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Brandon Hardesty is a Actor American born on 13 april 1987 at Baltimore (USA)

Brandon Hardesty

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Birth name Brandon Allan Hardesty
Nationality USA
Birth 13 april 1987 (36 years) at Baltimore (USA)

Brandon Allan Hardesty (born April 13, 1987) is an American comedic performer and actor. Hardesty posts original comedy videos as well as "uncanny" recreations of scenes from movies, playing every part himself. The Village Voice writer Julian Dibbell has called his works "Web culture at its finest."


Personal life
Brandon Hardesty was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the youngest child in the family. Hardesty's mother collected silly hats and placed a suit of armor in the dining room "just for fun"; his father wrote jingles in addition to teaching music and directing the church choir. Hardesty's parents described him as sweet-natured, funny, and introverted. His parents withdrew him from his small Christian elementary school in second grade, fearing that the attending was too rigid for their son. Instead, he was home-schooled until middle school.

While at Baltimore Lutheran School, a teacher convinced Hardesty into acting in the school's theater productions, though he was too self-conscious to allow his family to attend his performances. He practiced his social skills while working as a cashier at Weis Markets, a nearby grocery store where he worked on weekends and after school.

In college, Brandon majored in film, while making YouTube videos on the side. After attracting attention with his video, Strange Faces and Noises I Can Make III, a producer, Edwin Marshall, expressed interest in professionally representing Brandon. The same video got national attention from a popular Geico commercial in 2007 and 2008. In late 2007, Brandon auditioned for a role in the film Bart Got a Room. Shortly thereafter, Beverly Strong of Strong Management took over as Brandon's manager, and represents him to this day, along with Nic De Armendi of JLA Talent. Brandon currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

On YouTube, Hardesty goes by the username "ArtieTSMITW," which is an abbreviation for "Artie: The Strongest Man in the World," a character from one of his favorite childhood shows, The Adventures of Pete and Pete. His most popular videos are his Re-enactment videos, in which he chooses a movie scene, and re-enacts it, playing all the characters. One of his most popular and strikingly real performances is the drill instructor from Full Metal Jacket, originally portrayed by R. Lee Ermey. Another popular series is Strange Faces and Noises I Can Make, in which he demonstrates the strange faces and noises he can make. He has parodied the Internet sensation 2 Girls 1 Cup with "1 guy 1 lunchable".

To date, Hardesty has had seven of his videos featured on the front page of YouTube: his reenactment of a scene from The Princess Bride, his reenactment of a scene from Uncle Buck, a video dubbed "Three Impressions" which features three of Brandon's celebrity impersonations, his "Strange Faces and Noises I Can Make III" video, which has had over 7.2 million views, a video entitled "The 30-Second Video," a video called "Request a Reenactment for YouTube Live," and a video called "Movies on YouTube? Huzzah!"

In April 2007, Geico Auto Insurance used "Strange Faces and Noises I Can Make III" in their television commercial. After a portion of the video plays, apparently on a computer screen, a narrator says, "There may be better ways to spend 15 minutes online." Hardesty's Strange Faces and Noises I Can Make video was parodied in the MTV sketch show Human Giant. In the sketch, Aziz Ansari portrayed a character who made a similar funny faces video like Hardesty's.

In November 2008, Brandon participated in YouTube's first live show: YouTube Live. He asked his fans to request a scene for him to reenact, promising that the #1 most requested scene would air on YouTube Live. It ended up being a popular scene from The Dark Knight, and received over 150,000 views on YouTube in the first week. Brandon was also interviewed briefly by fellow YouTuber, William Sledd.

In May 2014, Brandon started a second YouTube channel, No Small Parts, a documentary web series about character actors in the entertainment industry. As of October 2015, the channel has 241,000 video views.

Acting career
In September 2007, upon seeing Hardesty's YouTube videos, a producer of the film Bart Got A Room e-mailed Brandon expressing interest in casting him for a supporting role. Brandon auditioned, got the part, and spent three weeks in Florida for the shoot. After the film Brandon continued to audition for films and TV shows eventually landing a lead role in American Pie Presents: The Book of Love, as well as a supporting role in the film Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star, both filmed in 2009.

From 2009 to 2012, Brandon was cast as a lead in a CBS pilot entitled Living On A Prayer, but it was not picked up by the network. He was cast as a lead in a short film "Ham Sandwich," directed by David Green. Most recently in 2013, Brandon has been cast in lead roles in the film Seven Minutes as well as The Scorpion King: The Lost Throne, the fourth installment of the Mummy film franchise, both scheduled to be released in 2014.

