors Studio2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary
Keepers of the Frame1999DocumentaryHimself
The 52nd Annual Tony Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
CBS: The First 50 Years1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
M*A*S*H, Tootsie & God: A Tribute to Larry Gelbart1998TV Special documentaryHimself
The Annual Museum of Television and Radio Gala1997TV MovieHimself
Playing Doctor1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 47th Annual Writers Guild Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1994TV SpecialHimself
The Walt Disney Company Presents the American Teacher Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
The 10th TV Academy Hall of Fame1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special and Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
The 48th Annual Tony Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Leading Actress in a Musical
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Intimate Portrait1993TV Series documentaryHimself
The 46th Annual Tony Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Leading Actress in a Musical & Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Play
Memories of M*A*S*H1991TV Movie documentaryHimself / Hawkeye Pierce
Wogan1991TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1986TV SeriesHimself
Hour Magazine1986TV SeriesHimself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Co-Host
Sunday Night Live1984TV MovieHimself - Host
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series & Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1982TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
The 28th Annual Genii Awards1982TV SpecialHimself
The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards1982TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Favourite Male TV Performer and Accepting Favourite Television Comedy Program
The 34th Annual Directors Guild Awards1982TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series
The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards1982TV Special documentaryHimself
The John Davidson Show1981TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1968-1981TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 7th Annual People's Choice Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Favourite All-Around Male Entertainer
Making 'M*A*S*H'1981TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards1980TV SpecialHimself
The 6th People's Choice Awards1980TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Favourite All - Around Male Entertainer and Accepting Favourite TV Comedy
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1979TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Henry Fonda
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1979TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host / Himself - Guest / Himself - Actor
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series / Nominee: Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series & Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Good Morning America1979TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 5th Annual People's Choice Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Favourite Male Television Performer and Accepting Award for Favourite Television Comedy Series
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Host / Presenter / Nominated: Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series / ...
CBS: On the Air1978TV Mini-Series documentaryCo-host - part III
The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1977TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series / Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in Comedy Series / Outstanding Writing in Comedy Series and Presenter
CBS Galaxy1977TV SpecialHimself - Guest
The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Presenter
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sammy and Company1975TV SeriesHimself
The $10,000 Pyramid1973-1975TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
The 1st Annual People's Choice Awards1975TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Favourite Male Television Performer and Presenter: Favourite All-Around Female Entertainer
The 26th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1974TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series / Best Actor of the Year in a Series and Nominee: Best Lead Actor in a Drama
The Carol Burnett Show1974TV SeriesHimself
Annie and the Hoods1974TV SpecialHimself
The 28th Annual Tony Awards1974TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Free to Be... You & Me1974TV MovieHimself
Lily1973TV SpecialVarious Characters
Jack Paar Tonite1973TV SeriesHimself
What's My Line?1972TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Match Game1965-1968TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
NET Festival1968TV Series documentaryNarrator
Snap Judgment1968TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1965TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 19th Annual Tony Awards1965TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
That Was the Week That Was1964TV SeriesHimself
Ripple of Hope Awards2016VideoHimself
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
A Case of the Cold War: Bridge of Spies2016Video documentary shortHimself
The View2005-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2015 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2015TV MovieHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Made in Hollywood2015TV SeriesHimself
Today1968-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Colbert Report2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Talk2011-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
From Broadway to Syracuse: The Journey of Arthur Storch2014Documentary shortHimself
Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem2014DocumentaryNarrator
Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee2014DocumentaryHimself
HuffPost Live Conversations2014TV SeriesHimself
50 Years of BBC2 Comedy2014TV Movie documentary
On the Money2014TV SeriesHimself
The Big Interview with Dan Rather2014TV SeriesHimself
Newsnight2014TV SeriesHimself
Homeward Bound Telethon2013TV MovieHimself
CBS News Sunday Morning2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. And Mrs. Kraus2013DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Charlie Rose1998-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS This Morning2012TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning: Saturday2012TV SeriesHimself
America in Primetime2011TV Series documentaryHimself / Hawkeye Pierce, M*A*S*H
Janela Indiscreta2011TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Burly Q2010DocumentaryHimself
The Human Spark2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Tavis Smiley2004-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
