Bird 34 years old


Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.


Bird Cast

Name Character
Forest Whitaker He was 27, now 61 years old as Charlie 'Bird' Parker
Sam Robards He was 26, now 60 years old as Moscowitz
Keith David He was 32, now 66 years old as Buster Franklin
Tony Todd He was 33, now 67 years old as Frog
Diane Venora She was 36, now 70 years old as Chan Parker
Bill Cobbs He was 54, now 88 years old as Dr. Caulfield
Damon Whitaker He was 17, now 52 years old as Young Bird
Samuel E. Wright He was 41, now 76 years old as Dizzy Gillespie
Michael McGuire He was 62, 92 years old when he died as Brewster
Morgan Nagler She was 38, now 72 years old as Kim
James Handy He was 35, now 69 years old as Esteves
Anna Levine She was 33, now 67 years old as Audrey
Penelope Windust She was 43, now 77 years old as Bellevue Nurse
Arlen Dean Snyder He was 55, now 89 years old as Dr. Heath
George Orrison as Patient with Checkers
Michael Zelniker He was 38, now 72 years old as Red Rodney
Glenn Wright He was 87, 83 years old when he died as Alcoholic Patient

Bird Crew

Name Department
Rick Alexander as Sound Re-Recording Mixer. Sound
David M. Horton as Sound Editor. Sound
Virginia Cook-McGowan as Sound Editor. Sound
Edward C. Carfagno as Production Design. He was 80 (89) years old when He died Art
Clint Eastwood as Director. He was 58 (now 92) years old Directing
Clint Eastwood as Producer. He was 58 (now 92) years old Production
Lennie Niehaus as Original Music Composer. He was 59 (now 93) years old Sound
Phyllis Huffman as Casting. She was 44 (61) years old when She died Production
Lloyd Nelson as Script Supervisor. He was 61 (80) years old when He died Directing
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Bird (34 years)

  • Release day: Friday, July 01, 1988
  • Runtime: 161 minutes