Bruce Eagle was born in Oklahoma City. He is the son of Wayne Eagle, a notable Native American artist whose work was used in advertising as well as in local museums. In his early years, Bruce spent his time sketching. During his high school and college years he won several art competitions within school.
Eagle ultimately moved to Los Angeles, where he began assisting with the design of movie posters for several notable movie studios. This led to Eagle being commissioned by Walt Disney Studios to work on animated films such as films as Aladdin (1992), Beauty and Beast (1991), and the 50th anniversary release of Fantasia (1990), as well as the 1991 live-action releases The Rocketeer and White Fang. Eagle's artistic contributions have been made to companies that cover a vast consumer market.