Stuart Bruce Greenwood was born on the 12th August 1956, in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada, and is an actor and a producer, widely known for his roles in Hollywood blockbusters such as “I, Robot” (2004), “Star Trek” (2009) and its sequel “Star Trek Into Darkness” (2013), as well as in popular TV series “Class of the Titans”, “The River”, “Young Justice”, “Mad Men” and “American Crime Story”.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this talented actor has accumulated so far? How rich Bruce Greenwood is? According to sources, it is estimated that the amount of Bruce Greenwood’s net worth, as of early 2017, exceeds $10 million, acquired through his professional acting career which began in 1977.
Bruce Greenwood Net Worth $10 million
Bruce was born into the family of a nurse, Mary Sylvia and Princeton University professor, Hugh John Greenwood. He grew up in the states of New Jersey and Washington D. C. as well as in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where he attended the University of British Columbia before enrolling at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He debuted on the small screen as an actor in 1977, when he appeared in two episodes of “The Beachcombers” TV series. His big screen debut occurred in 1979 when he had a minor role in the action movie “Bear Island”. These engagements helped Bruce Greenwood to enter the world of movie-making and provided the basis for his current net worth.
In 1984, Bruce was cast for the leading role of Jack Gage in the “Legmen” TV series, but the real breakthrough in his professional acting career occurred in 1986, when he was chosen for the role of Dr. Seth Griffin in NBC’s medical drama “St. Elsewhere”. He reprised this role through the shows’ next three seasons, appearing in 45 episodes. In 1989, Bruce made a memorable performance as Jerome McFarland in Zalman King’s romantic drama “Wild Orchid”. These engagements helped Bruce to establish himself in the demanding world of moviemaking, as well as to add a significant sum to his net worth.
Through the 1990s, he managed to maintain a continuous streak of acting engagements including notable appearances in Atom Egoyan’s drama “Exotica” (1994) as well as in the TV series “Avonlea” (for which he was honored with a Gemini Award), “Knots Landing”, “Nowhere Man” and “Sleepwalkers”. However, his career received an even greater uplift through the 2000s, as Bruce secured several roles in Hollywood blockbuster films such as “Thirteen Days” (2000), “Ararat” (2002), “The Core” (2003), “I, Robot” (2004) as well as “Capote” (2005), “The World’s Fastest Indian” (2005), “Eight Below” (2006) and “Déjà Vu” (2006). Apart from movies, Greenwood also added several notable TV roles to his portfolio in the same period, including appearances in “Class of the Titans” and “John from Cincinnati”. It is certain that all these achievements increased his popularity and boosted the size of his revenues.
In 2009, Bruce Greenwood was cast as Captain Christopher Pike in the famous sci-fi franchise – “Star Trek” TV series, and he reprised the role in 2013 in “Star Trek Into Darkness”. Apart from these, he also made notable appearances in “Conan”, “The River”, “Young Justice” and “Mad Men” TV series, as well as in movies such as “Truth” and “Fathers & Daughters”, both in 2015 and Netflix’s 2016 sci-fi thriller “Spectral”. Doubtlessly, all these ventures have helped Bruce Greenwood to further increase his wealth.
When it comes to the personal life of Bruce Greenwood, there are no any relevant data except that since 1985 he has been married to Susan Devlin with whom he has one child. With his family, Greenwood resides in the world’s capital of the movie-making industry – Los Angles, California.
First became interested in acting when he saw Brad Dourif's performance as Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975). He debuted as an actor swinging across stage à la Tarzan in a theater production at UBC. Bruce began his professional acting career in the theatre in Vancouver and didn't decide to act for sure until after his first professional play.
Parents are Hugh John Greenwood and Mary Sylvia Ledingham.
Born in Noranda, Quebec, because his Vancouver-born father was working on a mining project there at the time. Bruce spent the first three years of his life in Princeton, New Jersey, where his father got his graduate degrees, the next three years in Washingon, D.C. and Maryland, and the three after that back in Princeton.
Has two younger sisters: Kelly (a nurse) and Lynn (a mother and an activist).
Had the nickname "Greendog" while growing up.
When Bruce was a child, he rarely watched television since it was rationed, and he saved up his half-hours to view ABC's Wide World of Sports (1961) on weekends. Bruce dislikes scary films and -- as a child -- was even frightened by the monkeys in The Wizard of Oz (1939).
