Brent David Fraser

Brent David Fraser

Consultant, Content Creator, Owner at A Mhòr-fhaiche PR, Inc.
Actor, Author, Filmmaker, Musician, Performance Coach, Producer, Publisher, Screenwriter, Singer, Voice Artist, Music Composer, Acting Teacher, Casting Assistant, Comedian, Content Creator, Dialect Coach, Dialogue Editor, Graphic Designer, Host/presenter, Language Coach, Marketing/pr, Narrator, Press Agent, Script Consultant, Songwriter, Talent Scout, Theatre Director, Unit Publicist and Wardrobe Supervisor

Laguna Beach, California

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About Brent

Fraser was born in Bremerton, raised in Bellingham (Washington) and began his career as an actor and singer/songwriter in the Seattle live theatre and music scene in 1985. He’d begun writing poetry as a young boy and in his teens taught himself to play the guitar and the harmonica, as well as writing music on the piano and a few other instruments. His first influences were his mother's favorites-Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Jim Croce and Jackson Browne. His tastes eventually made the transition to pop-radio hard rock, then on to David Bowie and new wave, to the campy Glam of the late 80's, to Tom Waits.
After moving to Seattle where he began working in semi-professional theatre, and “working” as a "busker" in the Pike Place Market, he was accepted to The North Carolina School of the Arts but left after less than a year heading back to Seattle to study privately with Mark Jenkins, and begin working as a professional actor and playing local clubs. He worked repeatedly with The Group Theatre, in plays such as “Tamer of Horses” with William Mastrosimone, and “Tracers” with John DiFusco, but it wasn't until he landed his first feature film role in Keith Gordon's, The Chocolate War, that Los Angelenos took notice of his talent and encouraged him to move south.
Upon arrival in L.A. he landed a string of starring roles in independent features including Jezebel’s Kiss with Malcolm McDowell, Wild Orchid 2 with Nina Siemaszko and Tom Skerritt, The Dark side of Genius with Seymour Cassel, Finola Hughes and Moon Zappa, and The Little Death with Dwight Yoakam, J.T.Walsh and Pamela Gidley. He was in David Lynch's, Wild at Heart with Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern and New Line's Book of Love with Chris Young and Josie Bissett. His chameleon talents were utilized as "Jed" the socially inept, criminal drug-chemist in the gritty, Broken Vessels, for which he and Martin Blasick wrote much of the music and score. He played a young crooner in the film Farewell to Harry, with Joe Flanigan and legendary Magician/Actor/Comedian Carl Ballantine. He also starred in Tall as Trees, a Filipino/American film shot in Manila, with Chin Chin Gutierrez and Monsour Del Rosario.
Fraser has also appeared in television series' such as, Fox TV's The Tracy Ullman Show, NBC's Dark Skies (as Jim Morrison), and Showtime's The Outer Limits. MGM/Trilogy wrote a challenging character, combining his talents as an actor and singer as a recurring character on the show Fame-L.A. in which they also placed some of his original songs on the show and two of the songs Fraser sang can be heard on the show's compilation CD, on Mercury Records. The opportunity to have his own songs placed in TV and film productions in which he worked as an actor or not, has carried throughout his career.
Fraser has recorded his songs with artists such as Warren Zevon and Don Henley's band via Manager/Producer Andrew Slater, and Global Producer/Musician Corrado Rustici (Aretha Franklin, Cyndi Lauper, Elton John, Sting, Bono, Pavarotti). His writing talents were utilized by Corrado to write three songs with Italian artist Elisa Tofoli, for her album Pipes and Flowers. After development deals with Randy Jackson at Sony and Lou Maglia at Zoo Records, Santa Monica based Motion City Records found him reverting to his roots in a coffee house acoustic gig and offered a record deal, which he accepted, hoping that with an independent label he would get to make the album that suited his artistic sensibilities. He also recorded 13 tracks for an unfinished album with Derek Frigo (Enuff-z-Nuff) holding great promise until Frigo’s untimely death in 2004.
On his concept CD “Albion Moonlight and the Sea of Troubles” with Motion City Records producer Martin Blasick, Fraser makes use of poetry, theatricality and all of the influences he has ever known. It's the mythical story of a young man recovering the imposed and self-imposed losses due to a mental illness centered in the ego/mind. It’s a tale of redemption and love. Upon hearing it, with a desire to record a follow-up album with him, legendary Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, John Lennon) said of Fraser that he was one of the best songwriters to come along since Lennon.
Fraser’s Scottish heritage being closest of anything to his heart, he remains active in his family founded (1961) Clan Fraser Association for California and is a Fellow in good standing of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Unique traits: The "Fraser Nose" and "Strawberry Mark" of the ancient bloodline, audiographic and photographic memory, scar on neck from a knife fight, distant relative of the Royal Family, Opera singer, Breakdancer,

