Brandon è originario del Minnesota. Quando fu 14enne la sua famiglia si spostò nello Utah, dove per la prima volta partecipò a una rappresentazione teatrale scolastica nelle vesti di Westley / Man in Black in “The Princess Bride” (un adattamento dal film) e successivamente entrò nel cast del musical “Lil Abner”. Spostatosi in Virginia, Brandon continua i suoi studi teatrali all’E.C. Glass School, tra i cui illustri alunni figurano Faith Prince e Connie Britton. Il primo anno Brandon affronta l’impegnativo ruolo di Giuda nel Jesus Christ Superstar e successivamente, nel 2000, alla conferenza della Virginia Theatre Association, ottiene il premio come “Miglior attore della Virginia” per la sua interpretazione in Pippin is Pippin.
Nell’estate successiva frequenta un corso intensivo alla “North Carolina School of the Arts” e decide che la recitazione sarà il suo futuro. Diventa quindi un Musical Theater Major alla East Carolina University e interpreta diverse commedie e musical. Dopo la sua finale interpretazione dello Schiaccianoci al Dance Arts Theater, prepara le valige e si trasferisce a New York.
Trova subito lavoro e durante il suo primo anno a New York appare in diversi film compresi “Super Ex-Girlfriend” di Ivan Reitman e il film indipendente “The Landscapers Daughter”. Interpreta anche il personaggio di Hotdog nel musical “Surf’s Up!” e partecipa come protagonista al film “Boy in a Bath Tub”.
Oltre alla recitazione, i suoi interessi includono la fotografia, la musica e la scrittura. Brandon divide il suo tempo fra New York e Los Angeles, dove abita, insieme ad altri giovani attori, in una casa a Hollywood Hills godendosi lo stile di vita dei giovani di Hollywood.
Brandon is currently the lead in the controversial play Ascension, which opened in New York on October 6, 2006 to rave reviews. Brandon plays the lead character Lorenzo Sabatino, an attractive, charismatic, dangerous dark angel.
Brandon comes from suburban Minnesota. When he was fourteen, his family moved to Utah, where Brandon acted on stage for the first time as Westley / Man in Black in “The Princess Bride” (an adaptation my acting class did from the movie) and the following year as one of the ensemble members in his first musical “Lil Abner.”
Moving again, this time to Virginia, Brandon continued his theatrical studies at the E.C. Glass School, whose illustrious alumni include Faith Prince and Connie Britton. His Junior year Brandon tackled a dream role as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar and his Senior year he was awarded “Best Actor in Virginia 2000” for his performance in Pippin as Pippin at the Virginia Theatre Association conference.
During the summer of his senior year Brandon attended North Carolina School of the Arts intensive summer acting program and decided that he would pursue acting as a career. Brandon became a Musical Theater Major at East Carolina University and performed in many musical comedies and plays. After his final performance of Nutcracker for the Dance Arts Theater there, he packed his bags & moved to New York.
Brandon immediately found work and during his first year in New York He appeared in a number of movies including Ivan Reitman’s “Super Ex-Girlfriend” and the indie film “The Landscapers Daughter.” This Summer Brandon played the lead character Hotdog in the musical “Surf’s Up!” This Summer he also starred “Boy in a Bath Tub” feature film, playing the title character Virgil; the film will have its theatrical release next year.
In addition to acting, his interests include photography, music, and writing. Brandon splits his time between New York and Los Angeles, where he shares a house with some other young actors in Hollywood Hills and enjoys the young Hollywood lifestyle.
18/2/2011 -Corine Cohen Presents a private reading of
“Exposure” – A Play by Brandon Ruckdashel
Exposure is a play about a young actor who breaks up with his girlfriend to pursue his dreams in Hollywood. Along the way he lives with a stripper and takes a boyfriend all while under the guiding hand of his agent . Exposure is both about the entertainment business and what an actor is willing to do as he lives his dreams.