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Bruce French
Born (1945-07-04) July 4, 1945 (age 76)
Reinbeck, Iowa, United States
Spouse(s)Eileen Barnett 1991–present

Bruce French (born July 4, 1945) is an American actor who has been acting for more than 30 years.

French was born in Reinbeck, Iowa. He attended the University of Iowa and majored in speech and theatre. He is married to actress/singer Eileen Barnett.


He is noted for his recurring role as Father Lonigan on the NBC daytime drama Passions.

He also played Jim Burns the wealthy neighbor of the Malloy/"Rich" family on The Riches; Jim's wife, Nina, is played by Margo Martindale.

His movie roles include that of a checkout man in Frank Perry's Man on a Swing.

Awards and nominations

Ovation Awards

  • 2010: Won the award for Lead Actor in a Play for the role of Andrew Crocker-Harris in the Pacific Resident Theatre production of "The Browning Version"[1]



  1. ^ "2009/2010 Ovation Award Winners". 17 January 2011.

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