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Bruce Greenwood

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Bruce Greenwood
Stuart Bruce Greenwood

(1956-08-12) August 12, 1956 (age 65)
OccupationActor, producer
Years active1977–present
Susan Devlin
(m. 1985)

Stuart Bruce Greenwood (born August 12, 1956) is a Canadian actor and producer. He is known for his role as the American president John F. Kennedy in Thirteen Days, for which he won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, and as Captain Christopher Pike in J. J. Abrams's Star Trek reboot series. He has been nominated for three Canadian Screen Awards, once for Best Actor (for Elephant Song) and twice for Best Supporting Actor (for The Sweet Hereafter and Being Julia). In television, he starred as Gil Garcetti in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and has appeared in Mad Men, St. Elsewhere, Knots Landing, and John from Cincinnati. He currently stars as Dr. Randolph Bell in the Amy Holden Jones-created medical drama The Resident.

He has appeared in supporting roles in such films as National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Hollywood Homicide, Double Jeopardy, Déjà Vu, I, Robot, Dinner for Schmucks, Capote, The Post and as the motion-capture alien dubbed "Cooper" in Super 8. He is also a voice actor; his voice roles include Chiron in the Canadian animated series Class of the Titans and Bruce Wayne / Batman in Batman: Under the Red Hood, Young Justice, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight and Batman: Death in the Family.

Early life

Greenwood was born in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, the son of Mary Sylvia (née Ledingham), a nurse who worked in an extended care unit, and Hugh John Greenwood, a Vancouver-born geophysicist and professor who taught at Princeton University.[1]


Greenwood at the 39th Primetime Emmy Awards, 1987
Greenwood at the 39th Primetime Emmy Awards, 1987

Greenwood is known in the United States for his appearances in Star Trek; I, Robot; Double Jeopardy; The Core; Thirteen Days (as president John F. Kennedy); Capote, (as Jack Dunphy, Truman Capote's lover); Eight Below, (as Professor Davis McClaren); and Firehouse Dog.[2] He is also known for his role in the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 as the voice of Overlord.[3]

He had prominent roles in the award-winning Atom Egoyan films Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter, and Ararat.[4] He appeared in the 1980s teen cult film The Malibu Bikini Shop and starred in Mee-Shee: The Water Giant. He played a role in The World's Fastest Indian and also featured in the Bob Dylan biographical film I'm Not There.[5] He appeared in Dinner for Schmucks as the cruel executive who hosts a dinner for "idiots".[6]

On television, Greenwood has appeared on St. Elsewhere (Dr. Seth Griffin, 1986–88) and Knots Landing (Pierce Lawton, 1991–92), and starred in the UPN series Nowhere Man (Thomas Veil, 1995–96).[7] He also guest-starred in one episode of the popular Canadian show Road to Avonlea, for which he won a Gemini Award for "Best Guest Performance in a Series by an Actor".[8]

On June 10, 2007, HBO's John from Cincinnati premiered, starring Greenwood.[9] He also appears as the President of the United States in National Treasure: Book of Secrets.[10] He played Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson in Summer Dreams: Story of the Beach Boys.[11] In 2009, he worked with Australian director Bruce Beresford, playing the part of Ben Stevenson (artistic director of Houston Ballet), in the critically acclaimed film Mao's Last Dancer.[12] He voiced Bruce Wayne / Batman in the animated film Batman: Under the Red Hood, the animated series Young Justice, and the animated short film Batman: Death in the Family.[13]

He played the lead role in the horror thriller Cell 213.[14] He was the lead for the Steven Spielberg produced 2012 ABC series The River,[15] and reprised his role as Admiral Christopher Pike for J. J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness.[16] In 2015, he had a recurring role in the last season of Mad Men as Richard Burghoff, a romantic interest for Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks).[17]

Personal life

Greenwood is married to Susan Devlin.[18] They live in Pacific Palisades, a neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.[19]



