Alan Wolf Arkin (born March 26, 1934) is an American actor, director, musician and singer. He is known for starring in such films as Wait Until Dark, The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Catch-22, The In-Laws, Edward Scissorhands, Glengarry Glen Ross, Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, Little Miss Sunshine, and Argo, the last two of which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the former of which he won. He is the father of actors Adam Arkin, Anthony Arkin, and Matthew Arkin.
I like to jump categories -- I don't like to stay in one place if I can help it.
Well, I've always been a character actor. I've never been a leading man. It gave me an opportunity not to have to take my clothes off all the time.
It's not enough for me to just be a personality and go up there and say lines nicely. I want to tell a story with a character.
|Song Title||Year Released *||Song Rank|
|I Like You||-|
|Barney's Love Song||-|
|I'm Gonna Marry In The Fall||-|
|Full Name at Birth||Alan Wolf Arkin|
|Date of Birth||March 26, 1934|
|Birthplace||Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States|
|Height||5' 9½" (177 cm)|
|High School||Franklin High School, Los Angeles, CA|
|University||Los Angeles City CollegeLos Angeles State CollegeBennington College|
|Occupation||Actor, director, musician, singer|
|Claim to Fame||Catch 22|