Bruce Boxleitner
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Bruce Boxleitner stars in TRON as a computer engineer whose alter ego is a digital security program code-named TRON.

Boxleitner was born May 12, 1951, in Elgin, Ill., and grew up in nearby Mt. Prospect, a suburb of Chicago. His first acting experience came in theatrical productions at Mt. Prospect High School.

Upon graduation, he entered Chicago's Goodman Theater, gaining performing savvy and technical experience in shows staged by the troupe around the city. In 1971, he starred in "Status Quo Vadis" at the Ivanhoe Theater in Chicago, and stayed with the show during a successful 10 week run in Washington, D.C.

In 1972, Bruce moved to Los Angeles. He earned an Actors Guild card with five lines on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," then embarked on a round of auditions and screen tests which ended in a starring role in the ABC series "How the West Was Won." He has since starred in the telefilms "Jack and the Princess" (opposite Suzanne Somers), "The Gambler," "East of Eden," "Fly Away Home," and the feature film "The Baltimore Bullet." - Tron Production Information

Bruce later appeared in 1998 as Commander John Sheridan on the TV show Babylon 5, which gained quite a following, and is the author of a few sci-fi books Frontier Earth and Frontier Earth : Searcher. He is currently married to Melissa Gilbert of Little House on the Prairie fame.

Related Links
- IMDB Entry for Bruce Boxleinter- Official Bruce Boxleitner Website

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