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Birth date: November 23, 1948
Birth place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Profession:Writer, Actor, Producer

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Bruce Vilanch (born November 23, 1948) is an American comedy writer, songwriter and actor. He is a six-time Emmy Award-winner. Vilanch is best known to the public for his four-year stint on Hollywood Squares, as a celebrity participant; behind the scenes he was head writer for the show. In 2000, he performed off-Broadway in his self-penned one-man show, Bruce Vilanch: Almost Famous.Since 2000, Vilanch has been the head writer for the Oscars, after being an Oscar program co-writer for the previous ten years. He is a featured writer for the Tonys, Grammys and Emmys. Wikipedia

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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
17th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: Jay Leno 2014 TV Movie
Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On 2010 TV Movie additional written material
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special
The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009 TV Special written by
The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2008 TV Special
Naked Boys Singing! 2007 written by
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards 2007 TV Special
The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2007 TV Special
Comic Relief 2006 2006 TV Special documentary head writer
The 58th Annual Tony Awards 2004 TV Special
The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003 TV Special special material written by
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 TV Special documentary
The Disco Ball 2003 TV Special
The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2002 TV Special special material written by
The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards 2001
Hollywood Salutes Bruce Willis: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2000 TV Movie
The 54th Annual Tony Awards 2000 TV Special
The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards 2000
Hollywood Salutes Jodie Foster: An American Cinematheque Tribute 1999 TV Movie
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 TV Special
American Fashion Awards 1999 TV Special
The 53rd Annual Tony Awards 1999 TV Special
The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards 1998 TV Special
Hollywood Squares 1998 TV Series head writer
Comic Relief VIII 1998 TV Special
The 52nd Annual Tony Awards 1998 TV Special
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special special material
Bette Midler in Concert: Diva Las Vegas 1997 TV Special documentary
The 19th Annual CableACE Awards 1997 TV Special
The 1997 World Music Awards 1997 TV Special
The 51st Annual Tony Awards 1997 TV Special
The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1997 TV Special special material
Happy Birthday Elizabeth: A Celebration of Life 1997 TV Special
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1996 TV Special
The 50th Annual Tony Awards 1996 TV Special
The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1996 TV Special written by
The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards 1996 TV Special
The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards 1996 TV Special
TV Laughs at Life 1995 TV Movie
The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1995 TV Special
1st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1995 TV Special
Elvis: The Tribute 1994 TV Movie documentary
She TV 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 8th Annual American Comedy Awards 1994 TV Special
The 66th Annual Academy Awards 1994 TV Special special material
Comic Relief VI 1994 TV Special documentary writer
Trevor 1994 Short special material written by
For Our Children: The Concert 1993 TV Movie documentary
A Gala for the President at Ford's Theatre 1993 TV Movie
Comic Relief V 1992 TV Special
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1992 TV Special
The 34th Annual Grammy Awards 1992 TV Special
Laughing Back: Comedy Takes a Stand 1992 TV Movie story / teleplay
Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music 1991 TV Special documentary
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards 1991 TV Special special material
The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards 1991 TV Special
America's Dance Honors 1990 TV Special
The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards 1990 TV Special
Miss USA Pageant 1990 TV Movie
Dolly 1988 TV Series 1 episode
The Cheech Show 1988 TV Movie
Las Vegas: An All-Star 75th Anniversary 1987 TV Special
Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville 1987 TV Movie documentary
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1983 TV Special additional material
Divine Madness 1980 Documentary
Omnibus 1980 TV Series
John Ritter: Being of Sound Mind and Body 1980 TV Movie writer - segment "The Rock Doctor"
The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song 1979 TV Special written by
The Star Wars Holiday Special 1978 TV Movie
Donny and Marie TV Series 3 episodes, 1977 writer - 19 episodes, 1975 - 1978
Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair Is Back 1977 TV Movie documentary
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour 1976-1977 TV Series writer - 9 episodes
The Barry Manilow Special 1977 TV Movie
The Paul Lynde Halloween Special 1976 TV Special written by
The Bette Midler Show 1976 TV Special as Bruce Vilanche

