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Bruce Boxleitner Biography

Bruce William Boxleitner Biography

born May 12, 1951

Is an American star, and sci-fi and thriller author. He is understood for his leading roles in the television series How the West Was Won, Bring ‘Em Back Alive, Scarecrow and Mrs. King staring with Kate Jackson and Beverly Garland, and Babylon 5 and played as John Sheridan in seasons 2– 5, 1994– 1998. He is likewise understood for his dual role as the characters Alan Bradley and Tron in the 1982 Walt Disney Photo movie Tron, a function which he repeated in the 2010 follow up, Tron: Legacy and the animated series Tron: Uprising.

Boxleitner was born in Elgin, Illinois, the child of a certified public accountant. He attended Prospect High School in Mount Prospect, Illinois, and the Goodman Theater School of Drama of the Art Institute of Chicago


A native mid-westerner, Boxleitner received his formal training on stage. Bruce relocated to Los Angeles in 1972 and quickly landed a guest spot on an episode of the Mary Tyler Moore Show. This earned him his Screen Actors Guild card and he promptly embarked on a series of screen tests and auditions. One of Hollywood’s most popular romantic leading men, Bruce Boxleitner is know to many fans for his role as James Arness’ nephew Luke in the TV movie The “Macahan’s” which evolved into the ambitious series of 24 two-hour films under the title, “How the West was Won” TV movies between 1976 and 1980. He later appeared in two more TV movies: Red River and Gunsmoke: One Man’s Justice. In 1980 he co-starred with Sam Elliott in Wild Times and the first Kenny Rogers “The Gambler” TV movie. Three Gambler sequels followed. In 1983, he was cast as Wyatt Earp in the TV movie “I Married Wyatt Earp”. He also appeared in the 1994 movie Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone. Bruce married actress and current SAG President Melissa Gilbert. They have four sons and reside in Los Angeles, California.


eye color – greyish hazel
hair – light brown with a bit of grey
weight – 195 lbs.
height – 6’3″
parents – Diane and Cliff Boxleitner
siblings – Terri, Sandi, Nancy
place of birth – Elgin Illinois
date of birth – May 12, 1950

favourite things:
Drink? – A good chardonnay
Food? – Anything my wife cooks
Animal? – horse
Vacation? – Hawaii
Film? – too many to list
Book? – Same as films
TV Show? – any kind of news
To do in spare time? – ride my horse, hang out with my family, read
Hobbies? – none
Likes and Dislikes? – too difficult to pin down
Politics? – moderate
Sports? – I like to play sports more than watch them
Actors? – WWWAAAYYY too many to name

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