Brice Beckham

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Brice Beckham
Born James Brice Beckham
(1976-02-11) February 11, 1976 (age 39)
Long Beach, California, United States
Occupation Actor, producer, director, writer, film editor, special effects
Years active 1984–1993, 2001–present

James Brice Beckham (born February 11, 1976, in Long Beach, California) is an actor most famous for his role as Wesley T. Owens in the television sitcom Mr. Belvedere and for his role as Corey in I Hate My 30's. He currently lives in Los Angeles and is a member of LA's Namaste theater group.

Early years and education[edit]

Born on February 11, 1976,[1] Beckham attended Minnie Gant Elementary School, College Intermediate School,[2] Walter B. Hill Junior High School, and Wilson High School, in Long Beach, California. While in high school, he came in first place in the California High School Speech State Finals in 1993.[3] He attended the University of Southern California, majoring in theater.[4]

Acting career[edit]

Brice began his acting career in school plays. He later went on to do an assortment of radio commercials, and would later appear on an episode of the TV sitcom Alice.

Beckham starred in Mr. Belvedere as Wesley T. Owens.[5] The show aired from 1985 to 1990.[6] Brice said he was experienced bullying because he was a child actor.[7]

Brice appeared in an episode of Win, Lose, or Draw in 1989.[8] He appeared in a guest role in American Dreamer in 1991.[9] In 1992, he starred in an episode of CBS Schoolbreak Special.[10]

In 2007, he starred in the VH1 series I Hate My 30s.[4]

In 2012, Beckham was one of several former child actors who appeared in a Funny or Die video called "CCOKC", which stood for Child Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron.[11] A counterpoint to Cameron's stance on homosexuality, the humorous video aimed to spread the message that gay individuals are not a threat to anyone.[12] Keith Coogan, Josie Davis, Jeremy Licht, Kenn Michael, Christine Lakin, and Maureen Flannigan also appeared in the video.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1984 Alice Howie TV episode – "Big Bad Mel".
1985–1990 Mr. Belvedere Wesley T. Owens Appeared in all 117 episodes.
1988 Scrabble Himself TV episode – "Celebrity Teen Week".
1991 American Dreamer Nelson TV episodes – "Don't Drink the Water", "Papa Joe", "They Shoot Ducks, Don't They?".
The Wonder Years Nick TV episode – "Soccer".
1992 CBS Schoolbreak Special Chris Lance TV episode – "Two Teens and a Baby".
1993 Roseanne Lunch Box Customer TV episode – "Crime and Punishment".
2001 Silent Story Unknown
2003 Behind the Mask Greg Black
2004 Deliverance: The Musical Unknown
2005 The Confession Guard
2006 Shark Bait Green Gossiping Fish/Cynical Shark Voiceover.
2007 I Hate My 30's Corey VH1 scripted comedy series. Appeared in all 8 episodes.
2009 Burn Notice Jeremy TV episode – "Bad Breaks".
Buttf**ker Mr. Wyler
2011 L.A. Noire David Parker Voiceover in a video game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Levins, Harry (February 11, 1994). "People". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 
  2. ^ "College Intermediate School". Press-Telegram (Long Beach, California). February 19, 1992. p. B3. 
  3. ^ "Names and Faces". Press-Telegram (Long Beach, California). May 19, 1993. p. B5A. 
  4. ^ a b Whitney, A.K. (July 25, 2007). "Hate your 30s as much as 'Mr. Belvedere' kid?". LA.com (California). 
  5. ^ Rothenberg, Fred (March 15, 1985). "For Those Who Also Serve: The Weekend Fare". Philadelphia Daily News. 
  6. ^ Sonsky, Steve (February 18, 1985). "ABC Adds Friday Night Sitcoms". The Miami Herald. 
  7. ^ Shoobs, Adrian (May 17, 1989). "Wednesday's People". The Record (New Jersey). 
  8. ^ Raoux, John (March 23, 1989). "'Win, Lose or Draw' Jr.". The Orlando Sentinel. 
  9. ^ Beck, Marilyn; Smith, Stacy Jenel (January 22, 1991). "Gulf Story Too Close for ABC's Comfort". Daily News of Los Angeles. 
  10. ^ "Teens adjust to baby in family on special". A Tribune Wire Report. October 20, 1991. 
  11. ^ Moraski, Lauren (April 13, 2012). "Kirk Cameron targeted by former child stars in new "Funny or Die" video". CBS News. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b McGinnis, Dan (April 20, 2012). "Child actors send pointed message to Kirk Cameron". Roanoke Examiner (Roanoke, Virginia). 

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