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Bio:
Bruce Willis has demonstrated incredible versatility in a career that has included such diverse characterizations as the prizefighter in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction (1994 Palme D’Or winner at Cannes), the philandering contractor in Robert Benton’s Nobody’s Fool, the heroic time traveler ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Bruce Willis has demonstrated incredible versatility in a career that has included such diverse characterizations as the prizefighter in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction (1994 Palme D’Or winner at Cannes), the philandering contractor in Robert Benton’s Nobody’s Fool, the heroic time traveler ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Paul Sheldon
  [Off-Broadway]
1983
Eddie (Understudy)

Photos

Danny Aiello, Bruce Willis and Mayor David Dinkins attend the Crystal Apple Awards at Photo

Danny Aiello, Bruce Willis and Mayor David Dinkins attend the Crystal Apple Awards at Gracie Mansion on June 11, 1997 in New York City.

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12/26/2019
Laurie Metcalf, Stephen King, Bruce Willis Photo

Laurie Metcalf, Stephen King, Bruce Willis

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01/29/2016
Emma Heming Willis and Bruce Willis
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Emma Heming Willis and Bruce Willis

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11/16/2015

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Paul Sheldon

  [Off-Broadway]
1983
Eddie (Understudy)

Bruce Willis Biography

Bruce Willis has demonstrated incredible versatility in a career that has included such diverse characterizations as the prizefighter in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction (1994 Palme D’Or winner at Cannes), the philandering contractor in Robert Benton’s Nobody’s Fool, the heroic time traveler in Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys, the traumatized Vietnam veteran in Norman Jewison’s In Country, the compassionate child psychologist in M. Night Shyamalan’s Oscar-nominated The Sixth Sense (for which he won the People’s Choice Award) and his signature role, Detective John McClane, in the Die Hard pentalogy. Following studies at Montclair State College’s prestigious theater program, the New Jersey native honed his craft in several stage plays and countless television commercials, before landing the leading role in Sam Shepard’s 1984 stage drama Fool for Love, a run which lasted for 100 performances off-Broadway. Willis next won international stardom and several acting awards, including Emmy and Golden Globe honors, for his starring role as private eye David Addison on the hit television series “Moonlighting,” winning the role over 3,000 other contenders. At the same time, he made his motion picture debut opposite Kim Basinger in Blake Edwards’ romantic comedy Blind Date. In 1988, he originated the role of John McClane in the blockbuster film, Die Hard, one of the highest-grossing releases of that year. He later reprised the character in four sequels: Die Hard: Die Harder (1990), Die Hard: With A Vengeance (1995’s global box-office champ), Live Free, Die Hard (one of the box-office hits of summer 2007) and a Good Day To Die Hard (2013). His wide array of film roles includes collaborations with such respected filmmakers as Michael Bay (Armageddon), M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable), Alan Rudolph (Mortal Thoughts, Breakfast of Champions), Walter Hill (Last Man Standing), Robert Benton (Billy Bathgate, Nobody’s Fool), Rob Reiner (The Story of Us), Edward Zwick (The Siege), Luc Besson (The Fifth Element), Barry Levinson (Bandits, What Just Happened), Robert Zemeckis (Death Becomes Her) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Grind House). Other motion picture credits include Red, The Jackal, Mercury Rising, Hart’s War, The Whole Nine Yards (and its sequel The Whole Ten Yards), The Kid, Tears of the Sun, Hostage, 16 Blocks, Alpha Dog, Lucky Number Slevin and Perfect Stranger. He also voiced the character of the wise-cracking infant, Mikey, in Look Who’s Talking and Look Who’s Talking Too as well as the lead characters RJ & Spike in the animated hit features Over the Hedge and Rugrats Go Wild! In 2012, Willis successfully added to his credits, two critically acclaimed films: director Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, for which Willis and the film received Independent Film Award nominations, and director Rian Johnson’s sci-fi thriller Looper, co-starring Joseph Gordon Levitt. An accomplished musician as well, Willis recorded the 1986 Motown album The Return of Bruno, which went platinum and contained the No. 5 Billboard hit “Respect Yourself.” Three years later, he recorded a second album If It Don’t Kill You, It Just Makes You Stronger. In 2002, he launched a U.S. club tour with his musical group, Bruce Willis and the Blues Band and he traveled to Iraq to play for U.S. servicemen.




