- Talent Name
- Jerry Bruckheimer
Perhaps the most successful film and television producer of all time, Jerry Bruckheimer’s productions include the monumentally successful “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “National Treasure,” “Bad Boys,” and “Beverly Hills Cop” franchises, “Black Hawk Down,” “Pearl Harbor,” “Remember the Titans,” “Armageddon,” “The Rock,” “Crimson Tide,” “Top Gun” and “Flashdance.” Recently, Bruckheimer enjoyed incredible critical and box office success with “Bad Boys for Life,” which set the record for the biggest opening of any January release in history when it debuted in 2020.
The producer’s upcoming slate includes the highly anticipated “Top Gun: Maverick,” which reunites Bruckheimer with star Tom Cruise 34 years after the original film’s release. He’s also set to begin production on “Secret Headquarters” starring Owen Wilson.
Started in 1997, Jerry Bruckheimer Television found success almost immediately with “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” on the Network, which quickly became the number one show on television, and launched three successful spin-offs, “CSI: Miami,” “CSI: NY” and “CSI: Cyber,” all on CBS. In the 2005-6 season, Bruckheimer had a then record-breaking 10 series on network television, including an unbelievable five shows ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. ratings.
JBTV broadened its imprint with such shows as “Without a Trace,” “Cold Case,” and 10-time Emmy Award-winning THE AMAZING RACE on CBS. Recently, “Lucifer” was renewed for its sixth season on Netflix and was also named the #2 most binged television show of 2020, while “Hightown” for Starz just completed shooting its second season.
Jerry Bruckheimer has been honored with some of the entertainment industry's most distinguished awards. Bruckheimer was one of the “Time 100,” a list in the renowned publication of the most influential people in the world. He is a three-time recipient of the ShoWest Producer of the Year Award and was given the David O. Selznick Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Producers Guild of America. His hand and footprints can be seen in the forecourt of the famed Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, not far from his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Bruckheimer also received a major tribute from the American Film Institute, including retrospective screenings of his huge body of work. Among many other honors, he was bestowed with ShoWest’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Variety's Showman of the Year, and was the first producer ever to be honored with an American Cinematheque Award.
In a career spanning more than 40 years, Bruckheimer’s films have collectively grossed over $20 billion, including box office and ancillary sales. His projects have been honored with 43 Academy Award nominations, 6 Oscars, 8 Grammy Award nominations, 5 Grammys, 23 Golden Globe nominations, 4 Golden Globes, 140 Emmy Award nominations, 23 Emmys, 36 People’s Choice nominations, 15 People’s Choice Awards, and numerous MTV Awards, including one for Best Picture of the Decade for “Beverly Hills Cop.”
Jerry Bruckheimer was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of German immigrant parents who instilled in him a strong work ethic and desire to succeed. Growing up, Bruckheimer developed a lifelong passion for movies, photography, and sports, especially ice hockey. A lifelong dream became a reality in 2019 when he joined the expansion NHL franchise for Seattle, Washington as an investor. The Seattle Kraken are set to begin with the 2021/2022 season later this year.