Brandon Call

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Brandon Call
Born
Brandon Spencer Lee Call

(1976-11-17) November 17, 1976 (age 42)
OccupationActor
Years active1984–1998
Children1

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

Personal life[edit]

Call was born on November 17, 1976, in Torrance, California. He is the youngest of four children born to Richard and Elyse Call; Brandon's three elder siblings are Dee Anne, Tandi, and Dustin.

Brandon is currently divorced, with a daughter who was born in 1998.[2]

Career[edit]

Call, complimented on his striking appearance from early childhood, took up acting in 1984. His first roles were guest spots 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; he also co-starred with fellow soap opera veteran Christopher Rich on the short-lived series The Charmings. In 1989, Call was cast as Hobie Buchannon for the maiden season of NBC's Baywatch...which passed into syndication the following year. Call was asked to leave the series for having grown almost as tall and imposing as its star David Hasselhoff.

In 1990, Call returned to films with Blind Fury, in which he co-starred opposite Rutger Hauer. A year later, Call starred with Andrew Dice Clay in The Adventures of Ford Fairlane; he also appeared in For the Boys starring Bette Midler.

Before 1991 was out, Call was cast as John Thomas "J.T." Lambert on the ABC sitcom Step by Step...which moved to CBS in 1997 for its final season, after which Call retired from acting.

Shooting[edit]

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

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "County of San Diego Treasurer - Tax Collector". sdtreastax.com.
  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". ew.com. Retrieved 2009-03-06.

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