Brad Kavanagh

Brad Kavanagh
Birth name Brad Lewis Kavanagh
Born (1992-08-21) 21 August 1992
Whitehaven, Cumbria, England
Origin British
Occupation(s) Actor, Singer-songwriter, TV presenter, Music Producer
Instruments Guitar, drums, piano, bass
Years active 2003–present

Brad Lewis Kavanagh (born 21 August 1992) is an English actor and singer-songwriter, originally from Whitehaven, Cumbria, and is best known for his role as Fabian Rutter in the Nickelodeon TV series House of Anubis.

Stage acting career

Brad Kavanagh started acting as a child in a local acting group in Cumbria before training at Scream Theatre School in Blackpool.[1] Here he became a huge success when he made his acting debut in the West End in Billy Elliot the Musical as Billy's best friend, Michael, at the age of 11. He still goes home from time to time and helps out at the acting group visiting old friends and watching new performances the acting group have created. He was a student at St Benedict's Catholic High School in Whitehaven.[2]

Television career

In 2008, Brad Kavanagh presented the talent competition, My School Musical, on Disney Channel UK.

In 2009, Kavanagh was on the Disney Channel UK presenting Undercover Coach, and featuring in My Camp Rock.[3] He presented the Jonas Brothers 3D Movie Premiere in the UK, which covered the UK premiere of the Jonas Brothers 3D Concert Experience on the morning of the release of the film. He was a judge on Hannah-Oke, an X Factor type game show where contestants and their families sing Hannah Montana songs.[4] He also appeared on American Disney Channel's Pass The Plate.[5]

In mid 2010, Kavanagh was cast as the lead male character, Fabian Rutter on the new Nickledoen TV show House of Anubis. Since his appearance on the show he has continued working for Nickelodeon doing various projects surrounding the success of the series. The Series premiered on 1 January 2011 and following the success of the first season, a second season was ordered where Kavanagh reprised his role as Fabian Rutter.

Kavanagh continued his work on the show once it was renewed for a third season, which began production in mid 2012 and premiered in January in the US.

On 21 May 2013, Nickelodeon announced a 90 minute special of House of Anubis titled, Touchstone of Ra which Kavanagh again reprised his role in.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
2008 As the Bell Rings Dylan First appeared in second season
My School Musical Himself Co-Presenter along with Samantha Dorrance
Disney Channel Games Himself Member of the green team Cyclones
2009 Pass the Plate Himself 1 episode
My Camp Rock Himself Host
Jonas Brothers: Live in London Himself
Undercover Coach Himself
Hannah-Oke Himself Judge
Jonas Brothers 3D Movie Premiere Himself
Life Bites Brad 4 episodes
2011 Dani's House Marco 1 episode
2011–13 House of Anubis Fabian Rutter Main role
2011 & 2013 Anubis Unlocked Himself
2013 Touchstone of Ra Fabian Rutter Main role
2015 Dani's Castle Tim 1 episode


Brad Kavanagh has recorded many songs, some of which can be found on his YouTube channel where he posts covers and original songs.[7] Some songs can be purchased on iTunes, while others can be found on YouTube. The earliest of his songs are: "As the Bell Rings" and "Right Time." Both were shown on a Disney channel at regular intervals throughout the day.

In April 2014 Brad performed in Showcase Live alongside Hollywood Ending. In October 2014 he will be opening for the band on their UK headliner tour, Punk A$$ Kids tour.[8]


Year Title Notes
2008 "As the Bell Rings" Written for the Disney program As the Bell Rings U.K.
"Right Time" Written by Tom Nichols.
"Here I Am" Cover of a song from the 2008 Disney movie Camp Rock.
2011 "We Shall Overcome" Featuring Tasie Dhanraj.
2012 "You I See" Written by Brad for use by his character on the second season of House of Anubis.
"Lego House" Cover of Ed Sheeran Original.
"Haven't Met You Yet" Cover of Michael Buble Original.
"Be Mine Tonight (Groove Me)" Written by Brad Kavanagh.
"Dynamite" Cover of Taio Cruz Original.
"Vultures" Cover of John Mayer Original.
"Waiting On The World To Change" Cover of John Mayer Original.
"Rose Garden" Cover of Nick Jonas and The Administration Original.
"Heartbreak Warfare" Cover of John Mayer Original.
"Always the Quiet Ones" Written by Brad Kavanagh, Rick Parkhouse & George Tizzard.
"Never Let Her Slip Away" Slow Cover of Andrew Gold Original.
2013 "One in a Million" Written by Brad Kavanagh.
"Window" Written by Brad Kavanagh.
"On My Mind" Written by Brad Kavanagh, Rick Parkhouse & George Tizzard.
"Right There" Cover of Ariana Grande Original.
"Story Of My Life" [9] Cover of One Direction Original.
"I Wish" Cover of Cher Lloyd Original.
"I See Fire" Cover of Ed Sheeran Original.
"Diana (from 'Midnight Memories')" Cover of One Direction Original.
"All I Want for Christmas is You" "Some of our favourite artists to appear on PopShack got together for one of the BEST Christmas covers ever."
"Say Something" feat. Laura Zocca Cover of Christina Aguilera Original.
"Heartbreaker" Cover of Justin Bieber Original.
2014 "Happy" Cover of Pharrell Williams Original.
"She Looks So Perfect" Cover of 5 Seconds of Summer Original.
"Money On My Mind" Cover of Sam Smith Original.
"Roar" Cover of Katy Perry Original.
"All Of Me" Cover of John Legend Original.
"Stay With Me" Cover of Sam Smith Original.
"The Man" Cover of Aloe Blacc Original.
"Sing" Cover of Ed Sheeran Original.
"Me and My Broken Heart" Cover by Rixton Original.
"Not a Bad Thing" Cover of Justin Timberlake Original.
"You & I" Cover of a One Direction Original.
"Problem" Cover of an Ariana Grande Original.
"No Place I'd Rather Be" Cover of a Clean Bandit Original.
"Good Kisser" Cover of an Usher Original.
"I Will Never Let You Down" Cover of a Rita Ora Original.
"Treasure" Cover of a Bruno Mars Original.
"Surrender (Love Is On Our Side)" A Brad Kavanagh Original.
"Love on Me" A Brad Kavanagh Original.
"She's Got a Hold On Me" A Brad Kavanagh Original.
"Risk I Can't Resist" A Brad Kavanagh Original.
"Rude" Cover of a Magic Original.
"I'm Not the Only One" Cover of a Sam Smith Original.
"Fireproof" Cover of a One Direction Original.
"Blame" Cover of a Calvin Harris Original.

Awards and Nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2012 Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards Favorite UK Actor House of Anubis Nominated [10]
2013 Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards Favorite UK TV Show House of Anubis Won [10]


  1. "Oscars are a Scream".
  2. McGowan, P (28 February 2006). "Billy Elliott star Brad shares in 'Oscar' glory". News & Star. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
  3. "Brad Goes Behind Scenes". Whitehaven News. 25 March 2009. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013.
  5. Archived from the original on 1 May 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. "NICKELODEON ANNOUNCES HOUSE OF ANUBIS SPECIAL, TOUCHSTONE OF RA". VIACOM. 22 May 2013. Archived from the original on 8 June 2013.
  7. Schoolgirl Charlotte Bradley lands role in Brad Kavanagh's video Daily Mirror, 12 March 2008
  8. "Brad Kavanagh on Twitter". Twitter.
  10. 1 2 "2016 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards". 2016 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.

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