July 1, 2022

Bruce Davison Bio, Age, Family, Kids. Movies, Networth

Bruce Davison Biography

Bruce Davison is an American actor and television, film and theatre director. 

He is well recognized for his role in the 1971 cult horror film, Willard as well as his Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning performance in Longtime Companion (1989). He earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor  and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Bruce Davison Age

He was born on June 28, 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. He is 72 years old as of 2018.

Bruce Davison Family | Bruce Davison Young

He was born to the family of Clair W. Davison, a musician, architect and draftsman for the Army Engineer and Marian E. (Holman) Davison, a secretary. His parents divorced when he was just three years old and ho he was raised by his mother and also spend weekends with his father.

Bruce Davison Wife | Bruce Davison And Wife | Bruce Davison Dating | Bruce Davison Michele Correy

He got married to Michele Correy on April 30, 2006 and they have a daughter called Sophia Lucinda Davison. Sophia was born on May 29, 2006.

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Previously. he was married to fellow Lisa Pelikan, an American actress in 1986. With her, Lisa, he has a son named Ethan Davison who was born in 1996.They divorced in 2006.

He was once engaged to Karen Austin, and he also was in a brief marriage with Jess Waiton, an actress. His marriage with Jess was declared invalid in 1973.

Bruce Davison Education

He Bruce Davison attended Marple Newtown Senior High School and later New York University’s Graduate Acting Program, graduating in 1969.

Davison Bruce Foundation

It was established by Bettie Bruce in 2005.   The foundation’s mission is to continue the tradition started by Bettie to provide financial support to worthy charitable organizations and to ensure the ongoing involvement of her children and future generations of her family in her philanthropic ideals.

Bettie was an active church member and helped raise 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was a gracious and generous supporter of many charitable groups and individuals through the years. Sadly, she passed on of September 14, 2011 aged 84 in Opelica, AL. Her legacy continues to live through her family and through the Davidson Bruce Foundation.

