Jeff Bridges Biography (1949-)

Full name, Jeffrey Leon Bridges; born December 4, 1949, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Lloyd Vernet (an actor) and Dorothy Dean (maiden name, Simpson) Bridges; brother of Beau Bridges (an actor); married Susan Geston (a photographer),1977; children: Isabelle Annie, Jessica Lily, Hayley Roselouise. Addresses: Agent: United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., 5th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Koenigsberg Management, 200 N. Larchmont Blvd., Suite 2, Hollywood, CA 90004.; Office: AsIs Productions, 200 N. Larchmont, Suite2, Los Angeles, CA 90004.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer
Birth Details
December 4, 1949
Los Angeles, California

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Infant at train station, The Company She Keeps, RKO Radio Pictures, 1951
  • Douglas, Halls of Anger, United Artists, 1970
  • Nero Finnighan, The Yin and Yang of Dr. Go (also known as The Third Eye), 1970
  • Duane Jackson, The Last Picture Show, Columbia, 1971
  • Jake Rumsey, Bad Company, Paramount, 1972
  • Ernie, Fat City, Columbia, 1972
  • Don Parritt, The Iceman Cometh, American Film Theatre, 1973
  • Elroy Jackson, Jr., The Last American Hero (also known as HardDriver), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973
  • Zack Feather, Lolly-Madonna XXX (also known as The Lolly-Madonna War), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1973
  • Lightfoot, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, United Artists, 1974
  • Lewis Tater/Needy Wales, Hearts of the West (also known as Hollywood Cowboy), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1975
  • Jack McKee, Rancho Deluxe, United Artists, 1975
  • Jack Prescott, King Kong, Paramount, 1976
  • Craig Blake, Stay Hungry, United Artists, 1976
  • Jerry Green, Somebody Killed Her Husband, Columbia, 1978
  • Nick Kegan, Winter Kills, Avco Embassy, 1979
  • Harry, The American Success Company (also known as American Success, The Ringer, and Success), Columbia, 1980
  • John H. Bridges, Heaven's Gate (also known as Johnson County Wars), United Artists, 1980
  • Richard Bone, Cutter and Bone (also known as Cutter's Way),United Artists, 1981
  • Rupert Baines, Kiss Me Goodbye, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • Voice of Prince Lir, The Last Unicorn (also known as Das LetzteEinhorn; animated), Jensen Farley Pictures, 1982
  • Kevin Flynn/Clu, Tron, Buena Vista, 1982
  • Terry Brogan, Against All Odds, Columbia, 1984
  • Title role, Starman (also known as John Carpenter's "Starman"), Columbia, 1984
  • Matthew Scudder, Eight Million Ways to Die (also known as 8 Million Ways to Die), TriStar, 1985
  • Jack Forrester, The Jagged Edge, Columbia, 1985
  • Turner Kendall, The Morning After, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986
  • Vernon Hightower, Nadine, TriStar, 1987
  • Preston Tucker, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, Paramount, 1988
  • Jack Baker, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989
  • Larry Livingston, See You in the Morning, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Duane Jackson, Texasville, Columbia, 1990
  • (Uncredited) Bartender, Cold Feet, Avenue, 1990
  • Jack Lucas, The Fisher King, TriStar, 1991
  • Picture This--The Life and Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City,Texas (documentary), Next Generation Video, 1991
  • Jack Keely, American Heart, Triton Pictures, 1993
  • Max Klein, Fearless (also known as Joy Ride), Warner Bros.,1993
  • Barney Cousins, The Vanishing, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993
  • Jimmy Dove/Liam McGivney, Blown Away, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1994
  • James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok, Wild Bill (also known as Deadwood and Wild Bill Hickok), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995
  • Gregory Larkin, The Mirror Has Two Faces, TriStar, 1996
  • Skipper Christopher Sheldon, White Squall, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Jeff "the Dude" Lebowski, The Big Lebowski, Gramercy, 1998
  • Himself, The Making of "The Big Lebowski" (documentary), UniversalStudios Home Video, 1998
  • Michael Faraday, Arlington Road, Screen Gems, 1999
  • Lyle Carter, Simpatico, Fine Line, 1999
  • Jack Warrick, The Muse, October Films, 1999
  • Himself, Hidden Vulnerability: A Look Into the Making of "Arlington Road" (documentary), Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1999
  • Himself, The Last Picture Show: A Look Back (documentary), Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 1999
  • President Jackson Evans, The Contender (also known as Rufmord--Jenseits der Moral), DreamWorks, 2000
  • Jimmy Berg, Scenes of the Crime, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2001
  • Dr. Mark Powell, K-PAX, Universal, 2001
  • Himself, The Making of a Political Thriller (documentary), DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2001
  • Narrator, Lost in La Mancha, 2002
  • Himself, The Making of "Tron" (documentary), Walt Disney Pictures,2002
  • Voice of narrator, Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West (short film), Destination Cinema, 2002
  • Tom Friend, Masked and Anonymous, Sony Pictures Classics, 2003
