December 17, 1949 |
New York City, New York, US
Joel Brooks (born December 17, 1949) is an American actor, known for his roles in My Sister Sam, Six Feet Under, The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green and Phil of the Future. Brooks also had a recurring role as a psychologist in Ally McBeal.
Brooks was born in New York City, New York. Brooks had a successful career as a character actor in the 1970s & 80s. In 1976, he won $10,000 on Pyramid, his celebrity partner was Lucie Arnaz. Twelve years later, in 1988, Arnaz and Brooks were both featured as the week's celebrities.
Brooks appeared in an episode of M*A*S*H as a wounded Italian soldier who fell in love with Margaret and refused to be shipped back to his unit because of his undying love for her. He appeared as a movie director in the The Dukes Of Hazzard seventh-season episode "The Dukes in Hollywood". He also appeared in two episodes of Three's Company as Dr. Prescott, a psychologist that Jack sees to build his self-confidence.
In 1980, he played Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor's lawyer in the movie Stir Crazy. He played gay Secret Service Agent Randy in the short run of Hail To The Chief. Brooks was featured in two episodes of The Facts of Life as Edna Garret's son Raymond and reprised that role in the 2001 reunion film.
In the '90s, his career continued in such hit shows as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, where he played Falow in the episode "Move Along Home". In 1998, Brooks played Emperor Larry, the cousin of Sabrina Spellman on the television series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.
In 2008 he appeared in an episode of The Big Bang Theory as a Jewish professor that Sheldon seeks advice from in the episode "The Jerusalem Duality".
Brooks is currently involved in teaching an audition techniques class, Auditions LA. He is also currently guest-starring on The Young and the Restless as the judge in the trial of Ian Ward -v- Nikki Newman (7/24/14)
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