Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.

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Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr. Wiki Biography

  • Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr. was born on 20 January 1930 to German, Scottish and Swedish ancestors in Montclair, New Jersey, USA. 
  • Buzz is a former astronaut and engineer, best known for being one of the first two men to land on the moon in 1969, an accomplishment he shares with Neil Armstrong. 
  • He is also a retired U.S. Air Force officer, and all of his efforts have led to putting his net worth where it is now. 
  • Sources report a net worth of $10 million as of mid-2016, largely gained through a distinguished career in the military and NASA. 
  • He was granted the opportunity to be an astronaut after his performance in the military. 
  • He has worked in TV shows and movies as well, and both of these have helped to ensure his wealth. 
  • Aldrin’s father was a military man, and Buzz would turn down the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offer to join the military and attend West Point after enrolling at Montclair High School. 
  • Originally, he wanted to be the first man to walk on the moon, but several variables determined otherwise, including the fact that Neil Armstrong was the commander. 
  • On the moon, he conducted a religious rite, taking communion. 
  • In 1971, Buzz left NASA and became the US Air Force Test Pilot School Commander, but retired a year later. 
  • He wrote an autobiography after retirement, “Return to Earth,” and also “Magnificent Desolation.” 
  • He later co-authored several books and spoke about alcoholism and psychiatric depression. 
  • There was a video game named after him and it was dubbed “Race Into Space by Buzz Aldrin.” 
  • “He also did voice work for “Futurama” and “The Simpsons” shows as well. 
  • In “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” he appeared and also made appearances in “Space Brothers” and “Big Bang Theory.” 
  • Buzz was married three times during his personal life, first to Joan Archer (1954-74) and they had three children. 
  • The second union was with Beverly Zile (1975-78), and in 1988, the third was with Lois Driggs Cannon, which ended in divorce in 2012. 
  • He’s got one of his daughters’ grandsons. 
  • Commenting on the death of fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong, he said he hoped they’d be together on the 50th anniversary of the landing of the moon, but it wasn’t meant to be. 

Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr. Quick Info

Full NameBuzz Aldrin
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 20, 1930
Place Of BirthMontclair, New Jersey USA
Height5′ 10″ (1.78 m)
ProfessionAmerican engineer, Former astronaut, Lunar module pilot on Apollo 11
EducationMontclair High School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States Military Academy, B.S.
NationalityAmerican
SpouseLois Driggs Cannon (m. 1988–2012), Beverly Van Zile (m. 1975–1978), Joan Archer (m. 1954–1974)
ChildrenAndrew Aldrin, Janice Aldrin, James Aldrin
ParentsMarion Moon, Edwin Eugene Aldrin Sr.
SiblingsFay Ann Aldrin
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/buzzaldrin
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/TheRealBuzz
Google+http://plus.google.com/+BuzzAldrin
Instagramhttp://www.instagram.com/drbuzzaldrin
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004696
AwardsOutstanding Unit Award, Distinguished Flying Cross, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, NASA Exceptional Service Medal
NominationsColonel, USAF, Commandant of the US Air Force Test Pilot School
Movies“Futurama” (2011), “The Simpsons” (1994), ” Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1997),
TV Shows“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” (2011), “Space Brothers” (2012), “Big Bang Theory” (2012), Dancing with the Stars (2010)

Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr. Quotes

  • [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.
  • 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.
  • Mars is there, waiting to be reached.
  • I think humans will reach Mars, and I would like to see it happen in my lifetime.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [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.
  • [on joining Neil Armstrong in first walk on the moon, 20 July 1969] Beautiful! Beautiful! Magnificent desolation!

Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr. Important Facts

  • 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.
  • His nickname “Buzz” originated in childhood. The younger of his two older sisters mispronounced ‘brother’ as ‘buzzer’, which was then shortened to ‘Buzz’.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, California on January 14, 1993.
  • Jokingly credited in Monty Python’s Flying Circus: The Buzz Aldrin Show (1970) as actor, writer and makeup artist.
  • Honorary member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • His Swedish ancestors were blacksmiths who emigrated to America from the province Värmland in Sweden.
  • Society of Operating Cameramen, (SOC) Recipient, Technical Achievment Award (1995) “NASA, First live television broadcast from the Moon” (1969).
  • Moonwalker. Lunar Module Pilot, Apollo 11, making him the second man to walk on the Moon.
  • Had his first name legally changed to “Buzz” in 1979.
  • Aldrin’s mother’s maiden name was Moon.
  • Astronaut, second man on the moon.

Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr. Filmography

TitleYearStatusCharacterRole
Tom Green Live2014TV SeriesActor
The Big Bang Theory2012TV SeriesBuzz AldrinActor
Uchû kyôdai2012Buzz AldrinActor
Mass Effect 32012Video GameStargazer (voice)Actor
Transformers: Dark of the Moon2011Buzz AldrinActor
Let Lorenzo2011ShortTire HusbandActor
30 Rock2010TV SeriesBuzz AldrinActor
The Holmes Show2002TV SeriesBottom BillyActor
Apollo 111996TV MovieRev. WoodruffActor
The Simpsons1994TV SeriesBuzz AldrinActor
Feuer, Eis & Dynamit1990Bayer Team Leader / HimselfActor
The Fall Guy1985TV SeriesActor
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble1976TV MovieBuzz AldrinActor
The Wonder of It All2007Documentary archive stillsMiscellaneous
The CapeTV Series technical consultant – 1 episode, 1997 technical advisor – 1 episode, 1996Miscellaneous
Apollo 111996TV Movie technical advisorMiscellaneous
Return to Earth1976TV Movie book – as Edwin E. ‘Buzz’ Aldrin Jr.Writer
Passage to Mars2016Documentary special thanksThanks
The Colbert Report2008-2012TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Sabrina Parisi Awards & Fashion Facts2012TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Icon News2012TV SeriesHimself – Celebrity GuestSelf
Futurama2011TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Lifestyle Magazine2011TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
National Memorial Day Parade2011TV MovieHimselfSelf
BMW:Activate the Future2011TV Series documentarySelf
The Traveler’s Guide to Life2011TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Moonbug2010DocumentarySelf
Top Gear USA2010TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Top Chef2010TV SeriesHimselfSelf
America: The Story of Us2010TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Dancing with the Stars2010TV SeriesHimself – ContestantSelf
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHimselfSelf
WWE Raw2010TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Live with Kelly and Michael2010TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Bonnie Hunt Show2010TV SeriesHimselfSelf
When the World Breaks2010DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Live for the Moment2010TV MovieHimself – special guestSelf
2009 Creative Arts Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Reaching Tranquility: The 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing2009Documentary shortHimselfSelf
The Apollo Years2009VideoHimselfSelf
Texas Monthly Talks2009TV SeriesHimself – IntervieweeSelf
The Price Is Right2009TV SeriesHimselfSelf
MTV Video Music Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimselfSelf
The Third Foot (An Interview with Buzz Aldrin)2009Video documentaryHimselfSelf
When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions2008-2009TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Himself – Apollo 11 / Himself – Gemini 12Self
NASA: Triumph and Tragedy2009TV Series documentaryHimself – Apollo Astronaut / Himself – Apollo 11Self
Hannity2009TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Moonshot2009TV MovieHimself (uncredited)Self
Today1994-2009TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Die Johannes B. Kerner Show2009TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club2009Video documentaryHimselfSelf
La méthode Cauet2008TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Wisdom2008Video documentaryHimselfSelf
Naked Science2008TV Series documentaryHimself – NASA Apollo XI AstronautSelf
New Heroes of Comedy2008TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Fly Me to the Moon 3D2008HimselfSelf
Moon Machines2008TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Secrets of the Moon Landings2007TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Mars Rising2007TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Larry King Live2007TV SeriesHimself / Himself – AstronautSelf
Howard Stern on Demand2007TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Wonder of It All2007DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Eye on Entertainment2007TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Happy Hour2007TV SeriesHimselfSelf
In the Shadow of the Moon2007DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Numb3rs2006TV SeriesHimselfSelf
In the Cutz2006TV SeriesGuest / HimselfSelf
CNN Future Summit: World in Motion2006TV MovieHimselfSelf
Apollo 11: The Untold Story2006TV Movie documentaryHimself – Apollo 11 AstronautSelf
Explorers: From the Titanic to the Moon2006DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Did We Go?2005Video documentaryHimselfSelf
Brave Old Army Team2005TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
74th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2005TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Movies That Shook the World2005TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
The Shot That Shook the World2005TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
