Interview With Actor Bradley Bowen

By Ruth on July 9, 2016 in Interview, movie
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Because I tend to fancy variegated online quests that invariably lead me to new members of the film industry, a couple of months ago, I happened upon an actor who is literally on the brink of stardom. I did some research, and when I contacted him, he was more than willing to do an interview. Because of my vigorous schedule, I have only just found time to publish this article. Thankfully, Bradley Bowen has been nothing but patient and kind with his busy interviewer during this time, and it is with immense rapture that I finally give my readers a fascinating look at the life of one who is blessed, appreciative, and possibly the most pragmatic actor I’ve ever had the pleasure to “meet” in this business. 
image1.pngRH: Bradley, I was so excited to see that it was just announced that you got your first big role in a film.

BB: Yes, it is filming in the Netherlands. We’re filming in Belgium and Rotterdam. I’m definitely there for two weeks for shooting, but I’m open to finding more work out there. I was going to bring it up if you asked about anything I was working on. That is my latest project right there.

I am one who honestly loves to discover the people that not everyone knows and get to know them and share them with my readers. I’m not really all about the big names.

Really there aren’t that many big names in the grand scheme of things–just a few elites. The rest of us are just making our way.

So I thought I would begin by asking you how you happened to become an actor?

My daughter–she is a young actress, and they filmed a movie here in my hometown of New Smyrna Beach, Florida three years ago. I was on set as a background actor, of course, and my wheels started turning. I started observing, and it seems like after that, I got booked for The Glades. And then I got booked for Graceland. Those were the last films pretty much wrapping up in Florida before all the tax incentives lapsed. Right here in my hometown, I played an alcoholic in the movie called Grace. I just liked what I saw. I liked sorta getting paid to hang out ’cause you wait a long time and work very short. So I started thinking about business opportunities–things I could be doing online while I’m waiting to perform. So I started submitting myself. I jumped right into it. I researched and got headshots. Then that was that.

From there, I started going to Atlanta, Georgia, where a lot of filming, of course, takes place, and I found my way into some really big productions–Hunger Games, Insurgent, Divergent, Fast and Furious. And I played bit parts in some TV series–Drop Dead Diva, Devious Maids. But I started taking a liking to the film end of it, and that’s where I’m trying to focus my efforts now. Since we live in the central Florida area where Disney and Universal Studios and all those tourist areas are located, my family and I do commercial shoots to pay the way because film is a long process, and the money is not guaranteed, even in the back end of it. But I like the character acting part of it and getting into character and learning about the background–the whole nine yards. I love the research that comes behind character acting.

I used to live in Florida–very nice area. Always loved living there.

I’ve been traveling around since my final year in high school–I didn’t quite graduate. But I’ve been traveling around, surfing. I did competitive surfing, and I always found that New Smyrna Beach, Florida, is my home. I just like coming to Florida, you know?

Now according to what I was reading, you were a construction worker before becoming an actor?

Yes, I started working construction when I was seventeen years old. I didn’t quite make it through high school because the money was really good at the time for a seventeen-year-old. So I got stuck doing construction, but it’s a good thing. I ended up being able to get married young. I’ve been married since I was twenty-one years old. And supporting my family. We just had our twenty-fourth year anniversary. So we’ve been together a long time, and construction helped pave the way to support my family. So it’s been a good thing. I opened my own construction company in 1992. In fact, I’ve never really quit, but I’ve definitely downsized it a lot. I had over forty employees. I was working around the state of Florida. My biggest job was an eighteen-story high rise, but I’ve done numerous other jobs like buildings that were several stories high and such.  I started getting contracts for grocery stores, drugstores, and more.

I had state contracts, and I was running a large company, but it’s always paved the way for me to do what I want to do. That’s like the mother nest, and even when I pursued my surfing career, I still had my construction company going. So I would sort of get busy, pound the pavement, make a bunch of money, and then I would let it sit dormant for awhile while I pursued my interests. So I still have my construction company. I never really quit. But right now, I’m scaled down to just a few employees. I am heavily involved in construction, and I can consider myself a master because  a lot of clients come to me. I have a niche field in Florida because I specialize in exterior stucco work. I’m not just a builder; I specialize in exteriors.