Bruce Davison Movies | Bruce Davison Movies And Tv Shows

Film

Year

Title

Role

2018

Insidious: The Last Key

Christian Rainer

Abnormal Attraction

Dr. Cole

2017

9/11

Monohan

2016

The Curse of Sleeping Beauty

Richard

Get A Job

Lawrence Wilheimer

The Bronx Bull

D. A. Bonomi

2015

The Leisure Class

Edward

Oceanus: Act One

Commander Mitch Conrad

2014

Persecuted

Senator Donald Harrison

2013

Saving Lincoln

William H. Seward

Words and Pictures

Walt

2012

Return of the Killer Shrews

Jerry Farrell

The Lords of Salem

Francis Matthias

2011

Munger Road

Chief Kirkhoven

3 Holiday Tails

Rod Wright

Earth’s Final Hours

Rothman

Coffin

Garrison

Elwood

Congressman Barber

2010

Arctic Blast

Winslaw

Titanic II

James Maine

Camp Hell

Fr. Phineas McAllister

2009

La linea

Anthony

MegaFault

Dr. Mark Rhodes

Christmas Angel

Nick Anderson

A Golden Christmas

Rod

2008

The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice

Professor Lazlo / Vlad

2007

Breach

John O’Neill

2006

The Dead Girl

Leah’s father

2005

Hate Crime

Pastor Boyd

Going Shopping

Adam

8mm 2

Ambassador Harrington

2003

X2: X-Men United

Senator Robert Kelly

Runaway Jury

Durwood Cable

2002

High Crimes

Brigadier General Bill Marks

Dahmer

Lionel Dahmer

2001

Crazy/Beautiful

Tom Oakley

Summer Catch

Rand Parrish

2000

The King Is Alive

Ray

X-Men

Senator Robert Kelly

1999

At First Sight

Dr. Charles Aaron

1998

Paulie

Dr. Reingold

Apt Pupil

Richard Bowden

1997

Lovelife

Bruce

1996

It’s My Party

Rodney Bingham

Grace of My Heart

John Murray

The Crucible

Reverend Samuel Parris

1995

Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog

John McCormick

The Cure

Dr. Jensen

The Baby-Sitters Club

Watson Brewer

1993

Short Cuts

Howard Finnigan

Six Degrees of Separation

Larkin

1991

Steel and Lace

Albert Morton

1989

Longtime Companion

David

1987

The Misfit Brigade

Corporal Joseph Porta

1986

The Ladies Club

Richard Harrison

1985

Spies Like Us

Ruby

1984

Crimes of Passion

Donny Hopper

1981

High Risk

Dan

1978

Brass Target

Col. Robert Dawson

1977

Short Eyes

Clark Davis

The Gathering

George

1976

Grand Jury

Bobby Allen

Mother, Jugs & Speed

Leroy

1974

Mame

Patrick Dennis

1973

Peege

Greg

1972

The Jerusalem File

David

Ulzana’s Raid

Lt. Garnett DeBuin

1971

Willard

Willard Stiles

Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me

Fitzgore

1970

The Strawberry Statement

Simon

1969

Last Summer

Dan

Television

Year

Title

Role

2018

Mozart in the Jungle

Hesby

Forgive Me

Archbishop

2016

The Exorcist

Pope Sebastian

2015–present

The Fosters

Stuart Adams

2014–2016

Kingdom

Ron Prince

2014

Those Who Kill

Howard Burgess

The Legend of Korra

Lord Zuko

Sequestered

Danny Firmin’s father

2012–2013

Last Resort

Admiral Arthur Shepard

2012

Bigfoot

Sheriff Walt Henderson

Luck

Hartstone

Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23

Gabe Sharpe

2011–2012

Drop Dead Diva

Judge Cyrus Maxwell

2011

Castle

Lou Karnacki

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Avery Tinsdale

Hawaii Five-0

Steven Carver

Childrens Hospital

Narrator

Covert Affairs

Max Langford

2010

Psych

Walter Snowden

General Hospital

Wilhelm von Schlagel

2009–2010

Ghost Whisperer

Josh Bedford

2009

Criminal Minds

Father Davison

2008–2009

Knight Rider

Dr. Charles Graiman

2008

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Dr. Peter Silberman

2007

The L Word

Leonard Kroll

Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV series)

