Godson of Eleanor Roosevelt and Adlai Stevenson, Bruce Dern chose performing over politics, amassing roles in dozens of feature films and television shows. His credits include Coming Home opposite Jon Voight and Jane Fonda, for which he earned an Academy Award® nomination, Silent Running, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? and such classic TV Westerns as Gunsmoke and Bonanza. On HBO’s Big Love, Dern plays ”Frank Harlow,” star Bill Paxton’s father. He is the real-life father of actress Laura Dern.
More about the show at the official Big Love site.