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Brady Patrick Tutton (born December 7, 2001), known professionally as Brady (stylized in all lowercase) is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor. He gained fame after winning the reality music competition Boy Band to become a part of the five-piece group, In Real Life. He was the youngest member, and currently resides in Los Angeles. He released his debut solo single, "Staring at the Ceiling," in 2022.

Early life

Brady Tutton was born in Evanston, Illinois, to Coleen (née Mcdonnell) and Sean Merrill Tutton.[1] He moved to Shorewood, Wisconsin, when he was four, and grew up there. He attended Atwater Elemntary School, followed by Shorewood High School. He has three elder siblings: Ryan (born March 5, 1995), Casey (born May 5, 1997), and Jack (born August 2, 2000).

Tutton was born into a very talented family. His brother toured with the Broadway show Oliver when he was 8-years old, so Tutton lived the touring life at ages 2-3.[2]


2008-2016: Early beginnings and acting roles

Brady Tutton began his career training for opera and acting following his parents and elder siblings, Ryan and Casey, to the stage. They have performed together in a production of The Sound of Music. His mother has been a very active influence on his career since childhood. Some of the videos are posted on her YouTube channel, showcasing a young Tutton performing covers of songs like "Lady Antebellum / Run To You," and his solo performance of "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday".[3] He started acting around the age of seven, beginning with music theater. His mom heard about the role of Tiny Tim (A Christmas Carol) in downtown Chicago. For his audition, a woman chased him around the room and Tutton stated that she was crazy. He was given the role.[4]

In 2012, Tutton was cast a small role in the movie LOL, starring Miley Cyrus. This served as a launchpad for his career, as Tutton soon found himself appearing on shows like Chicago Fire and Dr. Good in 2013. Around the same time, he also voice-acted the role of Little Jack in the episodes "Doc McStuffins Goes McMobile / Chip Off the Ol' Box" and "Out of the Box / Run Down Race Car" on the TV series, Doc McStuffins.[5] While these smaller roles established him as an actor, Tutton landed his breakthrough role on the hit TV series, Fresh Off the Boat. He made his first appearance as Brock, a middle-schooler and frenemy of lead character, Eddie Huang, in the episode "Pilot" on February 22, 2015. He appeared on a total of seven episodes, with "Family Business Trip" airing on September 22, 2015, being the last. In 2016, he had a major role in the movie Sleep, Awake, Forget, playing the younger self of one of the main characters.

2017-2020: In Real Life

Alongside his surging acting career, Tutton has found even more success with his singing. Both of his parents supported this. His father realized his talent at a Milwaukee Children's Choir concert back in 2011. "That was when I stopped and was like, 'Whoa. Let's support this and see where it goes,'" Sean Tutton said to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.[6]

In June 2017, Tutton appeared as a contestant on the ABC's reality-singing competition Boy Band. He found out about the show online, thinking it was a scripted series. When he heard it was a reality show, he initially said no, but later flew out.[7] On August 24, 2017, Tutton alongside Drew Ramos, Chance Perez, Sergio Calderon, and Michael Conor emerged as the winners of the competition and received a recording contract with Hollywood Records. The five formed the band In Real Life and in September 2017, released the music video of their debut single, "Eyes Closed".

In 2018, Tutton starred as the leading role in the film, The Rocket. He found out about the movie, applying on a website Actor's Access. His mom read the script, and fell in love with it. He auditioned, and got an email, being on hold. For the film, he had to work out a lot. In one particular scene of the movie, he had to chase after the gator on the camera, doing it for an hour and a half.

2021-present: Solo career

Tutton has songwriter and producer credits on Kai's song, "Blue". He declared over Instagram on December 27, 2021, "honored to have written "blue" for the newest @zkdlin project with my boys @zacplacewiz and @moxieyouth ☄️☄️ guitar: @will.paquin the album got to #2 on itunes and it's the first song i've ever had placed; so as you can imagine, i'm pretty hype about it give it a listen."[8]

On May 27, 2022, he released his debut solo single, "Staring at the Ceiling," planned to be featured on his upcoming album, We're All Gonna Die Anyway.

Music style and influences

He has made it a point to differentiate himself from his siblings by getting into R&B and hip-hop. He studied classical music since he was 12-years old, and can sing in Italian, German, and French.[9] He has cited Frank Ocean to be his inspiration, mentioning the artist in multiple interviews.[10] As of 2022, he named influences to be Brandy and Ne-Yo, sonically.[11]

Personal life

As a child, Tutton suffered from stuttering and tried to avoid talking at school. Singing was the only time he wouldn't stutter, so it became his favorite thing to do.[12]



As lead artist

Title Year Album
"Staring at the Ceiling" 2022 We're All Gonna Die Anyway

Songwriting and other appearances

Title Artist Year Album Contribution
"Blue" Kai 2021 Peaches Writer, producer



Title Year Role
LOL 2012 Jackson
Sleep, Wake, Forget 2016 Young Liam
The Rocket 2018 Joshua Davis


