Back in the early to mid-1990s, you've been in a handful of
shot-on-video movies - so how did you get in touch with that scene in the
first place, and how did you get cast?
lifelong friend Chip (Phil) Herman [Phil
Herman interview - click here] started writing scripts and really
got me into the scene. Chip would write the scripts with us in mind, I
know he would think of us as characters when writing them! He would let us
read the script and ask if we could play the characters! It really started
out as kids just having fun and fooling around when VHS cameras were just
Did you always
want to be an actor, and did you receive any formal training on the
I never had any formal training and really
never pursued it!
How would you describe yourself as an actor,
and some of your techniques to bring your characters to life?
I tried to be a well rounded
actor who could play numerous roles! I tried to use personal experiences
and use those emotions to bring my characters to
could you talk about each of your movies, and your respective roles:
Slaughter! Wow thatís an early one! That was fun, I tried to combine evil
and comedy! We had a great time making
Side of Town?
I was a gangmember Rex in that one! I really donít remember much
from that movie, I have to watch it
Frank the Tank!!!! My favorite! What can I
say, I tried to change as Frank kept decaying but still be
Detective Floyd - I remember telling Chip I want to do something different,
Iím always the bad guy or maniac! Lol, it was
what was a typical shoot on these movies like?
A bunch of friends having
fun and having a few drinks when we were
about some of the directors you've worked with for a bit!
Basically Chip was the
one that made it all possible! He wrote the scripts and directed the
movies! He allowed us to adlib and create as long as it went along with
what I know, you haven't made a movie since Jacker
- why is that,
and what did you do in the meantime?
Everything, I was in the Marine Corps reserve so I
was activated a few times! It was tough to continue acting when I was
picking up rank - I got out as a Gunnery Sgt! Coached HS football, worked,
got married started a family, it was just a lot going on and acting sort of
fell to the side! I also was playing semi pro
Does it at all itch
you to get back into the acting game, and/or any future projects you'd
like to share?
Iím really thinking about it Chip and I
Actors (and indeed actresses) who inspire
Tough one, I love all the greats: De
Niro, Pesci, Walken, Brando and many others from that time! Iím really a
big fan of Edward Norton now, I think he can play any role, he is so
Your favourite movies?
Godfather, Full Metal Jacket, Goodfellas, A Time to
Kill, Life, Caddyshack, Good Will Hunting, A
Few Good Men, Halloween (the original) and many
... and of
course, films you really deplore?
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Wow, tough to say, I usually wonít go to see a movie that Iím not
interested in, wonít continue watching them, but Iíd have to say
Halloween: Season of the Witch, Signs and the latest Predator movie
Facebook, whatever else?
Facebook: Bryant Sohl - but my son has the
same name so make sure itís me,
Anyting else you're dying to
mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
appreciate the attention our old movies have received - if I would have
known then what Iím seeing now I would have probably pursued a career in