Jerry Bruckheimer

Mailroom worker, Producer, Advertising executive
A former advertising executive who moved into film production in the early 1970s, Jerry Bruckheimer has given audiences movies, videos and soundtracks that have topped $11 billion in grosses to date. Together with the ... Read more »
Born: 09/20/1945 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Producer (96)

CSI: Cyber 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Lucifer 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2000 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Deliver Us From Evil 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Marshal Law: Texas 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

CSI: New York 2004 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Chase 2002 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Hostages 2013 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Amazing Race 2003 - 2009, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Lone Ranger 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Without A Trace 2002 - 2009, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

CSI: Miami 2002 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Take the Money and Run 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Whole Truth 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cold Case 2003 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Dark Blue 2008 - 2010 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Miami Medical 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Forgotten 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Sorcerer's Apprentice 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Confessions of a Shopaholic 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Eleventh Hour 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

G-Force 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Close to Home 2005 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Justice 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

National Treasure: Book of Secrets 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Deja Vu 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

E-Ring 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Glory Road 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Just Legal 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Modern Men 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Skin 2003 - 2005 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

King Arthur 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

National Treasure 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bad Boys II 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kangaroo Jack 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Profiles From the Front Line 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Veronica Guerin 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bad Company 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Black Hawk Down 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pearl Harbor 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Coyote Ugly 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Gone in 60 Seconds 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Remember the Titans 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

S.O.F. Special Ops Force 1997 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Armageddon 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Enemy of the State 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Con Air 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dangerous Minds 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Rock 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bad Boys 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Crimson Tide 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dangerous Minds 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Ref 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Days of Thunder 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Beverly Hills Cop II 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Top Gun 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Beverly Hills Cop 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

Thief of Hearts 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

Flashdance 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cat People 1982 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Young Doctors in Love 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)

Thief 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

American Gigolo 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

Defiance 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

March Or Die 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

Farewell, My Lovely 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Culpepper Cattle Company 1972 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Amazing Race: Family Edition (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jihadists in Paradise (Movie)

(Producer)

Max Q (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Swing Vote (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Amazing Race 10 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Amazing Race 12 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Amazing Race 13 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Amazing Race 14 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Amazing Race 15 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Amazing Race 16 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Amazing Race 17 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Amazing Race 18 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Amazing Race 19 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Amazing Race 2 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Amazing Race 20 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Amazing Race 21 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Amazing Race 3 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Amazing Race 4 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Amazing Race 5 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Amazing Race 7 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Amazing Race 9 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Amazing Race: All-Stars (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Amazing Race: All-Stars (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (16)

3rd Annual DVD Exclusive Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

E! Entertainer of the Year 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

In Search of Ted Demme 2004 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

TV Land Moguls 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: Bad Boys II 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Will Smith VH1 Movie Special: Bad Boys II 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Inside Reel: Digital Filmmaking 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Pearl Harbor: A Journey to the Screen 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

What Is a Producer? 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Armageddon: Target Earth 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Franky Goes to Hollywood 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Naked Hollywood 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The New Hollywood 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A former advertising executive who moved into film production in the early 1970s, Jerry Bruckheimer has given audiences movies, videos and soundtracks that have topped $11 billion in grosses to date. Together with the late Don Simpson, with whom he formed Simpson-Bruckheimer Productions in 1983, the producer set the trend for the big-budget, action/adventure films that dominated Hollywood's output throughout the 1980s and 90s. Their joint ventures included "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984) and "Top Gun" (1986), both among the 20 highest-grossing features of all time and both produced via the company's long-term deal with Paramount Pictures. Their pictures were honored with 15 Academy Award nominations, two Oscars for Best Song, four Grammys, and three Golden Globes. But after Simpson's death in 1996, Bruckheimer ventured out on his own, scoring huge hits at the box office and in a new medium for the powerful film director- television.

