The actors union announced Thursday that Alda will accept its highest honor on January 27. The award to given annually to an actor who fosters the "finest ideals of the acting profession."
Alda's long list of credits include 11 seasons as Dr. Hawkeye Pierce on "M.A.S.H.," TV turns on "The West Wing" and "Ray Donovan," and roles in films such as "Manhattan Murder Mystery" and "The Aviator."
He has earned an Oscar nomination, six Emmys, six Golden Globes and three Tony Award nominations. He also founded the nonprofit Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.