Bruce Vilanch

Bruce Vilanch

Highest Rated: 71% Get Bruce! (1999)

Lowest Rated: 9% The Ice Pirates (1984)

Birthday: Nov 23, 1948

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

One of the most sought-after jokesmiths in the entertainment industry, Bruce Vilanch has become a recognizable face in his own right, thanks to the feature-length documentary "Get Bruce!" (1999) and his stint as a regular on "Hollywood Squares" (1998-2004), for which he also serves as head writer. Known for his eclectic eyewear and collection of unique T-shirts, he began as a child model for Lane Bryant, but when his initial efforts as an actor came to naught, he became an entertainment writer for the Chicago Tribune instead. Impressed by his review of her cabaret performance in 1970, Bette Midler hired him to punch up her act, and he later moved to Los Angeles where he wrote for variety shows like the original "Donny and Marie" and "The Brady Bunch Hour" (both ABC) and provided material for Richard Pryor, Lily Tomlin and Joan Rivers. He has maintained his connection with Midler through the years, working on such projects as the feature "Divine Madness" (1980) and the TV special "Bette Midler--Diva Las Vegas" (HBO, 1997), as well as writing for her sitcom "Bette!" (CBS, 2000-01).

Highest rated movies

Going Down in LA-LA Land
The Morning After
Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel
Tru Loved
Mahogany
Circuit
The Ice Pirates

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Limelight Garrett Raynes (Character) - 2018
50% 92% Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel S.I.R.I.U.S./Janus (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Troy: Naked Boys Behind Bars, Sing! The Director (Voice) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scrooge & Marley Fezziwig (Character) - 2012
67% 49% Going Down in LA-LA Land Missy (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 14% Sister Mary Farmer Jake (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 14% The Adonis Factor Unknown (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 55% Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay! Max (Character) $87.2K 2009
37% 45% You Don't Mess With the Zohan Self $100.0M 2008
39% 39% Tru Loved Minister (Character) $9.5K 2008
No Score Yet 50% Queer Duck: The Movie Himself (Voice) - 2006
No Score Yet 43% Call Me Claus Self - 2001
20% 51% Circuit Theater Stage Manager (Character) $263.1K 2001
No Score Yet 87% Jackie's Back! Self - 1999
71% 44% Get Bruce! Self $43.2K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fourth Story Flower salesman (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 67% It Nearly Wasn't Christmas Philpot (Character) - 1989
63% 39% The Morning After Bartender (Character) $22.4M 1986
9% 49% The Ice Pirates Wendon (Character) - 1984
28% 76% Mahogany Dress Manufacturer (Character) - 1975

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rupaul's Drag Race: RuVealed Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Child of the '70s Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Himself (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 94% Shark Tank Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outlaugh Festival on Wisecrack Unknown (Character) 2008
85% 76% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 2001
No Score Yet 80% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
78% No Score Yet Bosom Buddies Unknown (Guest Star) 1981