Sunday, August 21, 2011

Loyola University grad Brian Treitler leaves his mark on 'True Blood'

Chalmette native Brian Treitler left New Orleans after college and moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.
It was a big, bold move back in 1999. A Brother Martin and Loyola University graduate, Treitler had one friend in L.A. with whom he could couch-surf until he got settled. She moved to Texas after two weeks.
“It was kind of scary at first,” he said. “Twelve years later, it’s a whole other ballgame.”
Tonight (August 21), Treitler makes the second of three appearances this season on the HBO smash “True Blood.”
It’s a small role, one of many he’s had on “Gilmore Girls,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Torchwood,” “Big Love” and other series.
But it’s memorable. Treitler plays a kind of vampire-stalking Bon Temps paparazzi who fuels a website with ambush videos of fanger bloodlust in action.

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