If you have yet to watch the medical drama series The Resident, you do not know what you are missing. The series levitates between hospital horrors and medical melodrama. You will also experience a little bit of humor since some of their cases end up with unintentionally funny results. The Resident has a team of ideal surgeons that work tirelessly to bring medical miracles to some of the complex cases they come across in the hospital. Bruce Greenwood plays one of the surgeons in The Resident.
Who is Bruce Greenwood?
Bruce Greenwood is a Canadian producer and actor. He was born on August 12, 1956, in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. His father, Hugh John Greenwood, was a professor at Princeton University and a geophysicist, while his mother, Mary Sylvia, worked as a nurse in an extended care unit.
Bruce began his acting career in the early 1980s and had several minor roles in small films such as Bear Island, First Blood, The Malibu Bikini Shop, The Climb, Another Chance, Wild Orchid, Passenger 57, Exotica, Paint Cans, Dream Man, among many others.
In 2000, he finally got his big break when he played the part of President John F. Kennedy in the docudrama 13 Days. His career would pivot from there; he has been a part of prominent shows and films such as Star Trek 1, Double Jeopardy, Robot, and The Core. Greenwood also played Jack Dunphy in Capote and the role of Professor Davis McClaren in Eight Below.
Bruce is also the voice of the Overlord in the video game Call of Duty. On TV, Bruce has had roles on St. Elsewhere, playing Dr. Seth Griffins and Knots Landing playing Pierce Lawton. He has also had a starring role in Nowhere Man and made guest appearances in Road to Avonlea. He has won a Gemini Award for “Best Guest Performance in a Series by an Actor.”
Greenwood played the lead role horror-thriller Cell 213 and has had a recurring role in Mad Men playing Richard Burgoff.
About The Resident
The series The Resident follows the lives of a group of doctors at Chastain Memorial Hospital revolves around the medical cases they have to solve daily and the challenges posed in their professional and personal lives.
The series shows what it is like to be a doctor through the different stages of one’s career. It primarily focuses on three prominent doctors’ lives and careers: Dr. Conrad Hawkins, played by Matt Czchry; Dr. Devon Pravesh, played by Manish Dayal and Dr. Randolph Bell, played by Bruce Greenwood.
Bruce Greenwood’s Role on The Resident
Dr. Randolph Bell is the former CEO and Chief Of Surgery at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital. When the series began in Season 1, Dr. Randolph was the seeming villain of the story. The first episode’s opening scene shows Dr. Randolph making a horrible mistake while operating on a patient, which leads to their death. Due to his stellar record at the hospital and not wanting to ruin his reputation, he orders the staff to put his mistake on a medical condition the patient did not have.
It would later be revealed that it was not the first time he has made a mistake in the operating room. His mistakes are due to a medical condition he has, a tremor in his hands. This has made his complication rates soar as compared to other doctors, and he seemingly cares more for his reputation than the lives he is putting at risk; he gains the nickname HODAD (.Hands of Death and Destruction)
Bell rises to become CEO through treacherous means. He sometimes coerces his patients to use him as their doctor and even writes his own reviews. However, his behavior changed as the series progresses, and he even loses the horrible nickname after his tremor is treated. He has been married twice and divorced in the series. By the end of season four, he becomes a better person and even forms meaningful friendships with other doctors at Chastain Memorial Hospital.
Is Bruce Greenwood Coming Back for Season 5
The Resident has currently ended at Season 4, but the good news is that it has been renewed for season 5, much to the delight of fans. Despite the release being delayed by the Covid 19 pandemic, Fox has officially announced that it will be returning on September 21.
Bruce Greenwood, who is a lead actor, is set to return in Season 5. Not much is known about the storyline or plot that will be explored with his character, but he will still be part of the cast. Only one other cast member is set not to return will another will only take part in a recurring role.
Despite having a rough start with the fans when the series started, Bruce has become a fan favorite. We sure cant wait to see him when the series returns for season 5.