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Bruce Vilanch

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23, 1948
New York City, NY
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23, 1948 (age 72)
New York City, NY


Comedian known for his wild blonde mane of hair and suggestive t-shirts. He has written many of the jokes for the Academy Award shows over the years and is also known for his four-year stint on Hollywood Squares.

Before Fame

As a child, he worked as a chubby child model under Lane Bryant's Charming Chub division. He later attended The Ohio State University as a theater and journalism student.


In 2000, he performed off-Broadway in his self-penned one-man show, Bruce Vilanch: Almost Famous.

Family Life

He was adopted by Dr. Jonas and Henne Vilanch as a four-day-old. He is openly gay and a prominent member of the LGBT community.

Associated With

He became famous after appearing on Hollywood Squares next to Whoopi Goldberg.