Bruce Willis Biography (1955-)

Full name, Walter Bruce Willis; born March 19, 1955, in Idar-Oberstein, WestGermany (now Germany); citizenship, U.S.; came to the United States, 1957; son of David (a master mechanic) and Marlene Willis; brother of David Willis (aproducer and executive) and Robert Willis (a producer; deceased); married Demi Moore (an actress and producer), November 21, 1987 (divorced, October 18,2000); children: Rumer Glenn, Scout LaRue, Tallulah Belle (daughters).

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer, composer, singer
Birth Details
March 19, 1955
Idar-Oberstein, West Germany

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • Heaven and Earth, New York City, 1977
  • The Bullpen, various locations, between 1980 and 1984
  • Sheriff, Railroad Bill (also known as The Ballad of Railroad William), St. Peter's Hall, Labor Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • The Bayside Boys, Labor Theatre, 1981
  • Fool for Love, New York City, 1984
  • True West, Liberty Theatre, Hailey, ID, 2001
  • Also appeared in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
  • Stage Work
  • Director
  • True West, Liberty Theatre, Hailey, ID, 2001
  • Film Appearances
  • Man entering diner as Delaney leaves, The First Deadly Sin, Filmways, 1980
  • Courtroom observer, The Verdict, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • Walter Dennis, Blind Date, TriStar, 1987
  • Detective John McClane, Die Hard, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988
  • Tom Mix, Sunset, TriStar, 1988
  • Himself, That's Adequate, Southgate Entertainment/Vidmark Entertainment, 1989
  • Voice of Mikey, Look Who's Talking (also known as Daddy's Home), TriStar, 1989
  • Detective John McClane, Die Hard II: Die Harder (also known as Die Hard 2), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Emmett Smith, In Country, Warner Bros., 1990
  • Peter Fallow, Bonfire of the Vanities, Warner Bros., 1990
  • Voice of Mikey, Look Who's Talking Too, TriStar, 1990
  • Bo Weinberg, Billy Bathgate, Buena Vista, 1991
  • Title role, Hudson Hawk, TriStar, 1991
  • James Urbansky, Mortal Thoughts, Columbia, 1991
  • Joe Hallenbeck, The Last Boy Scout, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Himself, The Player, Fine Line Features, 1992
  • Dr. Ernest Menville, Death Becomes Her, Universal, 1992
  • Detective sergeant Tom Hardy, Striking Distance, Columbia, 1993
  • Wrong mobile home owner, National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (alsoknown as Loaded Weapon 1), New Line Cinema, 1993
  • Butch Coolidge, Pulp Fiction (also known as The Gold Watch,Jules, Vincent, Jimmie, and the Wolf, Vincent Vega and Marsellus Wallace's Wife, and Fiction Pulpeuse), Miramax, 1994
  • Carl Roebuck, Nobody's Fool, Paramount, 1994
  • Dr. Bill Capa, Color of Night, Buena Vista, 1994
  • Narrator, North, Columbia, 1994
  • James Cole, Twelve Monkeys, Universal, 1995
  • Leo, "The Man from Hollywood," Four Rooms, Miramax, 1995
  • Lieutenant John McClane, Die Hard: With a Vengeance (also known asDie Hard New York and Die Hard 3), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995
  • John Smith/narrator, Last Man Standing, New Line Cinema, 1996
  • Voice of Bruno the Kid, Bruno the Kid: The Animated Movie, 1996
  • Voice of Muddy Grimes, Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (animated),Paramount, 1996
  • Title role, The Jackal (also known as The Day of the Jackal, Le chacal, and Der Schakal), Universal, 1997
  • Korben Dallas, The Fifth Element (also known as Le cinquieme element), Columbia/TriStar, 1997
  • Arthur "Art" Jeffries, Mercury Rising, Universal, 1998
  • General William Devereaux, The Siege, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Harry S. Stamper, Armageddon, Buena Vista, 1998
  • Jackie Chan: My Story (documentary), 1998
  • Ben Jordan, The Story of Us, Universal, 1999
  • Dr. Malcolm Crowe, The Sixth Sense, Buena Vista, 1999
  • Dwayne Hoover, Breakfast of Champions, Buena Vista, 1999
  • Franky Goes to Hollywood (documentary), Warner Bros. Home Video, 1999
  • David Dunn, Unbreakable, Buena Vista, 2000
  • Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski, The Whole Nine Yards (also known as Le nouveau voisin), Warner Bros., 2000
