Beau Bridges

Beau Bridges

Infobox actor
name = Beau Bridges

imagesize = 250px
caption = Beau and Lloyd Bridges at the 44th Emmy Awards
birthname = Lloyd Vernet Bridges III
birthdate = birth date and age|1941|12|9
birthplace = Los Angeles, California,USA
spouse = Julie Landfield (1964-1984)
Wendy Treece (1984-present)
emmyawards = Outstanding Lead Actor - Miniseries/Movie
1991 "Without Warning: The James Brady Story"
Outstanding Supporting Actor - Miniseries/Movie
1993 "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom"
1997 "The Second Civil War"
goldenglobeawards = Best Actor - Miniseries/TV Movie
1992 "Without Warning: The James Brady Story"
Best Supporting Actor - Miniseries/TV Movie
1994 "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom"

Lloyd Vernet “Beau” Bridges III (born December 9, 1941), is an American three-time Emmy Award-winning actor.


Bridges was born in Los Angeles, California, 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 timeFact|date=April 2008. 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 insteadFact|date=April 2008.

Bridges enjoys playing guitar, collects Native American percussion instruments, loves the ocean (as well as swimming and surfing), and is also active in handgun control and environmental protection.Fact|date=August 2007

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 Fact|date=April 2008.

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 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 five 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.

Personal life

Beau Bridges married Julie Landfield in 1964 but they divorced in 1984. They have two sons:
* Casey Bridges (b. 1969, adopted)
* Jordan Bridges (b. 1973)

Soon afterwards, in the same year 1984, he married his current wife, Wendy Treece Bridges. The couple has three children:
* Dylan Bridges (b. 1985)
* Emily "Beau" Bridges (b. 1986)
* Ezekiel (Zeke) Jeffry Bridges (b. 1993)


* "Force of Evil" (1948)
* "Village of the Giants" (1965)
* "For the Love of Ivy" (1968)
* "The Landlord" (1970)
* "Child's Play" (1972)
* "The Other Side of the Mountain" (1975)
* "Swashbuckler" (1976)
* "Two-Minute Warning" (1976)
* "Greased Lighting" (1977)
* "The Runner Stumbles" (1979)
* "Norma Rae" (1979)
* "Silver Dream Racer" (1980)
* "Night Crossing" (1981)
* "Love Child" (1982)
* "Heart Like a Wheel" (1983)
* "The Hotel New Hampshire" (1984)
* "Alice in Wonderland" (1985)
* "The Thanksgiving Promise" (1986)
* "The Fabulous Baker Boys" (1989)
* "Signs of Life" (1989)
* "The Wizard" (1989)
* "Without Warning: The James Brady Story" (1991)
* "Sidekicks" (1992)
* "Million Dollar Babies - the shocking true story of the Dionne Quintuplets (1994)
* "Kissinger & Nixon (1995)"
* "Jerry Maguire" (1996)
* "Hidden in America" (1996)
* "Nightjohn" (1996)
* "Rocket Man" (1997)
* "Sordid Lives" (2000)
* "Voyage Of The Unicorn" (2001)
* "Sightings: Heartland Ghosts" (2002)
* "The Agency" (2002-2003)
* "Evel Knievel" (2004)
* "10.5" (2004)
* "Smile" (2005)
* "The Ballad of Jack and Rose" (2005)
* "Into the West" (2005)
* "Stargate SG-1" (2005-2007)
* "" (2005-2006)
* "My Name Is Earl" (2005)
* "" (2006)
* "The Good German" (2006)
* "" (2006)
* "Spinning Into Butter" (2007)
* "" (2008)
* "" (2008)
* "Don't Fade Away" (2008)
* "Max Payne" (2008)

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