The people behind construction are a lot like the people in acting and producing and stuff. It’s funny ’cause I’ll sit back, and there’s so many similarities between construction and production. Everyone is sort of trying to get around things and take shortcuts if they can. It starts at the very top. The producers are like the developers, and the directors are like the general contractors. And then sometimes we actors have to fight for our money and for our footing, just like the construction workers do. I’ve learned the hard way, and my business skills in construction have really helped me in acting for sure.  At one point, I tried to sell my business, but come to realize that a construction business is like any business. It’s nothing but the person behind it.  I learned that through marketing and networking from running my business. And it’s meeting the right people–the people who know the right people–that’s what will work. I’m glad I have the construction background because I’ve also learned to deal with snakes, if you know what I mean. And also in construction, we have some rough people that work for us–felons and others like that. I’ve sort of had to be everything to all people. So I get along with all kinds of  people from different backgrounds, and it’s helped shape my character, and I’m able to draw from these people who have some really rough stories.  I’m even able to draw from some of the past experiences to put into my character acting. So I’m really happy for everything and the way it’s worked out.

I enjoy your outlook so much. I like hearing what you have to say. When I interview people, I really try to understand their perspective, and I really appreciate yours. 

I don’t want to be the jack of all. I just want to be the master of a few. And that is why I think my outlook is very consistent. I have only been involved with a couple sectors, and I don’t have vast experience. And I always hone my efforts, wherever I find myself. I even have a story involving construction and how it’s tied into my martial arts skills. As I said earlier, I was working with some rough people in construction. One day–I was a young, motivated guy at the time–and I had a lot of people looking at me. And one day on the construction site, another tradesman–he was the superintendent from another trade–he was concrete trade, and I’m in the stucco-masonry trade. And somebody was about to get charged thousands of dollars because there was concrete all over the finished materials. He tried to say it was stucco. I was defending myself and said, “No, stucco doesn’t have stone in it.” So he choked me, and he choked me in front of my whole crew, and it really made me think how honorable I was. So that night,  I called the local karate studio, and it happens to be in affiliation with Chuck Norris’ school. It’s called Chun Kuk Do. So I started classes the next day, I made my way to a black belt, and I won the world championships in Las Vegas, Nevada. And I met Aaron Norris out there, but I won the world championship as a lightweight fighter. And from there, I had enough of karate.

So then I started training jiu-jitsu. So I’m currently training jiu-jitsu. I’m a purple belt in jiu-jitsu, and I’ve been to Brazil for competitions. One of my biggest mentors–he’s an eight-time world champion and Brazilian. He helped me. He took me out there and taught me the sport. He gave me the intricate details to be good at it. And I liken that to the world of acting because a lot of jiu-jitsu studios will take the student’s money for years and years and they really won’t teach them those couple of details that they need. But in jiu-jitsu, my friend Robson Moura, he taught me a couple small details that made me competition material when I had been going through years of grueling training every day, day in and day out, not really grasping the full understanding of jiu-jitsu. He was the one who gave me these details, and here I’m at a competitive level now in jiu-jitsu.

Like I said, it’s like the acting coaches today. You know, a lot of acting schools will take tuition, and it will be more like a psychology session than an actual personalized coaching session. And recently I just met a renowned acting coach. She’s been giving me private lessons. Of course, I’ve got to pay. But she has dialed me in in the past few months from what I was struggling for in the past few years to find out.  So that’s how I definitely liken jiu-jitsu training with acting coaching because she knows what to do to help me. She tells me what I need to do, and I am off and running. I slip into a character–she taught me a scientific process of how to slip into a character with a journal and with a backstory. And I’m grateful to her because  now I’m really able to say that I know how to do this. So that’s a little story of how I grab hold of things like karate. I didn’t mean to grab a hold of karate. It came to me. But I ran with it. So same as acting. It came to me sort of, and now I’m gonna run with it and try to become a black belt.

You seem like one who gets a goal in mind. You’re determined, and you go towards it.

Yeah, I actually have a very addictive personality. So when I grab a hold of something that interests me, good luck trying to take it away.

I’m one, who when people tell me I can’t do it, I prove them wrong.  I’m one who is always looking to be challenged. It’s similar, but not quite the same. I can appreciate what you’re saying.

Two things about me–two words–I’m competitive and addictive in personality.  So combine these two qualities–if you want to call them qualities (laughs). People may want to call them such. Kind of a double-edged sword there. But I’ve got to find a balance sometimes to ground myself. But yeah I’m definitely motivated, dedicated, competitive, and I have a strong addictive personality. That sums up a lot as far as what I’m going to do with this acting career. I mean I have big plans. I’m going to figure out a way. And actually I’ve been dabbling in it a little bit. If you looked on my IMDB page, I have two producer credits. So my acting side is the creativity side, and now my business side is starting to come out. I’m starting to produce a little bit.

image3.pngI think a lot of actors will start out acting and then they’ll go into writing, producing, directing, or they’ll do it all. But then with your business background, that would lead very easily into production. 

