Beau Bridges

Actor, Director, Producer
An Emmy and Golden Globe award winner, actor Beau Bridges - the eldest son of actor Lloyd Bridges and brother of Jeff Bridges - developed into an amiable character actor after beginning his career as a child star in ... Read more »
Born: 12/08/1941 in Hollywood, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (187)

The Millers 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Dirty Politics 2014 (Movie)

Hank (Actor)

I-See-You.Com 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Masters of Sex 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Girlfriend's Boyfriend 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stargate: The Ark of Truth 2014 (Movie)

Major General Hank Landry (Actor)

Eden 2013 (Movie)

Bob Gault (Actor)

Rushlights 2013 (Movie)

Sheriff Roberts (Actor)

The Goodwin Games 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Franklin & Bash 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Game Time: Tackling the Past 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Hit And Run 2012 (Movie)

Clint Perrkins (Actor)

White Collar 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brothers & Sisters 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Columbus Circle 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Love Bites 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Descendants 2011 (Movie)

Cousin Hugh (Actor)

Desperate Housewives 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Don't Fade Away 2009 (Movie)

Chris White (Actor)

Free Willy: Escape From Pirate's Cove 2009 (Movie)

Gus Grisby (Actor)

My Name is Earl 2005 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spinning Into Butter 2009 (Movie)

Dean Burton Strauss (Actor)

The Closer 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Max Payne 2008 (Movie)

BB Hensley (Actor)

Americanizing Shelley 2007 (Movie)

Gary Gordon (Actor)

Operation Homecoming 2007 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Stargate: Atlantis 2005 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

10.5 Apocalypse 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Beggars and Choosers 2000 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Charlotte's Web 2006 (Movie)

Dr. Dorian (Actor)

Harts of the West 1993 - 1994, 2000 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Stargate SG-1 2002 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good German 2006 (Movie)

Colonel Muller (Actor)

American Dad 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Into the West 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Smile 2005 (Movie)

Steven (Actor)

The Ballad of Jack and Rose 2005 (Movie)

Marty Rance (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 56th Annual Writers Guild Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Everwood 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sightings: Heartland Ghost 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Agency 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Will & Grace 2001, 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Founding Brothers 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Jeff Bridges: Building Bridges 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The District 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

John Wooden: Values, Victory and Peace of Mind 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Sordid Lives 2001 (Movie)

G W Nethercott (Actor)

Surfing For Life 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Voyage of the Unicorn 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

2nd Annual TV Guide Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

68th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Common Ground 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Swoosie Kurtz 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

P.T. Barnum 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Brian Wilson: A Beach Boy's Tale 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Surfing for Life 1999 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The White River Kid 1999 (Movie)

Daddy Weed (Actor)

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Lloyd Bridges 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Maximum Bob 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Meeting Daddy 1998 (Movie)

Larry Branson (Actor)

Quincy Jones -- The First 50 Years 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 19th Annual CableACE Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Rocketman 1997 (Movie)

Bud Nesbitt (Actor)

The Second Civil War 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Uninvited 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Film Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Memphis PD: War on the Streets 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Second Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

5 American Handguns -- 5 American Kids 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Narrator

Countdown to Christmas 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Christmas Parade 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 15th Annual CableACE Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Married to It 1993 (Movie)

John Morden (Actor)

Sidekicks 1993 (Movie)

Jerry Gabrewski (Actor)

The 14th Annual CableACE Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Meaning of Life 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Abra Cadaver 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will? 1990 (Movie)

Orville (Actor)

Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 11th Annual ACE Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Signs of Life 1989 (Movie)

John Alder (Actor)

The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989 (Movie)

Frank Baker (Actor)

The Iron Triangle 1989 (Movie)

Captain Keene (Actor)

The Wizard 1989 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Three of a Kind 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Seven Hours to Judgment 1988 (Movie)

John Eden (Actor)

The Killing Time 1987 (Movie)

Sam Wayburn (Actor)

The Wild Pair 1987 (Movie)

Joe Jennings (Actor)

Alice in Wonderland 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Outrage! 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

James A. Michener's "Space" 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hotel New Hampshire 1984 (Movie)

Win Berry (Actor)

Heart Like A Wheel 1983 (Movie)

Connie Kalitta (Actor)

Witness For the Prosecution 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Dangerous Company 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Child 1982 (Movie)

Jack Hansen (Actor)

Honky Tonk Freeway 1981 (Movie)

Duane Hansen (Actor)

