Brendan Bradley (actor)

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Brendan Bradley
Born Brendan Andolsek Bradley[1]
Durham, North Carolina, U.S.[1]
Occupation Film actor
Film producer
Screenwriter
Film director
Years active 2006-present

Brendan Andolsek Bradley (born May 5, 1983) is an American actor, producer, writer, and director, best known for playing the advertising character Guy in television and radio commercials for Staples.[2][3] He has been noted for his work in over 100 webisodes for the Fine Brothers, Comedy Central, Machinima and others.[4] He was the director of Non-Transferable, a romantic comedy film.[5][6]

Education[edit]

Bradley graduated from Durham Academy in Durham, North Carolina with a high school degree, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with Honors in Theater from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. While attending New York University, Bradley spent some time in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art studying Shakespeare in Performance.[7][8]

Career[edit]

Upon moving to Los Angeles, Bradley began producing online commercials before developing his own original, scripted comedy series, Squatters. Squatters caught the attention of National Public Radio's The Story with Dick Gordon and TubeFilter News leading to the 14 episodes launched on DailyMotion as their first original comedy web series.[9]

Bradley appeared in Frankenstein, MD as Eli Lavenza, a modern adaptation of Elizabeth Lavenza, from Mary Shelly's 1823 novel Frankenstein. The webseries, produced by PBS Digital Studios and Pemberley Digital, premiered on August 19, 2014 and concluded October 31, 2014.[10]

He began his role as Guy, the quirky, fast-talking Staples clerk in January 2015,[2] and he is currently its national spokesperson.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Doubt Hayden[12]
2016 The Haves and the Have Nots (TV series) Officer Welles Episode: "It's Ok To Love"
2015 Elementary Timothy Wagner/Otto Neuhaus/Evan Farrow Episode: "Tag, You're Me"
2015 Muzzled The Musical Prince Dashing 3 Episodes
2014 Frankenstein, MD Eli Lavenza 13 episodes
2013 Mr. Box Office Lars Frankenheimer Episode: "Fifty Shades of Gray Hair"
2012 NCIS (TV series) Guest Episode: "Devil's Trifecta "
2012 Wizards of Waverly Place Hank Russo Episode: "Rock Around The Clock"
2011 Death Valley Officer Brown Episode: "Assault on Precinct UTF"
2010 Squatters Hank Pitman Series Regular, Writer, Director
2009 The Legend of Neil Male Fairy 3 Episodes

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Non-Transferable Josh Merit[5] Also directed the film
2015 An American in Hollywood Eric
2015 Wake (cancelled) Enoch
2014 Hate from a Distance Ned
2010 The Last Harbor Ken Sikorski
2009 Friends (With Benefits) Brad[13]
2009 Love Conquers Paul Paul
2008 September 12th Daniel

Recognition[edit]

Brendan was interviewed on National Public Radio's The Story with Dick Gordon on September 9, 2009 about his experiences writing and producing online commercials and entertainment.[14] The Method Fest Independent Film Festival recognized his performance in September 12 by giving him the Best Actor Award in 2009.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brendan Andolsek Bradley from Durham, North Carolina". VoterRecords.com. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Maddox, Kate (February 6, 2015). "Staples Launches New Campaign Aimed at Small Businesses". AdvertisingAge. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Meehan, Megan (December 23, 2016). "Interview with actor Brendan Bradley, also known as 'The Staples Guy'". Blasting News. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  4. ^ Carrie, Stephanie (29 August 2013). "The Tangled Web We Watch: That Awkward Exit After a One-Night-Stand". LA Weekly. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Gutelle, Sam. "Turkish Airlines Gets In On The YouTuber Film Trend With ‘Non-Transferable’". Tubefilter. 
  6. ^ Lazar, Shira (23 February 2016). "How Do You Make a Movie in Europe With Almost No Budget?". Huffington Post. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "Brendan Bradley". LinkedIn. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  8. ^ "About Brendan". brendanabradley.com. 
  9. ^ Hustvedt, Marc (May 31, 2010). "'Squatters' Hit Dailymotion Tomorrow". TubeFilter News. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Eli Lavenza". Pemberley Digital. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Résumé of Brendan Bradley". resumes.breakdownexpress.com. Actors Access. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  12. ^ Morrell, McKenzie (January 6, 2017). "“Staples Guy” Brendan Bradley talks ‘Doubt’ on CBS, New Media and working with Tyler Perry". FanFest. Retrieved March 30, 2017. 
  13. ^ Lauren Rosewarne (2012). Periods in Pop Culture: Menstruation in Film and Television. Lexington Books. p. 78. ISBN 978-0-7391-7000-7. 
  14. ^ "Making Good on YouTube". The Story with Dick Gordon. NPR. September 9, 2009. Archived from the original (mp3) on September 11, 2009. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  15. ^ "2010 Method Fest, Independent Film Festival, Calabasas, California". methodfest.com. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 

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