It’s the same concept. In construction, you get a large project. You gotta find a team of people to help you complete this project. And normally when you start a construction job, you don’t have any money in your pocket. So you gotta figure out a way to get work done on the project before you can bill for it and get money back. So I’ve learned how to work with no money to start a project in construction. Get guys motivated to get my first check to start turning the job, you know? So it’s a lot like producing too. You gotta get a team of hard-working people, a team of people who understand the business, and someone who likes to do it and is not doing it for money alone.

In fact, one of the films I did–I’m not going to call it free ’cause nothing’s for free. It said non-compensation. But when I walked on the job, I was just supposed to be a featured little role–five liners. And the director said, “You’re my Jon.” She gave me a script. She gave me a hotel room because the “Jon” is picking up hookers on the street. So my scene was to film at night. She told me to learn this. I had about six hours to prepare.  Night fell. I delivered my lines as a “Jon,” and I instantly became SAG eligible. She gave me my principal’s performer eligibility. It was a low-budget SAG film. And I had no idea. I was just going through the motions. At the end of the night, I got a principal performer contract with SAG/AFTRA and became SAG eligible. I liked acting so much that I was willing to take my time, take my gas money, and I drove to the Tampa, Florida.  And I got a lucky break where I was at the right spot at the right time. And once I got my card, that opened up even more doors. So what got me to the point was you gotta find people who like what they’re doing, and it’s not just for the money. Just like building a team for production. And it’s a challenge too finding those type of people. That’s the challenge ’cause we all need money to live. I would encourage everybody if they have an opportunity and they like what they do, to go do it. Don’t ask how much it pays. Don’t worry about it. If it pays at the end–and it will, some way or another. You might meet the right person. You never know.

I couldn’t agree more. While money is important, it’s not always about the money. But that is really cool about becoming SAG eligible. So how long had you been acting when this happened?

Uh, one year. (laughs)

That is really awesome!

Yeah, one year. That’s a lucky break. It’s a great story to tell because it does not happen like that. There’s people who work ten, fifteen years that are still not SAG eligible. It was just a calling, and I kept going with it.

And about the money part. I have two mottos. “A fast nickel is better than a slow dime.” And the other is, “I wanna make enough money to enjoy my time.” So that’s all I gotta worry about. If I can just get by, then I can make other things happen ’cause I’ll have time to do it.

You mentioned several of the films that you were an extra on, and I thought, “Man, I need to go back and watch those films,” ’cause I’ve seen these films, but I didn’t know who you were.

Well, some of those, good luck finding me ’cause I’m on it like a millisecond. (laughs) But the thing about it is to be on those big sets where they’re literally spending millions of dollars a day, and I got to sit back–and I like sitting back and watching–and I was sorta calculating in my head. And just to be around that big kind of production is motivation in itself. So I would encourage anybody–“Oh, it’s just an extra part.” So what? You’re the lucky few who even get chosen to be an extra. So consider yourself fortunate. Go there. Meet people. Learn, see, watch , and go from there.  When doing background, that is how I became SAG eligible, and I met some awesome people.

As I said, I left school early. And, as a teacher, you probably don’t want to hear this. I do not learn through books. And you can’t tell me how to do something. I have to go out there and learn it myself. Learn by doing. And that’s why the background work has helped me. It helped me break into it ’cause I got to see around me, and that’s how I learn. A lot of people–they go through theatrical school. They go through college. I mean they are really doing some serious studies in acting, and I sorta feel bad for them ’cause they’re still not getting where they wanna be. And they keep over-educating themselves instead of doing something. So that’s just part of me. I learn by doing, and being on those big sets has changed my perspective. It really has. It made me see where I wanna go and what I wanna do and helped me meet the right people to be able to do it.

Actually, I didn’t get an education degree. I have taken three weeks of teacher education, and that’s it. Everything else I learned was in the classroom. I had some people who gave me some books, but other than that, I had not a clue what I was doing, and I was thrown into the classroom. So I understand exactly what you’re saying ’cause then I would look at my friends who had gone through traditional education classes, and I always saw everything differently. Yeah, book education is good, but there’s nothing like learning it by doing it. I think there is validity to both, but if you’re just learning out of a book, and you’re not putting it into practice, it’s not doing you any good. 

Nice, that’s great.

(Yes, this teacher agreed with him–shocking, isn’t it?)

