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Beau Bridges

Beau BridgesAKA Lloyd Vernet Bridges III

Born: 9-Dec-1941
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Fabulous Baker Boys

Lloyd Bridges III is the older brother of moviestar Jeff Bridges, and son of TV star Lloyd Bridges. The nickname "Beau" stuck to Bridges from an early age, and was originally based on his resemblance to the young actor who played Leslie Howard's son in Gone with the Wind. He made his film debut at the age of seven in No Minor Vices with Dana Andrews, and had his first major role the next year, in The Red Pony with Robert Mitchum and Myrna Loy. In adolescence, he stopped acting, and in high school he lettered in basketball. He was good enough to play college ball for John Wooden's UCLA Bruins, but he wanted more playing time so he transferred to the University of Hawaii. There, he again sat on the bench, and quickly dropped out. He tried making music with his brother, and in 1969 they were signed to a recording contract by Quincy Jones, but nothing noteworthy ever came from that partnership.

At 19, Bridges co-starred in The Clear Horizon, a weekday science fiction serial with Ted Knight and Lee Meriwether. When that show was cancelled, he jumped to prime time, playing Seaman Howard Spicer on the sitcom Ensign O'Toole with Dean Jones and Jack Albertson. He also appeared on several episodes of his father's Sea Hunt, and made occasional appearances on My Three Sons with Fred MacMurray, Ben Casey with Vince Edwards, and Mr. Novak with James Franciscus. He has been both leading man and supporting actor, with memorable roles in The Incident, a subway thriller co-starring Ruby Dee and Ed McMahon; The Landlord, a groundbreaking 1970 interracial romance with Diana Sands; Norma Rae, as Sally Field's husband; and The Fabulous Baker Boys, opposite his brother and Michelle Pfeiffer. On TV's The Agency, he replaced Ronny Cox as the Director of the CIA, and in assorted TV movies and miniseries he has played P. T. Barnum, Colonel Tom Parker, Richard M. Nixon, and White House Press Secretary James Brady.

Father: Lloyd Bridges (actor, Sea Hunt)
Mother: Dorothy (Simpson) Dean Bridges (former film actress)
Brother: Jeff Bridges (actor, b. 4-Dec-1949)
Sister: Lucinda Bridges-Cunningham (b. 1954)
Brother: Gary Bridges (d. 1947 SIDS)
Wife: Julie Landifield (m. 1964, div. 1984, two sons)
Son: Casey Bridges (b. 16-Mar-1969, adopted)
Son: Jordan Bridges (actor, b. 13-Nov-1973)
Wife: Wendy Treece Bridges (m. 10-Apr-1984, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Dylan Bridges (b. 25-Oct-1984)
Daughter: Emily Bridges (b. 2-Jul-1986)
Son: Ezekiel Jeffry Bridges

    High School: Venice High School, Los Angeles, CA
    University: University of California at Los Angeles (transferred)
    University: University of Hawaii (dropped out)

    Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
    Emmy 1992 for Without Warning: The James Brady Story
    Golden Globe 1992 for Without Warning: The James Brady Story
    Emmy 1993 for The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom
    Golden Globe 1994 for The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom
    Emmy 1997 for The Second Civil War
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 7-Apr-2003, 7065 Hollywood Blvd.

