Bruce MacVittie Biography

Bruce MacVittie was an American actor by profession and played around eleven characters in all the three primary shows of the Law & Order franchise. He appeared as the guest on one of the episodes of Homicide: Life on the Street, where he worked as  Larry Biedron, and also appeared in one of the episodes of New York Undercover as Miles Jordan. According to Bruce’s wife Carol, Bruce was dead on 7th May 2022 but she has not given the immediate reason for his husband’s death. However, at the time of his death, Bruce was surrounded by his family in the hospital.

Early Life

Bruce MacVittie was born on 14th October 1956 in Providence, Rhode Island. He started acting in small roles while he was now studying at high school. He went to Boston University where he studied with Jerzy Grotowski in 1976 and after completing his education, he went to New York City and started pursuing an acting career in 1979.

Bruce MacVittie Career

Bruce Mcvittie worked in over 75 films and different television productions spending over 32 years in the entertainment industry with excelling skills every year. He started his career while being at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in 1980, where he worked for Edward Allen Baker’s “Prairie Avenue” and for many years as a part of the theater. He was one of the founding members of the company called Naked Angels Theater.

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Bruce spent over 10 years at the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights’ Conference under Lloyd Richards, worked for overall 10 seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, was an active member of the Blue Light Theatre Company, where he collaborated with Joanne Woodward and pursued working for many years on the plays of Clifford Odets.

Rise to Fame

In 1982, Bruce worked as an understudy member and worked for James Hayden in David Mamet’s American Buffalo with Al Pacino and J.J. Johnston at Circle In the Square and later replaced Hayden in the subsequent Broadway production. He has performed a long tenure playing guest-starring roles in television and films. He began acting in films with Barney Miller (1975) for which he had to relocate to New York. Bruce worked for many off-broadway theaters including Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature Theatre, Playwright’s Horizons, and Cherry Lane.

Bruce has worked as a guest in various television and film roles back in 1981 and has notably worked in the major 10 episodes of the Law and Order franchise. He has worked along with other stars Stanley Tucci, Michael Beach, and Ron Ryan in the first television series of The Street, for which he shot 40 episodes in many days on the cold streets of Newark, NJ, in 1981.

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Bruce MacVittie Biography

Real Name Bruce MacVittie
Birth Date 14 October 1956
Died Date 7 May 2022
Aged 65 Years
Birth Place Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Profession Actor

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeters – 175 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 88 kg  –  in Pounds –  194 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown



Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Carol Ochs
Children One

Personal Life

Bruce was a married personality who left behind his wife Carol Ochs and an adult daughter named Sophia Oliva Ochs MacVittie. Earlier in this marriage, Bruce was married which could not work for him, so the pair divorced each other. However, there is no mention of his first wife in any of the comments, and biographies in the name of Bruce.

Cause of Death

Bruce Mcvittie was one of the adored and well-established performers in various television shows, films, and even theaters. He first began with his Broadway debut in David Mamet’s “American Buffalo” opposite Al Pacino in 1983 and pursued working for off-Broadway stages which he stretched for around 40 years. Bruce soon became a familiar face on the television screen and acted while giving supportive roles in many films.

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He was 65 at the time of his death and left behind his wife, Carol Ochs, who confirmed the death of Bruce at the hospital but did not utter the immediate cause of his death at the moment. In addition to his wife, Bruce was survived by his daughter Sophia Oliva Ochs MacVittie. Bruce was already married and divorced before his marriage to Carol but it is not known whether he had children because of his first marriage or not.

Bruce MacVittie Net Worth

It is for sure that Bruce was meaning quite a good income even at his older age while having supporting roles in many of his films and televisions. He has got his website established in his name where he has mentioned everything about his career starting from short acts in theater and performing in major roles in films and television. According to the sources, Bruce’s estimated net worth is somewhere around $5 million summing up his associations with theaters, upcoming shows, films, and television work.

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