Brendan J. Mulhern

Rock 'n' Roll to Donuts: An Artist's Journey

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I’m Brendan J. Mulhern. I’m an actor, improviser, and musician living in New York City with my wife, Sophie, and our two beautiful green screens. I am proud member of Actor’s Equity.

I grew up in Boston, MA and started playing guitar when I was 14. Inspired by my metal heroes — Iron Maiden, Motörhead, Megadeth, Metallica, et. al. — I sought the true American Dream . . .  rock stardom. I formed a few bands and toured the northeast, released a couple of EPs and one full-length album. But life happens and my rock dreams faded. After breaking up with rock ‘n’ roll (we’re still friends), I weighed my options: graduate school, law school, or comedy. Comedy was the most affordable.

I joined ImprovBoston in September 2008 and since then I have embarked on a jazz fusion odyssey of education and performance, from improv and sketch comedy, to donut commercials, ballet, musical theater, and drama.

I have studied and performed Shakespeare in Chicago, clapped and snapped for The Royal Ballet, devised immersive theatre online, sung improvised songs for brunch crowds in Boston, shot short films in Ireland AND Wisconsin, and attended the Stella Adler Studio of Acting’s Three-Year Conservatory in New York City. I have studied with legendary teachers, worked with daring directors, and performed with dedicated artists.

My intention is to perform, both on stage and on camera, at the highest levels. I will continue to create dynamic, purposeful, gut-check art with thoughtful, dedicated, equity-minded collaborators. This journey is always more fun with the right cohort, so if you’d like to join me, please take a look at some of my work, read some testimonials, and get in touch. Let’s make stuff!