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Also Known As: Chuck Ertmoed, William Charles Schneider Died:
Born: February 8, 1943 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actor, musician

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Who exactly was Creed Bratton? Fans of the American version of the British TV sitcom "The Office" (NBC, 2005- ) knew him as the actor who played a character named "Creed Bratton" - the creepy, enigmatic Quality Assurance rep who caught fish with his bare hands and claimed to have only four toes on his right foot. Fans of the 1960's folk rock group The Grass Roots also knew him as Creed Bratton, the lead guitarist who caught sharks from his Seattle hotel room and raced the band's tour bus while in the nude. His mother first knew him as William Charles Schneider, her musically gifted son whose name she changed to Chuck Ertmoed after she remarried; then she knew him as Creed Bratton after "Chuck" changed his name while traveling the world and playing guitar in his early twenties. Creed Bratton was, in fact, all these incarnations, and he crafted a unique identity in popular culture that was as slippery as those aforementioned fish and sharks he (and his like-named TV persona) used to catch.

Who exactly was Creed Bratton? Fans of the American version of the British TV sitcom "The Office" (NBC, 2005- ) knew him as the actor who played a character named "Creed Bratton" - the creepy, enigmatic Quality Assurance rep who caught fish with his bare hands and claimed to have only four toes on his right foot. Fans of the 1960's folk rock group The Grass Roots also knew him as Creed Bratton, the lead guitarist who caught sharks from his Seattle hotel room and raced the band's tour bus while in the nude. His mother first knew him as William Charles Schneider, her musically gifted son whose name she changed to Chuck Ertmoed after she remarried; then she knew him as Creed Bratton after "Chuck" changed his name while traveling the world and playing guitar in his early twenties. Creed Bratton was, in fact, all these incarnations, and he crafted a unique identity in popular culture that was as slippery as those aforementioned fish and sharks he (and his like-named TV persona) used to catch.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Saving Lincoln (2013)
2.
 Liz & Dick (2012)
3.
 Terri (2011)
4.
 Secret Sins of the Father (1994) Gas Station Worker
5.
 Seven Hours To Judgement (1988) Subway Worker
6.
 Waco & Rhinehart (1987) Agent Jones
7.
 Wild Pair, The (1987) Dalton
8.
 Fighting Choice, A (1986) Court Clerk
9.
 Mask (1985) Carnival Ticket Taker
10.
 Heart Like A Wheel (1983) Photographer
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Became a professional musician at age 17 with a band called The Tourquays
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Traveled with his group the Young Californians through Europe, Africa and the Middle East
1966:
Partnered with guitarist Warren Entner to form the group the 13th Floor
1967:
Changed the band's name to the Grass Roots prior to releasing their first recording, "Let's Live For Today"
1968:
Appeared with the band in a movie with Doris Day called "With Six You Get Egg Roll"
1969:
Left the group to pursue an acting career
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Began formal studies in acting, working with Charles Conrad (The Meisner Method) for over four years
1983:
Played a Photographer in "Heart Like a Wheel"
1985:
Appeared in the major motion picture "Mask"
2001:
Released two albums of his solo work called <i>Chasin¿ The Ball</i> and <i>The 80¿s</i>
2002:
Released an album of his songwriting called <i>Coarsegold</i>
2005:
Cast as a fictional version of himself on NBC's award winning "The Office"
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Education

College of the Sequoias: -
Sacramento State College: -
Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute: - 2007 - 2007

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