Stuart Bruce Greenwood
August 12, 1956
Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada
Stuart Bruce Greenwood (born August 12, 1956) is a Canadian actor and producer. A highly regarded figure of Canadian cinema, he has starred in five films by Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan and has been nominated for three Canadian Screen Awards, once for Best Actor for Elephant Song (2014) and twice for Best Supporting Actor for The Sweet Hereafter (1997) and Being Julia (2004). For his role as American president John F. Kennedy in Thirteen Days (2000), he won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture. He also portrayed Captain Christopher Pike in J. J. Abrams's Star Trek reboot series (2009–2013) and Gerald Burlingame in Gerald's Game (2017). He has appeared in other supporting roles in such films as Double Jeopardy (1999), I, Robot (2004), Capote (2005), Déjà Vu (2006), I'm Not There (2007), National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007), Meek's Cutoff (2010), Flight (2012), The Place Beyond the Pines (2012), The Post (2017) and Doctor Sleep (2019).
On television, Greenwood's regular series roles include Dr. Seth Griffin in St. Elsewhere (1986–1988), Mitch Yost in John from Cincinnati (2007) and Dr. Randolph Bell The Resident (2018–2023). He has had recurring roles on television series such as Knots Landing (1991–1992) and Mad Men (2015). He also appeared as Gil Garcetti in the miniseries The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016) and as the patriarch Roderick Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher (2023). He has voiced Bruce Wayne / Batman in the films Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010), Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (2018) and Batman: Death in the Family (2020), and the television series Young Justice (2010–2019).
Greenwood was born in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada, the son of Mary Sylvia (née Ledingham), a nurse who worked in an extended care unit, and Hugh John Greenwood, a Vancouver-born geophysicist and professor who taught at Princeton University.
Greenwood is known in the United States for his appearances in Star Trek; I, Robot; Double Jeopardy; The Core; Thirteen Days as president John F. Kennedy; Capote as Jack Dunphy, Truman Capote's lover; Eight Below as Professor Davis McClaren; and Firehouse Dog. He is also known for his role in the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 as the voice of Overlord.
He had prominent roles in the award-winning Atom Egoyan films Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter, and Ararat. He 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 biographical film I'm Not There. He appeared in Dinner for Schmucks as the cruel executive who hosts a dinner for "idiots".
On television, Greenwood has appeared on St. Elsewhere (Dr. Seth Griffin, 1986–88) and Knots Landing (Pierce Lawton, 1991–92), and starred in the UPN series Nowhere Man (Thomas Veil, 1995–96). He also guest-starred in one episode of the popular Canadian show Road to Avonlea, for which he won a Gemini Award for "Best Guest Performance in a Series by an Actor".
On June 10, 2007, HBO's John from Cincinnati premiered, starring Greenwood. He also appears as the President of the United States in National Treasure: Book of Secrets. He played Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson in Summer Dreams: Story of the Beach Boys. In 2009, he worked with Australian director Bruce Beresford, playing the part of Ben Stevenson (artistic director of Houston Ballet), in the critically acclaimed film Mao's Last Dancer. He voiced Bruce Wayne / Batman in the animated film Batman: Under the Red Hood, the animated series Young Justice, and the animated short film Batman: Death in the Family.
He played the lead role in the horror thriller Cell 213. He was the lead for the Steven Spielberg produced 2012 ABC series The River, and reprised his role as Admiral Christopher Pike for J. J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness. In 2015, he had a recurring role in the last season of Mad Men as Richard Burghoff, a romantic interest for Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks).
