Brian H. Thornton is a Houston based actor and has been for the last 26 years. born in Kingsport, Tennessee and moved to Houston, Texas, as a boy…around the time the wheel was invented….maybe a few weeks after fire was discovered. Although he has an ever increasing load of projects, he has created Clear Performance Actors’ Academy.
His approach is unique as he brings psychological exercises, rather than acting techniques, to bring forth each person’s body truths that are unique to them. Additionally, he focuses on each actor as an individual entrepreneur in EVERY class by focusing on each person’s market specific dynamics. This streamlines their business approach for a quicker path to income in a very challenging industry.
In the beginning, he dabbled in High School Theatre but decided it was interfering with his future NFL career…but the seed was already planted…and you can see where that NFL career ended up.
The awakening occurred while attending SWT, in San Marcos…now lovingly called Texas State University. He changed his major to Theater, with a minor in Psychology. His addiction, Rugby, moved him back to his Houston roots where is REAL acting education began. After an early flurry of acting jobs, his acting career was slowed in order to answer his calling of being a widower and father to two awesome boys. As a widower, less time demanding roles were sought after and accepted which heightened a sense of better business practices within an otherwise misunderstood business. He is now a father of three boys (yes, he stuck with what he knows…sons) and his older boys jump in to help when he travels for work.
Within the last 26 years, Brian has had the opportunity to perform many notable characters in films, commercials, and television shows. His tag line? “I’m not the pretty boy…I’m the pretty boy’s best friend who gets shot, dragged by a horse, and killed at the end. And he never gets the girl”.
Notable shows, starting in the 90’s: Fear the Walking Dead, Queen of the South, Friday Night Lights, Dallas, Spy Kids II, Sin City: A Dame to Kill for, and, yes, even Walker Texas Ranger.