Pierson Dane Fodé (born November 6, 1991) is an American actor, Internet personality, and model. He is known for his roles as Brooks on Disney Channel's Jessie and Ely in the 2015 romantic comedy film Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List, alongside Victoria Justice. His most current work includes portraying the role of Thomas Forrester on the CBS drama series The Bold and the Beautiful. Fodé exited this role in 2017, but returned for a few episodes in 2018.
Fodé in August 2015
Pierson Dane Fodé
November 6, 1991
Moses Lake, Washington, U.S.
Fodé was born in Moses Lake, Washington, a small town in eastern Washington, to Ron and Robin. He has two older brothers, Preston and Payton, and a younger sister, Pharron. He grew up there with his family on a farm. At the age of 13, when he was still in high school, he founded Pierced Productions, in which he produced over 20 short films, wrote and played the lead role. After graduating from high school with an AA from college, he set off for his acting career at the age of 18. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
Fodé was under contract with Seattle Talent until 2011 and then he moved to Wilhelmina Models. As a model, he received several awards such as Star of the Year, Best Runway Walk, Best Fashion Print Photos, Best Scene Performance, Best TV Commercial Read Beauty and Best Smile.
He made his acting debut in 2012 in the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly, where he appeared as Todd. In the same year, he received the YouTube Soap Opera Award for the lead role of Jared in Runaways, the web series running for two seasons. He then served in the television film Wrath of God: Confrontation as Kruger and in a guest role in Hello Ladies.
From 2013 to 2014, he played the role of Blazer in the web series Storytellers. In 2014 he was in the lead role of Trevor in the horror film Indigenous, which was published on the Tribeca Film Festival. Also in 2014, he stand for the film Kill Game and Drag Worms in front of the camera. That same year, he played the role of Brooks in the Disney Channel series Jessie take over. In 2015, he starred opposite Victoria Justice as Ely in the romantic comedy film Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List. In 2015 he took over the role of Thomas Forrester on the CBS Daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. On September 7, 2017, Soap Opera Digest announced that Fodé would depart the role of Thomas; he made his last appearance on September 13, 2017. On the evening of February 16, 2018, it was announced that Fodé would reprise his portrayal of Thomas for a short-term storyline; he'll begin making appearances on March 9, 2018.
|2015||Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List||Ely|
|2020||It's Time||Brad Gaines|
|2012||iCarly||Todd||Episode: "iHalfoween"; deleted scene|
|2012||Wrath of God: Confrontation||Kruger||Television film|
|2013||Hello Ladies||Bartender||Episode: "Pool Party"|
|2014–2015||Jessie||Brooks Wentworth III||5 episodes|
|2014||The Assault||Reed||Television film|
|2015–2018||The Bold and the Beautiful||Thomas Forrester||Main role|
|2018||Hit the Floor||Chris Banks||Episode: "Bad Blood"|
|2019||Dynasty||Joel Turner||Episode: "A Used Up Memory"|
|2012||Runaways||Jared Slater||13 episodes|
|2018||Real Bros of Simi Valley||Yonder||Episode: "Under Yonder"|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series||The Bold and the Beautiful||Nominated|
- "ICYMI: Pierson Fodé — You Asked, He Answered". Soap Opera Digest. August 2, 2017. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
- "Country Boy". Soap Opera Digest. December 7, 2015. p. 41. ISSN 0164-3584.
- "Pierson Fodé (@PiersonFode)" – via Twitter.
- "Congratulations to Seattle Talent's Pierson Fode!". Seattle Talent Agency. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
- "EXCLUSIVE! MEET B&B'S NEW THOMAS". Soap Opera Digest. June 25, 2015. Archived from the original on June 25, 2015. Retrieved June 25, 2015.
- Fairman, Michael (June 25, 2015). "The Bold and the Beautiful Has Their New Thomas: Pierson Fodé Joins The Cast!". Michael Fairman On-Air On-Soaps. Archived from the original on June 25, 2015. Retrieved June 25, 2015.
- "Exclusive! Pierson Fodé Leaving B&B". Soap Opera Digest. September 7, 2017. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
- "Who's Going". Comings and Goings. Soap Opera Digest. Vol. 42 no. 38. September 18, 2017. pp. 12–13. ISSN 0164-3584.
- "Pierson Fodé Back To B&B!". Soap Opera Digest. February 16, 2018. Archived from the original on February 17, 2018. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
- Eades, Chris (June 19, 2019). "B&B's Pierson Fodé Opens up About His Serious Health Scare". CBS Soaps in Depth. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
- "The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). New York City: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 24, 2016. Archived from the original on March 24, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
- "The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). New York City: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 22, 2017. Archived from the original on March 22, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2017.