Darin Lee Brooks
May 27, 1984
|Parent(s)||Don Brooks (father) |
Susan Brooks (mother)
Darin Lee Brooks (born May 27, 1984) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Max Brady on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives, Alex Moran on the Spike TV series Blue Mountain State, and Wyatt Spencer on the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.
Brooks started his acting career with the theater program at his high school. He played Rapunzel's prince in his high school's production of Into the Woods. He later enrolled in acting classes, began modeling, and worked as an extra in films. He was discovered by casting director Kathy Henderson.
When Brooks moved to Los Angeles, California, he called Henderson immediately, took acting classes at the renowned Ivana Chubbuck Studios, and got an agent. Two years after the move, he auditioned for the soap operas One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless, and he was cast as Max Brady on the NBC's Days of Our Lives. He later starred as Alex Moran on the Spike TV series Blue Mountain State. In 2010, Brooks starred as Mr. Blake Owens on the web series Miss Behave. In June 2013, Brooks began playing Wyatt Spencer on the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.
Brooks enjoys playing the guitar, bass guitar, and drums. In 2010, he started dating actress Kelly Kruger. In February 2014, they partnered with an organization called Aid Still Required. On March 21, 2016, he and Kruger got married. In April 2019, it was announced that he and Kruger were expecting their first child. The couple's child named Everleigh Jolie Brooks was born on September 22, 2019. In August 2021, it was announced that he and Kruger were expecting their second child.
|2005||Staring at the Sun||Smoker #1||Short|
|2012||Bad Girls||Benny||Television film|
|2012||The Seven Year Hitch||Kevin||Television film|
|2016||Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland||Alex Moran||Movie|
|2018||Groomzilla||Tucker Brennan||TV Movie|
|2019||The Missing Sister||Frank||Movie|
|2020||Her Secret Family Killer||Will||Movie|
|2005–2010||Days of Our Lives||Max Brady||Regular role|
|2010–2011||Blue Mountain State||Alex Moran||Regular role|
|2010||Miss Behave||Blake Owens||Recurring role|
|2011||CSI: Miami||Ian Kaufman||Episode: "F-T-F"|
|2011||Castle||Nick, Jr.||Episode: "Slice of Death"|
|2013||Bloomers||Ryan||Episodes: "Unexpecting" and "Mum's the Word"|
|2013–present||The Bold and the Beautiful||Wyatt Spencer||Regular role|
|2013||Super Fun Night||Jason||Episodes: "Engagement Party" and "Dinner Party"|
|2017||2 Broke Girls||Frank||Episode: "And the Alley-Oops"|
Awards and nominations
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series||Days of Our Lives||Nominated|
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series||Days of Our Lives||Won|
|Indie Series Award||Best Guest Star (Comedy)||Bloomers||Nominated|
|Soap Awards France||Best Actor of the Year||The Bold and the Beautiful||Nominated|
|Soap Hub Awards||Favorite The Bold and the Beautiful Actor||The Bold and the Beautiful||Nominated|
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||The Bold and the Beautiful||Nominated|
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