Jerry Bruckheimer is an American film and T.V producer, best known for television series "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Cold Case," and "The Amazing Race." Jerry has also produced movies including "Beverly Hills Cop," "The Rock," "Con Air," "Enemy of the State" and the "National Treasure Franchise." He also worked as a director at ZeniMax Media. Bruckheimer has married twice. His first wife was Bonnie Bruckheimer and the second was Linda Bruckheimer.
Early Life and Education
Jerry was born on September 21, 1943, in Los Angeles, U.S. He parents were German Jewish immigrants.
Jerry joined Mumford High School and then studied at Arizona College. Then he attended the University of Arizona and completed his degree in psychology.
Early in his career, he produced numerous television commercials including for Pepsi. He then produced many series and films.
Jerry has six hit television shows (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Cold Case, Without a Trace and The Amazing Race) which helped him to gain popularity. In the year 2016, Jerry Bruckheimer Television became an Independent outfit and ended with a 15 year run with Warner Bros.
Bruckheimer has produced more than 40 movies till date. After leaving his job in the advertisement, he started working on films. He worked with The Culpepper Cattle Company, Farewell, My Lovely and March or Die.
Jerry was also a co-producer of highly successful films like Flashdance, Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun, Days of Thunder working with Don Simpson. After the untimely death of Simpson, Jerry started to produce a large number of action films often working with director Michael Bay.
Jerry has married twice. His first wife is Bonnie. After divorce with Bonnie, he married Linda Bruckheimer, his second wife. She is a novelist.
He has one stepdaughter named Alexandra from his second wife's previous affair. About twenty miles away from the southeast of Louisville the couple owns a farm.
Talking about Linda, she as a teenager moved from Kentucky to Los Angeles, where she has been a writer, producer and West Coast editor for Mirabella. She frequently spends time as a preservation activist, restoring and preserving historic buildings in small rural U.S. towns.
Jerry Bruckheimer film company, Jerry Buckhiemer Inc. is located in Santa Monica, California.
Jerry Bruckheimer has produced numerous movies till date. His popular movie entitled "Bad Boys" is also able to make a grossing of $141,247,413 world wide.
He is also known as 'Mr. Blockbuster' for continuously producing high grossing films and on average his films have grossed over $13 billion.
Bruckheimer in 2017 also ranked No. 39 on Forbes Celebrity 100 List with an annual earning of $ 120 million.
With such annual income, he must certainly have a net worth in millions.