Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Sea­son 1 (*194) 20:30 Sci-fi Brett Dal­ton’s got a five-year gap on his act­ing CV be­tween 2007 and 2012 where he did pretty much noth­ing. But that changed in Novem­ber 2012 when he was cast as one of TV’s new­est he­roes: Agent Grant Ward in su­per­hero ac­tion se­ries Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013-cur­rent).

He only ever wanted to act. While 1

study­ing drama at the Univer­sity Of Cal­i­for­nia in 2009, Brett was cast in the stage play of Jack Nicholson’s iconic 1975 movie One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and in 2011 he earned his Mas­ters de­gree in Fine Arts at Yale.

Of his co-stars, Brett says that he 2

“loves Coul­son (Clark Gregg) the most. The rea­son we have this show is be­cause fans loved Coul­son so much [in the Marvel movies, 2008-cur­rent]. Clark is a re­ally good guy”.

He hasn’t al­ways been a chis­elled 3

hot­tie though. Be­fore beef­ing up with yoga, car­dio and gym­ming, Brett ad­mits to wear­ing sweater vests and glasses. “I was far from cool,” he says.

He loves his broody role, say­ing, “I 4

thought of Ward as this sort of boy scout, the guy who knows all the stuff, but just doesn’t get along with peo­ple.” Not that Brett has that is­sue – he’s quite the peo­ple per­son and went to clown camp dur­ing his high school years. The only thing he can’t do “is ride a uni­cy­cle and jug­gle. It’s not my thing,” he laughs.

Brett’s also a dot­ing dad, hav­ing 5

mar­ried movie cos­tume de­signer Melissa Trn in 2015 af­ter six years of dat­ing. They have a four-year-old daugh­ter named Sylvia.

So what’s the best part of work6

ing on a Marvel se­ries? Brett grins and says, “Get­ting red-car­pet pre­mière in­vites to the Marvel movies. Man, that stuff is great!”

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