Brian Austin Green

 

Date Of Birth

July 15, 1973
 

Biography

American actor Brian Austin Green was born on July 15, 1973 in Van Nuys, California. His father, George L. Green, was a country singer, and the younger Green’s childhood was marked with visits to his father’s performances, instilling in him the love of music. As such, he entered the Hamilton High School Academy of Music, but eventually moved to North Hollywood High School. He started acting in the late 1980s, playing several television guest roles, as well as a regular role in the drama series Knots Landing.

Green’s biggest break came in 1990, when he was asked to join the cast of the drama series Beverly Hills 90210. The show’s producer, Aaron Spelling, claimed that they chose Green to play the role of David Silver because they felt that his own personality reflected the personality they wanted for the character. His character is the stepbrother of Kelly Taylor (Jennie Garth), and the youngest among the group of friends. Throughout the series, he develops a relationship with Donna Martin (Tori Spelling).

The show’s producers tried to write Green’s character to reflect his own interests. Thus, when he began to dabble with rap music and turntablism, the character reflected as such. In 1996, he dropped “Austin” from his name—he only carried it as when he registered for the Screen Actors Guild, somebody already registered as Brian Green—and pursued a career as a rapper. He released a CD, One Stop Carnival, in that year, but it was received poorly by critics and listeners.

After the end of Beverly Hills 90210, Green continued acting for the small screen, with notable guest performances in shows such as Resurrection Blvd., Trailer Park Boys and CSI, as well as regular roles in Stacey Stone and Freddie. In 2008, he joined the cast of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, playing the role of resistance agent Derek Reese; originally a recurring role, he was turned into a regular character by the show’s second season. Later he appeared on Smallville and Desperate Housewives. He also became part of the cast of Wedding Band and Anger Management.
 

Place of Birth

Van Nuys, California
 

Birth Name

Brian Green
 

Gender

Male
 

Filmography

2012-present Anger Management (TV Series)
2012-2013 Wedding Band (TV Series)
2012 Happy Endings (TV Series)
2011 Adults Only (TV Series)
2011 Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2
2011 Cross (Video)
2011 Turning Japanese (Short)
2010-2011 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
2011 Suite 7 (TV Series)
2011 Mobsters (TV Series)
2010 Urgency
2010 Monster Heroes
2009-2010 Smallville (TV Series)
2010 The Wild Girl (TV Movie)
2009 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
2009 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
2009 Stay Cool
2008-2009 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (TV Series)
2009 Body Politic (TV Movie)
2008 How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
2008 Impact Point
2007 Untitled David Kohan/Max Mutchnick TV Project (TV Movie)
2006/II Grace (Short)
2005-2006 Freddie (TV Series)
2006 George Lopez (TV Series)
2005 Domino
2004 Las Vegas (TV Series)
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
2003 Fish Without a Bicycle
2003 Purgatory Flats
2003 This Time Around (TV Movie)
2003 Southside
2001-2003 Stacey Stone (TV Series)
2002 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
2002 Bleach (Short)
2002 Trailer Park Boys (TV Series)
2002 Ronnie
2001 Combat Sheep (TV Movie) (as Brian Green)
2001 Resurrection Blvd. (TV Series)
1990-2000 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series)
1998 Dead Man's Gun (TV Series)
1997 Unwed Father (TV Movie)
1997 Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac (TV Mini-Series)
1997 Laws of Deception
1996 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
1996 Her Costly Affair (TV Movie)
1996 A Friend's Betrayal (TV Movie)
1996 Malibu Shores (TV Series)
1996 Biker Mice from Mars (TV Series)
1996 MADtv (TV Series)
1995 She Fought Alone (TV Movie)
1994 Fantastic Four (TV Series)
1992 Melrose Place (TV Series)
1991 An American Summer
1991 Kickboxer 2: The Road Back
1991 Growing Pains (TV Series)
1990 The Green Man (TV Series)
1990 Kid
1989 Adventures in Babysitting (TV Short)
1986-1989 Knots Landing (TV Series)
1989 Baywatch (TV Series)
1987 Good Morning, Miss Bliss (TV Series)
1987 Small Wonder (TV Series)
1987 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
1986 The New Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
1985 The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie)
 

Height

6' 1/2" (1.84 m)
 

Quotes

"My name is Brian Green by birth. Austin was made up by my parents when I was nine, because there was another Brian Green in the Screen Actors Guild."