Biography

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Bruce Vilanch (born November 23, 1948) is an American comedy writer, songwriter and actor. He is a six-time Emmy Award-winner known to industry professionals in Hollywood and New York as "the fat guy who writes everyone's jokes." He is likely best known for his four-year stint on Hollywood Squares, as both a celebrity participant and head writer for the show. He also performed off-Broadway in his one-man show Bruce Vilanch: Almost Famous in 2000.

Since 2000, Vilanch has been the head writer for the Oscars, after being an Oscar program co-writer for the previous 10 years. He is a featured writer for the Tonys, Grammys and Emmys.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Bruce Vilanch, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Bruce Vilanch (born November 23, 1948) is an American comedy writer, songwriter and actor. He is a six-time Emmy Award-winner known to industry professionals in Hollywood and New York as "the fat guy who writes everyone's jokes." He is likely best known for his four-year stint on Hollywood Squares, as both a celebrity participant and head writer for the show. He also performed off-Broadway in his one-man show Bruce Vilanch: Almost Famous in 2000.

Since 2000, Vilanch has been the head writer for the Oscars, after being an Oscar program co-writer for the previous 10 years. He is a featured writer for the Tonys, Grammys and Emmys.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Bruce Vilanch, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 47

Birthday 1948-11-23

Place of Birth New York, New York

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Amsel: Illustrator of the Lost Art as Himself - Interviewee
Into the Night as Arnold Schwarzenegger
2018 The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years: A Long Road to Freedom as Himself
2014 And the Oscar Goes To... as Himself - Interviewee
2013 I Am Divine as Himself
2012 Scrooge & Marley as Fezziwig
2012 Silent but Deadly as Uncle Bruce
2012 The Eric Andre Show (1 episode) as Arnold Schwarzenegger
2011 Vito as Himself
2011 Sister Mary as Farmer Jake
2011 Going Down in La-La Land as Missy
2010 The Adonis Factor as Himself - Writer / Actor
2010 Pride: The Gay & Lesbian Comedy Slam as Host
2009 Spring Breakdown as Celebrity Judge
2009 RuPaul's Drag Race (1 episode) as Guest Judge
2009 Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay! as Angelo Ferraro as Max
2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan as Bruce Vilanch
2008 Sex: The Revolution (4 episodes)
2008 Tru Loved as Uncle Daniel
2006 Gameshow Marathon (1 episode)
2006 10 Ways (1 episode)
2005 The Apprentice: Martha Stewart (1 episode)
2005 Celebrity Fit Club (57 episodes)
2005 The Aristocrats as Himself
2002 Circuit as Theater Stage Manager
2001 Call Me Claus as Himself
2001 The Proud Family (1 episode)
1999 Get Bruce! as Himself
1993 The Nanny (1 episode)
1989 The Simpsons (1 episode)
1989 It Nearly Wasn't Christmas as Philpot
1986 The Morning After as Bartender
1984 The Ice Pirates as Wendon
1983 Breathless as Man with Purse
1980 Bosom Buddies (1 episode)
1975 Mahogany as Dress Manufacturer

Writing

2010 Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On Writer
1997 Bette Midler: Diva Las Vegas Writer
1993 World Music Awards (1 episode)Writer
1989 The Ice Capades with Jason Bateman and Alyssa Milano Writer
1980 Divine Madness Writer
1978 The Star Wars Holiday Special Writer
1977 Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair Is Back Writer
1977 The Barry Manilow Special Writer
1976 The Paul Lynde Halloween Special Writer
1976 The Bette Midler Show: The Depression Tour Writer
1953 The Academy Awards (23 episodes)Writer

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