WEIGHT: 165 lbs.
From a very young age, BE excelled in the arts. It wasn't until his Senior year of high school, that he discovered what he wanted to pursue in life. What started out as a high school science fiction film project, quickly became his passion. With long time friend/neighbor, Justin Briars, BE wrote, directed and starred in his very first short film, "The Potion." The recognition and support from his peers and family lead him to a life-changing milestone.
After graduating high school in 2005, faced with the challenge of having no money for acting school and no way to California, BE enlisted in the United States Navy selecting to be stationed in San Diego, CA. He served as an Information System Specialist and was deployed to Iraq under President Bush's Individual Augmentee Program from November 2007 to November 2008.
Brandon Elonzae was born March 28th, 1987, in Livonia, Michigan. At the age of 3, his mother, Tania Elonzae married her first husband, Jerry Riewe. BE is the oldest of their two children. Raised in Rapid City, SD until the age of 10, he returned to Michigan with his family. His parents divorced and have since remarried.
In 2010, after two deployments on the USS Chancellorsville (CG-62), Brandon's four years of service had paid off. With the help of the G.I. Bill, he moved to L.A and enrolled at the New York Film Academy. Immediately, he started making his mark in Hollywood by performing in multiple plays, showcases and student films. After approaching director Nick DeRuve looking for work, he landed his first role in an independent short entitled "Schenectady, New York." Schenectady went on to win best short at the Burbank International Film Festival and was an official selection for both the New York International Film Festival as well as the Orlando Film Festival.
In 2014, Elonzae and DeRuve worked together once again, this time landing BE his first starring role in a feature film "The Runaway". 2015 was spent touring the film in the festival circuit in which it won 16 awards in 5 countries. The Runaway is now streaming on Amazon Prime and Itunes. Recently BE has completed production, starring in two Thriller/Horror short films directed by the up and coming Master of Horror, Taylor Paluso. "Unholy Night" and "Red Christmas" hit the festival circuit latter of 2017.