The entertainment industry can be a rough and brutal world to work in. With strict standards and tough rules to follow, Preston Bradley demonstrates how he is ready to take on the challenge.
Preston Bradley is a comedian, actor, and social media influencer who rose to popularity on TikTok with his character “The King of Cream.” He has amassed more than 3.5 million followers with his reaction videos, where he uses his signature style of comedic delivery – his “cream voice.”
Before venturing into the limelight, Preston grew up in Chicago as an athlete who got scouted by several top D1 colleges to play soccer. Along the way, he realized his passion for comedy and decided not to pursue athletics. His interest in film began early on when he acted in his brother’s short films growing up.
He eventually developed an interest in acting and put university on hold after his freshman year. Instead, he pursued improv classes at Second City Chicago and also took professional on-camera classes at The Acting Studio of Chicago to further hone in on his craft. After years of learning and advancing his comedic technique, he decided it was finally time to move to Los Angeles in 2014, where opportunities were more abundant.
With a few credits to his name, Preston relied on his comedic training to propel him into the next level of his career. He began working part-time to support himself while auditioning and building his actor portfolio. Preston’s unwavering commitment eventually paid off and he was able to book several projects.
“This was what I wanted to be doing. Be on set to learn the ins and outs of the film business, and get paid to do it,” Preston said.
Fast forward to 2020, Preston decided to try out TikTok, despite his earlier reservations about using social media, which he considered to be a huge waste of time.
“As time went on, I wanted to be able to show off my acting abilities and voices. I figured this was a great way to start. It only took six months for me to get my first million followers, and I was surprised how quickly I got popular on social media,” Preston shared. When his account soared, he saw that as an opportunity to launch his own merchandise line.
As he explained, “I want the readers to know that a lot of my success had to do with being in the right place at the right time, plus meeting the right people. Hard work gets you far, but you need the opportunities to be presented to take advantage of them.”
In the years to come, Preston Bradley is setting his sights on transitioning into feature roles in movies and TV shows. He also wants to collaborate with several well-known brands, where he can utilize his full potential.
With his impressive talent and vision, Preston exemplifies how success can be achieved by focusing on one’s goals and devoting one’s energy to hard work.