Some years after his munchkin debut, Brandt graduated from Williams College and moved to New York City, where he worked as an investment banker, earned his MBA in finance from NYU, and appeared in national network commercials.
Brandt then left for Europe, where he played professional basketball in Germany and England. While overseas, he was also able to combine his athletic and acting interests by playing on tour against the Harlem Globetrotters.
He finally returned to New York City and has appeared in plays Off-Broadway and elsewhere, and in film and television productions. He is now writing, directing, and acting in a comedy web series called Brad Advice. The New York Daily News raved, "Brad Advice knocks it out of the park..."
Brandt has also written and performed in three plays, Killer Therapy (FringeNYC at the Players Theatre), Just Sex (Theater for the New City) and Give and Go: Learning from Losing to the Harlem Globetrotters (FringeNYC and Metropolitan Playhouse). The New York Times praised Just Sex for its “sharp writing,” and nytheater.com applauded Give and Go for its “tightly defined…collection of hilarious philosophers.”
Brandt’s other acting credits include Walt Disney’s Broadway workshop of Hoopz, directed by Savion Glover and Kenny Leon; the Off-Broadway production of The Pitchfork Disney (Blue Light Theater Co.); Endless Air, Endless Water at Center Stage, opposite Chris Messina; and the workshop of Joe Fearless with Matthew Broderick and Rosie Perez.
Brandt also runs Syntaxis, a communication skills training firm, with his wife, Ellen Jovin.