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Bruce Davison

With his blond, clean-cut, Ivy League handsomeness and ready-whipped smile reminiscent of Kennedyesque times, actor Bruce Davison fits the prototype of today's more current crop of fresh-faced, likable blonds such as Brian Kerwin and Aaron Eckhart. While it proved difficult at times for the actor to get past those perfect features and find meatier... See full bio »
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X-Men Senator Kelly
The Fosters
The Fosters Stewart Adams
Longtime Companion
Willard Willard Stiles


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  The French Cowboy (pre-production)
Sheriff Ryan Kane
 2018/I Hunting Season (pre-production)
James' Father
 2018/I Intensive Care (pre-production)
John (rumored)
  A Fairy's Game (post-production)
Spindly (voice)
  Wish Man (post-production)
Frank Shankwitz Sr.
 2018 Itsy Bitsy (post-production)
 2018 The Great Race (post-production)
Governor Bone
 2016 Defrost: The Virtual Series (TV Movie) (post-production)
Michael Garrison
 2018 The Lightkeeper (Short) (completed)
 2018 Any Bullet Will Do (completed)
Jonathan Carrington
 2018 Designated Survivor (TV Series)
Attorney General Ray Beckett
 2018 Imposters (TV Series)
Cy Roberts
 2018 Along Came the Devil
Reverend Michael
 2018 Corbin Nash
 2018 Blindspot (TV Series)
Jean-Paul Bruyere
 2018 Abnormal Attraction
Dr. Stanley Cole
 2018 Mozart in the Jungle (TV Series)
 2018 Insidious: The Last Key
Christian Rainier
 2017 The Slider
Ispector Wiesel
 2017 A Violent Man
Benjamin Green
 2017 Yamasong: March of the Hollows
P'Torr The Exile
 2017 9/11
 2015-2017 The Fosters (TV Series)
Stewart Adams
 2017 The Last Tycoon (TV Series)
Cornelius Riddle
 2017 Extra School (Short)
Lars Connery
 2017 Love Locks (TV Movie)
Hugo Blanchet
 2016 Charlie's Gift (Short)
 2016 Love Kills
 2016 Star Trek: Captain Pike
Captain Robert April
 2016 Tao of Surfing
Mr. Pearson
 2016 The Exorcist (TV Series)
Pope Sebastian
 2016 Bender
Mayor Prentiss
 2016/I Displacement
Prof. Peter Deckard
 2016 Fishes 'n Loaves: Heaven Sent
Pastor Ezekiel
 2016 TripTank (TV Series)
Daytona Jack
 2014-2016 Kingdom (TV Series)
Ron Prince
 2016 The Bronx Bull
D.A. Bonomi
 2016 Get a Job
Lawrence Wilheimer
 2016 Unforgettable (TV Series)
Dr. Edward Wythe
 2015/I Dirty Laundry (Short)
 2015 The Leisure Class (TV Movie)
 2015 Oceanus: Act One (Short)
Commander Mitch Conrad
 2015 Black Beauty
 2014 The Bay (TV Series)
Red Garrett
 2014 Sequestered (TV Series)
Ray Ferman
 2014 108 Stitches
Coach Scott Deshields
 2014 The Legend of Korra (TV Series)
Lord Zuko / Guard
 2014 Crossing Lines (TV Series)
Tactical Lead
 2014 37
 2014/I Persecuted
Sen. Donald Harrison
 2014 Elwood (Short)
Congressman Barber
 2014 Those Who Kill (TV Series)
Howard Burgess
 2013 Beyond the Heavens
Old Oliver
 2013 Words and Pictures
 2013 Saving Lincoln
William H. Seward
 2012-2013 Last Resort (TV Series)
Admiral Arthur Shepard
 2012 Brother White
 2012 Return of the Killer Shrews
Jerry Farrell
 2012 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (TV Series)
Mr. Sharpe
 2012 Stealing Roses
Mr. Lowell
 2012 The Lords of Salem
Francis Matthias
 2011-2012 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Judge Cyrus Maxwell
 2012 Bigfoot (TV Movie)
Sheriff Walt Henderson
 2012 The Millionaire Tour
The Roman
 2012 Luck (TV Series)
 2011 God Don't Make the Laws
Bud Kelly
 2011 The Congregation (Short)
Amos Christner
 2011 Covert Affairs (TV Series)
Max Langford
 2011 Earth's Final Hours (TV Movie)
 2011 3 Holiday Tails (TV Movie)
Rod Wright
 2011 Coffin
 2011 Munger Road
Chief Kirkhoven
 2011 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Steven Carver
 2011 Childrens Hospital (TV Series)
 2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Avery Tinsdale
 2011 Castle (TV Series)
Lou Karnacki
 2010 The Glades (TV Series)
Wallace Dosher
 2010 General Hospital (TV Series)
Wilhelm VonSchlagel / Wilhelm Van Schlagel / Wilhelm
 2010 Leverage (TV Series)
Dan Blackwell
 2010 Camp Hell
Fr. Phineas McAllister
 2010 Titanic II (Video)
James Maine
 2010 Arctic Blast
Walter Winslaw
