Bruce holds a B.A. in Theatre from Florida State University and interned at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
He has been acting, directing and teaching in Arizona for several years. He has performed with diverse theaters in a broad variety of roles.
While in Arizona, Bruce has worked with Southwest Shakespeare Company (SSC) and its sister company Shakespeare Sedona as Master Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Casca in Julius Caesar, Mr. Webb in Our Town, Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew, Holofernes in Love’s Labour’s Lost and Nicola in Arms and the Man. Other Arizona acting credits include the title role in Cyrano de Bergerac, John Adams in 1776, Iago in Othello, Eddie in AZ Jewish Theatre’s Lost in Yonkers, Laertes in Hamlet, George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe, Walter in Keely &Du, Max in Phoenix Theatre’s Dial ‘M’ for Murder and numerous other roles/productions with Childsplay, Theater Works, The Cookie Co., iTheatre Collaborative and other Phoenix-area theatres.
Prior to Phoenix, Bruce’s work included Arthur in Camelot (Chattanooga, TN); Ken in Rumours (Raleigh, NC); Bolingbroke in Richard II (Raleigh, NC); Harry in the world premiere of Hollywood Playhouse’s Harry and Thelma in the Woods (FL) abd Bobby Gould in Speed-the-Plow for which he received a Best Actor award in Raleigh, NC.
Bruce has appeared in numerous industrial training videos for such clients as the U.S. Border Patrol, Olin Chemical, Bowater Southern, Carolina Power & Light, Northern Automotive and Northern Telecom. He has also appeared in commercials for Sonic, Gatorade, Claritin, Bank One, UPS and Mazda.
Bruce is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, the Society of American Fight Directors and the Educational Theatre Association.
Bruce is married to artist Raina Redhawk.
PHOTOGRAPHS, REVIEWS & THE KITCHEN SINK
2014 “Fiddler on the Roof” The Palms of Mesa
2012 “Nine Circles” iTheatre Collaborative.
For Julie Peterson’s review of Nine Circles in the Phoenix New Times (that mentions Bruce), go HERE
SEPTEMBER 2012, “The Odd Couple,” Arizona Broadway Theatre
2003-2004 SEASON “Cardenio, or the Second Maiden’s Tragedy” Southwest Shakespeare Company.
2004. Lost in Yonkers. Playwright: Neil Simon. Director: Randy Messersmith. Cast: Susan Sindelar, Maria Amorocho Weisbrod, Jacqueline Gaston, Bruce Laks, Cale Keadus Pascual, Paul Thomson.
Represented by Dani’s Agency.
FILM • Flight of the Navigator... Agent Bixby (Speaking Role)... Disney Prod., Randel Kleiser, Director • Secret Messages... Dean Frennic (Supportng Role)... Roo Productions, Phoenix, AZ • A Tale From Tate’s Hell... Jim Knight (Principal)... FSU School of Communication INDUSTRIAL/TRAINING VIDEO • Virtra Systems... George; Dad... Tempe, AZ • U.S.Border Patrol (Dept. of Homeland Security)... Driver (Principal, Jps Project)... Phoenix, AZ • Northern Automotive... Dave... Phoenix, AZ • Volkswagon... Car Shopper... Phoenix, AZ • Optioncard Announcer... (Principal)... Raleigh, NE • R.J. Reynolds... John Beake (Principal)... Winston-Salem, NE • Glaxo, Inc.... Administrator (Principal)... Raleigh, NE • Northern Telecom... Lounge Singer (Principal)... Raleigh, NE • Murphy & Associates... Eli Nitt (Principal)... Raleigh, NE • Carolina Power & Light Co.... Jack (Principal)... Raleigh, NE • Bowater Southern... Tom (Principal)... Chattanooga, TN • Olin Chemical Co.... Jim (Principal)... Chattanooga, TN COMMERCIAL • Claritin (Phx. Int’l Raceway)... Extra (Pit Crew)... Phoenix, AZ • Claritin (Univ. of Phx. Stadium)... Extra (Soccer Dad)... Phoenix, AZ • UPS... Extra (Pit Crew)... Phoenix, AZ • Gatorade... (Baseball Fan)... Phoenix, AZ • Mazda... Extra (Engineer)... Phoenix, AZ • Arizona Lottery/Phoenix Coyotes... Security Guard... Phoenix, AZ • Basha’s... Shopper (Principle)... Phoenix, AZ • Bankone... Featured Extra (Fan)... Phoenix, AZ • Bankone of Colorado... Featured Extra (Fan)... Phoenix, AZ • Publix Supermarkets... Extra (BBQ Guy)... Miami, FL • Sonic... Extra (Customer in Car)... Phoenix, AZ • Circle K... Extra (Customer)... Phoenix, AZ • Spanish Lottery... Extra (Person in Line)... Phoenix, AZ • Harper Homes, Inc.... Home Owner (Principal)... Chattanooga, TN EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION (Live Interactive) • Educational Management Group... Characters Portrayed: Andrew Jackson, Al Capone, Egyptologist, Roman Plebeian, Aristophanes, Leprechaun, King George II, German Immigrant, Davy Crockett... Scottsdale, AZ THEATRE • Harvey... Judge Gaffney... Highlands Playhouse, NC • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?... George... Phoenix, AZ • Speed-The-Plow... Bobby Gould... TheatreWorks, Phoenix, AZ • Lost In Yonkers... Eddie... Arizona Jewish Theatre Co., Phoenix, AZ • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead... Guildenstern... Theatrescape, Phoenix, AZ • Harry And Thelma In The Woods... Harry... Hollywood Playhouse, Hollywood, FL • Funny Girl... Tom Keeney... Stage Door Theatre, Ft. Lauderdale, FL • Dial “M” For Murder... Max Halliday... Phoenix Theatre, Phoenix, AZ • Speed-The-Plow*... Bobby Gould... Raleigh Little Theatre, NC *Won Raleigh Little Theatre’s “CANTEY” Award-Best Actor In A Lead Role, 1993 TRAINING • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre: Florida State University, 1983. SPECIAL SKILLS • STAGE COMBAT: Foil; Sabre; Epee; Quarterstaff; Rapier & Dagger; Katana; Firearms; Unarmed (Combat Resume Avail.) • DIALECTS: Standard British; Cockney; Scottish; Irish; Midwest American; Yiddish; Russian; German; American Southern; French • GENERAL SKILLS: American Sign Language; Horseback riding; Typing; Word Processing; General Computer; Clerical; Waitering; Precision Rifle Drill; Driving (5-Spd and Automatic); Biking • HOBBIES & INTERESTS: Shamanism; Science Fiction; Fencing; Marksmanship; Archery
A More Complete Theater Resume
|The Odd Couple||Arizona Broadway Theatre||Oscar Madison|
|9 Circles||iTheatre Collaborative||The Men|
|A Bad Friend||iTheatre Collaborative, Phoenix||Shelly|
|Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?||TheaterWorks, Peoria,AZ||George|
|Speed-the-Plow||Off-Center Productions, Phoenix||Bobby Gould|
|Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead||TheatreScape, Phoenix||Guildenstern|
|Arms and the Man||Southwest Shakespeare Company, Phoenix||Nicola|
|King Lear||Southwest Shakespeare Company, Phoenix||Albany|
|Cardenio||Southwest Shakespeare Company/ShakespeareSedona||Anselmo|
|The Taming of the Shrew||ShakespeareSedona||Hortensio|
|Lost in Yonkers||Arizona Jewish Theatre Company, Phoenix||Eddie|
|Love’s Labour’s Lost||Southwest Shakespeare Company||Holofernes|
|The Merry Wives of Windsor||Southwest Shakespeare Company||Master Ford|
|Our Town||Southwest Shakespeare Company/ShakespeareSedona||Mr. Webb|
|Harry and Thelma in the Woods||Hollywood Playhouse, FL||Harry|
|Funny Girl||Broward Stage Door Theatre, Ft. Lauderdale, FL||Tom Keeney/Ensemble|
|Cyrano de Bergerac||Desert Stages Theatre, Scottsdale, AZ||Cyrano|
|1776||Desert Stages Theatre, Scottsdale, AZ||John Adams|
|Othello||Sunfire Theatre, Phoenix||Iago|
|Dial “M” For Murder||Phoenix Theatre||Max Halliday|
|Twelfth Night||The Shakespeare Theatre, Phoenix||Malvolio|
|The Taming of the Shrew||The Shakespeare Theatre, Phoenix||Gremio|
|Veronica’s Room||The Public Theatre, Ft. Lauderdale||The Young Man (Larry)|
|Christmas At Pooh Corner||The Cookie Company, Phoenix||Winnie the Pooh|
|A Teddybear Christmas||The Cookie Company, Phoenix||Winnie the Pooh/Toy|
|Alice In Wonderland||The Cookie Company, Phoenix||White Rabbit/Duchess/Mock Turtle|
|Charlotte’s Web||Childsplay, Inc., Tempe, AZ||Homer Zuckerman|
|The Vampires||In Mixed Company, Phoenix||Ed|
|Keely & Du||In Mixed Company, Phoenix||Walter|
|The Convertible Girl||Florida Jewish Theatre Company, W. Palm Bch, FL||Ron|
|Poetry Alive!||Poetry Alive! Touring Co., Asheville, NC||Poetry Performer|
|Hamlet||Arizona Shakespeare Festival||Laertes|
|Speed-the-Plow||Raleigh Little Theatre, NC||Bobby Gould|