Brad Raider

Brad Raider

Kensho Film
Actor, Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

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About Brad

Raider's feature-film directorial debut, "Kensho at the Bedfellow," is rounding out its festival run where it received two Best Feature Film Awards and is targeting release in Fall / Winter, 2016. The film is an existential drama about a guy in NYC searching for fulfillment in all the wrong places.

A graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU where he studied film and theatre, Raider trained as an actor at the Circle in the Square Theatre School, the Experimental Theatre Wing, and with Anne Bogart’s SITI Company.

His television credits include starring roles on the short-lived series "The Trouble With Normal" and "That Was Then," both for ABC, several network pilots and dozens of guest-starring roles. He was seen as the title role in the cable movie "Spring Break Lawyer," and starred in the independent features "Greener Mountains" and "Americanizing Shelley."

In 2005, he was awarded a directing scholarship to the Jewish Federation's Master Class in Tel Aviv. He’s written, produced, and directed a number of short films for Red Dog Squadron (a theatre company he founded in 2002 with James Roday), The NY Collective for the Arts, and Theta State Films.

Raider's intention as a filmmaker is to help craft not only fiercely entertaining stories, but also transformative films that have the potential to enliven the awareness of global, multi-demographic audiences.

Unique traits: Vedic Meditation Teacher

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Credits

  • Kensho at the Bedfellow

    Kensho at the Bedfellow (2016)
    Film by Brad Raider (Drama) Writer, Director, Producer, Actor Add a Plot »

  • Transformers Prime

    Transformers Prime (2011)
    Television (Animation, Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Actor In this new set of adventures the Autobots live on Earth and maintain their secret identity. They are joined by 3 teens as they battle the Decepticons.

  • Genau

    Genau (2011)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Thriller) Actor After a rough breakup, Stewart goes on an adventure, arriving at an inexplicable crossroads between himself and the character he is portraying.

  • 25 Hill

    25 Hill (2011)
    Film (Drama) Actor The story of an 11-year-old boy whose derby dreams are left in pieces when his soldier father is killed in Afghanistan. The boy teams up with a father figure whose own son, a firefighter, died in the line of duty, and the two help each other find redemption and revive the derby. Written by Anonymous

  • Celeste Bright

    Celeste Bright (2010)
    Television (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actor Add a Plot »

  • The Palace of Light

    The Palace of Light (2010)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Better Off Ted

    Better Off Ted (2010)
    Television (Comedy) Actor In a science-based company, a manager tries to keep control of his scientists while being pressured by his shrewd boss.

  • Psych

    Psych (2010)
    Television (Comedy, Crime and Mystery) Actor Think you are psychic? Well so does Shawn Spencer. Shawn and his best friend Gus own a business called Psych. They are able to stay in business only because of the cases they work with Santa Barbara police department as psychics. Shawn and Gus go through many ups and downs trying to keep the ruse up. Can they pretend forever? Or is the world they built going to come crumbling down?

  • Zimm

    Zimm (2009)
    Television (Drama) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Flashforward

    Flashforward (2009)
    Television (Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actor After the entire world's population blacks out for approximately 2 minutes and 17 seconds, which in effect causes the entire world to see a glimpse of life 6 months into the future, an elite FBI task force is formed to investigate who/what caused the global blackout, whether the events foreseen were simply flashes or true events of what's to come, and whether or not it could possibly happen again... Written by Anonymous

  • Zeke and Luther

    Zeke and Luther (2009)
    Television (Action, Adventure and Comedy) Actor Two best friends set their sights on becoming the world's greatest skateboarders.

  • Jericho

    Jericho (2008)
    Television (Action, Drama, Mystery and Sci-Fi) Actor A small town in Kansas is literally left in the dark after seeing a mushroom cloud over near-by Denver, Colorado. The townspeople struggle to find answers about the blast and solutions on how to survive.

  • Americanizing Shelley

    Americanizing Shelley (2007)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actor Punjabi-speaking Shalini Singh lives a middle-classed lifestyle in the Himalayan region in India along with her mom, Kirat; dad, Jaspal; brother, Happy; and sister, Littly, and was engaged to Neil Brar as a child. Years later Neil re-locates to the United States of America, and there is no contact between him and the Singh family but Shalini hopes to marry and live with him eventually. When pressure is applied on her due to Littly's future marriage, she travels to California, where Neil is reportedly employed with Can'tAct Celebrity Management, an agency that represents Hollywood artistes. To her shock she finds him in the arms of a blonde named Nicole, and he refuses to have to do anything with her, leave alone marry her. She is then befriended by Robert Shorwell, a Caucasian male and co-worker of Neil, who offers to Americanize her so that she can win back Neil (but also to win the bet with his boos Beau Bridges who plays Gary Gordon), to which Shalini agrees but writes to her ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

  • CSI: NY

    CSI: NY (2007)
    Television (Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Actor CSI Head Detective Mac Taylor and his team solve crimes in New York City.

  • More, Patience

    More, Patience (2006)
    TV Movie (Comedy) Actor A New York psychiatrist has plenty of her own personal problems.

  • Separated at Worth

    Separated at Worth (2006)
    TV Movie (Comedy) Actor Two sisters become roommates after growing up in separate households with opposite upbringings.

