Adam J. Yeend

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Adam J. Yeend
Adam J Yeend at premiere of 'Lust for Love', Feb 2014.jpg
Yeend attending the premiere of 'Lust for Love' in Los Angeles, Feb 2014.
Born Adam James Yeend
(1980-07-07) 7 July 1980 (age 36)
The Blue Mountains, Australia
Alma mater
Occupation Actor / Producer
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)

Adam J. Yeend (born 7 July 1980) is an Australian actor/producer best known for his roles in Offing David, Liz & Dick and Holding the Man, and producer of the 2014 feature film Lust for Love as well as the horror series Scary Endings. He was born in The Blue Mountains, Australia and resides in Los Angeles.

Career[edit]

Adam J. Yeend studied acting with Lynette Sheldon and Fringe actor John Noble.[1] He first appeared in several short films including Boys Grammar which also featured Jai Courtney, Untitled/The Trees, and The Saviour which was nominated for the 2007 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.[2] He shorlty after appeared on Australian television in guest roles on headLand and All Saints. On stage, he toured the East Coast of Australia in The Hurting Game for Brainstorm Productions as well as other Sydney-based theatre productions. In 2008 he appeared in the lead role opposite Nathaniel Buzolic in the feature film Offing David.

After moving to Los Angeles in 2009, he continued to appear in various productions including the comedic short Baby Cake opposite Claire van der Boom; the film received universal acclaim and multiple festival screenings around the world. His first US TV appearance was in Lifetime Network's Elizabeth Taylor bio pic Liz & Dick with Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler,[3] as well as appearing as an 'On-camera Winner's Escort' at the 84th Academy Awards.[4] Expanding his facets into producing, he has worked on multiple projects including the independent romantic comedy Lust for Love which starred Dichen Lachman and Fran Kranz,[5][6] Stigma,[7] and Skypmemare with Cerina Vincent, Ryan Dillon and Annika Marks;[8] the latter two he also featured in.

In 2013 he featured opposite NFL Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha in Double Negative[9] and was nominated for a Best Actor Award at the World Music & Independent Film Festival for his role as an addict in Alchemy - losing out to Steven Bauer[10] In 2014, he has appeared in the Japanese World War II bio film An American Piano[11] which premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and has received strong critical praise for the starring role of John Caleo opposite Nate Jones, Cameron Daddo and Roxane Wilson for the Los Angeles production of the Australian classic, Holding the Man directed by Larry Moss.[12][13][14] In 2015, he was nominated for Best Supporting actor in the drama category for his work in 'Holding the Man' for the 29th Annual Robby Awards in Los Angeles [15] and appeared in the 5th season of the ABC drama Scandal.[16]

Yeend is currently producing the popular horror series Scary Endings [17] and will play the title role opposite Jordan Ladd of the upcoming satirical thriller Brentwood Strangler which he also produced with the same production team behind Skypemare.[18]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Brentwood Strangler Floyd Garison Producer
2014 An American Piano The Prisoner of War 2014 Cannes Film Festival
2014 Lust for Love Co-Producer
2013 Skypemare (Short) Gary Gray Co-Producer
2013 Alchemy (Short) The Man Best Actor Nomination
2013 Double Negative (Short) Kyle
2012 Liz & Dick The VIP's 1st AD TV movie
2010 Baby Cake (Short) Ritchie
2008 Offing David Matt
2007 Untitled / The Trees (Short) Sam / Lazlo
2005 Eve (Short) Mark
2005 Boys Grammar (Short) James
2005 The Saviour (Short) Mormon Elder 2007 Academy Award Nomination - Best Short

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Scandal Danny Mendoza 1 episode
2015 Scary Endings Karl Ardo Season 1 (Producer)
2014 Star Trek: Renegades Starfleet Technical Officer (Cameo) Production Assistant
2012 Liz & Dick (TV Movie) The VIP's 1st AD
2012 The Carousel (TV Pilot) Aiden Howe Series Regular
2011 Stigma (TV Mini-Series) Robert Writer/Producer
2008 All Saints The Attendant 1 episode
2008 All Saints The Vietnam Soldier 2 Episodes
2007 BlackJack: Ghosts (TV Movie) Delivery Guy
2005 headLand Student Bully 2 Episodes

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Holding the Man John Caleo Los Angeles - Best Supp. Actor Nomination
2008 The Girl From the West of the City Alex Sydney
2007 Chain of Fools Ben Sydney
2006 - 2007 The Hurting Game Jim East Coast Australian Tour

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FEATURED FEAR MAKER: Adam J. Yeend". WeAreIndieHorror.com. 
  2. ^ "Nominees & Winners for the 79th Academy Awards". Retrieved 2007-02-25. 
  3. ^ "Lindsay Lohan is 'Really Really Sweet' says 'Liz & Dick' Co-Star (Exclusive)". CeleBuzz. November 2012. 
  4. ^ "From Winmalee to Hollywood for Adam J. Yeend". The Blue Mountains Gazette 'Review Magazine'. 16 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Gravitas Ventures Acquires Joss Whedon Alumni Rom-Com 'Lust For Love'". Variety. 27 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Whedonopolis Videos (February 2014). "Lust for Love Premiere - Adam Yeend (Co-Producer) Interview". YouTube. 
  7. ^ "News Shorts". Dark Horizons. 13 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Screamfest LA 2013 Exclusive: Skypemare and The Summoners Premiere Photo Gallery". Dread Central. 15 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Nnamdi Asomugha Pictures and Photos". IMDb. 17 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Awards & Nominations: 2013 WMIFF Nominations Best Actor Short". IMDb. 
  11. ^ "Winmalee Actor Stars in Powerful POW Film". Blue Mountains Gazette. 6 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Cameron Daddo Takes Aussie play Holding the Man to US". The Daily Telegraph. 6 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "The Australian Theatre Scene Moves Into LA". Backstage. 17 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "Award-Winning Play 'Holding the Man' Launches Australian Theater Company in L.A.". 3 April 2014. 
  15. ^ "The 29th Annual Robby Award Nominations by Rob Stevens". 
  16. ^ "'Scandal', Season 5 photos". baltimoresun.com. 
  17. ^ "Scary Endings Smiles at You in 'The Grinning Man'". DreadCentral.com. 
  18. ^ "Holiday Cheer Comes Early This Year as 'The Brentwood Strangler' hits Festivals.". HorrorSociety.com. 

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