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Buzz Aldrin

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The next person to ever walk for the moon, he was the pilot of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission. He was an associate of the 3rd band of astronauts ever chosen by NASA. He offered as an astronaut from his selection in 1963 until his pension in 1971. His nickname originates from his eldest sister’s mispronunciation of the term brother. Appropriately more than enough, his mother’s maiden name was Moon. He offered as an U.S. Atmosphere Force official and got a Order Pilot rating. He previously three kids with initial wife Joan Archer. He was afterwards wedded to Beverly Zile and Lois Driggs Cannon. He was the next person to walk for the moon, actually pursuing in the footsteps of Neil Armstrong, the initial person to walk for the moon.

Quick Facts


Full Name Buzz Aldrin
Date Of Birth January 20, 1930
Place Of Birth Glen Ridge, NJ
Height 1.78 m
Profession Astronaut
Education Montclair High School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States Military Academy Preparatory School
Nationality American
Spouse Lois Driggs Cannon, Beverly Van Zile, Joan Archer
Children Andrew Aldrin, Janice Aldrin, James Aldrin
Parents Marion Moon, Edwin Eugene Aldrin Sr.
Siblings Fay Ann Aldrin
Awards NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Air Medal, Collier Trophy, NASA Exceptional Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, NASA Space Flight Medal, Hubbard Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Special Gold Logie for Providing TV's Greatest Moment in Their Moon Telecast
Movies Transformers: Dark of the Moon, The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club, Fly Me to the Moon, In the Shadow of the Moon, Dark Side of the Moon, Apollo 11, Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life, For All Mankind, Moonwalk One, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, Journey to the Moon: The 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11, Apollo 11: The Eagle Has Landed, Sports Beyond Extreme: Vol 1, The Other Side of the Moon
TV Shows British television Apollo 11 coverage, The Simpsons, Dancing with the Stars, When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions, Rocket Science
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1 Wrote a 2009 memoir "Magnificent Desolation," telling in detail his problems after his return from the moon with divorce, drinking, depression, and despair and checking into rehab in 1975 where he started the long climb back to sobriety and hope.
2 His nickname "Buzz" originated in childhood. The younger of his two older sisters mispronounced 'brother' as 'buzzer', which was then shortened to 'Buzz'.
3 Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, California on January 14, 1993.
4 Jokingly credited in Monty Python's Flying Circus: The Buzz Aldrin Show (1970) as actor, writer and makeup artist.
5 Honorary member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).
6 Flew twice for NASA. Once on the first manned lunar expedition Apollo 11 with Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins and once on Gemini 12 with Jim Lovell, the last Gemini mission. On the historic Apollo 11 mission, the lunar module was Eagle and the command module was Columbia.
7 In 2007, at age 77, he underwent plastic surgery for a face-lift. Claims that being subjected to countless bouts of G-force as a fighter pilot and astronaut caused his jowls to sag prematurely.
8 Inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2007 for his services to enterprise and space (inaugural election). Official induction ceremonies held in May 2008.
9 His Swedish ancestors were blacksmiths who emigrated to America from the province Värmland in Sweden.
10 Society of Operating Cameramen, (SOC) Recipient, Technical Achievment Award (1995) "NASA, First live television broadcast from the Moon" (1969).
11 Moonwalker. Lunar Module Pilot, Apollo 11, making him the second man to walk on the Moon.
12 Had his first name legally changed to "Buzz" in 1979.
13 Aldrin's mother's maiden name was Moon.
14 Astronaut, second man on the moon.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tom Green Live 2014 TV Series
The Big Bang Theory 2012 TV Series Buzz Aldrin
Uchû kyôdai 2012 Buzz Aldrin
Mass Effect 3 2012 Video Game Stargazer (voice)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 Buzz Aldrin
Let Lorenzo 2011 Short Tire Husband
30 Rock 2010 TV Series Buzz Aldrin
The Holmes Show 2002 TV Series Bottom Billy
Apollo 11 1996 TV Movie Rev. Woodruff
The Simpsons 1994 TV Series Buzz Aldrin
Feuer, Eis & Dynamit 1990 Bayer Team Leader / Himself
The Fall Guy 1985 TV Series
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble 1976 TV Movie Buzz Aldrin

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wonder of It All 2007 Documentary archive stills
The Cape TV Series technical consultant - 1 episode, 1997 technical advisor - 1 episode, 1996
Apollo 11 1996 TV Movie technical advisor

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Return to Earth 1976 TV Movie book - as Edwin E. 'Buzz' Aldrin Jr.

