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    Bridges was born on December 9th, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, the son of actors Lloyd Bridges and Dorothy Bridges. He was nicknamed Beau by his parents after Ashley Wilkes' son in Gone with the Wind. His younger brother is actor Jeff Bridges, and he has a younger sister, Lucinda. Beau has shared a close relationship with Jeff, for whom he acted as a surrogate father during childhood, when their father was busy with work. He and his siblings were raised in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles.

    Wanting to become a basketball star, he played in his freshman year at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he joined Sigma Alpha Epsilon, he later transferred to the University of Hawaii. In 1959, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard Reserve and served for eight years.

    In 1948, Bridges had an uncredited juvenile role in the iconic film noir Force of Evil, and in 1949 he played a secondary juvenile role in the film The Red Pony. In the 1962–1963 television season, Bridges, along with his younger brother, Jeff, appeared on their father's CBS anthology series, The Lloyd Bridges Show. He appeared in other television series too, including National Velvet, The Fugitive, Bonanza, Mr. Novak, and The Loner. In 1965, Bridges guest starred as Corporal Corbett in Then Came the Mighty Hunter, Season 2, Episode 3 of the military series, Twelve O’clock High. He found steady work in television and film throughout the 1970s and 1980s and appeared in such feature films during that time as The Landlord (1970), The Other Side of the Mountain (1975), Greased Lightning (1977), Norma Rae (1979), Heart Like a Wheel (1983), and The Hotel New Hampshire (1984).

    In 1989, in perhaps his best-known role, he starred opposite his brother Jeff as one of The Fabulous Baker Boys. In the 1993–94 television season. Bridges appeared with his father in the 15-episode CBS comedy/western series, Harts of the West, set at a dude ranch in Nevada. In 1995, Bridges starred with his father and his son Dylan in The Sandkings, the two-part pilot episode of the Showtime science fiction series, The Outer Limits. In 1998, he starred as Judge Bob Gibbs in the one-season Maximum Bob on ABC and had a recurring role in the Showtime series Beggars and Choosers (1999–2000).

    In 2001, Bridges guest starred as Daniel McFarland, the stepfather of Jack McFarland, in two episodes of the NBC sitcom Will & Grace. He played a single father and college professor in the fantasy adventure film, Voyage of the Unicorn, based on the novel by James C. Christensen.

    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 also played the character in five episodes of the spin-off series Stargate Atlantis as well as the two direct to DVD films Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum.

    His role in the movie Smile with Linda Hamilton and Sean Astin, showcased his personal beliefs in helping others.

    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 became recurring. Bridges received a 2007 Emmy Award nomination for his performance.

    In 2008, Bridges co-starred in the motion picture Max Payne, based on the video game character. The film also starred Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. Bridges portrayed "BB" Hensley, an ex-cop who aides Wahlberg on his quest to bring down a serial killer. The film received mixed reviews, but Bridges' participation was noted for being a positive one. It was not the first motion picture with Bridges regarding the video game world; The Wizard had him in a role as a landscaping company owner that would later find, like his son Jimmy (played by actor Luke Edwards), to have a skill with NES games.

    In 2009, Bridges guest starred as Eli Scruggs on the 100th episode of Desperate Housewives and received an Emmy Award nomination for his performance.

    In 2010, Bridges signed with Chris Mallick in the production of the movie Columbus Circle. On March 19, 2010, it was announced that Bridges would play the role of Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford, the father of private eye Jim Rockford, on the pilot episode of a new version of The Rockford Files, scheduled for production for broadcast in fall 2010. In 2011, he also guest starred as an old boyfriend of matriarch Nora Walker in Brothers and Sisters and as an attorney, estranged from his son Jared Franklin in Franklin & Bash.

    On January 3, 2012, Bridges took on the role of J.B. Biggley in the hit revival of the Broadway musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, taking over for John Larroquette. He was contracted to play the role until July 1, 2012. However, the revival closed May 20, 2012.

    On October 3, 2013, Bridges became a major character on the CBS television show The Millers. He plays Tom, the father of two children: son Nathan Miller (Will Arnett) and daughter Debbie (Jayma Mays). Tom, after forty-three years of marriage, has gotten divorced and has moved back in with his daughter, driving her crazy. Bridges joined the series in early March 2013.

    Bridges has had several roles in movies since then including Underdog Kids and most recently, Lawless Range in 2016. He has also had guest roles on the shows Masters of Sex and Code Black.

    Bridges is a Christian. He has stated that if the script calls for his character to say God's name in vain, he will ask the director if he can change the line. Bridges is a vegan and has been since 2004. His brother Jeff and late father Lloyd were among six veterans – the others being Jerry Coleman, Bob Feller and Brian Lamb – honoured with the Lone Sailor Award by the United States Navy Memorial in 2011. The award recognises Navy, Marine and Coast Guard veterans who have distinguished themselves in their civilian careers.

    Bridges married Julie Landfield in 1964 and the two divorced in 1984. They have two sons: Casey Bridges and actor Jordan Bridges. He married Wendy Treece in 1984. They have three children: Dylan Bridges, Emily Bridges and Ezekiel Jeffrey "Zeke" Bridges.

