Larry Bryggman

Actor
Lanky blond actor Larry Bryggman is perhaps best known to daytime TV viewers as the dedicated (and formerly villainous) Dr. John Dixon on "As the World Turns", a role he has played since 1969 and which brought him two ... Read more »
Born: 12/20/1938 in Concord, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (11)

Person of Interest 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spy Game 2001 (Movie)

Troy Folger (Actor)

Looking for Richard 1996 (Movie)

Lord Stanley (Actor)

Die Hard With A Vengeance 1995 (Movie)

Arthur Cobb (Actor)

Soap Opera Digest Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 15th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Hanky Panky 1982 (Movie)

Stacy (Actor)

And Justice For All 1979 (Movie)

Warren Fresnell (Actor)

Biography

Lanky blond actor Larry Bryggman is perhaps best known to daytime TV viewers as the dedicated (and formerly villainous) Dr. John Dixon on "As the World Turns", a role he has played since 1969 and which brought him two Daytime Emmy Awards. Discerning theatergoers in NYC, however, may recall the actor for his many appearances on and off Broadway, notably with the New York Shakespeare Festival. Since his 1962 debut, Bryggman has rarely not found a stage role to supplement his daytime work. In 1993, he was honored with an OBIE Award for "sustained excellence of work" and the following year he received a Tony nomination for playing the reliable Howard Bevans in the Broadway revival of "Picnic". The actor has also frequently appeared in support of star Al Pacino, dating from their mutual association with the Theatre Company of Boston in the late 1960s. Pacino, in turn, included Bryggman in the 1996 documentary, which focused on actors performing Shakespeare's "Richard III".

Born and raised in the Bay Area of California, Bryggman attended the City College of San Francisco before heading to New York, where he made his Off-Broadway debut in "Summer Ghost" (1962). After stints with the Pittsburgh Playhouse and in Boston, he began his long association with Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival (NYSF) with 1969's "Mod Donna" and over the course of nearly three decades played numerous roles in the canon, including Banquo in "Macbeth" and the title parts in "Coriolanus" and both parts of "Henry IV". Alongside Pacino, Bryggman appeared in "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel" (1977) and "Richard III" (1979). Bryggman segued to the big screen in support of Pacino in the legal drama "... And Justice for All" (1979) and enjoyed his most prominent role as a policeman sparring with Bruce Willis' John McClane in "Die Hard With a Vengeance" (1995).

Relationships

Heidi Brennan

Companion
Mother of his eldest daughter

Riley Bryggman

Daughter
Born June 11, 2003 mother, Tracey Hanley

Ryan Bryggman

Son
Born December 4, 1999 mother, Tracy Hanley

Barbara Creed

Wife
Mother of Bryggman's two sons

Tracy Hanley

Wife
Assistant director on "Guiding Light" (CBS)

Jacqueline Schultz

Wife
Appeared together on "As the World Turns" (CBS)

EDUCATION

City College of San Francisco

San Francisco , California

American Theatre Wing

New York , New York

Milestones

2008

Cast opposite Mercedes Ruehl in the world premiere of Edward Albee's "Occupant" at Signature Theatre Company

2005

Starred as the Judge in the Atlantic Theater Company's off-Broadway and Los Angeles productions of the David Mamet farce "Romance"; earned a Drama Desk nomination

2000

Co-starred in the stage play "Proof"; reprised role when production transferred to Broadway; garnered Tony nomination

1997

Acted in "Henry VIII" in Central Park

1996

Appeared in Al Pacino's documentary "Looking for Richard"

1995

Portrayed policeman Arthur Cobb in "Die Hard With a Vengeance"

1994

Received Tony nomination for the revival of "Picnic" on Broadway

1990

Acted on Broadway in Craig Lucas' "Prelude to a Kiss"

1990

Played Banquo in NYSF staging of "Macbeth"

1988

Supported Kate Nelligan in "Spoils of War"; replaced by Jeffery DeMunn when production transferred to Broadway

1986

Returned to the NYSF to co-star in "Rum and Coke"

1984

Acted in New York Shakespeare Festival (NYSF) staging of "The Ballad of Soapy Smith"

1982

Appeared in film "Hanky Panky"

1979

Feature film debut, "...And Justice For All" opposite Pacino

1979

Again supported Pacino in stage production of "Richard III"

1977

Acted in support of Pacino on stage in "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel"; production originated in Boston before transferring to Broadway

1974

Had mulitple roles in the Broadway version of "Ulysses in Nighttown"; directed by Burgess Meredith

1968

Played Dr. John Dixon on "As the World Turns"

1968

Performed in first of numerous productions with The New York Shakespeare Festival, "Mod Donna"

1966

Performed with Pittsburgh Playhouse

1962

Made Off-Broadway debut, "A Summer Ghost"

Was occasional member of the Theatre Company of Boston; first stage collaborations with Al Pacino

Made daytime TV debut in episode of "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing" (CBS)

Had title role in NYSF staging of "Henry IV, Parts One and Two"

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