Bruce Greenwood

Actor, Singer, Musician
Having appeared in scores of films and television projects since the 1980s, actor Bruce Greenwood spent decades in smaller roles before finally receiving his due as President John F. Kennedy in the nail-biting docudrama ... Read more »
Born: 08/11/1956 in Quebec, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (108)

American Crime Story 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Spectral 2016 (Movie)

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Fathers and Daughters 2015 (Movie)

William (Actor)

Mad Men 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

WildLike 2015 (Movie)

Rene Bartlett (Actor)

Devil's Knot 2014 (Movie)

Judge Burnett (Actor)

Donovan's Echo 2014 (Movie)

Finnley (Actor)

Endless Love 2014 (Movie)

Hugh Butterfield (Actor)

The Captive 2014 (Movie)

Vince (Actor)

The Challenger Disaster 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Weapon 2014 (Movie)

Simon Hart (Actor)

And Now a Word From Our Sponsor 2013 (Movie)

Adan Kundle (Actor)

Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 (Movie)

Pike (Actor)

The Elephant Song 2013 (Movie)

Dr. Toby Green (Actor)

The Place Beyond the Pines 2013 (Movie)

Bill Killcullen (Actor)

Flight 2012 (Movie)

Charlie Anderson (Actor)

For Greater Glory 2012 (Movie)

Ambassador Dwight Morrow (Actor)

The River 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Cell 213 2011 (Movie)

Warden (Actor)

Meek's Cutoff 2011 (Movie)

Stephen Meek (Actor)

Super 8 2011 (Movie)

Cooper (Actor)

Barney's Version 2010 (Movie)

Blair (Actor)

Dinner for Schmucks 2010 (Movie)

Lance Fender (Actor)

Mao's Last Dancer 2010 (Movie)

Ben Stevenson (Actor)

Star Trek 2009 (Movie)

Captain Christopher Pike (Actor)

The Summit 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Firehouse Dog 2007 (Movie)

Connor Fahey (Actor)

I'm Not There 2007 (Movie)

Garrett/Keenan Jones (Actor)

John from Cincinnati 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Mee-Shee: The Water Giant 2007 (Movie)

Sean Campbell (Actor)

National Treasure: Book of Secrets 2007 (Movie)

The President (Actor)

Deja Vu 2006 (Movie)

Jack McCready (Actor)

Eight Below 2006 (Movie)

Davis McClaren (Actor)

Capote 2005 (Movie)

Jack Dunphy (Actor)

Racing Stripes 2005 (Movie)

Nolan Walsh (Actor)

The Last Sign 2005 (Movie)

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The World's Fastest Indian 2005 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Being Julia 2004 (Movie)

Lord Charles (Actor)

I, Robot 2004 (Movie)

Lawrence Robertson (Actor)

Hollywood Homicide 2003 (Movie)

Bennie Macko (Actor)

The Core 2003 (Movie)

Commander Robert Iverson (Actor)

The Republic of Love 2003 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

Ararat 2002 (Movie)

Martin/Clarence Ussher (Actor)

Below 2002 (Movie)

Brice (Actor)

Melissa Gilbert 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Swept Away 2002 (Movie)

Anthony Leighton (Actor)

The Magnificent Ambersons 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lost Son 2001 (Movie)

Friedman (Actor)

Cord 2000 (Movie)

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Here on Earth 2000 (Movie)

Earl Cavanaugh (Actor)

Rules of Engagement 2000 (Movie)

National Security Advisor William Sokal (Actor)

Thirteen Days 2000 (Movie)

John F Kennedy (Actor)

Double Jeopardy 1999 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

The Color of Courage 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Disturbing Behavior 1998 (Movie)

Dr. Caldicott (Actor)

Sleepwalkers 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Fathers' Day 1997 (Movie)

Bob Andrews (Actor)

The Sweet Hereafter 1997 (Movie)

Billy Ansell (Actor)

Danielle Steel's 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Judith Kranz's Dazzle 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Nowhere Man 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Dream Man 1995 (Movie)

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Exotica 1995 (Movie)

Francis (Actor)

Hardball 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Companion 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Paint Cans 1994 (Movie)

Vittorio Musso (Actor)

The Companion 1994 (Movie)

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Adrift 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Dean R. Koontz's Servants of Twilight 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Passenger 57 1992 (Movie)

Stuart Ramsey (Actor)

Perfect Crimes 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Pretender 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Veronica Clare 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Spy 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Little Kidnappers 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Wild Orchid 1990 (Movie)

Jerome (Actor)

Another Chance 1989 (Movie)

John Ripley (Actor)

In the Line of Duty: The FBI Murders 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Twist of Fate 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

St. Elsewhere 1982 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Destination: America 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bikini Shop 1987 (Movie)

Todd (Actor)

The Climb 1987 (Movie)

Herman Buhl (Actor)

Legmen 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

First Blood 1982 (Movie)

5th Guardsman (Actor)

Bear Island 1978 (Movie)

Technician (Actor)

A Dog Named Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

A Girl Thing (TV Show)

Actor

Bitter Vengeance (TV Show)

Actor

Haven (TV Show)

Actor

Heart of a Child (TV Show)

Actor

Meltdown (TV Show)

Actor

Rio Diablo (TV Show)

