TAEM- We are always excited to present a popular acting celebrity to all our readers. Actor Brian Tee is well known for his roles both in television and film. Brian, we have many students of the Arts who follow our publication, The Arts and Entertainment Magazine, to obtain guidance for their chosen careers. Please tell us what made you choose acting and what training you had undertaken for this career.
BT- Well, as a child, I always had dreamed of being an actor, but as time went by, I slowly drifted away from those unfiltered and pure dreams you have as a kid. After graduating high school, I attended Cal State Fullerton. With no real direction, I simply took the general classes to get back. BUT, in one of my electives, I chose to take an acting class… “Acting for non-majors” to be exact. I thought… “An easy A!” In my first week of taking the class, it basically changed my life. I found my calling. That light bulb, that spark, like I hit by lightening and from then on I knew I wanted to be an actor. So I dropped out, went to Fullerton JC because they had a better theatre program, in hopes to transfer to a University of California arts school. I never applied myself in the academics so hard… and was fortunate to be accepted into the UC Berkeley Dramatic Arts program. Funny… when filing for my major, I was going through all my transcripts and everything my mom kept of my education… I’m talking kindergarten handprints. Well, I cam across a 3rd grade assignment, “what do you want to be when you grow up,” and to my surprise, I wrote as a 6 year old, that “I want to be an actor and be in TV/Film…” call it fate or destiny… but I always knew. (more…)