Why is Alan Alda famous?

Alan Alda who is best known for his role in TV shows and films like “M*A*S*H“, “30 Rock” alongside Don Cheadle, “Same Time” alongside Kristen Schaal, “Next Year” and “The Four Seasons” is an American actor who has been active in the industry since 1955. He has won several awards including six Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Tony Awards, and SAG Awards. He is well established and respected in the industry. Currently, he runs a podcast called “Clear+Vivid” where he is labeled as the world’s oldest millennial. 

Quick Info 
Full NameAlphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo
Date of Birth January 28, 1936
Birth PlaceThe Bronx, New York, U.S.
Parent(s)Robert Alda and Joan Brown
Spouse(s)Arlene Weiss ​(m. 1957)
Net worth US $45 million

Where is Alan born and raised?

Alan Alda’s real name is Alphonso Joseph D’Abruzzo. He was born to parents Robert Alda and Joan Brown on the day of January 28 of 1936 in The Bronx which is located in New York City, USA. His father was an actor/singer and his mother was a homemaker. His father performed in burlesque theatres and with him, he moved around the USA during his childhood. He suffered from Polio when he was seven and went through Elizabeth Kenny’s extremely painful treatment procedure. He completed his high school education at Archbishop Stepinac High School.

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Where did he graduate from?

After this, he enrolled at Fordham University. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in English in 1956. He worked at WFUV radio station. After graduation, he served in the military for a year and a half. 


Body Measurement

Alan Alda stands 1.88 meters tall and weighs approximately 81 kg. As of December of 2020, he is 84 years old


Who is Alan’s wife?

 Alan Alda and Ariene Weiss got married in 1957. They met at a dinner party and got along after they ate a rum cake off the floor. Together, they have three children, namely, Elizabeth, Eve, and Beatrice. He was raised a Catholic but turned into an atheist later on. In 2015, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.


Social Media

Alan Alda is active on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. He has 12.8k followers on Instagram and 225.1k followers on Twitter as of December of 2020.


How did he start his career?


Alan Alda made his film debut in 1963 with the film “Gone Are the Days!” in which he played the role of Charlie Cotchipee. Give years later, in 1968, he appeared in the film “Paper Lion” in which he played the role of George Plimpton. In 1969, he appeared in the film titled “The Extraordinary Seaman” in the role of Lt. Morton Krim. In 1970, he appeared in two films “Jenny” in which he played the role of Delano and in the film “The Moonshine War” in the role of John W. Martin.

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In 1971, Alan Alda appeared in the film “The Mephisto Waltz” in the role of Myles Clarkson. The following year, in 1972, he acted in the film “To Kill a Clown” in the role of Major Evelyn Ritchie. 6 years later, in 1978, he appeared in the film “Same Time, Next Year” in the role of George Peters. The same year, he appeared in the film “California Suite” in which he played the role of Bill Warren. 1979 saw him appear in the film “The Seduction of Joe Tynan” in the role of Joe Tynan. He was also the writer of the film.

1981 saw Alan Alda appear in the film titled “The Four Seasons” in the role of Jack Burroughs. He was also the writer and the director of the film. In 1986, he appeared in the film titled “Sweet Liberty” in the role of Michael Burgess. He was the writer and the director of the film. In 1988, he acted in the film he wrote and directed titled “A New Life”. In it, he played the role of Steve Giardino. The following year, he appeared in the film “Crimes and Misdemeanors” in the role of Lester.


From 1990 to 2000, Alan Alda appeared in films like “Betsy’s Wedding” in which he played the role of Eddie Hopper, “Whispers in the Dark” in which he played the role of Leo Green, “White Mile” in which he played the role of Dan Cutler, “Flirting with Disaster” in which he played the role of Richard Schlichting, “Murder at 1600” in which he appeared as Alvin Jordan, “The Object of My Affection” in which he portrayed the role of Sidney Miller and “What Women Want” in the role of Dan Wanamaker.

2004 saw Alan Alda portray the role of  Owen Brewster in the film titled “The Aviator“. In 2007, he appeared in the film “Resurrecting the Champ” in which he portrayed the character of Ralph Metz. The following year, in 2008, he appeared in the film “Diminished Capacity” in the role of Uncle Rollie Serbs. 2008 saw him appear in the film “Flash of Genius” in the role of  Gregory Lawson. In 2008, he appeared in the film “Nothing but the Truth” in the role of Albert Burnside.

He portrays the role of Arthur Shaw in the film “Tower Heist“. In 2012, he appeared in “Wanderlust” as Carvin Wiggins. In 2015, he appeared in two films, namely, “The Longest Ride” in which he appeared as  Ira Levinson, and the film “Bridge of Spies” in which he played “Thomas Watters”  in 2019, he appeared in “Marriage Story” as Bert Spitz alongside stars such as Scarlett Johansson.



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What is the current net worth of Alan?

Alan Alda’s net worth is estimated to be around US $45 million as of December 2020. He makes most of his fortune from acting in various films and TV shows. Alongside acting, he also earns money from being a director, screenwriter, and author.