Credits

  • DELKA: Stand-Up Tall or Fall

    DELKA: Stand-Up Tall or Fall (2015)
    Film by Will V. Moore Dante The Shaman Healer

  • Shuffle

    Shuffle (2010)
    Film by A Garrett Bennett Film Johnny Brent David Fraser's third Film with friend and Director Garrett Bennett.

  • Shuffle

    Shuffle (2010)
    Film (short) by A Garrett Bennett Film Casting Assistant Scouted and Cast two of the female roles

  • Tall as Trees

    Tall as Trees (2008)
    Film by A Gil Ponce Film William Brent David Fraser's first Father role.

  • Tall as Trees

    Tall as Trees (2008)
    Film by A Gil Ponce Film Wrote Added Scenes to Script Wrote additional scenes for the final Script.

  • Tall as Trees

    Tall as Trees (2008)
    Film by A Gil Ponce Film Co-Producer Co-Producer of the Film.

  • Tall as Trees

    Tall as Trees (2008)
    Film by A Gil Ponce Film Acting/Dialog Coach Coached the two young Stars on acting and Dialog challenges due to Philippine Dialect.

  • The Memory Thief

    The Memory Thief (2007)
    Film by A Gil Kofman Film Pound Custodian With Stars Mark Webber and Rachel Miner

  • Dead & Breakfast

    Dead & Breakfast (2004)
    Film by A Matthew Leutwyler Film The Drifter With Co-Stars David Carradine, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jeremy Sisto, Eric Palladino, Ever Carradine, Portia de Rossi, Diedrich Bader

  • Farewell to Harry

    Farewell to Harry (2002)
    Film by A Garrett Bennett Film Mickey Brent David Fraser is a singer and performer again in this Film.

  • The Outer Limits

    The Outer Limits (1998 - 2000)
    Television by MGM/Trilogy Graham Graham is a really awful guy, played frighteningly by Brent. Vancouver, B.C. was wonderful.

  • The Outer Limits

    The Outer Limits (1998 - 2000)
    Television by MGM/Trilogy Archive Footage of Graham Archive Footage of Brent David Fraser's character Graham, from Episode, "The Vaccine".

  • The Smokers

    The Smokers (2000)
    Music Song on Soundtrack One of Brent David Fraser's original songs placed on the film soundtrack.

  • Party of Five

    Party of Five (1999)
    TV Series by FOX TV, Lou Antonio Song on Soundtrack Brent David Fraser was composer: additional music: the song was A Burning Flame, from his recently finished CD "Albion Moonlight and the Sea of Troubles. The episode was called "Fam-i-ly" The regular cast, Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell and also, Lacey Chabert, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jeremy London, and others. The Salingers are threatened with the family tearing apart, by a quarrel over custody of Owen. Both brothers won't back down. Julia feels left out when it falls out on her. Bailey and Charlie confront her about Ned's abuse.Brent's song plays on the radio in a scene with her alone and pensive in her bedroom.

  • Broken Vessels

    Broken Vessels (1998)
    Film by A Scott Ziehl Film Songs and Musical Score Two of Brent David Fraser's original songs on the Soundtrack and half of the Musical Score.

  • Mixed Blessings

    Mixed Blessings (1998)
    Film by A Nadine Bass Film Derek With Ensemble Cast, Timothy Bottoms, Kelly Curtis, Taylor Nichols, Brent's four different projects with fiance, Roxana Zal, and Ed McMahon's very last Film scene with Kelley and Brent.

  • Fame L.A.

    Fame L.A. (1997 - 1998)
    Television by MGM/Trilogy Kenny Ortega Songs on Soundtrack MGM/Trilogy first wrote the role as a Comedian, but after Brent sang for them, they re-wrote it to fit his musicianship.Two of Brent David Fraser's original songs on Series Episodes.

