Bryan Greenberg
Birth Date:
May 24, 1978
Birth Place:
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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“I’m not really concerned about fame or all the things that come along with being an actor. It's all just a side product of the work and that is the important thing, what it's all about. I think that has gotten me thus far and hopefully will sustain me throughout my life is just concentrating on the work, because that is what is important to me. The actors that I respect, that is what they value.” Bryan Greenberg

American actor Bryan Greenberg gained recognition after having guest roles in the hit TV shows “Third Watch,” “The Sopranos” and “Boston Public” (all 2000). He enjoyed more popularity playing the recurring role of Jake Jagielski on The WB series “One Tree Hill” from 2003 to 2006 and starring in the HBO semi-fictional series “Unscripted” in 2005. More recently, he was known as Nick Garrett on the ABC drama “October Road” (2007-2008). Bryan, who debuted with an unaccredited role in the 1998 John Travolta successful drama “A Civil Action,” offered a memorable portrayal of Uma Thurman's young lover, David, in Ben Younger's “Prime” (2005). Other film credits include costarring with Scarlett Johansson in “The Perfect Score” (2004) and starring in the festival premiered “Nobel Son” (2007). Greenberg also costarred in the comedy “Bride Wars” (2009) and “The Good Guy” (also 2009).

Apart from his fruitful career as an actor, the Los Angeles resident is a skilled singer and musician and has performed songs in “One Three Hill,” “Unscripted” and “October Road.” He released a debut album called “Waiting For Now” in 2007 and toured America with Michelle Branch and Gavin DeGraw.


Childhood and Family:

“I grew up in the Midwest around grounded normal people. My parents are still together. I have good parents and you can’t really pick your parents, so I guess I just got lucky.” Bryan Greenberg

Bryan E. Greenberg, whose nickname is BG, was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 24, 1978, to Jewish psychologists. He attended Jewish youth groups and summer camps as a child and traveled to Israel. At age 12, he relocated to St. Louis, Missouri, with his family and attended Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield, MO. He moved again after high school, this time to New York, and stayed there for five years. Bryan earned a B.F.A. in theater from New York University and in 2001 headed to Los Angeles to further pursue his acting career.



Bryan Greenberg first made a public appearance in a commercial for Cookie Crisp Cereal in St. Louis and starred in various stage productions in college. He worked on his craft at the famed Experimental Theater Workshop, the Atlantic Theater Company, the Stone Street Theater and the Amsterdam Experimental Workshop. In 1997, Greenberg made his television acting debut in an episode of NBC's “Law & Order” called “Thrill.” He followed it up the next year with an unaccredited role in the John Travolta starring vehicle “A Civil Action.”

Greenberg's luck began to change in 2000 following guest roles in such popular television shows as HBO's “The Sopranos,” NBC's “Third Watch” and Fox's “Boston Public.” He also appeared in the series “Three Sisters” (2001), “Strong Medicine,” “The Chronicle” and “Providence” (all 2002) before scoring some success as Jake Jagielski, a high school basketball player who leads a dual life as a single parent, on The WB drama series “One Tree Hill,” a recurring role he had from 2003 to 2006. In addition to acting, he also performed the songs “Say Yes,” “Mind Leak,” “Lonely World” and “Someday” on episodes of the show.

Greenberg revisited the wide screen in 2004 to play the role of Matty Matthews, one of six high school seniors trying to break into a SAT testing center, in the Brian Robbins directed “The Perfect Score.” Among his costars in the movie were Erika Christensen, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson. The following year, Greenberg returned to series TV starring in the HBO show “Unscripted,” which was executive produced by Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney. In the series, which also starred Jennifer Hall and Krista Allen, Greenberg wrote and performed the song “I Sorta Have a Girlfriend.” Still in 2005, Greenberg was cast opposite Uma Thurman and Meryl Streep in the movie “Prime,” which was written and directed by Ben Younger. “It's my first breakout leading role in a really good film. I've nowhere to go but up,” he stated. He added about meeting Meryl Streep, “Then when I met her, she was so disarming and cool and generous. She wasn't an icon or on a high horse at all. She was just as willing to learn. That leveled the playing field a little bit. As a young actor trying to make it for a while, actually it's what I've always wanted to do.”

In 2006, Greenberg acted in “Escape,” an 18 minute short from writer/director Josh C. Walker, and supported Sean Astin, Gina Philips and Adam Rodriguez in Jessica Kavana's “Thanks to Gravity.” He then starred as the son of Alan Rickman and Mary Steenburgen in the Randall Miller directed “Nobel Son,” which premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival and the 2007 Haifa Film Festival prior to its theatrical release in April 2008.

From 2007 to 2008, Greenberg starred as Nick Garrett on the ABC series “October Road,” which was nominated for a 2007 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Show. The drama also starred Laura Prepon, Brad William Henke, Geoff Stults and Tom Berenger.

Greenberg next portrayed Nate in the movie “Bride Wars,” a Gary Winick directed comedy released in 2009. Among his costars in the project were Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson and Candice Bergen. He then costarred in the movie “The Good Guy” (also 2009).

As a musician/singer, in addition to having performed some songs on TV projects, Greenberg independently recorded and released his debut album “Waiting For Now” (2007), which was available on iTunes, Napster and Rhapsody. He also toured with Michelle Branch, Tyler Hilton and Gavin DeGraw. In 2008, he appeared in the “Yes We Can” video with John Legend, Will.I.Am and Herbie Hancock, among others.


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