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Bruce Boxleitner

Tron, Babylon 5
Actor
Celebrity Hall, Bay Center 2nd Floor

Bruce Boxleitner is an actor and science fiction/suspense writer best known for his leading roles in the television series How the West Was Won, Bring 'Em Back Alive, and Babylon 5. He is also known for his dual role as the characters Alan Bradley and Tron in the 1982 Walt Disney Pictures film Tron, a role which he reprised in the 2010 sequel Tron: Legacy and the animated series Tron: Uprising.

Boxleitner was born in Elgin, Illinois, the son of a certified public accountant. He attended Prospect High School in Mount Prospect, Illinois, and the Goodman Theater School of Drama of the Art Institute of Chicago (later renamed The Theatre School at DePaul University).Boxleitner is best known for his leading roles in the television series How the West Was Won, Bring 'Em Back Alive, Scarecrow and Mrs. King (with Kate Jackson and Beverly Garland), and Babylon 5 (as John Sheridan in seasons 2–5, 1994–1998). He also starred in The Gambler TV film series (as Billy Montana, alongside Kenny Rogers: 1980, 1983 and 1987). In 2005, he co-starred as Captain Martin Duvall in Young Blades. He has also starred in several films within the Babylon 5 universe, including Babylon 5: In the Beginning (TV, 1998), Babylon 5: Thirdspace (TV, 1998), Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (TV, 1999) and the direct-to-DVD Babylon 5: The Lost Tales (2007).

He has made appearances in many other TV shows, such as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Gunsmoke, Judith Krantz's Till We Meet Again, Tales from the Crypt, Touched by an Angel, The Outer Limits, and She Spies. In 1982, he played Chase Marshall in the TV film Bare Essence, with Genie Francis. He also was a member of the cast of Heroes for seasons three and four, playing New York Governor Robert Malden in three episodes. He also appeared on the television series Chuck as the father of Devon Woodcomb and on Chaos.

He has also been in the made-for-television films The Secret, Hope Ranch, Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door, Pandemic, The Bone Eater, Sharpshooter, and Aces 'n Eights.

Boxleitner was a guest-star on NCIS in the fall of 2010. He played Vice Admiral C. Clifford Chase, a high-ranking Navy official. In 2012 he had a recurring role on the ABC series GCB as Burl Lourd, love interest to Annie Potts's character Gigi.

In addition to Tron and its sequel, he has appeared in several films, including The Baltimore Bullet (1980) with James Coburn. He also starred as Confederate General James Longstreet in the 2003 film Gods and Generals. Other films he has been in include Kuffs, The Babe, Brilliant, Snakehead Terror, Legion of the Dead, King of the Lost World, Shadows in Paradise, and Transmorphers: Fall of Man. He also played Captain Gavin Blaire in the unabridged version of World War Z.

Boxleitner also lent his voice to the animated version of his iconic character Tron in the animated series Tron: Uprising that premiered on Disney XD on June 7, 2012 and also for the video game Tron: Evolution, which was released alongside the film Tron: Legacy, as he did for sequel video game named Tron 2.0 and the Disney/Square Enix crossover video game Kingdom Hearts II. Boxleitner also performs as Col. John Konrad in the video game Spec Ops: The Line. He provides the voice of Colin Barrow in the animated science fiction horror film Dead Space: Downfall, based on the video game Dead Space. Boxleitner played a major role in the audio dramatization of The Great Secret, part of the Golden Age of Fiction series by L. Ron Hubbard.

Boxleitner has written two science fiction novels with a western setting: Frontier Earth (1999) and Searcher (2001).