|1980||Huckleberry Finn and His Friends||Bob Grangerford||3 episodes|
|1983||The Hitchhiker||Jeff Boder||1 episode|
|1983–1984||Space Carrier Blue Noah||Colin Collins||Voice; English-language dub;|
|1984||Legmen||Jack Gage||6 episodes|
|Jessie||Detective Roy Moss||2 episodes|
|1985||Peyton Place: The Next Generation||Dana Harrington||Television film|
|Striker's Mountain||Paul Striker|
|1986–1988||St. Elsewhere||Dr. Seth Griffin||Main cast; Seasons 5–6|
|1987||Matlock||Mitchel Gordon||Episode: "The Billionaire"|
|Jake and the Fatman||Carson Warfield||Episode: "Fatal Attraction"|
|1988||In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders||FBI Special Agent Jerry Dove||Television film|
|1989||Twist of Fate||Daniel Grossman||2 episodes|
|1990||Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys||Dennis Wilson||Television film|
|The Little Kidnappers||Willem Hooft||Television film|
Nominated—Gemini Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Dramatic Special
|1991–1992||Knots Landing||Pierce Lawton||22 episodes|
|1991||Veronica Clare||Lieutenant Gil Reed||2 episodes|
|1993||Adrift||Nick Terrio||Television film|
|Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story||Fred Schultz|
|1994||Hardball||Dave Logan||9 episodes|
|Heart of a Child||Fred Schouten||Television film|
|Treacherous Beauties||Jason Hollister|
|Road to Avonlea||Caleb Stokes||Episode: "Stranger in the Night"|
Gemini Award for Best Guest Performance in a Regular Series by an Actor
|1994||The Companion||Geoffrey||Television film|
|1995||Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge||Larry Strickland||Television film|
|Mixed Blessings||Andy Douglas|
|1995–1996||Nowhere Man||Thomas Veil||25 episodes|
|1997–1998||The Larry Sanders Show||Roger Bingham||3 episodes|
|Sleepwalkers||Dr. Nathan Bradford||9 episodes|
|1999||The Soul Collector||Zacariah||Television film|
|2001||Haven||Myles Billingsley||Television film|
Nominated—Gemini Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Dramatic Special
|2002||The Magnificent Ambersons||Eugene Morgan||Television film|
|2004||Meltdown||Agent Tom Shea||Television film|
|The Life||Arnie||Television film|
|The Riverman||Robert D. Keppel||Television film|
|2005||Saving Milly||Morton Kondracke||Television film|
|2006||Class of the Titans||Chiron||Voice; 14 episodes|
|The Mermaid Chair||Hugh Sullivan||Television film|
|2007||John from Cincinnati||Mitch Yost||9 episodes|
|2008||The Summit||Richard Adderly||Miniseries|
Nominated—Gemini Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Dramatic Special
|2009||A Dog Named Christmas||George McCray||Television film|
|2010–2019||Young Justice||Bruce Wayne / Batman||Voice; 29 episodes|
|2012||The River||Dr. Emmet Cole||8 episodes|
|2013||The Challenger Disaster||General Donald Kutyna||Television film|
|Westside||Gordy Nance||Unsold TV pilot|
|2015||Mad Men||Richard Burghoff||4 episodes|
|Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp||Bill Martinson||Episode: "Electro/City"|
|2016||The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story||Gil Garcetti||Main cast|
|American Dad!||U.S. Navy Captain||Voice; Episode: "Daesong Heavy Industries II: Return to Innocence"|
|2017||Dirty Dancing||Dr. Jake Houseman||Television film|
|2018–2023||The Resident||Dr. Randolph Bell||Main cast|
|2018||The Haunting of Hill House||Ghost||Episode: "The Bent-Neck Lady"|
|2019||Jett||Mr. Carlyle||2 episodes|
|2020||I Know This Much Is True||Dr. Hume||Main cast|
|2023||The Fall of the House of Usher||Roderick Usher||Main cast|
|2011||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3||Overlord|
|2013||Young Justice: Legacy||Bruce Wayne / Batman|
Awards and nominations
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- Schedeen, Jesse (July 28, 2020). "DC Showcase – Batman: Death in the Family: Exclusive Official Trailer". IGN. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
- Miska, Brad (June 1, 2010). "Trailer Debut for IFC Midnight's 'Cell 211'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved June 1, 2010.
- Ng, Philiana (March 4, 2011). "Bruce Greenwood Cast in ABC's 'The River'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 4, 2011.
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- "Bruce Greenwood and wife Susan Devlin attend the premiere of "Flight" in Los Angeles". United Press International. October 23, 2012. Retrieved October 23, 2012.
- King, Susan (September 23, 2015). "That time Bruce Greenwood faced a grizzly in the new film 'Wildlike'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 23, 2015.