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Charles Wyson plays Brad Cohen’s brother Jeff?

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

The young Jeff is being played by a boy named Charles Wyson. You might recognize him as the boy on Journeyman, which was on NBC. Charles was a very nice young man on the set. The scene that sticks out in my mind from the days we were on the set was when Dominic and Charles were fighting in the den area of our house and Dominic had to give Charles a wet willy. Of course this is what my brother and I did to each other often. But the funny thing about this is that they had to redo the scene so many times, Charles finally said, “Could Dominic please start giving me a wet willy in my other ear!” Of course he couldn’t because they had to stay consistent each time. You’ll see a picture here of Charles and Dominic practicing the fight scene.

My real brother, Jeff, and Charles enjoyed the time spent with each other.

Hallmark Hall of Fame Presents Brad Cohen’s Story

Friday, September 19th, 2008

 Take a look at the first promotional piece from the movie Front of the Class starring Patricia Heaton, Treat Williams and Jimmy Wolk on CBS.

Dominic Scott Kay plays the young Brad Cohen in Front of the Class

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

It is an honor to introduce to you Dominic Scott Kay. This 12 year old kid is amazing. It didn’t take long for the two of us to bond. He has an impressive resume playing Tom Cruise as a child in Minority Report, he was the voice of Wilbur in Charlotte’s Web which also starred Dakota Fanning, he was recently in Snow Buddies and was also in the Kevin Bacon film Loverboy. Not only does he act, but he is a writer and director and plays in a band.
Dominic does an amazing job for playing me as a 12 year old boy during a difficult time in my life. He too has my tics down pat. He has worked hard at perfecting the tics to be just right. Dominic is a hit on the set as everyone enjoys being around him. I know it must be tough acting for several hours then having to go into a classroom and learn academics. But Dominic doesn’t have a hard time juggling.
I told Dominic if he truly wanted to know what it was like to be Brad Cohen, then he needed to eat at Moe’s! Moe’s Southwest Grill is one of my favorite restaurants (I only eat there 1 or 2 times a week usually getting the same Joey Bag of Donuts!) Dominic said he loved burritos and he wasn’t kidding. He got a huge burrito and scarfed it down in 4 minutes. I finished at least 10 minutes after him. When people walk into Moe’s the people working there scream out “Welcome to Moe’s!!!!!” I told Dominic we needed to just scream it out even though nobody was coming in. Once we screamed out “Welcome to Moe’s” all the people working there began screaming out “Welcome to Moe’s” also. He is now official!
I know you will all love watching him in this movie…….Dominic will be a hit! Nancy and I have enjoyed getting to know Dominic and his family. They are all great. Cheers

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"Brad Cohen is a walking billboard for the idea of living positively. He is like a cold drink on a hot day--refreshing, energizing, and likely to put a smile on your face."
Tim Shriver - Chairman of Special Olympics

"I have observed the magic of Brad Cohen in the classroom. He has turned Tourette Syndrome into an asset, and his life into inspiration."
Senator Johnny Isakson, Georgia

"Brad Cohen's story is a triumph of hope, determination, will and relentless good humor."
Peter J. Hollenbeck, Ph.D., Professor and
Associate Head of Biological Sciences,
Purdue University

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