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James Brolin Life & Career Highlights
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Nov. 17 2017, Published 9:54 a.m. ET

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James Brolin was born Craig Kenneth Bruderlin in Los Angeles, Calif., on July 18, 1940. His dad was Henry Hurst Bruderlin, a building contractor, and his mom was Helen Sue, a housewife. As a child, young James had a keen interest in animals and airplanes. He fell in love with acting when he saw screen hunk James Dean’s work, and forged a friendship with future star Ryan O’Neal. Today, the award-winning superstar is the husband of legendary singer Barbra Streisand. Click through RadarOnline.com’s gallery to see some of the brightest moments in his brilliant career and fascinating life.

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James Brolin Life & Career Highlights
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James Brolin was born Craig Kenneth Bruderlin in Los Angeles, Calif., on July 18, 1940. His dad was Henry Hurst Bruderlin, a building contractor, and his mom was Helen Sue, a housewife. As a child, young James had a keen interest in animals and airplanes. He fell in love with acting when he saw screen hunk James Dean’s work, and forged a friendship with future star Ryan O’Neal. Today, the award-winning superstar is the husband of legendary singer Barbra Streisand. Click through RadarOnline.com’s gallery to see some of the brightest moments in his brilliant career and fascinating life.

James Brolin Life & Career Highlights
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1965 FILM DEBUT: Brolin appears in Von Ryan’s Express, a World War II adventure film about a group of Allied POWs escaping the Germans. It also stars Frank Sinatra and Trevor Howard.

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James Brolin Life & Career Highlights
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1966 WEDDING BELLS: He marries Jane Cameron Agee. They have two children and divorce in 1985. Nine years later, Agee was killed in a car accident.

James Brolin Life & Career Highlights
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1967 SPY GAME: The budding actor appears in The Cape Town Affair, a spy film with Jacqueline Bisset, in which he plays Skip McCoy.

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1969 PLAYING DOCTOR: Brolin is cast in popular television medical drama Marcus Welby, M.D. Fans love the young, talented assistant physician Dr. Steven Kiley, who became a fixture in American living rooms. The series was a huge success and James won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his performance.

James Brolin Life & Career Highlights
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1972 AIRPLANE MADNESS: He appears in the movie Skyjacked, with Charlton Heston and Yvette Mimieux.

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James Brolin Life & Career Highlights
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1979 SCARY STUFF: James stars in The Amityville Horror, with Margot Kidder and Rod Steiger. A newlywed couple moves into a large house where a mass murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations, which drive them away. The film is based on a true story, and although it gets bad reviews from critics, it is successful commercially and grosses $86.4 million worldwide.

James Brolin Life & Career Highlights
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1983 BACK TO TV: He’s back on television in the popular series Hotel. Brolin plays hotel manager Peter McDermott, whose full-service approach helps people with their personal problems, too.

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James Brolin Life & Career Highlights
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1986 WED AGAIN: Brolin marries Jan Smithers and has a daughter. The couple divorce in 1995.

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1998 THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM: Brolin ties the knot with singer-actress Barbra Streisand. The couple lives in Malibu, Calif.

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James Brolin Life & Career Highlights
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2000 DRUG TRADE: Brolin appears in the crime drama Traffic, with Michael Douglas, Don Cheadle, Dennis Quaid and Benicio del Toro, playing the supporting role of General Ralph Landry.

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2003 POLITICS: Brolin appears as former president Ronald Reagan in a popular three-hour television film, The Reagans. The film catches flak for its negative portrayal of Reagan, but Brolin’s acting is praised and he is nominated for a Golden Globe.

James Brolin Life & Career Highlights
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2015 HIT SHOW: He stars in the television series Life in Pieces, as retired pilot John Bertram Short. The show is now in its third season.

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