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Bruce Davison

Bruce Davison has worked in film, television and theater for nearly four decades, making a strong early impression with his performance as the troubled, rat-loving youth in the 1971 horror classic Willard. His extensive credits include such feature films as X-Men (1 & 2), Breach, The Crucible, Short Cuts, Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog, It's My Party, Six Degrees of Separation, Apt Pupil, At First Sight, Mame and The Strawberry Statement. In 1990, he earned an Independent Spirit Award, a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for his heart-breaking performance as a man losing his lover to AIDS in the groundbreaking film Longtime Companion.

For television, Davison earned an Emmy nomination for his guest appearance on Touched by an Angel. His other television performances include the miniseries The Triangle and Kingdom Hospital, as well as the movies Vendetta, Locked in Silence, Little Girl Fly Away, Summer of My German Soldier and the original The Lathe of Heaven. He has also made guest appearances on such series as Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Battlestar Galactica, The L Word, CSI: Miami, Numb3rs, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, Without a Trace, Chicago Hope and eleven episodes of The Practice. He also appeared regularly in the series Close to Home and now co-stars in the new NBC series Knight Rider.

In 2001, Davison directed his first feature-length project, the Showtime film Off Season, which was nominated for five Daytime Emmy nominations, including best director.

On-stage, Davison starred on Broadway in The Elephant Man and The Glass Menagerie and also in the off-Broadway sensation, How I Learned to Drive, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Paula Vogel.


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Bruce Davison Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayJune 28, 1946 (71)
SignCancer
BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Bruce Davison compared to you?
Awards1991 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for Longtime Companion)

Selected Filmography

X-Men
Sacrifice
Christmas Angel
The Seventh
Lovelife
The Lords of Salem
French Quarter
Titanic 2
Breach
Willard
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