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Passage to Mars 2016 Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Colbert Report 2008-2012 TV Series Himself
Sabrina Parisi Awards & Fashion Facts 2012 TV Series Himself
Icon News 2012 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Guest
Futurama 2011 TV Series Himself
Lifestyle Magazine 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
National Memorial Day Parade 2011 TV Movie Himself
BMW:Activate the Future 2011 TV Series documentary
The Traveler's Guide to Life 2011 TV Series Himself
Moonbug 2010 Documentary
Top Gear USA 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Top Chef 2010 TV Series Himself
America: The Story of Us 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Dancing with the Stars 2010 TV Series Himself - Contestant
Entertainment Tonight 2010 TV Series Himself
WWE Raw 2010 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2010 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2010 TV Series Himself
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2010 TV Series Himself
When the World Breaks 2010 Documentary Himself
Live for the Moment 2010 TV Movie Himself - special guest
2009 Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
Reaching Tranquility: The 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing 2009 Documentary short Himself
The Apollo Years 2009 Video Himself
Texas Monthly Talks 2009 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
The Price Is Right 2009 TV Series Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Himself
The Third Foot (An Interview with Buzz Aldrin) 2009 Video documentary Himself
When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions 2008-2009 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself / Himself - Apollo 11 / Himself - Gemini 12
NASA: Triumph and Tragedy 2009 TV Series documentary Himself - Apollo Astronaut / Himself - Apollo 11
Hannity 2009 TV Series Himself
Moonshot 2009 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Today 1994-2009 TV Series Himself
Die Johannes B. Kerner Show 2009 TV Series Himself
The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club 2009 Video documentary Himself
La méthode Cauet 2008 TV Series Himself
Wisdom 2008 Video documentary Himself
Naked Science 2008 TV Series documentary Himself - NASA Apollo XI Astronaut
New Heroes of Comedy 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Fly Me to the Moon 3D 2008 Himself
Moon Machines 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Secrets of the Moon Landings 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Mars Rising 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Larry King Live 2007 TV Series Himself / Himself - Astronaut
Howard Stern on Demand 2007 TV Series Himself
The Wonder of It All 2007 Documentary Himself
Eye on Entertainment 2007 TV Series Himself
Happy Hour 2007 TV Series Himself
In the Shadow of the Moon 2007 Documentary Himself
Numb3rs 2006 TV Series Himself
In the Cutz 2006 TV Series Guest / Himself
CNN Future Summit: World in Motion 2006 TV Movie Himself
Apollo 11: The Untold Story 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself - Apollo 11 Astronaut
Explorers: From the Titanic to the Moon 2006 Documentary Himself
Did We Go? 2005 Video documentary Himself
Brave Old Army Team 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
74th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2005 TV Special Himself
Movies That Shook the World 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The Shot That Shook the World 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
First on the Moon: The Untold Story 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005 TV Series Himself
Sesame Street 2005 TV Series Himself
What Goes Up 2005 Short Himself
2005 BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Modern Marvels 2004 TV Series documentary Himself - Lunar Module Pilot: Apollo 11
Tout le monde en parle 2004 TV Series Himself
Project Gemini: A Bridge to the Moon 2003 Video documentary Himself
The Truth Behind the Moon Landings 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself - Apollo 11 Astronaut
Da Ali G Show 2003 TV Series Himself / Himself - Former Astronaut
Opération lune 2002 TV Movie Himself
Rocket Science 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Korean War Stories 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
2001 World Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards 2001 Himself
Space Detectives 2000 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-2000 TV Series Himself
The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards 2000 Himself
ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999 TV Movie documentary
L'odyssée de la survie 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Odyssey of Survival 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Recess 1999 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-1999 TV Series Himself
Walking on the Moon: Real Time Apollo 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Moonshot - the Spirit of 69 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Century: America's Time 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Astronaut
Style & Substance 1998 TV Series Himself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1997 TV Series Himself
Trekkies 1997 Documentary Himself - Astronaut
Destination: Mars 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Jeopardy! 1996 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond 1996 TV Special documentary Himself
The Frank Skinner Show 1995 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 1994 TV Series Himself
Moon Shot 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself - Astronaut
The Society of Operating Cameramen: Lifetime Achievement Awards 1994 Video Himself
The Tribute: Mercury, Gemini, Apollo & Skylab 1993 Video documentary Himself
Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Other Side of the Moon 1990 Documentary Himself
Head of the Class 1989 TV Series Himself
The 34th Annual Thalians Ball 1989 TV Movie Himself