Bruce Willis News

Meet the Cast of THE PIANO LESSON, Beginning Previews Tonight! Photo Meet the Cast of THE PIANO LESSON, Beginning Previews Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022

The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson begins previews tonight, September 19, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for its 17-week engagement.  Meet the cast bringing this play back to Broadway!

Kuri Releases New Single 'I Don't Wanna Sing About Love' From His Upcoming Album 'I L Photo Kuri Releases New Single 'I Don't Wanna Sing About Love' From His Upcoming Album 'I Love You, You're Welcome'
by Michael Major - Sep 14, 2022

Vancouver-based songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer Kuri, aka Scott Currie, has released his latest single, “I Don’t Wanna Sing About Love,” off his upcoming sophomore solo album, I Love You, You’re Welcome. Pre-save I Love You, You’re Welcome now! Plus, watch the track's accompanying music video now!

MISERY Begins Performances Tonight At The Barn Theatre Photo MISERY Begins Performances Tonight At The Barn Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2022

MISERY loves company! Join us for the stage version of Stephen King's novel starring Kim Zimmer and Eric Parker. Playing at the Barn Theatre September 8 through 11 – just one long weekend.

Kuri Returns With New Single 'Collider' Photo Kuri Returns With New Single 'Collider'
by Michael Major - Aug 17, 2022

Vancouver-based songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer Kuri, aka Scott Currie, has returned with a new single + video “Collider,” to shares details of his sophomore solo album. Kuri is a busy film composer, having worked on the last several Bruce Willis movies. He stumbled into that work after the release of his 2019 debut No Village.

Casey Cott & Neal McDonough Set For Ben Cory Jones' Football Drama BLACK SPARTANS Photo Casey Cott & Neal McDonough Set For Ben Cory Jones' Football Drama BLACK SPARTANS
by Michael Major - Aug 15, 2022

eal McDonough (THE FLASH, CAPTAIN AMERICA) and Casey Cott (RIVERDALE) are set to headline the sports drama BLACK SPARTANS, which is directed and written by Ben Cory Jones (INSECURE, BOOMERANG). The film is scheduled to shoot this fall in Atlanta, Georgia.

Photos: MISERY Takes The Stage At The Millbrook Playhouse Photo Photos: MISERY Takes The Stage At The Millbrook Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 2, 2022

The Board of Directors, Artistic Director David Leidholdt, and General Manager David Gritzner has announced the final Cabaret production of their 2022 summer season MISERY by William Goldman, based on the novel by Stephen King, from August 5 through the 14, 2022. See photos from the production.

EDINBURGH 2022: YIPPEE KI YAY Q&A Photo EDINBURGH 2022: YIPPEE KI YAY Q&A
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 18, 2022

BWW catches up with Richard Marsh to chat about bringing Yippee Ki Yay to the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

DPAC Will Present ELF The Musical This Holiday Season Photo DPAC Will Present ELF The Musical This Holiday Season
by Grace Cutler - Jul 12, 2022

NETworks Presentations, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, and Unique Features, bring the hit Broadway musical ELF to DPAC November 29 – December 4, 2022, as part of WRAL’s Greatest Hits of Broadway. 

Comedian Nikki Glaser Brings One-Night-Only Performance To The Theater At Virgin Hote Photo Comedian Nikki Glaser Brings One-Night-Only Performance To The Theater At Virgin Hotels
by A.A. Cristi - May 24, 2022

Stand-up comedian Nikki Glaser announced today that she will bring her 2022 One Night with Nikki Glaser Tour to The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, on Friday, September 2, 2022 for one night only over Labor Day Weekend.

Doug Allen Nash Brings '#1 Johnny Cash & Neil Diamond Tribute Show' to The Cutting Ro Photo Doug Allen Nash Brings '#1 Johnny Cash & Neil Diamond Tribute Show' to The Cutting Room in June
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022

 Nashville Recording Artist Doug Allen Nash comes to the Cutting Room with the '#1 Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond Tribute Show” on Friday Night, June 17, 2022  at 7 PM EDT. Doors open at 6 PM. 

