- Changed his surname to avoid being confused with famous physicist Albert Einstein.
- Beat out Richard Dreyfuss to host the talent show at Beverly Hills High.
- Made his television debut in 1968 as a stand-up comedian on the Steve Allen Show.
- Filmed short movies for the first season of Saturday Night Live.
- Turned down lead roles in Big, When Harry Met Sally and Pretty Woman.
- Penned the novel 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America, which was published in 2011.
- 2012, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- 2012, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
- 2012, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee
- 1987, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
- Jacob Eli Brooks — Son
- Claire Elizabeth Brooks — Daughter
- Julie Hagerty — Ex-significant Other
- Harry Parke — Father
- Zeke Manners — Uncle
- Carrie Fisher — Ex-significant Other
- Kimberly Shlain — Wife
- Linda Ronstadt — Ex-significant Other
- Cliff Einstein — Brother
- Bob Einstein — Brother
- Charles Einstein — Half Brother
- Thelma Leeds — Mother
- Kathryn Harrold — Ex-significant Other
- Attended Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
- Birth Name: Albert Lawrence Einstein
- Birth Place: Beverly Hills, California, United States
- Birthday: July 22, 1947, Cancer
- Profession: Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Author
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