Dr. Michael Robert

2006–2010

LOST

Dr. Douglas Brooks

2006

CSI: Miami

Dane Daniels

2005–2007

Close to Home

Attorney Doug Hellman

2005

Numb3rs

Robert Oliver

The Triangle

Stan Lathem

Law & Order: Trial by Jury

Peter Betts

2004

Kingdom Hospital

Dr. Stegman

JAG

Dr. Morris Sperling

2003

Out of the Ashes

Peter Schuman

2002

Without a Trace

Paul Cartwright

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Dr. Graham Mandell

Star Trek: Enterprise

Menos

L.A. Law: The Movie

Lawrence Diebenkorn

2001

Off Season

Dr. Zimmer

2000–2001

The Practice

Scott Wallace

1999–2000

Chicago Hope

Dr. Burt Peters

1999

Vendetta

Thomas Semmes

1998

Touched by an Angel

Jacob ‘Jake’ Weiss

1996–1997

Seinfeld

Wyck

1996

Star Trek: Voyager

Jareth

After Jimmy

Ward “Sam” Stapp

Hidden in America

Dr. Michael Millerton

1995

Down, Out & Dangerous

Brad Harrington

The Outer Limits

Dr. McEnerney

1993

A Mother’s Revenge

Bill Sanders

1992

Desperate Choices: To Save My Child

Richard Robbins

Live! From Death Row

Laurence Dvorak

1991–1993

Harry and the Hendersons

George Henderson

1990

Designing Women

Reverend Eugene ‘Gene’ Chapman

1985–1989

Hunter

Capt. Wyler/Dep. Chief Wyler

1985

V

John Langley

1984

Tales from the Darkside

Richard Hagstrom

1981

The Wave

Ben Ross

1980

The Lathe of Heaven

George Orr

1978

Deadman’s Curve

Dean Torrence

Summer of My German Soldier

Anton Reiker

Mourning Becomes Electra

Orin Mannon

Lou Grant

Andrew Raines

1977

The Gathering

George

1975

The Waltons The Shivaree

Bob Hill

1974–1978

Police Story

Victor Joe Vero/Clyde Griffiths

1973

Love Story

Jeffrey

Break Up

Himself

1970–1979

Insight

Andy Fry/Randy King/Greg

Bruce Davison Net Worth

He had an estimated net worth of $1.1 Million as of October 2018, according to Celebrity Net Worth & Forbes.

Bruce Davison X-men

X-men is an American superhero film series based on the fictional superhero team, X-men, who originally appeared in a  series of comic books created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby  and published by Marvel Comics. It stars him as antagonist Senator Robert Kelly.

Bruce Davison Willard

Willard is a 1971 American horror film directed by Daniel Mann. It stars Bruce as Willard Stiles.

Bruce Davison Titanic 2

Titanic II/Titanic 2 is a 2010 low budget film disaster film written, directed and starred by Shane Van Dyke. It stars Bruce as  Captain James Maine, Amy’s father and helicopter commander of the U.S. Coast Guard

Bruce Davison Christmas Movie | Bruce Davison Christmas Angel

Christmas Angel is a 2009 Christmas movie that premiered on Lifetime on November 10, 2009. He plays his role in this film as Nick Anderson, a rich philanthropist.

Bruce Davison The Crucible

The Crucible is a 1996 American historical drama film written by Arthur Miller. In this movie, he stars as Reverend Samuel Paris.

Bruce Davison Knight Rider

Knight Rider is a 2008 series that follows the 1982 TV series, Knight Rider, created by Glen A. Larson. He stars as Dr. Charles Graiman, Sara’s Father and KITT’s creator.

Bruce Davison The Wave

The Wave is a 1981 made-for-TV-movie that was directed by Alex Grasshoff.  It stars Bruce as teacher Ben Ross.

Bruce Davison Images

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Bruce Davison Summer Of My German Soldier

Summer of my German Soldier is a 1978 American made-for TV-war drama romance film based on the novel, Summer of my German Soldier, written by Bette Greene. He plays his role as Anton Reiker, the German prisoner of war.

Bruce Davison Seinfeld

Seinfeld is an American television sitcom that ran for nine seasons on NBC, from 1989 to 1998. He plays as Wyck in this series.

Bruce Davison The Fosters

The Fosters is an American family drama TV series created by Peter Page. It stars him as Steward Adams, Lena’s father.

Bruce Davison The Waltons

The Waltons is an American TV series created by Earl Hamner Jr. He plays one episode of this TV series as Bob Hill.

Bruce Davison Battlestar Galactica

BSG (Battlestar Galactica) is an American military science fiction TV series developed by Ronald D. Moore. He plays as Dr. Michael Robert in this film.

Bruce Davison Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds is an American Police Procedural crime drama created and and produced by Jeff Davis. It Premiered on September 22, 2005. He plays as Father Davison.

Bruce Davison Deathstroke

Deathstroke (Slade Joseph Wilson) is a fictional super villain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. He, Deathstroke, is a mercenary and assassin who serves as the archenemy of the Teen Titans, specifically Dick Grayson. In Justice League Crisis of Two Earths (2010) Wilson’s, Deathstroke, parallel universe universe counterpart appears, voiced by Bruce.

Bruce Davison Longtime Companion

Longtime Companion is a 1989 film directed by Norman Rene. It stars him as David

Bruce Davison Designated Survivor

Designated Survivor is an American political drama TV series created by David Guggenheim that has aired on ABC and later Netflix. He plays as Attorney General Ray Beckket in this series.

