Brendan Bradley (actor)
Brendan Andolsek Bradley (born May 5, 1983) is an American actor, producer, writer, and director, best known for playing the advertising character Guy in television and radio commercials for Staples. He has been noted for his work in over 100 webisodes for the Fine Brothers, Comedy Central, Machinima and others. He was the director of Non-Transferable, a romantic comedy film.
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May 5, 1983
Bradley graduated from Durham Academy in Durham, North Carolina with a high school degree, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with Honors in Theater from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. While attending New York University, Bradley spent some time in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art studying Shakespeare in Performance.
Upon moving to Los Angeles, Bradley began producing online commercials before developing his own original, scripted comedy series, Squatters. Squatters caught the attention of National Public Radio's The Story with Dick Gordon and TubeFilter News leading to the 14 episodes launched on DailyMotion as their first original comedy web series.
Bradley appeared in Frankenstein, MD as Eli Lavenza, a modern adaptation of Elizabeth Lavenza, from Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein. The webseries, produced by PBS Digital Studios and Pemberley Digital, premiered on August 19, 2014 and concluded October 31, 2014.
He began his role as Guy, the quirky, fast-talking Staples clerk in a series of commercials in January 2015, and was Staples national spokesperson.
|2020||Wayward Guide||Odie Doty|
|2020||A Tale Told by an Idiot||Mac||10 episodes|
|2019||Last Call: Live||5 episodes|
|2019||The Haves and the Have Nots||Agent Welles / Officer Welles||3 episodes|
|2018||American Housewife||Office Worker #2||Episode: Mom Guilt|
|2018||Timeless||Daly||Episode: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes|
|2017||Doubt||Hayden||Episode: Running Out of Time|
|2016||The Have and the Have Nots||Officer Welles||Episode: "It's Ok to Love"|
|2016||Nuclear Family||Dom||1 episode|
|2016||Sing It!||Eli Savage||2 episodes|
|2016||FBE Sketches||Kidnapper||Episode: Gunpoint Ransom|
|2015||Elementary||Timothy Wagner/Otto Neuhaus/Evan Farrow||Episode: "Tag, You're Me"|
|2015||Muzzled the Musical||Prince Dashing||3 episodes|
|2015||52 Ways to Break Up||Tinder Todd||2 episodes|
|2015||JustBoobs Sketch||Actor / Announcer||3 episodes|
|2014||Frankenstein, MD||Eli Lavenza||13 episodes|
|2014||Progress: Ask a Cam Harlot||Ale Barrett||2 episodes|
|2014||Q.V.G||Gripp Rockson||17 episodes|
|2014||Mixed||Trevor (GOP) Biden|
|2013||Mr. Box Office||Lars Frankenheimer||Episode: "Fifty Shades of Gray Hair"|
|2013||School of Thrones||Renly Baratheon||3 episodes|
|2013||Walk of Shame||Derek||Episode: You've Got Males|
|2013||The Dark Knight Retires||Derek||1 episode|
|2012||NCIS||Guest||Episode: "Devil's Trifecta "|
|2012||Wizards of Waverly Place||Hank Russo||Episode: "Rock Around the Clock"|
|2011||Death Valley||Officer Brown||Episode: "Assault on Precinct UTF"|
|2010||Squatters||Hank Pitman||Series Regular, Writer, Director|
|2009||The Legend of Neil||Male Fairy||3 Episodes|
|2017||Tales from Old Town II||Travis Pierce|
|2016||Non-Transferable||Josh Merit||Also director|
|2015||An American in Hollywood||Eric|
|2014||Hate from a Distance||Ned|
|2014||Temp Girls||Temp Employee|
|2010||The Last Harbor||Ken Sikorski|
|2009||Friends (With Benefits)||Brad|
|2009||Love Conquers Paul||Paul|
Brendan was interviewed on National Public Radio's The Story with Dick Gordon on September 9, 2009 about his experiences writing and producing online commercials and entertainment. The Method Fest Independent Film Festival recognized his performance in September 12 by giving him the Best Actor Award in 2009.
- "Brendan Andolsek Bradley from Durham, North Carolina". VoterRecords.com. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
- Maddox, Kate (February 6, 2015). "Staples Launches New Campaign Aimed at Small Businesses". AdvertisingAge. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
- Meehan, Megan (December 23, 2016). "Interview with actor Brendan Bradley, also known as 'The Staples Guy'". Blasting News. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
- Carrie, Stephanie (29 August 2013). "The Tangled Web We Watch: That Awkward Exit After a One-Night-Stand". LA Weekly. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
- Gutelle, Sam. "Turkish Airlines Gets In On The YouTuber Film Trend With 'Non-Transferable'". Tubefilter.
- Lazar, Shira (23 February 2016). "How Do You Make a Movie in Europe With Almost No Budget?". Huffington Post. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
- "Brendan Bradley". LinkedIn. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
- "About Brendan". brendanabradley.com.
- Hustvedt, Marc (May 31, 2010). "'Squatters' Hit Dailymotion Tomorrow". TubeFilter News. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
- "Eli Lavenza". Pemberley Digital. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
- "Résumé of Brendan Bradley". resumes.breakdownexpress.com. Actors Access. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
- "Brendan Bradley". IMDb. Retrieved 2021-02-26.
- Morrell, McKenzie (January 6, 2017). ""Staples Guy" Brendan Bradley talks 'Doubt' on CBS, New Media and working with Tyler Perry". FanFest. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
- In Vino, retrieved 2020-04-01
- Lauren Rosewarne (2012). Periods in Pop Culture: Menstruation in Film and Television. Lexington Books. p. 78. ISBN 978-0-7391-7000-7.
- "Making Good on YouTube". The Story with Dick Gordon. NPR. September 9, 2009. Archived from the original (mp3) on September 11, 2009. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
- "2010 Method Fest, Independent Film Festival, Calabasas, California". methodfest.com. Retrieved 29 December 2016.