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Filmography of Brandon Hardesty (6 films)

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The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about magic and magicians
Actors Victor Webster, Ellen Hollman, Barry Bostwick, Will Kemp, M. Emmet Walsh, Brandon Hardesty
Roles Boris
Rating41% 2.0868152.0868152.0868152.0868152.086815
Mathayus and his partner Drazen (who is under the Akkadian's tutelage) infiltrate the palace of Skizzura to find and acquire an artifact known as the Urn of Kings for King Zakkour of Al-Moraad. In the process, they are discovered and a short fight ensues, revealing Drazen to be a traitor who was really after the Urn.
7 Minutes
7 Minutes (2014)
, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Luke Mitchell, Jason Ritter, Leven Rambin, Zane Holtz, Kevin Gage, Brandon Hardesty
Roles Jerome
Rating50% 2.5114052.5114052.5114052.5114052.511405
Three friends, Sam (Luke Mitchell), Mike (Jason Ritter) and Owen (Zane Holtz), are forced by circumstance to commit a brazen robbery. What begins as a simple plan - 'in and out in seven minutes' - quickly becomes a dangerous game of life and death. As each minute of the robbery unfolds, the stakes are pushed higher and higher. In the final act, Sam's pregnant girlfriend Kate (Leven Rambin) is kidnapped, escalating the situation even further and pressing our heroes to do whatever they can to make it out alive.
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, 1h37
Directed by Tom Brady
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about pornography
Actors Christina Ricci, Nick Swardson, Stephen Dorff, Don Johnson, Kevin Nealon, Ido Mosseri
Roles Lars
Rating33% 1.6579951.6579951.6579951.6579951.657995
A small-town manchild with big buck-teeth, Bucky Larson (Nick Swardson), stumbles upon a family secret: His quiet and reserved parents (Edward Herrmann and Miriam Flynn) were famous porn stars in the 1970s. This motivates him to leave northern Iowa for Hollywood, hoping to follow in their footsteps and fulfill his destiny as the biggest adult-film star in the world. Unfortunately, he has no idea how to become a porn star like his parents, and his penis is incredibly small.
The Bill Collector, 1h37
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Danny Trejo, Brandon Hardesty, Elisabeth Williams-Omilami
Roles Iggy
Rating32% 1.6433251.6433251.6433251.6433251.643325
Uncle Frankie (Danny Trejo) is not the kind of guy you want to meet in a dark alley. Especially when you owe him money and have been giving him the slip for a few years. Such is the fate of Lorenzo Adams (Gary Ray Moore), a top bill collector at Lump Sum Collections. Uncle Frankie has tracked Lorenzo to Norfolk, Virginia and is coming to collect. With his back to the wall, Lorenzo finds no one to help but Pastor Kevin (Ron Kenoly) and desperate down-and-outers from an inner city mission, who serve as unwitting pawns in Lorenzo’s scam to pay Frankie back. Lots of laughs, gaffes, twists and turns later, Lorenzo discovers unexpected grace when it’s time to pay his due.
American Pie Presents: The Book of Love, 1h37
Directed by John Putch, Andrew Waller
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Teen movie, Films about virginity
Actors Bug Hall, Eugene Levy, Brandon Hardesty, Louisa Lytton, Beth Behrs, Melanie Papalia
Roles Lube
Rating48% 2.408572.408572.408572.408572.40857
The story takes place at East Great Falls High, ten years after the events of American Pie. The new protagonists of this movie are three brand new hapless virgins: Rob (Hall), Nathan (Horton), and Lube (Hardesty). One night Rob accidentally sets fire to the school library, and finds "the Bible" (or Book of Love), the creation of Mr. Levinstein (Eugene Levy). Unfortunately for them, the book is ruined. The book had incomplete advice and sends them on a helpless journey to lose their virginity. After trying and failing for most of the time, they pledge to restore the book, and to do this, they must find Levenstein and all the other people who wrote in the book, and start the restoration.
Bart Got a Room, 1h20
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors William H. Macy, Ashley Benson, Cheryl Hines, Alia Shawkat, Brandon Hardesty, Kate Micucci
Roles Craig
Rating57% 2.8507052.8507052.8507052.8507052.850705
The film chronicles nerdy high school senior Danny Stein (Steven Kaplan) and his unsuccessful attempts to secure a prom date while his divorced father and mother (played by William H. Macy and Cheryl Hines respectively) are on their own unsuccessful quests to find love. The film's name comes from the fact that the most unpopular kid in school, Bart Beeber (Chad Jamian Williams), not only secured a date for the prom, but got a hotel room after as well. This is a source of great anxiety for both Danny and his family.