Beau Bridges

Biography

Date of Birth 9 December 1941, Hollywood, California, USA Birth Name Lloyd Vernet Bridges III Height 5' 10" (1.78 m) Beau Bridges, is an American actor. He is the son of actor Lloyd Bridges and his college sweetheart, Dorothy Dean Simpson. He was nicknamed "Beau" by his mother and father after Ashley Wilkes' son in Gone with the Wind, the title of the book they were reading at the time. Bridges is also the older brother of actor Jeff Bridges, born in 1949. Their sister Cindy was born in 1950. In 1989, he starred opposite his brother in perhaps his best known role, as one of The Fabulous Baker Boys. In 1949, Bridges played a secondary juvenile role in the movie The Red Pony. Wanting to be a basketball star, however, he played his freshman year at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and later transferred to the University of Hawaii. Realizing his height was holding him back from excelling in basketball, however, he dropped out of school to continue acting instead. Bridges enjoys playing guitar (as does his brother), collects Native American percussion instruments, loves the ocean (as well as swimming and surfing), and is also active in handgun control and environmental protection[citation needed]. After the release of the 1989 movie The Wizard, Beau earned the nickname "Bumblin' Beau Bridges" due to his character's constant bumbling throughout the film. In 1995, Bridges starred in the first ever two-part episode of the new series of Outer Limits. In 1998, he starred as Judge Bob Gibbs in the one-season Maximum Bob on the ABC. He had a recurring role in the Showtime series Beggars and Choosers (1999-2000). In 2001, he guest-starred as Daniel McFarland, the stepfather of Jack McFarland, in two episodes of the NBC sitcom Will & Grace. From 2002 to 2003, he took on the role of Senator Tom Gage, newly-appointed Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, in over 30 episodes of the drama series The Agency. In January 2005, he was cast as Major General Hank Landry, the new commander of Stargate Command in Stargate SG-1. He has also played the character in four episodes of the spin-off series Stargate Atlantis. In November 2005, he guest-starred as Carl Hickey, the father of the title character in the hit NBC Comedy My Name Is Earl. Bridges' character has since become recurring. Bridges received a 2007 Emmy Award nomination for his performance.

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Birth Name

Lloyd Vernet Bridges III

Birth Place

Hollywood, Los Angeles, Californie, États-Unis

Birth Date

12/9/1941
Known For
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The Descendants

Cousin Hugh

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The Mountain Between Us

Walter

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Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove

Gus Grisby

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The Fabulous Baker Boys

Frank Baker

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Sidekicks

Jerry Gabrewski

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Norma Rae

Sonny

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Voyage of the Unicorn

Alan Aisling

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I See You.com

Harvey Bellinger

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Rushlights

Sheriff Robert Brogden, Jr.

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The Killing Time

Sam Wayburn

Starring In
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The Neon Highway

Claude Allen

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Dreamin' Wild

Don Sr.

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End of the Road

Hammers

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A Christmas Mystery

Mayor Donovan

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One Night in Miami

Mr. Carlton

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Elsewhere

Dad

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Two/One

Alfred

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Supervized

Ted

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All About Nina

Larry Michaels

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Hal

Himself

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Galveston

Stan

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The Mountain Between Us

Walter

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Christmas in Angel Falls

Michael D'Angelo

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Lawless Range

Mr. Reed

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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Prince Kuramochi (voice)

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Rushlights

Sheriff Robert Brogden, Jr.