60 Minutes2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Don's Friend
Live from Lincoln Center2009TV SeriesHimself - Host
The 7th Annual TV Land Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael1994-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Weekend Today2008TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Weekly & TV Land Present: The 50 Greatest TV Icons2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Loose Women2007TV SeriesHimself
The Paul O'Grady Show2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rachael Ray2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHimself
The Dame Edna Treatment2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers1993-2007TV SeriesHimself - Host
HARDtalk Extra2006TV SeriesHimself
The Kumars at No. 422006TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Breakfast2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Parkinson1980-2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tony Danza Show2004-2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
On the Record w/ Brit Hume2005TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
ABC News Nightline2005TV SeriesHimself
Getaway2005TV SeriesHimself
The 59th Annual Tony Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Play & Presenter: Best Leading Actress in a Play
50th Annual Drama Desk Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Presenter & Winner: Outstanding Ensemble Cast
A Life Without Limits: The Making of 'The Aviator'2005Video documentary shortHimself
The 77th Annual Academy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Supporting Actor
Showbiz Tonight2005TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor
Late Show with David Letterman2015TV SeriesHawkeye Pierce
60 Minutes2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Friend
Premio Donostia a Meryl Streep2008TV SpecialJoe Tynan
President Hollywood2008TV Movie documentarySenator Arnold Vinick (uncredited)
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesCaptain Benjamin Franklin Pierce
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHimself
Broadway: The American Musical2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Michael Moore, el gran agitador2004TV Short documentaryU.S. President
The Award Show Awards Show2003TV Special documentaryHimself
M*A*S*H: TV Tales2002TV Special documentaryHimself
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHimself
One on One: Classic Television Interviews1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sonic Youth: Teenage Riot1988Video shortHimself (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1978TV SeriesGeorge Peters from the film SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR
Lionpower from MGM1967ShortLt. j.g. Morton Krim (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009Impact AwardTV Land AwardsM*A*S*H (1972)· Allan Arbus
· William Christopher
· Larry Gelbart (producer)
· Mike Farrell
· Jeff Maxwell
· Burt Metcalfe (producer)
· Gene Reynolds (producer)
· David Ogden Stiers
· Loretta Swit
· Kellye Nakahara
2006OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesThe West Wing (1999)
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesThe West Wing (1999)
2003TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsClassic TV Doctor of the YearM*A*S*H (1972)
2000OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
2000Valentine Davies AwardWriters Guild of America, USA
1999OFTA TV Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationActors and Actresses
1989NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Supporting ActorCrimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
1989NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorCrimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
1983Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalM*A*S*H (1972)
1983DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series'M*A*S*H (1972)· David Hawks (unit production manager/first assistant director plaque)
· Cathy Kinsock (second assistant director plaque)
1982People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male TV Performer
1982Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalM*A*S*H (1972)
1982Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1982MarqueeAmerican Movie AwardsFavorite Star - Male
1982BodilBodil AwardsBest Non-European Film (Bedste ikke-europæiske film)The Four Seasons (1981)
1982DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series'M*A*S*H (1972)· David Hawks (unit production manager/first assistant director plaque)
· Cathy Kinsock (second assistant director plaque)
1981People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite All-Around Male Entertainer
1981People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male TV Performer
1981Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalM*A*S*H (1972)
1980Man of the YearHasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1980Humanitas PrizeHumanitas Prize30 Minute Network or Syndicated TelevisionM*A*S*H (1972)· James Jay Rubinfier (story)
1980People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite All-Around Male Entertainer
1980People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male TV Performer
1980Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalM*A*S*H (1972)
1980MarqueeAmerican Movie AwardsBest ActorThe Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
1979Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMale Star of the Year
1979People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male TV Performer
1979Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1977DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series'M*A*S*H (1972)· Ted Butcher (unit production manager plaque)
· David Hawks (assistant director plaque)
· Lisa Hallas-Gottlieb (assistant director plaque)
1977WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic ComedyM*A*S*H (1972)
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1976Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalM*A*S*H (1972)
1975People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male TV PerformerTied with Telly Savalas
1975Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actor - Comedy or MusicalM*A*S*H (1972)
1974Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMale Star of the Year
1974Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1974Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsActor of the Year - SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActorHorace and Pete (2016)
2015OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Blacklist (2013)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Blacklist (2013)
2009OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Comedy Series30 Rock (2006)
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series30 Rock (2006)
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Word AlbumFor the album "Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself."
