Bruce Davison

ACTOR, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER

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23th Jan 2022 | FlixCatalog Staff

With his tall, blond, clean-cut, Ivy League handsomeness and ready-whipped smile reminiscent of Kennedyesque times, actor Bruce Davison would find it difficult at times to rise above those perfect features and find meatier roles, his talent certainly overcame the "handicap". Extremely winning and versatile, the award-worthy actor, now enjoying an over five decade career, has included everything from Shakespeare to Seinfeld. He has also served as a writer, producer and director on an infrequent basis.Born on June 28, 1946, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Clair, an architect and musician, and Marian (Holman) Davison, a secretary, Bruce's parents divorced when he was just three. He developed a burgeoning interest in acting while majoring in art at Penn State and after accompanying a friend to a college theater audition. Making his professional stage debut in 1966 as Jonathan in "Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Bad" at the Pennsylvania Festival Theatre, he made it to Broadway within just a couple of years (1968) with the role of Troilus in "Tiger at the Gates" at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. The year after that he was seen off-Broadway in "A Home Away from Home" and appeared at the Lincoln Center in the cast of "King Lear."Success in the movies came immediately for the perennially youthful-looking actor after he and a trio of up-and-coming talents (Barbara Hershey [then known as Barbara Seagull], Richard Thomas and Catherine Burns) starred together in the poignant but disturbing coming-of-age film Dernier été (1969). From this he was awarded a starring role opposite Kim Darby in Des fraises et du sang (1970), an offbeat social commentary about 60s college radicalism, and in the cult horror flick Willard (1971) in which he bonded notoriously with a herd of rats.Moving further into the 70s decade, his film load did not increase significantly as expected and the ones he did appear in were no great shakes. With the exception of his co-starring role alongside Burt Lancaster in the well-made cavalry item Fureur apache (1972) and the powerful low-budget Short Eyes (1977) in which he played a child molester, Bruce's film roles were underwhelming, such as his elder Patrick Dennis in the Lucille Ball musical film version of Mame (1974), as well as The Jerusalem File (1972), Ambulances tous risques (1976), Grand Jury (1976) and La cible étoilée (1978).As such, Bruce wisely looked elsewhere for rewarding work and found it on the stage and on the smaller screen. Earning strong theatrical roles in "The Skin of Our Teeth," "The Little Foxes" and "A Life in the Theatre," he won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for his work in "Streamers" in 1977. On TV, he scored in mini-movie productions of Mourning Becomes Electra (1978), Deadman's Curve (1978) (portraying Dean Torrence of the surf-era pop duo Jan and Dean) and, most of all, Summer of My German Soldier (1978) co-starring Kristy McNichol as a German prisoner of war in the American South who falls for a lonely Jewish-American girl. In 1972 Bruce married actress Jess Walton who appeared briefly as a college student in Des fraises et du sang (1970) and later became a daytime soap opera fixture. The marriage was quickly annulled the following year.The 1980s was also dominated by strong theater performances. Bruce took over the role of the severely deformed John Merrick as "The Elephant Man" on Broadway; portrayed Clarence in "Richard III" at the New York Shakespeare Festival; was directed by Henry Fonda in "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial"; played a moving Tom Wingfield opposite Jessica Tandy's Amanda in "The Glass Menagerie"; received a second Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for his work in the AIDS play "The Normal Heart"; and finished off the decade gathering up fine reviews in the amusing A.R. Gurney period piece "The Cocktail Hour". While hardly lacking for work on film (Kiss My Grits (1982), Les jours et les nuits de China Blue (1984), Drôles d'espions (1985), and The Ladies Club (1986)), few of them made use of his talents and range.It was not until he was cast in the ground-breaking gay drama Un compagnon de longue date (1989) that his film career revitalized. Giving a quiet, finely nuanced, painfully tender performance as the middle-aged lover and caretaker of a life partner ravaged by AIDS, Bruce managed to stand out amid the strong ensemble cast and earn himself an Oscar nomination for "Best Supporting Actor". Although he lost out to the flashier antics of Joe Pesci in the mob drama Les affranchis (1990) that year, Bruce was not overlooked -- copping Golden Globe, Independent Spirit, New York Film Critics and National Society of Film Critics awards. Other gay-themed films also welcomed his presence, including The Cure (1995) and It's My Party (1996). The actor eventually served as a spokesperson for a host of AIDS-related organizations, including Hollywood Supports, and has been active with foundations that assist abused children.Bruce has been all over the screen since his success in Un compagnon de longue date (1989). Predominantly seen as mature, morally responsible dads and politicians, his genial good looks and likability have on occasion belied a weak or corrupt heart. Bruce married actress Lisa Pelikan in 1986 (well over a decade after his first marriage ended) and they have one son, Ethan, born in 1996. The handsome couple became well known around town and worked frequently together on stage ("The Downside," "Love Letters," "Breaking the Silence," "To Kill a Mockingbird") and in TV movies (Color of Justice (1997)). Bruce's more popular films these days have included Six degrés de séparation (1993) starring Will Smith, the family adventure film Loin de la maison (1995) and the box-office hit X-Men (2000) and its sequel in the role of Senator Kelly. More controversial art-house showcases include Dahmer le cannibale (2002), as serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer's father, and Hate Crime (2005), as a bigoted, murderous pastor.Bruce has attempted TV series leads in later years. With Harry et les Henderson (1991), he ably directed a number of the show's episodes. He has also been tapped for recurring parts on The practice: Bobby Donnell & associés (1997) and L Word (2004), and is fondly remembered for his comedy episodes on Seinfeld (1989) as an attorney who goes for George's (Jason Alexander) throat when George's fiancee dies inexplicably of toxic poisoning. The actor recently completed a TV series revival of Le retour de K2000 (2008).Into the millennium, Bruce has played mature gents and several high-level officials in such films as The Dead Girl (2006), Christmas Angel (2009), Camp Hell (2010), Black Beauty (2015), Retour vers le passé (2016), 11 septembre (2017), Tell Me Your Name (2018), Itsy Bitsy (2019)Divorced from second wife Lisa Pelikan, Bruce is married to Michele Correy and has a daughter with her, Sophia, born in 2006. They live in the Los Angeles area. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net