Actor

Saving Milly (TV Show)

Actor

Spy (TV Show)

Actor

Tell Me No Secrets (TV Show)

Actor

The Absolute Truth (TV Show)

Actor

The Mermaid Chair (TV Show)

Actor

The Riverman (TV Show)

Actor

The Soul Collector (TV Show)

Actor

Thick As Thieves (TV Show)

Actor

Treacherous Beauties (TV Show)

Actor

Twist of Fate (Movie)

Helmut von Schraeder (Actor)

Biography

Having appeared in scores of films and television projects since the 1980s, actor Bruce Greenwood spent decades in smaller roles before finally receiving his due as President John F. Kennedy in the nail-biting docudrama "13 Days" (2000). Prior to the high-profile turn, Greenwood had worked steadily throughout the years on television and in features, first in his native Canada and later in Hollywood. He had numerous guest spots and recurring roles on popular shows like "St. Elsewhere" (NBC, 1982-1988) and "Knots Landing" (CBS, 1979-1993), while finally gaining recognition on the big screen with the acclaimed indie "The Sweet Hereafter" (1997). After "Thirteen Days," Greenwood's career took off, as he landed supporting parts in major movies like "Hollywood Homicide" (2003), "Being Julia" (2004), "I, Robot" (2004) and "Déjà Vu" (2006). Returning to television, he starred as a surf bum father in David Milch's exceptionally weird and short-lived "John from Cincinnati" (HBO, 2007), while playing Truman Capote's long-term companion Jack Dunphy in "Capote" (2005). After playing the president in "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" (2007), he portrayed Captain Pike of the U.S.S. Enterprise in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" (2009). Regardless of the role, whether leading or supporting, Greenwood was a steady presence who brought gravitas and a wealth of talent to his performance.

Relationships

Susan Devlin

Wife
Went on first date when both were 15 years old Married 1985

Hugh Greenwood

Father
Taught at Princeton University; retired

Mary Greenwood

Mother

Barbara Greenwood

Sister
Younger

Kelly Greenwood

Sister
Younger

EDUCATION

Central School of Speech and Drama

London , England

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York 1980 - 1981

University of British Columbia

Took an drama class for an easy grade and decided to pursue a career after acting in a student production; left college with one year to go to travel in Greece

University of British Columbia

Took an drama class for an easy grade and decided to pursue a career after acting in a student production; left college with one year to go to travel in Greece

Milestones

2012

Re-teamed with Denzel Washington in "Flight"

2011

Co-starred in Steven Spielberg produced sci-fi thriller "Super 8," written and directed by J. J. Abrams

2010

Co-starred with Paul Rudd and Steve Carell in the comedy "Dinner for Schmucks"

2009

Cast in J. J. Abrams' "Star Trek" as Pike

2007

Co-starred in Todd Haynes' biopic "I'm Not There," a film reflecting the life of musician Bob Dylan

2007

Cast as the patriarch of a surfing family on HBO's "John From Cincinnati"

2006

Co-starred with Denzel Washington in "Deja Vu"

2004

Cast in "Being Julia," based on the novel "Theatre," by W. Somerset Maugham

2003

Cast in writer/director Ron Shelton's "Hollywood Homicide"

2002

Co-starred with Madonna in Guy Ritchie's "Swept Away"

2002

Re-teamed with Egoyan for "Ararat"

2000

Portrayed President John F. Kennedy in historical drama "Thirteen Days"

2000

Cast as a National Security Advisor in "Rules of Engagement"

1999

Played Ashley Judd's nefarious husband in "Double Jeopardy"

1998

Cast in a villainous role in "Disturbing Behavior"

1997

Cast on short-lived NBC drama "Sleepwalkers"

1997

Re-teamed with Atom Egoyan for "The Sweet Hereafter"

1995

Played Thomas Veil, the "Nowhere Man" (UPN)

1994

Starred in Atom Egoyan's feature "Exotica"

1994

Played the lead on the short-lived Fox sitcom "Hardball"

1992

Returned to the stage for the Los Angeles production of "Deconstructing Romance"

1991

Played Pierce Lawton on the CBS drama, "Knots Landing"

1989

Starred in USA Network movie "Spy"

1986

Joined cast of the NBC medical series "St. Elsewhere" as Dr. Seth Griffin

1984

Made TV series debut on the NBC series "Legmen"

1983

Moved to Los Angeles, CA after being cast in pilot of HBO series "The Hitchhiker"

1982

Last stage appearance for a decade "A State of Grace"

1982

Appeared in "First Blood"; role was whittled down in the editing from a moderate speaking part to essentially a walk-on

1981

Acted in the Vancouver production of "Bent"

1980

Feature acting debut, "Bear Island"

1977

Had leading role in the stage musical "Cruel Tears"

1976

Made professional debut in in the Vancouver production of "Scapino"

1967

Moved to Vancouver with his family at age 11

Was as a singer/guitarist with a Canadian rock band

Bonus Trivia

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"It's not as though I've made a conscious choice to eschew heroes and play peculiar villains. But I love to work, and there are more villainous roles out there. Villains are generally pretty enthusiastic, and I'm an enthusiastic person." – Greenwood quoted in the Daily News, Jan. 15, 2001

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