First on the Moon: The Untold Story2005TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Sesame Street2005TV SeriesHimselfSelf
What Goes Up2005ShortHimselfSelf
2005 BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards2005TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Modern Marvels2004TV Series documentaryHimself – Lunar Module Pilot: Apollo 11Self
Tout le monde en parle2004TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Project Gemini: A Bridge to the Moon2003Video documentaryHimselfSelf
The Truth Behind the Moon Landings2003TV Movie documentaryHimself – Apollo 11 AstronautSelf
Da Ali G Show2003TV SeriesHimself / Himself – Former AstronautSelf
Opération lune2002TV MovieHimselfSelf
Rocket Science2002TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Korean War Stories2001TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
2001 World Awards2001TV SpecialHimselfSelf
The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards2001HimselfSelf
Space Detectives2000TV Series documentaryHimself – IntervieweeSelf
The Rosie O’Donnell Show1996-2000TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards2000HimselfSelf
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentarySelf
L’odyssée de la survie1999TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Odyssey of Survival1999TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Recess1999TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Late Show with David Letterman1994-1999TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Walking on the Moon: Real Time Apollo1999TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Moonshot – the Spirit of 691999TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
The Century: America’s Time1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself – AstronautSelf
Style & Substance1998TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1997TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Trekkies1997DocumentaryHimself – AstronautSelf
Destination: Mars1996TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Jeopardy!1996TV SeriesHimself – Celebrity ContestantSelf
Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond1996TV Special documentaryHimselfSelf
The Frank Skinner Show1995TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Good Morning America1994TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Moon Shot1994TV Movie documentaryHimself – AstronautSelf
The Society of Operating Cameramen: Lifetime Achievement Awards1994VideoHimselfSelf
The Tribute: Mercury, Gemini, Apollo & Skylab1993Video documentaryHimselfSelf
Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special1991TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
The Other Side of the Moon1990DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Head of the Class1989TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The 34th Annual Thalians Ball1989TV MovieHimselfSelf
Later with Bob Costas1989TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Biography1987TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Na sowas!1986TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Punky Brewster1986TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Science Fiction Film Awards1978TV Movie documentaryHimself – PresenterSelf
Break the Bank1976TV SeriesHimselfSelf
This Week1973TV SeriesHimselfSelf
V.I.P.-Schaukel1972TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
The Carol Burnett Show1972TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Moonwalk One1970DocumentaryHimselfSelf
The 12th Annual TV Week Logie Awards1970TV SpecialHimself – Special Gold Logie WinnerSelf
Apollo XI Landing1969TV MovieHimself – Apollo 11 LMPSelf
Kuustudio1969TV MovieHimselfSelf
The University2016DocumentaryHimself – IntervieweeSelf
Passage to Mars2016DocumentaryHimselfSelf
The Big Fat Quiz of Everything2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Ancient Aliens2010-2016TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself – AstronautSelf
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself – Surprise AppearanceSelf
Hell’s Kitchen2016TV SeriesHimself – Restaurant PatronSelf
The Honors: A Salute to American Heroes2015TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Jorden runt på 6 steg2015TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Bryan Blue Show2015TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Suit Up: 50 Years of Spacewalks2015ShortHimselfSelf
Nova2014TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2014TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself – Gemini and Apollo astronautSelf
Aliens on the Moon: The Truth Exposed2014TV Movie documentaryHimself – Apollo 11 AstronautSelf
HuffPost Live Conversations2014TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Tavis Smiley2007-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself – GuestSelf
The Saturn V Story2014DocumentarySelf
Q N’ A with Mikki and Shay2014TV SeriesHimselfSelf
82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2013TV MovieHimself – Grand MarshalSelf
