But his true rise to stardom came with his role in the hit TV series sea Quest DSV, a popular science fiction show produced by Steven Spielberg that ran from 1993 to 1996.
Brandis joined the sea Quest cast as Lucas Wolenczak, a young prodigy role that soon allowed the actor to become the ultimate teenage heartthrob.
I was a real punk, there's no question about it." On partying in his early years: "I got to be wild and nuts, and I didn't suffer as much as people do now, where they have to play it so safe that they ruin their credibility. It was also about avoiding the tornado of chaos, of potential downfall.
It was, 'Wow, how lucky are we to not have hung out with that crowd or done those things? There aren't stories of me in a pool of my own vomit in a hotel room on the Hollywood Strip." On dating: "I had better success meeting girls before Titanic.
Coronary Heart Disease is the leading cause of sudden cardiac arrest (Brittany didn’t have CHD as far as we know, it would be unlikely) and only 10% of cardiac arrest deaths occur in people under 40 years of age … Karen Carpenter also died of Cardiac Arrest at the age of 33, following many years struggling with an eating disorder.
From : An insider on the production of another horror-thriller,“Something Wicked,” an independent film shot in Oregon, said that Murphy was barely able to shoot her scenes and would lose her focus in mid-sentence during a take.
Leonardo Di Caprio, who is promoting 'Inception,' covers the new issue of 'Rolling Stone' and inside he gets shirtless on a bed.
He also talks about growing up in Hollywood, dating and losing his childhood peers Jonathan Brandis and River Phoenix to suicide and a drug overdose.
If I was going to be a girl, they were going to name me Sierra—so I would have been Sierra Strong. A: [Laughs.] That’s like my profile from when I was 13 years old. Who is this person who has an obsession with making me shorter? A: The ultimate goal is usually to get financing for a feature. We ran into a friend that we used to play D&D with, and we’re like, “We can’t tell anybody about this, but we should try it again.” None of us could remember the rules, so we invited a guy to come and he was pretty geeky. Q: Does being a former child sitcom star make it easier or harder to break into filmmaking? So I think that getting crew, for instance—people will meet with me.
But my dad said, “That sounds like a stripper name.” But it never occurred to him that Rider Strong was the biggest porn name ever. To make a full-length feature because people don’t watch short films. And we realized that we were the assholes in the situation because he was having a lot more fun, and we weren’t because we were so insecure about being perceived as geeky. They go, “Oh, he’s actually legitimized in some ways.
Soon after, he was cast as the main character Bill Denbrough in the famous 1990 adaptation of Stephen King's IT that also included Tim Curry.
It's now been rebooted with Jaeden Lieberher in Brandis's role.
Last November, in a 25 Questions review for the animated film Tangled, I made a somewhat flippant name comparison between the film’s lead character, Flynn Rider, and the actor who played Shawn Hunter on —about a group of young adults who decide to relive their youth by playing a round of Dungeons & Dragons with what ends up being a way too invested dungeon master—which screened last month at the Tribeca Film Festival (and can be viewed online here).