Although widely recognized from his stint on MTV's successful Real World: Chicago, Brandt's first acting job was as the king in his fourth-grade production of The King and I. Growing up he did some print and commercial modeling, thanks to the help of his industry related parents; his mom was a successful commercial actress and dad an advertising executive.
After high school, tired of living the stereotype and lifestyle of "jock," he dived into a basic freshman acting class in college and found it really turned him on to the idea of being an actor. Brandt graduated from Princeton University where he was a member and officer of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and played 4 years of football for the Tigers as a running back. During his college summers Brandt equally divided his time training for football and honing his acting skills. He participated in summer theatre programs at Northwestern University, Chicago's famed Second City and the NY Film Academy.
Brandt was born in Hinsdale but grew up in Indianhead Park and Lincolnshire, all northern suburbs of Chicago. Brandt currently lives in Los Angeles and enjoys movies, all types of music and working out. He also plays on a basketball league twice a week.
Days of our Lives
2003 to October 12, 2006
The Real World
Himself (Chicago segment)
Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2006)
DATE OF BIRTH: January 24, 1979
PLACE OF BIRTH: Lake Bluff, Illinois
EDUCATION: Princeton University (English major)
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