Born in the month of November in 1955, from the age of three Bruce grew up in Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. He was active in such sports as rugby, waterpolo, basketball. He also received a surf lifesaving bronze medal at the national competition & was a member of the helicopter rescue squad. Bruce spent a year in Iowa at South Tama County High as an exchange student.
An 8-year spell as a professional dancer in both New Zealand and Australia followed. Then he was given the opportunity to play the role of Diesel, a member of the Jets in a Mercury Theatre Company production of Westside Story, combining dance, a newly found singing voice and acting. After the production sold out for 7 weeks, Bruce decided to make acting his career. And for the last 16 years he has continued to act in live theatre, film, commercials and as well as emceeing corporate events.
He has three teenaged children.
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