Childhood & Early Life
Brian Austin Green was bornon July 15, 1973, inLos Angeles, California, USA, to Joyce and George Green. His father was a country and western musician by profession.
He spent much of his early life in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, and California. He is of Scottish, Irish, and Hungarian descent.
Being the son of a musician, his interest in music began to develop quite naturally. Soon, he became interested in the profession of performing arts.
When he was nine, he adopted‘Austin’ as his middle name as there was another actor by the name Brian Green. The name ‘Austin’ was suggested by his parents.
He completed his formal education from ‘North Hollywood High School’ after which he attended ‘Hamilton High School Academy of Music.’
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He tried his hand at acting for a film directed by a ‘University of Southern California’ student. He was merely 11 years old then. An early exposure to acting led him to pursue a career in the same.
His professional debut came in 1986 when he was cast to portray the role of ‘Brian Cunningham’ for CBS’s prime time soap opera ‘Knots Landing.’ The series brought him much fame and appreciation. He was part of the seriesuntil 1989.
In 1990, he landed a role in the popular TV series ‘Beverly Hills 90210.’ He was cast to play the role of ‘David Silver’ as his personality resembled that of the character. ‘Silver’is a rich but geeky high school student who constantly craves for acceptance by the popular clique.
The series ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ was aired for a decade. During its run time, character‘David Silver’ developed much fan following,largely due to Brian’sgreat portrayal of the character.
It was while portraying the role of ‘David Silver’ in ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ that he started focusing on his first love, music. In an attempt to establish a career in rapping,he came up with his debut hip-hop album titled ‘One Stop Carnival’ in 1996.
Interestingly, his character ‘David Silver’ also began experimenting with hip hop music and DJingaround the same time.
In 1997, he reprised his role as‘Brian Cunningham’in CBS’s popular prime time television miniseries ‘Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac.’
Furthermore, he also appeared in several television movies, such as ‘Her Costly Affair’ and ‘Unwed Father.’ He also guest-starred in other shows, such as ‘Saved by the Bell: The College Years,’ ‘Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,’ ‘Growing Pains,’ ‘Parker Lewis Can't Lose,’ ‘Melrose Place,’ ‘Fantastic Four,’ ‘MADtv,’ ‘Biker Mice from Mars,’ and ‘Malibu Shores.’
Following the end of ‘Beverly Hills 90210,’ he appeared in the Showtime drama series ‘Resurrection Blvd,’ playing the character of ‘Luke Bonner,’ a police officer attending law school.
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From 2002 to 2006, he made guest appearances in a number of shows, including ‘The Twilight Zone,’ ‘Las Vegas,’ and ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.’Other than television series, he also made an appearance in the Toy Scott film ‘Dominos.’ He then appeared in a horror short titled ‘Grace.’
In 2008, he played the role of ‘Derek Reese’ in the series ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.’ Though initially roped in as part of the temporary cast, he was soon made a series regular. His performance was much appreciated by critics and fans.
Additionally, he guest-starredas ‘Anthony Green’ in the finale of ‘CSI: Miami.’ He was also seen in CW's new drama pilot ‘Body Politic.’ He even appeared in the popular television series ‘Saturday Night Live.’
In 2009, he was cast as ‘John Corben/Metallo’ in ‘Smallville’ in which he appeared in three episodes from 2009 to 2010. These three episodes are ‘Savior,’ ‘Metallo,’ and‘Upgrade.’
The same year, he played a guest role in the multi-episode story arc of ABC’s popular series ‘Desperate Housewives.’ Subsequently, he was seen as superhero Callan in the Patrick Durham-directed movie ‘Cross,’ which was released on DVDin 2011.
In 2012, he appeared as ‘Sean,’ boyfriend of Charlie’s ex-wife Jen, in the sitcom ‘Anger Management.’ The episode created history as it recorded 5.74 million viewers. He went on to appear in another episode of ‘Anger Management’ before becoming a series regular in 2013.
He then went on to guest star in the final episode of the second season of ‘Happy Endings’and thefirst episode of the third season of ‘Cazsh Dummy Spillionaires.’ He was also seen in the TBS comedy ‘Wedding Band.’
He was part of the 2011 slasher film ‘ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2.’ He then portrayed ‘Jack’in the psychological horror ‘Don’t Blink’ (2014).He reprised his role as‘Callan’ in the films ‘Cross Wars’ (2017) and ‘Cross 3’ (2019).
After having guest-starred in ‘Magnum P.I,’ Brian reunited with his ‘Beverly Hills’cast in its renewed version ‘BH90210.’ He also served as a co-producer for the series. The comedy-drama, which was aired on Fox, was canceled after a season.