Bridges, Beau 1941–
BRIDGES, Beau 1941–
Original name, Lloyd Vernet Bridges III; born December 9, 1941, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Lloyd Vernet (an actor) and Dorothy (maiden name, Simpson) Bridges; brother of Jeff Bridges (an actor); married Julie Landifield, 1964 (divorced, 1984); married Wendy Treece, April 10, 1984; children: (first marriage) Casey (adopted), Jordan; (second marriage) Dylan, Emily, Ezekiel Jeffrey. Education: Attended University of California, Los Angeles, and University of Hawaii at Manoa. Avocational Interests: Playing the guitar, collecting Native American percussion instruments, swimming, and surfing in the ocean.
Addresses: Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212–1804.
Career: Actor, director, and producer. Venice Theatre of the Performing Arts, sponsor and director. Active in environmental causes, including Ventura Coast Keeper, and handgun control initiatives.
Awards, Honors: Golden Globe Award nomination, best supporting actor, 1969, Golden Laurel Award—2nd place, male supporting performance, 1970, both for For Love of Ivy; National Society of Film Critics Award, best supporting actor, 1989, for The Fabulous Baker Boys; Golden Globe Award, Emmy Award, outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or special, and CableACE Award, best actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, National Cable Television Association, 1991, all for Without Warning: The James Brady Story; CableACE Award nomination, best actor in a dramatic series, 1991, for Tales from the Crypt; Emmy Award, outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or special, and Golden Globe Award, best supporting actor in a series, miniseries, or television film, 1993, both for The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader–Murdering Mom; Emmy Award, outstanding guest actor in a drama series, 1995, Gemini Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a leading role in a dramatic program or miniseries, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1996, both for The Outer Limits; Emmy Award nomination (with others), best informational special, 1995, for "Five American Kids, Five American Handguns," America Undercover; Golden Globe Award nomination, best actor in a television miniseries or movie, 1996, for Losing Chase; Emmy Award nomination, best lead actor in a miniseries or special, 1996, Gemini Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a leading role in a dramatic program, 1997, both for Kissinger and Nixon; Emmy Award nomination, best lead actor in a miniseries or special, and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, best actor in a television movie or miniseries, 1996, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, 1997, all for Hidden in America; Emmy Award, best supporting actor in a miniseries or special, 1997, for The Second Civil War; Emmy Award nomination, best supporting actor in a miniseries or movie, 1999, for Inherit the Wind; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, 2000, both for P. T. Barnum; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie, 2002, for We Were the Mulvaneys; Star on the Walk of Fame—television, 2003.
(Uncredited) Frankie Tucker, Force of Evil (also known as The Numbers Racket and The Story of Tucker's People), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1948.
Bertram, No Minor Vices, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1948.
Beau, The Red Pony, Republic, 1949.
Tommy, Zamba (also known as Zamba the Gorilla), Eagle Lion, 1949.
(Uncredited) Boy at train station, The Company She Keeps, 1951.
Mark, The Explosive Generation, United Artists, 1961.
A Pair of Boots, 1962.
Fred, Village of the Giants, Embassy, 1965.
Private First Class Felix Teflinger, The Incident, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1967.
Tim Austin, For Love of Ivy, Cinerama, 1968.
Ben Harvey, Gaily, Gaily (also known as Chicago, Chicago), United Artists, 1969.
Elgar Winthrop Julius Enders, The Landlord, United Artists, 1970.
Franklin Cane, The Christian Licorice Store, National General, 1971.
Adam, Adam's Woman (also known as Return of the Boomerang), Warner Bros., 1972.
Paul Reis, Child's Play, Paramount, 1972.
Billy Breedlove, Hammersmith Is Out, Cinerama, 1972.
Charlie, Your Three Minutes Are Up, Cinerama, 1973.
Johnny, Lovin' Molly (also known as The Wild and the Sweet), Columbia, 1974.
Mutual Respect, Academy Entertainment, 1974.
