Cabot came in 1931 for the first time in front of the movie camera and was seen in the course of his career in more than 100 films. After starting out as a small actor, he received a contract with RKO Pictures. He reached 1933 Width attention to the embodiment of John "Jack" Driscoll in the film version of King Kong, on the side of Fay Wray in 1933. Additional known films in which he participated are Blind Fury (1936 ), The Last of the Mohicans (1936 ), Lord of the Wild West (1939) and Cat Ballou ( 1966). In the 1950s, the role offers were leaner, and he, some roles played in Europe, especially in Italy.
Cabot was a longtime friend of John Wayne, with whom he turned eleven films, including The Black Rider ( 1947), The Comancheros (1961 ), Hatari! (1962), MacLintock (1963 ), The Green Berets (1968), Chisum (1970), Hellfighters and Big Jake (1971).
He played his last role in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever as Bert Saxby from the year 1971.
Bruce Cabot, of the actresses Adrienne Ames and Francesca de Scaffa († May 1957, suicide) was married, died at the age of 68 years to lung and throat cancer. In memory of him the character of Bruce Baxter based in the remake of King Kong from 2005 to Cabot.