Bruce Cochrane is one of the original characters introduced in the Twisted Metal series. He makes his first appearance in Twisted Metal (1995). He is the first and primary driver of Thumper, until the later games in the series.

Twisted Metal (1995)

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A passionate kid from the streets of LA. He's got one last shot at taking his neighborhood out of the war zone.

Vehicle: Thumper


Twisted Metal - Thumper's Ending01:46

Twisted Metal - Thumper's Ending

Twisted Metal - The Lost Endings Thumper's Ending01:30

Twisted Metal - The Lost Endings Thumper's Ending

Twisted Metal 2


Bruce has fought all his life for the dignity of his friends and family. But no matter how hard he fights, he can never win. This year he's asking for revenge on all those who have kept him down. But what he gets is Hell on earth.

Vehicle: Thumper

Info: Male

Age: 30

Born: Los Angeles

"For the last 10 years, I fought on the streets of L.A. Fought for my friends, my pride, my own survival. This year, I'm heading straight outta South Central and taking on the world. This time, I'm fighting for a hell of a lot more."


Twisted Metal 2 - Thumper's Ending00:54

Twisted Metal 2 - Thumper's Ending

Thumper Ending (JPN) - Twisted Metal EX00:51

Thumper Ending (JPN) - Twisted Metal EX

Twisted Metal III


Bruce grew up in da hood. He drives a bulky pink low rider with some hip-hop hydraulics and window-rattling bass. Bruce is a Twisted Metal veteran, so he just wants to keep it real by beating down his opponents then kicking back in his crib.

Vehicle: Thumper

Info: Male

Age: 33

Born: Los Angeles, California

"I've been fighting for more than 10 years - from the streets of L.A. to the far corners of the earth. I'm gonna bring some respect back to South Central. After I bust some heads in this contest, I'll kick it with my homies in the crib."

Wish: To hang with his homies.

Info and Ending:

Twisted Metal III - Thumper's Info00:21

Twisted Metal III - Thumper's Info

Twisted Metal III - Thumper's Ending00:41

Twisted Metal III - Thumper's Ending

Twisted Metal: Small Brawl

Main article: Vinnie & Bruce


Twisted Metal (1995) (Lost Ending):

  • "You know the deal, Calypso! I signed your contract. Let's get this over with!"
  • "I told you! I'm done doing your hits!"
  • "Thanks, Calypso!"


  • The character of Bruce Cochrane may be named after Bruce Cochrane, one of the testers of the original Twisted Metal game.
  • In Bruce's Lost Ending in TM(1995) game, there was another man in his car with him. It is possible that he is Vinnie from Twisted Metal: Small Brawl, partnering alongside with Bruce while driving Thumper, although this has never been confirmed nor denied.

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