    Film Career:

    • 1948  Force of Evil
    • 1949  The Red Pony
    • 1949  Zamba
    • 1961  The Explosive Generation
    • 1965  Village of the Giants
    • 1967  The Incident
    • 1968  For Love of Ivy
    • 1969  Gaily, Gaily
    • 1970  Adam's Woman
    • 1970  The Landlord
    • 1971  The Christian Licorice Store
    • 1972  Hammersmith Is Out
    • 1972  Child's Play
    • 1973  Your Three Minutes Are Up
    • 1974  Lovin' Molly
    • 1975  The Other Side of the Mountain
    • 1976  One Summer Love
    • 1976  Swashbuckler
    • 1976  Two-Minute Warning
    • 1977  Greased Lightning
    • 1979  Norma Rae
    • 1979  The Fifth Musketeer
    • 1979  The Runner Stumbles
    • 1980  Silver Dream Racer
    • 1981  Honky Tonk Freeway
    • 1982  Night Crossing
    • 1982  Love Child
    • 1983  Heart Like a Wheel
    • 1984  The Hotel New Hampshire
    • 1985  Alice in Wonderland
    • 1987  The Killing Time
    • 1987  The Wild Pair
    • 1988  Seven Hours to Judgment
    • 1989  The Iron Triangle
    • 1989  Signs of Life
    • 1989  The Fabulous Baker Boys
    • 1989  The Wizard
    • 1990  Daddy's Dyin': Who's Got the Will?
    • 1991  Married to It
    • 1992  Sidekicks
    • 1996  Jerry Maguire
    • 1996  Hidden in America
    • 1997  RocketMan
    • 1999  White River
    • 2000  Common Ground
    • 2000  Sordid Lives
    • 2000  Meeting Daddy
    • 2000  Songs in Ordinary Time
    • 2001  Voyage of the Unicorn
    • 2001  Boys Klub
    • 2003  Out of the Ashes
    • 2004  10.5
    • 2004  Debating Robert Lee
    • 2005  The Ballad of Jack and Rose
    • 2005  Smile
    • 2006  I-See-You.Com
    • 2006  The Good German
    • 2006  Charlotte's Web
    • 2007  Americanizing Shelley
    • 2007  Spinning Into Butter
    • 2008  Stargate: The Ark of Truth
    • 2008  Stargate: Continuum
    • 2008  Max Payne
    • 2010  Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove
    • 2010  My Girlfriend's Boyfriend
    • 2011  Don't Fade Away
    • 2011  The Descendants
    • 2012  Columbus Circle
    • 2012  Eden
    • 2012  Hit & Run
    • 2012  From Up on Poppy Hill
    • 2013  Rushlights
    • 2014  1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story
    • 2014  The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
    • 2015  Underdog Kids
    • 2016  Lawless Range
    • 2016  Dirty Politics
    • 2017  The Mountain Between Us
    • 2018  Galveston
    • 2018  All About Nina

    Television credits

    • 1960–1963  My Three Sons
    • 1960–1961  Sea Hunt
    • 1961  The Real McCoys
    • 1962  National Velvet
    • 1962  Wagon Train
    • 1962–1963  Ensign O'Toole
    • 1963  Rawhide
    • 1963  Ben Casey
    • 1964  The Eleventh Hour
    • 1964  Combat!
    • 1964  My Three Sons
    • 1965  Twelve O'Clock High
    • 1966  Gunsmoke
    • 1966  Branded
    • 1966  The Loner
    • 1967  Bonanza
    • 1967  Cimarron Strip
    • 1971  Robert Young and the Family
    • 1973  The Man Without a Country
    • 1974  The Stranger Who Looks Like Me
    • 1978  The Four Feathers
    • 1978  The President's Mistress
    • 1978  Mutual Respect
    • 1978  Hallmark Hall Of Fame
    • 1979  The Child Stealer
    • 1980  United States
    • 1982  The Kid from Nowhere
    • 1982  Dangerous Company
    • 1982  Witness for the Prosecution
    • 1984  The Red-Light Sting
    • 1985  Space
    • 1986  Outrage!
    • 1989  Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure
    • 1989  Frederick Forsyth Presents: Just Another Secret
    • 1991  Without Warning: The James Brady Story
    • 1990  Women & Men: Stories of Seduction
    • 1990  Guess Who's Coming for Christmas?
    • 1991  Wildflower
    • 1991  Tales from the Crypt
    • 1992  Sidekicks
    • 1993  Elvis and the Colonel: The Untold Story
    • 1993  The Man with Three Wives
    • 1993  The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom
    • 1993–1994  Harts of the West
    • 1994  Secret Sins of the Father
    • 1994  Million Dollar Babies
    • 1995  Kissinger and Nixon
    • 1995  The Outer Limits
    • 1996  A Stranger to Love
    • 1996  Nightjohn
    • 1996  Losing Chase
    • 1996  The Uninvited
    • 1996  Hidden in America
    • 1997  The Second Civil War
    • 1998  Maximum Bob
    • 1999  Inherit the Wind
    • 1999  P.T. Barnum
    • 2000  The Wild Thornberrys
    • 2000  The Christmas Secret
    • 2001–2003  The Agency
    • 2002  Will & Grace
    • 2002  We Were the Mulvaneys
    • 2002  Sightings: Heartland Ghost
    • 2004  Evel Knievel
    • 2005  Into the West
    • 2005–2007  Stargate SG-1
    • 2005–2006  Stargate: Atlantis
    • 2005–2006  American Dad!
    • 2005–2008  My Name Is Earl
    • 2006  10.5: Apocalypse
    • 2007  Two Families
    • 2009  Desperate Housewives
    • 2009  The Closer
    • 2011  Brothers & Sisters
    • 2011  Game Time: Tackling the Past
    • 2011–2012  Franklin & Bash
    • 2011–2012  White Collar
    • 2013  The Goodwin Games
    • 2013–2016  Masters of Sex
    • 2013–2015  The Millers
    • 2014  Bubble Guppies
    • 2015–2017  Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero
    • 2015–2018  Black-ish
    • 2016  Code Black
    • 2016–2017  Bloodline
    • 2017  Christmas in Angel Falls
    • 2018  Homeland
    • 2019  Goliath
    • 2020  Messiah

     




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