Bruce Willis

Actor + Producer + Singer
Born Mar 19, 1955

Walter Bruce Willis, is an German-born 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 Walter Bruce Willis on March 19, 1955 in the town of 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
Willis married actress Demi Moore in 1987, and they had three daughters, including Rumer, before their divorce in 2000. … 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 - 1998 3 More Events
1999 44 Years Old In 1999, Willis then went on to the starring role in M. … Read More
2000 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2000, Willis won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on Friends (in which he played the father of Ross Geller's much-younger girlfriend). … Read More
2004 49 Years Old Willis was engaged to actress Brooke Burns until they broke up in 2004 after ten months together.


2005 50 Years Old In 2005, he appeared in the film adaptation of Sin City.
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 1 More Event
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


2015 60 Years Old In 2015, Willis made his Broadway debut in William Goldman's adaptation of Stephen King's novel Misery opposite Laurie Metcalf at the Broadhurst Theatre.
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