career spans motion pictures, television and the Broadway
stage. His motion picture credits include Woody Allen's "Everyone
Says I Love You", "Manhattan Murder Mystery", "Crimes and
Misdemeanors", and "Same Time Next Year", "California Suite",
"The Seduction of Joe Tynan" (which he wrote), "The Four Seasons",
"Sweet Liberty", "A New Life" and "Betsy's Wedding" (which
he wrote and directed), "Whispers in the Dark", "Flirting
With Disaster", "Murder at 1600", "The Object of My Affection"
and "Mad City". For his role in "Crimes and Misdemeanors"
he won the D.W. Griffith Award, the New York Film Critics
Award and was nominated for a British Academy Award as Best
Supporting Actor. In 2001 he will appear in the films "Club
Land" and "The Killing Yard" on the Showtime
as M*A*S*H's Hawkeye Pierce
played Hawkeye Pierce in the classic TV series, "M*A*S*H,"
and also wrote and directed many of the episodes. During his
11 years on "M*A*S*H" Alda won the Emmy Award five times.
He is the only person to be honored by the Television Academy
as top performer, writer and director. In all, he has received
29 Emmy nominations. In addition, he has won
three Director's Guild of America Awards, six Golden Globe
Awards from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and seven
People's Choice Awards.
born in New York City, is the son of another distinguished
actor, Robert Alda. He made his stage debut at 16 in summer
stock at Barnesville, Pennsylvania. During his junior year
at New York's Fordham University, he studied in Europe, where
he performed on stage in Rome and on television in Amsterdam
with his father.
college, he acted at the Cleveland Playhouse on a Ford Foundation
grant. Upon his return to New York, he performed on Broadway,
off-Broadway and on television. He later added improvisational
performing to his acting skills by appearing in "Second City"
in New York and "Compass" at Hyannisport, Massachusetts. That
background in political and social satire led to his work
as a regular on television's "That Was the Week That Was."