  • Broken Vessels

    Broken Vessels (1998)
    Film by A Scott Ziehl Film Jed The whacky drug chemist blown up by Susan Traylor's character sparking a lighter in the lab.

  • Broken Vessels

    Broken Vessels (1998)
    Film by A Scott Ziehl Film Script Voice Over Co-Writer Co-wrote Voice Over sections for shooting script.

  • Fame L.A.

    Fame L.A. (1997 - 1998)
    Television by MGM/Trilogy Kenny Ortega Brent Leggett MGM/Trilogy first wrote the role as a Comedian, but after Brent sang for them, they re-wrote it to fit his musicianship.

  • Dark Skies

    Dark Skies (1997)
    Television by NBC TV, Steve Beers Jim Morrison Brent playing the Doors' Jim Morrison, while still a film school student at UCLA.

  • Moloney

    Moloney (1996)
    Television by CBS, Robert Lieberman Jason Three friends, two of whom are Jason (Brent David Fraser) and Samantha (Pauley Perrette), attempt to rob a jewelry store, Samantha is pregnant. It's a standoff and police psychologist Dr. Moloney steps in. Terrific bad guy, Neal McDonough is a Rogue Detective, David Barrera plays third friend, Paul.

  • The Little Death

    The Little Death (1996)
    Film by Island Pictures, Jan Verheyen Nick Hannon Brent David Fraser Stars with Pamela Gidley, irreplaceable J.T. Walsh, the inimitable Dwight Yoakam as the "Heavy", and Solomon Burke as Bandleader.

  • End of the Icon

    End of the Icon (1995)
    Film by A Garrett Bennett Film Johnny Chance Brent Co-Stars with Eric Roberts and Brian T. Finney... Eliza Robert Cameo too.

  • Dark Side of Genius

    Dark Side of Genius (1994)
    Film by Pacific Shore Pics, Phedon PapaMichael Songs on Soundtrack Two of Brent David Fraser's original songs placed on the film soundtrack.

  • Red Shoe Diaries

    Red Shoe Diaries (1994)
    TV Series by Showtime, Lydie Callier (Paris) Marcus, American Tourist Brent second job with Zalman King, filmed in Paris, it was like a family vacation, turned to an extended trip for Brent, with European crew from a couple of past films in L.A. meeting in Paris.

  • The Can

    The Can (1994)
    Film by Blue Collar/David Schendel David Brent's first film acting with fiance Sheryl Lee, in Seattle.

  • Dark Side of Genius

    Dark Side of Genius (1994)
    Film by Pacific Shore Pics, Phedon Papamichael Julian Jons Finola Hughes, Glenn Shadix, steamy beauty Tina Cote, and the one and only Seymour Cassel. Moon Zappa is hilarious, and Patrick Bauchau is perfect every time.

  • Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue

    Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue (1991)
    Film by Zalman King Joshua Winslow Zalman's most innocent Film, Brent Starring with Nina Siemaszko, Wendy Hughes, Tom Skerritt (who claims to this day with a weird "pride" never to have seen the film) Robert Davi - wonderful.

  • Plymouth

    Plymouth (1991)
    TV Movie by ABC TV, Lee David Zlotoff Litchfield Brent with Perrey Reeves, quick to become her three year boyfriend (whom she left actor Casey Siemaszko, Nina's brother for) ... Cindy Pickett, best mom ever from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off".

  • Lula

    Lula (1990)
    Film (short) by Alastdare MacShimidh Young Marlon Brando Brando's very first year in New York City, and the mysterious girl with whom he spent it.

  • Jezebel's Kiss

    Jezebel's Kiss (1990)
    Film by Harvey Keith (Film-Noir) Hunt Faberman Brent starring with Malcolm McDowell and Meg Foster as Dad and Mom, Everett McGill, Meredith Baxter and legendary Bert Remsen.

  • Book of Love

    Book of Love (1990)
    Film by New Line Cinema, Robert Shay Meatball Brent was doing cartwheels that this was written by Bill Kotzwinkle, author of the hilarious piece of existential, philosophical fluff and depth, "The Fan Man". Josie Bissett and Chris Young, Keith Coogan working with Brent a second time, wonderful Tricia Leigh Fisher, Danny Nucci, and Beau Dremann.

