Bruce Abbott

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Bruce Abbott
Born Bruce Paul Abbott
(1954-07-28) July 28, 1954 (age 62)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1982–present
Spouse(s) Linda Hamilton (m. 1982–89)
Kathleen Quinlan (m. 1994)
Children Dalton Abbott
Tyler Quinlan Abbott

Bruce Paul Abbott (born July 28, 1954) is an American actor. He has appeared in film such as Re-Animator,[1] Bride of Re-Animator,[2] Bad Dreams, The Prophecy II, Out of Time, and the television series Dark Justice.

Life and career[edit]

Abbott was born in Portland, Oregon. His career began as a dancer/actor in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, where he spent three seasons in the late 1970s. In 1980, Abbott relocated from Portland to Hollywood ("in the middle of the actors' strike, and I didn't know anyone," he recalls). Shortly afterwards, he was cast as the villain in the movie Tag: The Assassination Game. He met his future (first) wife, Linda Hamilton on the set. The union produced one child, Dalton Bruce (born October 4, 1989) (who can be seen in Terminator 2: Judgment Day as "Infant John Connor").

Bruce and Linda divorced circa 1989. That same year, on the Dallas, Texas, set of the television film Trapped, Abbott met actress Kathleen Quinlan. They married April 12, 1994 and have 1 son, Tyler Quinlan (born October 17, 1990).

Throughout his career, Abbott has been a guest star on many TV series Murder, She Wrote, Family Law, Diagnosis: Murder, and more. He had a recurring role in the short-lived series The Net, based on the film of the same title starring Sandra Bullock.

Abbott is semi-retired from acting. He is an architect and artist and works in the custom-design industry.[citation needed] He has designed his last two homes.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
1982 Tag: The Assassination Game Loren Gersh
1982 The Blue and the Gray Jake Hale Jr. Mini-series
1984 Why Me? Markus Television film
1984 The Last Starfighter Rylan Sargent
1984 Velvet Breed Television film
1985 Re-Animator Dan Cain
1985 Command 5 Deke Williams Television film
1987 Summer Heat Jack Ruffin
1987 Interzone Swan
1988 Baja Oklahoma Dove Christian
1988 Bad Dreams Dr. Alex Karmen
1988 Casual Sex? Keith
1988 Out of Time Channing Taylor Television film
1989 Trapped John Doe Television film
1989 Bride of Re-Animator Dr. Dan Cain
1990 Johnny Ryan Tom Kelly Television film
1990 Kaleidoscope Sam Television film
1991 Dillinger Harry Pierpont
1992–93 Dark Justice Judge Nicholas Marshall Television series; 20 episodes
1995 The Demolitionist Professor Jack Crowley
1995 Black Scorpion Michael Russo
1997 Melanie Darrow Alex Kramer Television film
1998 The Prophecy II Thomas Daggett
1998 The Net Walter Cizelski Television series; 4 episodes
2000–02 Family Law Colin Andrews Television series; 4 episodes
2002 Trance Taylor Black
2007 Humble Pie Captain Atticus
2009 Adult Film: A Hollywood Tale President Brad
2010 Eagles in the Chicken Coop President Brad


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