Bruce Davison Biography (1946-)

Born June 28, 1946, in Philadelphia, PA; son of Clair W. (an architect and musician) and Marian E. (a secretary; maiden name, Holmes) Davison; married Jessica Walton (divorced); married Lisa Pelikan, 1986; children: (second marriage) Ethann Pelikan. Addresses: Agent: Gersh Agency, 232 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.; Manager: Untitled Entertainment, 8436 W. Third St.,Suite 650, Los Angeles, CA 90048.; Publicist: Guttman Associates PR, 118 S. Beverly Dr., Suite 201, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Contact: c/o PO Box 57593, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, producer, screenwriter
Birth Details
June 28, 1946
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Jonathan, Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Bad, Pennsylvania Festival Theatre, 1966
  • (Broadway debut) Troilus, Tiger at the Gate, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1967
  • King Lear, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1968
  • A Home Away from Home, off-Broadway production, 1969
  • Streamers, Westwood Playhouse, Los Angeles, 1978
  • A Life in the Theatre, Matrix Theatre, Los Angeles, 1980
  • John Merrick (title role), The Elephant Man, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1980
  • Title role, Sorrows of Stephen, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA,1981
  • The Front Page, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1982
  • Clarence, Richard III, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Tom Wingfield, The Glass Menagerie, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Caine Mutiny Court Martial, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1984
  • The Normal Heart, Las Palmas Theatre, Los Angeles, 1986
  • John, The Cocktail Hour, Promenade Theater, New York City, 1989-1990
  • Also appeared in A Cry of Players, Lincoln Center; As You LikeIt, Long Beach Shakespeare Festival, Long Beach, CA; Little Foxes,Westwood Playhouse.
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Dan, Last Summer, Allied Artists, 1969
  • Simon, The Strawberry Statement, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1970
  • Willard Stiles, Willard, Cinerama, 1971
  • Fitzgore, Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me, 1971
  • David Armstrong, The Jerusalem File (also known as Jerusalem, Jerusalem), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1972
  • Greg, Peege, 1972
  • Lieutenant Harry Garnett DeBuin, Ulzana's Raid, Universal, 1973
  • The older Patrick, Mame, Warner Bros., 1974
  • Leroy, Mother, Jugs & Speed, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975
  • Bobby Allen, Grand Jury, 1976
  • Doug, Portrait of Grandpa Doc, 1977
  • Kid Ross/Inspector Sordik, French Quarter, 1977
  • Clark Davis, Short Eyes (also known as Slammer), 1978
  • Colonel Robert Dawson, Brass Target, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1978
  • Dan, High Risk, Hemdale, 1981
  • A Texas Legend, Qui Productions, 1982
  • Kiss My Grits (also known as Summer Heat), 1982
  • Tranio, The Taming of the Shrew, 1983
  • Stuart Russell, Lies, New World, 1983
  • Donny Hopper, Crimes of Passion, China Blue Productions, 1984
  • Ruby, Spies Like Us, Warner Bros., 1985
  • Richard Harrison, The Ladies Club (also known as The Violated), New Line Cinema, 1986
  • Porta, The Misfit Brigade (also known as Wheels of Terror),TransWorld Entertainment, 1987
  • David, Longtime Companion, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1990
  • Albert Morton, Steel and Lace, Fries Entertainment, 1990
  • Howard Finnigan, Short Cuts, Fine Line, 1993
  • Larkin, Six Degrees of Separation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1993
