THIS IS MY STORY…

My name is Brendan Bald and I’m an Actor currently living in Nashville, TN. I grew up in a small suburban town right outside of Annapolis, MD. As a kid, I always knew I wanted to be an actor but never had the guts to actually make my ambitions known. I always though that there was something magical about movies and I always dreamt of being an actor. But working as an Actor seemed impossible to me – basically a pipe dream. So I never pursued acting or theatre in my early years. 

I was an athletic kid so I played sports instead. As I got older, I focused mainly on playing basketball – and I was pretty damn good. I received over 20 Division I full scholarship offers to play college basketball. I ultimately decided to play for the University of Vermont. While in college, I continued to dream of becoming an actor. I remember joking around with my friends telling everyone that I was moving to LA after I graduate to become a movie star. We would all laugh but deep down I knew that’s what I actually wanted to do. 

During my sophomore year in college I took an acting course. It was an intensive class that combined monologue training, script analysis, and scene study. I absolutely loved it. And I was good at it! I remember my teacher and classmates telling me to consider pursuing theater. But even though this course confirmed my love for acting, I was still grounded in practicality. I just didn’t think that being an actor was possible for me. So I graduated college and immediately went on to law school. I come from a family of lawyers so law school seemed like the most practical thing for me to do. I was never happy in law school and knew that it wasn’t what I wanted to do – but I did it anyways. I was so grounded in practicality that I was suffocating my passions. 

It wasn’t until I graduated law school and practiced law for a few years that I finally built up the guts to give acting a legitimate shot. I remember spending hours in my office googling “how to be an actor,” “is 27 too old to start acting,” and “should I quit my job to become an actor.” I reached a point in my life where I had saved up a little bit of money, I was single, and I was completely unhappy with what I was doing. I knew that if I was ever going to make a dramatic career change, it had to be now. So – that’s what I did. I moved to Nashville, picked up several part time jobs, and am pursuing a career in acting full time. It is never too late to follow your dreams!! Life is too short to do something you don’t love!

3 Replies to “THIS IS MY STORY…”

  1. Happy to see you following your dreams! Great things ahead for you, my friend!!!

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  2. That’s amazing my dude! You will gain invaluable insight about yourself and the world around you. For me, it was in incredible journey and very rewarding to be able to bring characters to life- some who were hidden behind a character I had created to appease the Severna Park crowd I grew up with lol. Only advice I have for you is to make sure you have your spiritual life in order, because the devil is a liar and he runs rampant through the entertainment industry. He can take many forms, so just be sober and vigilant. Never slip away from your roots, but embrace them and reconcile all relationships in your life. When you are whole as a person, you will be able to safely manage stepping into these characters’ shoes. Much love and let me know if you are in LA- I’ll refer you to a couple agencies I was with!

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    1. My comment section was locked for the longest time so I’m just now seeing this lol. I appreciate the insight man! Already learning so much about myself and I’ve only been in the game a year and a half. My goal is to make it out to LA soon so I’ll definitely be hitting you up when that happens. Thanks brother!

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