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Brock Pierce
Born November 14, 1980 (1980-11-14) (age 29)
Minnesota
Years active 19921997

Brock Pierce (born November 14, 1980 in Minnesota), is an American actor and entrepreneur.

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Acting career

He began his acting career as a toddler, appearing in commercials.[1] His first major role was playing a young Emilio Estevez in The Mighty Ducks. Pierce reprised the role again in D2: The Mighty Ducks. In 1994, Pierce had a small role in Little Big League, but did not receive his next big break until 1996, when he starred alongside Sinbad as Luke Davenport in Disney's First Kid. Brock landed a few TV roles in 1997, but they would be his last credited performances.

Pierce retired from acting in favor of producing; he was the producer of a show for gay teenagers called Chad's World.[2][3][4]

Entrepeneurship

Pierce rode the Dot-com bubble with the Digital Entertainment Network. As an 18 year old, Pierce was making $250,000 a year and held 1% of the company's shares.[5]After the collapse of the Digital Entertainment Network, Pierce fled the U.S. with co-founders Marc Collins-Rector and Chad Schackley after a number of former underage DEN employees accused the three of sexual abuse, drugging them, and making violent threats. They were later dubbed by the New York Post as the "dot-com perverts."[6][7][8] The three were arrested by Spanish police before being returned to the U.S. to face charges of transporting a minor across state lines for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts. Only Collins-Rector was charged.[9]

Pierce is now a major shareholder in IGE, a well-known MMORPG currency-selling company,[10] and was the chairman of Affinity Media,[11] a company which owns a variety of MMORPG-oriented websites.[12] On June 26, 2007, it was announced that Pierce decided to resign as CEO of Affinity Media. Pierce will remain an adviser and a board member of Affinity Media.[13]

Personal life

Pierce has hinted at his own bisexuality. In an interview with Oasis Magazine, an online gay interest magazine he stated: "I'm not, at the moment, seeing anyone, so whether it's a girl or a guy... I don't want to eliminate myself from seeing anyone, because I like all people (...) I can say I'm very familiar with the issues gay teenagers face, very familiar."[14]

References

  1. ^ Dibbell, Julian (2008-11-24). "The Decline and Fall of an Ultra-Rich Online Gaming Empire". Wired. http://www.wired.com/gaming/virtualworlds/magazine/16-12/ff_ige?currentPage=. Retrieved 2008-12-08.  
  2. ^ Menn, Joseph (2000-05-07). "How a Visionary Venture on the Web Unraveled" (Text). Los Angeles Times. http://www.josephmenn.com/other_den.php. Retrieved 2007-02-22.  
  3. ^ Brian Christopher Stark Bio - Brian Christopher Stark Biography - Brian Christopher Stark Stories
  4. ^ Episode 1 of Chad's World on YouTube
  5. ^ Grover, Ronald (1999-11-15). "Digital Entertainment Network: Startup or Non-Starter?" (Text). BusinessWeek. http://www.businessweek.com/1999/99_46/b3655182.htm. Retrieved 2007-02-22.  
  6. ^ digital media wire
  7. ^ Rice, Andrew (1999-11-01). "DEN Board Asked Founder to Leave" (Text). Wired.com. http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,32267,00.html. Retrieved 2007-02-22.  
  8. ^ Lynch, Stephen (2003-11-11). "A DEN OF INIQUITY: After 3-year exile, Web exec faces perv charges" (Text). New York Post. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/nypost/access/443848661.html?dids=443848661:443848661&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=Nov+11%2C+2003&author=STEPHEN+LYNCH&pub=New+York+Post&edition=&startpage=037&desc=A+DEN+OF+INIQUITY+. Retrieved 2007-02-22.  
  9. ^ Farrell, Nick (2002-10-10). "Dotcom founders still in Spanish jail" (Text). ITweek. http://www.itweek.co.uk/vnunet/news/2120349/dotcom-founders-spanish-jail. Retrieved 2007-02-22.  
  10. ^ Boorstin, Julia (2005-11-28). "Yield of Dreams" (Text). Forbes Magazine. http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2005/11/28/8361929/index.htm. Retrieved 2007-02-22.  
  11. ^ "Management Team". 2007. http://www.affinitymedia.com/management.html. Retrieved 2007-03-24.  
  12. ^ "Affinity Media Properties". 2007. http://www.affinitymedia.com/properties.html. Retrieved 2007-03-24.  
  13. ^ "Affinity Media Announces New CEO" (Text). Affinity Media. 2007-06-26. http://www.affinitymedia.com/announcement.html. Retrieved 2007-06-27.  
  14. ^ Walsh, Jeff (1998-06-01). "Chad's World to hit the Internet this month" (Text). Oasis Magazine. http://www.oasismag.com/Issues/9806/cover.html. Retrieved 2007-02-22.  

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