- About the Show
Free Play Florida welcomes actor extraordinaire Bruce Boxleitner to the event this year. You may recognize him from the Gambler films, Babylon 5 TV and film series, and Tron! Boxleitner will be on hand on Saturday 11/10 only and will be available for signing, pictures, as well as making panel appearances.
As one of Hollywood’s leading men, Bruce Boxleitner has starred in a major motion picture franchise, numerous feature films, several popular television series, produced a major network film and TV series, performed on Broadway, and authored two science fiction novels.
Boxleitner’s big break occurred when he was cast opposite James Arness in the pilot for the epic TV series “How the West Was Won.” He went on to star in the CBS series “Bring ’em Back Alive.”
In 1982, Boxleitner was cast as the title role in Disney’s cult film “TRON” which garnered him science fiction fans worldwide. However, it was in Boxleitner’s four-year run for CBS’s
“Scarecrow and Mrs. King,” starring opposite Kate Jackson, which endeared him to fans worldwide and made him a household name. In 1994, Boxleitner joined the cast of the popular
TV series “Babylon 5,” which ran five seasons. In 2010, he reprised the roles of Alan Bradley and TRON in Disney’s “TRON: Legacy” and two years later, lent his voice to TRON in Disney’s
animated “TRON: Uprising” series on Disney XD.
In 2013, Boxleitner co-starred with Andie MacDowell and Dylan Neal for three seasons in Hallmark Channel’s #1 rated cable program and first-ever prime-time series, ‘Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove’ to rave reviews and an average of 2 million viewers.
A skilled horseman, Boxleitner has utilized his talents in numerous western TV series and films including Kenny Rogers’ television movie franchise “The Gambler,” “Gunsmoke V: One Man’s Justice,” CBS’ remake of “Red River,” “Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone,” and “Down the Long Hills,” based on legendary western author Louis L’Amour’s novel of the same name.
Boxleitner was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City in April 2012 honoring him for his illustrious career
in western films. He is a two-time recipient of the Wrangler Award.
Bruce Boxleitner resides in Los Angeles with his wife, publicist Verena King, and has three sons and a granddaughter: Sam, Lee, Michael and Lulabelle.