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Streaming Availability

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Releases by Year

Bruce Davison on average has worked on 4 movies per year from 1970 to 2021. See the full graphs of the number of Bruce Davison movies released per year from 2009 till 2021.

Top Genres

Bruce Davison works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Thriller Genre flixes. 38% of Bruce Davison movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that Bruce Davison worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Bruce Davison has worked on is 5.9.

5.9 / 10

Bruce Davison's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

Adventure,Family
A Fairy's Game (2018)

Two siblings are whisked away by an intelligent fairy to become part of a real life game they must complete before coming back to the real world.

8.1/10111 min

Available in 4 platform(s).

The story of those who risked everything to defeat the deadliest epidemic of our time.

7.8/1089 min

Available in 10 platform(s).

Michael works as a hospital janitor and he lives with his wife Ester, who has fallen into depression after the death of their son. Michael is willing to do anything he can to save Ester, even things that no sane mind would ever dream of.

7.3/1078 min

Available in 2 platform(s).

Action,Crime,Drama
Those Who Kill (2014)

Follows Catherine Jensen, a recently promoted homicide detective who enlists the help of Thomas Schaeffer, a forensic psychologist, to track down serial killers and relentlessly seeks the ...

7.2/1060 min

Available in 5 platform(s).

Fantasy,Horror,Mystery
Creepshow (2019)

The fictional Creepshow comic books come to life in this anthology series of terrifying tales hosted by the silent Creepshow ghoul.

7.1/1044 min

Available in 8 platform(s).

Documentary about sixteen actors who detail their ups and downs as they struggle to forge careers in Hollywood. They've played cops, lawyers, bosses, best friends, psychopaths, politicians ...

7.1/1079 min

Available in 5 platform(s).

A child molester sent to prison finds that criminals exact harsher justice than society.

7.1/10100 min

Available in 4 platform(s).

Adventure,Western
Ulzana's Raid (1972)

After fierce war chief Ulzana and a small war party jump the reservation bent on murder and terror, an inexperienced young lieutenant is assigned to track him down.

7.1/10103 min

Available in 5 platform(s).