Alan Alda is an American actor. He played Hawkeye Pierce in the war television series M*A*S*H. In 2004, Alda was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in The Aviator. He is also known as Uncle Pete in Louis C. K.’s Peabody Award–winning tragicomedy web series Horace and Pete.
About Alan Alda in brief
Alan Alda is an American actor. He played Hawkeye Pierce in the war television series M*A*S*H. He has had recurring roles on television programs such as The West Wing, and 30 Rock. In 2004, Alda was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in The Aviator. He is also known as Uncle Pete in Louis C. K.’s Peabody Award–winning tragicomedy web series Horace and Pete. Alda has also received three Tony Award nominations for his performances in The Apple Tree, Jake’s Women, and Glengarry Glen Ross. He was born Alphonso Joseph D’Abruzzo on January 28, 1936 in the Bronx, New York City. His father Robert Alda was an actor and singer, and his mother Joan Browne was a homemaker and former beauty-pageant winner. His adopted surname, \”Alda\”, is a portmanteau of ALfonso and D’ Abruzzo. He also has a half-brother, Antony Alda, born that year, who also became an actor. His parents travelled around the U.S. in support of his father’s job as a performer in burlesque theatres. He became a Mainer in 1957 when he played at the Kennebunkport Playhouse. He made his Hollywood acting debut as a supporting player in Gone are the Days! – a film version of the Broadway play Purlie Victorious, which co-starred Ruby Dee and her husband, Ossie Davis. Other film roles include The Four Seasons, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Flirting with Disaster, Bridge of Spies, and Marriage Story.
He took part in 19 episodes of I’ve Got a Secret during its 1972 syndication revival. He won 21 Emmy Awards, including 19, including for writing the episode “The Mephistoz” He was selected to play the role of Hawkeye in the 1970 film adaptation of the TV adaptation of MASH, and won five Emmy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards for his work in that role. In early 1972, he auditioned for and was selected for the play of the same name, which was later made into the film MASH. He appeared as George Plpton in the film The Extraordinary Seaman and the occult-murder thriller The Waltz with Jacqueline Binsins, with actresses Jacqueline Parkins and Barbara Parkins. He later appeared in the 1968 revival of What’s My Line? He also appeared as a panelist on I’ve got a Secret in the 1972 syndicated revival of Secret. He served for a year at Fort Benning, and then six months in the United States Army Reserve on a tour of duty in Korea. In 1956, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Fordham University. He joined the acting company at the Cleveland Play House during the 1958– 1959 season as part of a grant from the Ford Foundation, appearing in productions such as To Dorothy a Son, Heaven Come Wednesday, Monique, and Job.