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John Brotherton - Actor Profile and Biography

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John Brotherton - Actor Profile and Biography

John Brotherton as Jared Banks

Copyright by ABC Daytime, 2008

Character on One Life to Live:

Jared Banks

First Appearance:

John Brotherton first aired as Jared Banks on August 21, 2007, which also happens to be the actor's birthday.

Date of Birth:

Was born on August 21, 1980, and grew up in Portland, OR and Seattle, WA.

Martial Status:

Currently resides in New York City with his wife, Alison Raimondi, who is also an actress. They were married on June 7, 2008.

Interesting Facts:

* After landing the part on OLTL, he had five days to get from Los Angeles to New York for his first taping.
* First OLTL scene was with Forbes March (ex-Nash), which ironically his character Jared was responsible for Nash's tragic death.
* Got involved in theater at the young age of 10.
* Only experience in daytime television was as an extra on PASSIONS.
* Is a die-hard New England Patriots fan!
* Was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.
* Good friends with co-star John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex) and shares his love of poker and golf with him.
* Credits his mother for being his biggest supporter.

Filmography:

GUEST-STARRING TV ROLES:
The Game (Chuck, 2006)

FILM ROLES:
Taken by Force (Billy Crew, 2008)
Smith and Mike on a Tuesday (Smith, 2007)
Analog Days (Butler, 2006)
Surprise, Surprise (Colin Alexandre, 2006)
Pervert! (Frat Boy, 2005)

Overview and Biography:

Charming, witty and handsome - three words that easily come to mind when you see actor John Brotherton perform in his role of Jared Banks. As a young boy, Brotherton got the acting bug at the early age of 10 and it continued throughout his college days. Even though acting seemed to be in his blood, Brotherton, however went on and graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in business. But his dream of acting luckily didn't die there, and after graduation packed up his car and headed to Los Angeles.

During the next four years, he did what a lot of new struggling actors do - wait tables! However, while working at Herb Alpert's Vibrato restaurant he finally got this big break when he was asked to test for the brand-new role of Jared Banks. On the advice of his agent, Brotherton was told to think of himself as the character of Sawyer from ABC's LOST. So he let his beard grow out some to look scruffy, yet was able to still pull off a sexy, but edgy character. Luck was on his side that day, as the actor was immediately asked to join the show.

In the meantime, he decided to propose to his longtime girlfriend Alison, and within five days was heading across country to his new gig in daytime.

Brotherton has also co-produced, directed and starred in the independent short film Smith & Mike on a Tuesday, which was produced on a very small budget of only $2,600. This film has been quite successful and has recently been on the film festival circuit.

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