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Jonathan Brandis (1976–2003)

Born in Danbury, Connecticut, USA, to Greg and Mary, Jonathan Brandis began his career at age 5, acting in television commercials. He appeared in small parts in several films and TV shows before his first starring role in the 1990 film The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990). He starred in popular films such as Ladybugs (1992) and ... See full bio »

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 2004 Puerto Vallarta Squeeze
Neil Weatherford
 2003 111 Gramercy Park (TV Movie)
Will Karnegian
 2003 Between the Sheets
Robert Avocado
 2002 The Year That Trembled
Casey Pedersen
 2002 Hart's War
Pvt. Lewis P. Wakely (scenes deleted)
 1999/I Ride with the Devil
Cave Wyatt
 1999 Outside Providence
 1997 Two Came Back (TV Movie)
 1996 Fall Into Darkness (TV Movie)
Chad Lear
 1996 Born Free: A New Adventure (TV Movie)
Randolph 'Rand' Thompson
 1996 Her Last Chance (TV Movie)
Preston Altherton
 1994-1995 Aladdin (TV Series)
- Two to Tangle (1995) ... Mozenrath (voice)
- The Book of Khartoum (1995) ... Mozenrath (voice)
- The Hunted (1995) ... Mozenrath (voice)
- The Lost City of the Sun (1995) ... Mozenrath (voice)
- Vocal Hero (1995) ... Mozenrath (voice)
 1994 Good King Wenceslas (TV Movie)
Prince Wenceslas
 1993 Saved by the Bell: The College Years (TV Series)
Jonathan Brandis
- A Thanksgiving Story (1993) ... Jonathan Brandis
 1992 Sidekicks
Barry Gabrewski
 1992 Crossroads (TV Series)
Michael Stahl
- Freedom of the Road (1992) ... Michael Stahl
 1992 Ladybugs
Matthew / Martha
 1992 Do Not Bring That Python in the House (TV Movie)
Gabriel Miller
 1991 Pros and Cons (TV Series)
- Once a kid (1991) ... Danny
 1991 Blossom (TV Series)
- To Tell the Truth (1991) ... Stevie
 1991 Our Shining Moment (TV Movie)
Michael 'Scooter' McGuire
 1991 The Wonder Years (TV Series)
- The Yearbook (1991) ... Steve
 1991 Gabriel's Fire (TV Series)
Matthew Fixx
- Truth and Consequences (1991) ... Matthew Fixx
 1990 It (TV Mini-Series)
Young Bill Denbrough / Bill Denbrough - Age 12
- Part 2 (1990) ... Young Bill Denbrough
 1990 The Flash (TV Series)
Terry Cohan
- Child's Play (1990) ... Terry Cohan
 1990 The Munsters Today (TV Series)
Matt Glover
- The Silver Bullet (1990) ... Matt Glover
 1990 Ghost Dad
Additional Voices (voice)
 1990 Alien Nation (TV Series)
- The Touch (1990) ... Andron
 1990 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Kevin Bryce
- If the Shoe Fits (1990) ... Kevin Bryce
 1989 Stepfather II
Todd Grayland
 1989 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
- Your Grandmother's a Bimbo (1989) ... Paul
 1989 Full House (TV Series)
Michael Monford
- A Little Romance (1989) ... Michael Monford
 1988 Mars: Base One (TV Movie)
 1988 Oliver & Company
Additional Voice (voice)
 1988 Webster (TV Series)
- Take My Cousin, Please (1988) ... Bobby
 1988 The Wrong Guys
Kid Tim
 1987 Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (TV Movie)
Lance Reventlow - age 11
 1987 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Kevin Talbot
 1987 Buck James (TV Series)
 1987 Fatal Attraction
Party Guest
 1987 Good Morning, Miss Bliss (TV Series)
Michael Thompson
- Pilot (1987) ... Michael Thompson
 1986 Mystery Magical Special (TV Movie)
 1984 Kate & Allie (TV Series)
Chip's Friend
- Odd Boy Out (1984) ... Chip's Friend (uncredited)
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Starred in a short film titled "You Are The Music" used as recruiting material for music programs. See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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I want to direct, I want to be part of something creative, something with quality. My biggest fear as an actor is being involved in something mediocre, or being mediocre myself. I've taken classes on screen-writing and, of course, I read a lot of scripts. Writing is what I'd really like to move towards. Right now, though, it just doesn't pay the mortgage. See more »


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