Brandon J. Dirden is an award-winning American actor, best known for portraying Martin Luther King Jr.in the successful Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Robert Schenkkan’s All The Way opposite Bryan Cranston’s Lyndon B. Johnson.
A Morehouse and University of Illinois graduate, he is also known for appearing in plays such as Prelude to a Kiss and Clybourne Park. In 2012 he was awarded an OBIE and a Theatre World Award and was nominated for the Drama League and Lucille Lortell awards for his portrayal of Boy Willie in the Signature Theatre Company revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson.
Brandon can currently be seen on FX’s critically acclaimed hit series “The Americans” as FBI Agent Aderholt, Ed Burns’ “Public Morals” on TNT and soon to be seen in Baz Luhrmann’s new Netflix series “The Get Down”.
He has recently made his directorial debut with August Wilson’s Seven Guitars at Two River Theater.