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Abduction of Eden

Bob Gault

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Hit & Run

Clint Perrkins

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Columbus Circle

Dr. Raymond Fontaine

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Pablo

Self

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The Descendants

Cousin Hugh

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Game Time: Tackling the Past

Frank Walker

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From Up on Poppy Hill

Chairman Tokumaru (voice: English version)

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My Girlfriend's Boyfriend

Logan Young

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Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove

Gus Grisby

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Max Payne

BB Hensley

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Stargate Continuum

Major General Hank Landry

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Stargate: The Ark of Truth

Major General Hank Landry

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Americanizing Shelley

Gary Gordon

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Spinning into Butter

Dean Burton Strauss

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The Good German

Colonel Muller

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Charlotte's Web

Dr. Dorian

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I See You.com

Harvey Bellinger

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The Ballad of Jack & Rose

Marty Rance

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American Dad: The New CIA

Lieutenant Thacker / ... (3 episodes, 2005-2006)

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Smile

Steven

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10.5

President Paul Hollister

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Evel Knievel - Ein Leben am Limit

John Bork

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Out of the Ashes

Herman Prentiss

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Shaolin Ulysses: Kungfu Monks in America

Narrator (voice)

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Heartland Ghost

Derek

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Voyage of the Unicorn

Alan Aisling

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The Agency

Sen. Tom Gage (22 episodes, 2002-2003)

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Boys Klub

Mario's Dad

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Sordid Lives

G.W. Nethercott

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Songs in Ordinary Time

Omar Duvall

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Common Ground

Father Leon

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The Christmas Secret

Nick

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The White River Kid

Daddy Weed

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P.T. Barnum

P.T. Barnum

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Inherit the Wind

E.K. Hornbeck

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The Defenders: Taking the First

Don Preston

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The Defenders: Choice of Evils

Don Preston

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Rocketman

Bud Nesbitt

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The Defenders: Payback

Don Preston

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The Second Civil War

Gov. Jim Farley

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Jerry Maguire

Matt Cushman (uncredited)

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Nightjohn

Clel Waller

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Losing Chase

Mr. Richard Phillips

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The Uninvited

Charles Johnson

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The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom

Terry Harper

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The Man with Three Wives

Dr. Norman Grayson

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Sidekicks

Jerry Gabrewski

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Married to It

John Morden

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Wildflower

Jack Perkins

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Women and Men: Stories of Seduction

Gerry Green

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The Wizard

Sam Woods

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Just Another Secret

Jack Grant

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The Fabulous Baker Boys

Frank Baker

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Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure

Police Chief Richard Czech

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The Iron Triangle

Capt. Keene

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Seven Hours to Judgment

John Eden

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The Killing Time

Sam Wayburn

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The Wild Pair

Joe Jennings

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Outrage!

Brad Gordon

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Alice in Wonderland

The Unicorn

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Hotel New Hampshire

Mr. Win Berry

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Heart Like A Wheel

Connie Kalitta

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Witness for the Prosecution

Leonard Vole

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Love Child

Jack Hansen

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Night Crossing

Guenter Wetzel

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Honky Tonk Freeway

Duane Hansen

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Silver Dream Racer

Bruce McBride

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Norma Rae

Sonny

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The Runner Stumbles

Toby Felker

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The President's Mistress

Ben Morton

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The Other Side of the Mountain: Part II

Dick Buek (archive footage) (uncredited)

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The Four Feathers

Harry Faversham

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Greased Lightning

Hutch

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The 5th Musketeer

Philip & King Louis XIV

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Swashbuckler

Major Folly

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Two Minute Warning

Mike Ramsay

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The Other Side of the Mountain

Dick Buek

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Aus Liebe zu Molly

Johnny

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The Man Without a Country

Frederick Ingham

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Zwei auf krummer Tour

Charlie

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Child's Play

Paul Reis

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Adam's Woman

Adam

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The Landlord

Elgar

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For Love of Ivy

Tim Austin

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The Incident

Pfc. Felix Teflinger

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Village of the Giants

Fred

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My Three Sons: Season One, Vol. 1

Howard Sears / ... (5 episodes, 1960-1964)

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The Company She Keeps

Obie - Boy at Train Station (uncredited)

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The Red Pony

Beau

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Force of Evil

Frankie Tucker (uncredited)

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Underdog Kids

Ron Butz

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