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Bryan Kreutz

Bryan Kreutz

(American film, television actor, Producer, Director, writer
Best known for his A Captain's Log Star Trek News/Talk show series)

Bryan Kreutz TV Pilot April-2017.jpg

Born September 30, 1977
St. Louis

St. Louis County, Missouri

Spouse Tiffany Kreutz

Bryan Earl Kreutz (born September 30, 1977) in St. Louis Missouri is an American actor, Television director, Television producer, and writer.

As an actor his most recognizable roles have been as Larry Thrunkleman on the Tom Green comedy film "Interviewing Monsters and Bigfoot" (2019) and Brody on the television series "Up on High Ground" (2014–2015), which he also directed and produced. He is a presenter as the lead host for the Star Trek news and interviews TV Talk Show "A Captain's Log". As the executive producer and show runner, Kreutz TV series "Up on High Ground" was nominated for best television series in 2020 by Roku Detaron TV awards. As producer, of "A Captain's Log" Kreutz is also the winning recipient of the best television series in 2021 by Roku Detaron TV awards along with the Best Director/Writer award the same year.

Television shows and pilots

Starting in September 2009 and in less than 4 months Kreutz began the concept of spearheading the launch of transitioning the long running Crawford Broadcasting radio program "The Revolution Radio" from radio into a Television format for a TV pilot. [1] Premiering in 2010 he directed and produced all 36 episodes of the Christian Television Network affiliate TV program Revolution 618 in which he also played an integral part of creating the concept of the St. Louis based network TV talk show.

In 2011 during the 1st season of the Christian Television Network program Rescued Nation, producers Arlington Lane and Bryan Kreutz shopped a number of other game show format TV pilots to production companies. Notably one was presented as an opportunity from KissMedia Limited Executive Producer Howard Huntridge with rights from Fremantle Media for pitching a version of the unsold U.K. TV Pilot game show titled "On a Roll". The game show was already recorded in July 2006 on the set of Joe Pasquale's The Price is Right UK, and featured English television presenter Greg Scott. [2] Ultimately the pilot had to be sold and re-shot by a U.S. based production company, mainly because of the climate in the U.K. while at the time, many of Britain's most popular TV game shows were under fire and threatened to be forced off the air, after regulators launched a probe into whether they constitute gambling, according to gambling watchdog claims and timing for the pilot in 2012. [3] The U.S. based "On a Roll" sets were fully constructed with designs from Kreutz, but never materialized into a production deal. Kreutz, who like Huntridge, began producing the pilot TV show art in the U.S.,inventing shows and selling them to the national networks, would not succeed in this reverse style of a U.K. show selling in the U.S. However, using some of the unused set pieces, Kreutz would go on to produce and have a bit acting role in the Garden Grove California Indie fest USA short film "To Inflict" garnering an audience award for most well received new film.

Up on High Ground

The series co-creator Bryan Kreutz, (Left) would make an occasional appearance as the character Brody in between directing and producing "Up on High Ground"

Kreutz co-created the family and faith based TV series Up on High Ground, directing many of the episodes and playing the video gamer neighbor character Brody. Along with Brayden Patterson and Joe McGettigan, Kreutz produced the series and was a lead writer. [4] The series ran on several The CW TV affiliates in syndication and Pure Flix from 2014-2015. Upon the completion of the nine episode series run, Kreutz had directed over 60 TV episodes, including two TV talk shows, his first being Revolution 618. All 9 episodes of the Up on High Ground series were solely written or co-written by Kreutz and Lec Zorn, with the exception of the pilot episodes co-written by Joanna Ferbrache. [5]

A Captain's Log

The most recent and currently in production talk show Kreutz is producing, is titled "A Captain's Log". Kreutz is the talk show host interviewing numerous Star Trek celebrities. "A Captain's Log", which is a 2021 award nominated TV/Pilot as best web series recipient from the Rome Independent Prisma awards, also won 3 awards the same year from the Roku Channel Detaron TV awards. The three awards were for Best TV Series, Best Director/ Writer-Bryan Kreutz, and Best Actress: TV Series Lili Fox-Lim. The series features Bryan Kreutz himself as host alongside Lili Fox-Lim as co-host and the animated character Rogg. Notable interview guests include, Gary Graham, J.G. Hertzler, Robert O'Reilly, Rachael Ancheril, Marc Okrand, Dennis Madalone, and 7-time Prime time Emmy Award winning visual effects producer Dan Curry. The program airs in 14 television markets and on the Roku Chanel.


Kreutz has voiced over 100 radio commercials, many as promos for radio stations and national products. As an on screen actor his career has opened up many television commercial spokesman opportunities front-lining him on national cable TV commercials for Fidelity Communications and for the Sono Bello product TriSculpt. The Sono Bello TriSculpt "Is This Fat?" ad was one of the longest running weight loss campaigns in domestic television history, airing for over two years as a sixty second commercial. In it's first two weeks from November 25, 2019 thru December 6, 2019 the ad reached nearly 7 Million TV impressions (households) as 82 National airings with Kreutz as the lead actor speaking.

Personal life and career

Bryan Kreutz is the middle child of three children from parents Walter Kreutz, a career Boeing aircraft secret clearance deployment specialist and Pamela Kreutz. With his mother Pamela being an Assemblies of God Sunday school superintendent, Kreutz was raised in an Assemblies of God church and still practices the faith today.

