10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bruce Willis
8. Early Life
Walter Bruce Willis was born on March 19, 1955 in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany to David and Marlene Willis. His father was an American soldier who met his mother while in Germany. Willis has three siblings, a sister Florence, brother David, and another brother Robert who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2001. When Willis was two years old his father was discharged from the military and the family moved to New Jersey where he went on to attend Penns Grove High School where he joined the drama club and became student council president.
7. Early Jobs
After graduating from high school, Willis had interest in acting but didn’t know how to get his career off the ground. He ended up working as a security guard at the Salem Nuclear Power Plant and transported crews from the DuPont Chambers Works factor in Deepwater, New Jersey. He then became a private investigator and eventually enrolled in the Drama program at Montclair State University but dropped out in his junior year. He moved to New York City to fully pursue acting and supported himself by working as a bartender at a bar called Kamikaze.