Lloyd Bridges Biography

Birthday: 1913-01-15
Place of Birth: San Leandro, California
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: The star of many land and underwater adventures grew up in various Northern California towns. His father, who was in the hotel business, wanted him to become a lawyer, but young Lloyd's interests turned to acting while at the University of California at Los Angeles. (Dorothy Dean Bridges, Bridges' wife of more than 50 years, was one of his UCLA classmates, and appeared opposite him in a romantic play called "March Hares.") He later worked on the Broadway stage, helped to found an off-Broadway theater, and acted, produced and directed at Green Mans ions, a theater in the Catskills. Bridges made his first films in 1936, and went under contract to Columbia in 1941. Allegations that Bridges had been involved with the Communist Party threatened to derail his career in the early '50s, but he resumed work after an FBI clearance. Making the transition to TV, Bridges became a small screen star of giant proportions by starring in "Sea Hunt" (1958), the country's most successful syndicated show. Trouper Bridges worked right to the end, winning even more new fans with his spoofy portrayals in the "Airplane!" and "Hot Shots!" movies.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Colt .45 Paul Donovan 1950
Alcoa Hour 1955 Drama
Sea Hunt Mike Nelson 1958 Action
The Lloyd Bridges Show 1962 Drama
The Loner William Colton 1965 - 1966
San Francisco International Airport 1970 Drama
Joe Forrester 1975 Crime
Roots Evan Brent 1977 Drama
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1977 Sport
Paper Dolls Grant Harper 1984 - 1984
Weekend Warriors 1986 Action
Hot Shots Adm. Thomas 'Tug' Benson 1986 - 1987 Action
Capital News Jonathan 'Jo Jo' Turner 1990 Drama
Harts of the West Jake Tyrell 1993 - 1994 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Secret Agent X-9 Phil Corrigan (Secret Agent X-9) 1945 Action, Adventure
Strange Confession 1945 Crime, Horror, Drama
A Walk in the Sun 1945 Drama
Abilene Town 1946 Romance
Ramrod 1947 Action, Romance
Moonrise 1948 Drama
Rocketship X-M Col. Floyd Graham 1950 Sci Fi
The White Tower 1950 Adventure
The Sound of Fury 1950 Drama
Plymouth Adventure 1952 0, 0
The Limping Man 1953 Crime, Drama
Wichita Gyp 1955 0, Biography
Around the World Under the Sea 1966 Sport
The Happy Ending 1969
Stowaway to the Moon 1975 Sci Fi, Family
Roots Evan Brent 1977 Drama, History
The Fifth Musketeer Aramis 1979 Adventure
Airplane! Steve McCroskey 1980 Comedy, Romance
Airplane II: The Sequel Steven McCroskey 1982 Comedy, Romance, Sci Fi
Weekend Warriors Col. Archer 1986 Action, Comedy, Music
The Wild Pair Col. Heser 1988 Crime, Drama
Cousins 1989 0
Winter People William Wright 1989 Romance, Drama
Joe Versus the Volcano 1990 Comedy, Romance
Hot Shots! Adm. Thomas 'Tug' Benson 1991 Action, Comedy
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid Clifford Sterling 1992 Adventure, Comedy, Family
Mr. Bluesman Bronski 1993 Comedy, Crime
Hot Shots! Part Deux President Thomas 'Tug' Benson 1993 Action, Comedy
Blown Away 1994 0, 0, Game Show
Jane Austen's Mafia! Vincenzo Cortino 1998 Comedy, Crime
Meeting Daddy Mr. Branson 2000 Comedy, Romance
Peter and the Wolf 2006
High Noon Deputy Marshal Harvey Pell 2009 0, Biography