Legendary actor Lloyd Bridges was better known for his role as Lloyd Bridges was a renowned actor with over acting credits under his name. Lloyd Bridges and his son Beau at the 44th Emmy Awards, August Lloyd Bridges with sons Beau, left, and Jeff in photo. late s, Bridges became a household face and name as Mike Nelson, ex-Navy. Lloyd Vernet Bridges Jr. was an American film, stage and television actor who starred in a number of television series and appeared in more than feature films. He was the father of four children, including the actors Beau Bridges and Jeff.