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Bruce Greenwood

Bruce Greenwood
Born Stuart Bruce Greenwood
(1956-08-12) August 12, 1956
Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada
Occupation Actor, producer
Years active 1977–present
Spouse(s) Susan Devlin (m. 1985)

Bruce Greenwood (born Stuart Bruce Greenwood; August 12, 1956) is a Canadian actor and producer. He is generally known for his roles as U.S. presidents in Thirteen Days and National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Ben Stevenson in Mao's Last Dancer and for his role as Captain Christopher Pike in the 2009 Star Trek film and its sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness.

He has appeared in supporting roles in such films as Hollywood Homicide, Double Jeopardy, Déjà Vu, I, Robot, Dinner for Schmucks, Capote, and as the motion capture alien dubbed "Cooper" in Super 8. He has also dabbled in voice acting, contributing to the Canadian animated series Class of the Titans as Chiron and the voice of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman: Under the Red Hood and Young Justice.


  • Personal life 1
  • Career 2
  • Filmography 3
    • Film 3.1
    • Television 3.2
  • Awards and nominations 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Personal life

Stuart Bruce 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 teacher who taught at Princeton University.[1] He is married to Susan Devlin[1] and lives in Los Angeles.


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

He had prominent roles in the award winning Atom Egoyan films Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter, and Ararat. 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. He appeared in Dinner for Schmucks as the cruel executive who hosts a dinner for "idiots".

On television, Greenwood had roles on St. Elsewhere, (Dr. Seth Griffin, 1986–1988); Knots Landing, (Pierce Lawton, 1991–1992); and a starring role in the UPN series Nowhere Man, (Thomas Veil, 1995–1996). He also guest starred on the popular Canadian show Road to Avonlea for one episode. He won a Gemini Award for this role as "Best Guest Performance in a Series by an Actor".

Greenwood at the 39th Primetime Emmy Awards, 1987

On June 10, 2007, HBO's John from Cincinnati premiered, starring Greenwood. Greenwood also appears as the President of the United States in National Treasure: Book of Secrets. He played the Beach Boys drummer, Dennis Wilson, in Summer Dreams: Story of the Beach Boys. 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. Greenwood voiced Batman in the animated film Batman: Under the Red Hood and in Young Justice.[2][3]

Greenwood played the lead role in the horror thriller Cell 213.[4] He is the lead for the Steven Spielberg produced 2012 ABC series The River and reprised his role as Admiral Christopher Pike for J. J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness. In 2015, Greenwood had a recurring role on Mad Men, during the last few episodes of that show's final season.