Year Title Role Director Notes
1979 Bear Island Tommy, Technician Don Sharp
1982 First Blood National Guardsman Ted Kotcheff
1986 The Malibu Bikini Shop Todd David Wechter
The Climb Hermann Buhl Donald Shebib
1989 Wild Orchid Jerome McFarland Zalman King
Another Chance John Ripley Jesse Vint
1991 Servants of Twilight Detective Charlie Harrison Jeffrey Obrow
1992 Passenger 57 Stuart Ramsey Kevin Hooks
1994 Exotica Francis Brown Atom Egoyan
Paint Cans Vittorio Musso Paul Donovan
1995 Dream Man Tom René Bonnière
1997 Fathers' Day Bob Andrews Ivan Reitman
The Sweet Hereafter Billy Ansel Atom Egoyan Nominated—Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
1998 Thick as Thieves Bo Scott Sanders
Disturbing Behavior Dr. Edgar Caldicott David Nutter
1999 Double Jeopardy Nick Parsons / Simon Ryder /
Jonathan Devereaux
Bruce Beresford Nominated—Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor – Suspense
The Lost Son Alex Friedman Chris Menges
2000 Here on Earth Sheriff Earl Cavanaugh Mark Piznarski
Cord Jack Sidney J. Furie
Rules of Engagement US National Security Advisor Bill Sokal William Friedkin
Thirteen Days President John F. Kennedy Roger Donaldson Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
2002 Ararat Martin Harcourt / Clarence Ussher Atom Egoyan Nominated—Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film
Swept Away Tony Leighton Guy Ritchie
Below Lieutenant Brice David Twohy
2003 The Core Commander Robert Iverson Jon Amiel
Hollywood Homicide Lieutenant Bernard 'Bennie' Macko Ron Shelton
2004 I, Robot Lawrence Robertson Alex Proyas
The Republic of Love Tom Avery Deepa Mehta Also executive producer
Being Julia Lord Charles István Szabó Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated—Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film
2005 Racing Stripes Nolan Walsh Frederik Du Chau
Mee-Shee: The Water Giant Sean Cambell John Henderson
The World's Fastest Indian Jerry Roger Donaldson
Capote Jack Dunphy Bennett Miller Nominated—SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2006 Eight Below Davis McClaren Frank Marshall
Deja Vu FBI Special Agent Jack McCready Tony Scott
2007 Firehouse Dog Connor Fahey Todd Holland
I'm Not There Keenan Jones / Garrett Todd Haynes Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award
Nominated—Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast
National Treasure: Book of Secrets President of the United States Jon Turteltaub
2008 Cyborg Soldier Simon Hart John Stead
2009 Star Trek Captain Christopher Pike J. J. Abrams Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Nominated—Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Mao's Last Dancer Ben Stevenson Bruce Beresford
2010 Batman: Under the Red Hood Bruce Wayne / Batman Brandon Vietti Voice; Direct-to-video
Meek's Cutoff Stephen Meeks Kelly Reichardt Nominated—Village Voice Film Poll Award for Best Supporting Actor
Barney's Version Blair Richard J. Lewis
Dinner for Schmucks Lance Fender Jay Roach
2011 Cell 213 The Warden Stephen Kay
For Greater Glory Ambassador Dwight Morrow Dean Wright
Super 8 Cooper J. J. Abrams Motion-captured performance
Donovan's Echo Sergeant Finnley Boyd Jim Cliffe Also executive producer
2012 Flight Charlie Anderson Robert Zemeckis
2013 And Now a Word From Our Sponsor Adan Kundle Zack Bernbaum
The Place Beyond the Pines District Attorney Bill Killcullen Derek Cianfrance
Star Trek Into Darkness Admiral Christopher Pike J. J. Abrams
Devil's Knot Judge David Burnett Atom Egoyan
2014 Endless Love Hugh Butterfield Shana Feste
WildLike Rene Bartlett Frank Hall Green Naperville Independent Film Festival Award for Best Actor
The Captive Vince Atom Egoyan
Elephant Song Dr. Toby Green Charles Binamé Nominated—Canadian Screen Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film
2015 Good Kill Lieutenant Colonel Jack Johns Andrew Niccol
Rehearsal Carl Bessai Carl Bessai
Truth Andrew Heyward James Vanderbilt
Fathers and Daughters William Gabriele Muccino
2016 Spectral General Orland Nic Mathieu
Gold Mark Hancock Stephen Gaghan
2017 Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House Sandy Smith Peter Landesman
Kodachrome Dean Ryder Mark Raso
Kingsman: The Golden Circle President of the United States Matthew Vaughn
Gerald's Game Gerald Burlingame Mike Flanagan
The Post Robert McNamara Steven Spielberg
2018 Batman: Gotham by Gaslight Bruce Wayne / Batman Sam Liu Voice; Direct-to-video
Sorry for Your Loss Jeff Collin Friesen Nominated—Canadian Comedy Award for Best Performance in a Feature
2019 Doctor Sleep Dr. John Dalton Mike Flanagan
Lie Exposed Frank Jerry Ciccoritti
2020 Batman: Death in the Family Bruce Wayne / Batman Brandon Vietti Voice; Direct-to-video