  • Himself, Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country (also known as Luck, Trust & Ketchup), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1993
  • Bill Betts, An Ambush of Ghosts, 1993
  • John McCormick, Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995
  • Dr. Stevens, The Cure, MCA/Universal, 1995
  • Watson Brewer, The Baby-Sitters Club, Columbia, 1995
  • Burt Squires, The Skateboard Kid 2, Concorde-New Horizons, 1995
  • Rodney Bingham, It's My Party, United Artists, 1996
  • Joseph Smith, Homage, Arrow Releasing, 1996
  • John Murray, Grace of My Heart, MCA/Universal, 1996
  • Reverend Parris, The Crucible, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Bruce Forman, Lovelife, Trimark, 1997
  • Dr. Reingold, Paulie, DreamWorks, 1998
  • Richard Bowden, Apt Pupil (also known as Un eleve doue-Ete de corruption), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1998
  • Dr. Charles Aaron, At First Sight, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1999
  • Ray, The King Is Alive (also known as Dogme #4-The King Is Alive, Dogme 4, and The King Is Alive), IFC Releasing, 2000
  • Senator Robert Kelly, X-Men, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000
  • Title role, Shy Guy, Hypnotic, 2001
  • Tom Oakley, Crazy/Beautiful, Buena Vista, 2001
  • Rand Parrish, Summer Catch, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Rupert Iris, Manfast, 2001
  • Brigadier General Bill Marks, High Crimes, Twentieth Century-Fox,2001
  • Lionel Dahmer, Dahmer, Peninsula Films, Inc., 2002
  • Senator Robert Kelly, X-Men 2, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003
  • Durwood Cable, The Runaway Jury, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Captain Ben Wyler, Hunter, NBC, 1984-1986
  • George Henderson, Harry and the Hendersons, Fox, 1991
  • Dr. Burt Peters, Chicago Hope, CBS, 1999-2000
  • Scott Wallace, a recurring role, The Practice, ABC, 2000-2001
  • Movies
  • Jamie Patterson, The Affair, 1973
  • Michael Larsen, The Last Survivors, 1975
  • George Pelham, The Gathering, 1977
  • Dean Torrence, Deadman's Curve, CBS, 1978
  • Anton Reiker, Summer of My German Soldier, NBC, 1979
  • George, The Gathering, Part II, 1979
  • George Orr, The Lathe of Heaven, PBS, 1980
  • Jason, Mind over Murder, 1980
  • Bruce Ross, The Wave, ABC, 1981
  • Cliff Bender, Tomorrow's Child, 1982
  • Clint Larsen, Incident at Crestridge, 1982
  • Calvin Oberst, Ghost Dancing, ABC, 1982
  • Bill Guthrie, Lady in the Corner, NBC, 1989
  • Dr. Peter Foley, Stolen: One Husband (also known as I Want HimBack!), CBS, 1990
  • Lawrence Dvorak, Live! From Death Row, Fox, 1992
  • Richard Robbins, Desperate Choices: To Save My Child (also known as The Final Choice and Solomon's Choice), NBC, 1992
  • Bill Sanders, A Mother's Revenge (also known as Desperate Justice), ABC, 1993
  • Nick Callahan, Someone Else's Child (also known as Lost and Found), Lifetime, 1994
  • Justin Sager, Widow's Kiss, HBO, 1994
  • Brad Harrington, Down, Out & Dangerous, USA Network, 1995
  • Ward Stapp, After Jimmy, CBS, 1996
  • Dr. Michael Millerton, Hidden in America, Showtime, 1996
  • Frank Gainer, Color of Justice, Showtime, 1997
  • Frank, Little Girl Fly Away (also known as The Poet), CBS,1998
  • Chase, A Memory in My Heart, CBS, 1999
  • Thomas Seemes, Vendetta, HBO, 1999
  • Jim, Locked in Silence, Showtime, 1999
  • Jackson Bierly, "The Other Side," On the Edge, Showtime, 2001
  • Dr. Zimmer, Off Season, Showtime, 2001
  • Lawrence Diebenkorn, L.A. Law: The Movie, NBC, 2002
  • Dan Freeman, A Family's Decision (also known as Too Young to Bea Dad and Too Young to Be a Father), Lifetime, 2002
  • Miniseries
  • Orin Mannon, Mourning Becomes Electra, PBS, 1978
  • Jimmy Donahue, Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story, NBC, 1987
