Veteran actor Beau Bridges is always a busy man, and this past TV season has been no exception. He is one of the stars of popular CBS comedy “The Millers” and had an important guest arc on the Showtime drama “Masters of Sex.” We will ask him about both roles when he joins us for a live chat this Tuesday, June 3, at 12:00 p.m. PT; 3:00 p.m. ET on Gold Derby’s home page.
On “The Millers,” Bridges plays Tom Miller, the often befuddled father to Nathan (Will Arnett) and recently divorced husband of Carol (Margo Martindale). He is contending in the Comedy Supporting Actor category.
On “Masters of Sex,” he has the role of Barton Scully, the provost of Washington University, where Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) does his sex research work. While Scully is the longtime husband of Margaret (Allison Janney), he is also a deeply closeted homosexual man in the 1950s. He will be among those vying for a Drama Guest Actor bid.
Bridges is the son of legendary actor Lloyd Bridges (“Sea Hunt,” “Airplane”) and the brother of Oscar winner Jeff Bridges (“Crazy Heart”). His long film career has included “The Other Side of the Mountain,” “Norma Rae,” “Heart Like a Wheel,” and “The Fabulous Baker Boys.”
No stranger to awards himself, his mantel at home is filled with trophies. He won Emmys and Golden Globes for his roles in the TV movies “Without Warning: The James Brady Story” (1992) and “The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom” (1993). Another Emmy came for the telefilm “The Second Civil War” (1997). He also earned a Grammy Award in 2009 for the spoken word version of Al Gore‘s “An Inconvenient Truth.”
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