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Brad Lewis Kavanagh (born 21 August 1992) is an English actor and singer-songwriter, originally from Whitehaven, Cumbria, and is best known for being a guitarist, songwriter and singer for the English band FLYNT.
Kavanagh in 2013
Brad Lewis Kavanagh
21 August 1992
Whitehaven, Cumbria, England
|Partner(s)||Breagh McNamara (engaged)|
Stage acting careerEdit
Brad Kavanagh started acting as a child in a local acting group in Cumbria named Whitehaven Theatre Of Youth. He featured heavily in local amateur productions until his professional stage debut in the West End in Billy Elliot the Musical as Billy's best friend, Michael, at the age of 11. He was a student at St Benedict's Catholic High School in Whitehaven, where he completed his GCSEs and attended 6th Form to complete his A-levels in Product Design, Electronics and I.T.
In 2008, Brad Kavanagh presented the talent competition, My School Musical, on Disney Channel UK.
In 2009, Kavanagh was on the Disney Channel UK presenting Undercover Coach, and featuring in My Camp Rock. He presented the Jonas Brothers 3D Movie Premiere in the UK, which covered the UK premiere of the Jonas Brothers 3D Concert Experience on the morning of the release of the film. He was a judge on Hannah-Oke, an X Factor type game show where contestants and their families sing Hannah Montana songs. He also appeared on American Disney Channel's Pass The Plate.
In mid 2010, Kavanagh was cast as the lead male character, Fabian Rutter on the new Nickelodeon TV show House of Anubis. The series premiered on 1 January 2011, and following the success of the first season, a second season was ordered, where Kavanagh reprised his role as Fabian Rutter.
Kavanagh continued his work on the show once it was renewed for a third season, which began production in mid-2012 and premiered in January in the US.
As of 2020, he is currently inactive in the fields of acting.
|2007||As the Bell Rings||Dylan||First appeared in second season|
|2008||My High School Musical||Himself||Co-Presenter along with Samantha Dorrance|
|2008||Disney Channel Games||Himself||Member of the green team Cyclones|
|2009||Pass the Plate||Himself||1 episode|
|My Camp Rock||Himself||Host|
|Jonas Brothers: Live in London||Himself|
|Jonas Brothers 3D Movie Premiere||Himself|
|Life Bites||Brad||4 episodes|
|2011||Dani's House||Marco||1 episode|
|2011–13||House of Anubis||Fabian Rutter||Main role|
|2013||Touchstone of Ra||Fabian Rutter||Main role|
|2015||Dani's Castle||Tim||1 episode|
|2015||Wakfu||Otomai||Special & OVAs, first-ever voice acting role|
|2015||Dofus: Kerub's Bazaar||Indie||Recurring role|
|2017||Top Wing||Speedy||Main role|
Brad Kavanagh has recorded many songs, some of which can be found on his YouTube channel where he posts covers and original songs. Some songs can be purchased on iTunes, while others can be found on YouTube. The earliest of his songs are: "As the Bell Rings" and "Right Time." Both were shown on a Disney channel at regular intervals throughout the day.
In April 2014, Kavanagh performed in Showcase Live alongside Hollywood Ending. In October 2014, he opened for the band on their UK headliner tour, Punk A$$ Kids tour.
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|2008||"As the Bell Rings"||Written for the Disney program As the Bell Rings|
|"Right Time"||Written by Tom Nichols.|
|"Here I Am"||Cover of a song from the 2008 Disney movie Camp Rock.|
|2011||"We Shall Overcome"||Featuring Tasie Dhanraj.|
|2012||"You I See"||Written by Brad for use by his character on the second season of House of Anubis.|
|"Always the Quiet Ones"||Written by Brad Kavanagh, Rick Parkhouse & George Tizzard.|
|"Window"||Written by Brad Kavanagh.|
|"On My Mind"||Written by Brad Kavanagh, Rick Parkhouse & George Tizzard.|
|"Right There"||Cover of Ariana Grande Original.|
|"Surrender (Love Is On Our Side)"||A Brad Kavanagh Original.|
|"Love on Me"||A Brad Kavanagh Original.|
|"She's Got a Hold On Me"||A Brad Kavanagh Original.|
|"Risk I Can't Resist"||A Brad Kavanagh Original.|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2012||Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite UK Actor||House of Anubis||Nominated|||
|2013||Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite UK TV Show||House of Anubis||Won|||
- "My life and career, by young star Brad Kavanagh". Whitehaven News.
- McGowan, P (28 February 2006). "Billy Elliott star Brad shares in 'Oscar' glory". News & Star. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
- "Brad Goes Behind Scenes". Whitehaven News. 25 March 2009. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013.
- "Disney Channel Reveals Celebrity Panel for its Brand New Karaoke Game Show – Hannah-Oke". PrimaryTimes.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 May 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Nickelodeon Announces House of Anubis Special, Touchstone of RA". Viacom. 22 May 2013. Archived from the original on 8 June 2013.
- Schoolgirl Charlotte Bradley lands role in Brad Kavanagh's video Archived 24 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine Daily Mirror, 12 March 2008
- "2016 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards". Archived from the original on 27 March 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
- Brad Kavanagh on IMDb
- Brad Kavanagh – the British Zac Efron? Digital Spy, 7 March 2008
- Exclusive Brad Kavanagh Interview Female First, 21 February 2008
- Brad Kavanagh from As the Bell Rings chats to I Like Music Ilikemusic.com
- Disney Channel UK star Brad Kavanagh talks about Camp Rock Sunday Mercury, 24 August 2008