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Bruce Toms

  • Birthplace: Coleraine, Minnesota
  • Birthday: October 11
Date of passing: 
December 25, 2016

Bruce Toms was an Emmy-nominated producer who worked on several successful reality television shows.

Toms attended the University of Minnesota Duluth before moving to New York to pursue a career as an actor.

In 1985, he joined the entertainment industry nonprofit Young Artists United, where he delved into social and political activism. He became involved in nonfiction production when he joined Evolution Media, a company led by fellow YAU board member Douglas Ross. They produced the anti-nuclear documentary Change the World, shot on location in the Soviet Union.

Bruce Toms was an Emmy-nominated producer who worked on several successful reality television shows.

Toms attended the University of Minnesota Duluth before moving to New York to pursue a career as an actor.

In 1985, he joined the entertainment industry nonprofit Young Artists United, where he delved into social and political activism. He became involved in nonfiction production when he joined Evolution Media, a company led by fellow YAU board member Douglas Ross. They produced the anti-nuclear documentary Change the World, shot on location in the Soviet Union.

After departing Evolution in 1996 he became an independent director and producer and oversaw projects for networks that included Fox, MTV, Bravo and OWN.

His numerous TV credits included Road RulesNanny 911Wife SwapSecret Millionaire, Celebrity Wife Swap, The Judds, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Paradise Hotel and Workout

In 2001 he was nominated for an Emmy along with Mary-Ellis Bunim, Jonathan Murray and Rick Telles for MTV's Road Rules.

Toms died on December 25, 2016, in Pasadena, California. He was 55.
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