Bruce Jenner

 

Date Of Birth

October 28, 1949
 

Biography

Born on October 28, 1949 in Mount Kisco, New York, William Bruce Jenner is a U.S. track athlete who won the decathlon in the 1976 Summer Olympics. After leading an active and athletic high school life, he earned a football scholarship to Graceland College. Unfortunately, a knee injury forced him to venture into decathlon instead. As he discovered his talent for decathlon, he was mentored by Graceland's track coach L.D. Weldon, who encouraged him to reach different heights. In the U.S. Olypic trials of 1972, he placed third, and subsequently finished 10th at the Munich games in the same year. Jenner eventually won the gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics, setting a world and Olympic record of 8,634 points. After a long, successful career in sports, he ventured into acting in 1980, when he first appeared in the film Can't Stop the Music. His other credits include television commercials. He is also the father of Brody and Brandon Jenner, sons from his previous wife, Linda Thompson. In 1991, he married Kris Kardashian, former wife of O.J. Simpson's defense attorney, Robert Kardashian. He had two daughters with her, namely Kendall and Kylie Jenner.

Bruce Jenner A.K.A. Mr. Mom became known for his stint on Keeping up with the Kardashians, a reality show from E! Entertainment and Ryan Seacrest Productions. The Republican was seen trying to keep the peace and quiet in his family full of celebrities and socialites. As a motivational speaker, sports commentator and commercial spokesman, he hoped that his communication skills would be enough to tame down his wild crew of party people.

Other than the E! reality series he appears in, Bruce Jenner is also known for his small roles in Nickelodeon’s made-for-TV movie Gym Teacher: The Movie, and his guest role on The Bonnie Hunt Show. He has also made a cameo appearance on the animated series Family Guy and has since been seen in Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami.
 

Place of Birth

Mount Kisco, New York, USA
 

Birth Name

William Bruce Jenner
 

Gender

Male
 

Fun Facts

- He was a 1976 Olympic decathlon winner.

- He is left-handed.

- He has dyslexia.

- He was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1986.
 

Awards

None
 

Filmography

2010: Conan (TV series) - Himself
2007-2010: Keeping Up with the Kardashians (TV series) - Himself
1999-2008: E! True Hollywood Story (TV series documentary) - Himself
2003: I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (TV series) - Himself
2002: Weakest Link (TV series) - Himself
2002: King of the Hill (TV series)
2000: Who's Watching Who? (TV movie) - Starring
1992: Original Intent (video) - Dan Logan
1990: A Man Called Sarge - Special Appearance
1987: Celebrity Double Dare (TV movie) - Host
1986: The Love Boat (TV series) - Lover Boy Bob
1985: Me and Mom (TV series) - Vince Galadori - Limo Driver
1985: Murder, She Wrote (TV series) - Zak Farrell
1985: The Star Games (TV series) - Host
1982: World of Magic (TV movie) - Bruce Jenner
1981-1982: CHiPs (TV series) - Officer Steve McLeish
1981: Grambling's White Tiger (TV movie) - Jim Gregory
1980: Can't Stop the Music - Ron White
1980: The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story (TV movie)
1978: Dorothy Hamill Presents Winners (TV movie)
 

Nickname

Bruiser
 

Height

6' 2" (1.88 m)
 

Quotes

"I'm the type of guy who fails and fails and fails, and then, as if failure has become sick of him, succeeds."

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