‘NCIS’: Who Played George W. Bush in Season 1, Episode 1?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Joe Spano and Mark Harmon

If you’ve seen NCIS Season 1, Episode 1, you probably bear in mind seeing a personality who seems to be similar to George W. Bush. Who is that this man? Here’s every little thing Showbiz Cheat Sheet is aware of in regards to the actor who performed former President George W. Bush in NCIS Season 1, Episode 1.

What occurred throughout ‘NCIS’ Season 1, Episode 1

Joe Spano and Mark Harmon | Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images
Joe Spano and Mark Harmon | Sonja Flemming/CBS by way of Getty Images

The very first episode of NCIS aired September 23,
2003. In this episode, Gibbs and the workforce are tasked with determining how a Navy
officer died. After the officer eats dinner with President George W. Bush, he collapses
and dies proper in entrance of Agent Kate Todd (Sasha
). At the time, Todd is working with the Secret Service, however after
she resigns, Gibbs provides her a job working for NCIS.

Episode 1 encompasses a a lot smaller workforce than we’re used to
seeing. Gibbs and Tony are the one brokers featured. Agent Todd joins the group
throughout NCIS Season 1, Episode 2, titled Hung Out to Dry.  

Who performed George W. Bush in ‘NCIS’ Season 1, Episode 1?

The actor who performed George W. Bush is the late Steve
Bridges. This isn’t the primary time he performed President Bush on the small display screen.
In 2002, he performed Bush in an episode of JAG
titled “Dangerous Game.”

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Bridges was well-known for impersonating presidents and
members of the information media. Some of the individuals he impersonated embrace Barack
Obama, Bill Clinton, Tom Brokaw, and Rush Limbaugh. Bridges turned so widespread he
was invited to carry out on the 2006 White House Correspondents’ Association

Bridges used wigs and prosthetics to create practical
impersonations of celebrities. He turned so expert at his craft he was usually forged
as George W. Bush on tv reveals and in films. He additionally often appeared
on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. According to The
Associated Press
, Bridges took nice care to make positive his prosthetics
precisely portrayed the individuals he impersonated:

The make-up and prosthetics used for his Bush and Clinton routines had been designed by Kevin Haney, who gained an Academy Award for getting older Dan Aykroyd in Driving Miss Daisy. The Obama prosthetics had been created by Kazu Tsuji, who designed Jim Carrey’s Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Mari Enyart was Mr. Bridges’s make-up artist.

Steve Bridges’ films and TV reveals

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Bridges made his appearing debut in 1994 in an episode of the tv
collection Nurses titled “The One After the Earthquake.” In 2000, he
appeared in an episode of the tv collection The District titled “How
They Lived.” That identical 12 months, Bridges performed George W. Bush in an episode of Whoopi.
He made his movie debut within the 2008 film Long Flat Balls, wherein he
additionally performed President Bush. His different appearing credit embrace appearances in ER,
All That, and The Adventures of Umbweki.

Steve Bridges’ demise

Bridges died immediately on March 3, 2012 on the age of 48. He
was present in his house by his maid, in response to The Associated Press.

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