 2006-2010 Lost (TV Series)
Dr. Douglas Brooks
 2009-2010 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Josh Bedford
 2010 Psych (TV Series)
Walter Snowden
 2010 Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (Video)
President Wilson (voice)
 2009 A Golden Christmas (TV Movie)
 2009 Christmas Angel
Nick Anderson
 2009 MegaFault (TV Movie)
Dr. Mark Rhodes
 2009 Passengers
 2009 The Closer (TV Series)
Russell Clark
 2009 La linea
 2009 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Father Davison
 2008-2009 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Charles Graiman
 2008 The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice (TV Movie)
Professor Lazlo / Vlad
 2008 The Cleaner (TV Series)
Quentin O'Hurley
 2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (TV Series)
Dr. Peter Silberman
 2005-2007 Close to Home (TV Series)
Doug Hellman / Hellman
 2007 The L Word (TV Series)
Leonard Kroll
 2007 Breach
John O'Neill
 2007 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
Dr. Michael Robert
 2006 Untitled Brad Copeland Project (TV Movie)
 2006 The Dead Girl
Leah's Father
 2006 Special Ops: Delta Force
General Preston Rossdale
 2006 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Dane Daniels
 2005 The Triangle (TV Mini-Series)
Stan Lathem
 2005 8MM 2 (Video)
Ambassador Harrington
 2005/I Touched
Robert Davis
 2005 Going Shopping
 2005 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Robert Oliver
 2005/I Confession
Father Thomas Parker
 2005 Jack & Bobby (TV Series)
Judge Ryan Byrne
 2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series)
Peter Betts
 2005 Hate Crime
Pastor Boyd
 2004 JAG (TV Series)
Dr. Morris Sperling
 2004 Kingdom Hospital (TV Series)
Dr. Stegman
 2004 On the Couch (Short)
 2004 Evergreen
 2004 The Clinic (TV Movie)
Martin Landrum
 2003 Rules of the Game (Short)
Detective Sgt. Baker
 2003 Runaway Jury
Durwood Cable
 2003 My Sister's Keeper (Short)
 2003 Manfast
Rupert Iris
 2003 X2
Senator Kelly
 2003 Out of the Ashes (TV Movie)
Peter Schuman
 2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Dr. Graham Mandell
 2002 Star Trek: Enterprise (TV Series)
 2002 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Paul Cartwright
 2002 Dahmer
Lionel Dahmer
 2002 Too Young to Be a Dad (TV Movie)
Dan Freeman
 2002 L.A. Law: The Movie (TV Movie)
Lawrence Diebenkorn
 2002 High Crimes
Brig. Gen. Bill Marks
 2001 Off Season (TV Movie)
Dr. Zimmer
 2001 Summer Catch
Rand Parrish
 2001 Crazy/Beautiful
Tom Oakley
 2001 On the Edge (TV Movie) (segment "The Other Side")
 2001 Shy Guy (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2000-2001 The Practice (TV Series)
Scott Wallace
 2000 X-Men
Senator Kelly
 2000 The King Is Alive
 1999-2000 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Dr. Burt Peters
 1999 Vendetta (TV Movie)
Thomas Semmes
 1999 Locked in Silence (TV Movie)
 1999 A Memory in My Heart (TV Movie)
Chase Stewart
 1999 At First Sight
Dr. Charles Aaron
 1998 Little Girl Fly Away (TV Movie)
 1998 Apt Pupil
Richard Bowden
 1998 Dead Man's Gun (TV Series)
Bill Curtis
 1998 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Jake Weiss
 1998 Paulie
Dr. Reingold
 1998 The Hunger (TV Series)
New Lighthouse Keeper
 1997 Color of Justice (TV Movie)
Frank Gainer
 1997 Lovelife
 1996-1997 Seinfeld (TV Series)
 1996 Hidden in America (TV Movie)
Dr. Michael Millerton
 1996 The Crucible
Reverend Parris
 1996 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
 1996 After Jimmy (TV Movie)
Sam Stapp
 1996 Grace of My Heart
John Murray
 1996 Widow's Kiss (TV Movie)
Justin Sager
 1996 It's My Party
Rodney Bingham
 1995 Present Tense, Past Perfect (TV Short)
 1995 Down, Out & Dangerous (TV Movie)
Brad Harrington
 1995 The Baby-Sitters Club
Watson Brewer
 1995 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Dr. 'Mac' McEnerney
 1995 The Cure
Dr. Stevens
 1995 The Skateboard Kid II
Burt Squires
 1995 Homage
Joseph Smith
 1995 Cybill (TV Series)
Mark Davis
 1995 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Luden Sandelton
 1994 Someone Else's Child (TV Movie)
Nick Callahan
 1993 A Mother's Revenge (TV Movie)
Bill Sanders
 1993 Short Cuts
