For many, Brian Austin Green may be recognized as David Silver, his role in the
teen series “Beverly Hills, 90210” (1990-2000), which gave him a Young Artist
Award. He then proved his skill at filmmaking with the romantic comedy Fish
Without A Bicycle (2003) and collected a Palm Beach International Film
Festival’s Special Jury Prize, a Los Angeles DIY Film Festival Award, and the
Philadelphia FirstGlance Film Festival Award. First gaining positive reviews for
his debut in the soap drama “Knots Landing” (1986-1989, as Brian Cunningham),
Green was then seen playing roles in a number of screen projects, such as Kid
(1991), “The Fantastic Four” (1994-1995) and the sitcom “Freddie” (2005-2006).
The actor is also the owner of the film production company Brian Austin Green
Productions and featured as the drummer in a track from Esthero’s album Wikked
‘lil Grrrls. The adept drummer, guitarist and piano player also established a
music production company called Shen Productions.
On a more private note, Green formerly had a three-year relationship with
Beverly Hills costar Tiffani Thiessen (born on January 23, 1974) before seeing
Vanessa Marcil (also Beverly Hills actress), with whom he has a son. Currently,
the actor is linked to actress Megan Fox.
Childhood and Family:
Born on July 15, 1973, in Van Nuys, California, Brian Green (later known as
Brian Austin Green) is the son of musician George Green (later became Brian’s
manager) and Joyce Green. He attended North Hollywood High School in California
before entering the movie industry. After his career took off, he deleted
“Austin” from his stage name and simply used his birth name.
As for his romantic life, in July 2001, Brian announced his engagement to
actress Vanessa Marcil (born on October 15, 1969), who was also a cast member of
“Beverly Hills, 90210.” From the relationship, Brian has a son named Kassius
Lijah (born on March 30, 2002).
Brian Austin Green entered Hollywood with a regular role as Brian Cunningham in
the CBS soap drama “Knots Landing” (1986-1989), in which he received two Young
Artist nominations; one for Best Young Actor in a Nighttime Drama Series and one
for Best Young Actor Starring in a Television Drama Series. While appearing in
the series, he also made an episodic performance in the fantasy drama series
“Highway to Heaven” (1986), took the small role of Ryan Whitehead in the TV
drama Baby M (1988) and guest starred in the David Hasselhoff-starring
A year later, Green caught the attention of teen viewers with the role of David
Silver, a musician wannabe and part of rich gang, in the long-running teen drama
series “Beverly Hills, 90210” (1990-2000). For his impressive performance, the
actor won a Young Artist award for Best Young Actor Co-starring in a Television
Series and earned a Young Artist nomination for Best Young Actor Supporting or
Re-Occurring Role for a TV Series. Later, the actor also served as a producer
(1998-1999) and directed the “The Final Proof” episode, 2000).
Green made his silver screen debut by co-starring as Metal Louie, opposite C.
Thomas Howell and Sarah Trigger, in Kid (1991). He next played David Silver in
several episodes of “Melrose Place” (1992) before voicing Rimfire in the
animated series “Biker Mice from Mars” (1993). He was also heard as The Human
Torch (Johnny Storm) in the cartoon version of “The Fantastic Four” (1994-1995).
Green was then cast as Ethan, a high school student who raped his schoolmate, in
the TV drama She Fought Alone (1995).
Green did not fare as well while attempting a music career with the flopped rap
album One Stop Carnival (1995, billed as Brian Green). Returning to the studio,
he acted opposite Sharon Lawrence in the TV drama A Friend’s Betrayal (1996),
played law student Cal Miller in the drama thriller Laws of Deception (1997) and
appeared in an episode of “Dead Man’s Gun” (1998). He was next seen in the drama
series “Resurrection Blvd” (2001-2002, as Luke Bonner) and the indie thriller
Purgatory Flats (2002, played Randy Mecklin).
In 2003, Green took a crack at movie directing through the romantic comedy Fish
Without a Bicycle, where he also starred as Ben, alongside Jenna Mattison.
Before long, the new director was garnered with a Palm Beach International Film
Festival Special Jury Prize, as well as Best Feature awards from the Los Angeles
DIY Film Festival and the Philadelphia FirstGlance Film Festival.
Brian guest starred in the cop thriller series “Las Vegas” (2004), then joined
the cast of the now-cancelled sitcom “Freddie” (2005-2006), carrying out the
role of Chris. Also in 2005, Green played himself in the Tony Scott-directed
thriller Domino, starring Keira Knightley and Mickey Rourke. He recently took on
the part of Jimmy in the short horror film Grace (2006), for
director/screenwriter Paul Solet.
Los Angeles DIY Film Festival: Best Dramatic Feature, Fish Without A
Palm Beach International Film Festival: Special Jury Prize, Fish Without
A Bicycle, 2004
Philadelphia FirstGlance Film Festival: Best Feature, Fish Without A
Young Artist: Best Young Actor Co-starring in a Television Series,
“Beverly Hills, 90210,” 1992