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Beau Bridges

Beau Brides is an award-winning actor who has portrayed a myriad of characters during a successful career spanning more than six decades.

Most recently, Brides can be seen guest starring for his third season on the SHOWTIME® critically acclaimed drama "Master Of Sex." In the past few years, he concluded his work as a regular on the CBS comedy "The Millers," as well as on the musical comedy hit How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, which he starred in on Broadway. He also appeared recently in Alexander Payne's Golden Globe® winning and Academy Award® nominated film "The Descendants."

With his daughter Emily, Brides adapted Richard Boleslavsky's 1933 novel Acting: The First Six Lessons. The play was recently published by Samuel French and performed by Beau and Emily at Theatre West in Los Angeles, receiving rave reviews.

Bridges won a Grammy® Award for his shared narration of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth." In 2008, Brides lent his voice for a very special documentary entitled "Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience," which received a 2008 Academy Award® nomination for ‘Best Documentary Feature.' He has been nominated 14 times for an Emmy®. Brides received a Best Supporting Actor Emmy® Award for his work in HBO's "The Second Civil War." He won another Emmy® Award and a Golden Globe® Award for his supporting role opposite Holly Hunter in the HBO project "The Positively True Adventures Of The Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom."

Bridges starred in the critically acclaimed HBO film "Without Warning: The James Brady Story," for which he scored a trifecta; taking home all three of the Best Actor Awards, the Emmy®, the Golden Globe® and the Cable Ace®. Brides has appeared in a number of highly acclaimed films including, "The Landlord," "The Other Side of the Mountain," "Norma Rae," "Heart Like a Wheel," "The Hotel New Hampshire," "Sordid Lives" and "Jerry Maguire." He was honored by the National Society of Film Critics when he was named ‘Best Supporting Actor' for his role opposite his brother Jeff in "The Fabulous Baker Boys."

He starred with his father, Lloyd, and his son, Dylan, in "Sandkings," the two hour film that kicked off the long running SHOWTIME® series "The Outer Limits." For his performance, Bridges received an Emmy®nomination for Best Actor.

Bridges has also directed films. In 1994, he directed his father, Lloyd, and his son, Jordan, in a movie-of-the-week titled "Secret Sins Of The Father." He also directed Jordan and his father in "The Thanksgiving Promise," at the time the highest-rated Disney television film ever broadcast. His after-school special "Don't Touch" was nominated for an Emmy®.

Bridges serves on the board of The Wishtoyo Foundation; a non-profit organization that utilizes traditional Chumash values and is dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and enforcement of laws protecting the health and environment of our communities. He also serves on the board of internationally acclaimed Theatre West; the oldest continually running theater in Los Angeles.

Bridges has five adult children; Casey, Jordan, Dylan, Emily, and Zeke. He resides in the Los Angeles area with his wife Wendy.

Known For


Cast Credits

Mosaic (2018)
Starring as Alan Pape (5 episodes)
Goliath (2016)
Guest starring as Roy Wheeler (5 episodes)
Greenleaf (2016)
Guest starring as Bob Whitmore (3 episodes)
Flower Shop Mystery (2016)
Starring as Jeffrey Knight (3 episodes)
Code Black (2015)
Guest starring as Pete Delaney
black-ish (2014)
Guest starring as Paul Johnson (3 episodes)
The Millers (2013)
Starring as Tom Miller (31 episodes)
Masters of Sex (2013)
Guest starring as Provost Barton Scully (20 episodes)
The Goodwin Games (2013)
Starring as Benjamin Goodwin
Homeland (2011)
Guest starring as Vice President Ralph Warner (4 episodes)
Love Bites (2011)
Guest starring as Hal Sacovitch
Franklin & Bash (2011)
Guest starring as Leonard Franklin (3 episodes)
White Collar (2009)
Guest starring as Agent Kramer (3 episodes)
Into the West (2005)
Starring as Stephen Hoxie
Desperate Housewives (2004)
Guest starring as Eli Scruggs
Stargate Atlantis (2004)
Guest starring as Major General Hank Landry (5 episodes)
Everwood (2002)
Guest starring as Daniel Sullivan
The Agency (2001)
Starring as Tom Gage (31 episodes)
Will & Grace (1998)
Guest starring as Daniel McFarland (2 episodes)
Stargate SG-1 (1997)
Starring as Major General Hank Landry (37 episodes)
The Outer Limits (1995)
Guest starring as Dr. Simon Kress (2 episodes)
Harts of the West (1993)
Starring as Dave Hart (15 episodes)
The Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
Guest starring as Beau Bridges (2 episodes)
United States (1980)
Starring as Richard Chapin (13 episodes)
Branded (1965)
Guest starring as Lon Allison
Ensign O'Toole (1962)
Starring as Seaman Howard Spicer (27 episodes)
Rawhide (1959)
Guest starring as Billy Johanson
Oscars (1953)
Guest starring as Beau Bridges (2 episodes)