Lloyd Bridges

Actor, Drama teacher, Parcel service worker
A popular and talented leading man for five decades, Lloyd Bridges began his career playing gritty men of action in films like "Home of the Brave" (1949) and "High Noon" (1952) and finished it as a madcap player in such ... Read more »
Born: 01/14/1913 in San Leandro, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (141)

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Mafia! 1998 (Movie)

Vincenzo Cortino (Actor)

Meeting Daddy 1998 (Movie)

(Daddy) Mr Branson (Actor)

Seinfeld 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sex and the Silver Screen 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

Second Noah 1993 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sidney Sheldon's Nothing Lasts Forever 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Life and Times of Gary Cooper 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Other Woman 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Blown Away 1994 (Movie)

Max O'Bannon (Actor)

Harts of the West 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Devlin 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Hot Shots! Part Deux 1993 (Movie)

Tug Benson (Actor)

Run of Hearts 1993 (Movie)

Bronski (Actor)

Together For Our Children -- M.U.S.I.C. 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid 1992 (Movie)

Clifford Sterling (Actor)

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

Actor

Hot Shots! 1991 (Movie)

Admiral Benson (Actor)

Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Joe Versus the Volcano 1990 (Movie)

Graynamore (Actor)

The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Cousins 1989 (Movie)

Vince (Actor)

Superstars and Their Moms 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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

Actor

Tucker: the Man and His Dream 1988 (Movie)

Senator Homer Ferguson (Actor)

We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Killer Whale 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Narrator

Alice in Wonderland 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Weekend Warriors 1986 (Movie)

Colonel Archer (Actor)

Paper Dolls 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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George Washington 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Grandpa, Will You Run With Me? 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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The Blue and the Gray 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Airplane II: the Sequel 1982 (Movie)

Steve McCroskey (Actor)

Circus of the Stars 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Airplane! 1980 (Movie)

McCroskey (Actor)

Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack 1980 (Movie)

Commander Cain (Actor)

Battlestar Galactica 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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How the West Was Won 1976 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Bear Island 1978 (Movie)

Smithy (Actor)

The 5th Musketeer 1978 (Movie)

Aramis (Actor)

Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Joe Forrester 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Death Race 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Deliver Us From Evil 1974 (Movie)

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To Find a Man 1972 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

San Francisco International Airport 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Happy Ending 1969 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

The People Next Door 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Attack on the Iron Coast 1968 (Movie)

Major James Wilson (Actor)

Around the World Under the Sea 1965 (Movie)

Dr Doug Standish (Actor)

Alcoa Premiere 1961 - 1963 (TV Show)

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The Dick Powell Show 1961 - 1963 (TV Show)

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The Lloyd Bridges Show 1962 - 1963 (TV Show)

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The June Allyson Show 1959 - 1961 (TV Show)

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The Desilu Playhouse 1958 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

The Goddess 1958 (Movie)

Dutch Seymour (Actor)

Undercurrent 1954 - 1958 (TV Show)

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Ride Out For Revenge 1957 (Movie)

Captain George (Actor)

Front Row Center 1954 - 1956 (TV Show)

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The Rainmaker 1956 (Movie)

Noah Curry (Actor)

Wetbacks 1955 (Movie)

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Wichita 1955 (Movie)

Gyp (Actor)

Apache Woman 1954 (Movie)

Rex Moffet (Actor)

Pride of the Blue Grass 1954 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

Deadly Game 1953 (Movie)

Philip Graham (Actor)

High Noon 1952 (Movie)

Harvey Pell (Actor)

Moonrise 1948 (Movie)

Jerry Sykes (Actor)

Canyon Passage 1946 (Movie)

Johnny Steele (Actor)

The Master Race 1943 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Sahara 1942 (Movie)

Fred Clarkson (Actor)

A Tattered Web (TV Show)

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A Walk in the Sun (Movie)

Sgt. Ward (Actor)

Abilene Town (Movie)

Henry Dreiser (Actor)

Alias Boston Blackie (Movie)

Bus Driver (Actor)

Atlantic Convoy (Movie)

Bert (Actor)

Blondie Goes to College (Movie)

Ben Dixon (Actor)

