Nathan Purdee Signs On
Nathan Purdee Joins Cast of Tainted Dreams
Popular Veteran One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless Star Plays Network Executive in Tainted Dreams
NEW YORK CITY, August 2, 2013 –Popular Veteran One Life to Live (“Hank Gannon”) and The Young and the Restless (“Nathan Hastings”) star Nathan Purdee has signed on to play “Ethan Washington,” a network President of Daytime TV in the new webseries from NYC Brand Productions, Tainted Dreams. According to series creator and executive producer, Sonia Blangiardo, “I needed someone with gravitas and experience playing strong, uber-confident men, and Nathan Purdee was at the top of my list. We are very fortunate to have Nathan join our cast.” Blangiardo goes on to say, “The character of ‘Ethan Washington’ is overconfident, never in doubt, a real force to be reckoned with, feared by other executives, actors, and crew.”
No stranger to playing powerful, tough men in film, television and theatre, Nathan Purdee most recently appeared as a Congressman in Netflix’s megahit House of Cards. Purdee is best known to soap fans as “Hank Gannon,” the no-nonsense Llanview District Attorney on One Life to Livefrom 1992-2003. Prior to that, Purdee played reformed mobster turned private investigator “Nathan Hastings, Sr.” on The Young and the Restless from 1984-1992.
Since moving to New York in 1992, Purdee has had the lead roles in two independent films and begun his own production company, KARMIC RELEASE, LTD. He served as Executive Producer on his first film, Wallowitch& Ross: This Moment heralded as “one of the outstanding documentaries of the year” by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Purdee most recently appeared as “Buster Neal” in the stage production of The Legend of Buster Neal, a play by Brooklyn playwright Jackie Alexander, and directed by Jackie Alexander at the Billie Holiday theatre and at the 2011 National Black Theatre Festival.
When not working as an actor on stage and screen, Purdee works as a recurring Actor/Trainer for John J College for Criminal Justice, which has created and promotes a program dedicated to training the graduating New York Police Recruits and various other law enforcement officials in community relations and non aggressive alternatives in dealing with EDP's (Emotionally Disturbed Persons).
In Pennsylvania, Purdee earned his photography degree and has studied at ICP in New York City. Most recently, Purdee studied with legendary photographer, Lucien Clergue at his workshop in Provence, France. Purdee has also been mentored by photographer Howard Schatz.
Purdee shoots with a medium format Hasselblad and a 35mm Nikon film and Digital cameras. His works include Landscapes, Architecture, Portraits and Fine Art. Purdee’s extensive travel has allowed him to build a body of work that includes many interesting locations and people. He has photographed for publishers Simon and Shuster, “Confederacy of Silence,” American Photo Magazine, The World Tribune Press, The San Francisco Herald, and for music distributor Siahson, SYLVER.
Nathan Purdee joins Tainted Dreams’ all-star cast which includes Alicia Minshew (All My Children), Terri Ivens (All My Children), Grant Aleksander (Guiding Light), Kelley Menighan Hensley (As the World Turns), Walt Willey (All My Children), Bobbie Eakes (All My Children andThe Bold and the Beautiful), Natalia Livingston (General Hospital), Marnie Schulenburg (As the World Turns), Michael Lowry (All My Children), Austin Peck (Days of our Lives), Colleen Zenk (As the World Turns), Larkin Malloy (Edge of Night and All My Children), Ilene Kristen (Ryan’s Hope and One Life to Live), Tonja Walker (General Hospital and One Life to Live), James DePaiva (One Life to Live), Dina Manzo (Dina’s Party and Real Housewives of New Jersey), Anthony Wilkinson (My Big Gay Italian Wedding and the new My Big Gay Italian Funeral), Lisa Marie Varon (IMPACT WRESTLING) and “Mr. PEC-Tacular” Jessie Godderz (IMPACT WRESTLINGand Big Brother).
Tainted Dreams began filming July 29 and shoots for 2 weeks in and around New York City. Winter 2014 is the anticipated premiere date for Tainted Dreams. NYC Brand Productions is still in negotiations on distribution for Tainted Dreams. Details on where you can view the series will be announced as soon as they are available.
About NYC BRAND PRODUCTIONS: NYC Brand Productions is a New York-based full-service company dedicated to producing high quality, original television, Internet, video and live theatrical shows. For more information on NYC BRAND PRODUCTIONS, visithttp://nycbrandproductions.com. For more information on Tainted Dreams visitwww.tainteddreamstheseries.com