Generation Astronaut2013TV MovieHimself – JudgeSelf
Conan2013TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Frost Interview2013TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Click Online2013TV Series documentaryHimself – AstronautSelf
Hawking2013DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Marie2013TV Series documentarySelf
The Big Brain Theory2013TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Guys Choice Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Last Call with Carson Daly2013TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
The Nerdist2013TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Neil Armstrong: First Man on the Moon2012TV Movie documentaryHimself – Apollo 11 Lunar Module PilotSelf
Fox News2012TV SeriesHimselfSelf
One Giant Leap: A Neil Armstrong Tribute2012TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Happening Now2012TV SeriesHimselfSelf
National Memorial Day Parade2012TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
les aventures d’archives2016post-productionHimselfArchive Footage
NASA’s Unexplained Files2015-2016TV Series documentaryHimself – Apollo Astronaut / Himself – Astronaut and AuthorArchive Footage
The NASA Moon and Mars Landing Hoaxes2015Video documentary shortHimself – Apollo 11 (uncredited)Archive Footage
Flat Earth: The Biggest Lie of All2015Video documentaryHimself – Apollo 11 LMP (uncredited)Archive Footage
Flat Earth Proof2015TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
The Flat Earth Conspiracy2014Video documentaryHimself – Apollo 11 LMP (as Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin Jr.)Archive Footage
9×10 novanta2014DocumentaryHimself (segment “Tubiolo e la luna”) (uncredited)Archive Footage
Horizon2013TV Series documentaryHimself – Astronaut, Apollo 11Archive Footage
America’s Book of Secrets2013TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
Here I Stand2012DocumentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Apollo Zero2009DocumentaryHimself – Gemini 12 Pilot, Apollo 11 LMP (as Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin)Archive Footage
40 Years on the Moon2009TV Movie documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
The 23rd Annual Midsouth Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimselfArchive Footage
Nova2007-2008TV Series documentaryHimself – Astronaut / HimselfArchive Footage
When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
California’s Gold2008TV Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Mars Rising2007TV Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
MoonFaker2007TV Series documentaryHimself – Apollo 11 AstronautArchive Footage
Tank on the Moon2007TV Movie documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
60 Minutes2000-2006TV Series documentaryHimself – Former Astronaut (segment “First Man”) / Himself – Former Astronaut (segment “The Power of Positive Speaking”)Archive Footage
Conquering Space: The Moon and Beyond2005Video documentaryHimself – NASA AstronautArchive Footage
Unsere Besten2003TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
Sea of Silence2003Himself (uncredited)Archive Footage
Failure Is Not an Option2003TV Movie documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Days That Shook the World2003TV Series documentaryHimself – Apollo11 AstronautArchive Footage
Die Akte Apollo2002TV Movie documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Superstructures of America2002TV Series documentaryHimself – AstronautArchive Footage
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon2001Video documentaryHimself – Apollo 11 LMPArchive Footage
What Happened on the Moon? – An Investigation Into Apollo2000Video documentaryHimself – Apollo 11 Astronaut (uncredited)Archive Footage
The Dish2000HimselfArchive Footage
The Simpsons1995-2000TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
The Planets1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life1997DocumentaryHimself – Astronaut on Moon (uncredited)Archive Footage
Was It Only a Paper Moon?1997DocumentaryHimself – Apollo 11 Astronaut (uncredited)Archive Footage
UFO Diaries1995TV Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Bullerfnis1991TV SeriesHimself – AstronautArchive Footage
For All Mankind1989DocumentaryHimselfArchive Footage
The Moon Above, the Earth Below1989TV Movie documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Moi, Tintin1976DocumentaryHimself (as Edwin Aldrin)Archive Footage

Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr. Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieCategory
1994Technical Achievement AwardSociety of Camera OperatorsFor developing and achieving photography in spaceWon
1993Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionWon
1970Special Gold LogieLogie AwardsWon
1994Technical Achievement AwardSociety of Camera OperatorsFor developing and achieving photography in spaceNominated
1993Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionNominated
1970Special Gold LogieLogie AwardsNominated