Brian Lafontaine is a professional actor working in film, television, commercials, voiceovers and theatre.
Brian recently starred in the UPtv original movie Saving Westbrook High alongside Esai Morales, Loretta Devine, Salli Richardson and Coby Ryan McLaughlin.
He can be seen this spring in The Vampire Diaries, and as a recurring cast member in the new AMC series Turn.
Other film and tv credits include Mountain Top, In/Signifcant Others, Big Momma’s: Like Father, Like Son with Martin Lawrence, as well as The Trial opposite Matthew Modine. Brian has also guest starred on such shows as Revolution, Dawson’s Creek, Surface, One Tree Hill, Ruffian, From the Earth to the Moon, Drop Dead Diva and Showtime’s Emmy Award winning series Homeland .
He has appeared in or voiced over 1000 commercials for tv and radio and supplied extensive character and/or announcer voice talents for Burger King, Windows Phone, Coca-Cola, PBS’s Ocean Adventures, and The Haney Project for The Golf Channel. People in the Carolina’s may recognize Brian as the commercial spokesperson for Walmart.
His theatre resume is as diverse as his broadcast one. Brian played Lt. Sam Weinberg in the Flat Rock Playhouse production of A Few Good Men. Other shows include Barefoot In The Park, The Laramie Project, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lost in Yonkers, and inclusion in the first American cast of Lifegame, created by London’s Improbable Theatre Company. Other credits include playing Michael in Featuring Loretta and Risk Everything with Occam Rep in New York City.
Brian’s impressive work on camera and as a voice over artist, along with his broad range and versatility, has allowed him to be cast time and again. Add to his abilities his commitment to professionalism and reliability and it’s easy to understand why clients from across the country consistently request and re-request to work with him.
Here’s what the critics and the industry have to say:
“Brian Lafontaine as Jack…He’s terrific through the whole film.” “Brian Lafontaine..is such an extraordinary actor. …there’s so much energy and so much anxiety…and that ferocious gaze of his. He brings a really disturbing energy to the film that it needs.” “…for him to deliver this level of acting…that is unbelievable. This is great screen acting…that’s amazing.”
–Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s Wade Major and Mark Keizer;
Hosts of The DigiGods and Web-TV’s Stupid for Movies about In/Significant Others.
Hear their commentary here (part 1, part 2) and see the clip they’re speaking of here (Interview scene).
“…and throughout the play, Brian Lafontaine, who plays the ‘third wheel’ on the defense team, Lieutenant Sam Weinberg, is a constant and refreshing source of humanity with his wry one-liners and his expressive eyes.”
–John Crutchfield, Mountain XPress
“Brian Lafontaine wrings laughs with practically every line of dialogue he delivers”
– Backstage, NY
“Brian Lafontaine is also pitch perfect”
– Off-Off Online, NY
“Brian’s a real pro. Not one of them ‘radio-guy’ voices, but one with actual personality.”
– Jym Geraci, Imaging/Production Director, KS95
“I look forward to studio days/shoot days with Brian. You know he’ll bring his A game every time. I’ve watched him on numerous occasions turn a really poor script into a really funny spot you’ll want to put on your reel.”
– Ryan Coleman, Wray Ward Laseter Creative Marketing and Advertising Agency
“The best thing about working with Brian is that he makes everything easy. He’s an absolute pleasure to be around – a genuinely nice guy. He comes to the set prepared and focused, keeps things light but works extremely hard to deliver just the right performance. And what may be the most amazing thing of all – by the end of a long shooting day, the only person on the set without an attitude is Brian.”
– John McDermott, President/Creative Director, The Bounce Agency
“Brian is a true ‘director’s actor.’ He gets it, runs with it, and all I have to do is say ‘action’ and ‘cut.’ And when he’s working, I hate to say ‘cut.’”
– Allen Weiss, Director, Sedna Films
“Brian is one of the most talented, energetic, and solid performers I have had the pleasure to work with, yet has remained humble to all those who benefit from those qualities. And…the fact that he’s so ‘easy on the eye’ certainly doesn’t hurt!”
– Marilyn Neves, Director/Broadcast Services, The Bounce Agency
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