Alan Arkin – Biography of Alan Arkin

Alan Wolf Arkin is a renowned actor, director and musician born in 1934 in Brooklyn, New York.

Son of Beatrice wortis, teacher, and David I. Arkin, painter and writer, Alan He was raised under the Jewish religion, and has Ukrainian descent.

When he was 11 years old, he and his family moved to Los Angeles. From the year before this, he began taking acting classes, so throughout his adolescence he was part of several Drama Academies.
He studied at the Franklin High School from LA, and later attended the Los Angeles City College and to Bennington College.
In the 1950s, together with two friends, he formed a folk music group called “The Tarriers“, in which Alan he sang and played the guitar. His most remembered hit was “The Banana Boat Song”, 1956.
Between 1958 and 1968, Arkin was with the group “The Baby Sitters”, And during the 60’s, he became one of the first members of the theater troop Second city.

His career before the cameras began in 1963, when he participated in the short “That’s me”. Since then, he would develop a prosperous career, both in film and in theater and television.

Throughout his almost 50-year career, Arkin He has participated in numerous films, among which we can mention comedies such as “The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!“,”Seven times woman“,”Inspector Clouseau, the king of danger“,”Trap 22“,”A strange couple of cops“,”The final case“,”The parents in law“,”The matasanos“,”When fall comes“,”A boy named North“,”Fortune days“,”A killer something special“,”Little Miss Sunshine“,”Santa Claus 3“,”Movie Super Agent 86“,”Marley and Me“, among other; dramas like “Edward Scissorhands“,”Havana“,”Glengarry Glen Ross: Success at Any Cost“,”In his own trap“,”Gattaca“,”Illusions of a liar“,”Lives counted” Y “The private life of Pippa Lee”; and thrillers like “Firewall” Y “Anwar File“, among others.

On television, he has been a guest actor in series such as “St. Elsewhere“,”Picture Windows“,”Chicago Hope” Y “Will & Grace“, And had regular roles in”Sesame Street“, In which he was between 1970 and 1972 in the role of Larry, embodied Harry Porschak on “Harry”During 1987 and between 2001 and 2002 he could be seen in the skin of Joe Rifkind on “100 Center Street”.

He also worked in several television films, among them “It Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Guy“,”A Matter of Principle“,”A Deadly Business“,”Cooperstown“,”Heck’s Way Home“,”Varian’s War” Y “The Pentagon Papers”.

It is important to mention that Arkin was one of the 8 actors who throughout history received a nomination for the Academy Awards in the category Best Actor for his work on his first film, “The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!”.

Regarding his personal life, he had 3 marriages: the first with Jeremy yaffe, between 1955 and 1960, the second with Barbara dana, in 1964, and the third with Suzanne Newlander Arkin, with whom he has been since 1996.
His children are the 3 actors Adam arkin, Matthew arkin Y Anthony Arkin.