Alan Arkin Bio, Age, Spouse, Son, Death, Movies, Argo And Catch 22

Alan Arkin Biography

Alan Wolf Arkin better known as Alan Arkin is an American actor, director and also screenwriter. He was born on March 26th, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York City.

He is the son to David I. Arkin and Beatrice. He was raised as a Jew but with no emphasis on religion. When he was 11 years old, his parents moved to Los Angeles.

Alan Arkin Age

He was born on March 26th, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York City. He is 85 years old as of 2019.

Alan Arkin Spouse

He was married to Jeremy Yaffe from 1955-1961 and they have two sons together; Adam Arkin and Matthew Arkin. He then got married to Barbara Dana from 1964 to 1990. They had a son in their marriage, Anthony Dana Arkin. He then married Suzanne Newlander in 1996 and the couple lives in Carlsbad, California.

Alan Arkin

Alan Arkin Son

He has 3 sons; Adam Arkin, Matthew Arkin, and Anthony Dana Arkin.

Alan Arkin Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $ 15 million.

Alan Arkin Dead

Despite his old age, he is still alive and well.

Alan Arkin Career

Arkin, who had been taking acting exercises since age 10, turned into a grant understudy at different show foundations, including one kept running by the Stanislavsky understudy Benjamin Zemach, who educated Arkin a mental way to deal with acting.

Arkin went to Los Angeles City College from 1951 to 1953. He additionally went to Bennington College. With two companions, he shaped the people’s music bunch The Tarriers, where Arkin sang and played guitar.

The band individuals co-created the gathering’s 1956 hit “The Banana Boat Song”, an adjusting, with some new verses, of a customary, Jamaican calypso people melody of a similar name, joined with another titled “Slope and Gully Rider”.

It came to #4 on the Billboard magazine diagram a similar year as Harry Belafonte’s better-known hit rendition. The gathering showed up in the 1957 Calypso-misuse film Calypso Heat Wave, singing “Banana Boat Song” and “Choucoune”.

From 1958 to 1968, Arkin performed and recorded with the kids’ people gathering, The Baby-Sitters. He additionally played out the job of Dr. Pangloss in a show organizing of Leonard Bernstein’s operetta Candide, close by Madeline Kahn’s Cunegonde. Arkin was an early individual from the Second City parody troupe during the 1960s.

Arkin is one of just six entertainers to get an Academy Award selection for Best Actor for his first screen appearance (for The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming in 1966). After two years, he was again designated, for The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.

In 1968, he showed up in the title job of Inspector Clouseau after Peter Sellers separated himself from the job, however, the film was not generally welcomed by Sellers’ fans.

Arkin and his second spouse Barbara Dana showed up together in the 1970–1971 period of Sesame Street as a clever couple named Larry and Phyllis who settle their contentions when they recall how to articulate “participate.” Arkin and Dana later showed up together again in 1987 on the ABC sitcom Harry, which was dropped after four low-evaluated scenes.

His best referred to movies incorporate Wait Until Dark as the educated executioner stalking Audrey Hepburn; The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming as the pioneer of the arrival party from the stranded Soviet submarine, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Catch-22, as Yossarian, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, Little Murders, The In-Laws, Glengarry Glen Ross, and Little Miss Sunshine, for which he won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar; and Argo.

His depiction of Dr. Oatman, a frightened and sincerely tangled therapist treating John Cusack’s hired gunman character Martin Q. Clear in Grosse Point Blank was likewise generally welcomed.

His job in Little Miss Sunshine, as Grandfather Edwin, who was obscene and had a preference for grunting heroin, won him the BAFTA Film Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

On getting his Academy Award on February 25, 2007, Arkin stated, “More than anything, I’m profoundly moved by the kind gratefulness our little film has gotten, which in these divided occasions talks so transparently of the probability of blamelessness, development, and association”. At 72 years of age, Arkin was the 6th most seasoned victor of the Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

In 2006–2007, Arkin was thrown in supporting jobs in Rendition as a U.S. representative and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause as Bud Newman (Carol’s Father).

On Broadway, Arkin featured in entering Laughing (for which he won a Tony Award) and Luv. He likewise coordinated The Sunshine Boys, among others.

