Bradley Pitt is the oldest of three children. He was born
December 18, 1963, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. His mother was a school
counselor and his father worked as an executive at a trucking
firm. The family
moved to Springfield, Missouri, where Brad attended Kickapoo High
- a star is born
William Bradley Pitt is the first child of Jane, a guidance counselor,
and Bill, a trucking company manager. Though Brad is born in Shawnee,
Oklahoma, the family later moves to Springfield, Missouri, where
Pitt family grows to include brother Doug and sister Julie. In
Brad also worked for Colonel Day's Levi Emporium as a salesman.
- Kickapoo High School
A tennis ace and basketball player for the Kickapoo High School
Brad also participates in choir, drama, student government and
debate team. He's named Best Dressed by his classmates.
- University of Missouri
Brad attended the University of Missouri, majored in Journalism
Advertising, joined the fraternity Sigma Chi, and 'got in enough
to keep things interesting.' He posed for the "Men of Mizzou"
calender and, in 1987 (his senior year), he left college, two
short of graduation. He hopped in his car named 'Runaround Sue'
headed for California.
- Arriving in Hollywood
He arrived in Los Angeles with $325.00 in his pocket.
His first jobs was handing out free cigarette samples, standing
El Pollo Loco restaurant in a chicken outfit and also escorting
strippers around in a limousine. The money from these odd-jobs
helped to pay
for community theater and acting lessons. Slowly, he began to
way into television and later to his breakout role.
- Thelma & Louise
Brad was cast in the role of 'J.D.' a lanky cowboy in the movie
and Louise.' In just fourteen minutes of screen time, Brad created
character so memorable that it launched what will most likely
be a long,
high-profile film career. He followed up that success with a good
in 'A River Runs Through It,'.