Bruckheimer, Jerry 1945–

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Bruckheimer, Jerry 1945–


Full name, Jerome Bruckheimer; born September 21, 1945 in Detroit, MI; father in clothing sales; married, wife's name Bonnie (a producer; divorced); married, wife's name Linda; children: Alexandra Balahoutis (stepdaughter). Education: University of Arizona, B.A.

Addresses: Office—Jerry Bruckheimer Films, 1631 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404-3705. Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1825. Publicist—Paul Bloch, Rogers & Cowan Public Relations, Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., 7th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career: Producer and executive. Simpson-Bruckheimer Productions, founder (with Don Simpson), 1982; Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Santa Monica, CA, founder, 1997. Worked as an executive with advertising agencies in Detroit, MI, and New York City, including Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn (now BBDO), beginning 1968; producer of commercials and short films.

Member: Producers Guild of America (member of board of directors).

Awards, Honors: Named motion picture showman of the year, Publicists Guild of America, 1988; Special ShoWest Award, international box office achievement, National Association of Theatre Owners, 1998; ShoWest Award, producer of the year, 1999; inducted into Video Hall of Fame, 1999; David O. Selznick Lifetime Achievement Award, Golden Laurel Awards, Producers Guild of America, 2000; Albert R. Broccoli Award for Excellence, Cinema Expo, 2002; Film Award nomination (with Ridley Scott), movie of the year, American Film Institute, 2002, for Black Hawk Down; Emmy Award nominations (with others), outstanding drama series, 2002, 2003, 2004, and Television Producer of the Year Award nominations (with others), episodic category, Golden Laurel Awards, 2003, 2004, all for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Emmy Awards (with others), outstanding reality-competition program, 2003, 2004, 2005, Television Producer of the Year Awards (with others), nonfiction television (reality, game, or informational series), Golden Laurel Awards, 2004, 2005, and Television Producer of the Year Award nominations (with others), nonfiction television, 2006, all for The Amazing Race; Producers Award, National Board of Review, 2004.


Film Producer:

Associate producer, The Culpepper Cattle Company (also known as Dust, Sweat, and Gunpowder), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972.

Associate producer, Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins (also known as Rafferty and the Highway Hustlers), Warner Bros., 1975.

(With George Pappas) Farewell, My Lovely, Avco-Embassy, 1975.

(With Dick Richards) March or Die, Columbia, 1977.

(With William S. Gilmore, Jr.) Defiance, American International Pictures, 1980.

American Gigolo, Paramount, 1980.

(With Ronnie Caan) Thief (also known as Violent Streets), United Artists, 1981.

Executive producer, Cat People, Universal, 1982.

Young Doctors in Love, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.

(With Don Simpson) Flashdance, Paramount, 1983.

(With Simpson) Beverly Hills Cop, Paramount, 1984.

(With Simpson) Thief of Hearts, Paramount, 1984.

(With Simpson) Top Gun, Paramount, 1985.

(With Simpson) Beverly Hills Cop II, Paramount, 1987.

Days of Thunder, Paramount, 1990.

Executive producer, The Ref (also known as Hostile Hostages), Buena Vista, 1994.

Bad Boys, Sony Pictures Releasing, 1995.

Crimson Tide, Buena Vista, 1995.

Dangerous Minds, Buena Vista, 1995.

The Rock, Buena Vista, 1996.

Con Air, Buena Vista, 1997.

Armageddon, Buena Vista, 1998.

Enemy of the State, Buena Vista, 1998.

Gone in Sixty Seconds, Buena Vista, 2000.

Coyote Ugly, Buena Vista, 2000.

Remember the Titans, Buena Vista, 2000.

Pearl Harbor (also known as Pearl Harbour), Buena Vista, 2001.

Black Hawk Down, Columbia, 2001.

Bad Company (also known as Ceska spojka), Buena Vista, 2002.

Kangaroo Jack, Warner Bros., 2003.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Buena Vista, 2003.

Veronica Guerin, Buena Vista, 2003.

Bad Boys II (also known as Good Cops: Bad Boys II), Columbia, 2003.

King Arthur (also released as King Arthur: Director's Cut), Buena Vista, 2004.

National Treasure (also known as Sonomo), Buena Vista, 2004.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Buena Vista, 2006.

Deja Vu, Buena Vista, 2006.

Glory Road, Buena Vista, 2006.

Film Appearances:

Himself, Franky Goes to Hollywood, Warner Bros. Home Video, 1999.

Television Executive Producer; Series:

Dangerous Minds, ABC, 1996.

Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (also known as S.O.F., Inc. and S.O.F. Special Ops Force), syndicated, 1997–98.

C.S.I. (also known as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Las Vegas, CSI: Weekends, and Les experts), beginning 2000.

The Amazing Race, CBS, 2001–.

CSI: Miami, CBS, 2002.

Without a Trace, CBS, 2002.

Profiles from the Front Line, ABC, 2003.

Skin, Fox, 2003–2004.

CSI: New York, CBS, 2004.

Just Legal, The WB, 2005.

Cold Case, CBS, 2005–2006.

Modern Men, The WB, 2006.

Close to Home, CBS, 2006.

Television Executive Producer; Pilots:

(And coproducer) Fearless, The WB, 2004.

E-Ring, NBC, 2005.

Justice, Fox, 2006.

Television Executive Producer; Movies:

Max Q (also known as Max Q: Emergency Landing), ABC, 1998.

Swing Vote (also known as The Ninth Justice), ABC, 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The New Hollywood, NBC, 1990.

Armageddon: Target Earth, ABC, 1998.

Diane Warren: How Do I Live?, 2000.

Beyond the Movie: Pearl Harbor, 2001.

Journey to the Screen: The Making of "Pearl Harbor," Black Entertainment Television, 2001.

What Is a Producer?, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

The Inside Reel: Digital Filmmaking, PBS, 2001.

Headliners & Legends: Will Smith, MSNBC, 2001.

Presenter, Hollywood Salutes Nicolas Cage: An American Cinematheque Tribute, TNT, 2002.

Headliners & Legends: Denzel Washington, MSNBC, 2002.

The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2002.

Reel Comedy: Bad Boys II, Comedy Central, 2003.

E! Entertainer of the Year 2003, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Presenter, DVD Exclusive Awards (also known as 3rd Annual DVD Exclusive Awards), FX Channel, 2003.

The Making of "King Arthur," 2004.

The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing, Starz!, 2004.

"Val Kilmer," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2004.

"Bruce Willis," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Himself, Naked Hollywood, Arts and Entertainment, 1991.

Interviewee, TV Land Moguls, TV Land, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Whatever Happened to … Clement and La Frenais?, 1997.

"Soundtrack," Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song (also known as The Story of Pop), ABC, 2001.

This Hour Has 22 Minutes, CBC, 2002.

"Bad Boys II," HBO First Look, HBO, 2003.

"Top Gun," VH-1 behind the Movie, VH1, 2003.

Also interviewed for "The Films of Michael Bay," "The Films of Ridley Scott," and "The Films of Tony Scott," episodes of The Directors, Encore.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

"Show n 13," Mundo VIP, 1996.

"Maailman paras suomalainen musiikkivideo," 4Pop, 2003.

Tinseltown TV, International Channel, 2003.

Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show and Late Show Backstage), CBS, 2004.

Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2006.


Video Appearances:

(In archive footage) Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize, National Hockey League/United Services, 2000.

Conversations with Jerry Bruckheimer, Buena Vista Home Video, 2000.

The Essence of Combat: Making "Black Hawk Down," Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2003.

An Epic at Sea: The Making of "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2003.

Danger Zone: The Making of "Top Gun," Paramount, 2004.

King Arthur: A Roundtable Discussion, Buena Vista Home Video, 2005.

Blood on the Land: The Making of a King, Buena Vista Home Video, 2005.

"National Treasure" on Location, Buena Vista Home Video, 2005.

Video Work:

Executive producer, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (video game), Ubi Soft Entertainment, 2003.

Producer, Diary of a Pirate, Buena Vista, 2003.



Fleming, Charles, High Concept—Don Simpson and the Hollywood Culture of Excess, Bantam Double-day Dell, 1998.


Current Biography, March, 1999, p. 9.

Entertainment Weekly, August 1, 2003, p. 24; July 16, 2004, pp. 38-44.

Forbes, December 14, 1998, p. 292.

Fortune, June 27, 2005, p. 36.

Guardian, May 30, 1997, p. T6.

Los Angeles Times, June 6, 1993, p. 31; April 14, 1995, p. D5; August 29, 1995, p. D1.

New York Times, March 14, 1994, p. B1; May 20, 2001, pp. AR21, AR28.

Premiere, February, 2000, p. 29.

Time, June 9, 1997, p. 78; May 5, 2003, p. 70.

TV Guide, November 14, 1998, p. 5.

Urban Cinefile, February 28, 2002.

Variety, July 17, 2000, p. 20; September 1, 2003, p. 1.

Video Business, November 22, 1999, p. 6; December 6, 1999, p. 1.

Washington Post, September 18, 2005, pp. N1, N6.