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Huckleberry Finn and His Friends Bob Grangerford 3 episodes
1983 The Hitchhiker Jeff Boder 1 episode
1983–1984 Space Carrier Blue Noah Colin Collins Voice; English-language dub;
18 episodes
1984 Legmen Jack Gage 6 episodes
Jessie Detective Roy Moss 2 episodes
1985 Peyton Place: The Next Generation Dana Harrington Television film
Striker's Mountain Paul Striker
1986–1988 St. Elsewhere Dr. Seth Griffin Main cast; Seasons 5–6
1987 Matlock Mitchel Gordon Episode: "The Billionaire"
Jake and the Fatman Carson Warfield Episode: "Fatal Attraction"
1988 In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders FBI Special Agent Jerry Dove Television film
1989 Twist of Fate Daniel Grossman 2 episodes
1990 Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys Dennis Wilson Television film
The Little Kidnappers Willem Hooft Television film
Nominated—Gemini Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Dramatic Special
1991–1992 Knots Landing Pierce Lawton 22 episodes
1991 Veronica Clare Lieutenant Gil Reed 2 episodes
1993 Adrift Nick Terrio Television film
Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story Fred Schultz
1994 Hardball Dave Logan 9 episodes
Heart of a Child Fred Schouten Television film
Treacherous Beauties Jason Hollister
Road to Avonlea Caleb Stokes Episode: "Stranger in the Night"
Gemini Award for Best Guest Performance in a Regular Series by an Actor
1995 Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge Larry Strickland Television film
Mixed Blessings Andy Douglas
1995–1996 Nowhere Man Thomas Veil 25 episodes
1997–1998 The Larry Sanders Show Roger Bingham 3 episodes
Sleepwalkers Dr. Nathan Bradford 9 episodes
1999 The Soul Collector Zacariah Television film
2001 Haven Myles Billingsley Television film
Nominated—Gemini Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Dramatic Special
2002 The Magnificent Ambersons Eugene Morgan Television film
2004 Meltdown Agent Tom Shea Television film
The Life Arnie Television film
The Riverman Robert Keppel Television film
2005 Saving Milly Morton Kondracke Television film
2006 Class of the Titans Chiron Voice; 14 episodes
The Mermaid Chair Hugh Sullivan Television film
2007 John from Cincinnati Mitch Yost 9 episodes
2008 The Summit Richard Adderly Miniseries
Nominated—Gemini Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Dramatic Special
2009 A Dog Named Christmas George McCray Television film
2010–present Young Justice Bruce Wayne / Batman Voice; 29 episodes
2012 The River Dr. Emmet Cole 8 episodes
2013 The Challenger Disaster General Donald Kutyna Television film
Westside Gordy Nance Unsold TV pilot
2015 Mad Men Richard Burghoff 4 episodes
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Bill Martinson Episode: "Electro/City"
2016 The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story Gil Garcetti Main cast
American Dad! U.S. Navy Captain Voice; Episode: "Daesong Heavy Industries II: Return to Innocence"
2017 Dirty Dancing Dr. Jake Houseman Television film
2018–present The Resident Dr. Randolph Bell Main cast
2018 The Haunting of Hill House Ghost Episode: "The Bent-Neck Lady"
Uncredited appearance
2019 Jett Mr. Carlyle 2 episodes
2020 I Know This Much Is True Dr. Hume Main cast

Video games

Year Title Voice role
2011 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Overlord
2013 Young Justice: Legacy Bruce Wayne / Batman

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
1992 Gemini Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role The Little Kidnappers Nominated
1995 Gemini Awards Best Guest Performance in a Series by an Actor Road to Avonlea Won
1997 Genie Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role The Sweet Hereafter Nominated
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actor – Suspense Double Jeopardy Nominated
2001 Gemini Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series Haven Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Thirteen Days Won
2003 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film Ararat Nominated
2005 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film Being Julia Nominated
Genie Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Being Julia Nominated
2006 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Capote Nominated
2008 Gemini Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series The Summit Nominated
2009 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Cast Star Trek Won
Denver Film Critics Society Best Cast Won
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Nominated
2010 Gemini Awards Best Actor in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series The Summit Nominated
2011 Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actor Meek's Cutoff Nominated
2015 Naperville Independent Film Festival Best Actor WildLike Won
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Best Actor WildLike Won
Twister Alley International Film Festival Best Actor – Feature Film WildLike Won
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film Elephant Song Nominated
Canadian Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Elephant Song Nominated
2016 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Mad Men Nominated


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