Jonathan Brandy - an actor whose career was cut short by death
Jonathan Brandy was the idol of children and teenagers of the end of the last century. He was known for his participation in science fiction films and television series far beyond the borders of the United States of America.
It is not known how far his career would go, perhaps he could become a director of cult films. No one can learn about this, since the life of an actor, screenwriter and beginning director was cut short too soon.
Jonathan Brandy was born on April 13, 1976 in Danbury. His mother, Mary, worked as a teacher. His father, Gregory, served as a fireman and distributed foodstuffs. The boy grew up as an only child.
At the age of six, Jonathan began to appear in commercials. Three years later, the family moved to Los Angeles. So parents decided to help his son's career.
From school years, the young actor had romances with young girls. Actresses with whom the young man met:
- Brittany Murphy.
- Tatiana Ali.
- Monica Keane.
Work in the cinema
In the movie, Jonathan Brandy made his debut as the young Kevin Buchanan. The television production was called Life One. From the age of nine, the actor has participated in various television projects, including “Who is the boss here?”, “Kate and Eli”, “She wrote the murder.” At the same time, Jonathan gets a small role in the successful television series The Law of Los Angeles, which won fifteen Emmy awards in the Best Drama Series category.
At fourteen, the actor gets the lead role. He embodied the image of the young Bastin Bucks in the film "Endless History 2". His hero performs an important mission. He goes to the fantasy world of fantasy to help the inhabitants of the magical kingdom.
At the same time, the actor is involved in the film adaptation of the novel by Stephen King called "It." Brandis plays the role of Bill Denbrough in childhood. Two years later, he was able to work on the set with Chuck Noris, as well as Rodney Dangerfield. Jonathan Brandis (films "Side Impacts", "Ladybugs") could not only work with famous actors, but also play the main roles.
The actor participated in the samples for the second episode of the George Lucas franchise. He wanted to play the role of young Anakin Skywalker. Role got Hayden Christensen.
Jonathan Brandy was not only an actor, he tried his hand at writing scripts and directing work. Most of all he was attracted by the creation of scripts for films. He wanted not just to participate in the cinema, but to create it. He managed to release a short film, the title in Russian translates as “Boys from Slanesville”.
The most famous actor received after the release of the series "Underwater Odyssey." Thanks to the role of Lukas Volanchek, the actor became the idol of teenagers around the world.
The American science fiction series has been on television from 1993 to 1996. It was filmed for three seasons, which consisted of fifty-nine episodes. Hero Lucas Volanchek appeared in fifty-seven episodes. What was shot "Underwater Odyssey"?
Jonathan Brandis starred in a television series about ocean bottom exploration in the middle of the twenty-first century. His hero is a young genius who lives with the rest of the crew on a submarine called "Sikvest." Commanded by her Nathan Bridger.The team consisted of military and scientists. They conducted research and fought crime in the depths of the sea according to the decision of the United Oceans.
The series has been translated into many languages and has been shown around the world, including Russia and Ukraine. Filming in Underwater Odyssey was the most successful project in the actor's career.
End of the road
Jonathan Brandy (pictured above) has lived for twenty-seven years. He met death on 11/12/2003 in Los Angeles. He attempted suicide by hanging himself in the corridor of his apartment. He was found fifteen minutes after what happened. Doctors took him to the hospital, where he died.
After the death of the actor, two films in which he played were released: “Puerto Vallarta Massacre” and “Bad Girls from the High Valley”.
According to friends and loved ones, the actor suffered from depression. At the same time, no trace of alcohol or other toxic substances was found in his blood.
Brandis's body was cremated, and the remains were handed over to parents. Moving to Los Angeles at one time, they wished well for their only son.