Bruce Davison Frances Fisher

Bruce Davison Castle

Castle is an American crime-comedy-drama television series, that was aired on ABC for eight seasons starting from March 9, 2009, to May 16, 2016.

Bruce Davison Awards

  • 1991, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1990, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1991, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Winner

Dr. Bruce Davison

Dr. Bruce Davison, MD is a pediatrics specialist in Columbus, IN and has been practicing for 31 years. He is not a movie actor and he is not related to to Bruce Davison.

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Bruce Davison Interview

AN INTERVIEW WITH BRUCE DAVISON

Source: ign.com

IGN FILMFORCE: Now, am I correct in understanding you’re from Pennsylvania?

BRUCE DAVISON: Yes, 1946.

IGNFF: How would you describe yourself as a child?

DAVISON: My mother and father divorced when I was three. I was raised by my mother and spent weekends with my dad, who was a draftsman for the Army Engineers. My mother was a secretary for John B. Kelly, who was Grace Kelly’s dad, in Philadelphia &#Array; “Kelly for Brickwork.” I think he was the guy in the Young Philadelphians played by Brian Dennehy.

IGNFF: Right…

DAVISON: Among other things, she worked for other people as well. But I remember that growing up.

IGNFF: How was your perception of living, essentially in a single parent household, at that time?

DAVISON: Seemed normal to me &#Array; I didn’t know any different. It was a different time, so I could walk myself to school. My mother and I would walk two blocks to the school, and then she’d get on the trolley car to go into Philadelphia. I basically would see her over there and I’d walk myself home. There was usually a little old lady watching Queen for a Day in my house, on TV. I’d go down and play in the basement. I thought that was sort of normal. My best friend, Billy Harrison, and I would play Flash Gordon and Ming the Merciless.

IGNFF: Who would get to play Flash?

DAVISON: I would of course play Flash. He was usually Professor Zarkov. He went to a Catholic school, so the Catholic kids that would beat us up on the way home from school would be the Clay People.

IGNFF: So everything was well cast…

DAVISON: Yeah, I was into casting at an early age.

IGNFF: And always seeking the lead part.

DAVISON: Yes, of course.

IGNFF: Would you say that any of this was acted out within school? Did you participate in plays in school?

DAVISON: No, no.

IGNFF: Was it something that never even entered your mind?

DAVISON: Not really. I just played… played with other kids.

IGNFF: Would you say that you were a good student?

DAVISON: I was a good bulls***ter. I spent my whole life figuring out how to get out of work. I would say I was intelligent, but intelligent in a very surreptitious, invisible way.

IGNFF: So you were a planner more than an academic…

DAVISON: Yeah.

IGNFF: When you talk about your high school years, what was your perception of what you’d be doing as a career? Was it anything that was pushed on you externally, from your parents?

DAVISON: No. Actually, my mother remarried when I was 12, and my stepfather, basically, and my mother raised me through those years. In high school, I thought I was going to be an art major.

IGNFF: What specifically about art appealed to you &#Array; besides it being the easiest way out of work?

DAVISON: Yeah, I guess that was sort of it. I was always a visual person. I could see things visually. I had a harder time with numbers and logic, and I always had more of an artistic sensibility. So that I could do. And it was something that I really loved.

IGNFF: Was it something that your parents supported?

DAVISON: Up to an extent, and God bless them that they didn’t, because they said, “You can go to art school if you want, but here’s what we want you to do. We think it’s wiser for you, right now, to go to a liberal arts college and take a bachelor of arts, and then see what is in the world for yourself. Just get a B.A., which will have to give you a lot of other courses that you will need to take for living.” And I did. When I went to Penn State, I got an elective of acting. But I skipped a part &#Array; I went to military school for a year in Miami, when I was 15.

IGNFF: Your choice or your parents’ choice?

DAVISON: My choice.

IGNFF: It seems kind of an odd choice for someone who is always looking for the path of least resistance.