Night Crossing 1980 (Movie)

Gunter Wetzel (Actor)

United States 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Norma Rae 1979 (Movie)

Sonny Webster (Actor)

Silver Dream Racer 1979 (Movie)

Bruce McBride (Actor)

Stubby Pringle's Christmas 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The 5th Musketeer 1978 (Movie)

King Louis XIV (Actor)

The Four Feathers 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Runner Stumbles 1978 (Movie)

Toby (Actor)

Greased Lightning 1977 (Movie)

Hutch (Actor)

The Dorothy Hamill Winter Carnival Special 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Medical Story 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Swashbuckler 1976 (Movie)

Major Folly (Actor)

Two-Minute Warning 1976 (Movie)

Mike Ramsay (Actor)

Dragonfly 1974 (Movie)

Jesse Arlington (Actor)

Lovin' Molly 1974 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

The Other Side of the Mountain 1973 (Movie)

Dick Buek (Actor)

Child's Play 1972 (Movie)

Paul Reis (Actor)

Hammersmith Is Out 1972 (Movie)

Billy Breedlove (Actor)

Your Three Minutes Are Up 1972 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Robert Young and the Family 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Adam's Woman 1970 (Movie)

Adam (Actor)

The Christian Licorice Store 1970 (Movie)

Franklin Kane (Actor)

The Landlord 1970 (Movie)

Elgar (Actor)

Gaily, Gaily 1969 (Movie)

Ben Harvey (Actor)

For Love of Ivy 1968 (Movie)

Tim Austin (Actor)

The Incident 1967 (Movie)

Private First Class Felix Teflinger (Actor)

Mr. Novak 1963 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Village of the Giants 1964 (Movie)

Fred (Actor)

The Lloyd Bridges Show 1962 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The Explosive Generation 1960 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

Zamba 1949 (Movie)

(Actor)

Force of Evil 1948 (Movie)

Frankie Tucker (Actor)

10.5 (TV Show)

Actor

A Fighting Choice (TV Show)

Actor

A Stranger to Love (TV Show)

Actor

Can a Guy Say No? (TV Show)

Actor

Evel Knievel (TV Show)

Actor

Founding Fathers (TV Show)

Voice

Hidden in America (TV Show)

Actor

Inherit the Wind (TV Show)

Actor

Just Another Secret (TV Show)

Actor

Kissinger and Nixon (TV Show)

Actor

Losing Chase (TV Show)

Actor

Million Dollar Babies (TV Show)

Actor

Nightjohn (TV Show)

Actor

No Minor Vices (Movie)

Bertram (Actor)

Out of the Ashes (TV Show)

Actor

Secret Sins of the Father (TV Show)

Actor

Songs in Ordinary Time (TV Show)

Actor

Stargate: Continuum (TV Show)

Actor

The Child Stealer (TV Show)

Actor

The Christmas Secret (TV Show)

Actor

The Defenders: Payback (TV Show)

Actor

The Kid From Nowhere (TV Show)

Actor

The Man With Three Wives (TV Show)

Actor

The Man Without a Country (TV Show)

Actor

The President's Mistress (TV Show)

Actor

The Red Pony (Movie)

Beau (Actor)

The Red-Light Sting (TV Show)

Actor

The Thanksgiving Promise (TV Show)

Actor

The Whirlwind (TV Show)

Actor

We Were the Mulvaneys (TV Show)

Actor

Wildflower (TV Show)

Actor
Director (3)

Seven Hours to Judgment 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

The Wild Pair 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Don't Touch 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Director
Music (1)

The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989 (Movie)

("Ten Cents a Dance" "You're Sixteen (You're Beautiful and You're Mine)") (Song Performer)

