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Bruce Davison

Bruce Davison

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Born: June 28, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Caught the acting bug while studying art at Penn State University
1967:
Broadway debut, Lincoln Center Repertory production of "Tiger at the Gates"
1969:
Feature acting debut, "Last Summer"
1971:
Made TV acting debut in an episode of the ABC series "Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law"
1971:
First leading role; played a rat-loving social misfit in "Willard"
1973:
Featured in episode of "Love, American Style"
1974:
Appeared as the grown-up Patrick in Lucille Ball's last film of "Mame"
1977:
Played a child molester in realistic prison drama, "Short Eyes"
1977:
Had small role in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"
1980:
Starred on Broadway in "The Elephant Man"; succeeded original star Philip Anglim in the role of John Merrick
1983:
Played Tom, the authorial stand-in, in a Broadway revival of "The Glass Menagerie" with Jessica Tandy
1984:
Had leading role on TV in "V: The Series" (NBC)
1984:
Portrayed Captain Wyler on the NBC TV series "Hunter"
1986:
Played Felix, the journalist who succumbs to AIDS, in the L.A. premiere of Larry Kramer's play "The Normal Heart"
1987:
Appeared in the NBC miniseries "Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story"
1990:
Received Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a gay man caring for his dying lover in "Longtime Companion"
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Starred as George Henderson in the syndicated comedy series "Harry and the Hendersons"; directed a number of episodes
1993:
Acted in four films, including Robert Altman's "Short Cuts" and Fred Schepisi's "Six Degrees of Separation"
1996:
Portrayed Reverend Paris in the film adaptation of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"
1997:
Returned to the New York stage playing a man who commits incest with his niece in the Off-Broadway play "How I Learned to Drive"
1997:
Starred in the controversial Showtime movie "The Color of Justice"
1998:
Earned an Emmy nomination for his guest stint on "Touched By an Angel"
1998:
Played the father of a troubled teen in the film adaptation of the Stephen King novella "Apt Pupil", directed by Bryan Singer
1999:
Guest starred as an arrogant plastic surgeon in the season premiere of "Chicago Hope" (CBS)
2000:
Starred in the Dogma 95 production of "The King Is Alive", a drama about passengers who stage "King Lear" after their bus breaks down in the desert; premiered at Cannes
2000:
Reunited with Singer for the big-screen version of the comic-book adventure "X-Men"; played Senator Kelly, a politician who believed mutants should not be treated like people
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Played recurring role on "The Practice" (ABC)
2001:
Appeared as Jessica Biel's father in the Freddie Prinze Jr romance "Summer Catch"
2001:
Portrayed yet another parent to a teen, this time a troubled young woman played by Kirsten Dunst in "crazy/beautiful"
2001:
Made directorial debut with the Showtime original "Off Season"; also starred
2004:
Cast as Dr. "Steg" Stegman, the arrogant chief of staff in Stephen King's medical drama "Kingdom Hospital"
2005:
Had a recurring role on the CBS drama series, "Close to Home"
2007:
Co-starred in "Breach," a thriller about FBI traitor Robert Hanssen played by Chris Cooper

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