Title Year Role Notes
Chicago Fire 2013 Kid #1 Episode: "Nazdarovya!"
Dr. Good 2013 Kid Episode: "Help! I’m a Different Height Than Someone Else!"
Doc McStuffins 2012–13 Little Jack 2 episodes
Fresh Off the Boat 2015 Brock 7 episodes
Boy Band 2017 Himself 10 episodes


“And that's range.”
― During Boy Band
“Why do you speak in meme?”
― During Boy Band
“Person: "You look just like Ryan!"
Brady: "Ryan looks like me."”
“I want to throw a party but I only know like 6 people.”
[to Chance] Are you a virgin?”
“im going to name my first two kids august and riley whether they're boys or girls.”
“Eventually I found out that I didn't stutter when I sang and people were just listening to me singing. They weren't really thinking about a stutter or how I would talk, y'know? So it was really important for me and I started to love it.”
― Brady Tutton, about overcoming his speech impediment


★ His height is 5'11.

★ He can do backflips, which is shown when performing "Tonight Belongs to You" live.

★ He has a fear of crossing the street.

★ His perfect date is a walk on the beach.[16]

★ Oreos are his midnight snack.

★ He doesn't like people who take their shoes off on airplanes.

★ He hates people who smoke, which is a turn-off for him.

★ His favorite color is salmon, black, white and grey.

★ His favorite song from Ariana Grande's album Thank U, Next is "Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored".[17]

★ He has seen every Harry Potter movie roughly sixteen times, and his favorite is either the third (Prisoner of Azkaban) or fourth (Goblet of Fire) film.

★ He is in the Ravenclaw house, according to the Pottermore quiz, but once mentioned on an Instagram livestream that every quiz he took he was in Slytherin.[18][19]

★ His favorite food is seafood.

★ His favorite meal is lunch.

★ His favorite cereal is cocoa puffs.

★ He dislikes the taste of popcorn, stating it tastes like cardboard with a lot of fat.[20]

★ He suggested that the fandom name be the 'Realists' instead of the 'Lifelines'. However, the poll on his Twitter page ended in the latter by 54%. He later agreed that 'Realists' wasn't the best name.[21]

★ He has won at multiple choir competitions throughout the state.[9]

★ He loves to cook and his specialty is a family recipe-pasta dish with mushroom sauce.[9]

★ He thinks that if animals could talk, pigeons would be the rudest.[22]

★ He named his favorite song to be "White Ferrari" by Frank Ocean in 2018.[22]

★ His favorite pair of shoes that he owns are Heelys.[22]

★ His older sister, Casey, has a recurring role on the television show, Chicago Med.[23]


Main article: Brady Tutton/Gallery


  1. "In Real Life singer, 'Boy Band' winner Brady Tutton comes home to Milwaukee for Summerfest" JSONLINE. June 25, 2018.
  2. "Photo Flash: First Look at Brady Tutton, Heidi Kettenring and More in OLIVER! at Drury Lane Theatre". Broadway World. April 8, 2013.
  3. Coleen Tutton | YouTube
  4. "The Rocket BTS Interview with Brady Tutton". YouTube. December 13, 2017.
  5. Brady Tutton | The Famous People
  6. "Shorewood's Brady Tutton shines on 'Boy Band' show". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. August 21, 2017.
  7. Brady Tutton | Famous Birthdays
  8. "Brady Tutton". Instagram. December 27, 2021.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Boy Band Cast: Brady Tutton
  10. Mastrogiannis, Nicole (October 5, 2017). "INTERVIEW: In Real Life on Becoming America's New Boy Band & More". iHeartRadio.
  11. "26:Next! Brady Tutton Taps In + Tunes Us into His Debut Solo Single 'Staring at the Ceiling'!". 26 Magazine. May 31, 2022. Retrieved June 2, 2022.
  12. "Meet Brady Tutton | Boy Band". YouTube. June 30, 2017.
  13. "Brady Tutton". Twitter. March 23, 2018.
  14. "Brady Tutton". Twitter. June 13, 2018.
  15. "Brady Tutton". Twitter. January 8, 2019.
  16. "Justine Magazine: Get to Know the "Boy Band" Top 8 Finalists! They Talk Dates, Food & More!". YouTube. August 23, 2017.
  17. "Brady Tutton". Twitter. February 8, 2019.
  18. @bradytutton. Twitter. January 29, 2018.
  19. "@brady" (livestream). Instagram. August 12, 2017.
  20. "EXCLUSIVE: IN REAL LIFE's FEARS & FOOD 411!!". YouTube. September 4, 2017.
  21. "In Real Life". Twitter. August 25, 2017.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 "Brady Tutton". Instagram. July 16, 2018.
  23. "Shorewood Family Juggles School with Hollywood Roles" January 8, 2012.

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