Brandon Lee is the son of the famous martial artist master Bruce Lee Bruce Lee, a true legend and a philosopher, was an >> Read More... Bruce Lee . Brandon was born to parents Bruce and Linda Lee on 1st February 1965 in Oakland, California. He is also the brother of famous martial artist actress, Shannon Lee, and grandson to the famous Cantonese Opera Singer named Lee Hoi-Chuen. However, immediately after his birth in 1965, within three weeks, his grandfather passed away. Due to Bruce Lee’s budding acting career, the family moved to Los Angeles when Brandon was a mere three-month-old. But after a few years of stay in Los Angeles, the family had to transfer to Hong Kong, their native land, in 1971. This move was a result of diminishing movie offers for Bruce. The relocation to Hong Kong proved helpful for the family as Bruce was able to score three more movies here until his untimely death. Bruce Lee, Brandon’s father, died in the prime of his life in 1973 at the young age of 32 due to severe cerebral oedema.

After Bruce’s death, his wife, Linda along with her two children, Brandon and Shannon moved back to the United States of America. Here, they lived in Seattle for a few years which was Brandon’s mother’s hometown. Later, they moved to Los Angeles where Brandon grew up. Brandon had a varied and diverse ancestry. His father was of Chinese (Cantonese) and European (German) descent. His mother had a Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch, English and Irish ancestry. As such, Brandon had blonde hair at birth but later changed into a brunette with brown hair. Living under the shadow of his father was always a herculean task for Brandon. Moreover, the several moving’s also affected his formative years.

As a child and later in his teenage as well, Brandon was a troubled young man. He was removed from two separate high schools in his adolescence, both a result of inappropriate behaviour. The schools were Chadwick School and Bishop Montgomery School. As such, he had to take the GED qualification test which he cleared at the age of 18, in 1983. He then took up his graduation at the arts college, Emerson College in Boston Massachusetts. Here, he graduated in Theatre and Martial Arts, much like his father. Although Brandon was minimally inclined to education, he discovered his passion for acting here only. Also, the majority of training in martial arts that Brandon received came from only two people- Dan Inosanto and Richard Bustillo. Brandon is trained in the forms of Muay Thai, Shaolin Kung-Fu, Wing Chun, and Jeet Kune Do. Both of them had been his father, Bruce Lee’s top students, and closest friends.

After a year in Massachusetts, Brandon moved to New York City to pursue his studies in acting at the famous Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. After finishing his acting studies at the Strasberg Institute, Brandon moved back to the city of Los Angeles in 1985. Here he started working as a script reader at the Ruddy Morgan Productions. He also received his first uncredited role at this production company in the movie “Crime Killer” in 1985. After that, the casting director Lyn Stalmaster asked Brandon to deliver for the role of “Chung Wang” and Brandon scored his first credited role in the movie “Kung Fu: The Movie.” The movie was an extension of the television series “Kung Fu” and was telecasted on ABC on February 1, 1986, which was also the occasion of Brandon’s twenty-first birthday. In the same year of 1985, Brandon got his first key role as the lead in the Hong Kong film “Legacy of Rage” which was a crime thriller.

The movie was directed under the aegis of Ronny Yu and was shot completely in Cantonese. It was also the first and only film that Brandon recorded in Hong Kong. Following this, in 1987, Brandon also played a part in the pilot of the television series “Kung Fu: The next generation” and later in a cameo role in the TV series “Ohara” in 1988. In that very year, Brandon also signed on for a B-Grade English Action Film “Laser Mission”. Filmed in South Africa, it released in Europe in the year 1990. Brandon Lee’s official American debut happened in the year 1991 with the movie “Showdown in Little Tokyo” where he starred alongside Dolph Lundgren Dolph Lundgren is a well known martial artist, act >> Read More... Dolph Lundgren . Following the success of the picture, he signed a deal with the production house 20th Century Fox for multiple films. Consequently, his first lead role happened with them in the movie “Rapid Fire” and he was slated to shoot two more films with the company. In 1993, Brandon got the offer to star as his father in his Life story “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story”. But he turned down the role due to understandable personal reasons. Simultaneously, he accepted the role of the protagonist in the movie “The Crow” in 1994. Personally, Brandon was a troubled child and young man. He had difficulty coping with his father’s legacy and the continuous moving’s which led to him being a tough teen in his formative years. However, he was a great elder brother to Shannon.

Once she was arrested for underage joyriding. However, Brandon handled the entire matter perfectly and also counseled Shannon and elucidated the good and the bad of the situation. He played the part of a surrogate-father in her life and she admitted to the fact that if he had lived to the day, Brandon would’ve been the one to lead her down the aisle in her wedding ceremony. In the year 1990, Brandon first met Eliza Hutton and shortly fell in love with her. Their first meeting was at the headquarters of 20th Century Fox in director Renny’s office. She was working as Renny’s assistant at the time. Brandon was so in love with her, that in early 1991 they moved in together and were engaged by October 1992. They were slated to get married in April 1993 at Ensenada, Mexico. The wedding was supposed to take place a week after Brandon finished filming for “The Crow.” However, as fate would have it, the wedding never took place as Brandon died on the sets of the movie, few days before the wrap-up. Brandon’s untimely and accidental death was the biggest news at the time. The shooting for his movie was taking place in North Carolina.

