Ted Huckabee stars as Bruce from Alexandria on The Walking Dead. He worked on the construction crew gathering supplies to expand the walls of the safe zone. We first saw Bruce in Season 5 when walkers overran their crew. I love him in this scene! It appears his “fax to Cleveland” was stopped in transmission!
When the herd of walkers invaded Alexandria, Bruce helped fight and kill them for hours until all the walkers were dead. Then he, along with the other survivors, rested outside the infirmary.
I appreciate Ted for taking time out of his busy schedule to answer my baker’s dozen of questions so we can learn all about him.
Where were you born and where did you grow up?
I was born in a small town in Alabama-Selma, but I grew up in the city of Atlanta since 3rd grade.
How did you get into acting?
I’ve always wanted to perform. As a kid I did talent shows and school theater. I decided that I wanted to be a full-time actor early on. But it wasn’t until 2000 that I pursued it full time.
Did you always want to become an actor?
Always. My mom was an entertainer. She was the star of any room she walked into. I admired her and wanted to make people laugh like her and entertain like her.
What was your very first acting role?
I used to dress up as Santa Claus and go cheer up the residents in convalescent homes around Christmas time. I would hand out presents and tell jokes. It was my first paid acting gig. I was 7. I was paid in Cokes and Church’s Fried Chicken.
How did you get the role of Bruce?
I auditioned twice and booked it.
Were you a The Walking Dead fan before landing the role?
I had watched the show several times but never read any of the graphic novels. A mild fan. Now I’m a huge fan. Still haven’t read the graphic novels though.
Did you do anything special to prepare for the role?
Grow out my stubble? Stop bathing. LOL
What has been your favorite acting role?
They are all great. I enjoy playing different characters. Exploring their mindset.
Were there any funny or memorable behind the scene moments on the The Walking Dead set you can share with us?
Every day on that set is awesome. The cast is welcoming, the crew is amazing, and the fans are incredible. Every day is great!
Do you have any new acting roles in your future you can discuss?
I’m shooting a commercial this week. You will see me in it around Thanksgiving and Christmas.
You have worked in both television and movies. Which is your favorite and why?
I like them both. Movies are great because they are shot for 3 months then over and you move on to another project but the work is captured forever. TV is great because its shot for years and you become part of a family for long term.
Do you have any special projects or hobbies?
I love motorcycles and motorsports. I love riding bikes with my daughters and being a good dad.
Is there anything you can tell all us fans about yourself that we don’t know?
The fans don’t know anything about me. LOL But I love the fans and that’s why the show is where it is, The Fans. So thank you!
This is a wonderful picture of Ted, showing off his large, expressive, brown eyes. He cleaned up well…but still has a bit of stubble going on. Looks good on him though!
Season 7 is now over and we have to wait all the way until October to see Ted as Bruce again. It appeared he wasn’t a casualty of the battle. War is coming! Will he survive? Will our beloved Survivors win? Come on, Season 8, come on!