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Birth NameBradley Scott Hartliep
Nickname Brad

Mini Bio (1)

Brad has appeared opposite Danica McKellar in Lifetime's "Inspector Mom", where he got his first speaking broadcast role, and with Mark Wahlberg in the Football Film, "Invincible". His first major breakout Film performance came as the uniquely perverted sociopath and serial killer Tye Majors, a role he helped create for the Independent feature film, "Portrait of an American Family". He has acted in more than Twenty Five Films, bringing his unique quality of A-list acting to the roles of Cutter in "Grim", Goyo in "The Reckoning", and Coach Vamp in "Blood on the Highway".

He has been interviewed Twice for Film Documentaries and also by two Dallas-based News Reporters. He has appeared in Three Television Pilots, of which one has aired, and Seven Plays on Stage, being "perfectly cast" as Murray Burns in "A Thousand Clowns", a role originally performed by Jason Robards, and has also received rave reviews for his performances as Macbeth in "Macbeth", Tybalt in "Romeo & Juliet", Skelly Manor in "Rimers of Eldritch", Eckart in "Baal", Father Domineer in "Cock-A-Doodle-Dandy", Rip in "Mistress of the Inn, the Scientist in "The Rocky Horror Show" and Bill in "On Golden Pond". He continually seeks to improve his craft, through his developed study of reality and emotional reaction, and constantly drives to bring the best performance to both his characters and his audience ..

However, Brad did not start out as an actor - at least not intentionally. Growing up around movie locations in Southern Arizona, Brad originally planned on being a Stuntman. He taught himself how to clutch and shift, to track race and performance drive down mountain roads and dodge between traffic and slide around corners and shoot guns and take falls off car hoods or jump into moving pickup beds. But a high-speed, head-on accident in Europe left him with severe physical and neurological injuries. It also left him in a coma for six weeks, forcing him to re-learn how to walk and talk and regain his memory and balance. The permanent damage to his neck, shoulder, spine and hip joints effectively ended any future stuntman work ..

A career in Aviation suddenly changed in the wake of September 11th and the shutdown of the Airline Industry. Brad returned to his childhood interest in Films and began acting - starting out with Voice Over Training and moving into Conservatory Studies for stage and screen. Brad knew he would need total immersion in the craft. He studied all day, five days a week and graduated with honors. Constant exposure in the Industry has given him the unique ability to create complex characters fully developed within a story ..

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Billy Bob Thorndyckle

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