Thursday, April 30, 2015

'Days of our Lives' "Search for a Star" Winner Announced: Alexander Bruszt

Alexander Bruszt --Photo Credit: Ben Symons/2015
Foxtel's Arena channel,Corday Productions Inc. and Sony Pictures Television have announced the winner of the Days of our Lives "Search for a Star" competition is established Sydney actor Alexander Bruszt.

Alexander, 32, one of over 300 actors who entered Arena's online competition, has been chosen after flying to Los Angeles last week to screen test with two other finalists, for the chance of a lifetime to star on the iconic series.

Alexander will pay the role of Fynn, a handsome, rugged Australian doctor who arrives in Salem to do his residency, specifically to gain skills as a surgeon, working under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian).

Alexander started out in the acting world at age 16 joining an agency and ending up on the set of Australia’s most popular drama series Home and Away, which has started the careers of actors such as Chris Hemsworth, Melissa George, Simon Baker, Guy Pearce and the late Heath Ledger to name a few, a week later. His other television credits include various hosting roles including his two-year hosting role of Super Simpsons Live on Foxtel’s FOX8 with Amy Erbacher and hosting Foxtel’s RA surf show. His movie credits include lead roles in short films Overdrawn, The Brother, Room With View and supporting role in Little Black Dress as well as being a familiar face in over 100 commercials.

Alexander will return to Los Angeles in May to shoot his episodes, which will hit our screens in Australia for the first time in November culminating during the show’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Days of our Lives is set in the fictitious Midwestern town of Salem, populated with the Brady, Horton and DiMera families, and the multi-layered storylines involve elements of romance, adventure, mystery, comedy and drama. In true Days of our Lives style, Bruszt's character Fynn will find things are shaken up the first day he arrives.

"This has been the most amazing time for me," Bruszt said. "I could have only dreamed of a role like this and I am looking forward to this opportunity to work with such an incredibly talented cast and crew on such an internationally respected daytime drama."

Co-Executive Producer Greg Meng said, "After seeing the amazing range of talented submissions we received from Australia, we’re thrilled to welcome Alexander Bruszt to our Days family. We can’t wait for fans to see what kind of trouble he’ll be stirring up in Salem."

Days of our Lives airs Express from the US at 12.50 p.m. weekdays on Arena. Arena provides weekly Days omnibus catch up on Sunday mornings from 7-11.30 a.m. ET.

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