Howard Finnigan
 1991-1993 Harry and the Hendersons (TV Series)
George Henderson
 1993 An Ambush of Ghosts
Bill Betts
 1992 Desperate Choices: To Save My Child (TV Movie)
Richard Robbins
 1992 Live! From Death Row (TV Movie)
Laurence Dvorak
 1991 Steel and Lace
Albert Morton
 1990 Designing Women (TV Series)
Reverend Eugene 'Gene' Chapman
 1990 City (TV Series)
Councilman Gene Whalen
 1990 Stolen: One Husband (TV Movie)
Doctor Peter Foley
 1990 Thirtysomething (TV Series)
Congressman Mainway
 1989 Lady in the Corner (TV Movie)
Bill Guthrie
 1989 Longtime Companion
 1987 Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (TV Movie)
Jimmy Donahue (parts 1-3,5,6)
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
David Carroll
 1987 The Misfit Brigade
Cpl. Joseph Porta
 1985-1987 Hunter (TV Series)
Capt. Wyler / Deputy Chief Wyler / Captain Wyler
 1986 The Ladies Club
Richard Harrison
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
 1985 Stephen King's Golden Tales (Video)
Richard Hagstrom (segment "The Word Processor of the Gods")
 1985 Spies Like Us
Mr. Ruby
 1985 Lies
Stuart Russell
 1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Betty Ames / Man (segment "An Unlocked Window")
 1985 V (TV Series)
John Langley
 1985 Hotel (TV Series)
Anthony Mortlake
 1984 Access All Areas (Short)
 1984 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Richard Hagstrom
 1984 Crimes of Passion
Donny Hopper
 1983 The Taming of the Shrew (Video)
 1983 Ghost Dancing (TV Movie)
Calvin Oberst
 1982 The Astronauts (TV Movie)
Technical Officer David Ackroyd
 1982 Summer Heat
Dolin T. Pike
 1982 Tomorrow's Child (TV Movie)
Cliff Bender
 1981 Incident at Crestridge (TV Movie)
Clint Larsen
 1981 The Wave (TV Short)
Ben Ross
 1981 High Risk
 1980 The Lathe of Heaven (TV Movie)
George Orr
 1979 The Gathering, Part II (TV Movie)
 1979 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Andrew Raines
 1970-1979 Insight (TV Series)
Andy Fry / Randy King / Greg - Psych Intern / ...
 1979 Mind Over Murder (TV Movie)
 1978 Brass Target
Col. Robert Dawson
 1978 Mourning Becomes Electra (TV Mini-Series)
Orin Mannon
 1978 Summer of My German Soldier (TV Movie)
Anton Reiker
 1978 French Quarter
Kid Ross / Inspector Sordik
 1974-1978 Police Story (TV Series)
Victor Joe Vero / Clyde Griffiths
 1978 Deadman's Curve (TV Movie)
Dean Torrence
 1977 The Gathering (TV Movie)
 1977 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Bruce - as a Young Man
 1977 Short Eyes
Clark Davis
 1976 Grand Jury
Bobby Allen
 1976 Police Woman (TV Series)
 1976 Mother, Jugs & Speed
 1975 The Last Survivors (TV Movie)
Michael Larsen
 1975 The Waltons (TV Series)
Bob Hill
 1974-1975 The Lives of Benjamin Franklin (TV Mini-Series)
 1974 Ma and Pa (TV Movie)
 1974 Mame
Older Patrick
 1974 Love Story (TV Series)
 1973 The Affair (TV Movie)
Jamie Patterson
 1973 Peege (Short)
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and the Secret Spouse")
 1973 Cops (TV Movie)
Detective Dennis Till
 1973 Hec Ramsey (TV Series)
Josh Hollister
 1972 Ulzana's Raid
Lt. Garnett DeBuin
 1972 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
 1972 The Jerusalem File
David Armonstrong
 1971 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Raymond 'Cowboy' Leatherberry
 1971 Willard
Willard Stiles
 1970 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series)
 1970 Medical Center (TV Series)
Mickey Peters
 1969 Last Summer
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(April 19 to July 1, 1990) He acted in A.R. Gurney's play, "The Cocktail Hour," in the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson at the James A. Doolittle Theatre (University of California) in Los Angeles, California with Nancy Marchand, Keene Curtis and Holland Taylor in the cast. Jack O'Brien was director. Steve Rubin was scenic designer. See more »

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Although it is indicated in X2 (2003) that his character (Senator Kelly) is at least 20 years younger than Brian Cox's character (William Stryker), in real life, he is only 27 days younger. See more »

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