DAVISON: Yeah, but I thought that was. I thought that was the path of least resistance. I had a friend who bulls***ted me, telling me, “All the babes were there, it was warm all the time.” I was in the gray, gray snow of Philadelphia through the winters and stuff, and my grandfather had just committed suicide, and I was really kind of freaked. So I just wanted to get away, and my stepfather had gone to Valley Forge, and he suggested that. I said, “Well, I want to get away.”

IGNFF: You’d been sold on this beautiful picture of sun and babes.

DAVISON: Yeah, beautiful picture, the guy on the brochure &#Array; actually, I’ve written a screenplay about it. It’s called Recall. I ended up down there in sort of a prison. Not really a prison, but it was barracks, and I didn’t know that you saw the girls 100 yards away, water-skiing by, while you were in a flannel uniform with your head shaved, carrying a nine-pound rifle around.

IGNFF: So if only you had been more keen on research…

DAVISON: Yes. If I had been more keen on logic, and research, instead of following my gut, which has taken me off many a cliff in my life. But anyway, it was a real seminal time for me, and it really gave me a great shot at growing up in life and responsibility and the pain of the real world. All of that stuff.

IGNFF: But not by choice.

DAVISON: Well, it was my choice, but once I was in there I was stuck. I had to save face by living it out for the year. But I came back for my junior and senior year &#Array; that was tenth grade that I went there.

IGNFF: Were your parents disappointed that you weren’t going to stick with military school &#Array; or they understood the situation?

DAVISON: I think my mother wasn’t, my stepfather was… that I wasn’t going to stick it out. But he didn’t think it was much of a military school, having come from Valley Forge. He thought it was kind of a fleabag place.

IGNFF: You got to look at girls across the water.

DAVISON: Yeah, and we actually went out with a couple… but you know, having a shaved head, being a 15-year-old boy &#Array; all I could do was have a boner from afar.

IGNFF: It didn’t exactly lend yourself to being suave.

DAVISON: No, no it didn’t.

IGNFF: What would you say are the biggest positives that came out of that experience?

DAVISON: A sense of the real world. A sense of the military … I’ve been rewriting a screenplay for 20 years, Carroll O’Connor optioned it at one time, and turned it into I guess CPO Sharkey. But I’m sort of revisiting it now, and it’s a great time because it was right at the time just before Vietnam, during the Bay of Pigs. Being able to revisit that, in the time we live in now, it still holds great resonance. That time really had great resonance for me. I can’t remember a lot of high school, except girls and a few classes. But I can remember just about everything about the military school. There were fascinating people there.

IGNFF: How so?

DAVISON: Oh, I think Lieutenant Calley came out of there, and General Ramos, the butcher of Haiti &#Array; they all were my classmates.

IGNFF: Well, that’s some interesting classmates.

DAVISON: Yeah. A microcosm for what came next.

IGNFF: So that school really forged an era.

DAVISON: It really did, and my story is basically about the Cuban exiles coming into the school at the time when there was still great racism, and at the time it was just the beginning of the Civil Rights’ Movement. It’s a great melting pot, that school, for the good and evil that come to our country. A sense of responsibility… at the same time a sense of determination to follow through over the cliff.

IGNFF: An American microcosm all within a military school setting.

DAVISON: It’s going under &#Array; it’s about to be bulldozed into a retirement home. Duty, honor and country, these boys are just about ready to get on the boat for Vietnam. The first casualties are these boys who they take to the Bay of Pigs.

IGNFF: The last class when that school had its luster, still?

DAVISON: Yeah, it was still trying to find its way in, and then the Bay of Pigs. In fact, I have the sinking of the Rueben James …that’s the metaphor for the school.

IGNFF: What’s the status of the script at this time?

DAVISON: It’s in development, right now.

IGNFF: When you mention it being rewritten over 20 years, what essentially are the rewrites that you keep revisiting?