Kreutz graduated from Broadcast Center in St. Louis Missouri in 1998, taking broadcast communications courses, in particular, elective play-by-play hockey courses sharing hands on broadcast internships, notably with future NHL announcer Dan Kelly Jr. Finishing up college he voiced play-by-play games with Kelly on location at the The St. Louis Sting U.S. Junior A hockey club. Having a liking for not just announcing hockey, but playing it as well Kreutz landed his first on-air radio position at sister stations WJRE and WKEI a CBS affiliate just outside of Peoria Illinois immediately after college with a two hour Saturday morning call in coaches show. While there at WKEI, Kreutz was the high school football and basketball play-by-play voice interning regularly with United Hockey League clubs in Quad Cities Iowa and St. Charles Missouri. After leaving the CBS News Radio affiliate WKEI in 1999, Kreutz trained with several pro NHL hockey players in scrimmages and practice games, eventually breaking into semi-pro ice hockey in the early 2000's with the St.Louis Shock of Hockey North America. [6]

In 2001-2002 Kreutz continued as an announcer for the St. Charles Cyclones in the North American Football League and eventually onto KJSL in 2005 where he did voice-overs and produced two radio shows that led to TV talk shows in "Revolution 618" and "Rescued Nation TV". Kreutz was also the exclusive St. Louis area radio voice for a Star Trek news segment on "The Bob Wells show" a Christian Conservative talk radio show as a Co-Producer.

As an actor with talent agency reps in both the Midwest and L.A., doing voice-overs for radio led to doing TV commercials and eventually on screen acting in film. Kreutz landed a substantial speaking role as the TV host named Larry Thrunkleman, in the comedy feature film “Interviewing Monsters and Bigfoot”. [7] Larry and his talk show featuring the The Jerry Ford Band with Kreutz interviewing the supposed Big Foot himself who is being pursued by Tom Green's character and “Survivorman” Les Stroud. The film was shot in Cape Girardeau, Missouri near where Kreutz was residing at the time. Kreutz has been in a number of small bit acting roles in Hollywood since moving near the area in 2016 and is also a frequent charity event contributor.

The orange carpet "Celebrity Walk MS Kickoff Event" in West Hollywood with Bryan Kreutz and Billy Patricks and Jessalyn Wanlim and John Haegele in 2016

Kreutz currently resides just southeast of Los Angeles California in Temecula with his wife Tiffany and their three children.



  • Note: Films notated with additionally have a 'produced by' credit for Kreutz via his company Brayden Patterson Productions LLC.
Year Title Role/Notes Credit
2012 The Apprentice Puppeteer Man in Red Credited as Bryan Kreutz[8]
2013 To Inflict Coffee customer commenter Also producer and Story by Credited as Bryan Kreutz
Hercules: The Brave and the Bold Hades Also third assistant director Credited as Bryan Kreutz[9]
2017 The Layover (film) Spit Bag Passenger Uncredited[8]
2018 East Plains: Get Out! Parade Goer Credited as Bryan Kreutz
2019 Interviewing Monsters and Bigfoot Larry Thrunkleman Credited as Bryan Kreutz
2020 The Empty Man (film) Coroner Uncredited
2022 Cheaper by the Dozen Pompous pool dad Uncredited
'Father Stu Bar Patron Uncredited


  • Note: Films notated with additionally have a 'produced by' credit for Kreutz via FourWorlds or his company Brayden Patterson Productions LLC.
Year Title Role Notes Credit
2014-2015 Up on High Ground Brody Vanderschmidt Also director, Producer, and Writer Credited as Bryan Kreutz[10]
2016 Life with Jess Santosh (Voice) Also story by and producer Credited as Bryan Kreutz[11]
Nova (TV Series) Himself Credited as Bryan Kreutz[12]
2018 Let's Make a Deal Self - Contestant Credited as Bryan Kreutz
2019 Ghost Adventures Postmaster TV Series documentary Uncredited
2021 Drama Club Assistant Coach 2 Episodes Credited as Bryan Kreutz
Curb Your Enthusiasm Hotel Coffee drinker Uncredited
The Shrink Next Door Cemetery Groundskeeper Uncredited
Colin in Black & White Hotel lobby baseball coach Uncredited
A Captain's Log Self - Host presenter 24 Episodes Also co-director, Producer, and Writer Credited as Bryan Kreutz
Industry Innovators Self TV Series documentary Credited as Bryan Kreutz
2022 The Terminal List Pedestrian Uncredited

Television Talk shows as Director

Year Title Notes Credit
2010 Revolution 618 Also Producer and Writer Credited as Bryan Kreutz[8]
2011 Rescued Nation TV Also Producer and Writer Credited as Bryan Kreutz[8]
2021 A Captain's Log Also Producer and Writer Credited as Bryan Kreutz

External links

  • 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Bryan Kreutz. beaufortcountynow (2012). Retrieved on 2 February 2018.
  • Bryan Kreutz. Imperial Leader Newspaper via Intense Face Boss archives (2013). Retrieved on 2 February 2018.
  • Bryan Kreutz. InsideSTL (2014). Retrieved on 2 February 2018.
  • Bryan Kreutz. Internet Movie Database (2016). Retrieved on 2 February 2018.
  • Bryan Kreutz. PBS (2016). Retrieved on 2 February 2018.