Mel Brooks and Family Endorse Biden, Harris in First Ever Political Spot

Author-Actor Max Brooks and honoree Mel Brooks  - Getty - H 2020
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"So many people have died. And when you're dead, you can't do much," the actor says of Trump's response to the pandemic.

Mel Brooks on Wednesday did something he has never done in his 94 years: He starred in a political ad.

The iconic actor-director (joined by his son and grandson, albeit socially distanced) made a short video encouraging people to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket this November.

"I'm Mel Brooks and behind me, you see my son and my grandson. And they can't be with me. Why? Because of this coronavirus," Brooks says. "And Donald Trump is not doing a damn thing about it. So many people have died. And when you're dead, you can't do much."

He continued, "So, I'm voting for Joe Biden. I like Joe. Why do I like Joe? Because Joe likes facts, because Joe likes science. Joe will keep us going. Take a tip from me, vote for Joe."

Not taking a chance to miss a quip, the funnyman tells his family, "OK, you can leave. See you soon. I've got to fill out my ballot. Bye, bye."

Brooks and his son teamed up for a humorous PSA video in March to encourage social distancing.

Watch the spot below.