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Bruce Boxleitner

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Birth name Bruce William Boxleitner
Nationality USA
Birth 12 may 1950 (73 years) at Elgin (USA)

Bruce William Boxleitner (born May 12, 1951) is an American actor, and science fiction and suspense writer. He is known for his leading roles in the television series How the West Was Won, Bring 'Em Back Alive, Scarecrow and Mrs. King (with Kate Jackson and Beverly Garland), and Babylon 5 (as John Sheridan in seasons 2–5, 1994–1998). He is also known for his dual role as the characters Alan Bradley and Tron in the 1982 Walt Disney Pictures film Tron, a role which he reprised in the 2010 sequel, Tron: Legacy and the animated series Tron: Uprising.


Boxleitner's first marriage (1977–1987) was to American actress Kathryn Holcomb, who had previously co-starred with him on How The West Was Won. They had two sons together: Sam (born 1980) and Lee (born 1985). Kathryn Holcomb went on to marry English actor Ian Ogilvy. Ogilvy also guest-starred on Boxleitner's series Babylon 5.

Boxleitner's second marriage (1995-2011) was to American actress Melissa Gilbert. They had one son together: Michael (born 1995). Gilbert also guest-starred as Boxleitner's on-screen wife, Anna Sheridan, during Season 3 of Babylon 5.

In 2003, Boxleitner was appointed to the Board of Governors of the National Space Society, a nonprofit, educational space advocacy organization founded by Dr. Wernher von Braun.

On March 1, 2011, Gilbert announced that she and Bruce had separated after 16 years of marriage. On August 25 of the same year the Associated Press reported that, based on court records, Gilbert had filed for divorce.

He was best friends with Beverly Garland for nearly 30 years. He met her on an episode of How The West Was Won, and later co-starred alongside her on Scarecrow & Mrs. King, though he had very few scenes with her. Then, in 1986, Boxleitner presented Garland the Golden Boot Award, for which she won that honor. After the cancellation of Scarecrow, Boxleitner remained close to Garland, contacting her consistently, until her death, on December 5, 2008. He said in an interview, "I used to keep up with Beverly Garland until she passed. There was actually a hotel named after her. She was such a trip. She was a great lady.

Best films

TRON: Legacy (2010)

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Filmography of Bruce Boxleitner (46 films)

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Legion of the Dead, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Bruce Boxleitner, Zach Galligan, Chad Michael Collins, Andrew Lauer, Laura Vandervoort, Chase Hoyt
Roles Sheriff Jones
Rating26% 1.334741.334741.334741.334741.33474
In Ancient Egypt, there once reigned the malevolent Queen Aneh-Tet (Claudia Lynx), who ruled Egypt with an iron fist, terrorising the populace and slaughtering her enemies. Upon her death, her body was cursed, and buried in a secret location.
The Thanksgiving House, 1h22
Directed by Kevin Connor
Origin USA
Genres Romance
Actors Emily Rose, Cerina Vincent, Justin Bruening, Julia Jones, Lindsay Wagner, Jack Scalia
Roles Parker Mather
Rating62% 3.1459653.1459653.1459653.1459653.145965
Une jeune avocate de Boston, hérite de la maison de sa tante à Plymouth. Apprenant que la demeure a abrité le premier Thanksgiving des immigrants du Mayflower, elle craint que la maison ne devienne un lieu de pèlerinage.
51 (2011)

