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Brian Austin Green

Brian Austin Green at Comic-Con, February 2008
Born July 15, 1973 (1973-07-15) (age 36)
Van Nuys, California, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1987–present
Domestic partner(s) Megan Fox

Brian Austin Green (born July 15, 1973) is an American actor best known for his role as David Silver on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210, a character he portrayed from 1990 to 2000, and his role as Derek Reese in the U.S. television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.


Early life

Green was born in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, the son of Joyce and George Green, who was a country and western musician.[1] His middle name, "Austin," was added to differentiate himself from another actor when he joined the Screen Actor's Guild as a child.[2] Green grew up in North Hollywood, California, and attended North Hollywood High School, after attending the Hamilton High School Academy of Music.


Prior to his role on Beverly Hills, 90210, Green had a recurring role for the three seasons (1987-1989) on the hit CBS prime time soap opera Knots Landing, playing the role of Brian Cunningham, the son of Abby Cunningham Ewing (Donna Mills). He reprised his role in the 1997 TV mini-series, Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac.

Producer Aaron Spelling has stated that Green was cast in the role of David Silver much because he felt that Green's own personality resembled the personality they wanted that character to have. The character was often scripted to reflect Green's own interests. As the series progressed the character began to experiment with hip hop music and being a D.J., as did Green himself.[3]

In 1996, Green dropped "Austin" from his professional name and attempted to begin a career as a rapper, releasing one album, entitled One Stop Carnival, produced by The Pharcyde member Slimkid3.[3]

Green appeared briefly in the multiple award-winning Showtime drama series Resurrection Blvd. as Luke Bonner, a police officer attending law school in 2001-2002. He appeared on the 2005 ABC sitcom Freddie, starring Freddie Prinze Jr. before the program's cancellation in May 2006.

Green appeared in a horror short called Grace, which was set around a miscarriage gone bad, and features Gilmore Girls actress Liza Weil as his love interest. The short premiered at the Fangoria Weekend of Horrors convention on June 2, 2006 and was reworked as a full-length feature film in 2009.

Green appeared in the recurring role of Derek Reese, the uncle of John Connor, in the first season of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. As critics and fans responded positively to his performance in the role,[4][5] Green became a series regular at the start of the second season.[6] His character was killed in the penultimate episode on April 3, 2009. However, in the next episode, another Derek from an alternate timeline was introduced and would have remained on the show if it had been renewed.[7]

Green guest-starred on the season 7 finale of CSI: Miami.[8] Green has also been cast in the The CW's new drama pilot Body Politic, along with Minka Kelly, Gabrielle Union, and Jason Dohring.[9] The series has not been picked up for fall 2009. Green is also co-producer for a big screen adaptation of Fathom, starring Megan Fox.[7]

Green portrayed the cyborg Metallo on the 9th season of Smallville.[10] Green will also appear in Episode 18, which is scheduled to air in the spring. [11]

On September 27, 2009, Green made a guest appearance on the television show Saturday Night Live in a skit involving girlfriend Megan Fox. In the skit Green played a version of the Transformer Bumblebee in which Bumblebee is merely a man wearing a Bumblebee mask.

Green was cast as Clayton on One Tree Hill's seventh season. Green then left the cast due to scheduling conflicts and the role was then cast to Robert Buckley.

Personal life

Green dated Tiffani Thiessen in the early and mid-1990s. After their breakup, he met actress Vanessa Marcil, also on the set of Beverly Hills, 90210. Their son, Kassius Lijah, was born March 30, 2002. In 2004, Green began a relationship with actress Megan Fox, eventually leading to an engagement. In February 2009, Brian and Megan called off the engagement but still continued dating.



  • Baby M (1988) Ryan Whitehead
  • Kid (1990) Metal Louie
  • An American Summer (1991) Charles 'Fin' Findley
  • Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991) Tommy
  • She Fought Alone (1995) Ethan
  • A Friend's Betrayal (1996) Paul
  • Her Costly Affair (1996) Jeff
  • Laws of Deception (1997) Cal Miller
  • Unwed Father (1997) Jason Kempler
  • Ronnie (2002) Stanley
  • Purgatory Flats (2002) Randy Mecklin
  • Bleach (2002) Zach
  • Southside (2003) Jack O'Malley
  • This Time Around (2003) Drew Hesler
  • Fish Without a Bicycle (2003) Ben
  • Domino (2005) Himself
  • Grace (2006) Jimmy
  • Hollywood Familia (2006) Himself
  • How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (2008) Cameo
  • Impact Point (2008) Holden
  • Urgency (2008) Tony West
  • Turning Japanese (2009) Sam
  • The Sandy Creek Girls (2010)
  • Cross (2010) Callan
  • The Wild Girl (2010) Ned Giles
  • Last Stop (2010) Jack


  • Beverly Hills, 90210 (1 episode:The Final Proof, 2000)
  • Fish Without a Bicycle (2003)
  • The Vines


  • Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) (unknown episodes,1998-1999)
  • Southside (2003/I) (executive producer)
  • Fathom




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  2. ^ "Brian Austin Green". E! Online. Retrieved 2008-10-04. 
  3. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason. "Biography of Brian Austin Green". Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  4. ^ Sepinwall, Alan (2009-04-04). "Terminator, "Adam Raised a Cain": A shocking twist". Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  5. ^ Fickett, Travis (2009-04-06). "Terminator: "Adam Raised a Cain" Review". Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  6. ^ "FOX Takes Back the Future". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
  7. ^ a b Philbrick, Jami (2009-04-14). "The Future of "Terminator" with Brian Austin Green". Retrieved 2009-04-14. 
  8. ^ Wang, Cynthia (2009-04-13). "Brian Austin Green Stars in CSI: Miami Finale".,,20272178,00.html. Retrieved 2009-04-14. 
  9. ^ Mitovich, Matt (2009-03-23). "Pilot News: The CW Snags BAG and Gabrielle Union". TV Retrieved 2009-03-23. 
  10. ^ Mitovich, Matt (2009-06-17). "Smallville Casting Exclusive: Brian Austin Green Is Metallo!". Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  11. ^ Natalie Abrams. "Smallville: Brian Austin Green Returns as Metallo". 

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