Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky, June 28, 1926) is an American filmmaker, actor, comedian, and composer. He is known as a creator of broad film farces and comedic parodies. Brooks began his career as a comic and a writer for the early TV variety show Your Show of Shows. He created, with Buck Henry, the hit television comedy series Get Smart, which ran from 1965 to 1970.

In middle age, Brooks became one of the most successful film directors of the 1970s, with many of his films being among the top 10 moneymakers of the year they were released. His best-known films include The ProducersThe Twelve ChairsBlazing SaddlesYoung FrankensteinSilent MovieHigh AnxietyHistory of the World, Part ISpaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. A musical adaptation of his first film, The Producers, ran on Broadway, from 2001 to 2007.

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Year Title Role
1974 Blazing Saddles Governor Lepetomane / Indian Chief
2005 Robots Bigweld (voice)
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Albert Einstein (voice)
2015 Hotel Transylvania 2 Vlad (voice)

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