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Brandon Hardesty est un Acteur Américain né le 13 avril 1987 à Baltimore (Etats-Unis)

Brandon Hardesty

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Nom de naissance Brandon Allan Hardesty
Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 13 avril 1987 (32 ans) à Baltimore (Etats-Unis)

Brandon Allan Hardesty (born April 13, 1987) is an American comedic performer and actor. Hardesty posts original comedy videos as well as "uncanny" recreations of scenes from movies, playing every part himself. The Village Voice writer Julian Dibbell has called his works "Web culture at its finest."

Biographie

Personal life
Brandon Hardesty was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the youngest child in the family. Hardesty's mother collected silly hats and placed a suit of armor in the dining room "just for fun"; his father wrote jingles in addition to teaching music and directing the church choir. Hardesty's parents described him as sweet-natured, funny, and introverted. His parents withdrew him from his small Christian elementary school in second grade, fearing that the attending was too rigid for their son. Instead, he was home-schooled until middle school.

While at Baltimore Lutheran School, a teacher convinced Hardesty into acting in the school's theater productions, though he was too self-conscious to allow his family to attend his performances. He practiced his social skills while working as a cashier at Weis Markets, a nearby grocery store where he worked on weekends and after school.

In college, Brandon majored in film, while making YouTube videos on the side. After attracting attention with his video, Strange Faces and Noises I Can Make III, a producer, Edwin Marshall, expressed interest in professionally representing Brandon. The same video got national attention from a popular Geico commercial in 2007 and 2008. In late 2007, Brandon auditioned for a role in the film Bart Got a Room. Shortly thereafter, Beverly Strong of Strong Management took over as Brandon's manager, and represents him to this day, along with Nic De Armendi of JLA Talent. Brandon currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.


YouTube
On YouTube, Hardesty goes by the username "ArtieTSMITW," which is an abbreviation for "Artie: The Strongest Man in the World," a character from one of his favorite childhood shows, The Adventures of Pete and Pete. His most popular videos are his Re-enactment videos, in which he chooses a movie scene, and re-enacts it, playing all the characters. One of his most popular and strikingly real performances is the drill instructor from Full Metal Jacket, originally portrayed by R. Lee Ermey. Another popular series is Strange Faces and Noises I Can Make, in which he demonstrates the strange faces and noises he can make. He has parodied the Internet sensation 2 Girls 1 Cup with "1 guy 1 lunchable".

To date, Hardesty has had seven of his videos featured on the front page of YouTube: his reenactment of a scene from The Princess Bride, his reenactment of a scene from Uncle Buck, a video dubbed "Three Impressions" which features three of Brandon's celebrity impersonations, his "Strange Faces and Noises I Can Make III" video, which has had over 7.2 million views, a video entitled "The 30-Second Video," a video called "Request a Reenactment for YouTube Live," and a video called "Movies on YouTube? Huzzah!"

In April 2007, Geico Auto Insurance used "Strange Faces and Noises I Can Make III" in their television commercial. After a portion of the video plays, apparently on a computer screen, a narrator says, "There may be better ways to spend 15 minutes online." Hardesty's Strange Faces and Noises I Can Make video was parodied in the MTV sketch show Human Giant. In the sketch, Aziz Ansari portrayed a character who made a similar funny faces video like Hardesty's.

In November 2008, Brandon participated in YouTube's first live show: YouTube Live. He asked his fans to request a scene for him to reenact, promising that the #1 most requested scene would air on YouTube Live. It ended up being a popular scene from The Dark Knight, and received over 150,000 views on YouTube in the first week. Brandon was also interviewed briefly by fellow YouTuber, William Sledd.

In May 2014, Brandon started a second YouTube channel, No Small Parts, a documentary web series about character actors in the entertainment industry. As of October 2015, the channel has 241,000 video views.


Acting career
In September 2007, upon seeing Hardesty's YouTube videos, a producer of the film Bart Got A Room e-mailed Brandon expressing interest in casting him for a supporting role. Brandon auditioned, got the part, and spent three weeks in Florida for the shoot. After the film Brandon continued to audition for films and TV shows eventually landing a lead role in American Pie Presents: The Book of Love, as well as a supporting role in the film Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star, both filmed in 2009.

From 2009 to 2012, Brandon was cast as a lead in a CBS pilot entitled Living On A Prayer, but it was not picked up by the network. He was cast as a lead in a short film "Ham Sandwich," directed by David Green. Most recently in 2013, Brandon has been cast in lead roles in the film Seven Minutes as well as The Scorpion King: The Lost Throne, the fourth installment of the Mummy film franchise, both scheduled to be released in 2014.

