Born on June 4, 1936, Bruce Dern is an American actor who is best known for his roles in Coming Hone, Nebraska, The Cowboys, Monster and The Hateful Eight. He often plays supporting villainous character of unstable nature. He appears as Carl in The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019). For more information, read the article below.

Bruce Dern

Before Fame: He attended University of Pennsylvania.

Family/ Relationships

Bruce Dern Ethnicity/Religion

He was born in Chicago to Jean and John Dern. His father was a utility chef and attorney. His paternal grandfather was a Utah governor and Secretary of War. His maternal grandfather was a Carson, Pirie and Scott stores. His maternal granduncle was poet Archibald McLeish. He is of Dutch, English, German and Scottish descent.

Bruce Dern Affair/Married/Wife

He was married to Marie Pierce from 1957 to 1959. He then was married to Diane Ladd in 1960. Their first daughter died at eighteen months from head injuries after falling into a swimming pool in 1962. Their second daughter Laura was born in 1967.

He married Andrea Beckett after his divorce with Ladd. Visit his twitter.

Profile / Wiki / Information

Personal Information

  • Full Name: Bruce MacLeish Dern
  • Nicknames: Bruce Dern
  • Birthday: June 4, 1936
  • Age: 83 years old (as of June 2019)
  • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, US
  • Current Residence: United States
  • Education: University of Pennsylvania
  • Profession: Actor
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity/Race: White
  • Religion:  Not Available
  • Zodiac: Gemini
  • Spouse/Wife: Marie Dern (m. 1957–1959), Diane Ladd (m. 1960–1969), Andrea Beckett (m. 1969)
  • Children: 2
  • Net Worth: Not Available

Who is Zak in The Peanut Butter Falcon? Learn here.


  • Height: 6 feet (183 cm)
  • Weight: Not Available

Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • He is a two time Oscar Nominee.
  • He is best known for his role for Coming Hone, Nebraska, The Cowboys, Monster and The Hateful Eight.
  • He is great-nephew of poet Archibald Macleish.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt was his babysitter.
  • He used to be an avid runner having run many 50 mile races.
  • He claims that he has never smoked outside of the movies, or drank alcohol or coffee, due to his commitment to marathon running.
  • He is a supporter of Chelsea Football Club.
  • He appears as Carl in The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019).

Memorable Quotes:

Because I’m the only actor who ever killed John Wayne in a picture, producers have pegged me for a villain.