Although I haven’t seen Miracles From Heaven, I am familiar with it. I noticed you were in it.

Yes, I was. I didn’t play the doctor, but I played a doctor. I played Dr. White. I was the day player. So it was just a little bit part. In acting, there’s background, featured, supporting, and then lead. Featured does involve camera time, but it’s not a dominant role. A lot of featured roles don’t even speak. A lot of people think you have to speak to act. But acting is reaction. And when acting started, they weren’t talking. You don’t have to speak to show how things are going. Another thing I learned on set was facial expression and getting into the moment, even though there’s no words being said. If you’re in a hospital scene, there’s a certain air in the setting. You gotta learn to get into the scene without speaking. Because a lot of people speak, and it has no background. But if you speak with feelings, now it becomes something that is usable. So first it’s important to develop those feelings. You know, there’s different ways to portray emotions before you speak. It was a bit part, but it was fun because Jennifer Garner–she’s a great actress. And she’s very quiet and very humble. And just to be in a film with her is a blessing in itself. So although I didn’t have a prominent role, you can see me briefly  in the hospital scene when they’re bringing the daughter into the hospital.

Now with this most recent role, what can you tell us about how you got the role? And maybe you can tell us a little about the role and the movie?

As Viktor Romanov from Out For Vengeance

As Viktor Romanov from Out For Vengeance

The director of the film Out For Vengeance–he’s the writer and the director–his name is Salar Zarza. Two things that struck him. First, this is shooting overseas. So one thing that struck his interest was my special skills in my resume, and that was martial arts. Because this is an action film, and if you read the synopsis about it, it’s an action film. In fact, one of the producers is Michel Qissi, and he played Tong Po in Kickboxer. He was fighting {Jean-Claude} Van Damme in the ring–he was the bald guy. So what struck their interest was my martial arts background. And, of course, they saw that I had paid some dues on set with all my credits that were smaller roles and bit parts. It’s one of those times when you could say I got lucky or that they gave me a break. They gave me my first big break. My role is really a nice role. In fact, it fits me really well. I play Viktor Romanov. He’s a Russian crime boss who wants to take over the narcotics in Europe, but he has to restrain his competitor, Scarf, who is also in the market. So there’s a battle between Scarf and Romanov. Romanov has some humanity to him. He’ s a drug lord, but he has family. The backstory that I’m developing actually has a lot of humanity to it. But Scarf, he’s a scumbag. He hires prostitutes. He’s a ruthless guy. He kills people for no reason. He cuts out their tongues. So he’s a scumbag. Romanov, he has a son so there’s family there even though he’s a crime boss taking over the narcotics scene. The viewers are going to like Romanov. The main character, Alan, he’s like a cop/detective. So there’s a fight in between Scarf and Romanov and the law.

If you check out the synopsis on IMDB, you will be able to pull more details than I can give you. What’s funny is that when they give you these roles, they don’t give you all the information. You got to build that backstory. You gotta write in between the blank spaces. And you gotta give them something when they may not be quite sure what they want. So it’s the actor’s job to find something that’s gonna work with that character. And somehow he found that I fit Romanov, and he liked what he saw. He gave me my break. And now I get to go to Europe for the first time. I told my acting coach I’m so lucky, but she keeps saying, “No, you’re not lucky. That’s hard work meeting determination, and that’s the stars lining up.” She keeps telling me, “This doesn’t happen a lot. Consider yourself very fortunate. There’s something special about you that people want to see, and it’s gonna get bigger and bigger. So hang onto your hat,” she tells me.

‘Cause you know, work–even construction–if you do have a job, people will approach you to build something like a hotel or something like that. But if you don’t have work, you’re not working, and it’s harder to get work. But the same thing is true in acting. Work begets work. As you work, people want to utilize you more. It’s gonna happen quick. It’s already happened very quick for me. And I see this role opening even more doors for me, hopefully soon to land my first lead role. And the big opening for me is I get to go to Europe. I get to travel. I get to do something I like to do. And while I’m over there, I’m actually planning on extending my stay if I can ’cause I understand there’s a niche for American actors in Europe. So who knows where this is gonna lead? But I’m just gonna have fun while I can, you know? Jumpin’ on the road to wherever it’s going. I don’t know where I’m going, but I know I’m going somewhere.

I will say that no, these kinds of things don’t just happen, and it is a result of hard work. I happen to know of a lot of actors who are struggling to get work. Some had a great show or film, and now they just can’t seem to find work.

