Alan Alda was bornon 28 January 1936 in NYC, New York, U.S, American, is Actor. Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo, better known as Alan Alda, is an award winning American actor, director, screenwriter and author. In his long career of 58 years, he has acted in numerous film, television and stage productions, writing and directing many of those, and has penned couple of autobiographical books. However, he is most familiar as Hawkeye Pierce from the long-running television series 'M*A*S*H'. He has won six 'Emmy Awards', seven 'People's Choice Awards', six 'Golden Globe Awards', and three 'Directors Guild of America' awards so far. He has also received two 'Tony Award' nominations and one 'Academy Award' nomination. He hosted the television show, 'Scientific American Frontiers', for fourteen years. He has appeared in a number of TV series, game shows, and feature films, including a couple of Woody Allen movies. His most notable movies include 'Paper Lion', 'Same Time, Next Year', 'The Four Seasons', 'Crimes and Misdemeanors' and 'The Aviator'. He was a part of the political drama series, 'The West Wing'. He is also a political activist, as his political beliefs often show up in his works. He is a strong supporter of women's rights and is also involved in charitable works.
Most recently, he acted in the Steven Spielberg historical drama 'Bridge of Spies' (2015)
From 1993 to 2005, he served as the humble and humorous host of the television program, 'Scientific American Frontiers'
He appeared in at least one movie almost every year, acting in films such as 'Whispers in the Dark' (1992), 'Flirting with Disaster' (1996) and 'What Women Want' (2000)
Next, he shifted his focus to the big screen and went on to appear in a number of movies like 'Same Time, Next Year' (1978), 'The Four Seasons' (1981), 'Crimes and Misdemeanors' (1989)
From 1972 to 1983, he played the protagonist Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce in the television series 'M*A*S*H', a situational comedy set on the backdrop of the Korean War
The next year, he appeared in 'The Extraordinary Seaman', and in 1971, he acted in 'The Mephisto Waltz'
In 1968, he portrayed George Plimpton in the film 'Paper Lion'
In 1966, he appeared in the Broadway musical 'The Apple Tree' for which he received a 'Tony Award' nomination for 'Best Actor'
From 1965 to 1968, he participated in the television game show 'The Match Game'
In 1964, he landed the major role of Felix the "Owl" in the stage version of 'The Owl and The Pussycat'
When the stage play, 'Purlie Victorious', in which he played Charlie Cotchipee, was made into a film in 1963, he reprised his role and debuted on the big screen
His Broadway debut came in 1959, when he appeared as 'Telephone Man' in the stage play, 'Only in America'
Alan Alda met his wife Arlene Weiss in 1956, when he was still attending Fordham College, at a party thrown by a mutual friend