Brian Hargrove

Brian Hargrove

Brian Hargrove received a BFA from the UNC at Chapel Hill and went on to graduate from the Julliard Theatre Center. He began his career as an actor at the Public Theatre in "How It All Began", followed by a Shakespeare in the Park production of "Henry IV, part I." He worked off-Broadway at the WPA in Tennessee Williams' "Vieux Carre," and at the Manhattan Theatre Club in "The Three Sisters." In regional theatre, he played Cis Farringdon in "The Magistrate" at the Huntington Theatre in Boston, Glendower in "Henry IV" at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, Mozart in "Amadeus" at A.C.T in Seattle, and many roles at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, where he was a company member under the artistic direction of Liviu Ciulei. Also, during this period, he did about a gazillion television commercials and served as president of Merely Players, a playwriting group in NYC. Then, he went to Hollywood to write for television.

He and his former writing partner, Jack Kenny, have written for the TV shows "Dave's World," "Caroline in the City," "Holding The Baby," and "Maggie." Along with Christopher Titus, they created the television show "Titus" on Fox. He executive produced "Wanda at Large" for FOX, starring Wanda Sykes, and created a half-hour comedy for TBS called "Nora." Brian also wrote the book "My Life as a Dog" with Moose, the dog that played Eddie on the television show Frasier - which was sold to NBC as a television movie. In addition, he co-wrote with Greg Pierce, a new narration for Camille Saint-Saëns' - "Carnival of the Animals" - which was performed at the Hollywood Bowl. "It Shoulda Been You" was part of the National Association of Musical Theatre's (NAMT) 2009 presentations, and has had productions at The George Street Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ and The Village Theatre in Issaquah, WA.

In addition, he has written a new musical with composer Sam Davis about the relationship between a man, a woman, his penis and her vagina called "his & hers," and a drama called "The Expat," about a man who has decided to break all Ten Commandments and still has one left to break.

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