Bernie Brillstein Net Worth

Bernie Brillstein Net Worth is
$17 Million

Bernie Brillstein Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Bernie Brillstein was born on April 26, 1931 in New York City, New York, USA as Bernard J. Brillstein. He is known for his work on Ghostbusters (1984), Just Shoot Me! (1997) and NewsRadio (1995). He was married to Carrie Brillstein and Deborah Koskoff. He died on August 7, 2008 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthApril 26, 1931, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
DiedAugust 7, 2008, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, USA
ProfessionProducer, Miscellaneous Crew, Director
SpouseCarrie Brillstein (m. 1998–2008)
Star SignTaurus
1The words of comedy are death. 'I killed them. I laid them in the aisle. I blew their head off. I murdered them'. It's all death. It's how far you can take a human being.
2I was in and out of the mailroom at William Morris in about two months, which became a new record. My immediate conclusion... I was going to have a great career in this business.
3[on Saturday Night Live] ...the first guy Lorne gave me was Chevy Chase, but Chevy told everyone he was leaving the show after a year because he thought he was competition to Lorne Michaels ... Which, of course, he never was.
4...I was really the only kid around in those places. It helped teach me a lot of things, mainly: shut your mouth when you don't know anything and listen and learn, and when you had something to say you could be adorable. That's how I lived my life.
5Listen, in the early nineties many of us thought the business was finished, the pictures became stale and it seemed like a dark time. Then who comes right through the middle with these great movies?... The Weinsteins! And all of a sudden Harvey and Bob brought good movies back in to style again. can't just say (anymore): 'I'm going to develop a movie for the next year' ...because there'll be thousands of people in your way. It's just not fun anymore to get out there and get a picture made.
7A side story: After Belushi's death I had moved to Connecticut because I wanted to get away from here for a while. And I took my son Michael, who was six years old at the time, to see Ghost Busters at the local theater. It was lined up, mobs of people waiting to see it. He loved it and when we came out of the seven o'clock showing there was a crowd and a large poster for the movie and Michael pushed through everyone, ran right up to it, shouting: 'Oh look dad, your name is on it'! He was so proud and thrilled and he wanted everyone to know the Brillstein name was part of that picture.
8...And socially all of us from the old movie gang used to hang out together on the weekends and we'd have parties, we'd root for one another, we'd lend each other money, we'd play poker together and laugh and cry together. Today you don't find people hanging out like that. There's something wrong with that...
9Producing isn't as profitable as most people think. A lot of times there are key people on the crew making more money than us.
10...Consider this 're-make' business that is taking away opportunities for new ideas and new films to happen. If the movie was made right the first time, why make it again? The only reason this is happening is it has become a safer way for the Studios.
11When I first came to town in 1967, none of the other established Hollywood agencies really cared I existed, then we became solid competition and they began threatening me saying they'd go to Sacramento and claim I was selling people, which a manager is not supposed to do, so I said: 'fine, you want to make accusations in Sacramento... I'll tell them how you guys steal money on the package agreements'... Well, that shut them up and they left me alone.
12On getting offered the role of Studio Chief in 1988: I'd do half the day there, then the other half maybe I never really left...
13When David Brown started being David Brown, he went out and found all these great properties and I ended up doing Neighbors (1981) with he and Richard D. Zanuck, and they were such gentlemen. These guys cared about the movies. They came from different stock, a different class these guys were. They were just people who loved the business and had Honor.
14Now that's classic agenting. We got a dead person a $250-a-week raise. I knew I was in the right business. (from his 1999 memoir "Where Did I Go Right? -- You're No One in Hollywood Unless Someone Wants You Dead", describing a Broadway musical contract he helped negotiate for an actress, only to discover that she had been dead for four years)
15I'm proud of my career and everything we've done, and I'm known for a lot of things including having my foot in the door for movies. But mainly I've been known as a guy with an eye for talent. I mean, this company, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, it has such a depth of talent, not only in our clients, but in the team here. So we have this great entrée and we seem to see every script. In all honesty we've done well in television, so movies have always been like a luxury for us.
1He was a Hollywood talent agent, manager, producer, and studio executive during his long career.
2Began his career in the mail-room at the William Morris agency.
3Nephew of Jack Pearl.
4Received a degree in advertising from New York University.
5Born in Manhattan to Moe and Tillie Brillstein. Growing up, his family lived with his uncle, Ziegfield Follies star Jack Pearl.
6Had daughter Leigh Brillstein with his first wife. Had son Michael Brillstein and daughter Kate Brillstein with his second wife, Deborah. Sons David Koskoff and Nicholas Koskoff are Deborah's children from a former marriage. Has a grandson, Alden.
7One half of the production team, "Brillstein-Grey Productions". His partner is Brad Grey.