Biography

An Emmy and Golden Globe award winner, actor Beau Bridges - the eldest son of actor Lloyd Bridges and brother of Jeff Bridges - developed into an amiable character actor after beginning his career as a child star in such films as "Force of Evil" (1948) and Lewis Milestone's "The Red Pony" (1949). Graduating into more adult roles in the late 1960s, Bridges was a diversely talented actor who fit comfortably into a number of genres - drama, comedy, historical biopics, and even science-fiction. Following a praised turn as reporter in "Gaily, Gaily" (1969) and a starring role in Hal Ashby's directorial debut, "The Landlord" (1970), he made his first of several collaborations with director Peter Ustinov in the satirical comedy, "Hammersmith Is Out" (1972). Later in the decade, Bridges was the husband of union organizer "Norma Rae" (1979) and entered the following decade with a starring role in the biopic "Heart Like a Wheel" (1983). He joined his brother for the critically hailed romantic drama, "The Fabulous Baker Boys" (1989), which he followed with an Emmy-winning performance in the title role for "Without Warning: The James Brady Story" (HBO, 1991). Bridges also found great success on the small screen, earning critical acclaim for portraying Elvis' manager Colonel Tom Parker, former U.S. president Richard Nixon, and 19th century showman P.T. Barnum. Entering the new millennium, Bridges showed no sign of slowing down with a recurring role on "Stargate: SG-1" (Sci-Fi Channel, 2005-07), a supporting part in Steven Soderberg's World War II drama, "The Good German" (2006), and a guest starring role on "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 2004- ). With his modest gravitas, which always made him a favorite of his many collaborators, Bridges quietly became one of the most prolific character performers working in Hollywood.

Relationships

Wendy Bridges

Wife
Married on April 10, 1984, shortly after his divorce

Ezekiel Bridges

Son
Born Sept. 24, 1973; mother, Wendy Bridges

Jordan Bridges Actor

Son
Born Nov. 13, 1973; mother, Julie Landfield Bridges

Juli Bridges Actor

Wife
Married June 6, 1964 Divorced March 12, 1984

Garrett Bridges

Brother
Born in June 1948 Died of sudden infant death syndrome in August 1948

Jeff Bridges Actor

Brother
Born Dec. 4, 1949 to Lloyd Bridges and Dorothy Dean Bridges Co-starred with brother Beau in "The Fabulous Baker Boys" (1989)

Lloyd Bridges Actor

Father
Born Jan. 15, 1913; starred on the popular TV adventure series "Sea Hunt" (1957-61) and in the films, "Sahara" (1943), "High Noon" (1952), "Airplane!" (1980) and "Hot Shots!" (1991) Died March 10, 1998

Dorothy Bridges Actor

Mother
Born Sept. 19, 1915 Died Feb. 16, 2009

Emily Bridges Actor

Daughter
Born July 2, 1986; mother, Wendy Bridges Acted with father in the CBS movie "The Uninvited" (1996)

Casey Bridges Actor

Son
Born March 16, 1969; African-American; adopted with by Beau Bridges with first wife Julie Landfield Bridges in 1969

Dylan Bridges Actor

Son
Born Oct. 25, 1984; mother, Wendy Bridges

Lucinda Bridges Actor

Sister
Born in 1950 to Lloyd Bridges and Dorothy Dean Bridges

EDUCATION

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
Was part of UCLA's national championship basketball team during his freshman year

University of Hawaii

Manoa , Hawaii
Transferred from UCLA

Milestones

2012

Appeared opposite Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper in action comedy "Hit and Run"

2011

Cast opposite George Clooney in Alexander Payne's "The Descendants"

2010

Earned an Emmy nomination for a guest starring-role on TNT's "The Closer"

2010

Joined ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" in a recurring role as a love interest for Sally Field's character

2009

Earned an Emmy nomination for his guest-starring role on ABC's "Desperate Housewives " as Eli Scruggs, a handyman

2008

Played Major General Landry in the direct-to-DVD movies "Stargate: The Ark of Truth" and "Stargate: Continuum"

2006

Co-starred in Steven Soderbergh's post WWII drama "The Good German"

2005

Played the recurring role of Major General Hank Landry in the Sci-Fi Channel's "Stargate: Atlantis" and "Stargate SG-1"

2005

Starred opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in "The Ballad of Jack and Rose"

2005

Landed a recurring role as the title character's father on NBC's "My Name is Earl"; received an Emmy Award nomination in 2007 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

2004

Starred as the President of the United States in the NBC movie "10.5"

2002

Cast as Michael Mulvaney in the Lifetime drama "We Were The Mulvaneys"

2002

Cast as the head of the CIA in the CBS drama series "The Agency"

1999

Portrayed E.K. Hornbeck in the Showtime movie "Inherit the Wind"; earned an Emmy nomination

1999

Played the title role in the A&E original miniseries, "P.T. Barnum"; son Jordan played a young version of the title character; earned an Emmy nomination

1998

Final appearance with father, "Meeting Daddy"; Peter Gould's directorial debut

1997

Collaborated with director Andy Wolk on the Showtime movie, "The Defenders"; aired in three parts titled "Payback," "Choice of Evils" and "Taking the First"