Dick "Mad Dog" Buek, The Other Side of the Mountain (also known as A Window to the Sky), Universal, 1975.
Jesse Arlington, One Summer Love (also known as Dragonfly), American International Pictures, 1976.
Major Folly, Swashbuckler (also known as The Scarlet Buccaneer), Universal, 1976.
Mike Ramsay, Two–Minute Warning, Universal, 1976.
Hutch, Greased Lightning, Warner Bros., 1977.
(Uncredited; in archive footage) Dick Buek, The Other Side of the Mountain Part II, 1978.
Sonny Webster, Norma Rae, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1979.
Toby, The Runner Stumbles, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1979.
King Louis XIV and Philippe, Behind the Iron Mask (also known as The Fifth Musketeer and Das Geheimnis der eisernen Maske), Columbia, 1979.
Duane Hansen, Honky Tonk Freeway, Universal/Anchor, 1981.
Jack Hansen, Love Child, Warner Bros., 1982.
Gunter Wetzel, Night Crossing, Buena Vista, 1982.
Bruce McBride, Silver Dream Racer, Almi, 1982.
Connie Kalitta, Heart Like a Wheel, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1983.
Win Berry/Father, The Hotel New Hampshire, Orion, 1984.
Sheriff Sam Wayburn, The Killing Time, New World, 1987.
Joe Jennings, The Wild Pair (also known as Devil's Odds), Trans World Entertainment, 1987.
Judge John Eden, Seven Hours to Judgment, Trans World, 1988.
Frank Baker, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1989.
Captain Keene, The Iron Triangle, Scotti Brothers, 1989.
John Alder, Signs of Life (also known as One for Sorrow, Two for Joy), Avenue, 1989.
Sam Woods, The Wizard, Universal, 1989.
Orville, Daddy's Dyin' ... Who's Got the Will?, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1990.
John Morden, Married to It, Orion, 1991.
Jerry Gabrewski, Sidekicks, Triumph Releasing, 1993.
(Uncredited) Matt Cushman, Jerry Maguire (also known as The Agent), Columbia TriStar, 1996.
Bud Nesbit, Rocket Man (also known as RocketMan), Buena Vista, 1997.
Daddy Weed, The White River Kid (also known as White River), New City Releasing, 1999.
G. W. Nethercott, Sordid Lives, 2000.
Larry Branson, Meeting Daddy, Triangle Group, 2000.
Dad, Boys Klub, Arkles Entertainment, 2001.
Steven, Smile, 2004.
Mr. Lee, Debating Robert Lee, 2004.
Marty Rance, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, IFC Films, 2004.
The Wild Pair (also known as The Devil's Odds), Trans World Entertainment, 1987.
Seven Hours to Judgment, Trans World, 1988.
Television Appearances; Series:
Eddie Tinker, The Clear Horizon, 1960–1962.
Occasional player, The Lloyd Bridges Show, 1962.
Seaman Howard Spicer, Ensign O'Toole, NBC, 1962–1963.
Richard Chapin, United States, NBC, then Arts and Entertainment, 1980.
Dave Hart, Harts of the West, CBS, 1993–1994.
Judge "Maximum" Bob Gibbs, Maximum Bob, ABC, 1998.
Tom Gage, The Agency, CBS, 2002–2003.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
Randy Claggett, James A. Michener's "Space" (also known as Space), CBS, 1985.
Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe, Million Dollar Babies (also known as Les jumelles Dionne), CBS, 1994.
Title role, P. T. Barnum, Arts and Entertainment, 1999.
Voice of Samuel Adams, Founding Fathers (documentary), History Channel, 2000.
Professor Alan Aisling, Voyage of the Unicorn, Odyssey, 2001.
President Paul Hollister, 10.5, NBC, 2004.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Frederick Ingham, The Man without a Country, ABC, 1973.
Chris Schroeder, The Stranger Who Looks Like Me, ABC, 1974.
Dr. Steve Drucker, Medical Story, NBC, 1975.
Harry Feversham, The Four Feathers, NBC, 1978.