Le plus souvent avec

Allen Covert
Allen Covert
(1 films)
Nick Swardson
Nick Swardson
(1 films)
Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
(1 films)
Michael Biehn
Michael Biehn
(1 films)
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Filmographie de Brandon Hardesty (6 films)

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Le Roi Scorpion 4: La Quête du pouvoir, 1h44
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Fantastique, Fantasy, Action, Aventure
Thèmes Afrique post-coloniale, Magie
Acteurs Victor Webster, Ellen Hollman, Barry Bostwick, Will Kemp, M. Emmet Walsh, Brandon Hardesty
Rôle Boris
Note41% 2.0695952.0695952.0695952.0695952.069595
Mathayus est accusé à tort du meurtre du roi de Norvania. Il est contraint de fuir le royaume, poursuivi par les troupes de l'héritier diabolique du trône. Sur sa route, il croise un père et sa fille, qui seront ses seuls alliés.
7 Minutes
7 Minutes (2014)
, 1h32
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller, Policier
Acteurs Luke Mitchell, Jason Ritter, Leven Rambin, Zane Holtz, Kevin Gage, Brandon Hardesty
Rôle Jerome
Note50% 2.513322.513322.513322.513322.51332
Trois amis, Sam, Mike et Owen, sont forcés de commettre un braquage. Leur plan est relativement simple : "en sept minutes, c'est réglé". Jusqu'à ce que des complications surgissent et que les choses tournent mal.
Bucky Larson : super star du X, 1h37
Réalisé par Tom Brady
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Sexualité, Erotique, La pornographie
Acteurs Christina Ricci, Nick Swardson, Stephen Dorff, Don Johnson, Kevin Nealon, Ido Mosseri
Rôle Lars
Note33% 1.6555351.6555351.6555351.6555351.655535
Après avoir découvert que ses parents sont des anciennes gloires du cinéma pornographique, un jeune homme décide de partir à Hollywood pour devenir également une star du X. Le problème est qu'il est extrêmement naïf et loin d'être gâté par la nature...
The Bill Collector, 1h37
Genres Drame, Comédie
Acteurs Danny Trejo, Brandon Hardesty, Elisabeth Williams-Omilami
Rôle Iggy
Note34% 1.702521.702521.702521.702521.70252
Uncle Frankie (Danny Trejo) is not the kind of guy you want to meet in a dark alley. Especially when you owe him money and have been giving him the slip for a few years. Such is the fate of Lorenzo Adams (Gary Ray Moore), a top bill collector at Lump Sum Collections. Uncle Frankie has tracked Lorenzo to Norfolk, Virginia and is coming to collect. With his back to the wall, Lorenzo finds no one to help but Pastor Kevin (Ron Kenoly) and desperate down-and-outers from an inner city mission, who serve as unwitting pawns in Lorenzo’s scam to pay Frankie back. Lots of laughs, gaffes, twists and turns later, Lorenzo discovers unexpected grace when it’s time to pay his due.
American Pie présente : Les Sex commandements, 1h37
Réalisé par John Putch, Andrew Waller
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Sexualité, Erotique, La virginité
Acteurs Bug Hall, Eugene Levy, Brandon Hardesty, Louisa Lytton, Beth Behrs, Melanie Papalia
Rôle Marshall « Lube » Lubedski
Note48% 2.403842.403842.403842.403842.40384
Rob se fait constamment humilier par son frère Cody par le biais de vidéos que celui-ci prend de son aîné dans des situations très inconfortables. Nathan, lui, cherche désespérément à satisfaire sa petite amie Dana. Et enfin, Lube fantasme sans cesse sur Ashley, une pom-pom girl, sans doute la plus belle fille du Lycée. Dans des situations toutes plus inconfortables les unes que les autres, les trois amis souhaitent perdre leur pucelage le plus rapidement possible.
Bart Got a Room, 1h20
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie, Romance
Thèmes Religion, Religion juive
Acteurs William H. Macy, Ashley Benson, Cheryl Hines, Alia Shawkat, Brandon Hardesty, Kate Micucci
Rôle Craig
Note57% 2.85092.85092.85092.85092.8509
En Floride, une jeune-fille tente d'organiser son bal de promo au milieu du naufrage du couple de ses parents...