1997

Won third Emmy for his work as the Idaho governor who closed his state off to immigration in HBO's "The Second Civil War"

1996

Portrayed a husband whose wife falls for another woman in Kevin Bacon's directorial debut "Losing Chase"

1996

Had small role as a young football player's father in the blockbuster "Jerry Maguire"

1996

Portrayed a laid-off factory worker in Showtime's "Hidden in America"; executive produced by brother Jeff; received an Emmy nomination

1996

Acted with sons Jordan and Dylan in "A Stranger to Love" (CBS)

1995

Received an Emmy nomination for narrating "5 American Kids – 5 American Handguns" for HBO

1995

Played former U.S. president Richard Nixon in the TV-movie "Kissinger and Nixon" (TNT); garnered an Emmy nomination

1995

Acted with his father and son Dylan in the two-hour pilot episode of Showtime's "The Outer Limits"; received an Emmy nomination

1994

Directed his father and son Jordan in "Secret Sins of the Father" (NBC); also acted

1993

Portrayed Elvis' manager, Colonel Tom Parker in "Elvis and the Colonel: The Untold Story" (NBC)

1993

Garnered an Emmy for his role in "The Positively True Story of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom" (HBO)

1993

Starred in (and co-executive produced) the CBS series, "Harts of the West"; father appeared in a recurring role

1991

Won first Emmy Award for playing the title role in "Without Warning: The James Brady Story" (HBO)

1991

Acted in Diane Keaton's long-format directorial debut, "Wildflower" (Lifetime)

1989

First feature role opposite brother Jeff, "The Fabulous Baker Boys"

1988

Directed (and acted in) second feature, "Seven Hours to Judgment"

1987

Had co-starring role in the CBS miniseries "Space"

1987

Feature film directing debut, "The Wild Pair"; also acted; father and sons Casey and Dylan had roles

1986

Directed his father, mother Dorothy and son Jordan in ABC's "The Thanksgiving Promise"; also acted and co-produced

1985

Acted with father in CBS' "Alice in Wonderland"

1983

Starred opposite Bonnie Bedelia in "Heart Like a Wheel," the biopic of racer Shirley Muldowney

1982

TV-movie directing debut, "The Kid From Nowhere" (NBC); also acted

1981

Starred in Delbert Mann's "Night Crossing"

1980

Cast in the short-lived NBC show "United States"

1979

First feature co-starring father, "The Fifth Musketeer"

1979

Played Sally Field's husband in the Academy Award nominated film "Norma Rae"

1976

Re-teamed with Peerce for "Two-Minute Warning"

1974

Second film with Lumet, "Lovin' Molly," an adaptation of Larry McMurtry's novel Leaving Cheyenne

1974

Returned to Broadway stage in Peter Ustinov's "Who's Who in Hell"

1974

Acted in "The Whirlwind" (CBS), playing younger version of father Lloyd's character Benjamin Franklin

1973

TV-movie debut, The Man Without a Country" (ABC)

1972

Played an athletic coach in Sidney Lumet's "Child's Play"

1972

First collaboration with Peter Ustinov in "Hammersmith Is Out"

1969

Starred as "The Landlord" in Hal Ashby's directorial debut

1968

Won praise for portraying a naive reporter in "Gaily, Gaily"

1967

First adult film role, Larry Peerce's "The Incident"

1966

Made Broadway debut in William Inge's "Where's Daddy?"

1965

Played a teen who grows to very large proportions in "Village of the Giants"

1962

Debut as series regular on the NBC sitcom "Ensign O'Toole"

1962

Made several appearances on "The Lloyd Bridges Show" (CBS)

1960

TV debut in "My Three Sons" (ABC); later in same year appeared in "Sea Hunt" (syndicated) with father Lloyd

1949

Re-teamed with Milestone for "The Red Pony"

1948

Made feature film debut in Lewis Milestone's "No Minor Vices"

Bonus Trivia

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About his closeness with brother Jeff: "We see each other quite often at family gatherings, or we just get together. Not long ago, we took off three days, just the two of us, driving around. We used work as an excuse, but mostly we just wanted to spend some time together." – Bridges quoted to Biography magazine, September 1999

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On his late father Lloyd: "[His spirit] is always with me and my family. He was a great teacher. And I think of him whenever I'm at a crossroads or have to make a choice." – Bridges quoted in Biography magazine, September 1999

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