2007Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsLife Achievement (Performer)
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesThe West Wing (1999)
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe West Wing (1999)· Kristin Chenoweth
· Janeane Garofalo
· Dulé Hill
· Allison Janney
· Joshua Malina
· Mary McCormack
· Janel Moloney
· Teri Polo
· Richard Schiff
· Martin Sheen
· Jimmy Smits
· John Spencer
· Bradley Whitford
2006TCA AwardTelevision Critics Association AwardsIndividual Achievement in DramaThe West Wing (1999)
2005Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastThe Aviator (2004)· Alec Baldwin
· Cate Blanchett
· Kate Beckinsale
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Ian Holm
· Danny Huston
· John C. Reilly
2005Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActorThe West Wing (1999)
2005OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesThe West Wing (1999)
2005ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Aviator (2004)· Alec Baldwin
· Kate Beckinsale
· Cate Blanchett
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Ian Holm
· Danny Huston
· Jude Law
· John C. Reilly
· Gwen Stefani
2005OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Aviator (2004)
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesThe West Wing (1999)
2005BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Aviator (2004)
2004ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Aviator (2004)· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Cate Blanchett
· Kate Beckinsale
· Alec Baldwin
· John C. Reilly
· Ian Holm
· Danny Huston
· Jude Law
· Gwen Stefani
2002ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesClub Land (2001)
2001Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieClub Land (2001)
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1995Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionWhite Mile (1994)
1994Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialAnd the Band Played On (1993)
1993Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActorWhispers in the Dark (1992)
1991BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleCrimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
1984WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic ComedyM*A*S*H (1972)· Burt Metcalfe
· John Rappaport
· Dan Wilcox
· Thad Mumford
· Elias Davis
· David Pollock
· Karen Hall
1983Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1983Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1982WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Comedy Written Directly for the ScreenThe Four Seasons (1981)
1982Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalThe Four Seasons (1981)
1982Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PictureThe Four Seasons (1981)
1982Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1982Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1981WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic DramaM*A*S*H (1972)· James Jay Rubinfier (story)
1981Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1981Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1980Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1980Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1979Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalSame Time, Next Year (1978)
1979Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalM*A*S*H (1972)
1979Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1979Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1978Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalM*A*S*H (1972)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)· Burt Metcalfe (director)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama or Comedy SpecialKill Me If You Can (1977)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1978DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series'M*A*S*H (1972)· Burt Metcalfe
1977Humanitas PrizeHumanitas Prize30 Minute Network or Syndicated TelevisionM*A*S*H (1972)
1977Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalM*A*S*H (1972)
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1976Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1976Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1975Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1975Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1974Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actor - Comedy or MusicalM*A*S*H (1972)
1974Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Lead Actor in a Drama6 Rms Riv Vu (1974)
1973Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actor - Comedy or MusicalM*A*S*H (1972)
1973Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1969Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - MalePaper Lion (1968)

TitleSalary
M*A*S*H (1972)$220,000

#Fact
1He was awarded the 1993 Drama Logue Award for Performance in "Jake's Women" in presented by the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson at the James A. Doolittle (University of California) Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2From 1980 to 1983, he won four consecutive Golden Globes in the Best Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical category for his work in M*A*S*H (1972).