Bruce Willis Videos

BWW Exclusive: Konverstation with Keeme and Special Guest Chazz Mendedez VideoBWW Exclusive: Konverstation with Keeme and Special Guest Chazz Mendedez
by Konversations with Keeme - May 25, 2020

Fifteen year old Ajibola Tajudeen, better known as Keeme, is the host of New Paradigm Theatre's web series here on BroadwayWorld. 'Konversations with Keeme' is show where Keeme interviews seasoned television and film professionals like Tamara Tunie of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Renee Lawless of Tyler Perry's The Have and the Have Nots, as well as Broadway veterans such as Emmy and Grammy winner, Paul Bogaev, and Broadway pros Christine Dwyer, Kelly Grant, Juwan Crawley and more.

Ken Jeong, Nikki Glaser, Caroline Rhea, and Adam Carolla Join the Lineup for COMEDY C VideoKen Jeong, Nikki Glaser, Caroline Rhea, and Adam Carolla Join the Lineup for COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF ALEC BALDWIN
by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 3, 2019

 Comedy Central announced today that Ken Jeong, Nikki Glaser, Caroline Rhea, and Adam Carolla are joining the #BaldwinRoast lineup of insult slingers led by Roast Master Sean Hayes. Previously announced Roasters include Robert De Niro, Blake Griffin, Caitlyn Jenner, Chris Redd, and Jeff Ross.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN Starring Edward Norton VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN Starring Edward Norton
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2019

Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lonely private detective living with Tourette Syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). Armed only with a few clues and the engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely guarded secrets that hold the fate of New York in the balance. In a mystery that carries him from gin-soaked jazz clubs in Harlem to the hard-edged slums of Brooklyn and, finally, into the gilded halls of New York's power brokers, Lionel contends with thugs, corruption and the most dangerous man in the city to honor his friend and save the woman who might be his own salvation.

Robert De Niro, Blake Griffin, and More Join THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF ALEC BALDWIN VideoRobert De Niro, Blake Griffin, and More Join THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF ALEC BALDWIN
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 12, 2019

Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy, announced today that Robert De Niro, Blake Griffin, Caitlyn Jenner, Joel McHale, Debra Messing, Chris Redd, and Jeff Ross will join Roast Master Sean Hayes on the dais for the Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin. Additional Roasters and talent to attend will be announced shortly.

VIDEO: See the First Trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's GLASS VideoVIDEO: See the First Trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's GLASS
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 20, 2018

M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals-2000's Unbreakable, from Touchstone, and 2016's Split, from Universal-in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. 

VIDEO: Preview Comedy Central's Bruce Willis Roast Airing This Summer VideoVIDEO: Preview Comedy Central's Bruce Willis Roast Airing This Summer
by Macon Prickett - Apr 26, 2018

Comedy Central is ready to trade barbs with the ultimate wisecracking action hero. The #1 brand in comedy announced today that international film superstar Bruce Willis will be this year's Roastee. The Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis(#BruceWillisRoast) will take place in Los Angeles with the tape and airdate to be announced at a later date.

VIDEO: James Corden Auditions for Role of TOMB RAIDERS' Lara Croft VideoVIDEO: James Corden Auditions for Role of TOMB RAIDERS' Lara Croft
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 20, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, when James hears about the new 'Tomb Raider' film coming out March 16, 2018, he takes exception to not auditioning for the role of Lara Croft - a part made for him, and not Alicia Vikander.

VIDEO: First Look - Bruce Willis in Reboot of Classic Thriller DEATH WISH VideoVIDEO: First Look - Bruce Willis in Reboot of Classic Thriller DEATH WISH
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 3, 2017

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures presents director Eli Roth's reimagining of the classic 1974 revenge thriller DEATH WISH. A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures production, Death Wish is set for release on November 22, 2017.

VIDEO: '12 Monkeys' Upcoming Season Trailer
by Caryn Robbins - May 30, 2017

Darkhorizons.com reports that Syfy has released the trailer for the fourth and final season of its time-travel drama series adaptation of “12 Monkeys”.

VIDEO: Tony Bennett Performs 'This Is All I Ask'; Receives Surprise Visit on LATE SHOW
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 3, 2016

Tony Bennett visited THE LATE SHOW last night on his 90th birthday to perform 'This Is All I Ask.' Later, the legendary crooner receives a surprise from an old friend - Bruce Willis.


Bruce Willis Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Bruce Willis been in?
Bruce Willis has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Bruce Willis been in?
Bruce Willis has not appeared in the West End