Brad Kavanagh

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.

Brad Kavanagh
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Kavanagh in 2013
Born
Brad Lewis Kavanagh

(1992-08-21) 21 August 1992 (age 28)
Whitehaven, Cumbria, England
NationalityBritish
Occupation
  • Actor (inactive)
  • singer-songwriter
  • musician
  • director
Years active2003–present
Partner(s)Breagh McNamara (engaged)
Musical career
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Vocals
  • bass

Kavanagh is also known for his original cast role of Michael in Billy Elliott: The Musical and his various appearances on Disney Channel and in the Nickelodeon production House of Anubis.

Stage acting careerEdit

Brad Kavanagh started acting as a child in a local acting group in Cumbria named Whitehaven Theatre Of Youth.[1] 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,[2] where he completed his GCSEs and attended 6th Form to complete his A-levels in Product Design, Electronics and I.T.

Television careerEdit

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.[3] 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.[4] He also appeared on American Disney Channel's Pass The Plate.[5]

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.

On 21 May 2013, Nickelodeon announced a 90-minute special of House of Anubis titled Touchstone of Ra which Kavanagh again reprised his role in.[6]

As of 2020, he is currently inactive in the fields of acting.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
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
Undercover Coach Himself
Hannah-Oke Himself Judge
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
2011 Anubis Unlocked Himself
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

MusicEdit

Brad Kavanagh has recorded many songs, some of which can be found on his YouTube channel where he posts covers and original songs.[7] 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.

DiscographyEdit

Year Title Notes
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

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2012 Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards Favorite UK Actor House of Anubis Nominated [8]
2013 Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards Favorite UK TV Show House of Anubis Won [8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "My life and career, by young star Brad Kavanagh". Whitehaven News.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Brad Goes Behind Scenes". Whitehaven News. 25 March 2009. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Disney Channel Reveals Celebrity Panel for its Brand New Karaoke Game Show – Hannah-Oke". PrimaryTimes.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 May 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Nickelodeon Announces House of Anubis Special, Touchstone of RA". Viacom. 22 May 2013. Archived from the original on 8 June 2013.
  7. ^ Schoolgirl Charlotte Bradley lands role in Brad Kavanagh's video Archived 24 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine Daily Mirror, 12 March 2008
  8. ^ a b "2016 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards". Archived from the original on 27 March 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2012.

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