We recently got the chance to hangout with Hollywood actor Brett Zimmerman and we were hooked from hello. Brett has a long list of roles on hot series from “NCIS: New Orleans” to ABC’s new smash hit drama “How to Get Away With Murder”. But it’s his latest projects that have the gamer girl in us stoked. Brett has lent his voice to the primary player, “PFC Ronald ‘Red’ Daniels” in the Activision and Sledgehammer Games highly anticipated Call of Duty: WWII game, opposite Josh Duhamel and Jonathan Tucker and he will also be starring as Charlie in the VR film “Flesh and Bone’, produced by JauntVR.
So we couldn’t wait to get to know this guy a little better in a quick round of our “15 in 15” POP Quiz. Check it out.
01. What gets you up in the morning? My little gremlin of a dog, Cokanut lol! Yeah, she likes to snore as loudly as possible until I’ve got one eye open. The other eye usually perks open after a big mug of bulletproof coffee. After that, my eyes are awake and ready to see what the day offers. Discovery is a beautiful thing.
02. Your biggest virtue? My persistence.
03. Your biggest vice? I’d have to say being too trusting. I always want to see the best in people.
04. Do you have a party trick? Doing the worm…let’s just say my back’s not as good as it once was, but it’s good as it ever was…
05. How would you describe your style? My go to style would be comfortable. sporty, and relaxed. There’s nothing like a soft-T, joggers and a hoodie, but I can also appreciate a well-tailored suit to give me that 007 feelin’.
06. What would constitute a perfect day for you? A day is complete to me when it’s balanced. I like to give myself a reason to put my feet up at the end of the day. Starting with a workout or something physical is always a nice jump-start on the day. A good meal comes next to feel fueled and ready. It’s nice to first grab a sense of accomplishment in order to later reward yourself. For me, that would constitute unwinding with loved ones or sharing a meal, getting a massage, seeing a movie, and probably having a ridiculously heavy milkshake to balance out the workout I did earlier, haha!
07. What would your very last meal entail? BBQ Chicken Pizza, which is an all time favorite any day of the week. Eddy’s Maple Glazed Salmon and Mama’s Shrimp Fried Rice, but that wouldn’t be complete without her legendary Éclair Pie. Yeah, I like to eat…
08. Three people—dead or alive, real or fictional—that you’d like to invite to dinner? Chris Hemsworth, Jimmy Fallon, and Mark Wahlberg.
09. Turn ons? She’s grounded and down to Earth. She can be playful and keep me smiling. There’s no better feeling than laughing with the girl you love, and knowing you can be your complete self, but you’re also willing to be better for her. Honesty in a partner is a must. I’m loyal to a fault, so I always expect that in return. Life is so much smoother when you’re open and honest.
10. Turn offs? It is such a turn off for me when people carry a sense of entitlement, or when individuals aren’t respectful. That’s an immediate NO for me.
11. Tell us a secret. I love the film “Mean Girls”, there I said it LOL
12. Your favorite quote? My favorite quote is by Winston Churchill… “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts”.
13. An embarrassing moment? I felt a bit elated once in college right after I had asked a girl out in the Lever Dorms at Clemson University. She agreed to go out with me, so here I am, excited…as I went to leave the dorms, while somewhat galloping to my old Buick Century parked across the street, I went to leap over a 2 foot cement ledge. Well, let’s just say in front of roughly 30 girls and countless other students, my foot caught the ledge, and I feel flat on my face. If you know me, I’m quite a goof to start with, so I was able to laugh it off and certainly have joked about it sense, but man was I redder than a hot coal when it happened!
14. Your proudest moment? One of my proudest moments to date has to be my work on Call of Duty: WWII. So much heart went into it from start to finish. I made incredible friends, grew as an actor, saw myself live through challenges head on, and wrapped that game with a sense that I had grown in my own character through the story we told.
15. Could you tell us more about some of the projects you are working on? I actually just wrapped both Call of Duty, as well as a VR film titled Flesh and Bone where I portrayed the lead, Charlie, as a boxer. Working in both of these mediums with such physical demand from my characters, matched by emotional layering challenged me in ways I had never experienced. My schedule is now open, and I can’t wait to tackle new and exciting characters. I’m not sure what’s next, but I’m keeping myself open and available…here’s to the process and discovery along the way!