Recent Press

Like any other industry, the currency of the entertainment business is networking. Entertainment professionals work with the people they either know or know of.  As an experienced professional film and television actor, I feel blessed to have worked with many excellent and talented Filmmakers/Directors (such as David Fincher, Brett Ratner, Steven Soderbergh, James L. Brooks, Peter Bogdanovich, and F. Gary Gray), Creators/Showrunners/Producers (such as Martin Gero, Lisa Vinnecour, and Liz Brixius), Casting Directors (such as Julie Schubert, Ross Meyerson, Judy Henderson, Suzanne Ryan, Bowling/Miscia Casting, Barden Schnee Casting, and Chrystie Street Casting), Actors (such as Kevin Spacey, Edie Falco, Robert DeNiro, Jamie Foxx, Susan Sarandon, and Matt Damon) my Agents/Managers, and my acting mentors/teachers at Esper Studio and The Actors Green Room.  

Accolades from The Actor's Green Room NY and LA (AGR): 

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AGR October 2015 Article.

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The Actor's Green Room Interview - Brian Distance
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AXIOM LAW "Orange Pages" News Article

dated 12 July 2016

 

Spotlight on: Brian Distance

We often hear from Axiom attorneys that what they appreciate most about Axiom is a work-life balance that is rare to find within the legal industry. When not practicing law, many Axiomites pursue their passions and talents outside of the office.

Enter Brian Distance—an actor who practices law.

Brian is an Axiom attorney with 20 years of experience in law, specifically in Finance. And with appearances in over 40 shows. In fact, you’ve probably seen him. He’s Frank Underwood’s security detail during his time in the House of Representatives on Netlix’s “House of Cards.” You can also catch him on Netflix’s “Daredevil” (Episode 2, Season 8). Most of the characters that Brian has portrayed have been in the realm of law enforcement and security; interestingly enough, he has never played a lawyer onscreen.

“You have to think outside the box”, says Brian. Axiom’s unique model has encouraged Brian to be both an actor and a lawyer. With the freedom to move from project to project, and the ability to have an outside life, Axiomites tend to be very well-rounded individuals. Brian approaches acting like it is an education. After law school, Brian attended one of the top drama schools in the world. He continued to practice law as a partner in a small firm and even entered the political arena managing political campaigns. But acting has been that one constant in his life.

How does he do it? “If it is something that you really want to do, you will find the time,” says Brian. He can often be found dashing to auditions during lunch time or attending casting calls in the after-hours. Many of the shows are filmed in New York, while others take place in Los Angeles. Brian stresses the importance of having something to do that is outside of the normal rage. Acting makes life more complete. For Brian, it pays to go the distance.

There are also other benefits as well. On an interpersonal level, Brian’s classical training has taught him valuable lessons about interacting with others. “Acting is RE-acting.” The most important thing isn’t what one says, but how they react to something. Empathy is a key component, both on and off screen.

Check out Brian’s website here!

We encourage you to share what it is that you are passionate about outside working hours.

 

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Booked and filmed an episode of City on a Hill for Showtime

January 2021

 

The Hollywood Times Interview

December 2020

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Axiom Law Blog

May 2020

Straight No Chaser Podcast

March 11, 2020

Interview by Michael Blow

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Voyage LA Magazine

February 4, 2020

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Marquette Magazine

Fall 2019 Issue  

Article by Tracy Staedter.  Click the button below.

Booked and filmed an episode of Nos4A2 (AMC), aired August 9, 2020

November 2019

More details to come.

 

Booked and filmed an episode of Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector. (NBC)

September 2019

More details to follow.

Tulanian Magazine Article

March 2019

Interview by Faith E. Dawson.  Click the button below for the interview.

 

 

 

 

 

Axiom Article

March 14, 2019

 

Green Book

March 2, 2019

On February 24, 2019, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Green Book Oscars for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Original Screenplay.  

 

Marquette Alumni Blog Interview

November 20, 2108

Interviewed by Pam Palines.  Click the button below for the interview.

 

 

 

 

Innerview Magazine Interview

May 31, 2018

 

Interviewed by Juan Ayala, Editor for the inaugural issue of the online Magazine "Innerview."  Click the button below for the Interview.

 

 

Booked and filmed the MAJOR Feature Film "Green Book"

December 15, 2017

Booked and filmed "Green Book."   More details to follow.

NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)

November 14, 2017

My second episode will air this evening at 10 pm on CBS.

Beats by Dre Commercial with Liza Koshy (TRL)

November 8, 2017

My Beats X commercial with Liza Koshy is currently online.  I play Security. Check out the clip on my Reels and Clips page.

NCIS: New Orleans (CBS), Episode 04, Season 4

October 17, 2017

My episode entitled "Dead Man Calling" airs tonight at 10 pm on CBS.

NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)

September 15, 2017

I booked a Co-star role on this hit CBS episodic.  More to come.

Scene Study Master Class with David Newer

William Esper Studio

June 2017 -  July 2017

Six week intensive scene study class for Esper grads.

Billions (SHO)

March 19, 2017

Season 2, Episode 5 entitled "Currency" aired March 19, 2017.  I played the Home Aide (Male Nurse). 

Billions (SHO)

August 23, 2016

I booked a Co-Star role on Showtime's hit series about the world of finance. Since I am a finance lawyer by trade, this series is a perfect fit.  The episode will air in March 2017.

Bull (CBS)

August 8, 2016

I booked a Co-Star role on the new CBS drama episodic "Bull". More to come.

Ace the Case (Feature Film)

August 2016

Director Kevin Kaufman (Kaufman Films) casted me as NYPD Officer Blunt in this family-friendly mystery.  It opens nationwide on August 26, 2016.  I made the Official Trailer around the 0:48 mark.  Click on the link below and enjoy.  

 

Daredevil (Netflix)

March 2016

 

My episode of Daredevil (Season 2, Episode 8) as well as the rest of season 2 is now streaming live.  I play a Corrections Officer, by the way.  

 

Blindspot (NBC)

October 2015

 

I booked and shot several scenes for this television episodic.  The actors, crew, director, producers, and writers were all top notch. Thanks for the opportunity. 

 

Booked another Netflix Episodic!!!!!!

September 2015 

 

I booked and shot another Netflix episodic earlier this month.  Until it airs, I am bound to secrecy by my signed Non Disclosure Agreement.  But suffice it to say, it's huge. 

 

The Mysteries of Laura (NBC), Ep. 204

August 2015

 

I recently booked and shot this television episodic.  I played a law enforcement officer.  It aired on NBC on October 14, 2015.

 

Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon), Ep. 202

August 2015

 

I booked and shot this television episode recently.  I played an NYPD cop.

 

She's Funny That Way (Feature Film)

Nationwide release August 21, 2015

 

In this film, directed by the legendary Peter Bogdanovich, I played an NYPD cop in Macy's. My performance is featured in the trailer and various promotional materials. 

 

Click on the button below to see the Official Trailer. I appear around the 1:28 mark.

Innerview Magazine Interview

By Juan Ayala

May 31, 2018

Here is the link to my interview with Juan Ayala for the inaugural issue of Innerview Magazine. Click the link below.

 

 

 

 

 

Marquette University Alumni Blog

By Pam Palines

November 20, 2018

Here is the link to my interview with Pam Palines. Click the link below. 

Tulanian Magazine Article

March 2019

Interview by Faith E. Dawson.  Click the button below for the interview.

Marquette Magazine

Fall 2019 Issue  

Article by Tracy Staedter.  Click the button below.