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Jerry Bruckheimer
Jerry Bruckheimer at Prince of Persia panel at WonderCon 2010 1.JPG
Bruckheimer at WonderCon 2010
Jerome Leon Bruckheimer

September 21, 1945 (1945-09-21) (age 76)
Nationality American
Education Mumford High School
Alma mater University of Arizona
Occupation Producer
Years active 1972–present
Notable work
Beverly Hills Cop, Flashdance, Top Gun, The Rock, Con Air, Coyote Ugly, Crimson Tide, Armageddon, Enemy of the State, Gone in 60 Seconds, Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor, Bad Boys, Pirates of the Caribbean, G-Force, King Arthur, Prince of Persia, National Treasure franchise
Home town Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Spouse(s) Bonnie Bruckheimer (divorced),
Linda Bruckheimer
Children Alexandra

Jerome Leon "Jerry" Bruckheimer (born September 21, 1943) is an American film and television producer. He has been active in the genres of action, drama, fantasy and science fiction. His best known television series are CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Without a Trace, Cold Case, and the U.S. version of The Amazing Race. At one point, three of his TV series ranked among the top 10 in the U.S. ratings—a unique feat in television.

Some of his best-known films include Flashdance, Top Gun, The Rock, Con Air, Armageddon, Kangaroo Jack, Enemy of the State, Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor, and the Beverly Hills Cop, Bad Boys, Pirates of the Caribbean and National Treasure franchises. He also serves as a Director at ZeniMax Media.

Many of his films have been produced by Disney and Paramount, while many of his television series have been co-produced by Warner Bros. and CBS Television Studios. In July 2003, Bruckheimer was honored by Variety magazine as the first producer in Hollywood history to produce the top two highest-grossing films of a single weekend, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Bad Boys II.

As of 2010, Bruckheimer has produced over 40 feature movies. He is regarded in the industry as one of the most successful movie producers of all time. Bruckheimer has been nicknamed "Mr. Blockbuster", due to his track record of commercially successful, high-grossing movies. Overall, his movies have brought in over $13 billion to Hollywood. They have also launched the careers of numerous actors and directors.

In 2007, he was ranked #39 on Forbes Celebrity 100 List, up from #42 in 2006. With reported annual earnings of $120 million, he was the 10th highest money-earner on the 2006 Forbes Celebrity 100 List.

Professional honors and awards

Jerry Bruckheimer at a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

The editors of Entertainment Weekly named Bruckheimer the #1 most-powerful person in Hollywood in 2003.

His projects have been honored with 41 Academy Award nominations (six wins), eight Grammy Award nominations (five wins), 23 Golden Globe nominations (four wins), 77 Emmy Award nominations (seventeen wins), eight People's Choice nominations (four wins), and numerous MTV Awards, including one for Best Picture of the Decade.

Bruckheimer received the ShoWest Producer of the Year Award in 1998 and in 2000 the Producers Guild honored him with the David O. Selznick Award for Lifetime Achievement.

On June 24, 2013, Bruckheimer received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, placed right by El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.

Personal life

Bruckheimer has been married twice. His first wife was Bonnie Bruckheimer. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his second wife, novelist Linda Bruckheimer. The couple also own two farms. one in Bloomfield, Kentucky and another in Ojai, south of Santa Barbara.

Bruckheimer was named as one of the investors of a proposed sports arena in Las Vegas, and had been rumored to be the leading choice by the National Hockey League to own an expansion hockey team that would play in the arena. Bruckheimer was also named as one of the investors of a proposed Seattle-based National Hockey League expansion team whose application was submitted in early 2018.

Filmography (producer)

Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003
Sorcerers apprentice poster
Sorcerers Apprentice poster 2010
Prince of Persia poster
Prince of Persia poster 2010
Kangaroo jack
Kangaroo jack poster 2003
G-Force poster
G-Force poster 2009
Movie poster king arthur
King Arthur poster 2004
Swing Vote (1999 film)
Swing Vote 1999
The Lone Ranger poster 2013



  • Max Q (1998) television film (exec. producer)
  • Swing Vote (1999) television film (exec. producer)
  • Fearless (2004) television film (co-producer, exec. producer)
  • The Amazing Race (2001–present) TV Series (exec. producer)
  • Take the Money and Run (2011) TV series (exec. producer)
  • Modern Men (2006) TV series (exec. producer)
  • Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (1997–1998) TV Series (exec. producer)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–present) TV Series (exec. producer)
  • Without a Trace (2002–2009) TV Series (exec. producer)
  • CSI: Miami (2002–2012) TV Series (exec. producer)
  • Profiles from the Front Line (2003) TV Series (exec. producer)
  • Skin (2003) TV Series (exec. producer)
  • Cold Case (2003–2010) TV Series (exec. producer)
  • CSI: NY (2004–present) TV Series (exec. producer)
  • Just Legal (2005–2006) TV Series (exec. producer)
  • E-Ring (2005–2006) TV Series (exec. producer)
  • Close to Home (2005–2007) TV Series (exec. producer)
  • Justice (2006) TV Series (exec. producer)
  • Eleventh Hour (2008–2009) TV Series (exec. producer)
  • The Forgotten (2009–2010) TV Series (exec. producer)
  • Dark Blue (2009–2010) TV Series (exec. producer)
  • Miami Medical (2010) TV Series (exec. producer)
  • Chase (2010–2011) TV Series (exec. producer)
  • The Whole Truth (2010) TV series (exec. producer)
  • Hostages (2013–2014) TV series (exec. producer)
  • CSI: Cyber (2015–2016) TV series (exec. producer)
  • Lucifer (2016–present) TV series (exec. producer)
  • Training Day (2017) TV series (exec. producer)

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