Born as Bruce William Boxleitner, Bruce is an American actor, audiobook recorder, and science fiction author. He became internationally famous after playing a significant role in the famous television series named How the West Was Won. He has also given his voice to a number of animated movies.

Well, how well do you know about Bruce Boxleitner? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Bruce Boxleitner’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Bruce Boxleitner to date.

Biography and Early Life

The birthplace of Bruce is Elgin, Illinois, in the United States. His father, Cliff Boxleitner, was a trained and certified public accountant who used to work in Elgin. His mother, Daine Boxleitner, was a homemaker. Bruce grew up along with his three siblings named Terri Boxleitner, Sandy Boxleitner, Nancy Boxleitner. He also has two half-brothers. Named Michael and Dakota.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Bruce Boxleitner in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Bruce Boxleitner’s age is 71 years old as of today’s date 1st August 2021 having been born on 12 May 1950. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 187 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154 lbs in Pound and 70 kg in Kilograms.


Bruce started his formal education by attending Prospect High School in Mount Prospect. He was very much active in high school and took part in various cultural events. He got his high school graduation degree from there in 1967. He continued his higher studies in Arts then. He got himself enrolled in Goodman School of Drama and took acting lessons seriously. He also attended DePaul University to learn more about theater and films. He got his college graduation degree in 1971.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

After dating for a few years, Bruce got married to Kathryn Holcomb, who was an actress by profession. They did a TV series together. The couple welcomed their first son Sam Boxleitner three years later. In 1985, they had their second son named Lee Boxleitner.

However, they separated in 1987, ten years after their marriage. In 1995, he got married for the second time to Melissa Gilbert, who was also an actress. In the same year, his third son, Micheal Boxleitner, was born. In 2011, after six years of their marriage, the duo divorced and fought over their son’s custody.

In 2016, Bruce got married for the third time to Verena King Boxleitner. The couple doesn’t have any children yet.

Is Bruce Boxleitner Gay?

Bruce has been married thrice till now. He was in a ten years long heterosexual marriage relationship once. He is currently in a five years long loving marriage. He also has three children with his current and ex-wives. He has never heard of getting linked to any men ever. These facts prove him to be straight. It is safe to assume that his sexual orientation is straight.

Professional Career

Bruce debuted his acting career by appearing in famous tv series named How The West Was Won. He then acted in a number of other tv series such as Bring ‘Em Back Alive, Mr. King, Babylon 5, The Gambler. From 1973 onwards, he made many guest appearances in series like Tales from the Crypt, She Spies, The Outer Limits, Touched by an Angel. He played a small role in the movie Tron series. His few other films are Legion of The Dead, King of the Lost World, Shadows in Paradise.

He is also a very successful author of various science fiction books. His books named Frontier Earth and Searcher were published in 1999 and 2001. Though his books are widely famous among his fans, it was rumored that William Keith Junior actually wrote his books.

Bruce has given voice to several science fiction audiobooks, such as the Great Secret.


Bruce has won several prestigious awards till now. He is the winner of Western Heritage Awards (1976), Golden Boot Award (1983), Sci-Fi Universe Magazine Awards ( 1995, 1996 – for his movie Babylon 5), Bravo Otto (1986 in the Best Male TV Star category). In 1987 and 1988, he was again nominated for Bravo Otto Awards. However, he didn’t win this time.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Bruce Boxleitner in 2021

According to 2021, it has been revealed that Bruce has an estimated net worth of around $4 million which he has earned through his very successful acting career. He has worked in more than two dozen films. He is also a very successful science fiction writer and manages to earn a considerable sum of royalty money from his books which get sold a million times and are widely famous.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He and actress Beverly Garland were friends for more than 30 years.
  • He endorses the commercial brand ‘Lauder For Men.’

Bruce Boxleitner is an inspiration to any aspiring actor or writer. After retiring from commercial movies, he now likes to spend his time out of the media and public attention. He is not active on social media. However, he uses Twitter on special occasions.

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Facts of Bruce William Boxleitner

  • Gender Male
  • full nameBruce William Boxleitner
  • birthplaceElgin, Illinois, United States
  • Date of Birth May 12, 1950
  • Age 71 years 6 months
  • Horoscope Taurus
  • Lucky Number 5
  • Lucky Stone Emerald
  • Lucky Color Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$4 million
  • professionActor, and science fiction and suspense writer
  • weightIn Kilograms – 70 Kg, In Pounds – 154 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 187 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
  • hair colorLight brown
  • eye colorHazel
  • high schoolProspect High School, Mount Prospect

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