Brad Hawkins and Mike Hollander were two of the members of “VR Troopers.” They talk about the “Power Rangers”-inspired, cult classic show and what they are doing now.
Video Content: Brad Hawkins and Mike Hollander (2017)
Recorded at Colossus Con, SIDEWALKS host Richard R. Lee talks to Brad Hawkins and Mike Hollander, former stars of the syndicated Saban’s “VR Troopers” (1994–1996) series. They talked about getting the roles, the best and worst part in doing “VR Troopers,” and what they are doing now.
Born in Plano, Texas, actor, singer, and martial artist Brad Hawkins is best known playing Ryan Steele in “VR Troopers.” He played Tyler Hart in the miniseries “Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story” for CBS and was seen in the films “ Shredder” and “Boyhood.” He also guest-starred in many popular TV shows, including “Prison Break,” “Monk,” “Charmed,” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” Hawkins was a country music singer, whose song, “We Lose,” became a No. 1 video hit on Country Music Television and Great American Country country music television channels.
Mike Hollander played JB Reese (under the name Michael Bacon) on “VR Troopers.” While he started in acting and martial arts, he is now a 3D Character Animator for Video Games and Feature Film. Currently, he works as Senior Animator at Telltale Games, with past positions at Rhythm & Hues and Sony Pictures Imageworks. Some of his past projects Hollander was involved in included “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,” “Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem 3D,” “Hotel Transylvania,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” “Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series,” “Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series,” “The Walking Dead: Michonne,” and “Batman: The Telltale Series.”
Video Content: Show Drop segment with the cast of “VR Troopers”
Recorded: April 8, 2017
Host / Producer / Editor: Richard R. Lee
Videographer: J.P. Langston
Photographer: Rebeca Zuniga
Special Thanks To: Colossus Girl Entertainment, Saban Entertainment, Toei Company, Ltd., Telltale Games, Richard Linklater, Jason David Frank