Back on my old website, I had a special feature called the Action-Flix One To Watch where I spotlighted an actor or actress in the action genre that stood out from the rest. These individuals have that special something that will make them staples in the field for years to come.
I’m pleased to announce that I have resurrected the feature here on my new site and now call it the Action-Flix Spotlight! Every month, we will showcase a true talent in the action genre that brings it relentlessly to the masses of screaming fans who crave more.
Our first honored guest really needs no introduction as he has kicked ass and taken names on TNT’s The Last Ship as well as action films like Maximum Conviction and Force Of Execution where he co-starred sling with Steven Seagal. He’s the powerhouse from Down Under… Bren Foster!
IMDb Profile: Australian actor Bren Foster started acting in high school. His mother was of Cypriot heritage and his father of English/Irish heritage. After High school Bren studied Film and Video production, but felt the need to move toward his artistic development as an actor.Bren then traveled to New York to study at “The Barrow Group Theater”.Upon his return to Australia Bren auditioned for and was selected into one of Australia’s leading Drama schools “The University of Western Sydney” AKA Theater Nepean. Furthermore he spent 2 years at the Sanford Meisner based acting school “The Actors Pulse”. Early in Bren’s career he worked on many Australian television Dramas but his breakout role came when he landed a role in the critically acclaimed Australian feature film “Cedar Boys” where he was praised as “a born star” by Empire Film magazine for his portrayal of “Jamal” a criminal behind bars desperately trying to guide his younger brother away from the criminal path.
Bren has studied Martial Arts for many years and has worked in the United States for “The discovery Channel” filming Extreme Martial arts and for the National Geographic Channel where his martial arts skills were put to the test against science in the feature length documentary “Fight Science”. Bren has firmly established a solid acting career in both international film and television, both in Australia and the United States.
I first took notice of Foster back in 2008 when he was a part of The Discovery Channel’s Fight Science and he holds Black Belts in mutiple disciplines so when it comes to authenticity in the fighting arts, you needn’t look any further. Foster holds Black Belts in the arts of Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, Hwarangdo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. To say that the man knows his stuff when it comes to the arts is a major understatement. All yiu ned to do is watch him in action and you will see what true power is. He is certainly a favorite here at Action-Flix.
It was the 2012 action film Maximum Conviction where he co-starred with some pretty heavy hitters in Steven Seagal and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin where he truly came into his own. The film was billed heavily on the star power of the the two Steves but it was Foster who stole the show as he starred as one of the memebers of Seagal and Austin’s elite team of operators. This was especially evident at the the end when he cut loose in what is easily one of the film’s best fight scenes. Foster has the moves and the ferocity to bring it in the realm of action cinema. He was certainly on my radar from that moment on. Check out the scene below!
Foster would agaion team up with Seagal in 2013’s Force Of Execution this time also appearing alongside veteran action icons Danny Trejo and Ving Rhames. Once again the three took top billing but it was truly Bren’s film as he was the main protagonist starring as Hurst who was a lethal hitman for Seagal. This film gave Foster even more of a chance to shine as he carried the film and showcased his awesome array of fighting skills in numerous scenes of fisticuffs. Check out a behind the scenes video from the film below where we get to know Bren a little better!
Now, of course, it was in 2015 when Bren joined the cast of TNT’s excellent action-drama The Last Ship where he would play his best and most famous character to date in SCPO Wolf Taylor. Foster would join the series in its second season and would go on to establish himself as one of the show’s most popular charaters. The first season of the show was great but it wasn’t until the episode Solace in the 2nd season where the action would be raised to a whole new level with the addition of Bren. Foster would make his entrence onto the show with a huge bang of course as he lit up the screen in the first of many fight scenes that he would execute throughout the course of the show. Wolf Taylor announced himself with guns, fists and feet blazing! Lets just say that I’ve watched this clip many times over.
The show came to an end this year but Foster is certainly keeping himself busy with numerous projects in the works. Bren is the real deal when it comes to action but he is more than that too as he has taken on a variety of different roles in all genres including drama and Sci-Fi but he will always be held as one of the industry’s top action performers and action fans are awaiting impatiently to see what he’ll do next. He is constantly challenging himself in the film industry and the fighting arts and his joureny is far from over. Big things are on the horizon and Bren is ready to take it to the next level delivering what the fans want.
Action-Flix.com will have the honor of bringing you an exclusive interview with Bren in the near future as we will get up close and personal with the man himself and talk all things action and more so keep it locked and loaded right here as we are your source for everything action and Bren Foster!
Check Out Bren In Action With The Following Action Packed Videos!