  • Charles Howard, Seabiscuit, Universal, 2003
  • Himself, The Making of "Seabiscuit" (documentary; also known as Bringing the Legend to Life: The Making of "Seabiscuit"), Universal Studios Home Video, 2003
  • Himself, Big City Dick: Richard Peterson's First Movie (documentary), 2004
  • Ted Cole, The Door in the Floor, Focus Features, 2004
  • Andy Sargentee, The Moguls, Newmarket Films, 2005
  • Film Work
  • Coproducer, American Heart, Triton Pictures, 1993
  • Additional still photographer, The Last Picture Show: A Look Back(documentary), 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Occasional player, The Lloyd Bridges Show, 1962-1963
  • Movies
  • Young John, Silent Night, Lonely Night, NBC, 1969
  • Mike Olson, In Search of America, ABC, 1971
  • (Uncredited) Neighbor, The Thanksgiving Promise (also known as The Thanksgiving Story), ABC, 1986
  • Vincent, Hidden in America, Showtime, 1996
  • Specials
  • Narrator, The Heroes of Rock and Roll (documentary), 1979
  • Michael Loomis, "Girls in Their White Summer Dresses," Girls in WhiteDresses and Other Stories by Irwin Shaw, 1981
  • The American Film Institute Salute to John Huston, CBS, 1983
  • Superstars and Their Moms, TBS, 1989
  • A User's Guide to Planet Earth: The American Environment Test, ABC, 1991
  • Naked Hollywood (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 1991
  • Lloyd Bridges (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 1998
  • Himself, Forever Hollywood, 1999
  • Himself, Arista Records' 25th Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 1999
  • Voice of narrator, Raising the Mammoth (documentary), The Discovery Channel, 2000
  • Jessica Lange: On Her Own Terms (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Jeff Bridges: Building Bridges (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2002
  • Host, What's Going On? (documentary), Showtime, 2003
  • Himself, The True Story of Seabiscuit (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2003
  • Himself, Seabiscuit: The Making of a Legend (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2003
  • Himself, Hollywood Ledgenden, 2004
  • Final Cut: The Making of "Heaven's Gate" and The Unmasking of a Studio (documentary), TRIO, 2004
  • Awards Presentations
  • Himself, the 44th Annual Academy Awards, 1972
  • The 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1987
  • The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1989
  • Presenter, The 62nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1990
  • Presenter, The 63rd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1991
  • Presenter, The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1994
  • Presenter, The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1997
  • Host, The 1st Annual Laureus Sports Awards, TNT, 2000
  • Presenter, The 15th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel and Bravo, 2000
  • AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand, TNT, 2001
  • Presenter, The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards, TNT, 2004
  • Presenter, The 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2004
  • Episodic
  • (Television debut) "The Lost Ones," Sea Hunt, syndicated, 1958
  • "The Birthday Present," Sea Hunt, syndicated, 1958
  • Bud Windom, "The Ordeal of Bud Windom," The Loner, ABC, 1965
  • Terry Shelton, "Boomerang," The F.B.I., ABC, 1969
  • "Nightbirds," The Most Deadly Game, ABC, 1970
  • Prince, "Rapunzel," Faerie Tale Theatre, Showtime, 1983
  • Cohost, Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1983
  • Gyest, The Late Show with David Letterman, 1995, 1998, 2003
  • Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 1996, 2003
  • Himself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, 1996
  • Himself, "Charity," Dennis Miller Live, 1999
  • Himself, The Howard Stern Radio Show, syndicated, 2000
  • Himself, Parkinson, 2000, 2002
  • The View, ABC, 2001, 2003
  • Himself, Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 2003
  • Himself, Larry King Live, CNN, 2003
  • Also appeared as host, "100 Greatest Albums of Rock and Roll," The Greatest, VH1.
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Executive producer, Hidden in America, Showtime, 1996
  • Stage Appearances
  • Toured with father, Lloyd Bridges, in Anniversary Waltz, New England cities.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • (With Michael McDonald) Be Here Soon, Chicago Records, 1999, re-released by Ramp Records, 2000
  • WRITINGS
  • Books
  • Pictures: Photographs by Jeff Bridges, powerHouse, 2003
  • Published twelve additional books of photography, limited editions.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Celebrity Register, 5th edition, Gale, 1990
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, St. James Press, 2000
    Periodicals
    • American Film, October, 1990, p. 26
    • Entertainment Weekly, July 15, 1994, p. 16
    • Esquire, July, 1994, pp. 106, 110
    • Interview, July, 2004, p. 60
    • New York Times, November 2, 1975; October 17, 1993
    • People Weekly, October 27, 1986, p. 112; July 26, 1999, p. 117
    Electronic
    • Jeff Bridges Official Site, http://www.jeffbridges.com/, August 6,2004

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