Relationships

Alexandra Balahoutis

Step-Daughter

Bonnie Bruckheimer

Wife
Divorced from first wife

Linda Bruckheimer

Wife
Former West Coast editor for Mirabella magazine

EDUCATION

University of Arizona

Tucson , Arizona

Mumford High School

Detroit , Michigan

Milestones

2011

Produced the fourth film in the "Pirate" franchise, "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"

2010

Produced the feature film adaptation of the video game, "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time"; starred Jake Gyllenhaal in the title role

2010

Produced "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," his seventh film with Nicolas Cage

2009

Produced the feature adaptation of "Confessions of a Shopaholic"

2009

Produced the live-action comedy film, "G-Force"

2007

Once again teamed with Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp for the third film in the series, "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"

2007

Re-teamed with Nicolas Cage for the sequel, "National Treasure: Book of Secrets"

2006

Again teamed with Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"

2005

Executive produced the CBS crime drama, "Close to Home"

2005

Executive produced the NBC military drama, "E-Ring"

2004

Re-teamed with Nicolas Cage for "National Treasure"

2004

Produced an adaptation of "King Arthur," starring Clive Owen and Keira Knightley

2004

Executive produced the second "CSI" spin-off, "CSI: NY" (CBS)

2003

Executive produced the CBS drama, "Cold Case"

2003

Produced the film based on the popular Disneyland ride, "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"; directed by Gore Verbinski and starred Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow

2003

Re-teamed with Michael Bay and Will Smith for the sequel, "Bad Boys II"

2002

Produced the Joel Schumacher directed, "Bad Company"

2002

Executive produced the CBS drama, "Without a Trace"

2002

Executive produced the "CSI" spin-off series, "CSI: Miami" (CBS)

2001

Produced the blockbuster, "Pearl Harbor"; re-teamed with director Michael Bay

2001

Produced the Ridley Scott directed film, "Black Hawk Down"

2001

Executive produced the CBS reality competition series, "The Amazing Race"

2000

Executive produced the CBS drama, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"

2000

Executive produced "Gone in 60 Seconds," starring Cage and Angelina Jolie

1998

Executive produced the syndicated series, "Soldier of Fortune, Inc."

1998

Produced the Michael Bay directed, "Armageddon"

1998

Produced the techno-thriller, "Enemy of the State"; re-teamed with Tony Scott and Will Smith

1997

Produced second Cage action film, "Con Air"

1997

Formed Jerry Bruckheimer Films

1996

Executive produced the short-lived ABC series, "Dangerous Minds"

1996

Made first collaboration with Michael Bay and Will Smith, "Bad Boys"

1996

Produced first collaboration with Nicolas Cage, "The Rock"; re-teamed with director Michael Bay

1995

Formally dissolved Simpson-Bruckeimer partnership one month before Simpson's death in January 1996

1995

Re-teamed with director Tony Scott to produce "Crimson Tide"

1991

Produced first film with Bruce Willis, "The Last Boy Scout"; re-teamed with director Tony Scott

1991

Bruckheimer-Simpson signed non-exclusive, five-year, five-picture deal with Disney subsidiary, Hollywood Pictures (January)

1990

Signed second five-year production deal with Paramount

1990

Contract between Bruckheimer-Simpson and Paramount ended by "mutual agreement" (November)

1990

Re-teamed with Tom Cruise and director Tony Scott for "Days of Thunder"

1985

Co-produced "Top Gun," which solidified Tom Cruise as a star; first collaboration with director Tony Scott

1984

Produced "Beverly Hills Cop," with Eddie Murphy in his star making role

1983

Made first joint production credit with Don Simpson, "Flashdance"

1983

Co-founded Simpson-Bruckheimer Productions with Don Simpson; signed exclusive five-year production deal with Paramount Pictures

1982

Debuted as executive producer, the remake of "Cat People"

1975

Received first producing credit, "Farewell, My Lovely" (with Dick Richards)

1972

Made first film as associate producer, "The Culpepper Cattle Company" (with Dick Richards)

Received attention for a Pontiac commercial he made which spoofed "Bonnie and Clyde"

Bonus Trivia

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"The same critic who likes 'My Dinner With Andre' is not going to have the same response to 'Armageddon.' I make popular entertainment. If critics don't like popular entertainment, they shouldn't be reviewing it." - Bruckheimer to The New York Times, July 10, 1998

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"You gotta hook into characters. No matter how many explosions I had or whatever I do. How many rockets or jet planes or whatever. It's always about the characters that go in those machines that make you enjoy the movies." - Bruckheimer to Empire magazine, September 1998

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"I'm a worker bee. I love to work. I love what I do, and I love the movies." - Bruckheimer to Reuters, June 15, 2000

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