Bruce Laks


Bruce Laks
Bruce Laks


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.



2014 “Fiddler on the Roof” The Palms of Mesa

Laks (Rabbi) and Stephen Turner (Motel) take a break between shows, "'Fiddler on the Roof" at The Palms dinner theater in Mesa. (Photo by Jennifer Haaland)
Bruce Laks (Rabbi) and Stephen Turner (Motel) take a break between performances of “‘Fiddler on the Roof” at The Palms dinner theater in Mesa. (Photo by Jennifer Haaland)


2012 “Nine Circles” iTheatre Collaborative.

Stacie Stocker, Phillip Herrington and Bruce Laks in "Nine Circles," iTheatre Collaborative, 2012 (Photo from the collection of Bruce Laks)
Stacie Stocker, Phillip Herrington and Bruce Laks in “Nine Circles,” iTheatre Collaborative, 2012 (Photo from the collection of Bruce Laks)

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

Jesse Berger and Bruce Laks in "The Odd Couple" at Arizona Broadway Theatre.
Jesse Berger and Bruce Laks in “The Odd Couple” at Arizona Broadway Theatre. (Photo credit unknown)


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.

Arizona Jewish Theatre Company. 2004. Lost in Yonkers. (Sitting) Unidentified; Maria Amorocho Weisbrod, Jacqueline Gaston, Susan Sindelar, Paul Thomson. (Standing) Bruce Laks, Randy Messersmith (director), Cale Keadus Pascual. Photo credit unknown.


Bruce Laks. Maria Amorocho. Lost in Yonkers. AJTC. 2004
Bruce Laks. Maria Amorocho. Lost in Yonkers. AJTC. 2004




Bruce Laks (Photo credit unknown)
Bruce Laks (Photo credit unknown)
Bruce Laks. (Photo credit unknown)
Bruce Laks. (Photo credit unknown)

Represented by Dani’s Agency.

   • 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

   • 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

   • 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 Management Group... Characters Portrayed: Andrew Jackson, Al Capone, Egyptologist, Roman Plebeian, 
     Aristophanes, Leprechaun, King George II, German Immigrant, Davy Crockett... Scottsdale, AZ

   • 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

   • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre: Florida State University, 1983.

   • 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