Ben Morton, The President's Mistress, CBS, 1978.
Kevin Pearse, A Shimmering Light (also known as Mutual Respect), 1978.
David Rodman, The Child Stealer, ABC, 1979.
Ray Johnson, Dangerous Company, CBS, 1982.
Bud Herren, The Kid from Nowhere, NBC, 1982.
Leonard Vole, Witness for the Prosecution, CBS, 1982.
Frank Powell, The Red–Light Sting, CBS, 1984.
Unicorn, Alice in Wonderland (also known as Alice through the Looking Glass), CBS, 1985.
Thad Taylor, A Fighting Choice, ABC, 1986.
Brad Gordon, Outrage!, CBS, 1986.
Hank Tilby, The Thanksgiving Promise, ABC, 1986.
Police Chief Richard Czech, Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure (also known as The Jessica McClure Story), ABC, 1989.
Arnold Zimmerman, Guess Who's Coming for Christmas? (also known as George Walters Will Be Away for the Holidays and UFO Cafe), NBC, 1990.
Jack Perkins, Wildflower, Lifetime, 1991.
Title role, Without Warning: The James Brady Story (also known as Thumbs Up), HBO, 1991.
Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis and the Colonel: The Untold Story (also known as Dark Music: The Story of Elvis and the Colonel and Parker and Presley), NBC, 1993.
Dr. Norman Grayson, The Man with Three Wives, CBS, 1993.
Terry Harper, The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader–Murdering Mom, HBO, 1993.
Tom Thielman, Secret Sins of the Father (also known as My Father's Son), NBC, 1994.
Vault of Horror I, 1994.
Richard M. Nixon, Kissinger and Nixon, TNT, 1995.
Allan Grant, A Stranger to Love (also known as Journey Home), CBS, 1996.
Bill Januson, Hidden in America, Showtime, 1996.
Richard Philips, Losing Chase, Showtime, 1996.
Clel Waller, Nightjohn, The Disney Channel, 1996.
Charles Johnson, The Uninvited (also known as The Haunting of Patricia Johnson and The House at the End of the Street), CBS, 1996.
Idaho Governor Jim Farley, The Second Civil War, HBO, 1997.
Don Preston, The Defenders: Payback, Showtime, 1997.
Don Preston, The Defenders: Choice of Evils (also known as The Defenders), Showtime, 1998.
Don Preston, The Defenders: Taking the First, Showtime, 1998.
E. K. Hornbeck, Inherit the Wind, Showtime, 1999.
Father Leon, Common Ground, Showtime, 2000.
Omar Duvall, Songs in Ordinary Time, CBS, 2000.
Nick, The Christmas Secret (also known as Flight of the Reindeer), CBS, 2000.
Michael Mulvaney, Sr., We Were the Mulvaneys, Lifetime, 2002.
Derek, Sightings: Heartland Ghost, Showtime, 2002.
Herman Prentiss, Out of the Ashes, Showtime, 2003.
John Bork, Evel Knievel, TNT, 2004.
Television Appearances; Pilots:
Brandon Drood, Frank Marshall, CBS, 1966.
Charlie Gordon, Three of a Kind, ABC, 1989.
Director Tom Gage, The Agency, CBS, 2001.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Guest, Robert Young and the Family, CBS, 1973.
Joe Grant, "My Dad Lives in a Downtown Hotel," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1973.
Young Benjamin Franklin, The Whirlwind, CBS, 1974.
The Dorothy Hamill Winter Carnival Special, ABC, 1977.
Stubby Pringle, "Stubby Pringle's Christmas," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1978.
Host, Woodstock Re–Visited, 1979.
Mom, I Want to Come Home Now, syndicated, 1981.
Mr. Tauscher, "Can a Guy Say No?," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1986.
Night of One Hundred Stars III, NBC, 1990.
To Be Free: The National Literacy Honors from the White House, ABC, 1990.
The Meaning of Life, CBS, 1991.
