Brad Carter - Episode 316

Steve Cooper talks with Brad Carter. Brad is a multi-talented actor, musician and comedy writer who recently earned critical acclaim as incarcerated criminal Charlie Lange opposite Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey and Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson in the HBO Emmy nominated series True Detective. He also joined the final season of Kurt Sutter’s critically acclaimed FX series Sons of Anarchy in the recurring role of Leland Gruen opposite Charlie Hunnam and will soon star in SyFy’s new highly anticipated series Ascension. Additionally, he is soon to release his debut, self-produced studio album and in 2015 and he will share the silver screen with Johnny Depp in Warner Bros suspense thriller Black Mass. In 2014, he made history when he underwent Deep Brain Stimulation surgery in an effort to slow down the progression of his battle with Essential Tremor. The seven hour procedure, which he allowed to be filmed live, consisted of implanting electrodes into his thalamus to get relief from a Tremor disease that had plagued him for years. The video immediately went viral as he played the guitar during the seven hour procedure garnering hundreds of millions of views worldwide. In all, Brad had two brain surgeries and a 3rd surgery to implant the pacemaker in his chest.

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