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Bruce Greenwood (born August 12, 1956) is a Canadianmarker actor. He is generally known for his roles as the President of the United States in National Treasure: Book of Secrets and Thirteen Days and for his role as Captain Christopher Pike in the 2009 Star Trek film.


Personal life

Greenwood was born Stuart Bruce Greenwood in Norandamarker, Quebecmarker, the son of Mary Sylvia (née Ledingham), a nurse who worked in an extended care unit, and Hugh John Greenwood, a Vancouvermarker-born geophysicist and teacher who taught at Princeton Universitymarker. He has two sisters, Kelly Louise and Barbara Lynn. Greenwood studied philosophy and economics at the University of British Columbiamarker.

He met his wife Susan Devlin in Canada when they were both 15, and they have been married since 1985.


Greenwood is known in the U.S.marker for his appearances in Star Trek, I, Robot, The Core, Double Jeopardy, Thirteen Days (in which he played president John F. Kennedy), Capote (in which he played Jack Dunphy, Truman Capote's lover), and more recently Eight Below (in which he played Professor Davis McClaren) and Firehouse Dog (in which he was the captain after the death of his brother). He has had prominent roles in the award winning films Ararat, Exotica and The Sweet Hereafter, all directed by Canadian director Atom Egoyan. He also appeared in the 1980s teen cult film The Malibu Bikini Shop and starred in Mee-Shee: The Water Giant. He played a role in The World's Fastest Indian and also featured in the Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There.

On television Greenwood has had roles on St. Elsewhere (Dr. Seth Griffin, 1986-1988), Knots Landing (Pierce Lawton, 1991-1992) and the UPN series Nowhere Man (Thomas Veil, 1995-1996). He also guest starred on the popular Canadian show Road to Avonlea for one episode. He won a Gemini Award for this role as "Best Guest Performance in a Series by an Actor".

On 10 June 2007 a new show on HBO from David Milch (the creator of Deadwood) called John from Cincinnati premiered, starring Greenwood.

Greenwood also appears as the President of the United States in National Treasure: Book of Secrets.

He will play Russian-American Xavier Yelcov in S.M.A.S.H.

Bruce Greenwood also played late Beach Boy drummer Dennis Wilson in Summer Dreams: Story of the Beach Boys



  1. Bruce Greenwood Bio-fan site
  2. Bruce Greenwood Biography (1956-)

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