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Jerry Bruckheimer Biography

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

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

  • 2021Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2021Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: nominated
  • 2020Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: nominated
  • 2019Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2017Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: nominated
  • 2017Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2016Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: nominated
  • 2016Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2015Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: winner
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: winner
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated