5 august, 1974
Brian Vermeire is a proud graduate of the Sanford Meisner 2-year acting program. While studying the Meisner Technique he simultaneously learned the ropes of improv and sketch-comedy at the famous Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles. There he studied directly under such well-known comedic actors as Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers, Drop Dead Gorgeous, How the Grinch Stole Christmas) and Tim Bagley (Happy Texas, The Mask, Austin Powers). After being armed with his formal acting training he was invited to join the award-winning Sanford Meisner Theatre Company in North Hollywood, where he has performed in numerous plays that have earned him rave reviews from such publications as LA Weekly, LA Times and Back Stage West/Drama Logue.
Brian is also a respected stand-up comedian known in the Los Angeles market as the "sharp and witty comedian with a 'late night-style' talk show host appeal." Brian performs stand-up comedy which often "hysterically lampoons current events with amazingly twisted, skewed and off-kilter punchlines." You can catch Brian playing to crowds at major comedy clubs such as The Comedy Store, Caroline's and The Ice House.
Brian has extensive experience within the Entertainment Industry wearing many hats as a writer, producer and actor. He has worked for FOX, The Disney Channel, The Family Channel, WireBreak Entertainment and Vin DiBona Productions. Brian graduated cum laude from Emerson College, receiving a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism.
Brian has always had a desire to create not only as an actor and producer, but also as a screenwriter. Serious about the craft, he attended Robert McKee's intensive Story Structure Seminar. The seminar, taught by the most widely known and respected screenwriting lecturer in the world, has left him remembering that, "Story-telling has form, but no formula." After having gained much wisdom straight from the master, Brian immediately put his creative energy to work. To-date he has co-written four unique scripts and a sit-com pilot. The next project on his docket is producing a romantic-comedy entitled, REARended.
Outside of performing, Brian is the CEO of Holdon Log ~ the Entertainment Industry's number one provider of organizational logbooks and Webware for performers. Brian has traveled as a seminar leader or guest speaker for SAG Conservatory, SAG Foundation, The Actors Center, National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, VOICE 2010, The LA Femme International Film Festival, The Image Awards, The Actor's Network, Acting Success Now, The Actors Fund, Children in Film, BizParentz, Actors Creative Workshop, The Sanford Meisner Studio, The ShowBiz Expo, Creative Actors Alliance, Women In Film, StayTunedTV.net, HollyShorts Film Festivaland other numerous respected performing organizations. Brian addresses the problems performers face and provides them with innovative solutions through Holdon Log's webware product, PerformerTrack.
Brian has been interviewed or his products reviewed in print with high praise in How to be a Working Actor, Back Stage, New England Entertainment Digest, Hollywood How-To, MovieMaker, Chuckle Monkey, Music Connection, Theatre Bay Area, Supermodels Unlimited, Amateur Stage. Brian also enjoys embracing technology having appeared in podcasts and recorded interviews for The Thriving Artists Circle, REEL Ladies on the Spot, Actors Connect, Inside Entertainment, Business Of Entertainment and Everything Acting Podcast.