Joined the touring production of "The Taming of the Shrew" after graduation; when show reached New York Bridges stayed
Taught acting at a private school in Darien, CT and worked at night for United Parcel Service
Worked for a time for the American Foundation for the Blind making recordings of plays, novels and poetry
Co-founded the Off-Broadway company, The Playroom Club
Offered a film contract by Columbia executive Sidney Buchman who saw him performing in Ossining theater; signed to seven-year contract
Film acting debut in "The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance"
Ended contract with Columbia; began free-lancing
Played first leading role in a feature, "Secret Service Investigator"
Testified as a "friendly witness" at the infamous HUAC hearings which resulted in the blacklists of the late 1940s and 50s
Replaced Franchot Tone in his Broadway debut, "Oh Men! Oh Women!"
Starred as Mike Nelson on the syndicated TV adventure series, "Sea Hunt"
Returned to Broadway to play Iago in a 1950s adaptation of "Othello"
Last film for eight years, "The Goddess"
Cast as Adam Sheppard on the TV anthology series, "The Lloyd Bridges Show"; sons Beau and Jeff occasionally performed on the show
Cast in the lead role of William Colton on the CBS Western series, "The Loner"
Returned to feature films with "Around the World Under the Sea"
Returned to Broadway in the comedy, "Cactus Flower"
Starred in first TV-movie, "The People Next Door"
Cast on the short-lived NBC series, "San Francisco International Airport"
Hosted and narrated the syndicated instructional TV special, "Lloyd Bridges' Water World"
Played the title role in the NBC police drama series, "Joe Forrester"
First TV miniseries, "Roots" (ABC)
First feature film appearance with son Beau Bridges, "The Fifth Musketeer"
Played leading role of Grant Harper on the short-lived ABC primetime soap opera, "Paper Dolls"
Returned to Broadway in a revival of "Man of La Mancha"
Acted with three generations of Bridges in the TV-movie, "Thanksgiving Promise"; starred Beau Bridges, his wife Dorothy and marked the debut of Beau's son Jordan
First feature film appearance with son Jeff Bridges, "Tucker: The Man and His Dream"
Starred as Jonathan 'Jo Jo' Turner on the short-lived ABC drama series, "Capital News"
Played the recurring role of Jake Tyrrell on the CBS drama series, "Harts of the West"; also starring his son Beau Bridges
Completed "Jane Austen's Mafia" and "Meeting Daddy" (the latter co-starring Beau Bridges) before his death