Directed by Jason Connery
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Actors Bruce Boxleitner, Rachel Miner, Vanessa Branch, Jason London, John Shea, Billy Slaughter
Roles Col. Martin
Rating35% 1.7635351.7635351.7635351.7635351.763535
Political and public pressure coerces the government into allowing two well-known reporters and their assistants limited access to the ultra-secretive Area 51. The group consists of 20-year news veteran Sam Whitaker; his camera-woman Mindy; Claire Fallon, an ambitious writer, journalist, and head of an acclaimed news blog called The Fact Zone; and her cameraman Kevin. The four tour the base and things go well for a while, but when one of the base's "occupants" attempts to liberate both himself and those of his fellow species, Area 51 changes from being a secured government facility to a place of horror.
Love's Everlasting Courage, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance, Western
Themes Films about religion
Actors Cheryl Ladd, Wes Brown, Bruce Boxleitner, Morgan Lily, Willow Geer, Tyler Jacob Moore
Roles Lloyd
Rating67% 3.3927153.3927153.3927153.3927153.392715
Clark Davis (Wes Brown) struggles to maintain his land and support his family during a long drought. With a bank loan to repay, his wife, Ellen (Julie Mond), takes a job in town as a seamstress, but soon becomes ill with scarlet fever. Eventually, she dies, telling Clark to leave his heart open for Missie's sake and to find love again. Devastated to lose his beloved wife, Clark and his young daughter Missie (Morgan Lily) turn to his parents Irene and Lloyd for support.
TRON: Legacy, 2h5
Directed by Joseph Kosinski
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about religion, Transport films, Sécurité informatique, Films about video games, Political films, Road movies, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Children's films, Chase films
Actors Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, Michael Sheen, Beau Garrett
Roles Alan Bradley / Tron
Rating67% 3.396843.396843.396843.396843.39684
In 1989, Kevin Flynn, software engineer and the CEO of ENCOM International, disappears. Twenty years later, his son Sam, now ENCOM's primary shareholder, takes little interest in the company beyond playing an annual prank on its board of directors.
Shadows in Paradise, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres War, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Marc Dacascos, Armand Assante, Tom Sizemore, Sofya Skya, Bruce Boxleitner, Danny Trejo
Roles Cpt. Dyer
Rating35% 1.782261.782261.782261.782261.78226
During a rescue operation in Iraq, Special Forces member Max Forrester (Mark Dacascos) is devastated when Sasha (Sofya Skya), his squad mate and fiancée, goes missing. Two years later, Max, now out of the military, receives a call from his ex-commander, Captain Dyer (Bruce Boxleitner), informing him that Sasha has been seen alive and moving freely about on a place called Paradise Island. He also informs Max the military is preparing to go in and extract her with possible charges of desertion or worse. Max sets off on his own to Paradise Island to find Sasha and learn the truth before Shadow Company gets to her first. Max eventually finds Sasha and learns she is working undercover as part of Al-Qaeda and is about to expose a weapons deal that will have a heavy impact on their organization. The story culminates in a battle wherein it is revealed that Shadow Company, led by their leader Ghost (Armand Assante), are in fact the weapons dealers who were using Sasha as an alibi to come to the island. Max and Sasha foil the weapons deal and recover the weapons in a spectacular showdown.
LEGO® Atlantis: The Movie
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Actors Jeff Bennett, Bruce Boxleitner, Rachael MacFarlane, Patrick Seitz
Roles Captain Ace Speedman
Rating55% 2.750922.750922.750922.750922.75092
Deep underwater the Atlantis logo appears and the Neptune Carrier runs through it revealing the characters. Captain Ace Speedman (Bruce Boxleitner) announces to the crew that they will dock by the darkness. A fish scientist named Dr. Jeff Fisher or Fish (Jeff Glen Bennett) wants to get praise from the others by looking for a fake species. Samantha Rhodes (Rachael MacFarlane) is a professor who wants to enjoy the love of Atlantis. They all meet up with First Mate Lance Spears (Patrick Seitz) who is lazy at all times. Then a giant crab comes and throws the ship down to a lava pit.
Transmorphers: Fall of Man, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Bruce Boxleitner, Jennifer Rubin, Shane Van Dyke, Russ Kingston, Jack Goldenberg, Jay Beyers
Roles Officer Hadley Ryan
Rating20% 1.0324951.0324951.0324951.0324951.032495
Taking place three hundred years prior to the events of the first film, the narrator describes how the government knew what was happening. A woman is seen driving recklessly in California while arguing over her cell phone. Police officer Ryan Hadley (Bruce Boxleitner) pulls her over and gives her a warning. The man calls her back, but she tells him off and throws the phone down; the phone then transmorphs into a robotic spider and kills her.
Dead Space: Downfall, 1h15
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Adventure, Horror, Animation