3He was originally cast as Billy Minsky in The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968), but was unable to leave his role on Broadway in "The Apple Tree," and had to be replaced by Jason Robards.
4Was considered for the role of Joe Gideon, protagonist in All That Jazz (1979), that was ultimately played by 'Roy Scheider'.
5Was considered for the role of President Josiah Bartlet in The West Wing (1999). He did have a recurring role as Senator Arnold Vinick.
6Was considered for the role of Father Damien Karras in The Exorcist (1973).
7Alongside Norman Lloyd, William Daniels, Christopher Lee, Dick Van Dyke, Ernest Borgnine, Mickey Rooney, Betty White, Angela Lansbury, Adam West, Edward Asner, William Shatner, Marla Gibbs, Larry Hagman, Florence Henderson and Shirley Jones, Alda is one of the few actors in Hollywood who lived into their 80s and/or 90s without ever either retiring from acting or having stopped getting work.
8He is most widely known to be a very private man.
9Childhood friend of Carol Burnett.
10He was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2013 for his services to arts and entertainment.
11His parents Robert Alda and Joan Brown were married in 1932.
12Appeared on the front cover of TV Guide 11 times.
13In 1958, he won a three-year Ford Foundation fellowship, making him a paid staff member of the Cleveland Playhouse.
14Made his first appearance onstage in 1936 at the age of six months during a burlesque schoolroom sketch that his father was headlining.
15He married his wife Arlene in 1958, shortly after finishing his army training.
16Friends with: Shirley Jones, Robert Alda, Harry Morgan, Loretta Swit, McLean Stevenson, Wayne Rogers, Mike Farrell, Larry Gebhardt, Gene Reynolds, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr, Carol Burnett, Marlo Thomas, Faye Dunaway, Lynne Thigpen, Woody Allen, Michael Caine, Lily Tomlin, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Rudd, Noah Wyle, Sandy Dennis, Alex Karras, Jane Fonda.
17His favorite episodes of M*A*S*H (1972) are M*A*S*H: Dear Sigmund (1976) and M*A*S*H: In Love and War (1977), which he wrote and directed.
18Harry Morgan, said to be one of his idols, later replaced McLean Stevenson, on M*A*S*H (1972), for the fourth season.
19Was a fan of Dragnet 1967 (1967), which featured his future M*A*S*H (1972) co-star, Harry Morgan.
20Was considered for the role of Ross Webster in Superman III (1983). Robert Vaughn was cast instead.
21Out of his seven grandchildren, two are interested in pursuing careers in acting; his oldest granddaughter, 17 and his oldest grandson, 16.
22Once played the role of "Sky Masterson" in "Guys and Dolls," the role first played in the original Broadway production by his father, Robert Alda.
23Best known by the public for his starring role as Chief of Surgery - Dr. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce on M*A*S*H (1972).
24Before his 2003 emergency surgery in Chile, the surgeon tried to explain the procedure he was about to perform in layman's terms. Alda confidently asserted that the operation is called an end-to-end anastomosis. The stunned surgeon asked how he knew that. Alda replied that he had done the procedure numerous times on M*A*S*H (1972).
25Nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award for "Things I Overheard While Talking To Myself" [Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)].
26In 2005 he became the fifth actor to receive an Oscar, Emmy and Tony nomination in the same calendar year (for The Aviator (2004), The West Wing (1999) and Glengarry Glen Ross, respectively).
27Despite being an active Democrat, he has recently played two Republican senators in TV and film--the fictitious Arnold Vinick in The West Wing (1999) (which garnered him an Emmy win) and the real-life Owen Brewster in The Aviator (2004) (for which he received an Academy Award nomination).
