Alan Alda, narrator
Alan Alda is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and author. A six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, he is known for his roles in the TV series M*A*S*H and in The West Wing. He has also appeared in many feature films, including Crimes and Misdemeanors and The Aviator, earning him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has the distinction of being nominated for an Oscar, a Tony, and an EMMY, and publishing a bestselling book all in the same year. For 14 years, he served as the host of the television show, Scientific American Frontiers. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Stony Brook University and a founder and member of the advisory board of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and the Future of Life Institute. He serves on the board of the World Science Festival and is a judge for Math-O-Vision. Both of his memoirs became New York Times best sellers. He has won the Director’s Guild Award three times, received seven People's Choice Awards, and has been nominated for two Writer's Guild Awards and three Tony awards. Alan Alda was born in New York City, the son of the distinguished actor, Robert Alda. His wife, Arlene, is an award winning professional photographer and the author of nineteen books, including her latest, Just Kids from the Bronx. They have three daughters and eight grandchildren.