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Limelight 2017/I post-production Garrett Raynes
Still Waiting In The Wings 2017 post-production Chef
Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel completed S.I.R.I.U.S. / Janus
Spellcheck 2016 Short Spellcheck Victim
Child of the '70s 2013-2016 TV Series Larry Lawrence
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero 2015 TV Series Additional Voices
On the Cover 2014 Short Bernie Feldman
Scrooge & Marley 2012 Fezziwig
Silent But Deadly 2012 Uncle Bruce
Something Real 2012 Short
The Eric Andre Show 2012 TV Series Arnold Schwarzenegger
Troy: Naked Boys Behind Bars, Sing! 2011 Short The Director (voice)
Sister Mary 2011 Farmer Jake
Going Down in LA-LA Land 2011 Missy Manhandler
The Word Is Love 2010 Video short Max
Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!! 2009 Max
Spring Breakdown 2009 Celebrity Judge
HA! The Web Series 2009 TV Series Bruce
Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World 2008 TV Series Bruce Bandersnatch
You Don't Mess with the Zohan 2008 Bruce Vilanch
Tru Loved 2008 Uncle Daniel
Orlando's Bed and Breakfast 2007 TV Movie Hymie
Queer Duck: The Movie 2006 Video Bruce Vilanch (voice)
The Proud Family 2001 TV Series Tristan the Magician
Circuit 2001 Theater Stage Manager
Jackie's Back! 1999 TV Movie Bruce Vilanch
The Nanny 1998 TV Series Bruce Vilanch
Love Can Be Murder 1992 TV Movie Bernie
Rachel Gunn, R.N. 1992 TV Series Patient
Fourth Story 1991 TV Movie Flower salesman
It Nearly Wasn't Christmas 1989 TV Movie Philpot
Santa Barbara 1989 TV Series Hippie Priest
The Drifter 1988 Cook
The Cheech Show 1988 TV Movie Louella Fella
The Morning After 1986 Bartender
The Ice Pirates 1984 Wendon
Breathless 1983 Man with Purse
Bosom Buddies 1981 TV Series Customer #2
Mahogany 1975 Dress Manufacturer
My Name Is Rocco Papaleo 1971 Tante Rosa

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rude Tube 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 58th Annual Tony Awards 2004 TV Special lyrics: "No One Mourns the Wicked"
Wie die Karnickel 2002 writer: "I Love Men"
Cat's Eye 1985 writer: "Cat's Eye" - as B. Valanch

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fired Up 1997 TV Series creative consultant
The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1993 TV Special special material
The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1992 TV Special special material
Manhattan Transfer 1975 TV Series creative consultant - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pride: The Gay & Lesbian Comedy Slam 2010 TV Movie executive producer
The Paula Poundstone Show 1992-1993 TV Series producer - 2 episodes