In 1969, Arkin’s directorial presentation was a 12-minute kids’ movie titled People Soup, featuring his children Adam and Matthew Arkin. In light of an account of a similar name he distributed in Galaxy Science Fiction in 1958, People Soup is a dream around two young men who test with different kitchen fixings until they come up with an enchanted soup which changes them into various creatures and items.

His most acclaimed directorial exertion is Little Murders, discharged in 1971. Composed via illustrator Jules Feiffer, Little Murders is a dark satire film featuring Elliott Gould and Marcia Rodd about a young lady, Patsy (Rodd), who brings home her beau, Alfred (Gould), to meet her seriously broken family in the midst of a progression of arbitrary shootings, trash strikes and electrical blackouts attacking the area.

The film opened to a tepid survey by Roger Greenspan, and an increasingly positive one by Vincent Canby in the New York Times. Roger Ebert’s survey in the Chicago Sun-Times was progressively excited, saying, “One reason it works and is surely a complete impression of America’s darker dispositions, is that it separates spectators into disengaged people, defenseless and dubious.” Arkin likewise coordinated Fire Sale (1977), Samuel Beckett Is Coming Soon (1993) and Arigo (2000).

Arkin is the writer of numerous books, including Tony’s Hard Work Day (shown by James Stevenson, 1972), The Lemming Condition (outlined by Joan Sandin, 1976), Halfway Through the Door: An Actor’s Journey Toward Self (1979), and The Clearing (1986 continuation of Lemming). He was discharged two diaries, An Improvised Life (2011) and Out of My Mind (2018).

In 1985, he sang two determinations by Jones and Schmidt on Ben Bagley’s collection Contemporary Broadway Revisited. In 2014, Arkin got the Gregory Peck Award for Cinematic Excellence to respect his labor of love at the San Diego Film Festival.

Alan Arkin Movies | Alan Arkin TV Shows | Alan Arkin Movies And TV Shows | Alan Arkin Awards


  • Calypso Heat Wave
  • That’s Me
  • The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
  • The Last Mohican
  • Woman Times Seven
  • Wait Until Dark
  • Inspector Clouseau
  • The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
  • Popi
  • The Monitors
  • People Soup
  • Catch-22
  • Little Murders
  • Deadhead Miles
  • Last of the Red Hot Lovers
  • Freebie and the Bean
  • Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins
  • Hearts of the West
  • The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
  • Fire Sale
  • The In-Laws
  • The Magician of Lublin
  • Simon
  • Improper Channels
  • Chu Chu and the Philly Flash
  • Full Moon High
  • The Last Unicorn
  • The Return of Captain Invincible
  • Joshua Then and Now
  • Bad Medicine
  • Big Trouble
  • Escape from Sobibor
  • Coupe de Ville
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Havana
  • The Rocketeer
  • Glengarry Glen Ross
  • Indian Summer
  • So I Married an Axe Murderer
  • Samuel Beckett is Coming Soon
  • North
  • Picture Windows
  • The Jerky Boys: The Movie
  • Steal Big Steal Little
  • Heck’s Way Home
  • Mother Night
  • Grosse Pointe Blank
  • Four Days in September
  • Gattaca
  • Slums of Beverly Hills
  • Jakob the Liar
  • Magicians
  • America’s Sweethearts
  • Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
  • Eros
  • Noel
  • The NoviceLittle Miss Sunshine
  • Firewall
  • The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • Raising Flagg
  • Rendition
  • Sunshine Cleaning
  • Get Smart
  • Marley & Me
  • The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
  • City Island
  • Thin Ice
  • The Change-Up
  • The Muppets
  • Argo
  • Stand Up Guys
  • The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
  • In Security
  • Grudge Match
  • Million Dollar Arm
  • Love the Coopers
  • Going in Style
  • Dumbo
  • Wonderland

Television Movies/Miniseries

  • The Other Side of Hell
  • The Defection of Simas Kudirka
  • The Fourth Wise Man
  • A Deadly Business
  • Escape from Sobibor
  • Necessary Parties
  • Cooperstown
  • Taking the Heat
  • Doomsday Gun
  • Picture Windows
  • Blood Money
  • Varian’s War
  • The Pentagon Papers
  • And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself
  • Noel

Television Appearances

  • East Side/West Side
  • ABC Stage 67
  • Sesame Street
  • Carol Burnett & Company
  • The Muppet Show
  • St. Elsewhere
  • Faerie Tale Theatre
  • Harry
  • Chicago Hope
  • 100 Centre Street
  • Will & Grace
  • BoJack Horseman
  • Get Shorty
  • The Kominsky Method

Alan Arkin Little Miss Sunshine

He portrayed Edwin Hoover in this movie. The Hoover family — a man (Greg Kinnear), his wife (Toni Collette), an uncle (Steve Carell), a brother (Paul Dano) and a grandfather (Alan Arkin) — puts the fun back in dysfunctional by piling into a VW bus and heading to California to support a daughter (Abigail Breslin) in her bid to win the Little Miss Sunshine Contest. The sanity of everyone involved is stretched to the limit as the group’s quirks cause epic problems as they travel along their interstate route.

