Bryce Chamberlain: Mormon Actor
Bryce Chamberlain is an actor of several LDS films and is probably best known for Man’s Search for Happiness, which premiered at the World’s Fair in New York in 1964 and became an effective missionary tool for the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His other Church films include The Three Witnesses (1968), Of Heaven and Home (1963), The Joseph Smith Story (1988), and Marriage: What Kind for You? (1967). He provided his voice for the role of “Mosiah” in The Animated Book of Mormon and appeared in Passage to Zarahemla, Whisper Island, The R. M., and The Book of Mormon Movie, Vol. 1: The Journey. Most recently he appeared in Tim Timmerman, Hope of America, Just Let Go, and Missed Connections.
Chamberlain was born and raised in Cedar City, Utah. While attending the University of Utah, he took a class in communications and decided to go into broadcasting. He then ventured into theater. After performing in the stage production, Hollywood Sings, he moved to Hollywood in the 1950s and worked with NBC studios. He appeared with entertainers such as Groucho Marx and Dinah Shore. He also performed in Disney movies and many other popular television shows. He also had roles in The Merchant of Venice (with George C. Scott), Tiger at the Gates (with John Ireland) and The Wings of Eagles (with Loraine Day).
He played many roles in television, commercials, and live theater. Some of his other credits include films The Executioner’s Song, Don’t Cry Wolf, Summer of the Eagle, The Creator’s Game, President’s Child, Of Heaven and Home, Numbers, Sarah’s Child, The Three Witnesses, Son of The Morning Star, Love Is For the Byrds, Teen Angel I and II; PBS programs A Republic If You Can Keep It, Jefferson At Monticello, and Ancient Secrets of the Bible. He also appeared in ABC’s "Day In Court," and CBS’s "Rescue 911" and "Touched By An Angel".
He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a mission to Nauvoo, Illinois, in 2007.