    TELEVISION
    Masters of Sex Barton Scully (2013-)
    The Millers Tom Miller (2013-)
    Stargate SG-1 Maj. Gen. Hank Landry (2005-07)
    Stargate: Atlantis Maj. Gen. Hank Landry (2005-06)
    The Agency Sen. Tom Gage (2002-03)
    Maximum Bob Judge Bob Gibbs (1998)
    Harts of the West Dave Hart (1993-94)
    Ensign O'Toole Howard Spicer (1962-63)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Seven Hours to Judgment (16-Sep-1988)
    The Wild Pair (11-Dec-1987)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Tale of Princess Kaguya (23-Nov-2013) [VOICE]
    Hit and Run (2-Aug-2012)
    Eden (11-Mar-2012)
    Columbus Circle (21-Feb-2012)
    Pablo (30-Jan-2012) · Himself
    The Descendants (10-Sep-2011) · Cousin Hugh
    My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (Apr-2010) · Logan
    Free Willy 4: Escape from Pirate's Cove (2010) · Gus Grisby
    Max Payne (15-Oct-2008)
    Stargate: Continuum (29-Jul-2008) · Maj. Gen. Henry "Hank" Landry
    Stargate: The Ark of Truth (11-Mar-2008) · Maj. Gen. Henry "Hank" Landry
    Spinning Into Butter (2007) · Dean Burton Strauss
    Charlotte's Web (7-Dec-2006) · Dr. Dorian
    The Good German (12-Nov-2006) · Col. Muller
    10.5: Apocalypse (18-Mar-2006)
    Smile (8-Apr-2005) · Steven
    The Ballad of Jack and Rose (23-Jan-2005) · Marty Rance
    Evel Knievel (30-Jul-2004)
    10.5 (2-May-2004)
    Out of the Ashes (13-Apr-2003)
    Sightings: Heartland Ghost (27-Oct-2002)
    We Were the Mulvaneys (8-Apr-2002)
    Boys Klub (Jun-2001)
    Meeting Daddy (27-Jun-2000)
    Sordid Lives (31-May-2000)
    Common Ground (29-Jan-2000)
    The White River Kid (12-Nov-1999) · Daddy Weed
    Inherit the Wind (29-May-1999)
    The Defenders: Taking the First (25-Oct-1998)
    The Defenders: Payback (12-Oct-1997)
    Rocket Man (10-Oct-1997)
    The Second Civil War (15-Mar-1997)
    Hidden in America (1-Dec-1996)
    The Uninvited (29-Oct-1996)
    Losing Chase (18-Aug-1996) · Mr. Richard Phillips
    Nightjohn (1-Jun-1996) · Clel Waller
    Million Dollar Babies (20-Nov-1994)
    The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (10-Apr-1993)
    Sidekicks (17-Dec-1992)
    Wildflower (3-Dec-1991) · Jack Perkins
    Married to It (11-Sep-1991) · John Morden
    Without Warning: The James Brady Story (16-Jun-1991)
    Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will? (4-May-1990) · Orville
    The Wizard (15-Dec-1989) · Sam
    The Fabulous Baker Boys (13-Oct-1989) · Frank Baker
    Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure (21-May-1989)
    The Iron Triangle (24-Jan-1989) · Capt. Keene
    Signs of Life (1989) · John Alder
    Seven Hours to Judgment (16-Sep-1988)
    The Wild Pair (11-Dec-1987)
    The Killing Time (23-Oct-1987)
    Alice in Wonderland (9-Dec-1985)
    The Hotel New Hampshire (9-Mar-1984) · Father
    Heart Like a Wheel (15-Sep-1983) · Connie Kalitta
    Witness for the Prosecution (4-Dec-1982) · Leonard Vole
    Love Child (15-Oct-1982)
    Honky Tonk Freeway (21-Aug-1981)
    Night Crossing (1981)
    Silver Dream Racer (13-Jun-1980)
    The Runner Stumbles (16-Nov-1979)
    The Fifth Musketeer (6-Apr-1979)
    Norma Rae (2-Mar-1979) · Sonny
    Stubby Pringle's Christmas (17-Dec-1978)
    The Four Feathers (1-Jan-1978)
    Greased Lightning (Jul-1977) · Hutch
    Two Minute Warning (12-Nov-1976)
    Swashbuckler (29-Jul-1976)
    One Summer Love (1976)
    The Other Side of the Mountain (14-Nov-1975) · Dick Buek
    Lovin' Molly (14-Apr-1974) · Johnny
    The Stranger Who Looks Like Me (6-Mar-1974)
    Your Three Minutes Are Up (Aug-1973)
    The Man Without a Country (24-Apr-1973)
    Child's Play (12-Dec-1972)
    Hammersmith Is Out (12-May-1972)
    The Christian Licorice Store (Nov-1971)
    The Landlord (20-May-1970) · Elgar
    Adam's Woman (19-Mar-1970)
    Gaily, Gaily (16-Dec-1969) · Ben Harvey
    For Love of Ivy (17-Jul-1968)
    The Incident (5-Nov-1967)
    Village of the Giants (20-Oct-1965) · Fred
    The Explosive Generation (Oct-1961) · Mark
    Zamba (Sep-1949)
    The Red Pony (28-Mar-1949) · Beau
    No Minor Vices (12-Nov-1948)


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