HBO's 20th Anniversary—We Hardly Believe It Ourselves (also known as HBO's 20th Anniversary Special—We Don't Believe It Ourselves), HBO and CBS, 1992.
The Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1993.
Countdown to Christmas (also known as Santa's Journey), NBC, 1994.
Narrator, "Five American Handguns, Five American Kids," America Undercover, HBO, 1995.
Narrator, "Memphis PD: War on the Streets," America Undercover, HBO, 1996.
Lloyd Bridges, Arts and Entertainment, 1998.
Quincy Jones—The First 50 Years, 1998.
An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre, 1999.
Voice of himself, Brian Wilson: A Beach Boy's Tale, 1999.
An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre, ABC, 1999.
Grand Marshal, The 68th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, UPN and syndicated, 1999.
Intimate Portrait: Swoosie Kurtz (documentary), Lifetime, 2000.
Voice of King Big Daddy, The Frog Princess: An Animated Special from the "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child" Series (animated), HBO, 2000.
Narrator, Surfing for Life (documentary), PBS, 2001.
Narrator, John Wooden: Values, Victory and Peace of Mind (documentary), PBS, 2001.
Jeff Bridges: Building Bridges (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2002.
Himself, Intimate Portrait: Pam Dawber (documentary), Lifetime, 2002.
Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:
Presenter, The 48th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1976.
The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1989.
America's All–Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor (also known as The 2nd Annual America's Hope Award), ABC, 1989.
Presenter, The 11th Annual ACE Awards (also known as The Golden ACE Awards), syndicated, 1990.
Presenter, The 62nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1990.
The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1990.
Presenter, The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1991.
Presenter, The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1992.
Presenter, The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1993.
Presenter, The 14th Annual CableACE Awards (also known as The Ace Awards), Lifetime, 1993.
Host, The 15th Annual CableACE Awards (also known as The Ace Awards), TNT, 1994.
Host, The Golden Globe's 50th Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 1994.
Presenter, The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1995.
Host, Family Film Awards, CBS, 1996.
Presenter, The 2nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, NBC, 1996.
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1997.
Presenter, The 19th Annual CableACE Awards, TNT, 1997.
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, UPN, 1998.
Presenter, The 2nd Annual TV Guide Awards, Fox, 2000.
Presenter, The 56th Annual Writers Guild Awards, Starz, 2004.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Russ, "Brotherly Love," My Three Sons, ABC, 1960.
Warren Tucker, "Storm Drain," Sea Hunt, CBS, 1960.
Moss, "Image of a Drawn Sword," Zane Grey Theater, CBS, 1961.
"Baby," Sea Hunt, CBS, 1961.
Russ Burton, "A Lesson in Any Language," My Three Sons, ABC, 1961.
Russ Burton, "Deadline," My Three Sons, ABC, 1961.
"The Rich Boy," The Real McCoys, ABC, 1962.
"A Pair of Boots," The Lloyd Bridges Show, CBS, 1962.
Larry Gill, "The John Bernard Story," Wagon Train, 1962.
"The Star," National Velvet, 1962.
"The Skippy Maddox Story," The Lloyd Bridges Show, CBS, 1963.
Lawrence "Larry" Masterson, "The Echo of a Silent Cheer: Parts 1 & 2," Ben Casey, ABC, 1963.
Billy Johanson, "Incident at Paradise," Rawhide, CBS, 1963.
Mike, "Pay the Two Dollars," Mr. Novak, NBC, 1963.
Pat Knowland, "Sparrow on the Wire," Mr. Novak, NBC, 1964.
Howard Sears, "Marriage by Proxy," My Three Sons, ABC, 1964.
Leonard McCarty, "Cannibal Plants, They Eat You Alive," The Eleventh Hour, NBC, 1964.
Bob Colby, "The Child Between," Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1964.
Private Putnam, "The Short Day of Private Putnam," Combat!, ABC, 1964.
Howard Sears, "Mike Wears the Pants," My Three Sons, ABC, 1964.
Jaylee Bartlett, "Honor—and All That," Mr. Novak, NBC, 1965.