28Was the commencement speaker at the Dwight-Englewood High School Commencement in June 1978 in Englewood, NJ, when his daughter Elizabeth Alda graduated.
29Richard Hooker, who wrote the novel on which the film (M*A*S*H (1970)) and TV show (M*A*S*H (1972)) were based, did not like the TV series and in particular did not like Alda's portrayal of Hawkeye Pierce.
30Born 5:07 AM.
31Was the commencement speaker at Caltech's 108th commencement in June 2002.
32He and Loretta Swit were the only two to appear in both the pilot episode of M*A*S*H (1972) and in the final show (with the exception of the opening credits, where Gary Burghoff's character Radar appears, albeit edited after his departure from the show, and Jamie Farr, who provides the voice of the PA announcer in the pilot episode).
33Has the distinction of playing three U.S. Senators--Sen. Joe Tynan in The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979), real-life Sen. Owen Brewster in The Aviator (2004) and Sen. Arnold Vinick in The West Wing (1999) . Furthermore, he received an Oscar nomination for his performance in The Aviator (2004).
34Briefly considered a run for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in New Jersey after Bill Bradley announced his retirement in 1995.
35He has twice played characters from Maine, from opposite ends of the ethical spectrum. In M*A*S*H (1972) he was noble surgeon Hawkeye Pierce, whose hometown was Crabapple Cove. In The Aviator (2004) he played corrupt U.S. Sen. Owen Brewster, nemesis of Howard Hughes. The author of the original "M*A*S*H" books, Maine doctor Richard Hornberger (writing as Richard Hooker), based the Pierce character on himself but was said to dislike the TV version of his story as overly moralistic. As for Sen. Brewster, whose smarmy hypocrisy was well-depicted by Alda, he was booted out of the Senate by Maine voters in the next Republican primary.
36Has been nominated three times for Broadway's Tony Award: in 1967, as best actor-musical for The Apple Tree, in 1992, as best actor-play for Jake's Women and in 2005 as best performance by a featured actor-play for Glengarry Glen Ross.
37His father was of Italian descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry.
38His favorite curse word is "horse". It stems from an outburst he once had on a set, where he went through every obscenity he could think of, then unable to come up with anymore, he loudly yelled "Horse!" According to Alda, it has since become his favorite curse. Additionally, the character of Colonel Potter (Harry Morgan) on M*A*S*H (1972) used similar language for his version of cursing, using, often yelling, "Horse Hockey!" or "Cow Pucky!" or "Buffalo Cookies!", each referring to solidified animal droppings instead of stronger language.
39With the exception of taking a course in Theater Games, he's never studied acting. His degree from Fordham University is in Science. He felt that he was a natural performer and that studying would ruin his gift for being natural.
40Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith; pg. 7-8. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
41He was the only actor to appear in every episode of M*A*S*H (1972).
42Has succeeded Donald Sutherland in two roles: Hawkeye Pierce in M*A*S*H (1972), and Flan in Six Degrees of Separation (1993). He played the latter part in an Audio Books recording. During an appearance both made at a ceremony/dinner for Queen Elizabeth II, the two happened to be standing in the reception line next to each other. As they waited for the Queen to make her way down the line, Alda whispered to Sutherland, "Thank you for my life.".
43On October 19, 2003 he underwent emergency surgery while in La Serena, Chile to clear an intestinal obstruction.
44Was one of the actors considered to play President Bartlett on The West Wing (1999). Alda later landed the role of Sen. Arnold Vinick in 2004 on that series.
45Attended Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, NY.
46Earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Fordham University (New York City, USA) in 1956.
47Once did a cartwheel down the aisle while on his way to accept an award that he had just won.
48He was once selected as the most believable actor in the U. S.
49Served in the U. S. Army, and he went AWOL every weekend because he was dating the woman that he ultimately married, Arlene Alda.
50Studied at the Sorbonne during his junior year of college.
