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Bruce Boxleitner

Full / Real Name: Bruce William Boxleitner
Born: 12 May 1950 (71 years old)
Gender: Male

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Bruce Boxleitner is an American actor best known for his leading roles in the television series How the West Was Won, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, and Babylon 5 (in which he played the character Captain John Sheridan, commander of the Babylon 5 station).

He is also known for his starring roles in the films The Gambler (along side Kenny Rogers) and Tron.

He has made appearances in many other TV shows, such as Judith Krantz's Till We Meet Again and She Spies.

He also appeared in the final episode (episode 24 of season 20) of the epic Western TV series Gunsmoke, which aired on 31 March, 1975.

He reprises his Tron roles in the video game sequel Tron 2.0 and the Disney/Square Enix crossover video game Kingdom Hearts II.

Boxleitner wrote two science fiction novels with a Western setting: Frontier Earth (1999) and Searcher (2001).

On January 1, 1995, Boxleitner married on and off again girlfriend and actress Melissa Gilbert, with whom he has a son, Michael and a stepson, Dakota Brinkman, son of actor Bo Brinkman.

He has two more sons from his previous marriage to former actress Kathryn Holcomb (now married to British actor Ian Ogilvy), Sam and Lee.

His wife, Melissa Gilbert, also plays his on-screen wife Anna Sheridan, in Babylon 5.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Himself

Himself

Captain John Sheridan

Captain John Sheridan

Captain John Sheridan

President John Sheridan

Nathan Bell

Dr. Woody Woodcomb

Huck Oberland

Tucker Baynes

Burl Lourd

Cam Farraday/Kevin Caulder

Paul Colburn

Robert Malden

Robert Malden

Vice Admiral C. Clifford Chase

Vice Admiral C. Clifford Chase


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