Template:Infobox actor Brock Pierce (born November 14, 1980 in Minnesota), is an American actor best known for playing the title role in the Disney's First Kid. Pierce's first major acting 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, starring 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.
Life after acting
Pierce retired from acting in favor of producing, producing a show for gay teenagers called Chad's World. Pierce has hinted at his own bisexuality in an interview with Oasis Magazine, an online homosexual interest magazine: "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."
Pierce began enjoying a lavish lifestyle in Los Angeles riding 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.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 underaged 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." 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.
Pierce is now a major shareholder in IGE, a well-known MMORPG gold-selling company, as well as the chairman of Affinity Media , a company which owns a variety of MMORPG-oriented websites, including Thottbot, IGE, Allakhazam, and OGaming.
- Menn, Joseph (May 7, 2000). How a Visionary Venture on the Web Unraveled (Text). Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on 2007-02-22.
- Episode 1 of Chad's World on YouTube
- Walsh, Jeff (June 1, 1998). Chad's World to hit the Internet this month (Text). Oasis Magazine. Retrieved on 2007-02-22.
- Grover, Ronald (November 15, 1999). Digital Entertainment Network: Startup or Non-Starter? (Text). BusinessWeek. Retrieved on 2007-02-22.
- Rice, Andrew (November 1, 1999). DEN Board Asked Founder to Leave (Text). Wired.com. Retrieved on 2007-02-22.
- Lynch, Stephen (November 11, 2003). A DEN OF INIQUITY: After 3-year exile, Web exec faces perv charges (Text). New York Post. Retrieved on 2007-02-22.
- Farrell, Nick (October 10, 2002). Dotcom founders still in Spanish jail (Text). ITweek. Retrieved on 2007-02-22.
- Boorstin, Julia (November 28, 2005). Yield of Dreams (Text). Forbes Magazine. Retrieved on 2007-02-22.
- Management Team (2007). Retrieved on 2007-3-24.
- Affinity Media Properties (2007). Retrieved on 2007-3-24.
- Brock Pierce at the Internet Movie Database
- 'Yield of Dreams' Forbes Article
- "How a Visionary Venture on the Web Unraveled" from the LA Times
- Flash video satirizing the plight of Pierce's company DEN
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