  • Pilots
  • Raymond "Cowboy" Leatherberry, Owen Marshall, Counsellor at Law (also known as A Pattern of Morality), 1971
  • Detective Dennis Till, Cops, CBS, 1973
  • Priest, Ma and Pa, CBS, 1974
  • Astronaut David Ackroyd, The Astronauts, CBS, 1982
  • Officer Preston Rafferty, Dakota's Way, ABC, 1988
  • Without a Trace, CBS, 2002
  • Specials
  • William Franklin, The Whirlwind, CBS, 1974
  • Bruce--as a young man, Portrait of Grandpa Doc, ABC, 1977
  • The Taming of the Shrew, 1983
  • Host, In a New Light, ABC, 1992
  • The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1992
  • Brian, Present Tense, Past Perfect, Showtime, 1995
  • Voice of Yehiel "Katzetnik" Dinur, The Trial of Adolf Eichmann, PBS, 1997
  • Burt Lancaster, AMC, 1997
  • Senator Robert Jefferson Kelly, X-Men: The Mutant Watch, Fox, 2000
  • Outer Limits Farewell Tribute, Showtime, 2000
  • Episodic
  • "A Duel with Doom," Medical Center, 1970
  • "Love Is When They Say They Need You," Marcus Welby, M.D., 1972
  • "Love and the Secret Spouse," Love, American Style, 1973
  • "The Mystery of Chalk Hill," Hec Ramsey, 1973
  • Clyde Griffiths, "Requiem for C. Z. Smith," Police Story, 1974
  • Bob Hill, "The Shivaree," The Waltons, 1975
  • Bob Hill, "The Loss," The Waltons, 1975
  • "Bait," Police Woman, 1976
  • "Day of Terror, Night of Fear," Police Story, 1978
  • Andrew Raines, "Andrew Part 1: Premonition," Lou Grant, 1979
  • Andrew Raines, "Andrew Part 2: Trial," Lou Grant, 1979
  • Richard Hagstrom, "The Word Processor of the Gods," Tales from the Darkside, 1984
  • John Langley, "The Hero," V, 1985
  • Anthony Mortlake, "Love and Honor," Hotel, 1985
  • John Langley, "The Betrayal," V, 1985
  • Betty Ames/Baker, "An Unlocked Window," Alfred Hitchcock Presents,NBC, 1985
  • Richard, "Boo!," Amazing Stories, NBC, 1986
  • Deputy Chief Wyler, "Requiem for Sergeant McCall," Hunter, NBC, 1987
  • David Carroll, "The Cemetery Vote," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1987
  • Congressman Mainway, "Pulling Away," thirtysomething, ABC, 1990
  • Reverend Eugene "Gene" Chapman, "Have Faith," Designing Women, CBS, 1990
  • "99 & 44/100 Pure Horror," Tales from the Crypt, HBO and Fox,1995
  • Mark Davis, "Look Who's Stalking," Cybill, CBS, 1995
  • Dr. "Mac" McEnerney, "White Light Fever," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 1995
  • Wyck Fayer, "The Foundation," Seinfeld, NBC, 1996
  • Wyck Fayer, "The Soul Mate," Seinfeld, NBC, 1996
  • Jareth, "Remember," Star Trek: Voyager, UPN, 1996
  • Wyck Fayer, "The Van Buren Boys," Seinfeld, NBC, 1997
  • New Keeper, "The Lighthouse," The Hunger, 1998
  • Jacob "Jake" Weiss, "Elijah," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1998
  • Bill Curtis, "Ties That Bind," Dead Man's Gun, Showtime, 1998
  • "Because It's There," Higher Ground, 2000
  • Dr. Mandell, "Waste," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (alsoknown as Law & Order: SVU), NBC, 2002
  • Menos, "The Seventh," Enterprise, UPN, 2002
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Director, Off Season, Showtime, 2001
  • Coproducer, Lathe of Heaven, Arts and Entertainment, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Directed episodes of Harry and Hendersons, Fox and syndicated.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Taped Readings
  • Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea, Random House, 1998
  • Also read The Cocktail Hour; The Devil's Disciple; ThreeViewings; How I Learned to Drive.
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Wrote Retreat.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Electronic
    • Bruce Davison Official Site, http://www.brucedavison.com, December16, 2002

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