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Alan Alda
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Alda in November 2015
Born
Alfonso Joseph D'Abruzzo

January 28, 1936 (1936-01-28) (age 84)
Alma mater Fordham University
Years active 1958 – present
Known for

Acting roles:

  • "Hawkeye Pierce" in M*A*S*H
  • "Arnold Vinick" in The West Wing
Spouse(s)
Arlene Alda (m. 1957)
Children 4
Awards Actor of the Year - Series
1974 M*A*S*H
Outstanding Lead Actor - Comedy Series
1982 M*A*S*H
Outstanding Supporting Actor - Drama Series
2006 The West Wing
Outstanding Directing - Comedy Series
1977 M*A*S*H
Outstanding Writing - Comedy Series
1979 M*A*S*H
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Comedy or Musical
1975 M*A*S*H
1976 M*A*S*H
1980 M*A*S*H
1981 M*A*S*H
1982 M*A*S*H
1983 M*A*S*H

Alan Alda (real name: Alfonso Joseph D'Abruzzo) (born January 28, 1936) is an American actor. His mother was of Irish ancestry; his father was of Italian ancestry.

He directed, wrote and starred in many movies. He is probably most famous for his role as "Hawkeye" Pierce, the central character on the comedy/drama TV series M*A*S*H, as well as writing and directing several episodes of the show, and later becoming one of its producers. Alan also hosted Scientific American Frontiers on PBS from 1993 to 2005.

His father, Robert Alda, was an actor, and his mother, Joan, was once crowned Miss New York. Alan has been married to Arlene Weiss since 1957 and they have three daughters and a son.

In 2015, Alda was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. That same year, he starred in Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies. In 2019, he starred as lawyer Bert Spitz in Marriage Story.


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