10 Things You Didn’t Know About Brett Dalton

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Brett Dalton

Brett Dalton didn’t have a lot of acting experience before he was cast to play one of the most important roles in the Agents of SHIELD TV series, Grant Ward. When we first saw him in that show, there was something electric about the way he portrayed the character. He had a sinister vibe about him that was almost conflicted, curious. We were definitely curious about Dalton, and the more we saw him in the show, the more we loved the guy. He definitely has the acting chops to pull it off something on his own, much like he did with his movie, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2016). Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about this rising actor.

1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Dalton first became interested in acting after he auditioned for his high school production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. This was back in the early 2000. He also discovered then that he actually had the talent for it as well. Soon after, he played the lead in another school play, My Favorite Year.

2. Studies

Dalton graduated from Westmont High School in 2001. He was a recipient of the California Scholarship Federation. After graduating high school, Dalton went on to attend the University of California, Berkeley to get his undergraduate degree. After that, he went on to Yale School of Drama where he received his Master of Fine Arts in 2011.

3. Lupita

Dalton is good friends with Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o. As a matter of fact, they attended Yale at the same time. If anyone ever doubts whether such schools could ever produce good actors, these two are proof enough to answer that question positively.

4. Grant Ward

Interestingly enough, Brett Dalton has the same birthday as his famous character, Grant Ward. We’re not sure if this was done in person, but it’s highly likely considering that this is the case considering that Agent Jemma Simmons also has the same birthday as the actress that plays her, Elizabeth Henstridge.

5. Clown school

There are rumors that Brett Dalton went to clown school and it turns out to be true. This goes to show that there’s no education out there that can’t be helpful. Learning is learning no matter what type it might be. Clown school has proven to be useful for Dalton given that he’s able to switch personalities so easily in his character as Grant Ward. He’s very adept at portraying scary–something we think clowns are successful at being as well.

6. Family man

Dalton is a certified dad. His daughter Sylvia was born in 2012, so she’s now at least 6 years old. Dalton wasn’t married then to his wife now, Melissa Trn. Melissa is a talented costume designer known for her works on TV and movie shorts. The pair got married back in 2015.

7. Brett and puns

Dalton is infamous for live-Tweeting puns while Agents of SHIELD would come on TV. His puns have become popular enough that someone actually came up with a website in honor of said puns. The website is called brettspunfund.com, and it gives fans access to the actor’s history of puns.

8. Habitat for Humanity

It’s known among his fans that Dalton’s favorite charity is Habitat for Humanity. The charity brings together people from all backgrounds to work together in order to build homes for families that are in need. Many of the websites that promote Brett Dalton has a link for anyone to be able to donate to the charity.

9. Lobo

Dalton has expressed interest in playing Lobo in the DC Extended Universe. We can definitely picture him playing the crazy mercenary, but he’d have to bulk up a bit to get the part right. Lobo has been in development since 2009, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was actually set to play the part originally. We’re not sure if the movie would ever happen, but if it does, we wouldn’t mind seeing Dalton in it.

10. Voice acting

Dalton has proven to be a good voice actor as well. One of his earliest voice acting jobs was in Jake and the Never Land Pirates as Talon back in 2015. Most recently, he’s played various roles in Robot Chicken and Brick in Milo Murphy’s Law.

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