Brandon Call

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Brandon Call
Brandon Spencer Call

(1976-11-17) November 17, 1976 (age 42)
Years active1984–1998

Brandon Spencer Call (born November 17, 1976) is an American former television and film actor as a child and adolescent. He is most notible for playing Hobie in the first series of Baywatch and he played J.T. Lambert for seven seasons on the TV series Step by Step.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Brandon Spencer Lee Call was born on November 17, 1976, in Torrance, California. His parents are Richard and Elyse, and his three siblings are Dee Anne, Tandi, and Dustin. He is currently divorced, and has a daughter who was born in 1998.[2]


Call began his career as a child actor in 1984 appearing in guest roles on Simon & Simon and Hotel. His film debut was voicing "Fairy #1" in Disney's The Black Cauldron in 1985.[3] Also in 1985, he landed a recurring role on the NBC daytime drama, Santa Barbara. During his stint on Santa Barbara, he earned two Young Artist Awards for the role. After leaving the series in 1987, he guest starred on two episodes of St. Elsewhere, and appeared on the short-lived series The Charmings. From 1989 to 1990, he portrayed Hobie Buchannon on the first season of Baywatch. Also in 1990, he played Billy in the film Blind Fury. The following year, he starred opposite Andrew Dice Clay in The Adventures of Ford Fairlane and in 1991, appeared in For the Boys starring Bette Midler.

That same year, Call was cast as John Thomas "J.T." Lambert on the ABC sitcom Step by Step, which moved to CBS in 1997. He then regularly appeared as J.T. until the series ended in 1998. After it ended he retired from acting.


After finishing taping a session for Step by Step on September 3, 1996, Call got into a traffic dispute while driving home and was shot in both arms by Tommy Eugene Lewis.[4] He was treated at the UCLA Medical Center and made a full recovery.[5]




Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Result Category Film or series
1986 Young Artist Award Won Outstanding Young Actor - Regular Daytime Serial Santa Barbara
1987 Nominated Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor, Supporting Role, Feature Film - Comedy, Fantasy or Drama Jagged Edge
Won Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor in a Daytime Series Santa Barbara
1988 Nominated Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor in a Television Comedy Series The Charmings
1990 Best Young Actor Supporting Role in a Television Series Baywatch
1992 Best Young Actor Starring in a New Television Series Step by Step
1993 Outstanding Young Comedian in a Television Series Step by Step
1994 Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television Series Step by Step (Shared with Josh Byrne, Christopher Castile, Staci Keanan, Christine Lakin and Angela Watson)


  1. ^ "County of San Diego Treasurer - Tax Collector".
  2. ^ "Brandon Call: Biography". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Brandon Call: Biography". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  4. ^ "PEOPLE v. LEWIS". FindLaw. 1999-06-07. Retrieved 2014-10-22.
  5. ^ Davidson, Casey (1996-09-20). "Monitor". Retrieved 2009-03-06.

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