Braeden Lemasters
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Lemasters during a concert in 2019
Braeden Matthew Lemasters

(1996-01-27) January 27, 1996 (age 26)
  • Actor
  • musician
  • singer
Years active2005–present
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Associated acts

Braeden Matthew Lemasters (born January 27, 1996)[1] is an American actor, musician, and voice actor, known for his role as Albert Tranelli in the TNT comedy-drama series Men of a Certain Age. He has made guest appearances in several television series such as, Criminal Minds, ER, House, Grey's Anatomy and Amazon Prime Video's The Romanoffs. He is also the lead guitarist and singer for the American alternative rock band Wallows.

In films, Lemasters has appeared in the thriller film The Stepfather (2009), the romantic comedy film Easy A (2010), the family comedy film A Christmas Story 2 (2012) and the horror film Totem (2017).

Early life

Braeden Matthew Lemasters was born in Warren, Ohio, to Dave and Michelle Lemasters. He has an older brother, Austin. When he was young his family moved to Santa Clarita, California, so that he could pursue a career in acting. He grew up listening to The Beatles and learned how to play guitar.[2]



Lemasters began his acting career at the age of 9, playing the role of Frankie in an episode of Six Feet Under (2005).[3] In 2006, he played the role of a child with Autism syndrome in the medical drama television series House. Subsequently he had minor roles in Criminal Minds, ER, and The Closer. In 2007, he appeared as Jacob Marshall-LaHaye in the Christian drama television film Love's Unending Legacy, for which he earned his first Young Artist Award nomination. Later that year he was featured in Sacrifices of the Heart, Life, Grey's Anatomy and Wainy Days.

From 2009, Lemasters starred as Albert Tranelli in the series Men of a Certain Age[4] for which he was nominated best performance in a TV series in the 32nd Young Artist Awards. He was in the show for two seasons until it ended in 2011.[5] He also had a supporting role in the 2009 remake of The Stepfather, which received negative reviews from critics and grossed over $31 million.[6][7]

In 2010 he appeared in the teen romantic comedy film Easy A, as the young version of Penn Badgley's character Todd. The following year, he starred as Ralphie Parker in the sequel film of A Christmas Story.[8]

From 2013-2014, Lemasters starred as Victor McAllister in ABC's Betrayal.[9][10] The next year in 2015, Lemasters starred in the horror comedy film R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls with Dove Cameron and Tiffany Espensen. The film was based on the novel by R.L. Stine of the same name. In 2017, Lemasters was cast as Trevor in the second season of teen psychological thriller web series T@gged. He reprised the role again in the third season of the series.[11][2] In 2018, he starred in the adventure comedy drama Flock of Four, in which he played Joey Grover, a talented amateur pianist in 1950s Pasadena.[12][13]


In addition to acting, Lemasters is also a singer and lead guitarist for the band Wallows with Cole Preston (drums), and Dylan Minnette (singer, guitar).[14] The band won the Battle Of The Bands Contest (2010) sponsored by radio station KYSR in 2010 and played on the 2011 Vans Warped Tour. They have since performed at several popular Los Angeles venues including the Roxy Theater and Whisky a Go Go.

The band began releasing songs independently in April 2017 starting with "Pleaser", which reached number two on the Spotify Global Viral 50 chart.

In 2018, Wallows signed a deal with Atlantic Records and released their major label debut EP, Spring, including singles "Pictures of Girls" and "These Days".[15] They performed "Pictures of Girls" on The Late Late Show with James Corden on May 8, 2018.[16] The band released their debut studio album, Nothing Happens in 2019, which featured the hit single "Are You Bored Yet?"[17][18] In 2020, they released their second EP Remote.[19] The band released their sophomore album "Tell Me That It's Over" in March 2022.[20]




Film appearances by Braeden Lemasters
2008Beautiful LoserJake
2009The StepfatherSean Harding
2010Easy A8th Grade Todd
2012A Christmas Story 2Ralphie ParkerDirect-to-video film
2018Flock of FourJoey Grover


