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FactEarned a Bachelor degree in both Drama and Economics from the University of Washington.


Who is Dylan Bruce?

Dylan Bruce was born on 21 April 1980, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and is an actor, best known for his work in the television series “Orphan Black” in which he plays the character Paul Dierden. He also played then character Chris Hughes in the soap opera “As the World Turns”, the eighth actor to play the role.

The Net Worth of Dylan Bruce

Dylan Bruce has a net worth estimated to be over $1.8 million, earned through a successful career in acting.

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His films and television projects have managed to earn tens of millions of dollars at the box office. He’s been active in the entertainment industry since 2005, and that is one of the primary reasons he has earned a significant amount of income.

Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings

While Bruce was born in Vancouver, he was raised in Boundary Bay which is the name connotes, is located by the border of the US and Canada, in an area leaning more towards British Columbia.

After matriculating from high school, he enrolled at the University of Washington in Seattle, set on pursuing a career in acting, so studying for a degree in Drama and Economics. While in Seattle, he began a modeling career through the Seattle Models Guild, and appeared on the cover of the magazine “Daily Variety”. Following the completion of his degree, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming an actor, and secured his first professional acting role in 2005 as a part of the low budget spin-off from “24” called “24: Conspiracy.

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The spin-off was released online as a part of a web series, and was noted for using mobile phones for filming.

Rise to Fame

Bruce’s work in “24: Conspiracy” opened more opportunities for him, and in the same year he had a two-episode guest role in the soap opera “Passions”, before he made an appearance in the sitcom “Joey”, which is a spin-off from the show “Friends” and starring Matt LeBlanc reprising his character as Joey Tribbiani. The following year, he made an appearance in the TV series “The Sopranos” before working on the reality show “Breaking Up with Shannen Doherty”, which aired through Oxygen.

His next project would be in “Las Vegas”, playing the secretary of Vanessa Marcil’s character. In 2007, he was cast in one of his first notable roles as Chris Hughes in “As the World Turns”, playing the role for a year. The soap opera is the sister show to “Guiding Light”, and holds the record for the third-longest continuous run for any daytime soap opera in the US. He succeeded Bailey Chase in the role of Hughes, but he was later downgraded to a recurring role. He made his final appearance in the soap in late-2008, then pursued other projects.

Orphan Black and Latter Career

In 2011, Dylan made his feature film debut in “Unstoppable”, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. The film is inspired by events of the Crazy Eights incident in which two men attempt to stop a runaway freight train; it was the last film of director Tony Scott before he passed away. In the next few years, he worked on the Hallmark Channel original film entitled “Love’s Christmas Journey”, and also with Lifetime for their original thriller film “Willed to Kill”.

In 2013 he was cast in the science fiction series “Orphan Black”, which is a co-production of BBC America and Space. Starring Tatiana Maslany who plays several identical clones, the story revolves around the ethical and moral issues surrounding human cloning. Concurrently he starred in the Lifetime movie “Flowers in the Attic”, an adaptation of the novel of the same name written by VC Andrews, and later reprised his role in the sequel, which is also based on a novel called “Petals on the Wind” by VC Andrews, and continued his relationship with Hallmark.

After leaving “Orphan Black”, he had a recurring role in “Heroes Reborn” and the film “First Round Down”. One of his latest projects is the show “Midnight, Texas” which is based on the book series of the same name written by Charlain Harris, the creator of the novels which was adapted into “True Blood”. However, the show was canceled after two seasons.

Personal Life

Bruce is single, and he’s been very private when it comes to this aspect of his life. He’s been romantically linked with several of his co-stars, but none of the rumors have been confirmed. One of his biggest inspirations is actor Michael J. Fox as, he is a big fan of his films. He credits his experience in soap operas as one of the reasons he’s developed into the actor he is today.

General Info

Full NameDylan Bruce
Height1.83 m
ProfessionActor, Model
EducationUniversity of Washington

Accomplishments

MoviesPetals on the Wind, Unstoppable
TV ShowsOrphan Black, As the World Turns, 24: Conspiracy

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Quotes

#Quote
1[on his inspiration, Michael J. Fox] He was my hero. I wanted to be him, whether it was dressing in sweaters with a dress shirt and tie, going to school with a briefcase in kindergarten to emulate Alex P. Keaton from 'Family Ties', or wearing a puffy vest and blasting Huey Lewis and the News while skateboarding like Marty McFly, he was it. When I found out from my mom he was a B.C. boy, I knew that acting was for me.
2Working on a soap opera is such good training for the novice actor. No rehearsal, 120 pages of dialogue per week, and one take to get the scene right. No room for error. I think sometimes soap acting gets an unfair label for being bad and over the top. The lessons I learned there were so valuable. Seeing yourself every day on television, you learned what worked and didn't work, what was bad acting and what wasn't. Memorizing scripts became second nature.

Facts

#Fact
1Has 2 sisters and 1 brother.
2Earned a Bachelor degree in both Drama and Economics from the University of Washington.

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Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Midnight, Texas2017TV SeriesBobo Winthrop
First Round Down2016Tim Tucker
American Gothic2016TV SeriesTom Price
Motive2016TV SeriesRand Hardy
Orphan Black2013-2016TV SeriesPaul Dierden
Heroes Reborn2015TV Mini-SeriesCaptain James Dearing
A Novel Romance2015TV MovieLiam
Matador2014TV SeriesGabriel
Petals on the Wind2014TV MovieBart Winslow
Arrow2013-2014TV SeriesAdam Donner
Flowers in the Attic2014TV MovieBart Winslow
Willed to Kill2012TV MovieMark Hanson
The Bay2010-2012TV SeriesBrian Nelson
NCIS2011TV SeriesJustin Fanniker
Love's Christmas Journey2011TV MovieMichael
Unstoppable2010Michael Colson (as Dylan L. Bruce)
As the World Turns2007-2008TV SeriesChris Hughes / hris Hughes
CSI: NY2007TV SeriesYoung Man
Las Vegas2007TV SeriesAnthony
The Sopranos2006TV SeriesDoorman
Joey2005TV SeriesWaiter
Passions2005TV SeriesEdna's Dream Guy
24: Conspiracy2005TV Mini-Series shortMartin Kail

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
Orphan Black: The Cloneversation2014TV MovieHimself
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
NerdHQ2013TV SeriesHimself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself (2014)
Breaking Up with Shannen Doherty2006TV SeriesShannen's Boyfriend

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Orphan Black2016TV SeriesPaul Dierden

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia
Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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