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Roberts, Bruce

Roberts, Bruce

PERSONAL

Education: Attended Juilliard School.

Addresses: Agent—Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency, 13245 Riverside Dr., Suite 450, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423.

Career: Lyricist, composer, singer, and actor. Chalkboard Music, music producer; songwriter for recording artists, including Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Heart, k. d. lang, Bette Midler, Natalie Cole, Whitney Houston, and Alice Cooper; also works as song producer.

Awards, Honors: Golden Globe Award nomination (with Paul Jabara), best original song for a motion picture, 1980, for title song, The Main Event; Golden Globe Award nomination (with Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager), best original song for a motion picture, 1983, for title song, Making Love; Video Premiere Award nominations, best original score (with Diana B.), DVD Exclusive Awards, 2001, for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys, best original song (with Diana B. and Shawn King), 2001, for "Beautiful like Me," Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys, and best original song (with Diana B. and Clark Anderson), 2001, for "Beyond the Stars," Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Handsome reporter, Batman Forever (also known as Forever), Warner Bros., 1995.

Handsome cop, Batman & Robin, Warner Bros., 1997.

Singer, Flawless, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1999.

First reporter, Phone Booth, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003.

Film Work:

Music producer, All the Right Moves (also known as All Right), 1983.

Music producer and song performer, "Whenever There Is Love," Daylight, MCA/Universal, 1996.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Nick Parrish (in archive footage), Home and Away (series), 2005.

Television Appearances; Other:

Nick Parrish, Home and Away (series), 1991–94.

Dr. Parker, Grand Avenue, 1996.

Waiter, From the Earth to the Moon (miniseries), 1998.

Appeared in a recurring role on the Richard Simmons exercise series.

Television Work:

Trumpet player, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," Great Performances, PBS, 1999.

Song performer, "Stronger Than Before," A Girl Thing (miniseries), Showtime, 2001.

Music producer, They Shoot Divas, Don't They? (movie), VH1, 2002.

RECORDINGS

Albums:

Bruce Roberts, Elektra, 1980.

Intimacy, Atlantic, c. 1995.

WRITINGS

Film Lyrics:

FernGully: The Last Rainforest, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992.

Film Scores:

The Crazies (also known as Code Name: Trixie and The Mad People), 1973.

They Shall Overcome, 1974.

She Dances Alone, Continental Distributing, 1981.

Jinxed!, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1982.

(And song "Planet Love") Flawless, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1999.

Red Riding Hood, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Songs Featured in Films:

"Too Close to Paradise," Paradise Alley, Universal, 1978.

Title song, The Main Event, Warner Bros., 1979.

"Fool that I Am," Coast to Coast, Paramount, 1980.

Title song, Making Love, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.

"Unison," All the Right Moves (also known as All Right), 1983.

"Dynamite," Protocol, Warner Bros., 1984.

"Teamwork," Body Rock, New World, 1984.

Title song, City Heat, Warner Bros., 1984.

"All Systems Go," "Shock Me," and "Wear Out the Grooves," Perfect, Paramount, 1985.

"Livin' in the Line of Fire," The Principal, TriStar, 1987.

"The Colors of Love," Made in America, United Artists, 1993.

"No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)," Coneheads, Paramount, 1993.

The Ref, Buena Vista, 1994.

"Whenever There Is Love," Daylight, MCA/Universal, 1996.

Video Lyrics:

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys (animated; also known as Rudolph & the Island of Misfit Toys), Golden Books Family Entertainment, 2001.

Television Movie Lyrics:

"The Lucky One," An Uncommon Love, CBS, 1983.

"I Can See Through You," "Slow Burn," and "When I'm in Your Hands," They Shoot Divas, Don't They?, VH1, 2002.

Television Series Lyrics:

Title theme song, The Best Times, 1985.

Family Law, CBS, 1999.

Television Music; Other:

Score, Things Are Looking Up (pilot), CBS, 1984.

Song, "Oh, It's Christmas in the Playhouse," Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special, CBS, 1988.

Songwriter:

Other songs include (with Donna Summer) "All through the Night" and (with Edgar Bronfman, Jr.) "In Your Arms," "No More Tears," "Real," "When Love Goes," and "When the Money's Gone."

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Billboard, September 2, 1995, p. 54.

Interview, September, 1995, p. 128.

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