Arkin at the 79th Academy Awards
|4 Nominations / 1 Win|
|Born||March 26, 1934|
|Brooklyn, New York, USA|
Alan Arkin is an American actor, director, musician and singer. He has been nominated and won multiple awards throughout his career. Arkin began his career in music with a folk group which he played guitar. He was also an early member of The Second City comedy troupe in the 1960s. Arkin is one of only six actors to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his first screen appearance. His directorial debut, in 1969, was a 12-minute children's film, People Soup, starring his sons Adam Arkin and Matthew Arkin. Arkin is the author of many books.