DAVISON: A through line for the characters that make the journey inevitable and choices made on everybody’s part that follow that line, as opposed to the random. When I was younger, it was all about random moments, and now it’s about looking back at it at a time &#Array; there’s a deliberation in the plot that this is the inevitability of it. Just like George’s war.

IGNFF: So sort of brining the subtext of the vignettes to the fore?

DAVISON: It gives characters a through line and an objective, all contributing to the story that unfolds, and conflict.

IGNFF: Are you a character in the piece?

DAVISON: I’m sort of an observer character, yeah. Observer character and a little romance going on. It never happened.

IGNFF: Well, you have to editorialize somehow and at least make yourself look better in your own piece.

DAVISON: Yeah.

IGNFF: How different would your high school years have been without that experience? Would you see yourself going in a different path?

DAVISON: Yeah, because Vietnam came next and I was lucky enough not to go. It really showed me the machine.

IGNFF: So you were disenchanted with the process earlier than others might have been.

DAVISON: I think I got aware of how this train can run off a cliff, if you don’t get off.

IGNFF: Did that factor into your decision to go to college at all?

DAVISON: Not really. I don’t think so. I think I still wanted to be an art major, and I wanted to be a marine biologist at one time, until I realized all the hard work and the coldness of the water that was involved in that. I’d been scuba diving in Florida, off the Florida Keys. But I ended up at Penn State, taking art as my major, and while I was there, I got involved in a theater appreciation course. And that was it… I’m head over heels now.

IGNFF: What exactly about it appealed to you?

DAVISON: It just was a duck to water. I ended up auditioning for things, and I got a play. I got the lead in a play in Penn State. Oh Dad, Poor Dad. From that it lead to summer stock, and from summer stock, it was just I was gaga. I was going. From there I ended up &#Array; my theater history graduate teacher student, a girl named Theresa Germanese, she basically said, “You’ve got to get out of here. You’ve got to go to New York and be an actor. I’m kicking you out.”

IGNFF: Was it a difficult decision?

DAVISON: Oh yeah. Well, part was difficult… I mean, she was older and I was a young kid and she really believed in me. She got me to apply for a school through the drama department &#Array; at Penn State at that time, it was a very close-knit family. You know, bickering and everything else, but there was still a real family. There was a guy named Walter H. Walters who was the head of the department, and he said, “Yeah, you’ve got to go.” Another one named Kelly Yeaton, who was really influential in my life. He was an improvisatory kind of guy that created a great gaming house kind of feel of life, and showed me the ropes in a very metaphysical kind of way. I also read something in college that really did it for me … I had to get up in front of the class and read a passage about something about the theater, and I found this passage in a book somewhere, and it was a quote from Arthur Miller. It says &#Array; in fact, I have it; it’s on my wall. Let me get it. Because it was really, really crucial in my finding something that I really had a passion for to do in my life. Everybody kept saying to me, my parents included, “You’ve got to find something you really have a passion for, to make a living.” But this is it: “There’s a certain immortality involved in theater not created by monuments and books, but through the knowledge the actor keeps to his dying day, that on a certain afternoon in an empty and dusty theater, he cast the shadow of a being that was not himself but the distillation of all he had ever observed. All the unsingable heart songs that the ordinary man may feel, but never utter, he gave voice to and by that, he somehow joined the ages.” &#Array; Arthur Miller.

IGNFF: So it was that idea of immortality?

DAVISON: Yeah, the idea of really creating something that stands for the ages.

Bruce Davison News

Crime thriller A Violent Man gets a poster, trailer and images

Source: flickeringmyth.com

Ahead of its release next month, a trailer, poster and images have arrived online for director  Matthew Berkowitz’s upcoming crime thriller A Violent Man which stars Thomas Q. Jones, Isaach De Bankolé, Bruce Davison, Chuck Liddell, Denise Richards, Khalilah Joi, Jon Skarloff, and Mike Sorrentino.


A Violent Man is set for release on February 8th.