I first became aware of Brian Gaskill when I saw him on the "Melrose Place" spin-off series "Models Inc".... Which then fled to a two year stint on "All My Children" in which he held his own alongside Susan Lucci, James Mitchell and David Canary... I recently noticed he was releasing a spoken word CD called "Make It Real" on Cdbaby. I suggested an interview... He sent me an advance copy and I was impressed. Then I found out that he also had directed some kick ass music video's which impressed me more... The following is some back ground on him to help yourself become more familiar with him... I hope you enjoy the interview..
Born in Hawaii and raised in New Jersey, Brian Gaskill graduated from the prestigious Acting Conservatory at SUNY Purchase.
Upon graduation, Brian performed in The Lion in Winter at The Cleveland Playhouse, co-starring Tony Award winner Elizabeth Franz, who convinced Brian to head to Los Angeles. Soon after, Brian broke into television on Aaron Spelling's Melrose Place spin-off “Models Inc”. Next..., he landed the role of “Bobby Warner” on ABC's “All My Children”.
While living in New York City, Brian became the co-founder and producing director of THE RORSCHACH GROUP, a theater company dedicated to bringing new material to the stages of Manhattan.
Upon his return to L.A., Brian was seen in Sony Screen Gems' The Broken Hearts Club, and the critically acclaimed short film Higher Grounds, opposite Ann Cusack. where Brian played an angel who was a golden retriever in his previous incarnation on earth. In addition, he guest starred on numerous prime time series before returning to daytime television in the role of “Rafe,” a vampire slaying angel, on the ABC series Port Charles.
On other TV shows, Brian has since played Oscar Marone (a New Jersey/Vegas low rent casino owner) on The Bold and The Beautiful, BJ Greene (an ex high school nerd who has become a billionaire with a makeover and tendency towards insanity and chocolate milk) on As The World Turns, and Dylan Lewis (a young father, who had a baby as a teenager, and is trying to re-connect with his now teenage daughter) on Guiding Light.
Brian has also directed many independent music videos. Including one with ANNE MCCUE that reached the top ten on the logo network (an affiliate of MTV)
Dedicated and hard working, Brian also has found another love in working with kids in acting/theater arts workshops that use the techniques he has learned from various master teachers over the years, to guide the kids to place of growth, self confidence...and a self awareness that lets them be proud of who they are.
Up next, Brian is in the process of producing an audio recording of his poetry that will be available for digital download.