Bruce Greenwood
Bruce Greenwood
as Dr. Jake Houseman

Actor Biography

Bruce Greenwood was most recently in Ryan Murphy's mega-hit series "American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson" as District Attorney Gil Garcetti, opposite an all-star cast including John Travolta, Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer and Cuba Gooding Jr. The show garnered twenty-two Emmy nominations and nine wins, as well as five Golden Globe nominations and two wins.

He is currently appearing in "Spectral," a sci-fi thriller shot for Legendary and airing now on Netflix, opposite James Badge Dale and Emily Mortimer. He recently finished filming "Gerald's Game," an adaptation of the Stephen King 1992 bestselling novel directed by Mike Flanagan from a script he wrote with Jeff Howard. Greenwood plays Gerald Burlingame and stars opposite Carla Gugino, who plays his wife, Jessie. Netflix will release globally.

As well, he just wrapped shooting "Kodachrome" for director Mark Raso, starring Jason Sudeikis, Elizabeth Olson and Ed Harris. He can be seen in "Gold," opposite Matthew McConaughey for director Stephen Gaghan. Last year he portrayed CBS News President Andrew Heyward in "Truth," Jamie Vanderbilt's newsroom drama starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford, about the controversy surrounding the 2004 CBS "60 Minutes" investigation of then-President George W. Bush's military service in the Texas Air National Guard. "Truth" premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

In 2015 Bruce had a recurring role on the critically acclaimed TV drama "Mad Men" playing the love interest of Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks) in the show's final season. In 2014 starred in Andrew Niccol's military drama-thriller "Good Kill," opposite Ethan Hawke. The same year he starred in "Elephant Song" as a psychiatric hospital director alongside Xavier Dolan and Catherine Keener. The film, which premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, garnered him a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.

He starred in "Endless Love," Universal's remake of the 1981 drama of the same name. Additionally he reprised his role as Captain Christopher Pike in the Paramount Pictures blockbuster "Star Trek: Into Darkness," opposite Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana for director J.J. Abrams. He has acted in five films for acclaimed Canadian director Atom Egoyan, including "Queen of the Night"; "Devil's Knot"; "Exotica"; "The Sweet Hereafter," which earned the Jury Grand Prize at Cannes and swept the Genie Awards, including Best Motion Picture, and also earned him a Genie Award nomination for Best Actor; and "Ararat."

In 2012 he starred in the Oscar nominated drama "Flight" opposite Denzel Washington for Paramount Pictures, directed by Robert Zemeckis. He was also seen in 2012 in "A Place Beyond the Pines," written and directed by Derek Cianfrance and starred Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper.

Among Greenwood's recent films are "Dinner for Schmucks," "Mao's Last Dancer," and "National Treasure: Book of Secrets." In 2007, his dual role in the unconventional biopic of legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan "I'm Not There" opposite Cate Blanchett and Richard Gere, for writer/director Todd Haynes, earned the Independent Spirit Awards inaugural Robert Altman Award.

He is well known for his outstanding portrayal of President John F. Kennedy negotiating the Cuban Missile Crisis and its fallout in the riveting drama "Thirteen Days," which earned Greenwood a Golden Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2006 he appeared in the thriller DEJA VU for director Tony Scott; in 2005 he starred opposite Philip Seymour as Truman Capote's partner, writer Jack Dunphy, in "Capote." That performance earned him a Screen Actors Guild Nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Among Greenwood's earlier films are "I, Robot," "Being Julia," "Double Jeopardy," "Meeks Cutoff," "Barney's Version," "Donovan's Echo," "Firehouse Dog," "Hollywood Homicide," "The World's Fastest Indian," "Eight Below," "Rules of Engagement," "Racing Stripes," "Here on Earth," "The Lost Son," "Thick as Thieves," "Disturbing Behavior," "Passenger 57," and "Wild Orchid."

Greenwood also enjoys a diverse and successful career in television, including the ABC Horror/Drama series "The River," the Hallmark Hall of Fame holiday movie "A Dog Named Christmas," and the David Milch HBO series "John from Cincinnati." Other television credits include a regular role on "St. Elsewhere," the "Larry Sanders Show," and "The Magnificent Ambersons."