Bruce Willis

Actor + Producer + Singer
Born Mar 19, 1955

Walter Bruce Willis, known professionally as Bruce Willis, is an American actor, producer, and musician. His career began in television in the 1980s and has continued both in television and film since, including comedic, dramatic, and action roles. He is well known for the role of John McClane in the Die Hard series, which were mostly critical and uniformly financial successes.… Read More

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1955 Birth Willis was born on March 19, 1955, in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany. … Read More
1957 2 Years Old After being discharged from the military in 1957, Willis's father took his family back to Carneys Point Township, New Jersey. … Read More


1984 29 Years Old Willis left New York City and headed to California to audition for several television shows. In 1984, he appeared in an episode of the TV series Miami Vice, titled "No Exit".


1985 30 Years Old In 1985, he was the guest actor in the first episode of the 1980s revival of The Twilight Zone, "Shatterday". … Read More
1987 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Willis had his first starring role in a feature film in the 1987 Blake Edwards film Blind Date, with Kim Basinger and John Larroquette. … Read More
1988 33 Years Old In 1988, Willis and then-wife Demi Moore campaigned for Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis's Presidential bid. … Read More
1994 39 Years Old In 1994, he had a supporting role in Quentin Tarantino's acclaimed Pulp Fiction, which gave a new boost to his career.


1995 40 Years Old …  He starred in a leading role in the highly sexualized erotic thriller, Color of Night (1994): another box office failure, it was savaged by critics but did well in the home video market and became one of the Top 20 most-rented films in the United States in 1995.
1996 41 Years Old In 1996, he was the executive producer of the cartoon Bruno the Kid which featured a CGI representation of himself. … Read More
1998 43 Years Old However, by the end of the 1990s, his career had fallen into another slump with critically panned films like The Jackal, Mercury Rising, and Breakfast of Champions, saved only by the success of the Michael Bay-directed Armageddon which was the highest grossing film of 1998 worldwide. … Read More
1999 44 Years Old In 1999, Willis then went on to the starring role in M. … Read More
…  Willis was married to actress Demi Moore and they had three daughters before their divorce in 2000, following thirteen years of marriage. … Read More
2003 48 Years Old Willis has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman several times throughout his career. He filled in for an ill David Letterman on his show February 26, 2003, when he was supposed to be a guest. … Read More
2004 49 Years Old Willis was engaged to actress Brooke Burns until they broke up in 2004 after ten months together.


In 2007, he appeared in the Planet Terror half of the double feature Grindhouse as the villain, a mutant soldier. … Read More
2008 53 Years Old 1 More Event
Willis appeared on the 2008 Blues Traveler album North Hollywood Shootout, giving a spoken word performance over an instrumental blues rock jam on the track "Free Willis (Ruminations from Behind Uncle Bob's Machine Shop)".
2009 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 2009, he appeared in an advertising campaign to publicize the insurance company Norwich Union's change of name to Aviva. … Read More
2010 55 Years Old Also in 2010, he appeared in a cameo with former Planet Hollywood co-owners and '80s action stars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the film The Expendables. … Read More
2013 58 Years Old 1 More Event
Willis reprised his most famous role, John McClane, for a fifth time, starring in A Good Day to Die Hard, which was released on February 14, 2013. … Read More
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