Bruce Greenwood

Lowest Rated: 5% Swept Away (2002)
Birthday: Aug 12, 1956
Birthplace: Noranda, Québec, Canada
Canadian character actor Bruce Greenwood spent the 1970s working in regional Vancouver theater, and appeared in many Canadian TV shows during the '80s. His first American film was a walk-on role in Rambo: First Blood. In the U.S., he fared much better with television pilots, miniseries, and made-for-TV movies. His first big role was Dr. Seth Griffin on St. Elsewhere from 1986-1988. Other TV projects included The FBI Murders, The Servants of Twilight, and Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys. By the '90s, he had found a home for himself on television. Greenwood played Pierce Lawson in 1991 on the evening soap opera Knots Landing, earned a Gemini (the Canadian Emmy) nomination for The Little Kidnappers, and then took home an award for his role in Road to Avonlea. He also starred as Thomas Veil on the UPN dramatic series Nowhere Man and guest starred as Roger Bingham on the HBO comedy series The Larry Sanders Show. He did quite well on NBC, as well, appearing in many TV movies (including Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge) and starring in the sci-fi mystery show Sleepwalkers as Dr. Nathan Bradford.Greenwood made the leap to the big screen with a fellow Canadian, Egyptian-born filmmaker Atom Egoyan. In Exotica, he played the troubled Francis, a tax collector obsessed with a stripper. The film was a hit at the Cannes Film Festival, and Greenwood re-teamed with the director for his next film, The Sweet Hereafter, which won a special jury prize at Cannes, while Greenwood was nominated for a Genie award for his supporting role of mourning father Billy Ansell. By contrast, he played bad guys in mainstream thrillers in the '90s, with starring roles in Disturbing Behavior, Hide and Seek, Double Jeopardy, and Rules of Engagement He may be most well known, however, for playing President John F. Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis in the political thriller Thirteen Days, for which he won a Golden Satellite Award. With this role under his belt, Greenwood moved into more dramatic territory with the A&E miniseries The Magnificent Ambersons as well as a dual role in Egoyan's Ararat. In 2003, he produced fellow Canadian Deepa Mehta's film The Republic of Love and appeared in the action comedy Hollywood Homicide and the sci-fi thriller The Core. He continued to work steadily in a variety of projects including I, Robot, Racing Stripes, Capote, Déjà vu, and had a small part in Todd Haynes' 2007 idiosyncratic Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There. That same year he played the president in the hit sequel National Treasure: Book of Secrets. He had a brief but memorable turn as Captain James T. Kirk's father in J.J. Abrams Star Trek, and played a bad guy in the comedy Dinner for Schmucks. He had a major role in the arty western Meek's Cutoff, and reteamed with Abrams when he appeared in the Spielberg homage Super 8.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Doctor Sleep Dr. John 2019
88% The Post Robert McNamara $80.4M 2018
No Score Yet Sorry for Your Loss Jeff 2018
73% Batman: Gotham by Gaslight Bruce Wayne/Batman 2018
35% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House Sandy Smith $0.8M 2017
42% Gold Mark Hancock $7.3M 2017
No Score Yet Danse lascive Dr. Jake Houseman 2017
90% Gerald's Game Gerald Burlingame 2017
75% Spectral General Orland 2016
28% Fathers And Daughters William 2016
61% Truth Andrew Heyward $1.6M 2015
93% Wildlike Rene Bartlett 2015
75% Good Kill Col. Jack Johns 2015
No Score Yet Rehearsal Actor 2015
No Score Yet Rehearsal Actor 2015
56% Elephant Song Dr. Toby Green 2015
30% The Captive Vince 2014
No Score Yet Unbreakable: A Story of Hope and Healing in Haiti Actor 2014
24% Devil's Knot Judge Burnett $0.2M 2014
16% Endless Love Hugh Butterfield 2014
84% Star Trek Into Darkness Christopher Pike $228.8M 2013
11% And Now A Word From Our Sponsor Adan Kundle 2013
80% The Place Beyond The Pines Bill Killcullen $21.4M 2013
