Brandon Buddy has played the contract role of Cole Thornhart since October 10, 2006.
Before the age of 18, Brandon's acting career consisted solely of a role in a high school production of Guys & Dolls for which his sister had forced him to audition. While in San Antonio, though, he met a manager who encouraged him to move to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.
Fairly new to the cast, Buddy has an older sister, Kristin, and a younger step-brother, Max. He was born in Round Rock, Texas and was born in November, 1985.