James Brolin
James Brolin
Real Name/Full Name Craig Kenneth Bruderlin
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: James Brolin
Birth Place: Westwood Village, Los Angeles, California, USA
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 18 July 1940
Age/How Old: 83 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 190.5 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 3″
Weight: In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 176 lbs
Eye Color: Light Brown
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father– Henry Bruderlin
Mother – Helen Sue Bruderlin
Siblings: Brian Gregory Bruderlin
Barbara Luanne Bruderlin
School: University High School, West LA
College: Santa Monica City College
University of California, Los Angeles
Religion: Jewish
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: NA
Wife/Spouse Name: Jane Cameron Agee – 1966 to 1984
Jan Smithers – 1986 to 1985
Barbra Streisand – 1998 to present
Kids/Children Name: Josh Brolin, Jess Brolin, Molly Brolin and Jason Gould (stepchild)
Profession: Actor, Producer, Director
Net Worth: $60 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Father of actor, Josh Brolin, James Brolin is a famous American actor from the 1970s. With a lanky height of 6’4” and charming looks, James Brolin is known for his role on the TV show ‘Marcus Welby, M.D.’, Hotel and his mention in the famous American sitcom, Friends!

Well, how well do you know about James Brolin? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about James Brolin’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about James Brolin to date.

Biography and Early Life

James Brolin was born as Craig Kenneth Bruderlin and is the eldest of the three siblings. His parents were Helen Sue Bruderlin, and Henry Bruderlin and the family of five lived in Westwood Village, Los Angeles, California. When Brolin was a young child, he was quite fascinated with model aeroplanes and animal toys. But when he began growing older, he was very captivated with the actor James Dean.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is James Brolin in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, James Brolin’s age is 83 years old as of today’s date 24th April 2024 having been born on 18 July 1940. Though, he is 6′ 3″ in feet and inches and 190.5 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176 lbs in Pound and 80kg in Kilograms.


James Brolin graduated from Santa Monica High School. He took up studying drama at the University of California, in Los Angeles. His parents once invited a director over for a meal, and he was introduced to a fellow actor who was just like him, Ryan O’Neal. They had an incredible chemistry and joined UCLA together. His parents were so fond of O’Neal, that they pushed Brolin to become a great actor like his friend.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

James Brolin With Wife Barbra Streisand
James Brolin With Wife Barbra Streisand

James Brolin has been married three times and has four children, including a stepchild with his current wife. He met his first wife, Jane Cameron Agee, in the year 1966. Within 12 days of meeting her, they got married. Jane and James had two children, Josh and Jess. Unfortunately, Jane lost her life in a car accident, leaving her children without a mother and husband without a wife.

Well, that did not stop Brolin from remarrying in the year 1986. He met his second wife, Jan Smithers, on the sets of ‘Hotel’. They had a child too, and this time it was a girl, Molly. In the year 1995, Smithers filed for divorce. 1998 was a year to get married again for James Brolin.

He met his third and current wife, Barbra Streisand, through a friend in 1996, and they decided to get married two years later, in 1998. James Brolin stood as a stepfather to Barbra’s child, Jason Gould. They are married till date, and he is a grandfather to his son, Josh’s, daughter, Eden Brolin.

Is James Brolin Gay?

Unfortunately, as much as a handsome and charming man James Brolin is, he is not gay. This can be proved through photographs and his history with his ex-wives and current partner. He is straight and righteously handsome, and of course, in his young, old days, he was a rockstar for the lady fans.

Professional Career

Just before signing his first contract with 20th Century Fox in the year 1960, James began his studying at the UCLA. He was a contract player for the Sandra Dee movies. When James turned 20, he changed his name from his previous surname ‘Bruderlin’ to ‘Brolin’. He had minor roles in various films like ‘Take Her, She’s Mine’ and ‘Fantastic Voyage’.

When Brolin starred in ‘The Cape Town Affair’, the Box Office success was not that of a hit than what they were expecting initially, which led him to get fired by 20th Century Fox. The period of the 70s was a decade of luck for James, as he started appearing as lead roles in films like ‘Westworld’. The time when Roger Moore wanted to vacate the position for James Bond, James Brolin thought of giving it a shot, and he gave the auditions, but the producers convinced Moore to continue for a bit longer.

Brolin then starred in the next-best James Bond category, the film of ‘Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure’. In 1968, he began working with the Universal Studios and worked in the role of a Doctor on Marcus Welby, M. D. At the time, and it was one of the top-rated television series. After the year 2000, James Brolin has had several supporting roles like Jack Barnes in the movie ‘Catch Me If You Can’. As of the latter half of the 2010s, he has had a role in the CBS comedy show, ‘Life in Pieces’, as the character John.


He won the Primetime Emmy Award in 1970.

He received the Golden Globe Award for Series/Miniseries or Television Film – Marcus Welby, M.D – 1971

He won the Golden Globe Award for Series/Miniseries or Television Film – Marcus Welby, M. D – 1972 – Nominated

He again won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series/Miniseries or Television Film – Marcus Welby, M.D – 1973

He received the Primetime Emmy Award in 1971-1973

Screen Actors Guild Award – Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture – Traffic – 2000

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of James Brolin in 2024

James Brolin Net Worth
James Brolin Net Worth

The producer director, James Brolin’s net worth stand at $60 million as of 2024. He is a loving husband, a great father and the best grandfather and has it all to be where he is today! On an average, Brolin has begun earning about $7.9 million per year, considering from where he started, this is growth.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

James Brolin is a Democrat.

He supported John Kelly in the 2004 election.

In the year 2008, During the Presidential Election, he campaigned for Hillary Clinton to be the President.

He lives in a 3-acre Oceanfront Beach house with his beloved wife, Barbra.

When he was young, his acting mentor was the late Robert Young.

Being the man that he is, James Brolin has come a long, long way. Starting off with minor, supporting roles, to becoming the leader in Box Office hits, he has done a tremendous job. He has lived a life full of ups and downs and has left his grandchildren a legacy to follow and remember him with. He will always be remembered with Phoebe Buffay’s mention in the Sitcom ‘Friends’, by the current generation.


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