92% The Challenger Disaster Actor 2013
78% Flight Charlie Anderson $89.5M 2012
17% Cell 213 The Warden 2011
81% Super 8 Cooper $127M 2011
86% Meek's Cutoff Stephen Meek $1M 2011
79% Barney's Version Blair $7.6M 2011
14% Donovan's Echo Finnley Boyd Executive Producer 2011
55% Mao's Last Dancer Ben Stevenson $4.9M 2010
41% Dinner for Schmucks Lance Fender $73M 2010
100% Batman: Under the Red Hood Batman 2010
No Score Yet Star Trek: A New Vision Actor 2009
94% Star Trek Christopher Pike $257.8M 2009
No Score Yet Starz Inside: Unforgettably Evil Actor 2009
36% National Treasure: Book of Secrets The President $220M 2007
77% I'm Not There Journalist $4.1M 2007
38% Firehouse Dog Connor Fahey $13.9M 2007
55% Déjà Vu Jack McCready $64M 2006
No Score Yet The Mermaid Chair Hugh Sullivan 2006
72% Eight Below Davis McClaren $81.6M 2006
82% The World's Fastest Indian Jerry $5.2M 2005
90% Capote Jack Dunphy $28.4M 2005
35% Racing Stripes Nolan Walsh $49.2M 2005
No Score Yet Mee-Shee: The Water Giant Sean Cambell 2005
44% The Republic of Love Executive Producer Tom Avery 2004
76% Being Julia Lord Charles $7.7M 2004
No Score Yet The Riverman Robert Keppel 2004
No Score Yet The Life Director 2004
56% I, Robot Lawrence Robertson $144.8M 2004
No Score Yet The Life Actor 2004
40% The Core Cdr. Richard Iverson $31.1M 2003
55% Ararat Martin Harcourt 2002
64% Below Lt. Brice 2002
5% Swept Away Tony Leighton $0.6M 2002
No Score Yet The Magnificent Ambersons Actor 2002
No Score Yet A Girl Thing Frank 2001
No Score Yet Haven Myles Billingsley 2001
83% Thirteen Days John F. Kennedy 2000
No Score Yet Bear Island Technician 2000
No Score Yet Hide and Seek Jack 2000
36% Rules of Engagement National Security Advisor Bill Sokal 2000
17% Here on Earth Earl 2000
No Score Yet The Soul Collector Zacariah 1999
27% Double Jeopardy Nick Parsons 1999
No Score Yet The Lost Son Friedman 1999
34% Disturbing Behavior Dr. Caldicott 1998
No Score Yet Thick As Thieves Bo 1998
No Score Yet The Color of Courage Benjamin Sipes 1998
100% The Sweet Hereafter Billy Ansell 1997
25% Fathers' Day Bob Andrews 1997
No Score Yet Danielle Steel's 'Mixed Blessings' Andy Douglas 1995
No Score Yet Dream Man Tom 1995
No Score Yet Judith Krantz's 'Dazzle' Casey 1995
97% Exotica Francis 1994
No Score Yet Naomi and Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge Actor 1994
No Score Yet Paint Cans Vittorio Musso 1994
No Score Yet The Companion Geoffrey 1994
No Score Yet Bitter Vengeance Jack 1994
No Score Yet Treacherous Beauties Jason Hollister 1994
No Score Yet Adrift Nick 1993
No Score Yet Rio Diablo Jervis 1993
No Score Yet Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story Elfred 'Fred' Schultz 1993
24% Passenger 57 Stuart Ramsey 1992
No Score Yet Servants of Twilight Charlie Harrison 1991
No Score Yet Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys Dennis Wilson 1990
No Score Yet The Little Kidnappers Willem Hooft 1990
7% Wild Orchid Jerome MacFarland 1990
No Score Yet Spy Richard Berk 1989
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin Stewart Horton 1989
No Score Yet Another Chance John Ripley 1989
No Score Yet The FBI Murders Dove 1988
No Score Yet Striker's Mountain Paul Striker 1987
No Score Yet The Malibu Bikini Shop Todd 1986
No Score Yet The Climb Herman Buhl 1986
61% Psycho II Actor 1983
88% First Blood Guardsman #5 1982

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Resident
2018
Dr. Solomon Bell Dr. Soloman Bell
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet NASA's Unexplained Files
2014
Narrator
  • 2018
92% American Crime Story
2016-2018
Gil Garcetti
  • 2016
94% Young Justice
2010
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
63% The River
2012
Emmet Cole
  • 2012
50% John From Cincinnati
2007
Mitch Yost
  • 2007
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
Roger Roger Bingham
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
Griffin
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
No Score Yet Sleepwalkers
1998
Dr. Nathan Bradford

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