Hapless but hopeful stuntman "Super Dave Osborne" is
actually comedian/ actor Bob Einstein, who got his start as a writer for the Smothers Brothers in the 1960s. Bob is the
brother of Academy Award-nominated actor Albert Brooks (born
Albert Einstein). In addition to his Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for
News, Albert played "Tom" in the 1976 classic Taxi
Driver, Goldie Hawn's short-lived husband in 1980's Private
Benjamin, and "Lenny Botwin" in the 2008 season of Weeds.
He received critical acclaim for his role as gangster "Bernie Rose"
in 2011's Drive.
Additionally, Brooks has voiced parts on TV's The Simpsons and as Nemo's dad in the 2003 animated blockbuster Finding
The famous parents of this talented duo were singer/ actress Thelma
Leeds (The Toast of New York,
1937) and comedian Harry Einstein, who
met during the filming of New Faces of
stage name was Harry Parke, but he was most famous for his English-mangling
Greek character "Parkyakarkas," a role he played in eleven movies in
the ‘30s and ‘40s. In 1958, Harry suffered a fatal heart attack onstage
at the Friar's Club Roast of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Hollywood.
(Einstein slumped over into the lap of comedian Milton Berle, and the audience
initially thought it was part of the act.) Harry's son by his first
Einstein, was a sportswriter whose 1953 novel The
Bloody Spur inspired Fritz Lang's 1956 film While
the City Sleeps.
In 1981, Thelma played the character of real-life son Albert's
mother in the film Modern Romance. Albert paid
homage to his mother again with a film loosely-based on Thelma, 1996's comedy Mother.
Albert directed and starred in this film, with actress Debbie Reynolds taking
on the title role.