Jerry Bruckheimer

  • Birth Name: Jerome Leon Bruckheimer
  • Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Profession: Producer
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Fast Facts

  • Left Madison Avenue advertising to pursue his dream of being a movie producer.
  • Teamed with buddy Don Simpson to form Simpson-Bruckheimer Productions, whose first feature, 1983's Flashdance, was a huge commercial hit.
  • Simpson-Bruckheimer became synonymous with big-budget action-adventure blockbusters made during the 1980s; the company dissolved in late 1995, weeks before Simpson was found dead in his home.
  • First solo production was the hit Con Air (1997), followed by Armageddon (1998).
  • Successful jump to TV includes executive producer credits for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and its spin-offs, as well as the Emmy-winning reality series The Amazing Race.

Awards

  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Winner
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Winner
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Winner
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Winner
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Winner
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Winner
  • 2015, Producers Guild Awards — Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Winner
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: Winner
  • 2016, Producers Guild Awards — Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: Nominee
  • 2018, Emmy — Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2017, Emmy — Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Winner
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Winner
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2017, Producers Guild Awards — Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: Nominee

Relationships

  • Linda Bruckheimer — Wife
  • Bonnie Bruckheimer — Ex-wife
  • Alexandra Balahoutis — Stepdaughter

College

  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States (BA in Psychology)
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