Themes Space adventure films, Films about computing, Jeu, Medical-themed films, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about video games, Films about viral outbreaks, Space opera, Films based on video games, Disaster films
Actors Nika Futterman, Jeff Bennett, Jim Cummings, Bruce Boxleitner, Hal Sparks, Phil Morris
Roles Colin Barrow (voice)
Rating62% 3.148333.148333.148333.148333.14833
An alien artifact, identified as a possible "second Marker", is discovered on the planet Aegis VII. The Church of Unitology uses its influence to send the mining ship USG Ishimura to retrieve this holy relic.
Aces 'N' Eights, 1h28
Directed by Craig R. Baxley
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Casper Van Dien, Bruce Boxleitner, Ernest Borgnine, Jeff Kober, Jack Noseworthy, William Atherton
Roles D.C. Cracker
Rating54% 2.7167252.7167252.7167252.7167252.716725
Already taking a gamble settling in the uncharted west, the peaceful settlers of a town destined for railroad greatness suddenly find themselves being ruthlessly gunned down. With no law and order to be found, justice falls onto the shoulders of an elderly rancher (played by Ernest Borgnine) and an accomplished, but retired, gunslinger (played by Casper Van Dien).
Bone Eater
Bone Eater (2008)
, 1h28
Directed by Jim Wynorski
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Actors Bruce Boxleitner, Paul Rae, Michael Horse, William Katt, Clara Bryant, Adoni Maropis
Roles Sheriff Steve Evans
Rating30% 1.5229951.5229951.5229951.5229951.522995
An unscrupulous land developer, Big Jim Burns, ignores the protests of Native Americans as he violates their ancestral burial grounds. The local sheriff, Steve Evans, is caught in the middle of the conflict, as he is half Native American and half Caucasian. When one of Burns' construction crews unearths an ancient relic, they unleash a giant skeletal monster that proceeds to kill everyone in its path. Evans must deal with his rebellious daughter, unhelpful bureaucrats, and Johnny Black Hawk, a Native American who agitates for violence. After consulting with the local chief, Storm Cloud, Evans learns he must locate the relic and use it in ritual combat against the monster. Once the sheriff acquires the relic, Johnny Black Hawk attempts to take it from Evans and use it to get vengeance on the town; Evans is forced to kill him in self-defense. After donning war paint, Evans goes on to fight and ultimately defeat the Bone Eater.
Babylon 5: The Lost Tales - Voices in the Dark, 1h12
Directed by Joseph Michael Straczynski
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Space opera
Actors Bruce Boxleitner, Tracy Scoggins, Peter Woodward, Alan Scarfe, Bruce Ramsay, Teryl Rothery
Roles President John Sheridan
Rating64% 3.2252553.2252553.2252553.2252553.225255
Ce dernier épisode de Babylon 5 est en deux parties : La première concerne une entité qui a possédé un ouvrier. Elle veut être exorcisée mais le colonel Lochley empêche le prêtre et renvoie l'entité et son hôte sur Terre. Dans la seconde, Galen essaie de duper le président Sheridan pour qu'il assassine le futur président Centauri afin de l'empêcher d'attaquer la Terre dans 30 ans.
Sharpshooter, 1h29
Directed by Armand Mastroianni
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors James Remar, Mario Van Peebles, Catherine Mary Stewart, Bruce Boxleitner, Al Sapienza, Kaine Bennett Charleston
Roles Sheriff Garner
Rating46% 2.3113752.3113752.3113752.3113752.311375
Dillon est un sniper experimenté qui a décidé de prendre sa retraite et de mener une vie au calme. C'est alors que Flick, son contact gouvernemental, lui propose une dernière mission très importante, liée à la sécurité nationale. Une terroriste très connu, Miguel Deguerre, s'est installé dans une petite ville des Etats-Unis pour vendre des matériaux nucléaires à la Corée du Nord. Il doit être arrêté. Dillon part pour Appleton, où Deguerre possède une propriété sur la rive du lac et se fait passer pour un avocat amateur de pêche...
Pandemic (miniseries), 2h49
Directed by Armand Mastroianni
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Dans un avion, Disaster films
Actors Tiffani Thiessen, French Stewart, Eric Roberts, Faye Dunaway, James DuMont, Bruce Boxleitner
Roles Friedlander
Rating54% 2.7124752.7124752.7124752.7124752.712475
On a beach in Australia, two American surfers say goodbye to each other as one is about to leave for his flight back to California. The two men don't notice the large number of dead birds on the beach. On the flight, the surfer returning home starts coughing up blood and dies before the plane can land. Back in Australia, the other surfer is found dead in his apartment. Kayla Martin (Tiffani Thiessen) is a medical doctor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who has been assigned to the case. She and the local officials carry the body of the surfer out of the plane and start processing people to be put in quarantine until they can be evaluated for exposure. During the transfer, one of the passengers escapes to complete a business deal and unknowingly spreads the virus throughout Los Angeles. It is also revealed that outbreaks of the so-called "riptide virus" (as it comes to be known), an offshoot of the bird flu, are occurring in other cities around the world.