Television appearances by Braeden Lemasters
2005Six Feet UnderFrankieEpisode: "Eat a Peach"
2006Criminal MindsEric FisherEpisode: "Poison"
2006ERSeanEpisode: "The Gallant Hero and the Tragic Victor"
2006The CloserCharlie HubbardEpisode: "Blue Blood"
2006HouseAdamEpisode: "Lines in the Sand"
2007Sacrifices of the HeartYoung RyanTV movie
2007Love's Unending LegacyJacob MarshallTV movie
2007LifeTyler HawleyPilot
2007Grey's AnatomyBrianEpisode: "Physical Attraction... Chemical Reaction"
2007Wainy DaysYoung David2 episodes
2008Law & Order: Special Victims UnitDavid ZelinskyEpisode: "Unorthodox"
2008Eli StoneBrian SwainEpisode: "Father Figure"
2008Ghost WhispererMichael WilkinsEpisode: "Stranglehold"
2008Saving GraceTommy WardEpisode: "It's a Fierce, White-Hot, Mighty Love"
2008Cold CaseSeth Lundgren '69Episode: "One Small Step"
2008Chasing a DreamCamTV movie
2009NCISNoah TaffetEpisode: "Hide and Seek"
2009–2011Men of a Certain AgeAlbert
2010The Haney ProjectRayEpisode: "Mental Breakdown"
2011R.L. Stine's The Haunting HourRobEpisode: "The Hole"
2012Wedding BandShaneEpisode: "Get Down on It"
2013–2014BetrayalVictor McAllister13 episodes
2015R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of SoulsKellenTV movie
201611.22.63Mike Coslaw2 episodes
2016The Price Is RightHimself1 episode
2017–2018T@ggedTrevor17 episodes: recurring (season 2), main (season 3)
2018The RomanoffsAndrewEpisode: "The Royal We"
2018; 2019The Late Late Show with James CordenHimselfPerforming alongside his band Wallows
2019The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2020Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Video games

List of voice and dubbing performances in video games
YearTitleVoice RoleNotesRef.
2006ThrillvilleChild Male 1[21]
2007Thrillville: Off the RailsSequel of Thrillville[22]

Awards and nominations

2008CAMIE AwardsTelevision - Made for TV MovieLove's Unending LegacyWon
Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Supporting Young ActorNominated[23]
2009Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young ActorLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitNominated[24]
2011Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young ActorMen of a Certain AgeNominated[25]
Peabody AwardsWon[26]


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  2. ^ a b "Exclusive Interview: Pop Culturalist Chats with T@gged's Braeden Lemasters". Pop-Culturalist. 24 December 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-17. Retrieved 2009-10-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Lowry, Brian (30 November 2010). "Men of a Certain Age". Variety. Retrieved 28 January 2022.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (15 July 2011). "TNT Cancels 'Men Of A Certain Age'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
  6. ^ "The Stepfather (2009): Reviews". Metacritic. CBS. Retrieved 2010-03-08.
  7. ^ "The Stepfather (2009)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 31 January 2022.
  8. ^ Chaney, Jen (15 August 2012). "'A Christmas Story 2' actually happened?". Washington Post.
  9. ^ Goodman, Tim (29 September 2013). "Betrayal: TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter.
  10. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (12 September 2013). "'Southland' Alum Heads to ABC's 'Betrayal'". The Hollywood Reporter.
  11. ^ Spangler, Todd (28 November 2018). "AwesomenessTV's 'T@gged' Season 3 Premiere Date Set on Hulu". Variety. Retrieved 28 February 2022.
  12. ^ Abele, Robert (12 April 2018). "Well-intended jazz drama 'Flock of Four' awkwardly addresses cultural appropriation". The Morning Call. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  13. ^ THR Staff (9 April 2018). "'Flock of Four': Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  14. ^ "Meet Wallows, a young rock band worth your time in 2019". Los Angeles Times. March 22, 2019. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  15. ^ "Wallows Debut EP Spring Available Now On Atlantic Records". Atlantic Records Press. April 6, 2018. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  16. ^ Cummings-Grady, Mackenzie (May 9, 2018). "Wallows Shreds During Debut TV Performance On 'The Late Late Show': Watch". Billboard. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  17. ^ "Wallows Debut Album Nothing Happens Available Now via Atlantic Records". Atlantic Records Press. March 22, 2019. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  18. ^ Rancilio, Alicia (March 22, 2019). "After a Decade, Wallows Finally Releases Band's First Album". AP News.
  19. ^ "Wallows Announce "Remote" EP Out October 23". Atlantic Records Press. September 9, 2020. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  20. ^ "Wallows announce album 'Tell Me That It's Over' and share single 'Especially You'". NME. 4 February 2022. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  21. ^ "Thrillville (2006 video game)". LucasArts Entertainment Company. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  22. ^ "Thrillville: Off the Rails". LucasArts Entertainment Company. 9 October 2007. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  23. ^ "29th Annual Awards 2008". The Young Artist Foundation. 2008. Archived from the original on July 5, 2008. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  24. ^ "Young Artist Awards (2009)". IMDb. Retrieved 28 February 2022.
  25. ^ "32nd Annual Young Artist Awards – Nominations / Special Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2011. Archived from the original on August 8, 2013. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  26. ^ "Complete 70th Annual Peabody Awards (May 23, 2011)". The Peabody Awards. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2022.

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