FIRST LOOK: BRENNAN HILLARD

 By M.A. Cassata

(Photo Credit) Courtesy of Sapubrel

  Do you see any similarities between Zac Efron and newcomer Brennan Hillard?  If you’ve seen the comedy Dance Flick, then you know Brennan, 19 spoofs Zac by playing a character named “Jack”. Dance Flick, a parody film directed by Damien Wayans and written by the Wayans Brothers  spoofs all your favorite teen dance films including Save The Last Dance, Hairspray and of course, the ever unforgettable High School Musical.

   This is Brennan’s first feature film and this hottie is gaining a lot of attention. He was performing before he could even walk. His first public appearance was singing at his sister’s wedding. At age seven he joined a theatre group and immediately got bitten by the acting bug. His first play was The Grinch, later followed by lead performances in Bye, Bye, Birdie, Cinderella, The Secret Garden and Little Shop of Horrors. In 2004, he received the National Youth Theatre award for best actor in Little Shop of Horrors.

  In 2003, Brennan was chosen out of thousands of performers to appear on the show American Juniors, a spin-off of American Idol.  He performed “That Thing You Do” on national television.

   But it was his appearance in Dance Flick really got him noticed in Hollywood. "Working on 'Dance Flick' was an amazing and life-changing experience. I made great friends and learned so much from watching the Wayans brothers and my co-stars!"

   "Playing 'Jack' was incredible.  It's always fun to play a character you are nothing like.  I'm very laid back and calm and 'Jack' is completely crazy out there.  With 'Jack' there were no limitations to what I could do.  I had the time of my life playing him."

What  do you think of Brennan Hillard? On The Teen Beat  wants  to know.