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Bruce Dern


Bruce Dern was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Jean (MacLeish) and John Dern, an attorney and utility chief. His paternal grandfather, George Henry Dern, served as Governor of Utah (1925-1933) and then U.S. Secretary of War (1933-1936). His ancestry includes German, English, Scottish, and Dutch. Bruce Dern had established himself as the movies' ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014/I Borderland (post-production)
Cowboy
 2014 Cut Bank
Georgie Wits
 2013 Pete's Christmas (TV Movie)
Grandpa
 2013 Fighting for Freedom
Christian Dobbe
 2012-2013 Unicorn Plan-It (TV Series)
Pitch
- Awkward/Awesome (2012) ... Pitch
 2013 Northern Borders
Austin Kittredge Sr.
 2013 Coffin Baby
Vance Henrickson
 2012 Hitting the Cycle
James
 2011 Twixt
Sheriff Bobby LaGrange
 2011/I Inside Out
Vic Small
 2011 From Up on Poppy Hill
Yoshio Onodera (English version, voice)
 2011/II Choose
Dr. Ronald Pendleton
 2010 Trim
Dale
 2009 The Lightkeepers
Bennie
 2008 The Golden Boys
Capt. Perez Ryder
 2008 Swamp Devil
Howard Blaime
 2007 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Vet
- Boo (2007) ... Vet
 2007 The Death and Life of Bobby Z
Hippy Narrator (uncredited)
 2007 The Cake Eaters
Easy Kimbrough
 2006 The Hard Easy
Gene
 2006 Walker Payne
Chester
 2006 Believe in Me
Ellis Brawley
 2005 Down in the Valley
Charlie
 2005 Madison
Harry Volpi
 2003 Monster
Thomas
 2003 Hard Ground (TV Movie)
Sheriff Hutch Hutchinson
 2003 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Randy Strickland
- Boxing Luanne (2003) ... Randy Strickland (voice)
 2003 Milwaukee, Minnesota
Sean McNally
 2000 All the Pretty Horses
Judge
 1999 Hard Time: The Premonition (TV Movie)
Winston
 1998 Perfect Prey (TV Movie)
Capt. Swaggert
 1998 Small Soldiers
Link Static (voice)
 1997 Comfort, Texas (TV Movie)
 1996 Lost Drive-In (TV Series)
Host
 1996 Mulholland Falls
The Chief (uncredited)
 1995 Wild Bill
Will Plummer
 1995 Mrs. Munck
Patrick Leary
 1995 A Mother's Prayer (TV Movie)
John Walker
 1994 Dead Man's Revenge (TV Movie)
Payton McCay
 1993 It's Nothing Personal (TV Movie)
Billy Archer
 1992 Diggstown
John Gillon
 1991 Carolina Skeletons (TV Movie)
Junior Stoker
 1991 Into the Badlands (TV Movie)
T.L. Barston
 1990 The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (TV Movie)
Scout Ed Higgins
 1990 After Dark, My Sweet
Garrett "Uncle Bud" Stoker
 1989 Trenchcoat in Paradise (TV Movie)
John Hollander
 1988 1969
Cliff
 1987 World Gone Wild
Ethan
 1987 The Big Town
Mr. Edwards
 1987 Uncle Tom's Cabin (TV Movie)
Augustine St. Claire
 1987 Roses Are for the Rich (TV Movie)
Douglas Osborne
 1986 On the Edge
Wes Holman
 1985 Toughlove (TV Movie)
Rob Charters
 1985 Space (TV Mini-Series)
Stanley Mott
- Part V (1985) ... Stanley Mott
- Part IV (1985) ... Stanley Mott
- Part III (1985) ... Stanley Mott
- Part II (1985) ... Stanley Mott
- Part I (1985) ... Stanley Mott
 1980 Middle Age Crazy
Bobby Lee
 1976 The Twist
William Brandels
 1975 Smile
Big Bob
 1975 Posse
Jack Strawhorn
 1973 The Laughing Policeman
Insp. Leo Larsen SFPD
 1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
Deputy (uncredited)
 1972 Thumb Tripping
Smitty
 1971 Drive, He Said
Coach Bullion
 1971 Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster? (TV Movie)
Deputy Doyle Pickett
 1970 The Immortal (TV Series)
Luther Seacombe
- To the Gods Alone (1970) ... Luther Seacombe
 1970 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Wade
- Only the Bad Come to Sonora (1970) ... Wade
 1970 The Rebel Rousers
J.J. Weston
 1968-1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
Bayliss / Cully Maco
- The Gold Mine (1970) ... Bayliss
- The Trackers (1968) ... Cully Maco
 1970 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Thorg
- Wild Journey (1970) ... Thorg
 1968-1969 Lancer (TV Series)
Tom Nevill / Lucas
- A Person Unknown (1969) ... Tom Nevill
- Julie (1968) ... Lucas
 1969 The Cycle Savages
Keeg
 1969 Number One
Richie Fowler
 1969 Castle Keep
Lt. Billy Byron Bix
 1965-1969 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Guerin / Lou Stone / Judd Print / ...
- The Long Night (1969) ... Guerin
- The Jailer (1966) ... Lou Stone
- South Wind (1965) ... Judd Print
- Ten Little Indians (1965) ... Doyle Phleger
 1966-1968 The Big Valley (TV Series)
John Weaver / Gabe Skeels / Clovis / ...
- The Prize (1968) ... John Weaver
- Four Days to Furnace Hill (1967) ... Gabe Skeels
- The Lost Treasure (1966) ... Clovis
