MacVittie was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1956, and started acting in high school. In 1976, he studied with Jerzy Grotowski at Boston University.
In 1979, he moved to New York City to pursue his acting career. He began his career in 1980 as a member of Edward Allen Baker’s Ensemble Studio Theatre on Prairie Avenue, where he remained for many years.
Bruce spent 10 years at the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights’ Conference under Lloyd Richards and 10 seasons at the Williamstown Theatre event under Michael Ritchie and Jenny Gersten.
He worked with Joanne Woodward on Clifford Odets’ plays for many years as a fellow of the Blue Light Theatre Company. In 1982, he started as James Hayden’s understudy in David Mamet’s American Buffalo at Circle In The Square, alongside Al Pacino and J.J. Johnston.
Who did Bruce MacVittie play in Sopranos?
In The Sopranos, Bruce MacVittie portrayed Danny Scalercio. The character first debuted in the fourth season’s 52nd and 13th episodes, named Whitecaps.
David Chase, the show’s creator and executive producer, as well as executive producers Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess, wrote the episode. Longtime series director John Patterson helmed the episode, which aired on December 8, 2002.