While shooting for a scene wherein Brandon’s character walks into his apartment and finds his on-screen fiancée being molested and beaten up by some goons, his character was supposed to be shot in the stomach using fake propguns. However, due to some accidental faults and misconceptions within the team, Brandon was shot in the stomach, and the bullet reached his spine. Consequently, Brandon was rushed to the hospital at New Hanover Regional Medical Centre in Wilmington, North Carolina. The doctors spent six hours of extensive surgery on him but all in vain. Eventually, he was proclaimed dead on 31st March 1993. His body was first flown to Jacksonville, North Carolina to conduct an autopsy report and then to Seattle, Washington for his burial. The funeral was a private affair attended only by the Lee family, Eliza Hutton and her family. Brandon was laid down next to his father at the Lake View Cemetery in the spot that his mother had earmarked for herself. His last movie, “The Crow” released after his death in May 1994. The film was almost complete at the time of Brandon’s demise with only a week’s shooting left. The remaining scenes were then shot with the help of a stunt double for Brandon and with special effects to make them look alike.

The successful completion of this film was possible only because of the support of Brandon’s mother Linda and his fiancée Eliza Hutton. They both wanted Brandon’s legacy to continue and worked with the production team of the movie for its conclusion. The film went on to be a great success and grossed 50 million dollars at the box office. It also generated a cult following that kept going for several years to come. Brandon’s death at the age of 28 and his father, Bruce Lee’s at the age of 32 fuelled the theory of the “Lee family Curse”. Rumours and theories flew that the Lee family is cursed for untimely deaths. A theory also originated that the deaths only happened before the movie that would otherwise have attested to be the pivotal point in the success of the Lee men’s career.  

Bobby Morley English Actor

Bobby Morley

Robert Alfred “Bob” Morley was born in Victoria, Australia, on 20th December, 1984. He is an actor who has appeared in various theaters and movies, and is active in the industry since 2005. His is also known as Bob Morley or Bobby Morley. His father died when he young, so his mother raised him and took care of him. He has two sisters and one brother, and he is the youngest of them all. He was raised in Victoria and learned drama for 11 years. At the end of his 12th year, he moved to Melbourne, where he joined engineering. He delivered his skills in various theaters and in different plays, and was noticed by the casting directors of the soap opera, “Home and Away”. He was then included in the team where he played the character of Drew Curtis, and received the nomination for the New Male Talent Logie Award. Bob Morley was also a part of the singing reality show, “It Takes Two”, and received huge votes by the audience, till the 6th week. Though being the top scorer in the episode, he was voted off by the audience. Morley also acted in shows like ‘Scorched’, The Strip, Sea Patrol, etc. In 2011, Bob was a part of Dean Francis, “Road Kill”, an edge of the seat horror movie. In the same year, he was a part of the TV show, “Neighbors’”, where he appeared as Aidan Foster. The show received huge response from audience all over the world. Morley’s recent venture includes Australian TV soap, “The 100”, where he portrays Bellamy Blake. The show is about the post-apocalyptic period and aired its first episode on 19th March, 2014. The show is set about 97 years after the nuclear catastrophe, which destroys the Earth’s habitat and is left with no life forms on Earth, except some known survivors. These survivors dwell in 12 different space stations before the apocalypse took place, and now are the only hope to restore the Earth’s loss. The show has launched 3 seasons and is left with only 48 survivors out of the 100. In the 3rd season, Earth suffers another nuclear attack due to the remains of the nuclear reactors around the world, which adds up to the inhabitable situation of the planet. Morley dated his former co-star, Jessica Tovey, from Home and Away, but they separated in March 2008. Bob Morley has been part of the team of the TV series, “Lost in the White City”, since June 2013.

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Brian Drolet

Brian Drolet is an American Producer, Writer and Actor. He was born on 2nd July, 1980 in Queens, New York. He specializes in comedy and is well known for her comical performances. He received multiple art scholarships from different universities and finally chose to study Electronic Intermedia from The University of Florida. He completed his studies at the Fine Arts School of the University. He has worked with TruTV’s variety shows and sketches comedies . He served as the Head Writer there. The episode that became popular was “Six Degrees of Everything” which was produced and created by Marc Summers Productions. He was also seen in Cinedopes which was a scripted digital series. He produced, co-wrote and created this show for YouTube with another comedian Ben Glieb which is also the host of GSN’s Idiotest. It was the first movie flick to take weed as a concession stand. Brian also worked in Dumbbells which was a comedy produced and co-written by him. Furthermore, he starred in this movie as a character named Chris Long, a doomed basketball star . The film was released in fifteen cities and also VOD. He admits that he is lucky that he got a chance to work with the comedy legend Carl Reiner along with Jay Mohr, Tom Arnold, Mircea Monroe, Jaleel White and Fabio. Brian produced his first indie at a young age of twenty-six. The flick was called “2 Dudes and a Dream” and was distributed by Warner Bros. It represents his venture into producing and writing. In this movie he got a chance to work with Andy Milonakis, Jay Mewes and Simon Rex. Brian has also worked in multiple stage plays. He starred in plays like “Hollywood Shorts” and “Women Are Crazy Because Men Are Assholes”. Moreover he has worked in television series and camera prank shows. His improvisation in MTV’s Disaster Date and MTV’s Disaster Control, where he played a range of characters, spanning from a sleazy male stripper to a wanna-be rapper, who was hearing impaired. He was also seen in Pair of Kings. Comedy stars like Jonah Hill and Anthony Anderson have also worked with Brian on the show “Campus Ladies”. The show was created by Oxygen Network. Other stars who have worked with Brian Chevy Chase, Friends fame Matt LeBlanc and Ali Larter in a comical feature “Lovesick”. This flick was released in the Newport Beach Film Festival in 2014. Damaged Goods and Naked but Funny are some more Indie films that he has worked with. He was starred in the season one of MTV’s blockbuster show The Hills. He has also appeared in advertisements and commercials of leading brands like Pepsi, Nike, Sunkist Soda, White Castle, Miller-Lite, Budweiser, the NCAA, Perry Ellis, Pepto-Bismol, Calvin Klein and much more.

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Brian Drolet English Actor