Corporal Steven Corbett, "Then Came the Mighty Hunter," Twelve O'Clock High, ABC, 1965.
Jerry Foley/John Doe, "An Elephant Is like a Rope," The FBI, ABC, 1965.
Gary Keller, "Stroke of Genius," The Fugitive, ABC, 1966.
Lon Allison, "Nice Day for a Hanging," Branded, NBC, 1966.
Johnny Sharp, "The Mourners for Johnny Sharp: Parts 1 & 2," The Loner, CBS, 1966.
Jason, "My Father's Guitar," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1966.
Horace, "Justice," Bonanza, NBC, 1967.
Larry Corby, "The Other Side of the Coin," The Fugitive, ABC, 1967.
Billy Joe Snow, "The Legend of Jud Starr," Cimarron Strip, CBS, 1967.
Beau, "Ordeal by Terror," Felony Squad, ABC, 1967.
"The Poker Game," Insight, syndicated, 1969.
"The Last of My Brothers," Insight, syndicated, 1969.
"Incident on Danker Street," Insight, syndicated, 1970.
Himself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1970, 1976, 1977, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992.
"A Picture in Sobel's Window," Insight, syndicated, 1976.
Host, Fridays, 1981.
Cohost, Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1983.
Teddy, "Vanessa in the Garden," Amazing Stories, NBC, 1985.
Jack Grant, "Just Another Secret," Frederick Forsyth Presents, USA Network, 1989.
Late Night with David Letterman, 1989, 1990.
Gerry Green, "The Man in the Brooks Brothers Suit," in "Women and Men: Stories of Seduction," HBO Showcase, HBO, 1990.
"To Be Free: The National Literacy Honors from the White House," Bell Atlantic Showcase, ABC, 1990.
Dr. Martin Fairbanks, "Abra Cadaver," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1991.
Himself, Late Show with David Letterman, 1994, 1998.
Dr. Simon Kress, "Sandkings: Parts 1 & 2," The Outer Limits, Showtime, 1995.
The Rosie O'Donnell Show, 1996.
Voice of Hayden Adams, "Every Little Bit Alps," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 2000.
Dan Falco, "PMS.COM," Beggars and Choosers, Showtime, 2000.
Dan Falco, "An Asian in the Sun," Beggars and Choosers, Showtime, 2000.
Daniel McFarland, "Moveable Feast: Parts 1 & 2," Will & Grace, NBC, 2001.
Tom Gage, "Shell Game," The District, CBS, 2002.
Daniel Sullivan, "Three Miners from Everwood," Everwood, The WB, 2003.
Himself, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2004.
Television Work; Series:
Co–executive producer, Harts of the West, CBS, 1993–1994.
Television Work; Movies:
Director, The Kid from Nowhere, NBC, 1982.
Coproducer and director, The Thanksgiving Promise, ABC, 1986.
Director, Secret Sins of the Father (also known as My Father's Son), NBC, 1994.
Producer, The Defenders: Payback, Showtime, 1997.
Co–executive producer, The Defenders: Choice of Evils (also known as The Defenders), Showtime, 1998.
Executive producer, The Defenders: Taking the First, Showtime, 1998.
Television Work; Specials:
Director, "Don't Touch," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1985.
(Broadway debut) Tom, Where's Daddy?, Billy Rose Theatre, 1966.
The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, Center Theatre Group, New Theatre for Now, New York City, 1970–1971.
Arlo Forrest Buffy, Who's Who in Hell, Lunt–Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1974.
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, Love Letters, Canon Theatre, Los Angeles, 1990.
Night of One Hundred Stars III, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1990.
Roy, Looking for Normal, Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, 2001.
Stephen Hunter's Point of Impact, Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1993.
Larry Watson's Montana: 1948, Simon & Schuster, 1995.
White Crosses, 1997.
Homer H. Hickam, Jr.'s Rocket Boys, Simon & Schuster, 1998.
Parade, August 9, 1998, p. 18.
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