Was raised mostly in Vancouver, where his family moved when he was 11. Bruce went to Magee secondary school in the Kerrisdale area of Vancouver. He attended the University of British Columbia for three years where his father was Head of the Geology Department and his mother was a nurse in the extended care unit. Bruce never lived in one place longer than four years. He studied philosophy and economics at UBC and only took his first drama class for an easy credit.
During his year with Nowhere Man (1995), Bruce became an enthusiastic golfer and occassionally participates in celebrity tournaments.
Is an avid outdoorsman who skis, skydives, sails and hikes.
Lost a front tooth in a tussle some years ago and cheerfully removed it for his role in The Sweet Hereafter (1997).
Graduated from high school in Zurich, Switzerland, where his family lived for 13 months while his father did research. Afterwards, Bruce lived on his own, exploring the European ski circuit. He planned on becoming a professional skier until he injured his knee when he was 16. This has resulted in a total of six operations on his right knee, the last one early in 1997. Bruce always wears a brace on his right knee for skiing and other sports. He participated in celebrity ski tournaments during his two seasons with St. Elsewhere (1982).
Had his first big screen role in the pilot of the HBO series The Hitchhiker (1983). He came to Los Angeles in 1983 to dub dialog in The Hitchhiker (1983), where he "conditionally" acquired his first agent and got the lead in Legmen (1984) -- all within a week. He auditioned for the lead in Falconer in 1984 but was dubbed too youthful looking for the role.
Originally had 12 lines in the Sylvester Stallone film First Blood (1982), and even though his speaking role was cut to a walk-on, he still got listed in the credits.
Bruce attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City for a full year in 1980-1981. He lived on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village and used a skateboard as transportation.
Once worked as a diamond driller in the Northwest Territories to earn money to study at the London Central School of Speech and Learning. He left college one year short of graduation to visit Greece and work on a sailboat -- still his favorite job, ever. He bought a motorcycle the year after that to cruise the United States.
Has played a life-sized puppet in best friend Norman Foote's earliest shows for children.
Broke his leg during a dance routine in the touring company of "Cruel Tears". He damaged the same leg in a motorcycle accident three days after the cast came off, a little stunt that left him on crutches for eight more months.
Was working on a drilling crew in Northern Alberta when a director called with a part in the musical "Cruel Tears".
Was supplementing his theatrical career with a job in a chemical factory when he unexpectedly got the role in his first movie, Bear Island (1979).
Auditioned in 1982 for an important role in the horror sequel Psycho II (1983).
Dated his wife for the first time when they were both 15 (around 1971). Bruce has been married since 1985 and has known his wife since the early 1970s.
Lived in a two-bedroom apartment in Laurel Canyon after moving to Los Angeles and drove a 1972 Toyota pick-up truck. Bruce did not own an operable television set for many years after his move to Los Angeles.
Had a year-long contract with Warner Brothers to do television pilots in 1984.
Initially, Bruce refused his breakthrough role in St. Elsewhere (1982) because he was filming the movie Another Chance (1989) but managed to work on both jobs simultaneously for several weeks.
Broke his ankle in 1985 filming The Climb (1986) while on location in the mountains of Pakistan.
Won a Gemini for Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role for his performance of Caleb Stokes in Avonlea (1990) in 1995. Bruce was also nominated for a Gemini for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance of Dr. Willem Hooft in The Little Kidnappers (1990) in 1990.
Filmed a public service message for Northwest Medical Teams on the plight of Romanian orphans while on Nowhere Man (1995).
Loves to pepper his speech with sound effects and foreign accents.
Began making talking books in 1996, which employs his penchant for dialects.
Bruce was in grade school in Bethesda, Maryland during the Cuban Missile Crisis and remembers the preparations for possible war vividly.
Is an avid musician and relaxes by singing and playing his electric guitar.
Bold light blue eyes
Deep smooth voice
Often plays sneering villains
[on undertaking the role of Dr. Emmett Code in The River (2012)] I've played a lot of people who have hidden agendas or have reached bottom, who are not particularly savoury. This is a guy who believes deeply in his love for his wife, his son, and is just happy to wake up in the morning.
[on his digitally-coded performance in Super 8 (2011)]: It's not your typical acting exercise at all, because you're really the only person in this room with all the cameras in it. It was a very weird thing to offer up all this big emotion while the rest of the people in the room are picking away at the craft services table.
[on performing in the horror movie Cell 213 (2011)]: I was only on the set for about 10 days but I was trying for some edgier stuff, some different decisions. I asked the director what this guy was about, what he does, and he said 'He smells people'. So there were scenes where I really did a lot of sniffing. I spent a lot of time breathing people in and flaring my nostrils.