Later with Bob Costas 1989 TV Series Himself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Himself
Biography 1987 TV Series documentary Himself
Na sowas! 1986 TV Series Himself
Punky Brewster 1986 TV Series Himself
Science Fiction Film Awards 1978 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
Break the Bank 1976 TV Series Himself
This Week 1973 TV Series Himself
V.I.P.-Schaukel 1972 TV Series documentary Himself
The Carol Burnett Show 1972 TV Series Himself
Moonwalk One 1970 Documentary Himself
The 12th Annual TV Week Logie Awards 1970 TV Special Himself - Special Gold Logie Winner
Apollo XI Landing 1969 TV Movie Himself - Apollo 11 LMP
Kuustudio 1969 TV Movie Himself
The University 2016 Documentary Himself - Interviewee
Passage to Mars 2016 Documentary Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of Everything 2016 TV Series Himself
Ancient Aliens 2010-2016 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Astronaut
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself - Surprise Appearance
Hell's Kitchen 2016 TV Series Himself - Restaurant Patron
The Honors: A Salute to American Heroes 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
Jorden runt på 6 steg 2015 TV Series Himself
Bryan Blue Show 2015 TV Series Himself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore 2015 TV Series Himself
Suit Up: 50 Years of Spacewalks 2015 Short Himself
Nova 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Chelsea Lately 2014 TV Series Himself
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 2014 TV Series Himself
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Gemini and Apollo astronaut
Aliens on the Moon: The Truth Exposed 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself - Apollo 11 Astronaut
HuffPost Live Conversations 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Tavis Smiley 2007-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Saturn V Story 2014 Documentary
Q N' A with Mikki and Shay 2014 TV Series Himself
82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2013 TV Movie Himself - Grand Marshal
Generation Astronaut 2013 TV Movie Himself - Judge
Conan 2013 TV Series Himself
The Frost Interview 2013 TV Series Himself
Click Online 2013 TV Series documentary Himself - Astronaut
Hawking 2013 Documentary Himself
Marie 2013 TV Series documentary
The Big Brain Theory 2013 TV Series Himself
Guys Choice Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Nerdist 2013 TV Series Himself
Neil Armstrong: First Man on the Moon 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself - Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot
Fox News 2012 TV Series Himself
One Giant Leap: A Neil Armstrong Tribute 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Happening Now 2012 TV Series Himself
National Memorial Day Parade 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
les aventures d'archives 2016 post-production Himself
NASA's Unexplained Files 2015-2016 TV Series documentary Himself - Apollo Astronaut / Himself - Astronaut and Author
The NASA Moon and Mars Landing Hoaxes 2015 Video documentary short Himself - Apollo 11 (uncredited)
Flat Earth: The Biggest Lie of All 2015 Video documentary Himself - Apollo 11 LMP (uncredited)
Flat Earth Proof 2015 TV Series Himself
The Flat Earth Conspiracy 2014 Video documentary Himself - Apollo 11 LMP (as Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin Jr.)
9x10 novanta 2014 Documentary Himself (segment "Tubiolo e la luna") (uncredited)
Horizon 2013 TV Series documentary Himself - Astronaut, Apollo 11
America's Book of Secrets 2013 TV Series Himself
Here I Stand 2012 Documentary Himself
Apollo Zero 2009 Documentary Himself - Gemini 12 Pilot, Apollo 11 LMP (as Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin)
40 Years on the Moon 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 23rd Annual Midsouth Emmy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
Nova 2007-2008 TV Series documentary Himself - Astronaut / Himself
When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
California's Gold 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Mars Rising 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
MoonFaker 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Apollo 11 Astronaut
Tank on the Moon 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
60 Minutes 2000-2006 TV Series documentary Himself - Former Astronaut (segment "First Man") / Himself - Former Astronaut (segment "The Power of Positive Speaking")
Conquering Space: The Moon and Beyond 2005 Video documentary Himself - NASA Astronaut
Unsere Besten 2003 TV Series Himself
Sea of Silence 2003 Himself (uncredited)
Failure Is Not an Option 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Days That Shook the World 2003 TV Series documentary Himself - Apollo11 Astronaut
Die Akte Apollo 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Superstructures of America 2002 TV Series documentary Himself - Astronaut
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon 2001 Video documentary Himself - Apollo 11 LMP
What Happened on the Moon? - An Investigation Into Apollo 2000 Video documentary Himself - Apollo 11 Astronaut (uncredited)
The Dish 2000 Himself
The Simpsons 1995-2000 TV Series Himself
The Planets 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life 1997 Documentary Himself - Astronaut on Moon (uncredited)
Was It Only a Paper Moon? 1997 Documentary Himself - Apollo 11 Astronaut (uncredited)
UFO Diaries 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Bullerfnis 1991 TV Series Himself - Astronaut
For All Mankind 1989 Documentary Himself
The Moon Above, the Earth Below 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself
Moi, Tintin 1976 Documentary Himself (as Edwin Aldrin)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994 Technical Achievement Award Society of Camera Operators For developing and achieving photography in space
1993 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television · Neil Armstrong (as Neil A. Armstrong)
· Michael Collins
1970 Special Gold Logie Logie Awards · Neil Armstrong

