Who is actor Bruce Weitz, and is he dead?
Bruce Peter Weitz was born in Norwalk, Connecticut USA on May 27, 1943 – his zodiac sign is Gemini and he holds US citizenship. He is a former actor, who is probably best known for his portrayal of one of the main characters, Sgt. by Steven Bochco and Michael Kozoll, and also starred Daniel J. Travanti and Michael Warren. It follows the work and private lives of people working for a police unit and was a huge hit, winning 59 awards including three Golden Globes, while it was nominated for 109 other awards.
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For his performance, Bruce was awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Bruce retired from acting in 2013, and there are rumors floating around the internet about how he may have died since then, however, these have been proven to be untrue – he is alive and well and living with it. his family in Los Angeles, California.
Early life and education
Bruce was raised in Norwalk as an only child by his liquor store owner father Joseph Weitz and housewife mother Sybil Rubel.
Bruce grew up focusing on his education and was one of the top students in his high school; he was also very athletic as he played both tennis and basketball.
He was also a member of the school’s drama club and appeared in many plays performed there, but was not at this time interested in pursuing an acting career. As soon as he enrolled in 1961, he enrolled at Carnegie-Mellon University, from which he obtained a bachelor’s degree in fine arts in 1964, then in 1966 a master’s degree in fine arts.
He then trained as an actor at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, as well as the Actor’s Theater in Louisville, but it was not until 1976 that he appeared in his first Broadway play – “Death of a Salesman”.
Roles in television series
Bruce has been credited with starring in over 100 movies and TV series and we are about to mention some of his most notable performances in this article.
He made his first TV series appearance in 1978, when he was cast as Robert Clark in the sitcom “Happy Days”, which starred Ron Howard and Henry Winkler, and was a hit in the United States. winning 16 awards, including three Golden Globes, while he was nominated for 19 other awards. In 1987 he was invited to play the main character Jake McCaskey in the comedy series “Mama’s Boy”. which aired until August 6, 1988, then in 1989, Bruce participated in the episode “Mercy Me” of the drama “Midnight Caller”. He then played secondary character Mike Urbanek in the comedy “Anything But Love”, while the year 1994 saw him appear in the episode “The Fighter” of the fantasy series “Highlander: The Series”.
Over the next few years, Bruce appeared in single episodes of many series, such as the 1994 drama “The Byrds of Paradise”, the superhero series “The Batman: The Animated Series” in which he voiced Lock -up and sci-fi drama. “The X-Files” as Moe Bocks in the episode “Irresistible”.
Bruce voiced both Luxor and Porg in the “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters” animated series, and from 1996 to 1998 voiced Bruno Mannheim in the superhero series “Superman: The Animated Series”. his next notable performances were in the crime drama “NYPD Blue”, the animated miniseries “The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: The Legend of Grimace Island” in which he voiced Blather in 1999, and the crime drama “Third Watch in which he played Uncle Mike in 2002.
He was then invited to appear in five episodes of the critically acclaimed legal drama “Judging Amy” and the following years saw him appear in the episode “If Tomorrow Never Comes” of the medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy”, and the “Lost Boys” episode of the supernatural series “Ghost Whisperer” in 2005.
Three of his last TV series roles before retiring from acting were in the 2008 episode “The Happy Place” of the procedural crime drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, a single episode of the medical drama “General Hospital” in 2012, and three episodes of the soap opera “The Young and the Restless” in April 2013.
Bruce made his first film appearance in 1981, when he played Paul Snider in the biopic “Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story”, and in 1990 he was Dan Crawford in the thriller “Rainbow Drive”.
1995 saw him play Hal MacGregor in the monster comedy film “Prehysteria!”, and the same year Bruce played Lt. Ricky Levine in the thriller drama “Her Hidden Truth”, which starred Kellie Martin and Antonio Sabato Jr. and is about a young girl Billie Calhoun who is sent to a juvenile detention center after being accused of killing her family by setting the house on fire. In 1997 he appeared in the drama “Velocity Trap” while the following year saw him play a supporting role in the sci-fi disaster film “Deep Impact”, which starred Elijah Wood, Morgan Freeman and Robert Duvall. . A few of his next movie roles were in the drama “Focus” and the action disaster thriller “Mach 2” both in 2001, and the action movie “Half Past Dead” in 2002.
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Three of Bruce’s last film roles before retiring from acting were in the horror “Triloquist” in which he voiced Dummy in 2008, the independent film “My Apocalypse” in which he also played the role of Jack Savage in 2008 and the comedy “Imps*” in 2009.
Wife Vivian Davis
Bruce met the late American actress Cecilia Hartin in the late 60s, and they married in a private ceremony in 1975, then divorced on February 12, 1982 (some sources say the two married in 1971 and divorced in 1980). Cecilia is still remembered for her roles in the television series “Law & Order” and the drama series “The Runaways”. She died of ovarian cancer at her home in Westport, Connecticut on October 16, 2016.
On December 2, 1986, Bruce married non-famous Vivian Davis, and they are together to this day – soon after the wedding, Vivian gave birth to their son who has stayed away from the media.
Bruce has not spoken of any other women he might have been with, and as of September 2020 he is married to his second wife and has one son.
Hobbies and other interests
Bruce loved his acting career in part because it allowed him to travel all over the United States to shoot his movies and TV series, and he was able to stay in some of the most expensive hotels! He also traveled to many European countries for business and pleasure, vacationing in cities like Athens in Greece and Dubrovnik in Croatia.
He loves animals, dogs being his favourite, and he has had three pet dogs since launching his acting career.
Bruce is a fan of jazz and blues, and his two favorite performers are Nancy Sinatra and Aretha Franklin.
He has his own favorite actor and actress, which are Robert De Niro and Julia Roberts, while some of his favorite movies are “The Godfather” trilogy, “Taxi Driver” and “The Sleepers”.
There have been many rumors circulating on the internet regarding the religion Bruce belongs to, but it is widely known that he is Jewish.
Bruce’s age is 77. He has short gray hair and brown eyes, his height is 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) and he weighs around 150 pounds (68 kg).
As of September 2020, his net worth is estimated to be over $18 million.