  • Old Wives' Tail

    Old Wives' Tail (2006)
    Film by Brad Raider (Comedy and Short) Writer, Director, Producer, Actor Max is an affable fellow living in New York City. When he discovers that his best friend and roommate Dan is plotting to marry their elderly neighbor in order to secure her rent-controlled apartment, Max is less than enthusiastic. His apprehension quickly turns to alarm when he learns the full-extent of Dan's ambition -- a bizarre and deviant plot involving Max's girlfriend, Kristen. Little does he know, he's about to take part in a twisted odyssey that will change his life forever... Written by Anonymous

  • Modern Men

    Modern Men (2006)
    Television (Comedy) Actor Three lifelong single men hire a life coach to help them with romance and women.

  • Greener Mountains

    Greener Mountains (2005)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Actor Greener Mountains is the coming of age story of JP Barton, an adopted boy raised on a throwback Vermont family resort. Since being found as an infant by the mercurial aging owner, JP has essentially never left the resort grounds. But with the arrival of a young, free spirited New York artist, Alice Flynn, his sheltered life is suddenly turned upside down. Her arrival, plus a convergence of events, propels JP on a bumpy ride of self-discovery. It's not until JP accepts who he is, that he realizes what's most important to him. As a result he is finally able to win Alice and in the process save the resort. Greener Mountains is a story of finding out where you belong in the world and discovering that who you are is often more than enough. Written by Adam Selkowitz

  • The Bad Girl's Guide

    The Bad Girl's Guide (2005)
    Television (Comedy) Actor "The Bad Girl's Guide" is based on a tongue-in-cheek self-help book by Cameron Tuttle, about three women who live life to the fullest with no excuses by adopting a "bad-girl" attitude toward achieving goals in romance, work and other aspects of life. Written by JustAli25

  • Rock Me, Baby

    Rock Me, Baby (2004)
    Television (Comedy, Drama and Family) Actor "Rock Me Baby" is a fun, irreverent look at relationships and parenthood as seen through the eyes of Jimmy, a hip, flagrant shock jock. Jimmy lives for the adrenaline rush he gets from his outrageous behavior, but discovers his life is turned upside down when he and his mostly understanding wife welcome a new baby. Jimmy, the proudly provocative morning radio show DJ, had been on a roll, pushing the outside of the envelope of irreverence. Barely slowed down by his marriage to the cute and funny Beth, he is thrown abruptly into reverse when his bouncing baby boy Otis arrives. Written by Jay Hawl

  • Educating Lewis

    Educating Lewis (2004)
    TV Movie (Comedy) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Coupling

    Coupling (2003)
    Television (Comedy and Romance) Actor The mating ritual can get messy. Let's see if we have this straight... Steve's with Jane but he's suddenly hot for Susan who met Steve through Jeff whom Susan used to go out with though she's just dumped Patrick despite the great sex so Patrick's asked Sally out which bugs Susan since Sally is her best friend... Based on the outrageous British hit series of the same name, Coupling concerns love and lust among six thirty- somethings who are either involved, formerly involved or looking to become intimately involved -- often with each other. The result, not surprisingly, is a very involving comedy filled with eye-popping situations and equally jaw-dropping one-liners. The comic possibilities for pairings appear as limitless as the characters' desires for Coupling. Wild comedy... Insatiable laughs. Written by NBC Promotion

  • Miss Match

    Miss Match (2003)
    Television (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actor The series centers on a Los Angeles matrimonial attorney (Alicia Silverstone) who doubles as a high-end matchmaker even though her own love life is less than perfect.

  • That Was Then

    That Was Then (2002)
    Television (Drama) Actor It talks about what was then.

  • Everything But the Girl

    Everything But the Girl (2001)
    TV Movie (Comedy) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Spring Break Lawyer

    Spring Break Lawyer (2001)
    TV Movie (Comedy) Actor Add a Plot »

  • The Trouble with Normal

    The Trouble with Normal (2000 - 2001)
    Television (Comedy) Actor The misadventures of four paranoid young men whose fear of urban conspiracy leads them to seek counseling in a therapy group run by therapist Claire Garletti.

  • The Education of Max Bickford

    The Education of Max Bickford (2001)
    Television (Drama) Actor A history professor teaches at a women's college where his daughter is a student.

  • Spin City

    Spin City (2000)
    Television (Comedy) Actor In this sitcom, Deputy Mayor Mike Flaherty (Fox) and his City Hall staff must stop the dim-witted Mayor (Bostwick) of New York City from embarrassing himself in front of the media and the voters. The staff consists of Caitlin Moore (Locklear) the Communications Director, Carter Haywood (Boatman) the head of Minority Affairs,Stuart Bondack (Ruck) the Chief of Staff, Paul Lassiter (Kind) the Press Secretary, James Hobert (Gaberman/Chaplin)the Mayor's Speech Writer, and Nikki Faber (Britton) accountant. In the final two seasons of the show, Mike is replaced by Charlie Crawford (Sheen). Written by Samantha Rose and Mike Boothroyd

  • Second Skin

    Second Skin (1998)
    Film (Short) Actor Bumbling through the hours at his boring pet store job, gawky, shy Billy only has eyes for the store's most exotic creature, a six-foot snake. That is until the day a mesmerizing customer impulsively buys Billy's slithery charge. An unlikely love triangle is formed as the three share a bus ride through suburban hell and survive to enjoy a moment of freedom. Written by Anonymous

Awards

  • Best Feature Film - Spirit Quest Film Festival
    (2016)

  • Best Feature Film - Equality Film Festival
    (2015)

  • NY Showcase Award - Harlem Film Festival
    (2015)

Education

  • NYU Tisch School of the Arts
    (1993-1997)

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