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Scream Award Scream Awards Best Cameo Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)


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#Quote
1 [on Robin Williams] I regarded Robin Williams as a friend and fellow sufferer. His passing is a great loss. The torment of depression and the complications of addiction that accompany it affect millions, including myself and family members before me - my grandfather committed suicide before I was born and my mother the year before I went to the moon - along with hundreds of veterans who come to a similar fate each year. As individuals and as a nation we need to be compassionate and supportive of all who suffer and give them the resources to face life. Robin Williams RIP.
2 The torment of depression and the complications of addiction that accompany it affect millions, including myself and family members before me - my grandfather committed suicide before I was born and my mother the year before I went to the moon - along with hundreds of veterans who come to a similar fate each year," Aldrin wrote. "As individuals and as a nation we need to be compassionate and supportive of all who suffer and give them the resources to face life.
3 Mars is there, waiting to be reached.
4 I think humans will reach Mars, and I would like to see it happen in my lifetime.
5 We can continue to try and clean up the gutters all over the world and spend all of our resources looking at just the dirty spots and trying to make them clean. Or we can lift our eyes up and look into the skies and move forward in an evolutionary way.
6 There's a need for accepting responsibility - for a person's life and making choices that are not just ones for immediate short-term comfort. You need to make an investment, and the investment is in health and education.
7 [on why no famous photos were taken of Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 landing on the moon] As the sequence of lunar operations evolved, Neil had the camera most of the time, and the majority of pictures taken on the moon that include an astronaut are of me. It wasn't until we were back on Earth and in the lunar receiving laboratory looking over the pictures that we realized there were few pictures of Neil. My fault, perhaps, but we had never simulated this in our training.
8 [on joining Neil Armstrong in first walk on the moon, 20 July 1969] Beautiful! Beautiful! Magnificent desolation!


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