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Bruce Hickey was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and attended Columbia College in Chicago where he received a BS in Theater Arts.  As freshman in College he joined The Lincoln Park Players, an improv group of former Second City cast members as Betty Thomas and directed by Del Close.  Later that year at 18, he was cast as DANNY ZUKO in the original cast of GREASE.  
At twenty he directed his first play and at twenty-three he wrote and directed ALL I WANT, which ran for over two years at the Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago winning JEFF AWARDS for BEST PLAY and BEST DIRECTOR.  ALL I WANT became the longest running original play in Chicago theater history and spawned a sequel, SOME KIND OF LIFE and then an hour TV special on ABC in Chicago where it won a local Emmy.  He has since directed plays in Chicago, Los Angeles and NYC.
He wrote and directed the feature film NECROPOLIS that is considered a horror film cult classic.  He’s written TV movies for ABC, CBS and Showtime including an adaptation of the classic play PICNIC for CBS.  In 2008 Bruce and Sharon Laurence formed CYNERGY FILMS to produce BUZZ, a multi-platform series about a college online paper, starring Sharon Lawrence.  It was first developed at the AFI Digital Content Lab.  
In 2014 he wrote produced and directed the short LATE NIGHT CRAVINGS and the in 2016 the feature FORBIDDEN SKIN.