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Occupation
  
Actor

Years active
  
1982–present


Name
  
Bruce Abbott

Role
  
Actor

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Full Name
  
Bruce Paul Abbott

Born
  
July 28, 1954 (age 69) (
1954-07-28
)

Spouse
  
Kathleen Quinlan (m. 1994), Linda Hamilton (m. 1982–1989)

Children
  
Dalton Abbott, Tyler Abbott

Movies and TV shows
  
Re‑Animator, Bride of Re‑Animator, Bad Dreams, Dark Justice, Summer Heat

Similar People
  
Linda Hamilton, Kathleen Quinlan, Jeffrey Combs, Dalton Abbott, James Cameron

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Bruce Paul Abbott (born July 28, 1954) is an American film, stage, and television actor. Originally beginning his career in theater, Abbott later gained notoriety for his role as Dr. Dan Cain in the cult sci-fi horror films Re-Animator (1985) and Bride of Re-Animator (1990).

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He has also had roles in the horror films Bad Dreams (1988) and The Prophecy II (1996), as well as the sci-fi film Out of Time. From 1992 to 1993, he portrayed Judge Nicholas Marshall on the television series Dark Justice.

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Jeffrey Combs and Bruce Abbott Q&A session, Crypticon MN 2010


Early life

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Abbott was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, where he graduated from David Douglas High School in 1972. His career began as a dancer and actor in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, where he spent three seasons from 1975 to 1978, appearing in productions of A Winter's Tale, All's Well That Ends Well, Henry VI Part 2, The Tempest, and The Tragedy of King Richard III.

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He attended Portland State University, and later the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, California.

Career

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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. In 1985, he appeared as Dr. Dan Cain Stuart Gordon's sci-fi horror film Re-Animator (1985), as well as the Brian Yuzna-directed sequel, Bride of Re-Animator (1990). He would later star in Summer Heat (1987), a period drama, opposite Lori Singer and Kathy Bates. He also starred in the horror film Bad Dreams (1988) directed by Andrew Fleming, and the comedy Casual Sex? (1989). Abbot had a lead role in the futuristic television film Out of Time (1988), opposite Bill Maher.

In 1991, he appeared as Harry Pierpont in the television film Dillinger, opposite Sherilyn Fenn and Patricia Arquette. From 1992 to 1993, he appeared in a recurring role as Judge Nicholas Marshall in the series Dark Justice.

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. He appeared in the horror sequel The Prophecy II (1996), opposite Christopher Walken and Brittany Murphy.

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

Personal life

Abbott married Linda Hamilton in 1982; the union produced one child, Dalton Bruce (born October 4, 1989) (who can be seen in Terminator 2: Judgment Day as "Infant John Connor"). He 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 one son, Tyler Quinlan (born October 17, 1990).

