Abbott, Bruce 1954–

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ABBOTT, Bruce 1954–


Born July 28, 1954, in Portland, OR; married Linda Hamilton (an actress), December 19, 1982 (divorced, 1989); married Kathleen Quinlan (an actress), April 12, 1994; children: (first marriage) Dalton; (second marriage) Tyler. Education: Attended Portland State University; studied acting at American Conservatory Theatre.

Addresses: Agent—David Shapira & Associates, 15821 Ventura Blvd., Suite 235, Encino, CA 91436.

Career: Actor, director, and producer. Worked as an actor and dancer with Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 1975–78. Involved with charities Heal the Bay and Children of the Night.


Film Appearances:

Loren Gersh, Tag: The Assassination Game (also known as Everybody Gets It in the End, T.A.G.: The Assassination Game, and Kiss Me, Kill Me), New World, 1982.

Sergeant Rylan, The Last Starfighter, 1984.

Dan Cain, Re–Animator, Empire, 1985.

Swan, Interzone, 1987.

Jack Ruffin, Summer Heat, Atlantic Releasing Corp., 1987.

Dr. Alex Karmen, Bad Dreams, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1988.

Keith, Casual Sex?, Universal, 1988.

Dan Cain, The Bride of Re–Animator (also known as Re–Animator 2), 50th St. Films, 1990.

Professor Jack Crowley, The Demolitionist, 1995.

Thomas Daggett, The Prophecy II (also known as God's Army II), 1998.

Taylor Black, Trance, Trimark Pictures, 2002.

Television Appearances; Series:

Judge Nicholas Marshall, Dark Justice, CBS, 1991–92.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Jake Hale, Jr., The Blue and the Gray, CBS, 1982.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Breed, Velvet, ABC, 1984.

Markus, Why Me?, ABC, 1984.

Duke Williams, Command 5, 1985.

Dove Christian, Baja Oklahoma, 1988.

Channing Taylor, Out of Time, NBC, 1988.

"John Doe," Trapped, USA Network, 1989.

Sam (father), Danielle Steel's "Kaleidoscope" (also known as Kaleidoscope), NBC, 1990.

Tom Kelly, Johnny Ryan, NBC, 1990.

Harry Pierpont, Dillinger, ABC, 1991.

Michael Russo, Black Scorpion (also known as Roger Corman Presents "Black Scorpion"), Showtime, 1995.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Alex Kramer, Melanie Darrow, USA Network, 1997.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Nikolaj Kosov, "Thief of Budapest," MacGyver, 1985.

Devin Wells, "Promises of Someday," Beauty and the Beast, CBS, 1988.

Devin Wells, "Brothers," Beauty and the Beast, CBS, 1989.

Nick Moran, "The Blind Man's Bluff Mystery," Father Dowling Mysteries, 1989.

Wayne Metzger, "Thicker Than Water," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1991.

Paul Madison, "Murder with Mirrors," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1994.

Drew Granger, "Murder in High C," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1994.

Monte Hayes, "Shooting in Rome," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995.

Walter Cizelski, "Zero," The Net, USA Network, 1999.

Walter Cizelski, "Last Man Standing," The Net, USA Network, 1999.

Walter Cizelski, "Chem Lab," The Net, USA Network, 1999.

Walter Cizelski, "Eye–see–," The Net, USA Network, 1999.

Colin Andrews, "Playing God," Family Law, CBS, 2000.

Colin Andrews, "One Mistake," Family Law, CBS, 2000.

Colin Andrews, "Safe at Home," Family Law, CBS, 2000.

Edward Curtis, "Manhunt," UC: Undercover, NBC, 2002.

Colin Andrews, "Once Removed," Family Law, CBS, 2002.

Stage Appearances:

Winter's Tale, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, OR, 1975.

All's Well That Ends Well, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 1975.

Henry VI Part 2, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 1976.

The Tempest, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 1978.

The Tragedy of King Richard III, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 1978.

Timon of Athens, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 1978.

Miss Julie Starchild, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 1978.

Also appeared in Hedda Gabler; Tamara; Ah, Wilderness; The Visit; American Buffalo, American Conservatory Theatre; A Hatful of Rain; Major Barbara; The Cherry Orchard; Measure for Measure; As You Like It; Ring around the Moon; Fiddler on the Roof; When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?; Equus; Cyrano de Bergerac; Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead; Hamlet; and The Lion in Winter. Also has been a part of the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts and South Coast Repertory.

Stage Work:

Director and producer of Equus; Cyrano de Bergerac; Rosecranz and Guildenstern Are Dead; Hamlet; and The Lion in Winter.

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