Actor Brian J. White is profiled in the November Out. The Dartmouth-educated, former pro-football player and classically-trained dancer has a supporting role in the upcoming holiday-pic The Family Stone, whose cast includes Sarah Jessica Parker (ugh), Dermot Mulroney, Diane Keaton, Craig T. Nelson, Rachel McAdams and Claire Danes. In the film, SJP (ugh) stars as Dermot's fiancee; he brings her home to his WASPy-slash-bohemian Connecticut family for the holidays.
If the story sounds somewhat cliched, there's plenty of innovation: White portrays the boyfriend of a family member ... the brother (Ty Giordano) of Dermot's character. So not only is this a gay relationship, but it's inter-racial. Oh yeah, actor Ty Giordano is also deaf. Lots of material, right? In Out, Brian White says he was lucky to land the role. "It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with that kind of cast,' he says. "I hope the result is as much fun to watch as it was to make." White's co-star plays coy about his own sexuality ("Watch the film and tell me if I am," he jokes in the interview), but gushes over his co-star. (Which makes us just a tad jealous.) Giordano: "Brian was great—very professional, and really, really nice to look at it."
That's no understatement: Brian is sooo easy on the eyes. And we love him even more now that's playing one of the gays. If Brian White looks familiar, but you can't quite place him, you may recognize without the suit and in fewer clothes. Think baseball ...
You may have seen Brian White in the super-hilarious Mr. 3000, where he played Rex "T-Rex" Penanbaker, Bernie Mac's nemesis and the team big dawg.
If you go Brian's personal website—which he built and maintains himself—you'll see why we're gushing. Former NFL player. (Patriots, ugh) Former pro lacrosse player. Rides horseback, speaks espanol, professional dancer, now an actor. Draft pick, right?
Two FYIs. First, we're going to an early WGA screening of The Family Stone and will soon have our review. Also, we may get an interview with Brian White. If that happens, we'll let you know.
FYI #2: We used a new capturing system for these screen caps—similar to the broadband-based, Pinnacle digital capturing application used at CBS for sat feeds. Hopefully there is more clarity here than with the Noah's Arc stills. Tell me what you think. You could always visit one or two of our sponsors as a way of saying thanks. ;)