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Brandon Beemer talks ‘The Bay,’ ‘Days of Our Lives,’ horror film (Includes interview)

Retired four-star U.S. Army general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell once said: “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” An individual who is the epitome of this quotation is Brandon Beemer, who is known for his acting work in such popular daytime dramas as Days of Our Lives on NBC, The Bold and The Beautiful on CBS (where he played the role of Owen Knight from 2008 until 2012), and the hit digital drama series The Bay.

The Bay

Most recently, in June of 2020, Beemer earned his first career Daytime Emmy Award as a producer for The Bay, where he plays the role of district attorney Evan Blackwell. “That felt great. It was so nice. It’s definitely nice to have some good news during these crazy times that we are dealing with right now. Everybody on the show works really hard, and it was nice to see that happen. It was a fun surprise,” he said effusively.

He described Jade Harlow, who plays Lianna Ramos on The Bay, as a “powerhouse actress.” Harlow took home the 2020 Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Digital Drama Series. “Jade is so great. I love seeing her on the show, and I think she is a wonderful actress, and person as well,” he said.

For his compelling acting performances as Evan Blackwell, Beemer earned two Daytime Emmy nominations for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Digital Drama Series” in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

Brandon Beemer and Erik Fellows of  The Bay

Brandon Beemer and Erik Fellows of ‘The Bay’
Photo by Greg Doherty

Beemer also complimented his on-screen brother on The Bay, Erik Fellows, who plays Damian Blackwell. “I love Erik. He is so much fun,” he admitted. In this digital drama, the characters Damian and Evan are the sons of John Blackwell, who is played by soap opera icon Ronn Moss.

Speaking of The Bay, he has been filming the sixth season of the show in quarantine. “Filming in quarantine was great,” he admitted. “We were fortunate enough to have a huge ranch, so we filmed it under very strict COVID-19 protocols. Everybody got tested twice a week. Every precautionary measure was taken care of.”

The Bay is available on Amazon Prime Video. The series will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this fall.

Brandon Beemer

Brandon Beemer
Brad Everett Young

Days of Our Lives

This summer, Beemer has been back on Days of Our Lives on NBC as Shawn Brady, where fans can see him on the show regularly, along with Martha Madison as his wife, Belle Brady. “I just got some of my scripts that I will be shooting on Days of Our Lives, so I am really happy about that,” he said. “We are the only daytime show that has never had to air a re-run.”

Beemer shared that Days of Our Lives is gearing up for production this September. “I am excited to go back to work and film new episodes,” he said. “We are looking forward to entertaining all the fans with new original content. That’s my top priority.”

This past winter, he enjoyed being a part of the Days of Our Lives short-form digital drama series, Last Blast Reunion (DOOL app). “That was a lot of fun. It was so great to be a part of that. I worked with a lot of the actors on there in the past. We had so much fun,” he said.

Days of Our Lives is available for streaming on the official NBC website or on the DOOL app.

Brandon Beemer

Brandon Beemer
Brad Everett Young

He noted that he is proud to be a part of Brad Everett Young’s Dream Loud campaign, which helps preserve art and music programs in schools. “Brad is awesome. He is always on fire,” he said.

Gates of Darkness

Beemer played the role of Father Dumal in the gripping new horror thriller Gates of Darkness, directed by Don E. FauntLeRoy. “I was pleased with how they gently portrayed my character in the film. I wanted to tell the story as truthfully as possible,” he said. “Tobin Bell was so great. After I filmed Gates of Darkness, I got to see Tobin again on Days of Our Lives, where he played John Black’s dad. He’s an actor’s actor.”

Brandon Beemer as Father Dumal in  Gates of Darkness

Brandon Beemer as Father Dumal in ‘Gates of Darkness’
Photo Courtesy of ‘Gates of Darkness’

The new horror thriller Gates of Darkness is available on Amazon Prime Video, and on Tubi, On Demand, and FandangoNOW. It earned a glowing review from Digital Journal, and its trailer may be seen below.

During this pandemic, he expressed that he is grateful for his friends Molly and Ben Marriner. “Molly lives in Louisiana, most of the time, and she cooks everything from scratch. She makes great crawfish etouffee and crawfish bisque, she freezes them in coolers, and she sends them to me via FedEx. She is an amazing cook and I cherish her cooking,” he said.

Emmy-nominated actor Brandon Beemer

Emmy-nominated actor Brandon Beemer
Bjoern Kommerell

Beemer praised master photographer Bjoern Kommerell for his photographic work, being innovative and his creative vision. “Bjoern is awesome,” he exclaimed. “I have been shooting with Bjoern for decades. He is my go-to headshot photographer, and he is my go-to personality. His personality truly brings out everything in your photos. He’s an actor’s photographer, and he doesn’t ask you to pose. He asks you to do activities, and he makes you focus on those. He taught me that when you become interested in something, you become interesting.”

American track and field legend Steve Prefontaine once said: “To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.” Beemer embodies this inspirational quote. He is a versatile actor, whose acting work is transcendent in daytime television, digital streaming platforms, and film.

To learn more about actor Brandon Beemer, follow him on Instagram and on Twitter.

Brandon Beemer

Brandon Beemer
Bjoern Kommerell

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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