I know a few actors like that, too. And I do feel bad for them. They have ten, fifteen years of experience. They have awesome credits under their belt. They have excellent education and training. They have all these things that on a resume, I feel inadequate to them. But sometimes you have to step away for a time. These casting directors are sharp.  They can see if you’re stressed or if you’re desperate. It’s amazing what these casting directors can see through. My advice to anyone in that position is to step away. Refresh yourself. And then get back into it ’cause it happens to a lot of people.  And you know, a lot of people get depressed over it. They’re like booking, booking, booking, and now they’re totally depressed ’cause they’re not being accepted, at least in their mind. But it’s not that. They use a person’s face, and they sort of burn out in that region of the country. They may have to travel to another region to be a new face. So there’s a way around that, but the actors who get stuck in that, I do feel bad for ’cause there’s almost like no hope. And then there’s no money, and you need to move, but you don’t have the money, so it’s like Catch-22. It’s one of those things where–keep your side job. Keep your day job so the desperation isn’t on your face when you’re walking into the casting room. If you can, try to be light-hearted.

And being a regional actor, I’m gonna have to move soon out of Florida or start booking elsewhere because I’m in local commercials. I’m about to be used up here. Actually, this is good timing because things have been a little slower around here for me. And I’m glad because the past couple months, I’ve been doing pilot acting coaching. I’ve been doing language coaching for Russian.  I have a journal. In fact, I have an over a hundred page journal  with a backstory on Viktor Romanov that I developed. There’s a sea of emotion in me ’cause I’m pulling it out of my personal life. So I’m glad I haven’t been working.  And that’s why I’m really glad for this role because I’m planning a whole business end when I get to Europe, I have headshots. I’m gonna go knock on these agent’s doors. I’m gonna go visit ’em with some tulips. (laughs) And if I can keep working, you know, I’m staying right there in Europe. Wherever it leads me.

That’s also one of my hopes one day is to be able to help other people find the way. Because a lot of people have determination and desire, but they don’t have the know-how. And I’m willing to share just like my acting coach did for me. She changed my whole career mentally because of those tidbits and those nuggets that she gave me. And I wanna give people those nuggets as well so they can move along in their lifestyle. Someday when I learn a little more, I’m going to do exactly that. Try to help these–I don’t know what quality is missing out of them, if it’s determination, motivation, or what, but if we can just find that little piece that they’re missing, they’ll be all off running.

‘Cause that’s what I like about acting. They need everybody. They need every race, every personality, every size–it’s not like modeling, you know? So anybody can be an actor ’cause we do it every day. But the thing is people get on camera and they freeze. They forget. Hey, just be yourself. Let’s get this done. Be truthful in the moment. You don’t have to act. Just react. And you’ll be successful as an actor.

Now how long have you been acting?

It’s been three years.

You honestly know the business. I realize you don’t know all the ins and outs, but you know a lot.

I will say I learned a lot. I’m like a sponge, and when I get on set, there’s a lot of people who are like, “Hey, bro, how ya doin’? Nice to see ya.” And they’re runnin’ their mouths, and they’re giving me agent information and giving me manager information, and so I’m just stickin’ it on the notes in my phone. These people get on set, and they think it’s a party, and it’s not. It’s a job. And if you sit back and you observe what’s goin’ on, you can learn so much. And that’s what I do. That’s one thing I’ve always done. I’ve always been the quiet guy in the room. People are always sayin’, “Are you mad?” or “What’s wrong with you?” There is nothing wrong with me. I’m listening to what’s going on. I’m absorbing the surroundings around me. And I’m learning. And that’s one thing I tell these young people, “Quit goin’ on set and actin’ like it’s a party. Go to the job and learn–even if you’re waiting.” You could be reading an acting book. You could be writing your own storyline for a short film. You could be planning for your next production. You could send out headshots to agents. There’s so much you could do. But people don’t utilize their time, you know?

I’m a lot like that, too. People think I’m always so quiet, but I’m just listening, and you learn a lot that way.

That’s what I do. And the thing is, I’m not quiet. I love talking. But once they figure that out, they’re like, “Dang, Brad, I didn’t realize you had a personality.”  My parents are old school. My dad taught me when I was growing up to not talk unless I was spoken to. So it’s sort of in my background. But I’m also blessed because it helped me keep my mouth shut and my ears open. And that’s how we learn. And that’s how I’m able to grasp this industry quickly ’cause being on the big set, keepin’ my mouth shut, I’ve learned a lot by just working on set and using my time wisely. That’s it. Just using my time wisely.

image4.jpgOne other question I did want to ask you. Since you have a family and you’re now an actor, how do your balance your career and family life?

