Brian Distance

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Brian Distance
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Baltimore, Maryland
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)

Brian Distance is an American television and film actor and Wall Street lawyer.[1][2][3] As an actor, he has starred in numerous episodic television, films, commercials, and off-Broadway productions. He is known for portraying the “tough-yet-honest” law enforcement officer.[4][5][6]

Distance has appeared in many television episodics such as FBI, NCIS: New Orleans, NOS4A2, Billions, Bull, Blindspot, 30 Rock, and House of Cards.[7] Further, Distance has co-starred in several major studio film projects such as Green Book (which won several Academy and other theatrical awards),[8] Tower Heist, Side Effects, Law Abiding Citizen, and How Do You Know. [9]

Early life and education

Distance was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Loyola High School - Blakefield and later graduated in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from Marquette University.[10] He completed his law studies at Tulane University Law School. He was inclined towards acting at an early age and cultivated his passion for theatre by acting in various plays during his primary, secondary and high school days.

Distance had a close encounter witnessing the terrorist attacks of September 11th, in New York City. That incident led him to leave his Wall Street job at that time and pursue his career as an actor. Thereafter, he enrolled at the prestigious William Esper Studio (NYC) and graduated from its Two-year Professional Actor Training Program.


As an actor, Distance started his journey after graduating from the William Esper Studio. Since then he has acted in numerous episodic television, commercials, films, stage, and off-Broadway productions. He is best known for his role in the multi Oscar-winning and multi-Golden Globe-winning film “Green Book” and his recurring role as New Orleans Police Department Sergeant Gordon on the television series NCIS: New Orleans. Additionally, he has co-star appearances on Bull (CBS), City on a Hill (Showtime); NOS4A2 (AMC), House of Cards (Netflix), Billions (Showtime), Blindspot (NBC), The Mysteries of Laura (NBC), Daredevil (Netflix) and 30 Rock (NBC).[11]

Apart from his many successes on stage, film and television, Distance is an experienced structured finance lawyer who has worked for several major international investment banks such as Goldman Sachs, Barclays, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Morgan Stanley, UBS, and Credit Suisse.[12]



S. No. Year Title Role
1 2021 FBI Lt. John Franklin
2 2021 City on Hill Court Clerk
3 2020 NOS4A2 Police Officer
4 2020 Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector Bodyguard
5 2017 NCIS: New Orleans NOPD Sergeant Gordon
6 2017 Billions Home Aide
7 2016 Bull Mirror George
8 2016 Daredevil Collections Officer
9 2015 Blindspot Helipad Guard
10 2015 The Mysteries of Laura Visiting Room Guard
11 2015 Gotham Security Guard
12 2014 Under the Dome Guard
13 2013 House of Cards Frank security 1
14 2009 30 Rock Sportswriter
15 2014 Mozart in the Jungle
16 2013 Would You Fall for That? Doorman
17 2011 Onion SportsDome Beefy Guy
18 2010 Nurse Jackie Security Guard
19 2009 As the World Turns Philly Cop
20 2008 Amazing Sports Stories Don Newcombe
21 2008 Cashmere Mafia Spectator

Feature Films

S. No. Year Title Role
1 2018 Green Book Macon Cop
2 2017 Cuffs & Shield Officer Jackson
3 2017 $4.59 Police Officer
4 2016 Ace the Case Officer Blunt
5 2016 Guarding Grace
6 2013 Run Officer O’Donnell
7 2014 She is Funny That Way Police officer
8 2014 Rob the Mob Bailiff
9 2013 Side Effects Wards medical staff
10 2011 Tower Heist Tower Security guard
11 2011 Kings of Bushwick Wounded warrior
12 2010 How Do You Know US national team
13 2009 Law Abiding Citizen Nick’s Security Guard
14 2009 No Love in the City Politseyskiy


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  2. "Meet Brian Distance: Actor, Writer, Producer & Wall Street lawyer". SHOUTOUT LA. 19 April 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  3. "Brian Distance". Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  4. "Brian Distance | Apple TV". Apple TV. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  5. Donovan, Patrick. "Actor Brian Distance » UMOJA Magazine". UMOJA Magazine. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  6. "Brian Distance". Kinorium. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  7. "BrianDistance" (PDF). Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  8. Donovan, Patrick. "Actor Brian Distance – From NY City Attorney to Green Book, he's got what it takes | The Hollywood Times". thehollywoodtimes. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  9. "Brian Distance: Attorney & Actor | Tulanian". Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  10. Palines, Pam (26 November 2018). "Engineering his dreams". Medium. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  11. "Brian Distance". Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  12. "A Derivatives Lawyer and Award-Winning Actor Manages Complex Roles". Retrieved 7 September 2022.

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