Bridges and George W. Bush at the White House Correspondents' Dinner
May 22, 1963|
|Died||March 3, 2012
Los Angeles, California
Steve Bridges (May 22, 1963 – March 3, 2012) was an American comedian, impressionist, and actor who "developed a repertoire of over 200 impressions, including TV characters Barney Fife and Homer Simpson, broadcasters Tom Brokaw, Paul Harvey and Rush Limbaugh, and political leaders Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Arnold Schwarzenegger".
In 2006, he appeared alongside the real President George W. Bush at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, mimicking the president by voicing the president's "inner thoughts" during Bush's presidential speech.
Bridges was a Biola University alumnus.
- Nurses (1994) as Torrance
- The District (2000)
- ER (2001) as Leone
- Lange Flate Ballær 2 (2008) as General of the U.S. Navy
As George W. Bush
- JAG episode "Dangerous Game" (2002)
- NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service episode "Yankee White" (2003)
- Whoopi episode "The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy" (2003)
- George Lopez (2003)
- Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy (2005)
- Merry F#%$in' Christmas (2005)
- The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
- White House Correspondents Dinner (2006)
- Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One For the Road (Yankee Doody Dandy segment)
- The View (May 29, 2006)
- Larry King Live (2006)
- Lange Flate Ballær II (2008) (Norwegian movie)
- I Love the New Millennium (2008)
Bridges was found dead on March 3, 2012, by his maid in his Los Angeles home, after he failed to return a call the day before. According to his agent, Bridges had just returned from performing in Hong Kong and went to bed complaining that he felt "super-jetlagged". Stephen's passing had been ruled an accident and that the probable cause of death was due to “upper airway anaphylaxis”, caused by a severe allergic reaction.
- George W. Bush impersonator Steve Bridges dies at 48 - latimes.com
- Biography at SteveBridges.com (paragraph 3)
- BBC News: 'Double-You' Bush delights media, April 30, 2006.
- CNN: Bush impersonator dies at 48
- "Family announces results of coroner's report". Stevebridges.com. Retrieved 2014-07-24.
- Steve Bridges at the Internet Movie Database
- Steve Bridges at AllMovie
- Comedy Central Bio
- Steve Bridges Official Site
- Bridges impersonates Bush with Bush
- Steve Bridges Profile Page - Video clip, speaking topics
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