Jordan Bridges

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Jordan Bridges
Jordan Bridges, StrikeTV Press Conference, 2008.jpg
Bridges at the 2008 StrikeTV Press Conference
Jordan Bridges

(1973-11-13) November 13, 1973 (age 45)
ResidenceWoodstock, New York
Topanga, California
Alma materBard College[1]
Years active1982-present
Caroline Sherman Eastman (m. 2002)
Parent(s)Beau Bridges
Julie Landfield
RelativesJeff Bridges (uncle)
Lloyd Bridges (grandfather)
Dorothy Bridges (grandmother)

Jordan Bridges (born November 13, 1973) is an American actor.

Early life[edit]

Bridges was born in California and is the son of actor Beau Bridges and wife Julie Landfield. He is the nephew of Jeff Bridges and the grandson of Lloyd Bridges and Dorothy Bridges.[3]


Bridges first acted professionally at the age of five in the television film The Kid from Nowhere (1982), directed by his father. After a break he returned once more in the television film The Thanksgiving Promise (1986), starring the entire Bridges family. Not wanting to be a child actor, he left acting and attended L.A.'s Oakwood School. The school had a strong emphasis on the arts, which got him interested in acting again. He followed it up as a theater major and literature minor at New York's Bard College. Before earning his bachelor's degree, Bridges spent his junior year in England, studying at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, living in a tiny basement flat in Chelsea, and attending West End theatre productions on free passes.

Although classically trained, he still worked as a "cater waiter" in New York and Los Angeles for several years each before he started getting roles in films, television series, and theater.[4] He starred in the short-lived NBC series Conviction as Nick Potter, a lawyer from an "old money" family of prominence, who leaves his job at a private law firm to join the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. He is also known for his starring role in the 2002 film New Suit, the 2004 film Samantha: An American Girl Holiday, and the 2009 Love Comes Softly movie series films Love Takes Wing and Love Finds a Home, as well as a recurring role on the TV series Dawson's Creek. He also had a guest role in season four of the series Charmed's two-part premiere episode as Paige's boyfriend, Shane. He played the recurring character Tom Hastings in the Bionic Woman series. He has also played supporting roles in the films Drive Me Crazy (1999), Frequency (2000), Happy Campers (2001), and Mona Lisa Smile (2003). In A Holiday Engagement (2011) he plays David, a man hired to impersonate a woman's fiance to her family over Thanksgiving. Similarly, in Family Plan (2005) he plays Buck, a man hired to impersonate a woman's husband to her boss for the night.

Bridges appeared in the TNT drama series Rizzoli & Isles, which premiered in July 2010 and concluded in September 2016.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Bridges married artist-inventor Caroline Sherman Eastman in 2002 at Burning Man and again on January 2, 2003 at a small ceremony in Kauai, Hawaii. They have 2 children, Caroline, born in 2003 [7] and Orson born on October 20, 2005. They currently live in Woodstock, New York and Topanga, California. Bridges' maternal grandfather, Marvin Landfield, was the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants.[8]



Year Film Role Note
1986 The Thanksgiving Promise Travis Tilby Entire Bridges Family involved
1999 Drive Me Crazy Eddie Lampell
2000 Frequency Graham "Gib" Gibson
2001 Happy Campers Adam
2002 New Suit Kevin Taylor
2003 Mona Lisa Smile Spencer Jones
2004 Samantha: An American Girl Holiday Uncle Gard
2007 Turn the River Brad
2009 A Good Funeral Marty
2011 J. Edgar Labor Dept. Lawyer
2012 Crew 2 Crew Mino
2013 Phantom Sonar Operator
2013 Rushlights Earl
2018 Den of Thieves Lobbin' Bob


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Charmed Shane Episode: Charmed Again Pt. 1 & 2
2001-2002 Dawson's Creek Oliver Chirchick 7 episodes
2004 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Jack Cadogan Episode: "F.P.S."
2005 CSI:NY Alex Weston Episode: "YoungBlood"
2005 Family Plan Buck TV Film
2006 Conviction Nick Potter 13 episodes
2007 Bionic Woman Tom Hastings 3 episodes
2009 Without a Trace Zack Porter Episode: "Voir Dire"
2009 Dollhouse Nicolas Bashford Episode: "Haunted"
2009 Love Takes Wing Lee Owens TV Film
2009 Love Finds a Home TV Film
2010–2016 Rizzoli & Isles Frankie Rizzoli Jr. 104 episodes
2011 A Holiday Engagement David TV Film
2017–present Gone Neil Pruitt 5 episodes
2017 Christmas at Holly Lodge Evan TV Film (Hallmark)


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  3. ^ "Actress Dorothy Bridges dies, Mother of Beau and Jeff Bridges was 93". Variety. 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2009-04-23.
  4. ^ "PikMail". Retrieved 2010-10-18.
  5. ^ "Development Update: Friday, October 30". The Futon Critic. October 30, 2010. Retrieved June 20, 2010.
  6. ^ Reynolds, Mike (May 19, 2010). "2010 Cable Upfronts: TNT Leverages Sundays For Originals". Multichannel News. NewBay Media. Retrieved June 21, 2010.
  7. ^ "Jordan Bridges Biography (1973-)". Retrieved 2010-10-18.
  8. ^ United States Census, 1920 Published January 14, 1920. Accessed August 6, 2016.

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