  • WIOU

    WIOU (1990)
    TV Series by CBS TV, Mark Tinker James Brent working with veteran TV actors, John Shea, Helen Shaver, with Wallace Langham second time since the Chocolate War, Dick Van Patten, Mariette Hartley... actor turned Director, Keith Gordon, Writer/Director of The Chocolate War, Brent's first SAG film also did a couple of episodes of this one.

  • Fatal Charm

    Fatal Charm (1990)
    Video by RCA Columbia, Fritz Kiersch Cowboy Brent with Christopher Atkins, who kills him, Amanda Peterson, James Remar, Peggy Lipton.

  • Equal Justice

    Equal Justice (1990)
    TV Series by ABC TV, Ron Lagomarsino Robert Kinnare Brent's second job with Jane Kaczmarek, the series also had Debrah Farentino, Barry Miller (Fame), Joe Morton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jon Tenney, and James Wilder.

  • Wild at Heart

    Wild at Heart (1990)
    Film by Propaganda Films, David Lynch Idiot Punk Brent amongst a stunning cast, Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, Grace Zabriskie, Crispin Glover, Diane Ladd, Isabella Rossellini, Harry Dean Stanton, Sherilyn Fenn, John Lurie, Jack Nance, Pruitt Taylor Vince, and Brent's now former fiance, Sheryl Lee, fresh upon their breakup, and with a new love interest, Brent's best friend Billy. *OUCH*

  • Class of 1999

    Class of 1999 (1990)
    Film by Vestron Pictures, Mark L. Lester Flavio Brent with Bradley Gregg, Traci Lind, Jill Gatsby, Brent's first time working with Malcolm McDowell, also had Pam Grier, Stacy Keach, Patrick Kilpatrick, and John P. Ryan. Joshua John Miller and James Medina (RIP) starred too. Futuristic Cult Classic with rebel students fighting Robot Teachers gone wonky, gangs join forces.

  • The Tracey Ullman Show

    The Tracey Ullman Show (1990)
    TV Series by FOX TV, Ted Bessell Jimmy Brent working with legends Tracey Ullman, Dan Castellaneta, and Sam McMurray. Two gay dads raise precocious and advanced teen Francesca, and Jimmy the young, intensely passionate stereo tech comes to install new equipment and given an hour alone, it's *too* young love for the two not to be halted immediately when caught in a first KISS.

  • CBS Schoolbreak Special

    CBS Schoolbreak Special (1990)
    TV Series by CBS TV, Diane Keaton Erik In Diane Keaton's directorial debut, Patricia Arquette and Billy Jayne play popular sister who struggles to cope when her brother is diagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia. Brent is Erik the insensitive and one dimensional boyfriend. Funny man Jordan Brady stars too.

  • Spooner

    Spooner (1989)
    TV Movie by Disney, George Miller Shane Brent plays Shane, first time working with Keith Coogan, and veterans Barry Corbin, Paul Gleason, Roland Hyde, first time with Jane Kaczmarek too, Robert Urich is Harry Spooner, an escaped forger who poses as a high-school wrestling coach and helps the very troubled Shane, solving his reading (vision) problem, and his self worth and esteem, and turning his life around.

  • He's No Hero

    He's No Hero (1988)
    Video by Aste'/Schwab/Davison/Intermedia David Brent stars with the 1986 Seattle Theatre Community's "Most Luminous Actor", Tim Streeter, and Jim Hechim, and Brent's fiance Sheryl Lee in their second film together, a student educational film with a big life lesson about pregnancy, as played by the real life couple; when Rock Band Front Man, David behaves poorly as he is faced with a problem; his girlfriend Liz, is pregnant.

  • The Chocolate War

    The Chocolate War (1988)
    Film by MCEG, Kieth Gordon Emile Janza This was Brent David Fraser's first SAG Union film when he was granted the contract to become eligible to join on his next SAG film, which was Class of 1999. Brent was familiar with many of the actors in the cost from L.A., Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Wallace Langham, John Glover, Adam Baldwin, Jenny Wright, Bud Cort, Adam Baldwin, in fact every one of them including Director Keith Gordon, had been in some film that had made an impact on his life. He knew he was now in the right place, at the right time. On his way.

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