- By Force and Violence (1966) ... Harry Dixon
- Under a Dark Star (1966) ... Jack Follet
 1965-1968 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Virgil Roy Phipps / PFC Byron Landy
- The Nightmare (1968) ... Virgil Roy Phipps
- Pound of Flesh (1965) ... PFC Byron Landy
 1968 Psych-Out
Steve Davis
 1967 Waterhole #3
Deputy
 1967/II The Trip
John
 1967 The War Wagon
Hammond
 1963-1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Hutch / Hank / Cody / ...
- The Devil's Disciples (1966) ... Hutch
- The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1965) ... Hank
- Corner of Hell (1965) ... Cody
- Come Watch Me Die (1964) ... Charley
- The Other Side of the Mountain (1963) ... Deputy Martin
 1966 The Loner (TV Series)
Merrick
- To Hang a Dead Man (1966) ... Merrick
 1966 Branded (TV Series)
Les
- The Wolfers (1966) ... Les
 1966 The Long Hunt of April Savage (TV Movie)
 1964-1965 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Lt. Michaels / TSgt. Frank Jones / Lt. Danton
- The Jones Boys (1965) ... TSgt. Frank Jones
- The Mission (1965) ... Lt. Michaels
- The Lorelei (1965) ... Lt. Danton
 1965 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Bobby Ballantine
- The Verdict (1965) ... Bobby Ballantine
 1965 Laredo (TV Series)
Joe Durkee
- Rendezvous at Arillo (1965) ... Joe Durkee
 1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
Ed Rankin
- Walk into Terror (1965) ... Ed Rankin
 1964-1965 The Virginian (TV Series)
Bert Kramer / Lee Darrow / Pell
- A Little Learning (1965) ... Bert Kramer
- The Payment (1964) ... Lee Darrow
- First to Thine Own Self (1964) ... Pell
 1963-1965 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Wilkins / Jud Fisher / Seth Bancroft
- The Indian Girl Story (1965) ... Wilkins
- The Eli Bancroft Story (1963) ... Seth Bancroft
 1964 Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
John Mayhew
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Jesse / Roy Bullock
- Lonely Place (1964) ... Jesse
- Night Caller (1964) ... Roy Bullock
 1964 Marnie
Sailor
 1964 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Vernon
- The Last of the Strongmen (1964) ... Vernon
 1964 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Ralph Wheeler
- Lovers' Lane (1964) ... Ralph Wheeler
 1963 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Ben Garth
- The Zanti Misfits (1963) ... Ben Garth
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Maynard
- The Hunt (1963) ... Maynard
 1962-1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Deering
- Squadron (1962) ... Deering
 1961-1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Eddie Light / Joe Krajac
- The Left Side of Canada (1962) ... Eddie Light
- Crime and Commitment: Part 1 (1961) ... Joe Krajac
 1962 Ripcord (TV Series)
 1961 The Detectives (TV Series)
Jud Treadwell
- Act of God (1961) ... Jud Treadwell
 1961 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Billy Harris
- A Dark Night for Billy Harris (1961) ... Billy Harris
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Johnny Norton
- The Remarkable Mrs. Hawk (1961) ... Johnny Norton
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Johnny Page
- Daphne, Girl Detective (1961) ... Johnny Page
 1961 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
FBI Agent John Furillo
- Crime at Sea (1961) ... FBI Agent John Furillo
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Hollis / Nicky
- The Fault in Our Stars (1961) ... Hollis (uncredited)
- Bullets Cost Too Much (1961) ... Nicky
 1960 Route 66 (TV Series)
Albert
- The Man on the Monkey Board (1960) ... Albert
 1960 Wild River
Jack Roper (uncredited)
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Stage Play: Strangers. Written by Sherman Yellen. Scenic Design by David Jenkins. Directed by Arvin Brown. John Golden Theatre: 4 Mar 1979- 11 Mar 1979 (9 performances + 12 previews). Cast: Bruce Dern (as "Sinclair Hal Lewis"), Lois Nettleton (as "Dorothy Thompson") [final Broadway role], William Newman (as "German Guest/Waiter/Russian ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I haven't had many love affairs on-screen. In The Great Gatsby (1974), I had one with Karen Black. Then I broke her nose. See more »

Trivia:

Became a grandfather for the 2nd time at age 68 when his daughter Laura Dern gave birth to her daughter Jaya Harper, with [now ex] husband Ben Harper, on November 28, 2004. See more »

Trademark:

Often works with Roger Corman See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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