Initial release: 26 July 2006 (USA)
Directors: Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton
Screenplay: Michael Arndt
Budget: 8 million USD

Alan Arkin Inspector Clouseau

He played the character role of Inspector Jacques Clouseau in this movie. When an elusive group of thieves commits a string of robberies across Europe, the British prime minister enlists the expertise of bumbling sleuth Inspector Clouseau (Alan Arkin).

To complicate matters, the crimes are suspected to be connected to a Scotland Yard dirty cop, so Clouseau must save the day all on his own. However, he finds himself in a tricky situation when he is kidnapped and the robbers use a mask of his own face to conceal their identity while they continue to rob banks.

Initial release: 19 July 1968 (United Kingdom)
Director: Bud Yorkin
Initial DVD release: 31 January 2006
Story by: Blake Edwards, Maurice Richlin
Screenplay: Frank Waldman, Tom Waldman

Alan Arkin Argo

He portrayed Lester Siegel in this movie. On Nov. 4, 1979, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, taking 66 American hostages. Amid the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge with the Canadian ambassador.

Knowing that it’s just a matter of time before the refugees are found and likely executed, the U.S. government calls on extractor Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) to rescue them. Mendez’s plan is to pose as a Hollywood producer scouting locations in Iran and train the refugees to act as his “film” crew.

Initial release: 4 October 2012 (Beverly Hills)
Director: Ben Affleck
Based on: The Master of Disguise; by Antonio J. Mendez; The Great Escape; by Joshuah Bearman

Alan Arkin Wait Until Dark

He portrays Roat, Roat Jr. and Roat Sr., in this movie. After a flight back home, Sam Hendrix (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) returns with a doll he innocently acquired along the way. As it turns out, the doll is actually stuffed with heroin, and a group of criminals led by the ruthless Roat (Alan Arkin) has followed Hendrix back to his place to retrieve it.

When Hendrix leaves for business, the crooks make their move — and find his blind wife, Susy (Audrey Hepburn), alone in the apartment. Soon, a life-threatening game begins between Susy and the thugs.

Initial release: 26 October 1967 (USA)
Director: Terence Young
Story by: Frederick Knott

Alan Arkin Catch 22

He played the role of  Capt. John Yossarian in this movie. This scathing war satire follows Capt. John Yossarian (Alan Arkin), a pilot stationed in the Mediterranean who flies bombing missions during World War II.

Attempting to cope with the madness of armed conflict, Yossarian struggles to find a way out of his wartime reality. Surrounded by eccentric military officers, such as the opportunistic 1st Lt. Milo Minderbinder (Jon Voight), Yossarian must resort to extreme measures to escape his dire and increasingly absurd situation.

Initial release: 24 June 1970
Director: Mike Nicholls
Screenplay: Buck Henry
Budget: 18 million USD
Producers: John Calley, Martin Ransohoff

Alan Arkin The Kominsky Method

He may be in his twilight years, but aging acting coach Sandy Kominsky isn’t ready to ride off into the sunset just yet. The once-famous Kominsky and his longtime agent, Norman Newlander, keep each other laughing as they tackle the curveballs that life throws at them while navigating their later years in Los Angeles, a city that values youth and beauty.

The Netflix original sitcom has a strong Hollywood pedigree; it was created by multiple Emmy winner Chuck Lorre and stars Oscar winners Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin as Kominsky and Newlander, respectively.

No. of episodes: 8 (list of episodes)
Network: Netflix
Nominations: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, MORE
Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, etc.

Alan Arkin Awards | Alan Arkin Emmys

  • Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
  • BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play
  • Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director
  • Genie Award for Best Performance by a Foreign Actor
  • Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Obie Award for Direction

Alan Arkin winning Best Supporting Actor