Life and career
Brandis began his career as a child actor in commercials. His most famous illustrations were those of Bastian Bux in the movie The Neverending Story II - In Search of Fantastica, the Barry Gabrewski in Sidekicks and that of King Wenceslas in the movie The good king. Later roles followed mainly in television series. He is best known here by his portrayal of young science genius Lucas Wolenczak in Steven Spielberg's futuristic science fiction series SeaQuest DSV on the side of Roy Scheider.
After Brandis was professionally run into a career low, he fell ill with depression. A friend found the actor on the evening of November 11, 2003 lifeless on a train from his home in Los Angeles before and informed the police. Brandis was taken to Cedars- Sinai Medical Center, where he died of his injuries. A suicide note had not left the actor. In his blood no traces of drugs were detected.