Brandon Spink Reveals the Best Advice He’s Received While Working on “Berlin Station”

Season 2 returns this Sunday, October 15th on EPIX.

photo credit: Bobby Quillard

We can’t wait for the return of Berlin Station on EPIX this Sunday!

Not familiar with the show? We got you. The series follows Daniel Miller (Richard Armitage), who has just arrived at the CIA foreign station in Berlin, Germany. Miller has a clandestine mission: to uncover the source of a leak who has supplied information to a now-famous whistleblower named Thomas Shaw. Guided by veteran Hector DeJean (Rhys Ifans), Daniel learns to contend with the rough-and-tumble world of the field agent: agent-running, deception, and the dangers and moral compromises.

Celeb Secrets had the opportunity to speak with Brandon Spink, who plays Noah Kirsch, son of Robert Kirsch on the drama. Robert Kirsch, played by Leland Orser, is a devoted and successful Deputy Chief who digs intelligence out of the city of Berlin through a mix of force, diligence and cleverness.

In our interview, the actor talks about the similarities and differences from working on a TV set versus a movie set, what movie he’d like to appear in, and the best advice he’s received from his TV dad while working on Berlin Station. 

Check out our Q&A with Brandon and the trailer below and make sure to tune in to the Season 2 premiere of Berlin Station this Sunday, October 15th @ 9PM on EPIX.

CS: Do you remember the first time you booked an acting role, and what the feeling was like?

BS: “I was 6 years old when I booked my first role in the NBC Movie of the Week called Game of Your Life,  I was so excited.”

CS: How has your experience differed from working on television series vs. movie sets?

BS: “When preparing for a movie role, I have read the entire script before the movie begins filming, so I know the ending before I start. When preparing for a TV role the story can change week to week, so you don’t know the ending until the last episode. When filming a TV show you have many episodes and sometimes seasons to develop your character, where as filming a movie you may just have a couple of weeks.”

CS: Do you remember a moment where you realized you’re meant to be an actor, or has it been something developed over time with each new role you take?

BS: “I knew I enjoyed acting when I did my first play in elementary school, but I felt like it really became real when working on the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. I knew then that acting was something I really wanted to pursue.”

CS: Have you ever been star-struck, either meeting a celeb or working together on set? 

BS: “I was a little starstruck working with Jennifer Aniston, who played my mother in Mother’s Day.”

CS: Have you ever picked up any professional advice from any of your co-stars? 

BS: “Yes, working with Leland Orser on Berlin Station.  He said “Acting is reacting. It’s not just about memorizing, it’s about listening.””

CS: Who are some actors or actresses you would love to work with one day? 

BS: “I’d love to work with Leonardo DiCaprio, Harrison Ford, Gal Gadot, and Dwayne Johnson.”

CS: What are some of your favorite movies or shows that influenced you early on in your career? 

BS:Stand By Me. The young actors in that movie did an awesome job.” 

CS: If you could travel back in time and appear in any iconic movie, which one would you like to be in, and what role would you play?  

BS:Star Wars, I would play Luke Skywalker.”

CS: Besides acting, what are some other passions and talents that you have?

BS: “ I am a pitcher for a top Baseball Academy in Atlanta.”

CS: For Celeb Secrets, would you be able to dish a fun secret about yourself fans wouldn’t know? 

BS: “I memorized all my scenes for the role of Smee in the production of Peter Pan in one day to prove to my mom that I wanted to be an actor.” 

Juliet Schroder

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.