It is said that when life gives you opportunities, utilize them to create great experiences. However, opportunities come from one's skills, intelligence, and consistent efforts. We humans often wear different costumes in our daily lives, but carrying them in the form of different professions is something that not everyone can achieve. Brian Distance is one such personality who has worn different hats as an engineer, lawyer as well as an actor. He is blessed with a good academic record and the creative mindset required to be a successful actor.
Brian's life journey is an inspiration to all who doubt themselves to pursue more than one profession. His achievements prove that it is possible to pursue whatever you want at any point in life, though it may be unrelated.
Distance started out by pursuing his degree in mechanical engineering, only to realize that the subject just had its blacks and whites when all he wanted was to look out for gray areas. This was when he decided to look for a profession where he could explore more and feel liberated. Brian discovered that one-of-a-kind element in law and decided to attend law school. He studied financial law and got an opportunity to work with leading investment banks such as Goldman Sachs, Barclays, JP Morgan Chase Bank, and Morgan Stanley.
Brian went the extra mile to launch his own law firm, which he later disbanded after eight years of operation. "I enjoyed the work, but after almost eight years, it came to a point where the nuts and bolts of running a law practice became too onerous. "I found myself doing more managing than the actual work of being a lawyer, so I disbanded the firm in 2015," says Brian.
Brian returned to his childhood dream of pursuing a career in acting after successfully completing both of his interests. Though it was totally different from what he had done so far, he ventured into the artistic field nevertheless. Thereafter, Distance pursued a 2-year Professional Actor Training Program from William Esper Studio. He has appeared in a number of big-budget feature films, network and streaming service television shows, and off-Broadway productions since then, including FBI, City on Hill, Daredevil, Blindspot, The Mysteries of Laura, Under the Dome, House of Cards, 30 Rock, Rob the Mob, Side Effects, and No Love in the City.
Brian is best known for his roles in the multi-oscar-winning and multi-golden globe-winning film "Green Book" and NCIS: New Orleans where he had a recurring role as NOPD Sergeant Gordon. He has majorly played the role of a police officer and is known for portraying the "tough-yet-honest" law enforcement officer. "With acting, like anything else, you have to be willing to do the work and know your process until you're flawless at it. That's what makes a great actor", says Distance.