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Television actor

Brandon Call

Years active

Richard Call, Elyse Call

Brandon Call smiling and wearing long sleeves with a combination of black, white, and gray colors.

Full Name
Brandon Spencer Call

November 17, 1976 (age 47) (

Dee Anne Call, Dustin Call, Tandi Call

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Guest Day: Brandon Call

Brandon Spencer Call (born November 17, 1976) is an American television and film actor as a child and adolescent. He played J.T. Lambert for seven seasons on the TV series Step by Step.


On the left, Brandon Call smiling and wearing denim long sleeves. On the right, Brandon Call with a bald head and wearing a black shirt.

Personal life

Brandon Call smiling and wearing red checkered long sleeves while holding his chin.

Brandon Spencer Lee Call was born on November 17, 1976, in Torrance, California. His parents are Richard and Elyse, and his three siblings are Dee Anne, Tandi, and Dustin. He is currently divorced, and has a daughter who was born in 1998.


Brandon Call with a smiling face.

Call began his career as a child actor in 1984 appearing in guest roles on Simon & Simon and Hotel. His film debut was voicing "Fairy #1" in Disney's The Black Cauldron in 1985. Also in 1985, he landed a recurring role on the NBC daytime drama, Santa Barbara. During his stint on Santa Barbara, he earned two Young Artist Awards for the role. After leaving the series in 1987, he guest starred on two episodes of St. Elsewhere, and appeared on the short-lived series The Charmings. From 1989 to 1990, he portrayed Hobie Buchannon on the first season of Baywatch. Also in 1990, he played Billy in the film Blind Fury. The following year, he starred opposite Andrew Dice Clay in The Adventures of Ford Fairlane and in 1991, appeared in For the Boys starring Bette Midler.

That same year, Call was cast as John Thomas "J.T." Lambert on the ABC sitcom Step by Step, which moved to CBS in 1997. He then regularly appeared as J.T. until the series ended in 1998. After it ended he retired from acting.


Brandon Call at a young age, wearing a shirt while holding his injured arm.

Brandon Call in St. Elsewhere (1982).

After finishing taping a session for Step by Step on September 3, 1996, Call got into a traffic dispute while driving home and was shot in both arms by Tommy Eugene Lewis. He was treated at the UCLA Medical Center and made a full recovery.


  • 1985: The Black Cauldron (Alternative title: Taran and the Magic Cauldron) – Fairfolk (Voice)
  • 1985: Jagged Edge – David Barnes
  • 1989: Blind Fury – Billy Devereaux
  • 1989: Warlock (1989 film) – Young boy
  • 1989: The Gifted One - Michael age 10
  • 1990: The Adventures of Ford Fairlane – The Kid
  • 1991: For the Boys – Danny Leonard (at 12), New York
  • Television

    Brandon Call with a bald head and wearing a black shirt.

  • 1984: Simon & Simon – Addie Becker's Son (1 episode)
  • 1984: Hotel – Timmie (1 episode)
  • 1985: Slickers (Television movie) – Scooter Clinton
  • 1985: I Dream of Jeannie: 15 Years Later (Television movie) – Tony, Jr. (Age 7)
  • 1985–1987: Santa Barbara – Brandon Capwell
  • 1985–1988: Magnum, P.I. – Billy, Karen's son (3 episodes)
  • 1986: The Richest Cat in the World (Television movie) – Bart
  • 1986: Life with Lucy – Max (2 episodes)
  • 1987–1989: St. Elsewhere – Christopher McFadden (2 episodes)
  • 1987: Webster – Ricky (1 episode)
  • 1987: Trying Times – Reggie (1 episode)
  • 1987–1988: The Charmings – Thomas Charming (19 episodes)
  • 1988: Something Is Out There – Joey (2 episodes)
  • 1989: The Gifted One (Television movie) – Michael (age 10)
  • 1989–1990: Baywatch – Hobie Buchannon (22 episodes)
  • 1991–1998: Step by Step – John Thomas "J.T." Lambert
  • 1994: Thunder in Paradise – Zach (2 episodes)

  • Brandon Call at a young age, with blonde hair and wearing striped long sleeves and white pants.

    Brandon Call in Blind Fury (1989).