Year Title Role Notes
1979 Bear Island Technician Tommy
1982 First Blood Guardsman
1985 Peyton Place: The Next Generation Dana Harrington Television movie
1986 The Malibu Bikini Shop Todd
1988 In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders Jerry Dove
1989 Wild Orchid Jerome McFarland
1990 The Little Kidnappers Willem Hooft Nominated—Gemini Award for Best Supporting Actor
1990 Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys Dennis Wilson
1991 The Servants of Twilight Detective Charlie Harrison
1992 Passenger 57 Stuart Ramsey
1994 Exotica Francis Brown
1994 Heart of a Child Fred Schouten Television movie
1994 Treacherous Beauties Jason Hollister
1997 Fathers' Day Bob Andrews
1997 The Sweet Hereafter Billy Nominated—Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor
1998 Thick as Thieves Bo
1998 Disturbing Behavior Dr. Edgar Caldicott
1999 Double Jeopardy Nick Parsons/ Simon Ryder / Jonathan Devereaux Nominated—Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor – Suspense
1999 The Soul Collector Zacariah
2000 Here on Earth Earl Cavanaugh
2000 Cord Jack
2000 Rules of Engagement National Security Advisor Bill Sokal
2000 Thirteen Days John F. Kennedy Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
2002 Ararat Clarence Ussher / Martin
2002 Swept Away Tony
2002 Below Brice
2003 The Core Cmdr. Robert Iverson
2003 Hollywood Homicide Lt. Bennie Macko
2004 I, Robot Lawrence Robertson
2004 The Riverman Robert Keppel
2004 The Republic of Love Tom Avery
2004 Being Julia Lord Charles Nominated—Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor
2005 Racing Stripes Nolan Walsh
2005 Mee-Shee: The Water Giant Sean Cambell
2005 The World's Fastest Indian Jerry
2005 Capote Jack Dunphy Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2006 Eight Below Davis McClaren
2006 Deja Vu Agent Jack McCready
2006 The Mermaid Chair Hugh Sullivan
2007 Firehouse Dog Connor Fahey
2007 I'm Not There Keenan Jones / Garrett Nominated—Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast
2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets The President
2008 Cyborg Soldier Simon Hart
2009 Star Trek Christopher Pike Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
2009 Mao's Last Dancer Ben Stevenson
2009 A Dog Named Christmas George McCray
2010 Batman: Under the Red Hood Bruce Wayne/Batman (voice)
2010 Cell 213 The Warden
2010 Meek's Cutoff Stephen Meeks
2010 Barney's Version Blair
2010 Dinner for Schmucks Lance Fender
2011 Cristiada Ambassador Dwight Morrow
2011 Super 8 Cooper "Cooper" was the nickname given by the Super 8 filming crew to the monster that wreaked havoc in the movie. Greenwood performed motion-capture as the extraterrestrial alien creature from another world.[5]
2011 Donovan's Echo Finnley
2012 Flight Charlie Anderson
2013 And Now a Word From Our Sponsor Adan Kundle
2013 The Challenger General Kutyna Television movie
2013 The Place Beyond the Pines Bill Killcullen
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Christopher Pike
2013 Westside Gordy Nance
2014 Endless Love Hugh Butterfield
2014 Wildlike Rene Bartlett
2014 Elephant Song Dr. Toby Green
2014 The Captive Vince
2014 Good Kill Jack Johns
2015 Truth Andrew Heyward Post-production
2015 Fathers and Daughters Filming
2016 Spectral Filming
2016 Gold Filming


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Huckleberry Finn and His Friends Bob Grangerford 3 episodes
1983 "Shattered vows" Jeff The Hitchhiker season 1 episode 1
1984 Legmen Jack Gage 6 episodes
1984 Jessie Detective Roy Moss 2 episodes
1986–1988 St. Elsewhere Dr. Seth Griffin 45 episodes
1987 Matlock Mitchel Gordon Episode: "The Billionaire"
1987 Jake and the Fatman Carson Warfield Episode: "Fatal Attraction"
1989 Twist of Fate Daniel Grossman 2 episodes
1991–1992 Knots Landing Pierce Lawton 22 episodes
1991 Veronica Clare Lieutenant Gil Reed 2 episodes
1994 Hardball Dave Logan 9 episodes
1995–1996 Nowhere Man Thomas Veil 25 episodes
1997–1998 The Larry Sanders Show Roger Bingham 3 episodes
1997–1998 Sleepwalkers Dr. Nathan Bradford 9 episodes
2006 Class of the Titans Chiron 14 episodes
2007 John from Cincinnati Mitch Yost 9 episodes
2008 The Summit Richard Adderly 2 episodes
Nominated—Gemini Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Dramatic Special
2010–2013 Young Justice Batman/Bruce Wayne
The Flaming C
Pieter Cross
Eduardo Dorado Sr.
Rumaan Harjavti
22 episodes
2012 The River Dr. Emmet Cole 8 episodes
2015 Mad Men Richard Burghoff 4 episodes
2015 Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Bill Martinson 1 episode

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category 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 - 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 Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Drama - Thirteen Days Won
Gemini Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series - Haven Nominated
2005 Genie Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Being Julia Nominated
2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Capote Nominated
2009 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Ensemble Cast - Star Trek Won
2010 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble - Star Trek Nominated
Gemini Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series - The Summit Nominated


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