51Is the first person ever to win Emmys for acting, writing, and directing. (He accomplished wins in all three categories for his work on M*A*S*H (1972) before the ending of the series).
52To show the horrors of war in a television sit-com, Alda had it written into his contract that one scene of every episode must take place in the operating room while surgery occured.
53"If you work very, very hard, this is the kind of actor, writer, and director you may turn out to be. And if you work extra hard, this is the kind of person you may turn out to be." - James Lipton, to students at New School University, where Alda gave an interview.
54Earned a reported $200,000 a week for M*A*S*H (1972) in 1980.
55Studied at Fordham University in New York
561975 People's Choice Award: Favourite Male TV-Performer
57Alan and his wife Arlene Alda have three daughters: Eve (born on December 12, 1958), Elizabeth Alda (born on August 20, 1960) and Beatrice Alda(born on August 10, 1961).
58Suffered from a severe case of polio as a young child. At its worst point he was only able to move his left arm. He received treatment originally developed by Australian polio expert, nurse Sister Kenny, subject of the movie Sister Kenny (1946).
59Alda almost turned down the role of Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H (1972) because he did not want war to be a "backdrop for lighthearted hijinks... "I wanted to show that the war was a bad place to be.".
60He, father Robert Alda and half-brother Antony Alda appeared together in an episode of M*A*S*H (1972), "Lend a Hand", during Season 8. Robert had previously appeared in "The Consultant" in Season 3.
61Son of Robert Alda and Joan Brown, a former Miss New York pageant winner.
62He commuted from his home in New Jersey to LA every weekend for 11 years while starring in M*A*S*H (1972). His wife and daughters lived in NJ, and he did not want to uproot the family to LA, especially because he did not know how long the show would last.
63He did not sign on to play Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H (1972) until 6 hours before filming began on the pilot episode.

#Quote
1Asking a director if he does his own editing is like asking a writer if he does his own punctuation.
2[acknowledging the assistance of veteran actor Howard Da Silva] (He's) a wonderfully talented actor and director who is helping me immensely by coaching me in a wide variety of good parts.
3If I could become nearly as versatile as Dad, I would be completely happy. An actor cannot be too one-sided or only half-experienced in these days when he is called upon to double in TV, legit stage plays and movies. He must be able to act anything from stylish farce to low comedy, 'Oedipus Rex' to Shakespeare and modern drama.
4[on his chances of winning Best Supporting Actor for The Aviator (2004)] It'll go to Morgan Freeman. No doubt in my mind.
5[on the death of Harry Morgan] We had just a wonderful time reminiscing. That was the last time I saw Harry.
6Begin challenging your assumptions. Your assumptions are the windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile or the light won't come in.
7It's too bad I'm not as wonderful a person as people say I am, because the world could use a few people like that.
8We're lucky that we don't have anybody there just trying to collect the money. There's plenty of money to be had and you can get the same amount by doing junk every week. By just showing up. But you also lose your soul. What's the pleasure in losing your self-esteem, your dignity?
9[from an interview in "Ms." magazine] I used to be a Catholic. I left because I object to conversion by concussion. If you don't agree with what they teach, you get clobbered over the head until you do. All that does is change the shape of the head.
10What I can't completely understand is most other people's fascination with what the famous among us do with their lips and the rest of their bodies. Why do ordinary people become the target of this curiosity simply by virtue of the fact that other people recognize their names and faces but know nothing else about them? Why do we care what they think, what they wear, what they eat?
11Republicans are as capable of coming up with great ideas and moving this country along as anyone - they just don't do it.
12Listening is being able to be changed by the other person.
13[on the popularity of M*A*S*H (1972)] I hear from people who watch six and seven times a day. It scares me.

#Trademark
1Thick, nasally voice.
2The role of Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce on M*A*S*H (1972).
3His films often reflect his liberal political views
4New York Accent
5Often plays ambitious authority figures that are corrupt and unethical

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