Heist2006TV Series executive producer - 3 episodes
The Pity Card2006Short executive producer
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood2004producer
ALF1986-2004TV Series executive producer - 101 episodes
The Wayne Brady Show2002-2004TV Series executive producer - 122 episodes
Just Shoot Me!1997-2003TV Series executive producer - 141 episodes
The Lyon's Den2003TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Primetime Glick2001-2003TV Series executive producer - 30 episodes
The Wayne Brady Show2001-2003TV Series executive producer - 15 episodes
Comedy Inc.2002TV Series executive producer - 2003-2004
Politically Incorrect1996-2002TV Series executive producer - 79 episodes
The Steve Harvey Show1996-2002TV Series executive producer - 122 episodes
Next!2002TV Movie executive producer
Run Ronnie Run2002executive producer
The Martin Short Show1999-2000TV Series executive producer - 63 episodes
What Planet Are You From?2000executive producer
NewsRadio1995-1999TV Series executive producer - 97 episodes
The Replacement Killers1998producer
Mr. Show and the Incredible, Fantastical News Report1998TV Movie executive producer
Mr. Show with Bob and David1995-1997TV Series executive producer - 14 episodes
The Naked Truth1995-1997TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes
For Hope1996TV Movie executive producer
The Jeff Foxworthy Show1996TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Bulletproof1996executive producer
The Cable Guy1996executive producer
The Dana Carvey Show1996TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Happy Gilmore1996executive producer
Mr. Show with Bob and David: Fantastic Newness1996TV Movie executive producer
The Celluloid Closet1995Documentary executive producer
Hexed1993executive producer
The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special1992TV Movie executive producer
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd1987-1991TV Series executive producer - 11 episodes
Good Sports1991TV Series executive producer
Spacecats1991TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
A Very Retail Christmas1990TV Movie executive producer
Don't Try This at Home!1990TV Movie executive producer
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1986-1990TV Series executive producer - 71 episodes
Normal Life1990TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
The Wickedest Witch1989TV Movie executive producer
Ghostbusters II1989executive producer
A.L.F.1987-1989TV Series executive producer - 26 episodes
The Boys1988TV Series executive producer
ALF Tales1988TV Series executive producer - 1988-1990
CBS Summer Playhouse1987TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Dragnet1987executive producer
Comedy Factory1986TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Spies Like Us1985executive producer
Summer Rental1985executive producer
Big Shots in America1985TV Movie executive producer
Ghostbusters1984executive producer
Buffalo Bill1983-1984TV Series executive producer - 26 episodes
Sitcom1983TV Movie executive producer
Doctor Detroit1983executive producer
Neighbors1981executive producer
Open All Night1981TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Continental Divide1981executive producer
The Blues Brothers1980executive producer
Up the Academy1980executive producer
The Muppets Valentine Show1974TV Movie executive producer
The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour1973TV Series executive producer


The Real Ghostbusters1986-1991TV Series executive consultant - 75 episodes


The Wickedest Witch1989TV Movie


The Ratings Game1984TV MovieMan in Le Boeuf (uncredited)


Jiminy Glick: Independent Spirit Awards2008Short special thanks: pediatrician and anthropologist
Saturday Night Live2008TV Series dedicatee - 1 episode
A Federal Case2008acknowledgment
Muppets Magic from 'The Ed Sullivan Show'2003Video special thanks
The Garry Shandling Show: 25th Anniversary Special1986TV Movie special thanks
The Best of John Belushi1985Video special thanks
The Ratings Game1984TV Movie special thanks


Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Producer / Manager
Square Off2006TV SeriesHimself
Final 242006TV Series documentaryHimself - Belushi's Manager
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Good Day Live2004TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHimself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself
The Sopranos2004TV SeriesHimself
Love Hollywood Style2004TV Movie documentaryManager / Producer
Shootout2003TV SeriesHimself
Brilliant But Cancelled: Pilot Season2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny!2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Brilliant But Cancelled2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Producer / Manager
TV's Most Censored Moments2002TV Special documentaryHimself
The Martin Short Show1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
E! True Hollywood Story1997TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV SpecialHimself - Talent Manager (In Memoriam)
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam

Won Awards

2003Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk ShowThe Wayne Brady Show (2002)
2001Career Achievement AwardCasting Society of America, USA
2001Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 18 April 2001 at 7020 Hollywood Blvd.
1995CableACECableACE AwardsComedy SeriesThe Larry Sanders Show (1992)

Nominated Awards

2004Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk ShowThe Wayne Brady Show (2002)
2002Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesPolitically Incorrect (1993)
2001Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesPolitically Incorrect (1993)
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesPolitically Incorrect (1993)
2000Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk ShowThe Martin Short Show (1999)
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesPolitically Incorrect (1993)
1998Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesPolitically Incorrect (1993)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesPolitically Incorrect (1993)
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informational SpecialThe Celluloid Closet (1995)
1989ACECableACE AwardsComedy SeriesIt's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986)
1988ACECableACE AwardsComedy SeriesIt's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986)
1984Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesBuffalo Bill (1983)
1983Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesBuffalo Bill (1983)

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