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Bruce is a recurring character that will be introduced in the third season of Stranger Things. He is a journalist for The Hawkins Post and has "questionable morals and a sick sense of humor."[1]

Behind the scenes

According to actor Jake Busey, the Duffers wrote the character specifically for him due to them being fans of the 1996 film The Frighteners, which Busey previously starred in.[2] He described Bruce to be "sort of archetypal character" with "juvenile humor" that is inspired by the characters from 1980 film 9 to 5.[3]


  1. "Stranger Things season 3 appoints Cary Elwes as mayor" The Hollywood Reporter. April 18, 2018
  2. "[Interview] Jake Busey Details His “Stranger Things” Character, a Foul Mouthed Journalist" Bloody Disgusting. August 9, 2018
  3. "Interview: Jake Busey Talks 'Stranger Things'"Comicbook. October 2, 2018.