  • Russell M. Duritz (ages forty through seventy), The Kid (also known as Disney's The Kid), Buena Vista, 2000
  • Joe Blake, Bandits, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2001
  • Colonel William McNamara, Hart's War, 2002
  • Film Work
  • Executive Producer; With Others
  • Sunset, TriStar, 1988
  • Producer
  • (With others) Color of Night, Buena Vista, 1994
  • The Whole Nine Yards (also known as Le nouveau voisin), Warner Bros., 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • David Addison, Moonlighting, ABC, 1985-89
  • Voice of Bruno the Kid and performer of theme song, Bruno the Kid(animated), syndicated, 1996
  • Specials
  • ABC All-Star Spectacular, ABC, 1985
  • Whatta Year ... 1986, ABC, 1986
  • Bruno Radolini, Bruce Willis: The Return of Bruno, HBO, 1987
  • The Pointer Sisters ... Up All Night, NBC, 1987
  • Face to Face with Connie Chung, CBS, 1990
  • Seriously ... Phil Collins, CBS, 1990
  • Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come, CBS, 1990
  • Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special (also known as The Earth Day Special), ABC, 1990
  • Planet Hollywood Comes Home, ABC, 1995
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 37th Primetime Emmy Awards, 1985
  • The 38th Annual Emmy Awards, 1986
  • The American Music Awards, ABC, 1987
  • The 39th Annual Emmy Awards, 1987
  • All-Star Tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBC, 1989
  • The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, 1989
  • Hollywood Salutes Bruce Willis: An American Cinematheque Tribute,TNT, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Tony Amato, "No Exit," Miami Vice, NBC, 1984
  • Peter Jay Novins, "Shatterday," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1985
  • "Arnold Schwarzenegger: Flex Appeal," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1996
  • The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1996
  • Himself, "The Birth," Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1997
  • Dr. Nickle, "Love Unlimited," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1999
  • Paul Stevens, "The One Where Paul's the Man," Friends, NBC, 2000
  • Paul Stevens, "The One Where Ross Meets Elizabeth's Dad," Friends,NBC, 2000
  • Paul Stevens, "The One with the Ring," Friends, NBC, 2000
  • Appeared in episodes of Dolly, Hart to Hart, and Roseanne, all ABC.
  • Television Work
  • Executive Producer
  • Bruno the Kid (animated), syndicated, 1996
  • Executive Producer; Specials
  • Bruce Willis: The Return of Bruno, HBO, 1987
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • The Return of Bruno, Motown, 1986
  • If It Don't Kill You, It Just Makes You Stronger, Motown, 1989
  • Videos
  • Himself, Film-Fest DVD: Issue 3--Toronto, BroadcastDVD, 2000
  • Video Games
  • Voice of Trey Kincaide, Apocalypse, 1998
  • Voice, Die Hard Trilogy 2, 2000
  • WRITINGS
  • Stories for Films
  • Hudson Hawk, TriStar, 1991
  • Film Music
  • Song (with Robert Kraft) "Daddy's Coming Home," Look Who's Talking Too, TriStar, 1990
  • Theme music, Hudson Hawk, TriStar, 1991
  • Song "Slow Burn," The Whole Nine Yards (also known as Le nouveau voisin), Warner Bros., 2000
  • Teleplays
  • Specials
  • Bruce Willis: The Return of Bruno, HBO, 1987
  • Television Music
  • Series
  • Lyricist for theme song, Bruno the Kid (animated), syndicated, 1996

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, St. James Press, 1996
    Periodicals
    • Boston Herald, June 29, 1998
    • Empire, October, 1997, p. 191
    • Entertainment Weekly, May 19, 1995, pp. 26-32; December 22, 2000,p. 28; October 26, 2001, p. 128
    • Flicks, August, 1998, pp. 32-33
    • George, July, 1998, pp. 74-81, 110
    • In Style, March, 1996, pp. 88-93
    • Movieline, Volume 7, number 11, 1996, pp. 34-38, 76, 77, 86
    • People Weekly, April 22, 1996, p. 119; May 15, 2000, p. 126; November 6, 2000, p. 70; July 16, 2001, p. 17
    • Playboy, February, 1996
    • Premiere, Volume 5, number 5, 1997, pp. 40-42
    • Starlog, March, 1996
    • Sunday Star-Ledger, October 8, 1989
    • Us, October 2, 1989
    • USA Today, October 12, 1999
    • Variety, October 23, 2000, p. 9

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