This is going to take a few minutes. First of all, I’ve got to say, ever since I’ve been married, and ever since I’ve been a father, I’ve always been the same way. I used to surf competitively all around the nation. When my wife was pregnant, I was in Hawaii. When my daughter was born, I was in Australia. So they’re used to it. They’re used to me traveling even before I was acting. And pursuing what I like to do. And they’re very supportive, of course, ’cause my wife is still around. She’s a little nervous about my going to Europe ’cause she knows how I am. (laughs) When she started questioning me, I said, “Let me just go ahead of you. Wouldn’t you love to come to Europe and spend some time in Europe, even if it’s six months out of the year?” So hopefully I can go there. I can plant myself. I can bring my family out and give them a whole experience that they didn’t have.

As far as the balance goes–first of all, I don’t watch TV and movies ’cause I don’t have time. (laughs) If I have any time, it’s to go to my daughter’s horse show or to spend the fractions of time that I do have with her. We do spend a lot of time together , and when I’m home, we are together. So they know how I am as a person. They’re used to it through my previous pursuits. And they back me one hundred percent. If it wasn’t for them, then, of course, I wouldn’t be able to do all of this. ‘Cause a lot of wives wouldn’t even let their husbands do this. We’re talkin’ another country here. We’re talkin’ the Netherlands. There’s a lot of things, you know, that happen in the Netherlands. So you have to have trust in a relationship. So she’s one who trusts me, and I’ve always been the type to be trusted. So that’s how we do it. I mean, we work together.

Plus, I gotta say the other part of the story is my wife and daughter are also actresses. So they understand the business. They’re in the commercial end of it. You know, it’s a little different. You sorta show up on set and you smile and enjoy your time at Disney World and portray a happy customer. It’s not as emotional as character acting ’cause you gotta get into it, but nonetheless,  they are working actresses. So they understand the business. They understand me as a person. And it’s pretty much how we run our lives since we’ve all been together.

So I’m ready to go. I have full support, you know. I gotta keep their support or otherwise it’s not going to work for me. ‘Cause I’m a big guy on balance. There’s five things you gotta have. It’s physical, spiritual, financial, emotional, and with that comes with the family, and you know, you have all these five aspects, now you’re balanced. You can do things. ‘Cause if you’re not balanced, it’s not gonna work. No matter what you wanna do. So you mentioned it right there. How do I keep things balanced? ‘Cause I stay aware of the things I need to balance. And I don’t waste my time on video games, Superbowl parties, nightclubbin’, movies, TV–I’m not a time waster, so that’s how I’m able to balance.

Well, I think we have covered everything, and I have thoroughly enjoyed your entire perspective. 

Thanks for your time. You spent a lot of time with me. I appreciate it.

 

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Since this time, Bradley has not been idle by any means. He did go to the Netherlands, and I’m sure we all await news of his film, but for me, he is so much more than merely a “rising star.” I often declare that a certain actor or actress is a “rare breed” in this business, but rare is not the right term to describe Bradley. I believe I would call him singularly remarkable. The rungs in Bradley’s ladder of success are atypically exhilirating. Being a somewhat non-traditionalist myself, it is stories like Bradley’s that resonate with me because he is living proof that one does not have to sacrifice one’s dreams merely because or naysayers nor age. However, it’s crystal clear that Bradley is willing to invest the time, tenacity, fortitude, and sweat necessary to see his dreams actualized. While he may be the “quiet one” in the room, the wheels in his brain are seldom (if ever) silent. He is constantly on the lookout for information that he can put to good use and opportunities that may be overlooked by other younger actors who view life and the business as a time to “party” or “cut loose.” Bradley is one who constantly strives towards the next challenge, and he doesn’t rest until he attains it to the maximum degree. However, in spite of all that, he has not permitted initial success to go to his head. In fact, when Bradley contacted me just this past week, I was the one who brought up the article and apologized for not getting it published before now, and what was his response? Oh, he was more pleased that I was doing well–the article was merely a bonus. And for this interviewer who has kept an insane schedule for well over a month, that speaks volumes unlike anything else. Therefore, be sure that you visit all the links below, and don’t forget to follow Bradley on what is going to be an epic journey–of that I am certain!

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RuthView all posts by Ruth

43-year-old single mother of an active 14-year-old girl
Born in Tacoma, WA; lives in Yelm, WA
Entertainment Writer
Available For Interviews and Reviews
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