Filmography

Actor
2010
Eagles in the Chicken Coop as
President Brad
2009
Adult Film: A Hollywood Tale as
President Brad
2009
A Call to Arms (Documentary) as
Major Zelnis USMC
2007
American Fork as
Captain Atticus
2002
Trance as
Taylor Black
2000
Family Law (TV Series) as
Colin Andrews
- Once Removed (2002) - Colin Andrews
- Safe at Home (2001) - Colin Andrews
- One Mistake (2000) - Colin Andrews
- Playing God (2000) - Colin Andrews
2002
UC: Undercover (TV Series) as
Edward Curtis
- Manhunt (2002) - Edward Curtis
1999
The Net (TV Series) as
Walter Cizelski
- Eye-see-you.com (1999) - Walter Cizelski
- Chem Lab (1999) - Walter Cizelski
- Last Man Standing (1999) - Walter Cizelski
- Zero (1999) - Walter Cizelski
1998
The Prophecy II (Video) as
Thomas Daggett
1997
Melanie Darrow (TV Movie) as
Alex Kramer
1991
Murder, She Wrote (TV Series) as
Monte Hayes / Drew Granger / Wayne Metzger / ...
- Shooting in Rome (1995) - Monte Hayes
- Murder in High "C" (1995) - Drew Granger
- Thicker Than Water (1991) - Wayne Metzger / Stearns
1995
Black Scorpion (TV Movie) as
Michael Russo
1995
The Demolitionist as
Prof. Jack Crowley
1994
Diagnosis Murder (TV Series) as
Paul Madison
- Murder with Mirrors (1994) - Paul Madison
1992
Dark Justice (TV Series) as
Judge Nicholas Marshall
- A Kiss Goodbye (1993) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- The Doctor Is In (1993) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- In Cover of Darkness: Part 2 (1993) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- In Cover of Darkness: Part 1 (1993) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- My Dinner with Nick (1993) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- The Push (1993) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Crash Course (1993) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Three on a Match (1993) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- 2nd Story (1993) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Incorrect Dosage (1993) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Squeeze Play (1993) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Second Anniversary (1993) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Pygmalion (1993) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Uncle Tony's Cabin (1993) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- The Greening of Glenda Ross (1993) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Clean Kill (1993) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Person or Persons Unknown (1993) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Last Rites (1993) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Night Games (1993) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Joyride (1993) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Backfire (1993) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Suitable for Framing (1993) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Cold Reading (1993) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Blast from the Past (1993) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- The Merchant (1993) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Shrink (1992) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Teenage Pajama Party Massacre: Part 1V (1992) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Venus Flytrap (1992) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Jailbait (1992) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Blackheart (1992) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Happy Mothers Day (1992) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- A Better Mousetrap (1992) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Deadline (1992) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- The Highest Court (1992) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Instant Replay (1992) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Snitch (1992) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Needy Things (1992) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- The Specialist (1992) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Lead Rain (1992) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Prime Cuts (1992) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Anniversary (1992) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
- Bump in the Night (1992) - Judge Nicholas Marshall
1991
Dillinger (TV Movie) as
Harry Pierpont
1990
Kaleidoscope (TV Movie) as
Sam (Father)
1990
Johnny Ryan (TV Movie) as
Tom Kelly
1990
Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series) as
Nick Moran
- The Blind Man's Bluff Mystery (1990) - Nick Moran
1990
Bride of Re-Animator as
Dr. Dan Cain
1989
Interzone as
Swan
1989
Trapped (TV Movie) as
'John Doe'
1988
Beauty and the Beast (TV Series) as
Devin Wells
- Brothers (1989) - Devin Wells
- Promises of Someday (1988) - Devin Wells
1988
Out of Time (TV Movie) as
Channing Taylor
1988
Casual Sex? as
Keith
1988
Bad Dreams as
Dr. Alex Karmen
1988
Baja Oklahoma (TV Movie) as
Dove Christian
1987
Summer Heat as
Jack Ruffin
1985
MacGyver (TV Series) as
Russian agent Nikolaj Kossov
- Thief of Budapest (1985) - Russian agent Nikolaj Kossov
1985
Command 5 (TV Movie) as
Deke Williams
1985
Re-Animator as
Dan Cain
1984
Velvet (TV Movie) as
Breed
1984
The Last Starfighter as
Rylan Sargent (uncredited)
1984
Why Me? (TV Movie) as
Markus
1982
The Blue and the Gray (TV Mini Series) as
Jake Hale Jr.
- Part 3 (1982) - Jake Hale Jr.
- Part 2 (1982) - Jake Hale Jr.
- Part 1 (1982) - Jake Hale Jr.
1982
Tag: The Assassination Game as
Loren Gersh
Director
2022
The Fixer-Upper (Short)
Thanks
1999
Getting A-Head in Horror: Bride of Re-Animator (Video documentary short) (special thanks)
Self
2011
Dream Cast (Video short) as
Self
2007
Re-Animator Resurrectus (Video documentary) as
Self
1996
53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Audience Member
Archive Footage
2021
Psycho Re-Animated (Short) as
Dan Cain
2020
Cineficción Radio (Podcast Series)
- Terrorvisión (2020)
2016
Comedian Richard Sandling and Ashens Explore Bride of Re-Animator (TV Short) as
Dr. Dan Cain (uncredited)
2009
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (TV Series documentary) as
Dan Cain
- Re-Animator (2009) - Dan Cain

References

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