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tab Hunter Confidential 2015 Documentary special thanks
Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon 2008 Documentary special thanks
Naked Fame 2004 Documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gameshow Marathon 2006 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Gotta Get Off This Merry Go Round: Sex, Dolls and Showtunes 2006 Video documentary Himself
The Divine Ms. Susann 2006 Video short Himself
17th Annual GLAAD Media Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
10 Ways to Be a Cover Story Couple 2006 TV Movie Himself
Celebrity Fit Club 2006 TV Series Himself
Biography 2004-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Fucking with the Stars 2006 Video Himself - Non-sexual role
QTN Holiday Reel 2005 TV Movie Himself
Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words 2005 TV Movie Himself
Great Things About the Holidays 2005 TV Movie Himself
Dokument: Humor 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The Apprentice: Martha Stewart 2005 TV Series Himself
Inside TV Land: Tickled Pink 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dangerous Liaisons 2005 Video Himself - Non-sexual Role (uncredited)
The Aristocrats 2005 Documentary Himself
E! 101 Most Awesome Moments in Entertainment 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Balderdash 2004 TV Series Himself
Pyramid 2003-2004 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
Naked Fame 2004 Documentary Himself - Academy Awards Writer
CMT: 20 Really Embarrassing Video Moments 2004 TV Special Himself
The Award Show Awards Show 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
Hollywood Squares 1998-2003 TV Series Himself - Panelist
100 Years of Hope and Humor 2003 TV Special Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2003 TV Series Himself
Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top 2003 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Disco Ball 2003 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Intimate Portrait 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Iron Chef USA: Holiday Showdown 2001 TV Special documentary Himself - Judge
Call Me Claus 2001 TV Movie Himself
The Mark Twain Prize: Whoopi Goldberg 2001 TV Movie Himself
I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special 2001 TV Movie documentary Comedy writer
10 Attitudes 2001 Himself
The Test 2001 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards 2001 Himself
Queen of the Whole Wide World 2001 Documentary Master of Ceremonies
The Simpsons 2001 TV Series Himself
The Boys of Manchester: On the Set of Queer as Folk 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself (introduction)
The Martin Short Show 1999 TV Series Himself
Get Bruce 1999 Documentary Himself
Behind the Music 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Pesel Ha'Zahav 1998 Documentary Himself
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Winner
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Winner
Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Midnight Special 1980 TV Series Himself
The Paul Ryan Show 1977 TV Series Himself
The Automat 2018 Documentary post-production Himself
Amsel: Illustrator of the Lost Art 2017 Documentary filming Himself - Interviewee
The Fabulous Allan Carr 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
Allee Willis Loves Detroit Documentary filming Himself
Hey Qween 2016 TV Series Himself
Yikes! The Arrival 2015 Short Himself
The Insider 2015 TV Series Himself - Comedy Writer
Being Fabulous Rocks! T.V. Show 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
17th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: Jay Leno 2014 TV Movie Himself
RuPaul's Drag Race 2011-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest Judge / Himself - Audience Member / Himself - Special Guest
The Outrageous Sophie Tucker 2014 Documentary Himself
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself - Oscar Telecast Writer
82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2013 TV Movie Himself
16th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: Carol Burnett 2013 TV Movie Himself
Absolutely Jason Stuart 2013 TV Series Himself
Teens Wanna Know 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
I Am Divine 2013 Documentary Himself
On the Set W Jasper Cole 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
In Bed with Joan 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The WIN Awards 2012 2012 TV Special Himself - Host
Shark Tank 2012 TV Series Himself - Helper: PC Classes Online
Carol Channing: Larger Than Life 2012 Documentary Himself
Hanlet: Episode 4 & 1/2 - Attack of the Phantom Special 2011 Documentary Himself
Vito 2011 Documentary Himself
Chasing Hollywood 2011 Documentary Himself
Walk a Mile in My Pradas 2011 Himself
Bump! 2010-2011 TV Series Himself
Birds of a Feather 2011/I Himself
Out for Laughs 2011 TV Series Himself - Starring Comedian
A Bundle of Sticks 2010 Documentary Himself
The Adonis Factor 2010 Documentary Himself - Writer / Actor
Pride: The Gay & Lesbian Comedy Slam 2010 TV Movie Himself
What's the Name of the Dame? 2009 Documentary
Beverly Hills Groomer 2009 TV Series Himself
Annul Victory 2009 Documentary Himself
House of Numbers: Anatomy of an Epidemic 2009 Documentary Himself - American Comedy & Script Writer
A-List Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
World's Dumbest 2009 TV Series Himself
GSN Live 2008 TV Series Himself
Sex: The Revolution 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Living with Ed 2008 TV Series Himself
Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon 2008 Documentary Himself - Actor & Author
Jury Duty 2007-2008 TV Series Himself
