Bruno has a Birthday

Today is the day that Walter Bruce Willis was born . Of course, we know him more as Bruce, or David , or John.  Bruce was born today in 1955 in West Germany.  Bruce spent most of the formative years of his life in New Jersey. Shortly after high school and a short college, Bruce ventured to New York where he began his career as a bar tender. This is where he earned the endearing name of Bruno. But this was not where Bruce’s story ends.  He went to Hollywood to audition to be the boyfriend in “Desperately Seeking Susan.” Instead Bruce came away with the role of his career, “David Addison” the wisecracking, skirt chasing detective in Moonlighting.  He had the fortune of being on television in two of the most popular shows at the time.

Here is a young Bruce as he attended Penns Grove High School. Yes he was a Jersey boy way before the Sopranos or Snooki

Here he is before becoming a household name, No Exit episode of “Miami Vice.”  with Edward James Olmos and Don Johnson

Bruce in the role that catapulted him into superstardom, Moonlighting with the gorgeous and talented Cybill Shepard. Bruce won many awards for this role, including an Emmy.

Did you know Bruce was a recording artist? It’s true!  Back in the days of Moonlighting. He recorded two albums , this was one of them. Bruce is also an accomplished harmonica player and has a great bluesy type voice.  His song “Respect Yourself” was popular in the late eighties.

Bruce took the chance that many tv stars did and did a movie. The gamble paid off . Other than the series, Bruce is most known for the Die Hard series where he plays hero John McClane. He will be making his fifth movie in the series.

He took a small break then returned to the big screen in the classic Pulp Fiction.

Bruce returned to comedy in “The Whole Nine Yards.” Here he is with co star Matthew Perry as Gangster “Jimmy the Tulip” Perry plays the cowardly dentist who aids him.

Bruce made many tv appearances but here is one of his best known ones. He lost a bet with co star Matthew Perry , where he agreed to do a guest appearance on Friends.  Bruce is the father of the girl that Ross is dating. His daughter is one of Ross’s college students and to make matters worse, “Paul” falls for Ross’ ex , Rachel.

Bruno goes into space to save the world in 1998’s hit “Armageddon”

Above all Bruce is a good father. Here he is with his daughters , Rumer, Tallulah, and Scout LaRue , all from his first wife Demi

So here is a toast to Bruno on his birthday! Happy birthday Bruce from Chitownstarconnections


About chitownstarconnections

Melanie Christy is am actress/singer who came to Chicago to pursue her dreams of acting. Coming from a small town in Ohio she has been enjoying the things that city life has to offer like great cuisine from all parts of the globe, parties with great people including celebrities, gorgeous fashions and of course fun! Follow her, read her blog and learn about all the amazing adventures you can be a part of throughout Chicagoland! Jennifer Hedrick is the photographer and techie for our blogs. She was born and raised here in Chicago. Her love of photography started when she was a child. She has photographed many celebs, events, fashion shows and more. She also considers herself a bit of a foodie and loves food porn. Her other loves include her nieces and nephews, animals and the shows Castle, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.
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