Guile Branco Poster


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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 17 June 1979São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Birth NameGuilherme Branco Freitas
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Like so many immigrants before him, Brazilian Guile Branco sought a better life in America. But once he arrived in the U.S., he discovered the hard realities of being a stranger in a strange land. Nevertheless, a stern dedication to succeed saw him through, and now Guile is living his American dream. Guile's story begins in Brazil, when he began taking acting classes and dreaming about moving to the United States to pursue a career in Hollywood. In the pursuit of his dreams, he dropped out of law school at eighteen and became a working actor soon after. He studied under Brazil's well known "Coffin Joe" Jose Mojica Marins, and his resume soon boasted soap opera appearances and countless theater performances. After visiting New York in 1998, Guile decided that his move to the U.S. could not wait any longer. Arriving in New York a few years later, with two hundred dollars in his pocket, he encountered all of the numerous obstacles that every actor knows very well. But he faced his problems, determined to build the life he wanted for himself. Eventually he was cast in several independent films and Off-Broadway plays. In 2007 he moved to Los Angeles to further focus on his acting career. Guile became an American citizen in 2011. He is now becoming well established in Los Angeles as a versatile, cooperative team player. With roles in several more independent films, television pilots, his dreams are finally becoming his reality.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Steve Thompson

Trivia (6)

Used to be a competitive bodybuilder. He started bodybuilding when he was 15 years old and participated in his first competition at age 17. Later he became a bench press champion lifting close to 400 pounds and competed as a bodybuilder in both Sao Paulo, Brazil and New York City. In 2006 he ranked third place in the lightweight division at the NPC Eastern USA Championships held in Tribeca, NYC. In May 2008 he placed 3rd place in the lightweight division at the Muscle Beach Classic in Venice, California - his efforts leading up to that competition and the finals were filmed and are part of the documentary "Why We Train.".
On one of his first acting jobs for a TV series in Brazil, Guile was hired to play a cop. The scene involved speeding through some streets on a police car. Unfortunately at that time, bank heists by robbers wearing police clothes were common and somebody called the police upon observing that "suspicious police car" speeding around. Within a few minutes real cops showed up surrounding the vehicle and almost shot him and the other actors. Thankfully the director and the crew ran to the scene to save them.
Dropped out of Law School to pursue acting.
Before he moved from Brazil to the United States in 2003 for life, he told his family and friends that he would be away for only two months.
Guile Branco was the MAY 2007 Success Story at Men's Fitness Magazine. (page 38).
Red belt in both Aikido and Karate.

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