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Bruce Boxleitner

As one of Hollywood's leading men, Bruce Boxleitner has starred in a major motion picture franchise, numerous feature films, several popular television series, produced a major network film and TV series, performed on Broadway, and authored two science fiction novels.Boxleitner received his formal acting training on stage. A native mid-westerner, he is an alumnus of Chicago's prestigious Goodman Theatre. In 1972, he starred in the Broadway production of Status Quo Vadis with Ted Danson. He then relocated to Los Angeles and quickly landed a guest spot on the legendary TV series The Mary Tyler Moore Show as well as numerous guest roles on series, including Hawaii 5-0, Beretta, Police Woman, and Gunsmoke.Boxleitner's big break occurred when he was cast opposite James Arness in the pilot for the epic TV series How the West Was Won. He went on to star in the CBS series Bring 'em Back Alive; mini-series East of Eden; and TV movie The Last Convertible.In 1982, Boxleitner was cast as the title role in Disney's cult film TRON which garnered him science fiction fans worldwide. However, it was in Boxleitner's four-year run for CBS's 'Scarecrow and Mrs. King', starring opposite Kate Jackson, which endeared him to fans everywhere and made him a household name. In 1994, Boxleitner joined the cast of the popular TV series Babylon 5 as John Sheridan, President of the Interstellar Alliance, a war hero-turned-diplomat at the helm of Earth Alliance Space Station in the year 2259. The show aired for five seasons.Boxleitner most recently starred with Jeff Bridges in TRON: Legacy, the popular motion picture sequel to TRON. The cast includes Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde. In addition, Boxleitner reprised his role in TRON: Uprising on Disney's XD TV network, his first animated TV series. The multi-talented cast includes Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, Lance Henriksen, and Paul Reubens. The original TRON recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.Several motion pictures include Gods and Generals with Robert Duvall, Jeff Daniels, Stephen Lang and Mira Sorvino; The Babe with John Goodman and Kelly McGillis; Kuffs with Christian Slater; and The Baltimore Bullet with James Coburn.Numerous TV movie credits include The Secret with Kirk Douglas; Perfect Family with Jennifer O'Neal and Joanna Cassidy; Double Jeopardy with Rachel Ward, Sally Kirkland and Sela Ward; Passion Flower with Barbara Hershey and Nicol Williamson; and Hallmark Channel movies, 'Love's Resounding Courage' and 'Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door'; among many others. The veteran actor has appeared in numerous recurring roles on TV series including GCB and Heroes, and has guest-starred on NCIS and Chuck, among others.A skilled horseman, Boxleitner utilized his talents in numerous Western TV series and films including Kenny Rogers television movie series that aired on CBS and NBC, starring opposite Kenny Rogers; 'Gunsmoke V: One Man's Justice' with James Arness (Arness' final film); CBS' remake of Red River with Gregory Harrison, James Arness and Laura Johnson; 'Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone' with Hugh O'Brian; and Down the Long Hills, based on legendary western author Louis L'Amour's novel of the same name.Boxleitner was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City in April 2012 honoring him for his illustrious career in western films. He is a two-time recipient of the Wrangler Award.In 2013, Boxleitner co-starred with Andie MacDowell and Dylan Neal in Hallmark Channel's first-ever prime-time series, Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove to rave reviews and an average of 2 million viewers. The #1 rated cable program was renewed for a third season and is scheduled to premiere in the summer of 2015.In 1999, Boxleitner authored "Frontier Earth" and in 2001, its sequel "Frontier Earth: Searcher", published by The Berkley Publishing Group. Bruce Boxleitner resides in Los Angeles and has three sons: Sam, Lee and Michael.


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Born:
May 12, 1950 In Elgin, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
27
First Appeared:
In the series Gunsmoke 1955-09-10
Latest Project:
Series Cedar Cove 2013-07-20

4 wins & 1 nomination.

Known For
Poster of Babylon 5
Poster of Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Filmography
Cedar Cove Bob Beldon 29 episodes, 2013-2015 2013-07-20
GCB Unknown 2012-03-04
TRON: Uprising Tron 17 episodes, 2012-2013 2012-05-20
Chaos Unknown 2011-04-01
Celebrity Ghost Stories Unknown 2008-10-25
Chuck Unknown 2007-09-24
Heroes Unknown 2006-09-25
Commander in Chief Unknown 2005-09-27
American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
NCIS Unknown 2003-09-23
Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
She Spies Unknown 2002-07-20
Crossing Jordan Unknown 2001-09-24
Dead Man's Gun Unknown 1999-09-04
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Babylon 5 Capt. John Sheridan / ... 88 episodes, 1994-1998 1993-02-22
Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Till We Meet Again Jock Hampton 2 episodes, 1989 1989-11-19
Scarecrow and Mrs. King Lee Stetson / ... 89 episodes, 1983-1987 1983-10-03
Baretta Unknown 1975-01-17
Police Woman Unknown 1974-09-13
ABC Afterschool Specials Unknown 1972-10-04
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Unknown 1970-09-19
Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10