David Lambert (actor)

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David Lambert
David Lambert 2014 (cropped).jpg
Lambert in 2014
Born (1993-11-29) November 29, 1993 (age 24)[1]
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.[2]
Residence California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present

David Lambert (born November 29, 1993)[1] is an American actor born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[2] He is best known for playing Brandon Foster on the ABC Family original series The Fosters.

Early life[edit]

David Lambert was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[2] His mother is Puerto Rican.[3] He was home-schooled. He has lived in England, Texas, and Taiwan but has been living in Georgia for many years.[4]

He can play the piano and trumpet, and is learning the electric guitar.[4] He also has a very strong tenor singing voice.

He has been doing theater for many years, beginning when he was cast in the play the Wizard of Oz at age 3. His theatrical roles include Mr. Tumnus in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Mr. Mayor in Seussical, Carisford in Little Princess, and Phao in The Jungle Book. He played J.J. for one episode of Psych. He also starred as Jaylen in the television show Tyler Perry's House of Payne.


Lambert was discovered at an open casting call by agent Joy Pervis in Atlanta. After performing his monologue, he was asked to do something else. At first thought, he recited the Pledge of Allegiance, and it worked. He was in Georgia when he got the call to pack for Canada, where Aaron Stone was filmed.

Most recently, Lambert starred as Jason Landers, Charlie Landers/Aaron Stone's brother, in Aaron Stone, and Goose in the Disney Channel original movie Den Brother, also starring Hutch Dano. Lambert starred in the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie A Smile As Big As The Moon, which aired on January 29, 2012.

He had a major role in The Lifeguard, competed at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival for Best Dramatic Film. He plays the love interest of the character played by Kristen Bell, his co-star in the film.

He currently has a starring role on the ABC Family original series, The Fosters. He plays Brandon Foster, a talented, 16-year-old pianist who is the biological son of cop Stef Adams Foster.

Personal life[edit]

Lambert is of Puerto Rican descent.[5][6] His mother has stated that his birth year as reported on most websites (1992) is incorrect, and that Lambert was born on November 29, 1993.[1]


Films and television films
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Pretty/Handsome Bob Fitzpayne (Young) Television film
2010 Den Brother Danny "Goose" Gustavo Television film
2012 A Smile as Big as the Moon Steve Television film
2013 The Lifeguard Jason
Television shows and appearances
Year Title Role Notes
2007 House of Payne Jalen "Paternity and Fraternity: Part 1" (Season 2, Episode 15)
2008 Psych JJ "The Old and the Restless" (Season 2, Episode 12)
2010 Sons of Tucson Quan "Glenn's Birthday" (Season 1, Episode 11)
2009–10 Aaron Stone Jason Landers Main role
2012 Longmire Jason Lennox "Unfinished Business" (Season 1, Episode 10)
2013–2018 The Fosters Brandon Foster Main role


Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice summer TV Star: Male The Fosters Nominated


  1. ^ a b c @DoriLambert (November 29, 2014). "@kelly_279 David was born November 29, 1993" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  2. ^ a b c "David Lambert Biography". BuddyTV. Retrieved July 25, 2015. 
  3. ^ Priscilla Rodriguez. "EXCLUSIVE: David Lambert Talks 'The Fosters' and Puerto Rican Heritage". Latina. Retrieved July 25, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "David Lambert Biography". TVGuide. Retrieved July 25, 2015. 
  5. ^ "David Lambert Talks 'The Fosters,' Puerto Rican Heritage & More". latino.foxnews.com. Retrieved January 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ "David Lambert's Benjamin Braddock Moment". interviewmagazine.com. Retrieved July 25, 2015. 

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