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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 30 November 1955USA
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

In Brett's first on-screen role, only his hands appeared in the commercial for "Skipper's Seafood 'N Chowder House" fish-n-chips. Soon after, he made his way to Zurich, Switzerland where he introduced the "Fresh Start Laundry Detergent" commercial campaign to German television audiences. After studying at the Rational Theatre in Munich, and with over seventy-five commercials, including "Kim Top Line", "Co-op" and "Gold Market" winning numerous awards in Europe, Brett re-located to Los Angeles and received training there from the renowned Harry Mastrogeorge. Brett continued making his mark, playing the recurring roles of Atty. Joshua Sloane on "Sunset Beach," and the popular Dr. Jay Garvin for years on "The Bold And The Beautiful." He then played the military attaché, Colonel James Mallory, USMC in the feature film "Operation Safeguard," that was filmed solely for use by the United States military in the Middle East. Brett did his first nude scene in the series "Red Shoe Diaries: Laundrymat" and he plays the role of Dan Wisner in the Starz original series "Party Down." He was also Robert Jones on the FX Channel's top rated show "The Shield," and he discovered the North Pole in the Discovery Channel's "Race To The Poles," as the legendary explorer Frederick Albert Cook. Brett is known for his poignant and incredibly accurate portrayals of President John F. Kennedy. His performance of the president in the film "Watchmen" (first portrayal) stuck in the mind of "Transformer's: Dark of the Moon" (second portrayal) director Michael Bay, who said, "Get me the same guy who played Kennedy in Zach Snyder's movie." Brett procured praise from Ethel Kennedy herself, when she expressed appreciation for how he portrayed the president. The film "Kill the Dictator" (third portrayal) added to his national recognition, but it was with Tom Hank's fictional historical drama "Parkland" (fourth portrayal), where Brett was able to work alongside Oscar winners Billy Bob Thornton and Marcia Gay Harden, Oscar nominees Paul Giamatti, Jackie Earle Haley and Jacki Weaver, as well as Zac Efron and Tom Welling. As a triple threat, Brett wrote, produced and starred in his multiple-award winning production of the film "Ray Bradbury's Kaleidoscope" (the film that inspired Oscar nominee "Gravity") and he is now in pre-production on his next feature film where he'll star as "The Champion". Brett carries his passion, energy and work ethic into helping others. He is a trustee of the Olive Crest Abused Children's Foundation, a supporter of Hollywood Heart, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Monica, and the UNICEF Chinese Children's Foundation. "Hard work and following your dreams can take you anywhere. The person who says it can't be done shouldn't interrupt the person doing it," says Brett. (June 4, 2015)

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Publicity (June 4, 2015)

Trivia (20)

A devoted animal lover, he has a dog [Titan] and he used to have two, almost six foot long iguanas [Iggy and Gumby]. "The iguanas used to scare the sh.. out of the girls.".
With his appearance in the Warner Brothers motion picture Watchmen [2009], directed by Zack Snyder & produced by Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin, Deborah Snyder, Brett has become the fifth actor to play President John F Kennedy in the movies [source: Wikipedia].
He is active in many organizations, including the Olive Crest Homes and Services for Abused Children, the Airport Marina Counseling Service, The Good News Foundation, The Roar Foundation Shambala Preserve, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica, My Friend's Place and the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
His mother, Merle Stimely, died on 10 May 2004, from lung cancer at the age of 80.
He has been the spokesperson for Western Dental since 2003.
Member of the Academy of Magical Arts.
He replaced Phil Morris in the 1995 TV series pilot of High Society.
He did his first nude scene in the series Red Shoe Diaries: Laundrymat [1995 Season 4, Episode 12].
Is an avid horseman.
Hand-picked by director Dwight H. Little to star in the motion picture Bloodstone (1988) which was shot entirely in India.
Turned down the opportunity to be the star of an international cigarette campaign. He has never even had one drag on a cigarette.
Has never tasted coffee.
In his first on-screen role, only Brett's hands appeared in the American commercial for "Skipper's Seafood 'N Chowder House" fish-n-chips [1980].
Also trained in Dentistry, Outboard Motors, and Colored Gem Stones.
He has a sister and a brother: family planner Sheri Hall, and Salvage/Diver/Harbor Master Lance Stimely.
His father is a former WWII Air Force Captain and a pilot of the B-29.
Is of Swedish [mother] and Swiss [father] descent.
He was raised in Connecticut, Minnesota and Washington State.
Became a private pilot at age 16.
More than any other actor, Brett has portrayed 'President John F. Kennedy' in 4 movies: Watchmen, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, Kill The Dictator, and Parkland.

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