||Brandon Michael Vayda
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Brandon was born in Whittier, California, where he entered the business at the age of 5. Back then he got his break as the Mattel Toys poster Boy as well as The Toyota Poster Boy. Brandon then appeared in many English and Spanish commercials as well as a few small spots on television shows.
After a family divorce he got out of the business completely and moved and grew up in Orange County. Brandon attended prestigious Prep Schools and was a standout athlete in Water Polo, Golf, and a pro prospect in Baseball. After getting his driver's license in high school Brandon's mom made him get a job. Instead Brandon wanted to explore and started driving up to L.A. for modeling and acting auditions. It was then where Brandon started getting acting credits like "Judging Amy", "Do Over" and "Passions".
Upon High school graduation Brandon then pursued playing college ball in hopes of a pro baseball contract. Brandon worked out with baseball scouts like the Florida Marlins, Kansas City Royals, and Atlanta Braves. Along the way a few more throwing arm injuries sidelined him leaving pro teams hesitant of his market value and future. In 2003 and 2004 Brandon worked on physical rehabilitating his arm in hopes of a healthy recovery. To keep himself busy during this time Brandon was attending acting classes in Hollywood. When Brandon found out he could physically no longer play the game at the same level he decided to retire from the game completely at a young age and move on with his life.
Along the journey Brandon was very fortunate he had another passion in Acting to always keep him centered and joined the Acting Industry again in 2005.It was then where Brandon got rolling again when he booked a role playing the captain of the water polo team in an episode on Josh Schwartz' Hit Teen Soap Show on FOX, The O.C.the role lead to another Guest Star on CSI Miami playing Ario Pastano giving him a platform and later landed him a Recurring role on the hit CW show 90210 (a.k.a. Beverly hills 90210).