Electile Dysfunction: Inside the Business of American Campaigns 2008 Documentary Himself
Laughing Matters... The Men 2008 Video Himself
20 Greatest Oscar Moments 2008 TV Movie Himself
11th Annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration 2008 TV Movie Himself
10th Annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration 2007 TV Movie Himself
Wisecrack 2007 TV Series Himself
Under the Pink Carpet 2006 TV Series Himself
The Making of Michael Lucas' 'Dangerous Liaisons' 2006 Video documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
RuPaul's Drag Race 2013-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest Judge / Himself
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest Judge
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: The Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog 2004 Video Himself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Career Achievement Award Fort Worth Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival
2007 Wall of Fame Grabby Awards
1997 Stephen F. Kolzak Award GLAAD Media Awards
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Variety Special or Series Comic Relief VI (1994) · John Moffitt (executive producer)
· Pat Tourk Lee (executive producer)
· Bob Zmuda (executive producer)
· Nancy Kurshner (supervising producer)
· Jeff Thorsen (associate producer)
· Buz Kohan (writer)
1993 CableACE CableACE Awards Variety Special or Series Comic Relief V (1992) · John Moffitt (executive producer)
· Pat Tourk Lee (executive producer)
· Bob Zmuda (executive producer)
· Nancy Kurshner (supervising producer)
· Walter C. Miller (director)
· Buz Kohan (writer)
1992 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program The 64th Annual Academy Awards (1992) · Hal Kanter (writer)
· Buz Kohan (writer)
· Billy Crystal (writer: special material)
· Marc Shaiman (writer: special material)
· David Steinberg (writer: special material)
· Robert Wuhl (writer: special material)
1991 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program The 63rd Annual Academy Awards (1991) · Hal Kanter (writer)
· Buz Kohan (writer)
· Billy Crystal (special material)
· David Steinberg (special material)
· Robert Wuhl (special material)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) · Jon Macks (writer)
· Steve Martin (special material written by)
· Beth Armogida (special material written by)
· Dave Barry (special material written by)
· David Feldman (special material written by)
· Carol Leifer (writer)
· Jeffrey Richman (writer)
· Marc Shaiman (special material written by)
· Colleen Werthmann (special material written by)
· Scott Wittman (special material written by)
2009 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009) · Jon Macks (writer)
· Jenny Bicks (writer)
· Bill Condon (writer)
· John Hoffman (writer)
· Phil Alden Robinson (writer)
· Dan Harmon (special material written by)
· Rob Schrab (special material written by)
· Ben Schwartz (special material written by)
· Joel Stein (special material written by)
2007 Grabby Award Grabby Awards Best Non-Sex Performance Fucking with the Stars (2006)
2005 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials The 58th Annual Tony Awards (2004) · Dave Boone
2004 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) · Hal Kanter
· Rita Cash
· Buz Kohan
· Steve Martin (special material)
· Beth Armogida (special material)
· Dave Barry (special material)
· Dave Boone (special material)
· Andy Breckman (special material)
· Jon Macks (special material)
· Rita Rudner (special material)
2000 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music and Lyrics The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards (2000) · Glen Roven (composer/lyricist)
1994 CableACE CableACE Awards Children's Programming Special - 6 and Younger For Our Children: The Concert (1993) · Dawn Steel (executive producer)
· Brad Lachman (producer)
· Gregory Sills (supervising producer)
· Louis J. Horvitz (director)
· Garry Bormet (writer)
1978 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair Is Back (1977) · Buz Kohan (writer)
· Rod Warren (writer)
· Pat McCormick (writer)
· Tom Eyen (writer)
· Jerry Blatt (writer)
· Bette Midler (writer)
1977 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special The Barry Manilow Special (1977) · Alan Thicke (writer)
· Don Clark (writer)
· Susan Clark (writer)
· Ronny Pearlman (writer)
· Steve Binder (writer)
· Barry Manilow (writer)


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#Fact
1 Starring as Edna Turnblad in the national tour of the Broadway smash hit, Hairspray. [September 2003]
2 Playing Edna Turnblad in the Broadway production of Hairspray, recently played by Michael McKean and originated by Harvey Fierstein. [October 2004]
3 Known to be an able provider of topical joke material for Academy Award hosts (notably Billy Crystal). Also for comedy personalities on the road such as Bette Midler.
4 Hefty, quipping, American gag writer who turned celebrity after becoming a wisecracking regular on the revamped Hollywood Squares (1998) game show (located next to Whoopi Goldberg in the left-center square).
5 Had a musical comedy background, claiming to have done every Stubby Kaye role there was.
6 Attended Ohio State University in the 1960s as a theater and journalism student.

#Quote
1 "Musicals have clearly gotten more physical. You never saw Ethel Merman doing step aerobics. The real culprit in all this is not even the costume designer but the choreographer, that malicious spawn of Gwen Verdon and Satan." -- commenting on his strenuous undertaking in the tour of "Hairspray".

#Trademark
1 Wild, blonde-gray locks, thick red glasses and gay-suggestive tee-shirts
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