Bruce Greenwood

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Bruce Greenwood
BornStuart Bruce Greenwood
(1956-08-12) August 12, 1956 (age 58)
Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada
OccupationActor, musician
Years active1977–present
Spouse(s)Susan Devlin (1985–present)
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Bruce Greenwood
BornStuart Bruce Greenwood
(1956-08-12) August 12, 1956 (age 58)
Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada
OccupationActor, musician
Years active1977–present
Spouse(s)Susan Devlin (1985–present)

Stuart Bruce Greenwood (born August 12, 1956) is a Canadian actor and musician. 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 several supporting roles, such 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[edit]

Greenwood was born in Noranda, Quebec,[1] 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.[2] He is married to Susan Devlin[2] and lives in Los Angeles.[3]


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 recently appeared in Dinner for Schmucks as a cruel finance 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".

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 he played 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.[4][5]

Greenwood played the lead role in the horror thriller Cell 213.[6] 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.


Greenwood at the 39th Primetime Emmy Awards, 1987


1979Bear IslandTechnician Tommy
1982First BloodGuardsman
1985Peyton Place: The Next GenerationDana HarringtonTelevision movie
1986The Malibu Bikini ShopTodd
1988In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. MurdersJerry Dove
1989Wild OrchidJerome McFarland
1990The Little KidnappersWillem HooftNominated—Gemini Award for Best Supporting Actor
1990Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach BoysDennis Wilson
1991The Servants of TwilightDetective Charlie Harrison
1992Passenger 57Stuart Ramsey
1994ExoticaFrancis Brown
1994Heart of a ChildFred SchoutenTelevision movie
1994Treacherous BeautiesJason Hollister
1997Fathers' DayBob Andrews
1997The Sweet HereafterBillyNominated—Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor
1998Thick as ThievesBo
1998Disturbing BehaviorDr. Edgar Caldicott
1999Double JeopardyNick Parsons/ Simon Ryder / Jonathan DevereauxNominated—Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor – Suspense
1999The Soul CollectorZacariah
2000Here on EarthEarl Cavanaugh
2000Rules of EngagementNational Security Advisor Bill Sokal
2000Thirteen DaysJohn F. KennedySatellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
2002AraratClarence Ussher / Martin
2002Swept AwayTony
2003The CoreCmdr. Robert Iverson
2003Hollywood HomicideLt. Bennie Macko
2004I, RobotLawrence Robertson
2004The Republic of LoveTom Avery
2004Being JuliaLord CharlesNominated—Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor
2005Racing StripesNolan Walsh
2005Mee-Shee: The Water GiantSean Cambell
2005The World's Fastest IndianJerry
2005CapoteJack DunphyNominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2006Eight BelowDavis McClaren
2006Deja VuAgent Jack McCready
2006The Mermaid ChairHugh Sullivan
2007Firehouse DogConnor Fahey
2007I'm Not ThereKeenan Jones / GarrettNominated—Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast
2007National Treasure: Book of SecretsThe President
2008Cyborg SoldierSimon Hart
2009Star TrekChristopher PikeBoston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
2009Mao's Last DancerBen Stevenson
2009A Dog Named ChristmasGeorge McCray
2010Batman: Under the Red HoodBruce Wayne/Batman (voice)
2010Cell 213The Warden
2010Meek's CutoffStephen Meeks
2010Barney's VersionBlair
2010Dinner for SchmucksLance Fender
2011CristiadaAmbassador Dwight Morrow
2011Super 8Cooper
2011Donovan's EchoFinnley
2012FlightCharlie Anderson
2013And Now a Word From Our SponsorAdan Kundle
2013The ChallengerGeneral KutynaTelevision movie
2013The Place Beyond the PinesBill Killcullen
2013Star Trek Into DarknessChristopher Pike
2013WestsideGordy Nance
2014Endless LoveHugh Butterfield
2014Elephant SongDr. Toby Green
2014The CaptiveVincePost-production
2014Good KillJack JohnsPost-production
2015Fathers and DaughtersFilming


1980Huckleberry Finn and His FriendsBob Grangerford3 episodes
1984LegmenJack Gage6 episodes
1984JessieDetective Roy Moss2 episodes
1986–1988St. ElsewhereDr. Seth Griffin45 episodes
1987MatlockMitchel GordonEpisode: "The Billionaire"
1987Jake and the FatmanCarson WarfieldEpisode: "Fatal Attraction"
1989Twist of FateDaniel Grossman2 episodes
1991–1992Knots LandingPierce Lawton22 episodes
1991Veronica ClareLieutenant Gil Reed2 episodes
1994HardballDave Logan9 episodes
1995–1996Nowhere ManThomas Veil25 episodes
1997–1998The Larry Sanders ShowRoger Bingham3 episodes
1997–1998SleepwalkersDr. Nathan Bradford9 episodes
2006Class of the TitansChiron14 episodes
2007John from CincinnatiMitch Yost9 episodes
2008The SummitRichard Adderly2 episodes
Nominated—Gemini Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Dramatic Special
2010–2013Young JusticeBatman/Bruce Wayne
The Flaming C
Pieter Cross
Eduardo Dorado Sr.
Rumaan Harjavti
22 episodes
2012The RiverDr. Emmet Cole8 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

1992Gemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - The Little KidnappersNominated
1995Gemini AwardsBest Guest Performance in a Series by an Actor - AvonleaWon
1997Genie AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - The Sweet HereafterNominated
2000Blockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actor - Suspense: Double JeopardyNominated
2001Satellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Drama - Thirteen DaysWon
Gemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series - HavenNominated
2005Genie AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Being JuliaNominated
2006Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - CapoteNominated
2009Boston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Ensemble Cast - Star TrekWon
2010Broadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting Ensemble - Star TrekNominated
Gemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series - The SummitNominated


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