Sunday, 15 September 2013

Bruce Greenwood

Bruce Greenwood  Born 12 August 1956  Actor/Musician

Bruce was born Stuart Bruce Greenwood in Quebec, Canada.
Though most people will know him from his more recent movie roles, such as Captain Christopher Pike in both Star Trek, where he won a Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Ensemble Cast in 2009 and Star Trek Into Darkness movies, as well as Double Jeopardy or playing JFK in Thirteen Days, as well as another President role in National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007).


The first show I saw him in was Legmen (1984).  And what is that many of you may ask?
See here for the intro and your question will be answered.

In short, it was about two friends who were at college and used to moonlight as bail bondsmen to earn extra money.  But we never got to see them in college!  Bruce starred alongside John Terlesky who went on to direct on many TV shows such as Castle, as well as screen writing.  Think Legmen should be out on DVD cos not many will have watched it or heard of it.  Surprisingly it was one show which actually aired in the UK, though late night.

Bruce turned to acting whilst at university as he needed three credits and thought, "acting is totally subjective, it can't be failed."  (Something I said about Art! ha, but I love Art.)  He loves comedy and would love to do more of it.

Bruce was the topic of conversation for many lectures the next day for me and some friends at least, he had looks to die for and masses of hair.  In fact he didn't change his hair so much in many of the shows he was in, though easily understandable, what's a guy to do with all those tresses? ha.  As he said about his part, Thomas Veil in Nowhere Man, "the guy's on the run...shouldn't I just cut it off so I can disappear, and they go, 'well apparently the hair tested well.'  So I'm on the run, but damn, I've got some great hair."

Other shows he was in included St Elsewhere, yet more topic of conversations for us where he played Dr Seth Griffin with a bedside manner his patents would kill for (well I couldn't use 'to die for' again!  yet  all doctors are portrayed as womanizers ). He thrilled in Knot's Landing as Pierce Lawton and had many hearts aflutter as he played a sexy, bad guy and we all love them!  TV movie Treacherous Beauties was also one of those roles where you could just eat him up in all his delectableness and had you guessing if he really was the killer, (though not me cos I always figure these out early on, ha)


I could name all his films/shows by heart (no really - especially since many of them aren't mentioned in all his biogs) that's how long I've been following his career and I can't say the same about too many other actors! From Nowhere Man, to Peyton Place:The Next Generation, his musical talents were on display in Summer Dreams: Story of the Beach Boys, where he played Dennis Wilson.  As well as in Passenger 57, I Robot, More recently he was in Steven Spielberg produced, The River.

Unfortunately Bruce hasn't tweeted since last year.  Would have been good to get some recent updates from him!