Capital News (TV Show)

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Climax! (TV Show)

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Crime Club (TV Show)

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Cross of Fire (TV Show)

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Disaster on the Coastliner (TV Show)

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Do You Take This Stranger? (TV Show)

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Dress Gray (TV Show)

Actor

Flight Lieutenant (Movie)

Bill Robinson (Actor)

Grace Kelly (TV Show)

Actor

Harmon of Michigan (Movie)

Ozzie (Actor)

Haunts of the Very Rich (TV Show)

Actor

Here Comes Mr. Jordan (Movie)

Co-Pilot (Actor)

Honolulu Lu (Movie)

Desk Clerk (Actor)

In the Nick of Time (TV Show)

Actor

Last of the Comanches (Movie)

Jim Starbuck (Actor)

Little Big Horn (Movie)

Capt. Phillip Donlin (Actor)

Lloyd Bridges' Water World (TV Show)

Actor

Man's World (Movie)

Brown (Actor)

Moviola: This Year's Blonde (TV Show)

Actor

North and South: Book II (TV Show)

Actor

Once Upon a Time (Movie)

Captain (Actor)

Passport to Suez (Movie)

Fritz (Actor)

Peter and the Wolf (TV Show)

Actor

Ramrod (Movie)

Red Cates (Actor)

Secret Sins of the Father (TV Show)

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She Was Marked For Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Shut My Big Mouth (Movie)

Skinny (Actor)

Silent Night, Lonely Night (TV Show)

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Stowaway to the Moon (TV Show)

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Strange Confession (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

Telethon (TV Show)

Actor

The Commandos Strike at Dawn (Movie)

Young Soldier (Actor)

The Crime Doctor's Strangest Case (Movie)

Jimmy Trotter (Actor)

The Critical List (TV Show)

Actor

The Deadly Dream (TV Show)

Actor

The Deliverance of Elaine (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Wallendas (TV Show)

Actor

The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance (Movie)

Johnny Baker (Actor)

The Love War (TV Show)

Actor

The Plymouth Adventure (Movie)

Coppin (Actor)

The Return of Joe Forrester (TV Show)

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The Silent Gun (TV Show)

Actor

The Spirit of Stanford (Movie)

Don Farrell (Actor)

The Thanksgiving Promise (TV Show)

Actor

The Whirlwind (TV Show)

Actor

The White Tower (Movie)

Mr. Hein (Actor)

The Wife Takes a Flyer (Movie)

German Sergeant (Actor)

The Wild West (TV Show)

Voice

Three Steps North (Movie)

Frank Keeler (Actor)

Trouble Comes to Town (TV Show)

Actor

Unconquered (Movie)

Lt. Hutchins (Actor)

World War II: G.I. Diary (TV Show)

Narrator

You Belong To Me (Movie)

Ski Patrol (Actor)

Biography

A popular and talented leading man for five decades, Lloyd Bridges began his career playing gritty men of action in films like "Home of the Brave" (1949) and "High Noon" (1952) and finished it as a madcap player in such slapstick films as "Airplane!" and "Hot Shots!" (1991). Along the way, he became a television star thanks to "Sea Hunt" (syndicated, 1958-1961) and starred in numerous television series and movies. The father of actors Jeff and Beau Bridges and grandfather to Jordan Bridges, he experienced a career upswing in the 1980s thanks to "Airplane!" and worked tirelessly in dramas, comedies and everything in between until his death in 1998. His tenacity, talent and charisma made him a favorite of multiple generations of viewers.

Relationships

Harriet Bridges

Mother

Dorothy Bridges Actor

Wife
Met at UCLA Married Oct. 15, 1938 at the Little Church Around the Corner in NYC Exchanged vows again on their 50th wedding anniversary Were together until his death in 1998; she passed away on Feb. 16, 2009

Jordan Bridges Actor

Grandson
Born Nov. 13,1973; father, Beau Bridges; made acting debut with Lloyd and Beau Bridges in the TV-movie "Thanksgiving Promise" (1986)

