Brian Bloom expressed an interest in acting at a young age when he appeared in several commercials, including one for Hi-C powdered drink crystals in the early 1980s. That experience paid off, and he was given his first major acting role at the age of 14, when he appeared as the young gangster Patrick "Patsy" Goldberg, in Sergio Leone's epic crime drama "Once Upon a Time in America," along with heavyweights like Robert De Niro and James Woods. His successful turn in that role, helped him land the part of the rebellious teen Dusty Donovan on the iconic daytime soap-opera "As the World Turns," a role he would keep until he was 18. After leaving that show, Bloom could be seen in a string of made-for-TV teen movies, like "Crash Course" in 1988, where he played cocky teenager and driver's-ed student Riko Konner, and "Desperate for Love" in 1989, which was based on a true story, playing popular student and murder victim Alex Cutler. From these early roles, he was able to build a solid career, appearing on TV programs such as the prime-time soap "Melrose Place" in 1994, and the prison drama "Oz" in 2001, as well as films like the 2006 crime picture "Smokin' Aces" and the action film "The A-Team" in 2010. Along with his extensive film and TV career, Bloom has contributed his voice to many popular video games, including "Splinter Cell: Double Agent," "Driver '76," and "Halo 3."