Lloyd Bridges

Father
Was in the hotel business in California; at one time owned a cinema

Jeff Bridges Actor

Son
Born Dec. 4, 1949; mother, Dorothy Dean Bridges; as a teen appeared on his father's CBS series "The Lloyd Bridges Show"; co-starred with brother Beau in "The Fabulous Baker Boys" (1989)

Beau Bridges Actor

Son
Born Dec. 9, 1941; mother, Dorothy Dean Bridges; as a teen appeared on his father's CBS series "The Lloyd Bridges Show"; co-starred with brother Jeff in "The Fabulous Baker Boys" (1989)

Garrett Bridges

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

Haley Bridges

Granddaughter
Born in 1985; father Jeff Bridges

Lucinda Bridges Actor

Daughter
Born in 1950; mother, Dorothy Dean Bridges

Emily Bridges Actor

Granddaughter
Born July 2, 1986; father, Beau Bridges

Isabella Bridges

Granddaughter
Born in 1981; father Jeff Bridges

Dylan Bridges Actor

Grandson
Born Oct. 25, 1984; father, Beau Bridges

Jessica Bridges

Granddaughter
Born in 1983; father Jeff Bridges

Casey Bridges Actor

Grandson
African-American; adopted by Beau Bridges in 1969

Ezekiel Bridges

Grandson
Born in 1993; father, Beau Bridges

EDUCATION

Petaluma High School

Petaluma , California

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
Played on the basketball team freshman year but his involvement with theater forced him to give it up

Milestones

1998

Completed "Jane Austen's Mafia" and "Meeting Daddy" (the latter co-starring Beau Bridges) before his death

1993

Played the recurring role of Jake Tyrrell on the CBS drama series, "Harts of the West"; also starring his son Beau Bridges

1990

Starred as Jonathan 'Jo Jo' Turner on the short-lived ABC drama series, "Capital News"

1988

First feature film appearance with son Jeff Bridges, "Tucker: The Man and His Dream"

1986

Acted with three generations of Bridges in the TV-movie, "Thanksgiving Promise"; starred Beau Bridges, his wife Dorothy and marked the debut of Beau's son Jordan

1985

Returned to Broadway in a revival of "Man of La Mancha"

1984

Played leading role of Grant Harper on the short-lived ABC primetime soap opera, "Paper Dolls"

1979

First feature film appearance with son Beau Bridges, "The Fifth Musketeer"

1977

First TV miniseries, "Roots" (ABC)

1975

Played the title role in the NBC police drama series, "Joe Forrester"

1972

Hosted and narrated the syndicated instructional TV special, "Lloyd Bridges' Water World"

1969

Cast on the short-lived NBC series, "San Francisco International Airport"

1968

Starred in first TV-movie, "The People Next Door"

1967

Returned to Broadway in the comedy, "Cactus Flower"

1966

Returned to feature films with "Around the World Under the Sea"

1965

Cast in the lead role of William Colton on the CBS Western series, "The Loner"

1962

Cast as Adam Sheppard on the TV anthology series, "The Lloyd Bridges Show"; sons Beau and Jeff occasionally performed on the show

1958

Last film for eight years, "The Goddess"

1957

Starred as Mike Nelson on the syndicated TV adventure series, "Sea Hunt"

1956

Replaced Franchot Tone in his Broadway debut, "Oh Men! Oh Women!"

1948

Played first leading role in a feature, "Secret Service Investigator"

1943

Ended contract with Columbia; began free-lancing

1940

Film acting debut in "The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance"

1940

Offered a film contract by Columbia executive Sidney Buchman who saw him performing in Ossining theater; signed to seven-year contract

1937

Co-founded the Off-Broadway company, The Playroom Club

1935

Joined the touring production of "The Taming of the Shrew" after graduation; when show reached New York Bridges stayed

Taught acting at a private school in Darien, CT and worked at night for United Parcel Service

Testified as a "friendly witness" at the infamous HUAC hearings which resulted in the blacklists of the late 1940s and 50s

Returned to Broadway to play Iago in a 1950s adaptation of "Othello"

Worked for a time for the American Foundation for the Blind making recordings of plays, novels and poetry

Bonus Trivia

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In 1913, Bridges won a trophy from President William Howard Taft as the fattest baby in America.

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